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