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, Cancun, Mexico

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 1719: Tikal Ruins

I don't do this very often, going to a tourist attraction with entrance fees, guides, and everything. My philosophy is that the best things in life are for free. On ...

Day 1718, Sayaxche - Santa Ele

Distance: 95.3 km Ride time: 4:56:23 Average: 19.3 km/h Max speed: 49.7 km/h Total: 37074 km The hotel I found last night had seemed like a good choice when I arrived. Later in the night ...

Day 1717, Raxruha - Sayaxche:

Distance: 96.3 km Ride time: 4:57:33 Average: 19.4 km/h Max speed: 53.3 km/h Total: 36976 km After breakfast in the very local village of Raxruha I was heading towards... another very local village. I feel ...

Day 1716, Coban - Raxruha: The

Distance: 110.2 km Ride time: 6:52:22 Average: 16.0 km/h Max speed: 59.0 km/h Total: 36877 km Another one of these days where you would look at the map and think: OK, I'm descending from 1400 ...

Day 1715, Rio Escondido - Coba

Distance: 69.0 km Ride time: 3:51:05 Average: 17.9 km/h Max speed: 52.9 km/h Total: 36765 km I woke up to the sound of the river and the song of birds in my tent - very ...

Day 1714, Guastatoya - Rio Esc

Distance: 71.8 km Ride time: 5:30:47 Average: 13.0 km/h Max speed: 50.0 km/h Total: 36694 km Being in the mountains of Guatemala very much feels like being back in South America. The concept of a ...

Day 1713, Guatemala City - Gua

Distance: 107.8 km Ride time: 5:54:56 Average: 18.2 km/h Max speed: 58.7 km/h Total: 36621 km As I left Juan Carlos' house in the morning I only had a few kilometers to cycle before making ...

Day 1708 - 1712: Guatemala, Ac

My prediction that my stay in Guatemala City would be something to remember certainly turned out to be true! First of all, just staying in Juan Carlos' beautiful house was ...

Day 1707: Ahuachapan - Guatema

Distance: 116.7 km Ride time: 7:11:57 Average: 16.2 km/h Max speed: 52.2 km/h Total: 36499 km I had been in contact with long time supporter and follower of the trip Juan Carlos TG9AJR who had ...

Day 1706, San Salvador - Ahuac

Distance: 91.7 km Ride time: 4:47:50 Average: 19.1 km/h Max speed: 51.5 km/h Total: 36380 km Juan Carlos had considered joining me for the day's cycling from San Salvador to Ahuachapan, but in the end ...