Would you like to travel around the world by cycling?

Last week I subscribed to the mail list of biketours.com and today I saw a email in my inbox from biketours says about the quiz which defines your travel style. I don’t know whether you saw this before or not. I didn’t. I made the quiz and the result was that I’m the explorer.

Depending on your point of interest they give you several travel suggestions. I really like to explore new places so much. With my bicycle or not I’m planning to see many places as much as possible. Travelling with the bicycle is becoming popular recently. It seems very enjoyable and adventurous, but it’s not as easy as it seems I guess. At least for me. Of course I want to travel around the world on my bike, but first I should have ask myself about my courage. Because all aside, the courage is all we need first. I don’t believe myself yet to do this. Maybe someday I can, I hope. I mean I’m the explorer but just in theory now (regarding to cycling). I think, I should travel in short distance, first.

I don’t have enough courage to travel around the world by bike but, some people have. Mark Beaumont, a British cyclist, beated the world record by cycling around the world in 194 days and 17 hours in 2008 when he’s 25. Then wrote many books about his journey and now he’s making his new record attempt by traveling the world by cycling in 80 days inspring by Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days”.  The project called Artemis World Cycle. You can follow his route from his website.

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Our second adventurer guy is Alastair Humphreys. He cycled around the world in 4 years visiting 60 countries. He doesn’t just cycle, he’s natural born adventurer in many ways. Think about it; you’re travelling from England to South Africa and from there to South America and then you’re cycling over Asian culture and the last part of your trip is over Siberia to England. Like a dream. He, of course, wrote many books and you can follow his journey from his blog.

alastair-humphreys

The people who cycle around the world is increasing in number recently. If you have anough courage, a sporting blood and want to take a chance, you can try cycling around the world alone or with your any friend. It’s your choice. Maybe taking a friend with you could be better.

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  1. I wouldn’t travel my Country, let alone the world, on my bike. Maybe after I retire but I have too many responsibilities to take care of. I’m happy enough traveling my State.

    Interesting post.

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