Mad or Nomad?

Hey, we’re Mad or Nomad and we’re all about overlanding round-the-world and helping you do it too. What’s that mean? Just travelling the earth’s surface by any means necessary! We left the UK on a motorcycle, but will often leave it places to hitch-hike, backpack, drive, sail, walk … and crawl. We want to share our tips, guides, and reviews as well as an insight into our own adventure to show you how easy travelling can be. See you on the road!

The Ultimate Destination Guides

Turkey Guides

Turkey is an alluring concotion of different worlds, mesmerising landscapes, delicious cuisine and incredible hospitality

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Georgia Guides

Georgia is a mecca for backpackers, trekkers, hikers and motorcyclists and home to the stunning Kazbegi region

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Armenia Guides

Armenia may be one of the smallest countries in the world, but it's bursting with the world's most incredible monasteries

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Azerbaijan Guides

A new country brimming with natural phenomena, mud volcanoes, fire temples, lost worlds and one of the most juxtaposed capitals in the world

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From our blog

Not Quite Nomads

on August 20, 2018

We have a go at being nomadic horse riders… it doesn’t go so well. So, we take it easy in Kyrgyzstan before blasting 2000 miles through Kazakhstan and Russia to the Mongolian border

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The Legendary Pamir Mountains

on August 9, 2018

We've been dreaming of the Pamirs for years. We were expecting it to be rugged, raw and beautiful... but we weren't expecting one of the toughest rides of our lives

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The Other Side of Afghanistan

on July 14, 2018

"Afghanistan's dangerous, don't go, what are you thinking?" As we approached the border and saw the heavily armed guards, I wondered if they were right…

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The Silk Road, Sand, Seas and Camels

on June 26, 2018

Crossing the Caspian Sea to Kazakhstan puts us on the trail of the legendary Silk Road to Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains. But we have a few more sandy seas to cross first

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Check out our travel tips

How To Travel On The Cheap

Travelling on the cheap doesn't mean you have to hunt your own food and live under a bridge. Have the trip you want and still save a mini-fortune with these easy tips

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Hard vs Soft Luggage: The Ultimate Set-Up

Hard vs soft luggage is one of motorcycling's greatest unanswered questions. Check out the pros and cons to each and our ultimate set-up

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How To Adventure Proof Your Motorcycle

These tweaks will save you time, hassle and money in the long run, here’s how to prepare your bike for an around-the-worlder.

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How We Prepared Our Motorcycle For a Round-The-World Trip

Our XT660R has faced everything from getting stuck in the Iraqi Desert to being completely submerged in a swamp. Here's how we prepared it to take on the world

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Read our travel gear reviews

We've been testing motorcycle kit and travel gear for the last 15 years. With thousands of products tested we thought we'd chuck our favourites in here for you to check out!


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