4x4 Travel - Next Meridian Expedition

The fun continues, in 4x4!


Here's part 3 of the Next Meridian Expedition!

Nick and Mathilde are having the time of their lives on a round-the-world trip in 3 years, covering every continent in their Land Rover Defender 110, Albatross!

They’ve been travelling since July 2021, they started in the Faroe Islands, then travelled through northern Europe before setting off for America in June 2022.

We followed their magnificent journey from Canada to Patagonia. A year and a half of discoveries, sharing, adventures and magnificent encounters with locals and other 4x4 travellers!

Now it’s Australia for some more great adventures!



Late May/June

Back on the road!


Albo has broken down! The engine has to be changed.

The Albo.4 version will soon be on its way.

April - First kilometres in Australia!

Nick and Mathilde landed in Perth on the 1st of April. While their Defender was going through customs, they travelled to the southwest coast, Perth to Esperance in an Amarok 4x4.


Let's meet them !

  • Mathilde grew up in the Alps and lived 26 years in Europe and 2 years in America. She has a master's degree in international relations in Europe and the US. She worked as an election programme specialist at the United Nations in Brussels.
  • Nicolas, who has dual French-Italian nationality, was born in Thailand. He lived in Africa for  6 years, in Asia for 12 and in Europe for 10 years. He completed his Master's degree in International Business in Europe. He is currently responsible for the international development of a parking start-up in Paris.


Next Meridian Expedition's round-the-world trip is divided into three stages.

Stage 1 - in orange - Europe | America (in progress)

  • Europe: 18th  April - June 2022 (See their PART 1)
  • America: July 2022 - February 2024

Stage 2 - in red - Australia | Asia | Middle East

  • Australia: from April 2024
  • Asia & Middle East: To be defined


Stage 3 - in yellow - Africa | Europe

  • To be defined

Their journey can be summed up by three figures:

  • 87 countries 
  • 300,000 kms 
  • 3 years of travel


Their vehicle

Their Land Rover Defender 110 is called Albatross (Albo) because an albatross can fly 100,000 km a year, and that's exactly what they intend to do!

It's a sturdy vehicle, that was fitted with a brand-new engine before they left.  They bought it in 2020, it had been in Europe for 7 years and before that 1 year in America. It had travelled through Europe,  Morocco, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and America.

It is a Land Rover Defender, TD4 2.2L Turbo Diesel Puma, 2012 model with an Ex-Tec interior and pop-up roof, BFG 16" tyres, VisionX lighting, T-Max winch, Engel fridge, Coleman stove and tons of custom-made furniture and utility parts. 

The couple extensively modified and fitted out the vehicle, particularly the interior to make it as comfortable as possible. They also installed a roof tent for added safety.


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