Listed here are some interesting expeditions that helped to inspire mine. For anyone planning a similar expedition this is a treaure trove of website hints, reviews and feedback. For others it is amazing to hear of all the other people out there who heeded the Call to Adventure and are finding their bliss. Some are still on the road others i’m sure still have their bicycles in the Garage.
Adventurers met on the road
Culture Quest Â I met Peter & Shahla on the road in Southern Thailand. They were heading south and I north. As we got talking I realised i could have easily chatted to these guys for days but i’m grateful for the few hours we chatted together inthe scorching tropical sun. They’d been on the road a long time which was evident looking at their setup and hopefully they’ll be on the road for some time to come.
Vancouver to Vancouver Expedition Home I met Tim Harvey cycling through Poland in 2005. This was his Expedition to circumnavigate the world using human power! Tim completed this trip in 2006 and currently resides in Canada writing a book and producing a documentary about the Expedition.
BrinkX – The Expedition An Aussie expedition starting in the heart of the Amazon and ending up in Australia. I met Kendon in Brisbane 2009 at the start of my journey and then spent a month together in Darwin as our respective expeditions crossed paths. Kendon is an all round champion and one unique individual.
Travelling Two Welcome Ã‚Â» Biking The World Two Canadians who recently completed their own round the world tour and are now re-adjusting to civilian life! This site really is amazing. It’s packed full of stories on the road, tips, and advice. I met Friedal and Andrew in Newcastle a few weeks prior to departure on the CSX.
Bici Clown – I met Alvaro cycling through Indonesia in 2009. We shared a beer together. His story is one incredible adventure. Cycling around the world and performing as a clown to underprivileged children, Alvaro has been on the road for about 10 years.
Adventurers I’ve I had contact with
Peter GlasgowÂ is currently cycling through Africa to raise money for Maleria. Pete has cycled around the world on various bicycle trips and continues to be a source of advice for the CSX. Best of luck in 2010 pete!
Diasuke is a japanese cyclist who has been cycling around the world for the last 12 years. I got in contact through a friend in Indonesia.
Alastair Humphreys. Adventurer Author Public Speaker – Round the World by Bike If first heard of this guy from Tim Harvey while riding through Poland on my 2005 tour of Europe. This was an extraordinary journey around the world on a bike.
Lee Hughes. Is planning his own adventure around the world on a Bicycle.
Earth Odyssey Another odyssey to cylce the globe by bicycle and sail!
http://rideplanetearth.org The ride planent earth campaign – Cycling from Australia and collecting messages from communities affected by climate change to deliver to world leaders in Copenhagen in 2009.
Richard Gregg’s Worldcycle As he himself puts it “the world on two wheels”. I wanted to steal his alias ICBM – International Continental Bicycle Man, but he inspired me otherwise.
Cycling Adventurer Bicycle Touring An Aussie with loads of experience cycle touring, and great guy and lots of help, Thanks Rowan.
Bicycle touring around the world Down the Road.org is the blog of an american couple who decided to set off on a similar world tour by bicycle. Full of useful tips, information and a good story.
Ecotopia Biketour home An eco-mobile action community of bikers of different backgrounds, nataionality, age, language and experience meeting up with environmentally like minded groups and local community projects.
cyclinghomefromsiberia.com Rob Lilwalls cycle journey from the far reaches of Siberia all the way back home to England via a shourt detour downunder.
Biking around Australia – bike bike bike A circumnavigation of Australia by bicycle.
Cycling Around The World A great resource for cycling enthusiasts full of inspiration and information for cyclists planning an overseas trip.
One year by bicycle A cycling tour around Australia, USA, New Zealand and India.
Cycling for Human Rights – Translation From Germany to Australia, A ride of solidarity for the work of human rights defenders the world over.
Berlin-Indien A Cycle Tour from India to Germany and back again – This guy is now part of the Cycle Generation Crew (see below).
Welcome to How’s My Cycling – around the world by bicycle Pretty good i reckon. A bicycle journey around the world by bicycle and sail.
Cycle Generation A new generation of cyclists tackling climate change and promoting renewable energy!
EarthCycle Campaign A cycle tour from Alaska to Patagonia to challenge others to think about the environment.
Mountainbike Expedition Team – Andy HeÃƒÅ¸berg, Waltraud Schulze These guys have been cycling on just about every continent!
Canning Stock Route by Bike 2005 A 3 month unsupported trip through the outback of Australia along the canning stock route.
Velotour Do it yourself cycle touring. Inspiring a new wave of global travellers.
Eric and Joan’s Bicycle & Canoe Trip around the world A 26 month adventure around the world!
TATSU SAKAMOTO’S BIKE TRIP AROUND THE WORLD This site isn’t in English. None the less it deserves recognition for his world tour!
World On Wheels–MAARTEN HAENTJENS DEKKER – Crossing the worlds continents on two wheels – a cycle nomad.
Beijing to Paris Carfree The Beijing to Paris on a bicycle challenge. A race to the finish.
Himalaya by bicycle A great website for cycle touring in the Himalaya.
Biking the Indian Himalaya Cycling some of the highest roads in the world.
Bewdley to Beijing by Bicycle A journey from the UK to China on a bicycle.
THE HUNGRY CYCLIST – PEDALING THE WORLD FOR THE PERFECT MEAL I like this idea, cycle from New York to Brasil and get strangers to feed you along the way. Great looking website too.
Free Wheels East Two cousins and a journey east to cycle around the world.
14degrees Off The Beaten Track Around the world by bicycle and skateboard?
Korea to Cape Town Charity Cycle Ride The axis of evil by bike!
The Fully Loaded Touring Bike Photo Gallery Excelent photo’s of fully loaded cycling rigs.
Ride Earth Ã‚Â» Ride Earth In Armenia The mission of two guys to travel the world on mountain bikes.
The Long Ride Home – Home Page Sydney to London by bicycle.
Ribbon Of Road A Pan-American Bike Journey To Help Fight Diabetes Cycling Alaska to Argentina to help fight diabetes.
Daves Travel Pages – Travel with Dave A journey from England to Capetown by bicycle.
Teacher on Two Wheels One man, one bicycle, two years, lots of road ahead. A teacher travelling to worl in search of tailwinds, smooth roads and students he can learn from.
CYCLE of LIFE Cycling Eastern Africa in aid of conservation.
Pedalling Around – Start Ã‚Â» End of the Road! A circumnavigation of the world by bicycle in Guinness world reacord breaking time!
Ride round Cycling the world in a round about manner.
Edward Genochio 2wheels cycling, speaking, photography, writing A jpurney from the west of England to the East China Sea and back again.
Oncearoundonabicycle.com A trip around the world by bicycle.
Welcome to the Cycletourer Website That’s what is is, a cycletourer. The site is full of good info.
Corax, around the world by bicycle Biking aroudn the world through 50 countries covering more than 82000km.
Biking Southeast Asia with Mr Pumpy! A great resource for cycling South East Asia.
Frank on Biketour A german cyclist touring the world.
Fernlust Home This would be a great read if only i could speak german.
Weltumradlung-Online – Vom Banker zum Biker From banker to Biker, touring on a tandem bike.
Roaming the earth by bike. Page of a bicycle traveller. Like the site says, a guy who loves travelling.
BikeBrats – Around the World with 2 Pairs of Underwear Around the world with two pairs of underwear?
Tilmann Waldthaler Undoubtedly one of the most travelled cycle tourists in the world.
World Tour on Bicycle A soild world tour by bike and some nice photography too.
A North American Bicycle Journey A journey by bike across North America in search of Nirvana.
Long Distance Bicycle Touring, Long Way Home The adventure of a Ed and Gaye bourke, including a trip from Melbourne to London.
Northlandboy – Travels by bike A Kiwi on a bike decided to cycle home one day…
The Argonauts — Soul-searching adventure — bicycle around the world Bicycling around the world.
ozbybike.co.uk- A journey from England to Australia on a bicycle
Translated version of http–www.benniaufreisen.de- From German to Cape Town on? a recumbent bicycle.
Mark McLean and Juliette McLean’s homepage – UK to Australia by bicycle From the UK to Australia by bicycle.
HIMALAYAN CYCLIST – A japanese cyclist in the wild.
isaetterry cyclotouring Some good tips and stories as a well as a world tour thrown in for good measure.
http://www.africa365.co.za/ Around Africa by bike and other adventures.
http://chig.net.au/home An upcoming tour around Australia
http://www.ozbybike.com/ A circumnavigation to the far corners of Australia
http://www.ridehimalaya.com/ Two Cyclists on a Journey from London to Lhasa
Denis – Katzer News Trans-East-Expedition Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Chapter 3 Serious expeditions and adventures. Great looking site.
Around-n-Over – dispatches – human powered journey for education and inspiration Expeditions, Education and honouring the legacy of previous adventures. Around ‘n’ Over is a not for profit organisations seeking to inspire others through education, human powered exploration and adventure.
Expedition 360 – Around the World by Human Power A successful attempt at one of the last great firsts; to circumnavigate the globe using only human power!
Goliath Expedition It is what is says. A goliath undertaking: An attempt to journey by foot? from South America to England leaving only an unbroken trail of footsteps.
Human Power Round The World A group that travelled from England to Australia on human power.
http://www.crossingtheditch.com.au/ A trans tasman kayak expedition from Australia to New Zealand.
http://www.1000hourday.com/ A hourney on foot across Victoria Island in the remote Canadian North
http://www.kingsleyholgate.co.za/ Humanatarian and Explorer; this guys is circumnavigating Africa with his family!
http://www.mikehornnorthpole.com/ An attempt to walk from Russia tot he North Pole.
http://www.steppebysteppe.com.au/ A unique expedition to the outer reagion of siberia in a Quike
http://www.jonmuir.com/ Jon Muir – A unique Aussie Adventurer/Explorer.