Stef, who had cycled several times through Europe, U.S.A. and part of Asia, just returned from his first 41-day-long scooter tour. He started the journey in his hometown Olten, located in the heart of Switzerland, on the 9th of October. His route led through the Alps, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Greece all the way to the final destination - Istanbul.
“I love to travel, but I was looking for a change,” explains Stef why he exchanged his bicycle for a scooter. “I bought Mezeq in Germany two months before my departure, because I read great reviews about it on different websites,” added the forty-three year old traveller, who works as a barman when he isn’t travelling.
Stef´s Tour In Numbers:
- 2,550 km
- 8 countries
- 41 days
- 125 km - daily record
- 80 km - daily average
- 9 rest days
- 2,100 m above sea level - highest altitude
- 60 second interval between switching the legs
Tall Mountains And A Strong Headwind
On his way to Istanbul, Stef travelled an average of 80 km per day but he can be admired for travelling 125 km on the sixth day of the journey. There were more challenging routes awaiting him in the Alps, where he often had to get off and push his scooter because of the drastic inclination of the road. The hardest hill to climb was St. Gotthard Pass in the Alps, which reaches 2,100 m above sea level. The last 100 km before reaching the final destination were very difficult as well, as strong wind complicated the already tired traveller’s journey.
Despite his expectations, the autumn weather was good to Stef as it only rained four times. He quickly made an improvised mudguard with the help of sticky tape, which filled the space between two tubes of the front fork. This way, he was able to avoid being sprayed by the water.
Yedoo Mezeq Scooter DISC
- Suitable for a extreme terrain as well as everyday life
- Alternative equipment to cycling, cross country skiing and mushing
- Works equally all the body muscles
- Helps prevent backaches and maintain good physical fitness
- Can carry up to150 kg
- Reinforced frame
- Two wheel brakes
He says he wouldn’t change anything major on Mezeq scooter, maybe just the grips on the handlebars. Stef Dietschi describes the success of Yedoo saying, “Everywhere I travelled, people were greatly interested in my scooter and many of my friends would like to buy Mezeq now.
The sport enthusiast, who believes in way of travelling with minimal ecological footprint, would like to take his scooter outside of Europe too. Let’s cross our fingers for him and let us be inspired by his endeavours!