The basics

  • 433 days of traveling, thereof 170 days actively cycling
  • 11858 km cycled in 694:26:00 hours, which equals a speed of 17 kph
  • Probably you want to know how much that is in football fields! Turns out I have circumnavigated a typical field about 34273 times.
  • Or one could also say I have completed about 3.08% of the distance to the moon.
  • On a day of active cycling,
    • my average progress is 70 km/day
    • my average cycling time is 03:59 hours
    • my average "break" time is 3:26 hours
  • Because I sometimes take week or month long breaks, my overall progress is much slower: only just 27 km/day since the start of my trip

Other means of transport

  • By plane (0x): 0 km
  • By train (3x): approx. 2500 km
  • By bus (2x): approx. 456 km
  • By "hitchhiking" (2x): approx. 106 km
  • By ferry (5x): approx. 811 km
  • Cheating uphill by holding onto a truck: approx. 3.5 km

The nights

Since the start I've spent...

  • 120 nights of camping
  • 99 nights of couch surfing
  • 146 nights in hotels, hostels
  • 63 nights in long-term rentals
  • 5 nights on board of vehicles such as plane, ferry etc
  • Overall I have slept at more than 178 distinct places/cities

Breakdown by countries

CountryNightsDistance
 Albania 8≈ 142 km
 Azerbaijan 17≈ 941 km
 Switzerland 9≈ 419 km
 Germany 8≈ 88 km
 France 7≈ 294 km
 Georgia 37≈ 513 km
 Greece 8≈ 555 km
 Iran 59≈ 1,873 km
 Italy 35≈ 1,724 km
 Kazakhstan 17≈ 591 km
 Macedonia 5≈ 163 km
 Tajikistan 26≈ 903 km
 Turkey 190≈ 3,515 km
 Uzbekistan 6≈ 138 km

Records and peaks

  • On my longest day so far I was out cycling for 7:25 hours
  • The farthest I have traveled in a day was 153 kilometers
  • My personal speed record with a fully loaded bike stands at 75.9 kph (Pamirs)
  • The highest I have been was 2700 m (Anzob tunnel)
  • The lowest I have been was -116 m (Mangystau, KZ)
  • The most cumulative altitude gain in a single day was 1,549 m
  • On my hottest day cycling the temperature was about 44 °C (Mangystau, KZ)
  • My coldest night was -5 °C (Cappadocia, TR)

Expenses

I will publish more detailed data about my daily expenses at a later stage. Currently I am spending about:

  • 20 % on accommodation
  • 35 % on food
  • 32 % on other (ferry, public transport, bicycle maintenance, clothing, visa etc.)
  • 14 % fixed costs (health insurance, web hosting, VPN etc.)

Other statistics

  • Food poisonings: 2
  • Successful visas + renewals: 7
  • Declined visas: 1
  • Who would have thought, I have had 30 flat tires so far!

Generated: 2019-08-24 17:50:57 CET