Marc Maurer

Travelling Filmmaker

Hometown

Cologne, Germany

After exploring the world through backpacking trips, Marc found himself bored of buses, aeroplanes and walking. It was all too easy – he needed a new challenge.

His first ever bikepacking trip was a 6,000km solo ride from Cologne to Istanbul. Originally planning to take a plane home after arriving in Istanbul, Marc changed his mind en route and ended up riding all the way back to Cologne. Marc had officially caught the bikepacking bug, and a new idea was born: In 2015 he returned to Istanbul and cycled to Tehran, filming his documentary ‘A Journey Beyond’ along the way. More recently, Marc travelled to Central Asia and produced the follow up film ‘A Journey Beyond II’, a stunning tribute to both the landscapes traversed on a bikepacking trip, but also the emotional journey simultaneously undertaken.