54 episodes

Tahverlee brings the stories of touring cyclists and hosts from around the globe together, to share knowledge and experiences of Warmshowers.org Foundation community.

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    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 31 Ratings

Tahverlee brings the stories of touring cyclists and hosts from around the globe together, to share knowledge and experiences of Warmshowers.org Foundation community.

    Family Bonding

    Family Bonding

    Meet the Gillis Family and discover how bike touring with kids is the ultimate family bonding adventure.

    • 28 min
    Shoestring Budget

    Shoestring Budget

    Do you want to get into cycling without breaking the bank? With over 30-years of experience, John Bolton knows a lot about cycling and the gear that goes with it!

    • 28 min
    The Cyclonaute

    The Cyclonaute

    Meet Claude Marthaler – a self-described Cyclonaute. For Claude, traveling by bike is a way of life. He has spent the past 16 years biking around the world and has authored 11 books and bike travelogues.

    From 1994 to 2001, Claude spent an incredible seven years on a solo bike tour traveling through 60 countries and biking over 122,000 kms. He loves the mountains and hiking and has spent a lot of time crisscrossing the Himalayas by bike, concentrating on Tibet, the very center of his inner geography.

    Claude says he needs to move to be able to write, so that's why he is always on his bike. He believes it is a privilege to travel by bicycle, without walls and in closer contact with nature. Bike travel is very slow and has great purpose and intent.

    Claude lives by the motto of "pouring kindness" on others and giving back more than you have received along the way.

    Five things Claude wants you to know:People's kindness, helpfulness, and hospitality in poor countries are heartwarming.Many things are possible to realize, many more than one believes.Being open to the world in terms of time and attitude allows things to happen naturally.The Internet has reshaped our ways of bike traveling and looking at the world, not always for the better.Traveling and taking time on the road makes us creative and introduces us to interesting people. Time spent on a bicycle belongs entirely to us; we can be in the here and now, remaining empty and dreaming.


    You can learn more about Claude and follow his adventures on his website at Claude Marthaler- Cyclonaute.

    Join our community at Warmshowers.org, follow us on Instagram @Warmshowers_org and visit us on Facebook. Contact Tahverlee directly at Tahverlee@Warmshowers.org.

    Theme Music by Les Konley | Produced by Les Konley

     

    Happy riding and hosting!

    • 29 min
    Celebrating the World's Best Bike Movies

    Celebrating the World's Best Bike Movies

    Storytelling, adventure, love of cycling, human to human connection . . . that’s what bike touring is all about and what you’ll see at Filmed by Bike’s Annual Film Festival.

    • 31 min
    Biking for the Future

    Biking for the Future

    Meet Dorothee; a 71-year-old retired grandmother concerned about climate change who hopped on her pink bike and rode 2500 km from her hometown to the COP26 Summit in Scotland.

    • 18 min
    Touring in Tandem

    Touring in Tandem

    The story of Peter and Tracy Flucke is like a book with many chapters centered around bicycling, together and alone, for more than fifty years.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

kdubs685 ,

Great podcast

Love hearing different experiences.

Amtrak207 ,

Short on experiences?

I can’t help but feel like the core reason for this podcast, sharing stories from the road, appears to be glossed over, to me at least.

If you consider the sheer number of bike touring experiences out there, I feel that the content of this podcast must be lacking.

I also feel as if the spiritual sentiment of the podcast host is being pushed over on us listeners. Warmshowers is about expanding your horizons, sure, but it’s also about hosts and guests respecting one another. It seems to me that the guests on this podcast have to fit certain personality or demographic or other social constraints, as they seem to be in a very narrowly-defined segment of society. That does not align with the diversity I have seen as a WS host. I know there are time constraints in a podcast, but I feel there have to be more experiences out there.

Please consider a response that is something other than “Mmmmmh.”

JNWJ ,

Bike Life

Adventure is right outside. This podcast rules.

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