Cycling The Globe

A Cycle Touring Expedition Around The World

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Welcome to Cycling The Globe - a website about a 50.000 km solo bicycle adventure through 40 countries around the world.



Thomas Andersen, Cali, Colombia

Hi, my name is Thomas Andersen. In October 2010 I left Denmark by bicycle, not knowing what to expect. What followed was an epic journey.

I have cycled through Eastern Europe learning all about the local beer, I have been chased by dogs in Turkey. I have pedalled through Syria before the war began. I have been a celebrity in Malaysia, and worked on a huge cattle station in Australia.

In late 2013 I flew to Ushuaia in southern Argentina and I'm now cycling north towards Canada.

I hope you will enjoy your stay on this site. Come along by checking out the diary below, or perhaps the photos or videos.

Day 1588: Hacienda El Paraíso

Hacienda El Paraíso outside of Cali was the home of Colombian romantic writer Jorge Isaacs and the setting of his bestseller novel María. Some say this is the most romantic ...

Day 1562 - 1587: Falling in Lo

My sixth sense had told me that taking a break in Cali would be a good idea - and my sixth sense didn't fail me this time. .flickr-photo { border: ...

Day 1561, Santander de Quilich

Distance: 82.83 km Ride time: 4:03:24 Average: 20.39 km/h Max speed: 39.29 km/h Total: 33011 km I had only been cycling a couple of hours when magic happened - I was suddenly riding on a ...

Day 1560, Rosas - Santander: M

Distance: 98.24 km Ride time: 5:27:39 Average: 17.92 km/h Max speed: 52.35 km/h Total: 32928 km I woke up to a clear and peaceful morning in the friendly village of Rosas. A gaucho was preparing ...

Day 1559, Tamarindo - Rosas: R

Distance: 73.72 km Ride time: 4:35:29 Average: 16.22 km/h Max speed: 46.37 km/h Total: 32830 km Riding has been very hard the last days - mostly because the road has been going straight up or ...

Day 1558, Pasto - Tamarindo: I

Distance: 141.33 km Ride time: 8.20.17 Average: 17.40 km/h Max speed: 57.75 km/h Total: 32756 km The day started with a nice breakfast at the central square in Pasto before heading into the unknown. My ...

Day 1557, Ipiales - Pasto: War

Distance: 84.54 km Ride time: 5.09.08 Average: 16.40 km/h Max speed: 53.75 km/h Total: 32615 km I had heard mixed stories about the part of Colombia I was about to cycle through. There are warnings ...

Day 1556, San Fransisco - Ipia

Distance: 81.97 km Ride time: 5.42.12 Average: 14.37 km/h Max speed: 54.36 km/h Total: 32531 km It's nice to have a goal for the day. Today mine was clear enough - cycle to Colombia! I ...

Day 1555, Cayambe - San Fransi

Distance: 117.87 km Ride time: 6.34.06 Average: 17.94 km/h Max speed: 56.35 km/h Total: 32449 km Usually the mornings are clear in this part of Ecuador but today the low clouds were hanging over the ...

Day 1554, Quito - Cayambe: Cro

Distance: 93.22 km Ride time: 6.17.19 Average: 14.82 km/h Max speed: 52.18 km/h Total: 32331 km The rest day in Quito had been nice and needed, but something inside me wanted to go to Colombia. ...