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Have Bike, Must Travel


An open ended tour around the world until the money runs out.

15,998 miles (25,746 km) over 477 days from May 3, 2011 to August 21, 2012

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Custom bikes, Expedition touring bikes, Extended, First tour, World
Locales: Europe, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Republic of, Bulgaria, Turkey, Middle East, Iran, Asia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Oceania, Australia
Years: 2011, 2012

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/chrisgardner

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Chris Gardner - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2012Featured Journal #511
Last update: Thursday September 13, 2012 15:16 (US/Pacific) (edited Sun 24 Mar 2013 01:34 (US/Pacific))
176,788 hits since April 11, 2011 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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Table of Contents

Introduction

The Route

Equipment List

The Ace Centre

A few pre-set off thoughts...

      Last Minute Jitters
      The Night Before

On the Road

      Scotland

      Day 1 to Day 3: Aviemore to Edinburgh
      Day 4 and Day 5: From Scotland to England

      England

      Day 8: Newcastle to Trimdon
      Day 9 to Day 17: Trimdon to Silverstone
      Day 18: Silverstone to Oxford
      Day 19 and 20: Oxford to Shepperton
      Day 21 to Day 25: Shepperton to Newhaven

      France

      Day 26 to Day 28: Dieppe to Maison Lafitte (Greater Paris)
      Day 29 and Day 30: Sarah's Birthday in Paris
      Day 31 to Day 35: Paris to Avallon
      Day 36 to Day 40: Avallon to Lyon
      Day 41 to Day 42: Lyon to Vizille
      Day 43 to Day 47: Vizille to Cannes
      Day 48 to Day 55: Cannes to Genova

      Italy

      Map of route through Italy
      Day 56 to Day 67: Genova to Venice
      Day 68: Venice to Trieste

      Slovenia and Croatia

      Day 69 to Day 75: Trieste to Dubrovnik
      Day 76 to Day 82: Dubrovnik
      Day 83: Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi (Montenegro)

      Montenegro and Albania

      Day 84 to Day 87: Herceg Novi (Montenegro) to Debar (Macedonia) via Albania

      Macedonia

      Day 89: Debar to Skopje
      Day 90 - Day 94: Skopje to Kriva Pilanka

      Bulgaria

      Day 95 to Day 99: Kriva Pilanka to Harmandil

      Turkey

      Day 100 to Day 101: Harmandil (Bulgaria) to Luleburgaz (Turkey)
      Day 102: Luleburgaz to Istanbul
      Day 103 and 104: Istanbul
      Day 105 to Day 116: Istanbul to Goreme
      Day 117 to Day 119: Goreme to near Sivas
      Day 120 to Day 125: Near Sivas to Erzurum
      Day 126 to Day 129: Erzurum - Tackling the Iranian Visa
      Day 130: Route update and a moment's ponder 4 days away from Iran
      Day 131 to Day 134: Erzurum to Bazargan, Iran

      Iran

      Day 135 to Day 144: Bazargan to Tehran
      Day 145 to Day 163: Tehran to Mashhad
      Day 166 to Day 167: Mashhad to Sarakhs Border

      Turkmenistan

      Day 168 to Day 172: Sarakhs to Uzbekistan

      Uzbekistan

      Day 173 to Day 178: Uzbekistan Border to Samarkand
      Day 179 to Day 180: Samarkand
      Day 181 to Day 184: Samarkand to Tashkent
      Day 185 to Day 191: Tashkent
      Day 192 to Day 197: Tashkent to Osh

      Kyrgyzstan

      Day 198 to Day 199: Osh
      Day 200 to Day 204: Osh to Sary-Tash
      Day 205 to Day 206: Sary-Tash
      Day 206 to Day 208: Sary-Tash to Irkeshtam

      China

      Day 209 to Day 212: Irkeshtam to Kashgar
      Day 213 to Day 216: Kashgar
      Day 217 and Day 218: Kashgar to Urumqi (Train)
      Day 218 to Day 225: Urumqi
      Day 226 to Day 227: Urumqi to Beijing (Train)
      Day 228 to Day 233: Beijing - Merry Christmas!
      Day 234 to Day 244: Beijing - Happy New Year!
      Day 245 to Day 254: Beijing to Lianyungang
      Day 255 to Day 264: Lianyungang to Shanghai

      England

      Day 265 to Day 280: A Wedding, A Bath and Back

      China

      Day 281 to Day 292: Shanghai to Yunhe
      Day 293 to Day 298: Yunhe to Sanming
      Day 299 to Day 308: Sanming to Guangzhou
      Day 308 to Day 317: Guangzhou to Nanning
      Day 318 to Day 319: Nanning to Vietnam

      Vietnam

      Day 320 to Day 324: Mong Cai to Hanoi
      Day 325 to Day 337: Hanoi to Hoi An
      Day 338 to Day 345: Hoi An to Nha Trang
      Day 346 to Day 352: Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City
      Day 353 to Day 356: Ho Chi Minh City

      Thailand

      Day 357: Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok (Plane)
      Day 358 to Day 364: Bangkok
      Day 365 to Day 377: Around Thailand (Backpacking)
      Day 378 to Day 379: Bangkok to Near Sa Kaeo

      Cambodia

      Day 380 to Day 381: Sa Kaeo to Siem Reap
      Day 382 to Day 383: Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
      Day 384 to Day 386: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
      Day 387 to Day 392: Phnom Penh
      Day 393 to Day 396: Phnom Penh to Sisophon

      Thailand

      Day 397 to Day 401: Sisophon to Cha-am
      Day 402: Cha-am
      Day 403 to Day 409: Cha-am to Lamai
      Day 410 to Day 416: Ko Samui to Kota Bharu

      Malaysia and Singapore

      Day 417 to Day 418: Kota Bharu to Pulau Perhentian
      Day 419 to Day 426: Pulau Perhentian to Singapore
      Day 427 to Day 429: Singapore

      Australia

      Day 430 and Day 431: Singapore to Perth
      Day 432 to Day 436: Perth
      Day 437 to Day 445: Perth to Norseman
      Day 445 to Day 455: Norseman to Ceduna
      Day 456 to Day 459: Ceduna to Wallaroo
      Day 460 to Day 467: Wallaroo to Hay
      Day 468 to Day 472: Hay to Cowra
      Day 473 to Day 476: At Journey's End: Cowra to Sydney
      Thanks


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