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, Guayaquil, Ecuador

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 1530, Naranjal - Guayaquil

Distance: 97.71 km Ride time: 4.37.02 Average: 21.16 km/h Max speed: 30.71 km/h Total: 31775 km Guayaquil is the biggest city in Ecuador, and the financial powerhouse. As expected the traffic increased as I got ...

Day 1529, Machala - Naranjal:

Distance: 94.24 km Ride time: 4.28.06 Average: 21.09 km/h Max speed: 33.09 km/h Total: 31677 km The countries in this part of South America (Peru, Ecuador, Colombia) are all divided into three parts: The coast, ...

Day 1527, Mancora - Tumbes: Th

Distance: 112.12 km Ride time: 5.22.54 Average: 20.83 km/h Max speed: 48.42 km/h Total: 31473 km I left Mancora feeling that I hadn't seen everything there was to see or done everything there was to ...

Day 1526, Mancora: Tropical Pa

So far South America hasn't been a beach holiday. In fact, what I remember the most from the last 11 months is fighting crazy head winds in Patagonia, climbing 4000 ...

Day 1525, Sullana - Mancora: W

Distance: 151.22 km Ride time: 6.43.49 Average: 22.46 km/h Max speed: 59.06 km/h Total: 31361 km Today is food day! Well, every day is food day at Cycling The Globe, but today I decided to ...

Day 1524, Piura - Sullana: The

Distance: 41.20 km Ride time: 2.00.41 Average: 20.48 km/h Max speed: 33.67 km/h Total: 31209 km Compared to the dodgy towns I had been cycling through yesterday, Piura was completely different. Sometimes you just have ...

Day 1523, Morrope - Piura: Pol

Distance: 186.14 km Ride time: 8.10.02 Average: 22.79 km/h Max speed: 37.64 km/h Total: 31168 km Up by 6 and on the bike by 7 - today I would try to make it the 180 ...

Day 1522, Chiclayo - Morrope:

Distance: 36.08 km Ride time: 1.50.46 Average: 19.54 km/h Max speed: 39.37 km/h Total: 30982 km There is 220 km from Chicayo to Piura. Normally that would translate into two comfortable 110 km days, but ...

Day 1521, Pacasmayo - Chiclayo

Distance: 105.84 km Ride time: 5.25.43 Average: 19.49 km/h Max speed: 39.37 km/h Total: 30946 km This part of the Panamerican highway is supposed to be safer than where I rode yesterday. I could then ...

Day 1520, Trujillo - Pacasmayo

Distance: 110.92 km Ride time: 5:10:24 Average: 21.44 km/h Max speed: 52.18 km/h Total: 30840 km I was somewhat nervous as I left Trujillo and continued cycling up the Panamerican highway. I would be passing ...