Sustainable journey is on the rise, with individuals all around the world embracing the motion with enthusiasm. However one traveller goes a number of further miles and is presently biking from London to Istanbul in an effort to elevate consciousness for eco-friendly tourism and to assist the World Wildlife Fund.

Lauren Pears with her bike in London.
Lauren Pears set off from London final Could. Picture by Lauren’s Journey Diary

A contract journey author and blogger from London, Lauren Pears set off on her journey final Could, starting a journey that can see her travelling over 400km throughout Europe. Estimating that it’s going to take her round three months to finish, Lauren’s route will see her passing by way of France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria, earlier than ending up in Turkey. Documenting the journey on her weblog, Lauren’s Journey Diary, she has been sharing updates and pictures from the highway.

The view of the Doubs river from the Citadel of Besançon in Franche-Comté, France.
The view of the Doubs river from the Citadel of Besançon in Franche-Comté, France. Picture by Lauren’s Journey Diary

“I kind of simply obtained the concept in my head and determined to go for it! Anybody who is aware of me will understand how a lot I like to journey, and the way a lot I discuss sustainability. It was time for me to observe what I preach and begin travelling in additional eco-friendly methods. My dad additionally loves biking and has been on numerous journeys himself. Earlier this yr he travelled by way of Thailand and Cambodia. It made me realise that it’s an effective way to get about and see locations, as you expertise issues slowly and uncover hidden gems that vacationers travelling sooner would in any other case miss. Maybe that sparked one thing in me,” Lauren instructed Lonely Planet Journey Information.

Lauren arriving in Switzerland.
Lauren arriving in Switzerland. Picture by Lauren’s Journey Diary

Lauren’s father joined her for the primary ten days of the journey, and her first weblog entry discusses the trials and tribulations to this point, together with how she felt when he left and she or he was biking fully solo. “It was a critical rollercoaster of feelings. I felt quite a lot of apprehension, however worst of all I felt lonely. These damaging emotions shortly handed, and proper now I really feel very assured. I’ve discovered my rhythm and the loneliness has been changed by a content material solitude. Some days I really feel a beautiful sense of freedom – the whole lot I would like is packed on my bike and I can simply go the place the highway takes me. I arrived in Switzerland yesterday, and the sensation of constructing it to a brand new nation simply jogs my memory that I can do that,” she mentioned.

Lauren is utilizing the journey in an effort to elevate cash for the World Wildlife Fund, and contributions might be made by way of her JustGiving web page.