I’m gonna be short. I might have somebody draw this cool world map with a little bicycle. Basically this trip I’m heading east from the Netherlands. After Iran I am aiming for the northern side of the Himalaya then drop into Kashmir and go to Kathmandu from the north of India. Then SE-Asia, Indonesia, Australia and in New Zealand I hope to catch a boat to the South American continent. Then? Who knows.
Amsterdam – Olympia – Londen
The route I’ve been cycling in 2015 / 2016 went through 27 countries and was about 22.000 kilometer in length. On my way from Amsterdam to Olympia I had already cycled 3815 km through: The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece.
Amsterdam – Londen – Los Angeles
On the 5th of November I cycled to Calais in France, there I took a boat to London and from there I flew to L.A. Had to fly because I had to arrive in Rio before the Olympics. Boating was not an option time-wise.
Los Angeles – Rio de Janeiro
From L.A. through Baja California and Mexico I cycled down to Central- and South America. Countries: USA, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and final destination Brazil.
What the map doesn’t say is that I took a boat through the Amazone and went all the way up again to Belém in Brazil. From there I took the coast line to Rio de Janeiro. Windy? Yes, windy it was.