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Leana Niemand, Mobile: +660955933885 (Thailand)



South African contact details:

Amanda Niemand, 083 541 8625




About Escape

ESCAPE is a private cycle-touring guiding service. You can come on your own or bring a friend or the entire family. I can accommodate one to four people at any one time. I do charge a fee for my services, as I will plan your route and will be your guide. All flights, accommodations, food, insurance, and medical expenses will be yours. Be warned, cycle touring is very addictive


I firmly believe that we all should do something crazy, at least once, in our life, something that one day we can sit back and say "I cant believe I did that".


For more information, pricing and your personal itinerary contact me: Leana Niemand,



About Leana

My adventure began in 2007 in Cape Town, South Africa, where I was born and raised. At the age of 52, disillusioned with the rat race, I sold all my possessions, loaded my bicycle with the barest of necessities, and headed north into Africa. Now, 10 years later, I am still discovering the world. Iíve since cycled around the globe, covering more than 145 000 km, crossing borders into 86 countries, on 5 of the 7 continents of the world.


It is a simple life. I sleep where-ever the road takes me, eat at local markets and shower at  filling stations, if necessary.  I have no sponsor, or route plan. I go wherever the wind blows me.


I have crossed many mountains, rivers and valleys on my bicycle. I have seen fantastic sights and have met the most wonderful people. Needless to say, I have often questioned my own sanity, but most of all, I have been awestruck by the random acts of kindness and the generosity of people, often coming from the poorest communities. 


If this is the kind of life-changing adventure you are looking for, I will personalize a cycling trip for you, taking into account your physical ability, but not compromising on adventure nor missing out on the multitude of sights to be seen in these captivating countries.


Keep in mind that this is an adventure and not a luxury tour.  There is no backup vehicle, no luxury hotel or fancy bike shops along the way.  We travel by bicycle only, and sleep in cheap roadside accommodation, and we eat at the markets and food stalls. 


I promise you an adventure of a lifetime!


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