The "Waves & Tires" project is born from our enthusiasm for traveling, cycling and surfing. For this reason we decided to fuse them into a great adventure, that will take us through the entire coastline of Continental Europe from its southernmost point, Tarifa - Spain, to North Cape - Norway, discovering and documenting more than 600 surfing beaches. Traveling across the paths and historical itineraries that we will find on our way through more than 13,000 kilometers.
A trip that combines a part of exploration, surfing, cycling, culture, self-sufficiency and sustainability.
We will travel the entire route on our bicycles adapted to transport all our material (personal belongings, camping, surfing, electronics... etc), thanks to Burley's Coho XC trailers.
We will be sharing our experience periodically on our social networks, @soulmountainadventures, and on our YouTube channel thanks to our video blog. Finally and once we reach our final destination, we will edit the documentary of the entire experience.
A TRIP| CONSCIOUS AND SUSTAINABLE
We live in a time when everything is going very fast, we have a thousand issues to solve, commitments, goals and continuous new acquisitions ... at the end, a non-stop life. On a personal level we live this trip in a different way, we want to stop and really enjoy the moment we will live, with a start date but no end date. To travel clearly in "slow travel", without haste, in a more contemplative and more responsible way.
We want to reduce the environmental impact of our trip to the maximum. It is evident that when traveling the entire route by bicycle, we will not emit CO2 into the atmosphere. But transportation is not the only environmental impact on a trip, what we do in the place, where we sleep and what we consume is part of the whole. For this reason we will consume local and seasonal products, we will camp avoiding leaving our mark, we will carry our own utensils such as thermos and bottles avoiding the excessive use of plastic and we will use biodegradable soaps or sunscreens.
Apart from trying to be as sustainable as possible, we want to contribute with something else in our way, so we will carry out two solidarity actions. The action of reforestation and the collection of waste on beaches.
We have currently traveled the entire Atlantic and Cantabrian coast of the Iberian Peninsula from Tarifa to Hendaye. In the last months we have traveled the French Atlantic Coast from Hendaye to the border with Belgium just past the historic city of Dunkirk.
Once the winter is over we will continue north towards the North Cape. The yellow path is the one completed so far and the red one is the pending itinerary.
Solidarity Actions / Tree Planting
Thanks to the collaboration and contribution of Bosquia, we will carry out a reforestation on the coast of Llanes-Asturias. For each province that we travel at the stroke of the pedal, 5 trees will be planted. The journey through the Peninsula took us to pedal 9 Spanish and 10 Portuguese provinces reaching up to 100 trees, now with the completion of France we get more trees to plant, but we need many more!!!. Can you help us improve our world?
Solidarity Actions / Garbage Collection
Plastics have taken over the Earth. Its increasing production and use threaten to contaminate every corner of the planet, especially the seas, the final destination of many of them, seriously damaging the health of aquatic ecosystems and the survival of the species that inhabit them.