This page was last updated Fri 29 January 2016.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.
|Journey to Lalibela
tour started January 2015, submitted 29 January 2016
language: en, nl
A journey to the heart of Dark Africa. Bike tour with Marco Duiker, Willem Hoffmans and Marc Dirckx in Ethiopia. From the big rumbling capital Addis Abbeba we go back in time, following small unpaved backroads through mediaevil style villages, leading to the glorious old testament evoking atmosphere of the rock-hewn churches from Lalibela.
|Touring Namibias round wildlife beauties
tour started January 2014, submitted 22 January 2015
Winter time in Austria, where I live is hard. In order to avoid losing all my little power, I have decided to spent some time on the other half of the globe. A long way to go down there. But worth to see.
Crossing the equator by your plane can be shaky. When I met a pilot on the occasion we shared the same train at Heathrow's terminal 5 train, he said: "this are just bumps as on a lousy road".
Today, Namibia is a rather save country in terms of criminal acts. I would say drug free. You have to expect there will be no public transport. Long distance travel mostly made by shuttle services. I used the Welwitchia shuttle service, which I can recommend. Alternatively you may take the desert train, which operates from May through October.
Bicyclist are very rare. On many roads outside the city limits, one may not find a shoulder, what makes bicycling very dangerous. Namibian car drivers are very similar to the Spain car drivers: once they are in motion, it is very hard to stop them.
One thing to know: The high season starts on May. You have to have booked an accommodation in advance. If not you may sleep in your tent (not recommended - can be dangerous because of wildlife animals). You still may find Island whereas German is spoken. Even they have at least two German TV programs: ZDF & Sat1 (without the nagging sex adds at night time).
|Cycle touring around the world
tour started February 2013, submitted 24 November 2013
Africa, Europe: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, SouthAfrica, UK, France
In January 2013 I set on to see the world by bike.
|Südafrika & Lesotho per Fahrrad und Zelt
tour started March 2011, submitted 3 September 2013
Es war wieder soweit und es ging alleine mit dem Rad und Zelt ins südliche Afrika. Es fing auch gut an. Aber dann kamen die Hitze und der Gegenwind...
tour started 2012, submitted 11 July 2013
A solo trip which started from Paris to West Africa in October 2012. And also an audiovisual project on new technologies and DIY in Africa, focusing on how creativity can emerge from a lack of material. A roadtrip project through several countries - from geographical deserts to digital deserts, from high tech to DIY technology, from cities to remote areas. An immersion of several months into the daily life of locals where unexpected resourcefulness lies alongside high technology.
Now in Guinea for the rainy saison and heading towards Ivory Cost.
- CYBERCONTE est un voyage à vélo - de la ville à la brousse, des déserts géographiques aux déserts numériques, du high tech au systhème D. C'est un projet consacré à une culture numérique émergente au Maghreb et en Afrique de l'ouest.
À travers ce projet, il s'agit de donner à voir une certaine créativité numérique et technologique.
|Tired of I.T!
tour started 2009, submitted 30 December 2012
America, Africa: Canada, USA, Mexico, SouthAfrica, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
In 2009 after being fed up with my job I sold everything I owned and bought a bicycle setting forth for a round the world journey.
|A bicycle ride across Africa with Tour D'Afrique
tour started January 2013, submitted 12 December 2012
Tour D'Afrique is a four month, 12,000km supported bicycle ride from Cairo, Egypt to Capetown, South Africa. This is an account from the 11th time the ride was held, in 2013.
|Cycling adventure from Morocco to Turkey via Europe
tour started March 2012, submitted 28 June 2012
Europe, Africa, Asia: Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey
This is a tour from Morocco to Turkey via Europe stopping through Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece and Turkey. As of now we are in Croatia heading South. Enjoy and feel free to contact us or comment.
|(Video) Plage Blanche | cycling Morocco
tour started 2011, submitted 4 March 2012
language: en, nl
In the winter of 2010 we cycled Morocco fo the 12th time. This time we pedalled to plage Blanche, the white beach. This video is about dreams and how dreams turn out in reality.
|By tandem-bike around the Mediterranean Sea
tour started February 2011, submitted 27 December 2011
Estamos realizando el sueño de unir a los pueblos mediterráneos mediante la bicicleta, en concreto montados en un tandem. Salimos de Sevilla en marzo de 2011, a la vez iban floreciendo las revoluciones de La Primavera Árabe y Europa se tambalea. Vivir este momento histórico desde la bicicleta está siendo una experiencia sin igual.
Por ahora hemos recorrido la costa norte del Mare Nostrum y continuamos nuestro viaje en sentido horario. Un viaje donde lo principal no son los paisajes sino las personas.
|an african antic: cycle touring africa
tour started April 2012, submitted 16 December 2011
Africa: SouthAfrica, Namibia, Angola, Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, BurkinaFaso, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Morocco
We are shortly going to start an expedition from South Africa to the UK via the African West Coast. We have a challenge: my partner (soon to be wife) has never ridden a bicycle before. But she is confident she'll make it.
tour started October 2010, submitted 20 November 2011
Europe, Africa, Asia: Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Austria
language: en, fr, de
Hello, I am Nicolas Richaud and you can follow on www.nrichaud.eu my trip around the mediterranean sea. I am 26 year old in 2010: 20 in Nancy, city of Stanislas and Mirabelle; 2 in Bordeaux, city of wine; 4 in Munich, city of bier, I will now try during one year a nomads lifestyle. From Munich to Nancy around the Mare Nostrum I will bike about 15000km following Ulysses‚s footsteps.
tour started December 2010, submitted 22 July 2011
Tunisia bike tour in winter. 300 km from Tozeur to Gabes
|solo world bike trip
tour started August 2007, submitted 25 May 2011
Europe, Africa, Asia: Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey
A solo,unsupported bicycle trip around the world.
The route is always open to change, the intention is to finish one day.
To explore new cultures, music, food, art, enjoy this wonderful blue planet and learn what I can.
tour started 2011, submitted 28 April 2011
Europe, Africa: Germany, Austria, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Syria, Slovenia, Greece, Tunisia
Un sito di cicloturismo con informazioni utili, fotografie, racconti, profili altimetrici e tracce gps di viaggi in bicicletta in Europa, nord Africa e Medio oriente.
|An English couple's around the world bicycle adventure with no end in sight.
tour started August 2010, submitted 6 April 2011
Follow the adventure as Sammy and Sarah head off the beaten track to find what the real World has to offer. This is the tale of two British cycling adventurers wanting to travel around the world and absorb new cultures.
Fuelled by strong will and a passion for adventure, ''2010 Till When?'' is our journey of a lifetime.
We update our page with tales, pictures and little videos of our trip so far, whilst giving our plans on the road ahead.
Thumper's secret weapon? A multitude of herbs and spices (I wouldn't leave home without them!) and Sat Nav Sam's? (amongst other instruments) a ukulele.
|Tamazight; a bicycle journey in Morocco
tour started 2010, submitted 30 January 2011
About 11 years ago we fell in love with the country and the Imazighen, the people of the Tamazight. We fell in love with Morocco. Since then there is a spell resting on us and we have to return when ever we can.Tamazight is in fact the name for the Berber language spoken in the Middle Atlas but it is also widespread used for all the other berber languages. Imazighen 'free men' is the name for the berber people. This film is about one of our bicycle journeys as free men in Morocco through the Anti Atlas, the desert and the coast around Sidi Ifni.
|Who's afraid of the crocs?
tour started August 2010, submitted 5 October 2010
It's been a long time since my last wheel revolutions in Africa. I've been avoiding the Black Continent, beating around the bush, choosing other cycling destinations, but now I can't delay it any more. Despite the headaches with obtaining the visas and nightmares about lions lurking in the tall grass beside the road, I must face the challenge. Besides, it's the last continent where my current touring bike hasn't been yet.
|Istanbul to ... Cape Town
tour started February 2010, submitted 7 March 2010
Asia, Africa: Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica
To seek adventure and escape from the mundane we left New Zealand to travel overland from India to Cape Town in August 09. Whilst in Iran we met two crazy Frenchmen cycling from Beijing to Paris. It took little encouragement to be convinced of the benefits of travelling by the most efficient means yet to be invented. The humble bicycle. Whilst we have little experience of bicycles or bicycle touring, we are excited by the possibility of travelling slowly, village to village, rather than the tedious bus rides from city to city.
We will head south from Istanbul, with no timeframe and no destination. (we head home when the money runs out)
Just a crazy desire to be free and experience the wonders of this beautiful world.
|Originally round-the-world but now much more interesting
tour started June 2007, submitted 22 January 2010
Europe, Africa, Asia: England, Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Oman, UnitedArabEmirates
This is my travel blog of several years on the road. It started life as a round-the-world trip, but before long I realised that A-to-B cycling isn't as interesting as getting off the beaten track and really exploring a place. So since I left home I've had as much time off the bike as on it, earnt more than I've spent, learnt a new language, met an amazing girl and got married to her! Eager to travel by bike as a couple, we're currently seeing where this new dimension takes us.
I prefer to write about the way the trip affects me psychologically and about the cultural, political and historical curiousities I encounter. It's an uncomfortably personal story at times, but I think it's more interesting than reading pages of distance measurements, road conditions and visa hassles.
My creative outlet comes through photography and video which I also share on the site - I carry 6kg of camera equipment and don't regret it for a second!
|Tour of Gondwana
tour started May 2005, submitted 20 January 2010
Australia, Asia, Africa, America: Australia, PapuaNewGuinea, TimorLeste, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, SriLanka, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Madagascar, Lesotho, Swaziland, SouthAfrica, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, CostaRica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, USA
My goal for this Tour was to visit all of the major inhabited parts of the former supercontinent of Gondwana. Today, those places are mostly located in the Southern Hemisphere. Another aspect of my plan was to avoid long airplane trips by crossing oceans on container ships. That part of my Tour frequently caused problems, but I did hold fast to that idea, more or less. I traveled alone during 40 months and covered a little over 86,000 km by bike in 44 countries. My primary interest was the simple joy of cycling in new places, but I also concentrated on Natural History, Flora and Fauna, Ancient Sites and Diverse Cultures. My site contains sections describing Tour preparations, detailed logs, photos, posts written during the Tour, and a collection of essays written once it was complete.
|It begins with Africa, a digital project made of writings, photographs and sounds based on 2 cyclists' journey from Morocco to Mali ...
tour started November 2009, submitted 20 September 2009
|A simple life on a beautiful world... and on a bicycle
tour started September 2004, submitted 1 June 2009
Europe, Asia, Africa, America: Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador
language: en, fr, es, pt
I left home in September 2004. I was supposed to cycle to Tibet in 7-8 months. Until now, I never reached Tibet and I'm still on the road. A cold winter in Turkey make me change my itinery and then my travel's philosophy. I decided that the performance was not that important but the road itself brings me everything. In almost a total of 2 years where I worked as a safari tour guide in Namibia, I had enough money to continue and live the dream further and further. Soon, I will attempt to buy a boat in Amazonia and turn it into a bicyle-boat to cross the Amazonas on its bigest highways: the rivers! This tour is still in process and I will keep it updated on my website. nature, dirt roads, cultures and wildlife lover..
|World Biking:share the adventure of cycling around the world
tour started June 2006, submitted 20 May 2009
Africa, Europe, America, Asia: France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, SierraLeone, Mali, Niger, BurkinaFaso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, EquatorialGuinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, USA
World Biking: The web's most comprehensive Africa Cycling Expedition. Eric and Amaya pedalled 55,000 kilometers and traversed 55 countries (37 in Africa) when they cycled from France to Cape Town via West Africa and then back to France via East Africa and the Middle East between 2006 and 2009. The next stage of their expedition beginning in June 2009 will take them across the USA and then through South America all the way to its southernmost tip, Ushuaia. Lots of photos, tales of their adventure plus touring tips, practical information and gear reviews.
|Summer cycling from Hungary to Morocco and across Canada
tour started 2006, submitted 28 March 2009
Europe, Africa, America: Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain, Andorra, Portugal, UK, Morocco, Belgium, Canada
A lonely Hungarian cyclist who has the Summers free and likes to make new advantures on his bike.
Started with his short Croatian tours, but made it always longer, and in 2005 didn't stop before the 2700th kilometer in Greece. In the following year he decided to start the real adventure, to cycle out of Europe.
2007 was the year of cycling across Canada, the headwindy way - of course :) After this 9000km trip now he is in the planning stage of the South-American tour for 2009.
|Cycle tour of High Atlas, Anti-Atlas and coastal region of Morroco
tour started February 2009, submitted 21 March 2009
'I stepped out of the plane and out of my comfort zone into the sunshine at Marrakech airport. I was nervous and unsure of what to expect from the first African country I'd visited.
I wasn't ready for the dusty roads and the skinny donkeys pulling those heavy carts. The unrendered buildings, the traffic chaos and potholes, the flat lands leading to the High Atlas mountains. My only comfort was the reassuring feel of the bike that I was riding. I felt every bit like the naive western tourist that I was.'
This is day one of a 17 day cycle tour of the High Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountains in Morocco, taking in the coast between Tiznit and Essaouira along the way....
|Afrique de l'Ouest a velo
tour started January 2006, submitted 16 February 2009
4 month riding in west Africa. From the maghreb to black africa, cycling through the Sahara desert. Description of the land, birds abd people...
|Listen to Africa - recording African sounds and voices
tour started March 2009, submitted 13 February 2009
Europe, Africa: UK, France, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, SierraLeone, Liberia, IvoryCoast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, CentralAfricanRepublic, EquatorialGuinea, Congo, DemocraticRepublicOfCongo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, SouthAfrica, Namibia
Listen to Africa is a collection of African sounds and voices recorded during an 18-month bicycle journey across the continent.
|Two week bicycle tour of Uganda
tour started November 2007, submitted 17 January 2009
In January of 1999 Eric spent two weeks on a self-supported bicycle tour with five other people in Uganda. This is his story.
|Two week bicycle tour of Cameroon
tour started November 2007, submitted 17 January 2009
In November 2007 we joined David Mozer (founder of Bicycle Africa) and Il Kim (professional student) on a two week bicycle tour through Southwest/Western Cameroon. We encountered steep climbs, exhilarating descents, some brutal roads, and many people calling out, ``du courage!'' throughout the course of the day. We hope you enjoy our journey - we sure did!
|Two week bicycle tour of Benin and Togo
tour started December 2008, submitted 17 January 2009
In December 2008 Eric rejoined David Mozer (of ibike.org fame), Il Kim (professional student) and other intrepid travellers for two weeks of cycling in the small West African countries of Benin and Togo.
|Electric Bicycle World Tour
tour started May 2009, submitted 18 October 2008
language: en, es, cat, ch
An experience never attempted before by one person on an electric bicycle - an alternative form of personal transportation highlighting the use of cleaner energy sources and living with less reliance on traditional combustion energy.
Touring the world in an eco-friendly way, to promote and encourage the development of a global culture of energy conservation and waste reduction.
In collaboration with an NGO whose focus is on international environmental projects, a `one kilometre - one hope' sponsorship program will allow individuals to show their solidarity and become part of the tour.
A global adventure on an electric bicycle through 5 continents via two Olympic and a candidate city: Beijing, London and Madrid.
|Bike touring in Asia, South America, Africa and the rest of the world eventually
, submitted 5 October 2008
Asia, America, Africa: China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Fiji, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, SouthAfrica, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt, Israel, Switzerland
I began my first bike tour in Asia. A few years after I went to South America for another tour. My latest tour was a year through Africa. I am back in Canada to make enough money for another tour, hopefully this one will last at least 6 years or more. I will have 3000+ photos when I am finish with my Asia section.
|WorldTripping.net - Simon and Leah attempt to cycle around the world
tour started 2004, submitted 3 October 2008
Europe, Africa: UK, France, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, SouthAfrica
Lost in the Seses.
|Sophos tour around the world
tour started June 2008, submitted 27 September 2008
Europe, Asia, Africa: France, Ireland, UK, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, SaudiArabia, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain
language: en, fr
Vagabondages autour du monde d'un apprenti voyageur.
Un ou deux ans de voyage au programme pour découvrir l'Europe du Nord, l'Asie et l'Afrique du Nord différemment.
Prochaine étape : la traversée de la Russie en hiver
Vagrancy around the world by a apprentice traveller.
One or two years to discover in a different way north Europe, Asia and north Africa.
Next step : from St Petersburg to Vladivostok during winter time
|First Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle
tour started October 2008, submitted 28 August 2008
Europe, America, Asia, Africa: Ireland, France, Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Japan, China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, UK
This November, Simon Evans and Fearghal O'Nuallain will begin the first Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle. Their unsupported expedition will cover over 30,000km, passing through 30 countries and some of the highest, lowest, driest, coldest, warmest and loneliest places on earth. In doing so, they will be promoting the positive contribution that cycling can make to mental health and the environment, raising 100,000 euro for Aware and highlighting climate change.
tour started June 2008, submitted 13 August 2008
I spent 30 days on this extraordinary island and came back literally reinvigorated by this unique experience and the inspiring encounters made during the trip.
As soon as you leave the biggest towns and you reach the ``brousse'' (French for bush), it feels as if you had traveled through time. Madagascar is a poor country, but the richness of its nature (where it is still preserved) and the hospitality and kindness of its people more than make up for the hardships of road-travel...
|Morocco -- bicycle tours of two piciclisti who only have bikes in their mind.
tour started April 2008, submitted 9 July 2008
language: en, it, tr
Without renting an apartment in Milan, without packing our staff in the boxes in Nuremberg, just before we move from Germany to Italy we decided to take the opportunity to make a holiday between our ex-job and the new one. We made a bike tour for three weeks in Morocco. We chose Morocco for the holiday because of the good experiences Pinar made on her visit in 2002, the well known hospitality of Moroccan people, the suitable weather and the famous Atlas Mountains.
|Bicycle World Tour
tour started June 2005, submitted 18 January 2008
America, Europe, Africa, Asia: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Germany, CzechRepublic, Austria, Italy, Greece, Israel, Egypt, Kenya, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, KoreaSouth
language: en, de, sp, ko
This is our second big trip with bicycle. It just started 1998 from Germany over Africa up to Asia with the destination South Korea (2000). Now, again on the road, we are travelling by bicycle in South America. We are since 06/2005 again on the road.
Dies ist nun schon unsere zweite grosse Radtour. Es begann 1998 in Deutschland mit dem Weg nach Suedkorea und einem Abstecher in Afrika. Nun, seit 06/2005, sind wir mit unseren Raedern in Suedamerika unterwegs.
|Cycling The Road Less Travelled
tour started January 2008, submitted 19 November 2007
Welcome! We are Maria and Spiros, two slightly adventurous souls, who on January 12th, 2008 will begin a year long journey of a lifetime. The first part of our adventure will begin at the foot of the Pyramids in Giza, where we will embark on the 6th edition of the Tour D'Afrique. Starting in Cairo, Egypt and ending in Cape Town, South Africa, the Tour D'Afrique is a 12,000 km, 120 day cycling race/expedition across the exotic and intriguing African continent. More challenges and adventure are sure to follow as we then continue riding our bikes through Europe and Asia.
Our goal is to raise funds and awareness for WaterCan, a charity providing clean water and sanitation to impoverished communities, and Against Malaria which works to donate bed nets to fight Malaria, a devastating disease that kills over a million people a year.