Cycling The Globe

A Cycle Touring Expedition Around The World

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Welcome to Cycling The Globe - a website about a 58.000 km solo bicycle adventure through 58 countries around the world.



Thomas Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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. I have been a celebrity in Malaysia, and worked on a huge cattle station in Australia.

I spent the year of 2014 cycling through South America which looked like this!

In 2016 I flew to Cape Town and I'm now cycling home towards Denmark!

I hope you will enjoy your stay on this site. Come along by checking out the diary below, and also the feeds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Day 2181, Lausanne - Besançon

Distance: 96.2 km Ride time: 5:38:34 Average: 17.1 km/h Max speed: 47.2 km/h Total: 56514 km According to the weather forecast the rainy clouds that have been hanging over Switzerland for the last week was ...

Day 2180, Montreux - Lausanne,

Distance: 52.6 km Ride time: 3:46:23 Average: 14.0 km/h Max speed: 46.1 km/h Total: 56418 km I wouldn't say I have had much luck with the weather the last days. Just like yesterday the rain ...

Day 2179, Geneva - Lausanne, S

Distance: 70.0 km Ride time: 3:46:54 Average: 18.5 km/h Max speed: 35.6 km/h Total: 56365 km My friend Roger works at CERN in Switzerland but lives across the border in France - that's a popular ...

Day 2178: Albens - Geneve, Swi

Distance: 67.8 km Ride time: 4:00:24 Average: 16.9 km/h Max speed: 47.5 km/h Total: 56295 km With temperatures around 10 degrees and light rain showers, this was easily the coldest cycling day since leaving Cape ...

Day 2177, St. Nazaire - Albens

Distance: 124.5 km Ride time: 7:01:42 Average: 17.7 km/h Max speed: 45.7 km/h Total: 56227 km The day started at the local boulangerie for a latte and a croissant - this is France after all ...

Day 2176, Connaux - St. Nazair

Distance: 139.3 km Ride time: 7:34:56 Average: 18.4 km/h Max speed: 45.0 km/h Total: 56102 km When I arrived at my camp site last night the reception was already closed. As I left at 7.30 ...

Day 2175, Montpellier - Connau

Distance: 112.4 km Ride time: 5:54:13 Average: 19.0 km/h Max speed: 49.0 km/h Total: 55963 km Our Warmshower host Jöel, an avid cyclist himself, joined me for the first 15 kilometers out of town. Knowing ...

Day 2173 - 2174: Beziers - Mon

Distance: 107.0 km Ride time: 5:53:30 Average: 18.2 km/h Max speed: 39.2 km/h Total: 55851 km There are two ways to get from Beziers to Montpellier. One would be the more direct inland route, the ...

Day 2172, Mirepoix - Beziers:

Distance: 120.7 km Ride time: 5:29:50 Average: 22.0 km/h Max speed: 47.5 km/h Total: 55744 km For the first time since somewhere in Africa we got a bit of rain last night. Luckily Manon's tent ...

Day 2171, El Pas de la Casa -

Distance: 106.1 km Ride time: 4:36:00 Average: 23.1 km/h Max speed: 52.2 km/h Total: 55623 km Yesterday we had arrived to Pas de la Casa in the middle of a cloud. This morning was the ...