About me

Hey there! Time to introduce myself.

My name is Jonathan Van Nieulande, 26 years and always 'on an adventure' for as long as I can remember.

It all started when I was still in diapers.

As a child my parents had a small bakery and besides the delicious bread and oven fresh coffee cakes, growing up in a bakery was growing up in an exciting world where there was always something to do.

Admittedly it wasn't all sunshine and roses - as a child you can't help but feel lonely when you're sitting at a lavish festive table with the whole family on Christmas Eve, while your mum and dad are nowhere to be found - but I wouldn't change it for the world!

As a counter reaction to all that hard work, we took our family out for a few weeks every year during the summer vacations. A few weeks of hard-earned quality time! If the 'fire for adventure' had been a small, smoldering pile before that, it was ignited during these many trips into a roaring blaze that still rages lustily to this day.

At school I was a mediocre student, someone who had to rely on his enthusiasm rather than his talent, something that would prove to be a recurring theme later in life. I steered myself through secondary school, added a successful bachelor’s degree in 'Secondary Education' and the rest is history as they say.

Now I stand in front of the classroom, am addressed by my students as "sir" and try to motivate and inspire them every day to give the best of themselves. I try to provoke, challenge, seduce and chase their biggest dreams, no matter how wild or unattainable they may seem at first glance.

But what kind of teacher would I be if I did not put my money where my mouth is? How can I ever expect to make an impact on these young guys if I don't even live my own dreams?

Therefore -under the motto 'lead by example'- I am now packed and ready to kick off my own dream, my own adventure.

Short facts

Jonathan Van Nieulande

Born on 26/05/1995
Nationality: Belgian

Favorite food:
Spaghetti with lots of vegetables
Favorite movie:
Into the wild/Forrest Gump
Favorite artist:
Biggest challenge on the road:
Being able to keep eating vegetarian.

Previous adventures


2013 - 2014 - 2017
- West Highland Way 
- The Great Glenn Way
- Affric Kintail Way 
- The Skye Trail
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- Everest base camp from Jiri (18 days) 
- Annapurna circuit (17 days)


- Alta Via 1
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- GR20


- Peaks of the Balkan (15 days)
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- Canoeing (9 days)


- Around the Island by bike ( 6 weeks)
- Laugavegur trail
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- Le Grau-du-Roi/Alps (France)
(cycling tour of 30 days)
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