78,000 km of Nomadic Adventures: The Pasche Family
WHO WE ARE
As a way of life, we choose to experiment, we choose to feel in each of our cells what it means to dive in the world, to be out there and trust our inner guidance. Since 2010, we are nomads on a bicycle. Xavier is a photographer and architect. Celine is a writer, anthropologist and mountain leader. In the celebration of this life, our two daughters were born along the way. Nayla and Fibie chose to be nomad from the first day of their life. Nayla learned to walk facing the Angkor temples in Cambodia, Fibie in a yurt in Mongolia.
We live a life of simplicity, a life in a tent and every day we dive in the unknown to explore the sumptuous landscapes of the earth and discover the culture of the world. And thus we feel deeply alive and grateful for every detail that enlightens our day. There is no word to express this life force that every day takes us a little further.
MONTBELL CHALLENGE AWARD 2019
NOMADIC FAMILY BY BICYCLE AS A WAY OF LIFE
Montbell Challenge Award was founded to support people who dream of traveling to remote regions or of adventuring in unexplored places. Montbell proudly supports people who offer positive influence and hope towards others. Montbell supports unique challenges, regardless of their outcome.
BIKE FAMILY NOMADS
-A LIFE OF ADVENTURES AND MYSTERIES ON THE ROADS OF THE WORLD-
They would never have imagined that their cycling journey would become their new way of life, or that they would welcome their children along the way.
Céline and Xavier are bike nomads who have been on the roads of the world for 10 years. With their daughters Nayla and Fibie, they explore the powerful wilderness in remote corners of the planet, and dive into cultures as diverse as they are intriguing. But their life is more than a thirst for adventure as they seem to be called by the places they explore, guided by the mystery. Every morning they unzip their tent to a new beginning and plunge into the unknown, led by their absolute trust in life and in their intuitions.
Stunning photographs illustrate this story, which takes us through the Gobi Desert, the Canadian Far North and its northern lights, the high passes of Tajikistan and by contrast the seething humanity of Bangladesh and the culinary specialties of China.
WHAT WE LIKE
We spend our time in nature and wilderness, lately in the Great North in Canada. We experienced its extreme temperature, powerful winds, blizzard, but also the magic of its northern lights.
The Stream Parka is the perfect protection against the elements, wind, rain, snow, and cold! We use it every time we need its protection while in the harshness of winter or the Arctic tundra, and also while cycling in summer.
Perfect isolation from the cold! The outside layer can keep precipitation out, little rain and snow.
We use it either as a layer with a Stream Parka over in case of extreme temperature and wind, otherwise we keep it as an outer layer.
Every time we are cold, we wear it, and its warmth is really smoothing, physically as well as emotionally.
It is breathable and warm which is perfect for active people! It is the perfect fit for cycling in cold days! It is also a perfect outer layer for the chilly nights. Warm and comfortable.
Xavier loves to wear it in the evening, during the winter. He wears it when we do some talks or conferences!
Céline loves to wear it to cycle and in the evening! It is her favorite! She loves to wear it over a merino first layer!
It is light and very comfortable! Xavier loves to use it to cycle! It has been his second skin for months now!
And it dries very fast!
These gloves are an essential to keep our hands warm during the harsh winters of Canada. It is perfect for winter camping! Warm hands even when the temperature drops down!
Not only a down parka but also a protection from the wind! It is so useful as we spend all our time outside!
Nayla loved it straight away, not only by its color but by its warmth! She was so excited to go skiing with it and use it while winter camping in -20°C. But she is also happy to use it in the evening on a cold summer day! It’s her favorite!
Fibie loves it as it is a symbol of all her adventures, using it to cycle in spring and fall, to ski, skate, and sled in winter, or even during the cold summer nights camping!
Down parkas for babies are perfect. It keeps them warm and happy, even in the cold winters. Its outer layer can be cleaned easily and it is small when compacted.
When it is cold or chilly, Fibie always asked for it, even in summer. She loves to be able to choose the color too! She feels instantly well, playful and secure!
*Kid's products are only available on the CH site, and are only shipped within Switzerland.
Perfect backpack for daily adventures. It is very light and can carry a lot! It can be folded in its pocket, making it really small to store in our cycling panniers.
0.9 liter thermos, that will keep the water hot
even after a night in the tent in freezing temperature. We use it to have hot water ready in the morning for our tea or coffee, but also to enjoy a warm drink during the day. We like its light weight, capacity and efficiency.
Incredibly powerful light that will last for hours! Cycle touring in winter is not only complicated with the cold but also with the dark. The days are getting really short, so we need some light in order to eat in the evening and play or do some school in the tent. And it is, of course, essential to have some light in case of emergency!
Its battery lasts for several days, which is so important for us as we recharge our device with a dynamo. It can also be used as a power bank to recharge other batteries, like our camera batteries if we need to.