Detailed Itinerary

*A fair amount of this is now slightly out-dated*

Start: Saturday, 17 January 2015
Travelling average of 100 miles/day (includes rough amount of rest days)

Section 1: Days 1 – 30 (UK – Istanbul, Turkey) [Approx: 2,650 miles; 39,000m (average of 1,500m/day)]
London – Portsmouth – Caen – Nice
Nice – Latisana, Italy (via Savona, Piacenza, Cologna Veneta)
Latisana – Rijeka, Croatia
Down Adriatic coast through Croatia, Montenegro and Albania to Greece
Cut East across Greece to Istanbul, Turkey.

Flight (1) Then fly to Mumbai, India

Section 2: Days 31 – 58 (India: 17 February to 17 March 2015) [Approx: 2,600 miles; 23,000m (average of 885m/day)]
Mumbai – Kolkata (via Goa, Kerala, Kanyakumari, Puducherry, Visakapatnam, i.e. going down west coast and back up east coast): 28 days approx.
[Arrive Kolkata approx. 16 March 2015]

Flight (2) Then fly to Mandalay, Burma

Section 3: Days 59 – 73 (South East Asia: 18 March – 1 April 2015) [Approx: 1,365 miles; 10,000m (average of 735m/day)]
Mandalay, Burma – Myawaddy, Burma/Thai border (via Meiktila, Taungoo, Thaton, Hpa-An, Kawkareik): approx. 6 days
Mae Sot, Thailand – Poipet, Thai/Cambodia border (via Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Nakon Sawan, Sing Buri, Sara Buri, Nakhon Nayak, Sa Kaeo): approx. 5 days
Poipet, Cambodia – Bavet Kandal, Cambodia/Vietnam border (via Angkor Wat – via Hwy 6, Hwy 7 & Hwy 72 to Viet border): approx. 4 days
Cambodia/Vietnam border – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam: approx. 1 day

Flight (3) Then fly Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok.

Section 4: Days 74 – 91 (Thailand – Malaysia – Singapore: 2 April – 19 April 2015) [Approx: 1,500 miles; 15,250m (average of 1,000m/day)]
Bangkok to Satun, Thailand: approx. 8 days
Take ferry to Kuah, Langawi.
Then ferry to Kuala Perlis, Malaysia
Kuala Perlis to Singapore (across the middle of Malaysia, steering clear of the border with Thailand and then down the east coast): approx. 8 days

Flight (4) Fly from Singapore to Perth, Australia. approx 20 April

Section 5: Days 92 – 133 (Australia: 22 April – 4 June 2015) [Approx: 4,100 miles; 42,060m (average of 1,025m/day)]
Arrive Perth approx. 22 April 2015 – 1 day rest/sort out.
Perth – Bunbury – Albany – Ravensthorp – Esperance – Norseman – Ceduna – Port Lincoln – Port Augusta – Adelaide – Mount Gambier – Geelong – Bairnsdale – Wollongong – Sydney – Newcastle – Port McQuarie – Coffs Harbour – Evans Head – Gold Coast – Brisbane
Approx. 43 days

Flight (5) Fly from Brisbane to Dunedin (approx. 4 June).

Section 6: Days 134 – 146 (New Zealand: 4 June – 16 June 2015) [Approx: 900 miles; 10,800m (average of 1,200m/day)]
Arrive Dunedin, South Island approx. 4 June
Dunedin – Oamaru – Timaru – Christhurch – Cheviot – Ward – Blenheim – Picton
Approx. 5 days
3 hour ferry trip to Wellington, North Island
Wellington – Bulls – Taihape – Turangi – Taupo – Rotorua – Hamilton – Auckland
Approx. 5 days

Flight (6) Fly to San Francisco: approx. 17 June

Section 7: Days 147 – 192 (USA: 17 June to 31 July 2015) [Approx: 4,200 miles; 40,850m (average of 973m/day)]
San Francisco to Boston (Via Canada)
San Francisco – Oakland – Colusa – Red Bluff – Klamath Falls – Bend – Walla Walla – Lewiston – Missoula – Great Falls – Havre – Climax – Estevan – Winnipeg – Kenora – Thunder Bay – Nipigon – Sault Ste Marie – Kingston – Utica (USA) – Albany – Boston

Flight (7) Fly to Lisbon from Boston approx. 1 August

Section 8: Days 193 – 208 (Portugal, Spain, France, UK: 2 August to 16 August 2015 [Approx: 1,215 miles, 15,700m (average of 1,300m/day)]
Lisbon to London:  Lisbon – Santarem – Castel Branco – Ciudad Rodrigo – Salamanca – Vallodolid – Burgos – Miranda de Ebro – Vitoria – Bergara – Deba – San Sebastian – Biarritz – Parentis en Baru – Bordeaux – Mirambeau – Niort – Parthenay – Thouars – Saumur – La Fleche – Domfront – Caen – Portsmouth – London!

 

Please note this route is still open to change and the itinerary will be updated and made more detailed from now until I’ve ridden it

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4 comments

  1. Looks awesome mate, all the best and I’ll be following closely! I met some RTW cyclists going west in Tbilisi, Georgia this summer. They were taking 2 years over it so had time to sort Iranian visas and stuff – but you should think about extending your london-istanbul leg to Tbilisi or Baku!

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    1. Thanks mate. I’d have loved to, both were in provisional versions of the route but I could only get a Burmese visa 3 months before arrival so I needed to take out miles before and add them after. Chose Burma over Turkey and Georgia/Azerbaijan.. bit of a pain really, ideally would’ve done both. Thanks though!

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  2. Hi Tom

    You stayed with my brother in law & family in Adelaide (Julian & Sarah Vaile)….& you’ll be going right past my house on your way into London (just off A24 in Worcester Park)!

    Too bad we’re away as I’d have joined you on my bike from Dorking to give you a drag into town….gutted!

    Good luck with the final leg…not long to go now!

    Pete

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