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, Panama City

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 1637 - 1657: Time Out

Arriving at the Caribbean Ocean on the top of South America had been an important milestone. Now it was time to stop, take a deep breath, and consider the next ...

Video: A Cycling Adventure Thr

What an adventure it has been out there in the Andes Mountains - all the way from Ushuaia in Argentina to Cartagena in Colombia. 1 year, 7 countries, 14000 km, ...

Day 1629 - 1636, Cartagena: Ca

Walking around the colorful old colonial city center of Cartagena felt exotic to me. There was plenty of tourists around, but at least some parts of the city still had ...

Day 1628, Arjona - Cartagena:

Distance: 65.51 km Ride time: 3:16:55 Average: 19.96 km/h Max speed: 38.71 km/h Total: 34246 km The last week's cycling has been somewhat monotonous but today was a special day - the final cycling day ...

Day 1627, San Onofre - Arjona:

Distance: 96.60 km Ride time: 5:12:56 Average: 18.52 km/h Max speed: 53.75 km/h Total: 34181 km Another day characterized by very short but very steep climbs and a a temperature close to 40°C. I had ...

Day 1626, Sahagun - San Onofre

Distance: 110.28 km Ride time: 5:41:28 Average: 19.37 km/h Max speed: 51.68 km/h Total: 34084 km The days are getting more and more monotonous out here on the flat pampas towards Cartagena. It was one ...

Day 1625, Caucasia - Sahagun:

Distance: 124.35 km Ride time: 6:23:12 Average: 19.46 km/h Max speed: 48.42 km/h Total: 33974 km I was expecting this part of Colombia to be flat. Well, I'm certainly not in the middle of the ...

Day 1624: Caucasia

I'm planning to meet friends in Cartagena in a week from now. Since I'm only 350 km away from the Caribbean coast I'm a couple of days ahead of schedule. ...

Day 1623, Puerto Valdivia - Ca

Distance: 108.48 km Ride time: 5:14:56 Average: 20.66 km/h Max speed: 50.23 km/h Total: 33849 km For the first time since leaving Cali, today's stage was a flat one. The next couple of days I ...

Day 1622, Santa Rosa - Puerto

Distance: 107.92 km Ride time: 5:04:12 Average: 21.28 km/h Max speed: 61.43 km/h Total: 33741 km When I left Medellin yesterday I thought my route would be a busy highway towards Cartagena. The road might ...