Depart from Stelvio Pass and return only after finishing an around the world journey.
There is not a specific reason why I decided to start this trip. Actually, there might be a reason, but I guess I don’t know what it is, yet.
I decided to leave in a hurry. The main goal was to depart. I did it, and now my new goal is to go back to the starting point without leaving my motorcycle behind.
I didn’t make many plans, almost none. And I change them constantly. I only decide my route step by step.
I didn’t decide to start my trip without a sponsor. Without a clear idea of my entire route and having to get ready in just a few days, almost everyone gave me their best wishes and only said goodbye. After being turned down a couple of times, I thought: “For now I’ll just go and then I’ll think what to do”.
I like to get lost. I don’t have a gps. I only have a compass in my key chain. If I don’t know what to do, I flip a coin. I definitely don’t choose the easiest way.
At the beginning I did use some maps, then I decided to ditch them, I print google maps pages, ask questions, make notes. In the cities everything is a bit more crazy, but asking is my bet resource and it is also very fun.
For now I have gotten the wrong way many times, I made many friends and I am still alive.
As a more mature and experienced biker than me said: “We shouldn’t travel to be seen, we should travel to disappear”.
I like not to know where I am.
Not being able to communicate with someone for days, helps forget what we think we are and helps find our true selves. I like the silence.
Many people have already started long trips and around the world journeys, through the years, with any kind of transportation. This is not the longest trip, the most organized one, or most anything else for that matter.
Stelvio2stelvio is not a race nor a parade with a motorcycle across famous roads or places.
It is a journey. An adventure, that day by day, without demands and within the limits of my possibilities, I try to make happen.