Currently we will have to change the route after we get to Georgia due to Azerbaijan closing its borders. More info to come when we have made a new route.

Two mates, two bikes & 18,000 miles

To officially have circumnavigated the world we need to complete 18,000 miles (29,000km). To put that in perspective the whole of the Tour de France is on average  2,200 miles (3,500 km).

We will also need to pass near two antipodes, opposite points on the globe. The two we have chosen are Wellington, New Zealand and Alaejos, Spain, which are 12,428 miles apart.

We are aiming to complete 250 - 300 miles a week, although there will definitely be set backs on such a long journey. With this in mind we are hoping to complete the whole trip in about a year.

We will of course be making decisions on the way as we gain information about the roads ahead. The map below broadly follows the route we will eventually take.

Got a spare room?

We are going to be camping as much as we can to keep the costs down, but we would really appreciate any opportunities for a comfy bed, sofa or a warm shower. 

 

Please get in contact if you can help us out!

Route Rough Date Plan

Stage 1: UK - Greece (2,580 miles) (2,580 miles total) 

 

May - July

UK - 113 miles               

France - 914 miles              

Italy - 486 miles                                       

Slovenia - 19 miles                                        

Croatia - 288 miles                                    

Bosnia & Herzegovina - 111 miles             

Montenegro - 73 miles                         

Albania - 205 miles        

Greece - 371 miles                       

 

Stage 2: Turkey - Caspian Sea (1,684 miles) (4,264 miles total)

 

July - September

Turkey - 1,049 miles                 

Georgia - 315 miles                                  

Azerbaijan - 320 miles         

 

Stage 3: Turkmenistan - Kyrgyzstan (1,519 miles) (5,783 miles total)

 

September - October

Turkmenistan - 747 miles           

Uzbekistan - 609 miles                         

Kyrgyzstan - 163 miles             

 

Stage 4: China (3,990 miles) (9,773 miles total)

 

October - February

China 1 (Irkeshtam - Turpan) - 961 miles        

China 2 (Turpan - Wuwei) - 942 miles           

China 3 (Wuwei - Chengdu) - 1,110 miles  

China 4 (Chengdu - Vietnam) - 977 miles      

 

Stage 5: Vietnam - Singapore (2,344 miles) (12,117 miles total)

 

February - April

Vietnam - 585 miles                           

Laos - 148 miles                                  

Thailand -  1,027 miles                  

Malaysia - 552 miles                

Singapore - 32 miles   

 

Stage 6: Australia - New Zealand (2,317) (14,434 miles total)

 

April - July 

Australia - 1,347 miles        

New Zealand 1 (South Island) - 563 miles 

New Zealand 2 (North Island) - 407 miles  

 

Stage 7: USA (3,229) (17,663 miles total)

 

July - October

U.S.A 1 (San Francisco - Grand Canyon) - 888 miles    

U.S.A 2 (Grand Canyon - Houston) - 1,318 miles 

U.S.A 3 (Houston - Jacksonville) - 1,023 miles          

 

Stage 8: Portugal - UK (875) (18,538 miles total)

 

October - November

Spain - 127 miles                          

France - 705 miles                                    

U.K - 43 miles