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, San José, Costa Rica

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 1672, Rio Claro - Playa Uv

Distance: 106.20 km Ride time: 5:38:21 Average: 18.83 km/h Max speed: 54.36 km/h Total: 35008 km Wow, this was a cycling day as they should all be... easy cruising through a tropical landscape altering between ...

Day 1671: David, Panama - Rio

Distance: 92.38 km Ride time: 4:26:35 Average: 20.79 km/h Max speed: 43.05 km/h Total: 34902 km I didn't have many expectations when I arrived in Panama but I have very much been positively surprised. The ...

Day 1669 - 1670: David, Panama

Having hiked all night towards the summit of Volcan Baru, an extra rest day was certainly in order once we returned to the Bamboo Hostel in David. I like this ...

Day 1668: Climbing Volcan Baru

I had convinced Mariana that climbing Volcan Baru would be a real adventure, so one morning we were catching the bus to the mountain village of Boquete. Boquete in itself ...

Day 1666 - 1667: David, Panama

Distance: 37.73 km Ride time: 2:20:25 Average: 16.12 km/h Max speed: 51.68 km/h Total: 34810 km Normally I would choose hot weather over cold weather anytime, but after suffering through another hot and steamy night ...

Day 1665, Santiago - San Loren

Distance: 115.60 km Ride time: 7:19:40 Average: 15.77 km/h Max speed: 55.34 km/h Total: 34772 km I knew I would be heading into more remote parts of Panama today and I was excited about what ...

Day 1664, Aguadulce - Santiago

Distance: 106.22 km Ride time: 5:17:30 Average: 20.07 km/h Max speed: 47.56 km/h Total: 34656 km The weather went from hot and dry to hot and humid, and the landscape from flat to hilly ...

Day 1663, Palmar - Aguadulce:

Distance: 103.16 km Ride time: 4:53:41 Average: 21.07 km/h Max speed: 48.42 km/h Total: 34550 km If the first thing you do in the morning is to open the door and go for a swim ...

Day 1662, Panama City - El Pal

Distance: 100.97 km Ride time: 5:23:37 Average: 18.72 km/h Max speed: 55.84 km/h Total: 34447 km Leaving Panama City I would be crossing the famous canal over the Puente de las Americas. I was spending ...

Day 1661: Panama City

Even though I just got back on the bike after my long break in Cartagena I thought I would take a day off in Panama City to check out the ...