Ever considered cycling around the world? Looking for a way to travel on less than $20 per day? Once a Danish engineer, Thomas Andersen woke up one day and realized that sitting for 10 hours in front of the computer every day was not his passion in life. It wasn’t fulfilling, it wasn’t exciting, and there was no adventure involved – just monotonous routine. Though unlike so many others who simply accept their monotonous routine, Thomas decided to do something about it.
In October 2010 Thomas left his job in Copenhagen, packed a bike and started cycling. Since then he has cycled through 65 countries, and at his peak has traveled 210 km in a single day.
He completed a two month bike tour across India, and made it safely through Syria, Jordan and Egypt before the Arab spring. He worked on an Outback cattle station when he ran out of money in Australia, and has pushed on through the crazy Patagonian winds.
After packing his bike with the aim to cycle around the world, Thomas Andersen has been on the road for more than 4 years and cycled more than 30.000 km. This is his inspiring story, which includes tips and advice for how you can achieve the same!
What do you love the most about travelling?
As a traveller you see the world with fresh eyes, and the locals see you as a breath of fresh air in their own everyday life. This can create some very interesting dynamics.
If you were to believe the media, the world would be a very dangerous place. It is natural that wars, conflicts, and tragedies get headlines on the TV and internet, but what you realize when you travel is that the world is mostly a peaceful place with people who are doing what people do; go to school, go to work, get married, and have children.
I believe it is better so see the world through your owns eyes than through the media.
What inspired you to start travelling?
After three years of university I felt it was time for a change, and I signed up for an exchange year in Switzerland. This would turn out to be a life changing decision.
During the year I spent in this beautiful country next to the Alps I didn’t only learn French and how to ski, I also made new friends from all over the world. After the exchange year I started to travel across Europe and eventually oversees as well to visit my new friends. I guess I have never stopped.
What inspired you to begin an epic journey cycling around the world?
Born in Denmark, I was put on a bicycle almost before I could walk. I have loved to cycle ever since. It has something to do with the freedom of movement, being out in the open air, and having the opportunity to let the thoughts run free. When I later discovered travelling, I naturally chose to combine my passion for cycling and for travelling to form a perfect match.
I started with short trips in Denmark, then a three week ride across the Balkan countries. After another two month bike tour across India I read a couple of books about other people who had cycled around the world. The dream was born!
Tell us about this epic 4 year trip – which countries will you visit, what is your route etc?
I left my home in Copenhagen in October 2010 (click here for my route) The first part of the trip went through Eastern Europe towards Turkey and the Middle East. I was lucky to make it through Syria, Jordan and Egypt just before the Arab spring in 2011.
I then flew to India and cycled across this fascinating sub-continent once again. In South East Asia I made it across Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia before catching a short flight to Darwin in Australia. I cycled across the vast Outback towards Melbourne and Sydney.
When I left Denmark it had only been my plan to cycle to Australia. Down Under I was indeed running out of money, but then I got a job on an Outback cattle station. This was a true adventure in itself.
Since my bank account now looked healthier and my legs were ready for more, I decided to go to the Americas as well. I’m now cycling from Ushuaia in Argentina to Newfoundland in Canada.
How much planning goes into a trip of this proportion?
Not that much really. I already had my bicycle before the trip so I only needed to buy cycling bags, a sleeping bag, and a tent beforehand. Since cycling is a very independent way of travelling you don’t need to know much about the countries you are going to visit.
In the beginning of the trip I spent longer time looking at maps and planning routes. Now I just make it to the country and start asking locals and other cyclists about what roads might be good to try. It’s all very much planning on the go.
How long do you generally spend in each destination? Do you spend time to explore each new city or simply pass through?
How long I spend in a country obviously depends on how big it is. A small country like Denmark you can cycle through in two days. On the other hand it could take you up to 5 months to cycle through Argentina if you also want to make some stops in the cities and do a few detours into the mountains.
On a bicycle you spend most of the time in the country side and in small villages. I do like cities as well, so I try to spend at least a week in the major places I’m passing.
After four years of travelling I find that I do need a longer break once in a while. Sometimes you get tired of sleeping in a new place every night, and you miss friendships that last longer than a few days.
I had my last long break in Arequipa in Peru where I spent over a month. But then your legs start to itch and you know it is time to get back on the road.
Does the landscape ever get monotonous or boring?
On a bike you are not only taking in the natural highlights in each country, you are also visiting everything in between. Sometimes the landscape can get monotonous, but in a way this is one of the things I like about bicycle touring.
When you are in the ‘boring’ parts of a country you can be sure there are no other tourists around. This means you get a unique opportunity to learn about everyday life from the local people. You will eat in restaurants where there is only local food, and everybody will come over and talk to you because they never see other foreigners.
Sometimes the landscape gets truly monotonous over long stretches of road, for example in the Australian outback. Then it’s time to put on some good music (if your Ipod hasn’t run out of battery), as you let the hours, days, or weeks pass by.
Yes, it is definitely hard, though once you reach the ocean after crossing Australia you truly appreciate being there. You feel you have accomplished something incredibly special.
What is the greatest length you have ever cycled in a day?
My longest distance was 210 km in a single day. This was a flat day on the Panamerican highway in Chile with a steady tail wind to help me along.
Even though it was the longest day it was by no way the hardest. Some 50 km days with insane head wind in Patagonia were infinitely harder!
How is travelling on a bicycle a different experience to a more conventional method of travel?
Cycle touring is a very independent way of travelling. You choose when and where to go – no more waiting around for the bus that never comes or is way over-crowded.
True, you have to put in a physical effort to get to your destination, but I think this will make you appreciate your arrival even more.
It’s also a very cheap way to travel as you only have expenses for food, and sometimes a hotel or a hostel if you choose not to stay in your tent. For me it is quite simply the best way to travel.
Are you ever delayed due to weather, or do you ride on regardless?
After four years of cycling it amazes me how few days I have been delayed due to weather. Less than 10 I would say!
I try to arrive on a continent when it is summer and the weather is most pleasant for cycling. If I can see it is going to rain the whole day I might as well stay inside.
In Argentina we would sometimes look at the weather forecast and wait until the crazy Patagonian winds, locally known was the Breath of God, would slow down a bit.
What are your essential travel items?
On my bicycle I’m always carrying a tent, sleeping bag, stove, cooking equipment, and tools for repairing the bike. I also have a small netbook computer and a camera which I wouldn’t travel without.
One of my favourite items is my Kindle ebook reader; so many books in only a few hundred grams, and the battery will last for weeks.
Do you have a support team or is this a solo venture?
This is a solo venture. I find that I’m both the main character, the photographer, the writer, the finance director, the psychologist, the medical doctor, and of course the cyclist on this expedition.
Sometimes it seems like many roles to play, but this is the way I like it. I wouldn’t like to travel with a support car behind me the whole time.
Ever found yourself in a dangerous situation or travelling through a dangerous country?
I was lucky to make it through Syria just before the civil war broke out. When I was there I only met incredible friendly people who offered me to spend the night in their homes as soon as I arrived in new towns.
One of the most dangerous stretches of road I have cycled was in Peru a couple of weeks ago. One day a police car followed me for an hour through some villages that had a particular bad reputation. I met another cyclist and we had a short chat. We exchanged contact information, and a few days later he wrote me that he had been robbed while sleeping in his tent at night.
Luckily I made it through without any incidents.
What is a general estimate for your daily budget on a trip like this?
My budget is around $20 a day. I find that it is entirely possible to comfortably cycle through any country in the world on this budget. In expensive countries in Europe and in Australia I would camp out every night or stay with friends, friends of friends, people from the Couchsurfing or Warmshower online communities, or with people who simply offered me a place for the night when we met on the road.
As I never had to pay for accommodation and only bought food from the supermarket, Australia was interestingly enough one of the cheaper countries I have visited. Though here in South America $20 will get you a simple hotel room and 3 restaurant meals a day.
When you are cycle touring you can turn up or down your daily budget as you need. Some people cycle around the world on $5 a day, others spend time in hotels and spend more.
What is your most memorable moment from the road?
There are so many moments to choose from, though I did have a special experience in Malaysia at one point. When I arrived in the country I only knew one guy. I met him for dinner one night, and he introduced me to his friends in the next city. That night we were 10 for dinner, and I wasn’t allowed to pay for the food or for my hotel room. The next day things went crazy.
My new friends had arranged for two police officers on motor bikes to escort me. Apart from the police, there were also several other bikes and cars that followed me the whole day. Amazingly enough the police stopped the traffic so on red lights I could just continue through.
When we stopped in towns I was shaking hands with mayors and tourist directors, and even signing autographs and giving interviews. It was my 15 minutes, or actually 5 days of fame. Now I think I know how it is to be a VIP!
After crossing the border to Singapore I was just a normal guy on a bike again!
Most practical advice for people planning a bike tour?
The most difficult part of a bike tour is to get started. I found it very hard to quit my job and say goodbye to my family and friends. Once the wheels get rolling you very quickly build momentum, and then the hardest part seems to be stopping again.
I would advise to start very small. Why not go for a weekend ride to a beautiful spot close to your home, bring a tent and spend the night, then ride back the next day? I bet you will feel refreshed for your next week at work. Who knows, starting with smaller trips may just inspire you to plan a longer trip for your next holiday.
Finally, don’t worry too much about gear. In my opinion this is not the essence of bike touring at all, even though some people spend years to research and thousands and thousands of dollars on this. Just use the bicycle you already have and see where it will take you.
Why should people try a bike tour?
On a bicycle you experience the environment you travel through first-hand; the ever changing landscapes, the hills, the weather, the food, the way people react when they see you.
Interestingly enough I have even met people who are doing long cycle trips but who don’t like cycling!
The way of travelling is just so unique and give you so much that it doesn’t even matter if you like to ride or not.
Oh my god that sounds terrifying. Mainly because bikes terrify me; seriously I’ve had way to many near death experiences to count in places like Denmark and Amsterdam. Being from Ottawa, Canada (aka a hundred tons of snow half the year) we don’t really have a bike culture here so I just get confused as hell in these places.
So much respect for this though! And I will apologize in advance if I ever stumble in front of you like a moron who doesn’t understand bike culture (because I really just don’t)
Hehe, thanks Hannah… riding a bike is not as terrifying as it sounds though. Don’t give up :-)
Great article Megan! Very inspiring. He has some guts that’s for sure. How did you meet him?
Thanks Tanya, glad you enjoyed it! We haven’t met in person, though connected through social media online. He’s an inspiring guy so I jumped at the chance to interview him for the blog! :)
wow, what a great article Meg, and an awesome adventure. Thanks
Thanks Trev! So glad you enjoyed it :) Have a great weekend!
I find this post interesting. I’ve run into travelers in the past biking their way through SE Asia and they had great stories to tell. My biggest fear are the state of the roads and bad drivers. In Thailand where I am now there are a few stories of Western cyclists who have been killed on the road, including that Chilean guy just a few weeks ago. What a sad story.
I have a lot of admiration for people who can do stuff like this.
Hi Frank! Thank you for the comment. I agree that the real risk is being out there on the roads for so many hours every day. On the other hand there are also many serious bike accidents in Copenhagen, so I’m not sure staying home would solve the issue. Although, in Thailand they like to drive FAST.
After 33 000km I took a break and save up some money again.This was the hardest part of my journey so far.In the beginning of Feb 2017 I will be back on the road again…my jouney is not completed…not yet….Look out for the Mountain Man as you go !!
Congrats on 33 000km John! That’s quite the achievement!
Will look out for the Mountain Man starting Feb 2017! Happy travels :)
This is so inspirational, it almost makes me want to leave now! I plan to cycle around the world, (I’d love some company!) I’ll be taking my son, I think it’s a perfect way to see the world for what it truly is, meeting new people and creating a life of experiences rather than a wardrobe of cloths or house you never really get to live in… due to working every hour of the day. Bravo.
Hi Tina! Glad you liked the article and got inspired :-) I have met several families on bikes out there on the road – it’s indeed a great way to see the world we live in.
Absolutely fantastic post, Thomas! However, I’ve already been inspired to do just this! I met a chap named Jeremy Scott, who road from London to Auckland. Then I found out about Paul Jeurissen. By then, I was sold on the idea! I realised how flexible it can be – like you said, not having to worry about buses, and so on. But there’s also another fantastic advantage. Cycling also doesn’t stop you from catching a train if you want/need to. :)
I am definitely going to check your blog!
Hi Stephen! How great that you have already been inspired… there is already quite a few people out there discovering the world by bike! Best of luck on your trip, and yes, it’s a beautiful thing that you are completely free to make your own rules.
Wow. Can’t believe I already wrote my above comment a year and a half ago. Suffice to say, my own plans have continued to develop. I was planning on Asia first, before crossing in to Europe, Africa, the Americas, and New Zealand. However, I’ve now decided to go the other way, and start with New Zealand and then on to the Americas, Africa, Europe, and finally Asia. I’m pretty set on that now. And I have given myself a starting date of the 1st of January, 2021.
Sounds fantastic Stephen! So psyched to hear that you’re plans are starting to develop – keep us updated as your plans progress, and in a couple of years when you take off! X
Thomas that was one of the best reads that I’ve had for a while & so inspiring. I’ve been a warm showers host since 2009 & have had so many amazing people stay with me, just like your self free like a bird. Experiencing the world as it is not as the media makes it out to be. In the last month I’ve had 9 cyclist travelling the world stay with me, every time they leave I feel like that i should get up & go. But it’s the courage & a bad back which is stopping me.. But I know one day I will be like you…
Hi Pat, how good to know that you liked the interview! And how great that you are a part of the WarmShowers.org community. One day when I’m done with the cycling I’m looking forward to “continue” the adventure from within my own home. Maybe I will be knocking on your door one day :-)
What a Great story Thomas and quite an inspiration for others! I would love to take a bike trip with my son one day. Perhaps starting with smaller trips first and then working our way up to a bigger one overseas. Safe travels!
Hi Robert! Very true, starting small is the way to go. My first trip was two days, then two weeks, then two months… Best of luck and happy cycling!
This is the life I want. Altho’ I don’t think my dog would be too impressed forced to run alongside a bike each day.
Hi Sammi! Haha, I once had a stray dog in Chile follow me the whole day. After 70 km of running the dog was tired :-)
I just love the picture of the tent in Bolivia on the salt flats. Really, really awesome! I’ve just bought myself a trekking bike and will do my first real cycling trip in May. Then next year I’ll take it with me to Tasmania and by then hopefully the cycle virus has nested inside me (I’m more of a hiker generally) so I can embark on a journey around the world…
Yes Antonette, setting up camp out there on the Salar de Uyuni as the sun was setting was a special experience. Happy cycling in Tasmania. Unfortunately I didn’t make it down there myself, but I heard good stories from all the cyclists who went!
What an inspiring guy! Biking around the world is such an impressive physical feat. Thanks for sharing his story :)
Glad you enjoyed it Mary! He really is just such an inspiring guy, so glad I had the opportunity to feature an interview with him :)
I have read about your bike adventures and I feel that you truly are an inspiration for everyone who share the same passion as yours!
So glad you enjoyed the interview Nishad! All the best :)
This… this is the life I want to live. I don’t think I have enough savings to just go for it, though. :( Also, I do not have anyone to leave my lovely cats with.
Any advice? :( Thank you!
Inspiring post, I appreciate it. :)
So glad you enjoyed the post Kim :) If you don’t have enough savings yet, then keep working hard towards a goal and once you have enough put the plans into action to make your dream happen.
As long as you set yourself solid and realistic goals re the savings, and set yourself a timeframe to stick to you’ll find it will eventually happen :) And then there are a tonne of great pet sitting websites out there if you don’t have anyone to leave your cats with, or don’t want to put them in a pound. There are companies like one called DogVacay…it’s basically a directory of pet sitters and owners putting them in touch with each other, so you might find something like this is a great option :)
Hope that helps! Let us know if you have any other questions :)
So incredible. This is such an inspirational story Thomas. I love cycling, and I definitely would love traveling via this means through the Americas (Im not that adventurous to cycle the globe, haha). But I really wonder – how do you do when you have parts that are really worn out or damaged (e.g. cassette, bike chain, tires)? Thanks for sharing the story.
Hi Oscar, so glad you enjoyed the interview! If you’re traveling through the America’s you’ve got a lot of opportunities and access to repair shops and the like to restock and get things fixed up. Really a lot of the time it comes down to knowing your equipment so that when you see it is getting worn out or damaged to jump on it straight away so you don’t find yourself stranded. Though I would say obviously travel with a small repair kit of your own to help maintain everything while you’re on the road.
If you continue to maintain everything and are checking over the condition of your bike every day that will mean you can be proactive in finding replacement equipment or a shop and therefore averting break downs. And people are fairly friendly in the Americas, so in an absolute pinch I’ve always found people are willing to help if you flag them down.
All the best!
It is certain that you have had an interested experienced. These trips are great. I am also a adventurous lover.
Glad you enjoyed the post Terry :)
Oh wow. What an amazing cycling journey. Seems like traveling the world on wheels. That is definitely on my bucket list now!
Make 2017 your year! :D Cycling is definitely a unique and different way to see the world – let us know how you go if you decide to take off :)
Great to hear you are planning your own trip, and hopefully our tracks will cross!
You raise a good point in regards to insurance. For my last trip, I took out a years insurance, which covered me through the potentially expensive north american part of the route. For the rest of the time, I didn’t have any. If it came to claiming on hospital bills, I would just not have made mention that I was travelling by bicycle.
For my next trip, I am debating over insurance or not – It’s something that I am going to be looking into over the next few months, and I’ll certainly share whatever info I get hold of in regards to policies and costs etc.
The daily budget – Does take into account visas as well. These will vary from country to country though, as some will be expensive but others cheaper.
Hi Sara, thanks for connecting and sharing your experience. I would always recommend traveling with insurance – it’s fairly affordable nowadays and is something which could absolutely save you if you found yourself in an emergency situation. One of those things you never want to understand the value of, but if it comes down to it, you don’t want to regret having brushed off it’s importance.
Check out World Nomads and Individual Health (who sell plans for GeoBlue and Cigna Global) if you’re looking at comparing policies.
I’m not sure if Thomas’ budget included the cost of visas, though I would suspect that these would have been an extra cost on top of. As you said, they all vary in price depending on where you’re going and where you’re from.
All the best for your upcoming trip! XX
Great to hear you are planning your own trip, and hopefully our tracks will cross!
See you out there! :)
hopefully our tracks will cross!
Have a great time out there!
I just talk about about above post photos.All the Travel pics are awesome. Which camera you use for shoot
Thanks for the nice comment. I used a Canon 500D DSLR camera to take the photos.
Best wishes, Thomas
I’m not sure I would survive normal mountain biking and can say with confidence, no way I would make it through this! Your images are so beautiful, sounds like a rewarding challenge for sure!
Only one way to find out though right! You could definitely start small and work your way up – go on a day trip, and then maybe a weekend trip, and then maybe a mountain biking excursion – build your confidence and skill before tackling a longer ride :)
Glad you enjoyed the interview!
Thanks for the awesome post about Thomas’ travels! It certainly sounds like a great challenge to cycle round the world!
Glad you enjoyed it Ryan! Absolutely, I have huge respect for his dedication to the challenge!
What a great article! I really enjoy reading this type of blog posts but they are rare these days. Thank you for writing it and for sharing it with us. By the way, there are countries which you can ride from end to end in a day ( for example Kosovo or Montenegro ). Anyways keep the good work. Cheers!
Glad you enjoyed the interview – very cool to say you’ve ridden from one end of a country to another in just a day! Will have to plan a visit to Kosovo or Montenegro – thanks for the cool tip :)
Your interview is really inspiring.. I am planning to spend summer holiday touring USA with my folding bike. Hope it turns out well
Glad you enjoyed the interview Christine :) The US is an incredible country for a cross country bike trip – I have no doubt you’ll have an incredible trip! Happy travels :)
I dont know if I will be able to do trip around the world but will surely want to start with a small one around the south of India :)
So glad you enjoyed the post Rahul! Yes, there’s no pressure to jump in the deep end and take on a RTW ride, a cross country bike tour is just as incredible an adventure.
Discovering India by bike will be such an epic journey! Happy travels :)
I usually just do day bike rides but a longer cycle trip is a great idea. Thomas’s adventures are truly an inspiration.
So glad you enjoyed the post Anisa! I hope you have the chance to try out a longer cycle trip at some point soon :)
I am just like you seating in front of computer for 10hr. After reading, i want to go for long week ride on my bicycle. But i have responsibility to look after my parents. What can i do?
Hi Punith, if you’re the primary carer for your parents but want to take off for a week or two, you could consider local care facilities or nursing homes. Often you can book in for just a week or two and they charge a nightly rate like a hotel would, but includes all meals, activities, lodging, and care.
Hope you find a solution :)
I always want to leave everything behind and go on a bicycle travelling trip for a year or so. This post is truly inspiring and thought provoking to me. Thank you!
Go for it! Glad the interview with Thomas could inspire you :)
Very inspiring article. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes, and arthritis.
Glad you enjoyed the interview Josh :) And absolutely re physical activity – the best way to stay healthy in life.
Wow! What a great adventure. I’m glad you made it to Australia. I’m based in Melbourne and hopefully you have the chance to ride around the local hills here. They’re nothing but amazing.
So glad you enjoyed the post – his is an adventure indeed! Melbourne is stunning, definitely a great place to ride :)
wow! I am amazed by your bike riding skills because riding 210k on a single day is just more than awesome! bike riding is such an awesome sport, helps you keep fit while having fun; its just an all rounded activity….
I am perfecting my bike riding skills now and i hope to be as good as you
So glad you enjoyed the post Christine, Thomas is definitely an inspiration at being able to cover such amazing distances!!
I totally agree that bike riding is such a well rounded activity. So much fun, especially when you’re incorporating world travel into it!
It looks very natural the experience you has wrote in this article, mostly for the experience it feels smoothly all the process which I’m sure it’s not at all.. but I’m sure is exacting and gratifying from the very moment you started to contact all these people, looking for hosting, ’til the moment that you realized the route was for real, having all the people committed to host you and supporting you in the trip.. it feels touching the realness.
I would love to do that some day soon (I’m 37) before turning a father.
Do you have any recommendation about the bike and the plan to start written this waky memory? :)
Hi Santiago! Thanks for the comment. It’s true that a trip like this is not all smooth and easy. There are tough challenges to overcome, both physically and mentally, and it gets boring at times – cycle touring will give you the whole package :-)
For the bike itself I’m personally not a equipment fanatic. I used a road bike which I had in my garrage anyway, and that bike served me well for the first part of the trip, but in South America and Africa a mountain bike is better.
Hope that helps! Best wishes,
This experience sharing reminds me of Dean Karnazes the Ultramarathon Man. I know he’s not into cycling but the same things between you guys is eager to do something extraordinary.
I haven’t heard of Dean Karnazes before, I’ll have to check out his story. Thanks for the comment Mat, I’m glad you enjoyed reading about Thomas’ journey :)
Nice guie Meg,
It is great to learn how to cycle around the world. It changed my ideas. I will check with my team so that we can make a trip like this. It inspired me a lot. Thanks for your sharing the experience.
Glad the interview was inspiring Thomas. A team cycle trip sounds like a great plan! :)
It’s wonderful! what a great article Meg, and an awesome adventure. Thanks
Thanks Jim, so glad you enjoyed the interview! Happy travels :)
Great blog, with such nice information and pictures.I was looking to take a trip with my mountain bike this will really help me. Thank you for sharing such information appreciate your efforts and work.
Glad that Thomas’ experiences and insights have been helpful for you Kyle. Wishing you all the best in your own bike tour!
Thank You so much! Have a lot of fun.
What a wonderful and admirable adventures. He inspired me to start rehearsing after a while.
Glad to hear you’ve been inspired Haseeb! Happy travels!
Nice guie Meg,
Hopefully our tracks will cross!
Glad you enjoyed the article Anna :)
That’s very kind of you. Thank you so much. You’re so lucky to meet him and of course I’m so lucky to know you.
Great info to share, These look great. Thanks for your inspiration
Glad you enjoyed the interview, you’re welcome :)
Great share, your pictures are nice, too. I bought a bike yesterday and i’m intended to travel with my bike, this information really useful with me. Wish you all the best on your future trips.
it is a good way to enjoy life instead of sitting in front of the computer all day long. useful information!
The trip is always great kites, our team will go there as soon as possible, thanks
Have a great trip Bin :)
Luckily for me, i’m intended for Cyling Around, all i need now is a bike and your information come in right time, thanks
Fabulous Lavine, all the best in your search for a bike. And have a great trip!
Omg <3, what a great article Meg, and an awesome adventure. Thanks
So glad you enjoyed it Tina! Happy travels :)
An awesome adventure. I was looking to take a trip with my mountain bike this will really help me. Thank you for sharing.
Glad you enjoyed the post Sophia :)
I read and like your stories, i would liie to do as like you.but i want to know how you manage your passpirt and visa to enter a other countries.pls share me your tips. Thank you.
Hi Ko, managing your passport and visas will depend on the country you’re from and the country you’re entering. You can generally find the most up to date visa information for the country you’re traveling on their government website :)
hi Thomas exploring world on cycle was a good idea, i appreciate what u liked u did,according to me everything in this world is good till it is new and i enjoy it, but we have our limits as per our age,compromising with family and dear ones is a need to think idea.
Glad to hear you enjoyed the post Vishwas – hopefully you’ll have the opportunity to undertake your own adventure soon :)
Namaste, I was planning a ride of 8000km.is night ride is safe on bycyle in India and outside of India also it is a SOLO trp I wish and this was the first page I was on
Comments.this story was very inspiring. You done great.
Hi Akshay, if you’re planning a solo ride, I would try and avoid riding at night in general, though especially in India. It’s a very safe country overall, but your risks riding in any country increase when you’re trying to navigate through darkness. So I would plan your itinerary for riding during sunlight :)
Glad you enjoyed the post – happy travels!
I have a plan I am coming kedarnath too rameswarm by cycle, can you this chlange accept replies me bhai
It sounds like an exciting journey Jaikrit :) Have a great trip!
do i need passport or any paper?
Hi Sunny, if you are cycling between countries you will need your passport for sure, and then any required visas for the countries you’re visiting. Land borders are patrolled in the same way as airport borders are :)
Came across this post and whoa you are definitely an inspiration. I always loved motorcycles but met with a pretty bad accident a couple of years ago. I did not want to ever ride anywhere but found a new passion for bicycles instead. This simple two-wheeler has changed my mindset again, and you article has pumped me up so more!
Thanks for the inspiration again!
Sorry to hear you were in a motorcycle accident Baradwaj – but I’m glad you were able to find a passion for cycling out of your recovery :)
So glad Thomas’ story was inspiring – thanks for reading & happy cycling!
Very interesting read. I too am travelling to Chile next year for a cycling tour with two of my mates. Not to sure we’ll manage the 210Km in a single day, but i’ll hopefully be able to take some amazing photos on the panamerican highway.
Chile would be an incredible country for a cycling tour – so many beautiful and varied landscapes to explore, and fabulous cities and villages inbetween. Have an amazing time – share photos from the PanAmerican Highway! :)
Thomas I am a 16year old Indian girl.l like to cycling in my neihbourhood.l read this and l like this thing.and l also want cover this world with my cycle tires
You became my role model
I wanted to know how your journey is
Hi Shreyosi, so glad to hear that Thomas’ journey has inspired you to the same! You can check out more details of his journey via his website at http://www.cyclingtheglobe.com :)
Looks like a amazing journey and wonderful experiences.
Seriously considering cycling the world myself. Just stuck in a dead end job. I’ve always had a passion for travelling.
Just a quick question please. Obviously your body needs water, how did you go about sourcing it when you was in the middle of nowhere?
Kind regards Matt.
Hi Matt, great question! You can reach out to Thomas to find out more info via his website at http://www.cyclingtheglobe.com
Hope you have the chance to start planning your own journey soon too :)
Hi Meg many thanks for replying. I’ll do that and get in touch.
Kind regards Matt.