My story

Hi, I am Monika. Originally from Germany, I have lived in the USA, Australia, Switzerland and still moving and travelling. When I grew up I must have watched too much James Bond because I wanted to become a CIA agent. Where better could I become that than in the USA!  So with two bags and a full Volleyball scholarship I moved after high school to the States and sat with other future CIA agents at university studying International Security in Washington, DC.

Slowly but surely, it dawned on me that I wont be driving a hot car, chasing bad people and living this exciting adventurous life as a CIA agent (Besides that tiny formality issue that I was German).

I had to find my adventure fix elsewhere.

So after a year wading through Floridan swamps and gotten chased by an angry wasp nest as an adventure racer, I discovered my passion for cycling. Since then, I am chasing the most adventurous and epic rides and races in the world.

Last December I decided to make cycling and everything what comes with it my life.

I quit my job.

I looked at a map to find an ideal cycling place to live – always sunny and warm, varying terrain with a great cycling culture. And Southern Spain looked like it would tick all boxes. I did not know anyone in Spain, didn’t speak Spanish and had never been to this region, so for someone who is constantly looking for the next adventure, this would be a big one.

I booked a one-way ticket, a rental car and a hotel for one night and started a new chapter in my life.

While I am pursuing my passion and creating my own path, I want to share my experiences and knowledge what it means to leave everything behind and to live the life I want.

It is a bold move. It is rewarding, scary, adventurous and challenging.

It is my story.

You can follow me here on my blog, on Instagram, Facebook and Strava.

For any questions, feel free to contact me at sattlermonika@gmail.com