Adventurers on solar bikes, free to decide their course! Just like a Vendée Globe on land or a 21st century Paris-Dakar, the Sun Trip is writing a new chapter in the world of the biggest adventures.
Once in Kazakhstan (2013) and in Turkey (2015), in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region (2017), in China (2018) The Sun Trip is an event designed to make people dream and spark thought whilst putting humans at the forefront.
THE SUN TRIP : A TECHNOLOGICAL ADVENTURE
The Sun Trip showcases new forms of mobility. Each adventurer is a solar energy and eco-mobility ambassador, demonstrating their efficiency, their relevance and their humanist dimension.
A solar bike is first and foremost and electric bike. Located inside the wheel or near the crankset, the engine is fueled by batteries that are themselves recharged by the sun.
With solar bikes, challenges are many : yield of the photovoltaic cells, solar panel structure weight, total bike weight, rugged battery design, electrical energy transmission, mechanic reliability, etc.
THE SUN TRIP : A HUMAN EPIC
Young and old, experienced backpackers or budding travelers, sportspeople or dreamers, able-bodied or living with a disability, the diversity of our adventurers’ profiles are the key to the success of our concept.
By fulfilling their dreams, they are writing the history of the Sun Trip, a humanistic and joyful history!
With their diversity, they demonstrate that adventure can be accessible to all and that electro-solar mobility facilitates encounters.
Free to cross political borders with their solar bikes, free from energetic dependencies, our adventurers are ambassadors of Humanity. They heighten people’s kindness by inspiring them with their smile and their intriguing machines.
FRANCE – JAPON IN SOLO
From France to Japan, trough 10 countries and Universal EXPO of Shanghai 2010, Florian Bailly was the fist solar bike adventurer. 10000 km alone, for a world premiere that will inspire The Sun Trip creation.
THE SUN TRIP 2013
FRANCE – KAZAKHSTAN
First edition, from Savoie (France) et Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital : 8000 km for an adventure unique in the worl.
No assistance, no route, just freedom.
THE SUN TRIP 2015
ITALY – TURKEY
For this second edition du Sun Trip, a loop of 7500 km from Milan (Italy) to Anatolia (Turkey).
The winner, Bernard Cauquil reach a average performance of 280 km per day!
LE SUN TRIP TOUR 2017
After two bigger events on the roads of the world, the Sun Trip Company is launching a new concept for Summer 2017 in th French region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: the Sun Trip Tour.
The Sun Trip Tour does not intend to replace the original Sun Trip Rally concept, but rather to make it a more accessible adventure. It aims to allow as many people as possible to get a taste of the Sun Trip while promoting solar bicycle travel.
THE SUN TRIP 2018 :