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, Medellin, 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 1617, La Pintada - Medelli

Distance: 79.05 km Ride time: 5:05:23 Average: 15.53 km/h Max speed: 49.31 km/h Total: 33528 km It was still early in the day when I got this message from Neil, the British Round The World ...

Day 1616, Pereira - La Pintada

Distance: 137.34 km Ride time: 6:33:49 Average: 20.92 km/h Max speed: 56.88 km/h Total: 33449 km I wish I could have stayed a little longer in Pereira. Hanging out with Denise had been a lot ...

Day 1615, Tulua - Pereira: The

Distance: 122.80 km Ride time: 6:00:42 Average: 20.42 km/h Max speed: 51.69 km/h Total: 33312 km Waking up in my cheap hotel room and packing my cycling bags I felt I had returned to life ...

Day 1614, Cali - Tulua: The Re

Distance: 102.65 km Ride time: 4:44:37 Average: 21.63 km/h Max speed: 40.06 km/h Total: 33189 km After 4 years on the road I'm getting better at saying goodbye although I will never be a fan. ...

Day 1600 - 1613: Back in Cali.

It had been a long 5 day journey from the Spanish Island off the coast of Africa and back to Cali. When I arrived after the final 12 hour bus ...

Article in the Danish Outdoor

Thanks to Tore Grønne for the nice article in the Danish outdoor magazine Opdag Verden! (Click for bigger images)

Day 1589 - 1599: Fuerteventura

All this Facebook and Skype can be nice enough for keeping in touch, but it doesn't beat real life - which is why I found myself on an airplane headed ...

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 ...