Amaya was born in Missoula, Montana. In 2006, she and her husband, Eric Schambion, began pedaling towards Africa. After reaching Capetown, they just kept on going.

Since February 2014 they have pedaled more than 145,000km through 96 countries while taking some beautiful photographs of their journey. They share these images, along with stories from the road, on their World Biking website.