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23 Aug

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Come and meet us at the Eurobike 2017

23 August 2017 | By | No Comments

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The Eurobike is an important moment for bike professionals around the world.

It’s also the moment for us to look back on the partnerships we made this year.

The Lost in the Swell project

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These 3 french guys cycled along the African coast for several weeks looking for waves never surfed before. Their STD 100 bike trailers enabled them to carry all their material, up to 70kg each.
The result : a web-series of several episodes for all fans of surfing, travelling and cycling as well as a book full of beautiful pictures.

Bertrand in Latin America

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Bertrand makes us laugh each month with the details of his bike adventures. He also chose the bike trailer STD 100 to have enough space for his stuff.
He decided to go from Mexico to Ushuaïa taking his time to discover each country. We will follow him until 2018.

Raid Planète Secours, the book

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Raid Planète Secours was the project of 2 young firemen who taught first aid to pupils they met along the way, in a partnership with the Red Cross. 4 years later, they tell us all about this trip with nice drawings and lots of pictures in their book that you can order directly online.

The trip Retrouvailles

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Elodie and Cyril have started on their world tour with New-Zealand this winter. Now they are in Australia. You can follow all their adventures on their website with their trailer KIT L80.
Their goal is to come back to essential things and get rid of all that’s not necessary.

An article will soon be published in the magazine Carnets d’Aventures about one of our ‘globe-trotters’.

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We will also follow Elisa and Valentin’s trip in Scotland with their UNO 100.

07 Jul

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Through Nicaragua with my STD 100

7 July 2017 | By | No Comments

Bertrand sent us some news from Nicaragua where he spent some weeks at playa Popoyo Guasacate.
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There he met very nice and positive people and found beautiful surfing spots. A life barefoot without any stress where time gets a new dimension.

With his brother, Bertrand went to the island of Omotepe located on the Cocibolca lake, the third biggest lake in Latin America after Titicaca. Then they went to the Maderas volcano, 1394m high, for a nice hike under the rain with a Dutch man they met there.

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Bertrand then took the road again with his bike and Aevon trailer STD 100 to reach Playa Hermosa. After several weeks with no cycling, the first few days were a little hard on the legs and he met many cyclists on the way, mostly with carbon bikes.
When he found the ocean again, he made this beautiful pic :

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I come from a tiny place, where everyday a pickup truck full of vegetables and fruits, passes through to supply the inhabitants to a small village, full of tourists with big cars, where all places to sleep or eat are quite expensive. But the wave is good here and you can always find something cheap.”

The Aevon STD 100 trailer is still a pleasure and is now decorated with the flag from Vendée (France) !
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Source : article ‘Pura Vida’

27 Jun

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Travelling to the Mont Blanc by bike

27 June 2017 | By | No Comments

After travelling through the Andes by bike in 2015, Christophe found a new challenge : cycling from Bordeaux to Chamonix by bike and Aevon trailer and then climbing the Mont Blanc (by foot !)

In 2015, Christophe cycled for 4 months, already in the company of his STD 100 bike trailer. From Chili, he went down to Ushuaïa and then back up to Buenos Aires in Argentina. That was a perfect test for his bike and trailer, using MTB tracks and climbing very high.

The bike is a way to travel differently. According to Christophe : “cycling is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the local atmostphere.

During this trip, there were nights in the open, lots of nice encounters and loads of effort ! Christophe and his cycling partner pedalled for 35h24, 725km and 7632m of positive difference in level. They crossed 7 different French departments.

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In this Aevon trailer, you could find camping stuff : a tent, a camping stove, cooking utensils and all the essentials for a one-week trip. The STD 100 trailer was the unavoidable means of transport for this trip as : “not only is it practical, non traumatic for the bike but it also helps meeting people because it’s original and elegant“.

The STD 100 trailer can carry up to 45kg of material, perfect for two travellers. Its shock absorber makes the trip much more confortable, a real asset for long trips.

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After resting for two days at their arrival at Chamonix, Christophe started to climb the Mont Blanc with a guide. Unfortunately, the trip had to stop earlier as two mountain-climber fell sick during the climb.

But no regrets for this amazing adventure that you will hear about shortly in the famous magazine Carnets d’Aventure !

13 Jun

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Trip on the ViaRhôna with our UNO 100

13 June 2017 | By | No Comments

The ViaRhôna is a cyclist path of 815km that goes from the Leman lake to the beaches of the Méditerrannée along the Rhône. There you’ll see the beautiful landscapes of the Alps, the vineyards of the famous Côtes du Rhône and the beaches of Camargue.

Dominique has chosen the UNO 100 bike trailer for this trip.
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We have used the trailer Bob for a few trips but this year we decided to change for the UNO 100 bike trailer to get a better handling ability.
We tested it for 10 days along the ViaRhôna with rainy days and high winds.
Well, it was a real pleasure ! Easy to use, the material is very strong and the bag is perfectly waterproof. We also found that this trailer was easier to use and to pull.

Our next project : a trip of 5 weeks in Scandinavian countries, with our UNO 100 trailer of course !”

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On the Rhône bridge
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Arrival at Port St Louis with a strong wind

The UNO 100 is the Aevon trailer reserved to a use on roads. It can carry up to 35kg and has a capacity of 100L.

30 May

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The KIT L80 on the plane

30 May 2017 | By | No Comments

The KIT L80 bike trailer is entirely foldable, which makes it the favourite bike trailer of all travellers. In a few minutes, it goes from 190cm x 42,5cm x 83cm to 79cm x 14cm x 49cm only for a weight of 7kg.
Its waterproof bag enables you to travel in all types of weathers while keeping your stuff dry. If you’re travelling with other people, the trailer can be attached to any bike, you just need an extra hitch.

Cyril and Elodie experienced the plane trip with their trailer when they went to New Zealand and even made a little video to explain how to assemble your bike trailer KIT L80 after a flight. From unwrapping the parcel to blowing up the tyre, check out each step of the operation :

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After 3500km, the item is leaving New Zealand in the direction of Australia, here are some images of their adventure :

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If you’re travelling by bike and Aevon trailer, don’t hesitate to share your adventures with the Aevon team with contact@aevon.com.
Follow Cyril and Elodie on our social networks, they’re just at the beginning of the bike trip that will lead them to South and North America until 2020 !

11 May

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India trip

11 May 2017 | By | No Comments

One of the Aevon travellers has travelled through India with his bike and Aevon trailer. He shares his experience of festivals.
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India is not only famous for its monuments but also for its festivals.

« Baisakhi » in the city of Amritsar

During your trip in Inde, begin with Amritsar, one of the most interesting cities. One of the most important days of the year is Baisakhi, generally on April 13rd or 14th. Often called Vaisakhi, this event celebrated the harvest. People take baths in the sacred river and pray before eating together. During this event you will see traditional dances and hear traditional songs.

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Thrissur is the perfect destination to discover the ‘pooram’. It happens in the temple of Vadakkunnathan which was dedicated to Shiva.This event is religious.
Many elephants parade in the streets, decorated with bells.

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The Tamil Nadu is ideal to see the Pongal, one of the great celebrations of the state. On the first day, old clothes are burnt and people clean their houses. On the second day, women decorate their homes and prepare food. On the third day, the herds of animals are washed and fed. On the last day, all families gather along the rivers to share the same food.

04 May

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Retrouvailles, New-Zealand : going to Waiheke

4 May 2017 | By | No Comments

Cyril and Elodie have been travelling through New-Zealand on their way to Wellington the capital, then farther to Waiheke island.

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“After travelling through the South island, it’s time for us to take the ferry to Picton to reach the capital of New-Zealand, Wellington !

The crossing on the ferry took us 3 hours and it was beautiful ! We sailed through the ‘sounds’ or ‘little fjords’ and we saw beautiful landscapes (we were lucky to have such nice weather.) We even came accross dolphins playing in the waves of the boat : the Hector’s dolphin (the smallest in the world) and the common dolphin.’

The activity of the capital was in contrast with the almost uninhabited island the couple just travelled through. However there were very few vehicles on the roads.

After visiting the capital (25mn on foot to go from one end of the city to the other), the couple began their trip to the North of the island, along the ‘Hut River Trail’. It’s an old railway.

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‘Only a part of this trail is really for MTB because of the collapse of a bridge where we have to cross a river. Our Aevon bike trailer meets our expectations. Mud, sand, road, it follows us easily. We almost never have to question ourselves whether the roads we will be using will be compatible with our bike trailer.’

Then Cyril and Elodie continued their trip to Whanganui with a beautiful view on the volcanos.

At Turangi, spas offered to take a hot bath coming from natural sources. Then from Turangi to Taupo, 55km on the bikes offered an amazing view on lake Taupo, the biggest in the country.

‘Upon our arrival to the city of Rotorua, the smell is very strong. The city is build on a sulfur deposit and there are holes everywhere in the city. This is also why the lake looks yellow in some places. The city is famous for its population of Maoris. But here they look and live like anybody else. So we are not sure if we met some of them. Only certain tattoos betray the rank of a person in his tribe.’

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Cyril and Elodie took the ferry again, in the direction of Waiheke island, famous for its vineyards and only 15km long for 3km wide maximum.

The item spent their last days there before flying to Adelaide in Australia where we’ll follow them soon !

14 Mar

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Lost in the Swell – Africa trip with an Aevon trailer

14 March 2017 | By | No Comments

Ronan, Ewen and Aurel have decided to go on a trip along the West African coast with their bikes and Aevon trailers STD 100 to find the best surfing spots.

With their fat-bikes and their bike trailers fully loaded, each kilometer is a challenge and the maximum speed is 9km/h. In total, they have cycled for 850km along the African beaches and through the jungle with 210kg material (70kg each) to offer you the pleasure of their web series Lost in the Swell that will make you laugh and plan your next adventure very soon. A bike trip in extreme conditions with one goal : THE wave !

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Their goal : find a spot, a wave that has never been surfed before, for example : “Bambi’s left” :

‘Bambi’s left is located at 5880km from Paris, 500km from Libreville airport and 58km from Mayumba which is the last village at the South of the country. To cross these 58km and reach our first wave, we needed 3 days and 3 nights. And it was hard to reach ! Our camp was located at the end of the bay, just in front of the wave. Many sitatungas (antelopes) came to dring in the lagoon close to our tents. One of them, less shy, seemed used to the cameras. We guess it was retired Bambi and decided to name this wave Bambi’s left.’

The film for their trip ‘Paradise Lost‘ is currently being shot in many French cinemas where you can meet the 3 men :
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Just for your pleasure, here is a foretaste :

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07 Feb

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Off-road trip with our STD 100

7 February 2017 | By | No Comments

Marine and Loïs cycled accross the ‘traversée de l’Hérault’ last summer with their Aevon trailer STD 100.

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300km of mountain biking in full nature with 7000m difference in height. Departure : Montpellier. Arrival : La Salvetat-sur-Agout, little village in the South of France, located at 1 087m at its highest.

Our bike trailer helped us carry all our luggage, our tent and camping stove during the trip.
We cycled on little roads, but mainly paths and single tracks.
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The behaviour of the trailer offroad is very good, thanks to the hitch on the seat post and the shock absorber. The only limits were our legs uphill and our brakes downhill. Wherever the MTB goes, the bike trailer follows and we didn’t spare it anything : hills, flooded passages and technicals slopes.

We could carry 25kg of luggage easily.
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The Aevon brand was designed by a mountain biker, he designed it in order to cycle accross difficult passages : aluminium frame, adjustable shock absorber, hitch on the seat post.

Our next purchase for our future trips will be an Aevon specific waterproof bag.

We recommend this trailer to those who are looking for a reliable product.”

This track is maintained by the Hérault department with many B&Bs along the way for cyclists and hikers.

30 Jan

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‘Retrouvailles’, New Zealand : from Timaru to Omarama

30 January 2017 | By | No Comments

Cyril and Elodie’s bike trip has started in New Zealand on the banks of the Timaru and Omarama lakes.

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Their first encounters with the people were very pleasant because “the Kiwis are extraordinarily kind, welcoming, easy and patient.” To spend as much time with the New Zealanders as possible Cyril and Elodie have chosen to stay at the locals’ homes thanks to the websites Couchsurfing and Warmshowers. When they can’t find a place to stay they’ll go camping.

For the beginning of the trip the roads are quite easy to cycle, there are lots of cycle paths and the others users are patient and careful.

The first kilometers enabled us to test the material, make some adjustments, recover from the flight and the jetlag.” In 5 days, the couple has cycled for 220km.

The concept of city centre doesn’t really exist. It seems the English tried to establish this way of living but it didn’t work. Usually there is one main street lined with a few shops in the middle of the city, the houses are set around this main street and the farms are at the entrance and exit of the city. You won’t find a central area with restaurants and bars like in Europe !

After stopping at Fairlie, Cyril and Elodie took the road to the lakes through the State Highway 8. Steep roads and a strong wind forced them to reduce their speed until Lake Tepako 710m high.

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Then the pair reached one of the most famous bike trails in New Zealand : the ‘Alps 2 Oceans Bike Trail’ to reach lake Pukaki, the biggest lake in New Zealand with Mount Cook (3754m high) in the background.

On the way to Omarama. To reach this village we were quite lucky : wind in our backs, a slight slope, we can cycle up to 30km/h easily, it lifts our spirits up.

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After 480km and a hill of 1750m, the pair is quite enthusiast about the KIT L80 bike trailer :

All our stuff is easily carried in our AEVON bike trailer which follows us everywhere ! It’s really handy and completely waterproof ! Our total load was quite heavy and when we’re going downhill it doesn’t waver (up until 71km/h). The fact the trailer is suspended (with a shock absorber) is very handy as you can climb any type of obstacle without any damage to the rim or tyre. We are happy with our choice and recommend it to other bikpackers like us.
The photovoltaic panel was a brilliant idea, our GPS and phones’ batteries are always full. That’s exactly what we needed !

We will follow Cyril and Elodie along their trip, don’t hesitate to read their blog.