African Tracks
My solo bike adventure in Africa

On my way since Aug.2018 

 Click here to see the MAP of the route 

 

CountriesTime periodKilometers
GermanyAug.13 - Aug.23 2018560
Holland 1Aug. 23 201830
BelgiumAug 23 - Aug.30 2018360
HollandAug 30 - Sep.5 2018177
EnglandSep.5 - Sep 15 2018550
FranceSep 15 - Oct.10 20181203
SpainOct.10 - Nov.13 20181357
MoroccoNov.14 - Feb. 18. 20192794
Western Sahara (Morocco)Feb.18 - Feb. 26. 2019890
MauritaniaFeb.26 - March 26 1006
Senegal 1March 26 - April 28690
GambiaApril 28 - May 24 2019620
Senegal 2May 24 - June 18 2019285
Guinea-BissauJune 18 - Jun 28 2019385
Guinea28.06.- 25.07.2019525
Sierra Leone25.07.2019 -405
Total kilometers so farupdated August 15rd 2019 in Bo11.837

Solo world bike trip 2013 – 2017

Click here to see the  MAP of the entire route  

Countries Visited Time in CountryKilometers CycledCumulative Elevation Gain
Germany14 May – 20 May 2013489 km3,520 m
Czech Republic20 May – 30 May 2013587 km4,540 m
Poland 130 May – 10 June 2013 506 km5,050 m
Slovakia10 June – 11 June 201388 km770 m
Poland 211 June – 19 June 2013240 km2,300 m
Ukraine19 June – 23 June 2013341 km4,115 m
Romania 23 June – 11 July 20131,146 km10,360 m
Bulgaria 11 July – 28 July 2013792 km12,325 m
Macedonia 28 July – 31 July 2013370 km2,690 m
Kosovo31 July – 3 Aug 2013225 km3,380 m
Montenegro3 Aug – 14 Aug 2013561 km6,685 m
Albania14 Aug – 26 Aug 2013647 km11,310 m
Greece26 Aug – 15 Sep 20131,045 km12,025 m
Turkey16 Sep – 12 Nov 20132,454 km26,225 m
Georgia13 Nov – 28 Nov 2013447 km5,020 m
Armenia28 Nov – 10 Dec 2013407 km5,345 m
Iran 111 Dec – 18 Jan 20141386 km6310 m
United Arab Emirates 119 Jan – 26 Jan 2014261 km650 m
Oman26 Jan – 25 Feb 20141,281 km13,860 m
United Arab Emirates 226 Feb – 6 March 2014325 km325 m
Iran 2 7 March - 5 April 20141181 km8,785 m
Turkmenistan5 April – 9 April 2014460 km835 m
Uzbekistan9 April - 4 May 2014910 km5,350 m
Kyrgyzstan4 May – 28 June 2014 1,711 km17,770 m
Kazakhstan 28 June – 2 July 2014213 km685 m
China 1 2 July - 31 Oct. 20145,905 km54,000 m
Laos3 Oct – 22 Dec 2014918 km11,750 m
Vietnam22 Dec – 18 Jan 2015 1049 km13,480 m
China 218 Jan – 12 Feb 2015 1220 km5450 m
Taiwan13 Feb - 10 April 20151650 km13,950 m
Korea10 April - 31 May 20151478 km7700 m
Russia 1 June 2015 – 3 July 20151393 km8950 m
Japan3 July 2015 – 1 Oct 20153859 km32,500 m
total 316.500 m
USA 11 Oct 2015 – 24 March 20165500 km?
Canada24 March 2016 – 13 July 20162870 km?
USA 213 July 2016 – 2 Dec 20163021 km?
Mexico2 Dec 2016 – 10 May 20173765 km?
Guatemala 110 May 2017 - 19 May 2017242 km?
Belize19 May 2017 - 14 June 2017411 km?
Guatemala 214 June 2017 - 17 June 201742 km?
Honduras 117 June 2017 - 27 June 2017465 km?
El Salvador27 June 2017 - 28 June 2017 40 km?
Honduras 228 June 2017 - 30 June 2017140 km?
Nicaragua30 June 2017 - 8 Aug 2017266 km?
USA 38 Aug 2017 - 12 Dec 2017ca. 650 km
break time
?
Flight home12 Dec 2017short visit
37 countries4.7 years52.000 km

14 Comments

  1. You havent visited India. Please do.

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  2. thank you for the route

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  3. Hello, Heike. Love your bike travel adventures and great photos of your journey! Looking forward to more. Stay safe and keep going. Or stop and take a break. There are no rules to this life. Live it your way. Take care and I will be sure to check in regularly.

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    • Thanks Antonio – love your comment 😉 Enjoy life !!!! Cheers Heike

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  4. Heike, the years are catching up with me , getting old, hope to be around if and when you make it to Australia. If the lungs and legs still work might ride a mile or two with you. Gambatte.

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  5. Hello.
    Any chance you have the .gpx or just milestones of your route in the Balkans?
    I traveled Macedonia last year, and this year go to Montenegro, Albania and Serbia. Looking for recommendations 🙂

    Thanks

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  6. Hello Heike!
    I’d love to read more about your bike trip around Madagascar. Where can I find more info?
    How did you get your bike back from Toliara to Tana?

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  7. I was looking at your map of where you traveled…In Japan, you went through my wife’s hometown of Gujo Hachiman near Gifu.

    Such a lovely little town

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  8. Love your photography. What camera are you using?

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      • Hmmm …. yes found it later, soooory. Was just too excited about your photography!!
        I am currently sorting and testing gear for my trip, so find your blog very useful and informative (am on the same page, light and simple). Will leave my full frame at home and travel with Olympus TG5. What software are you using for post production? Are you shooting in RAW?

      • Hi Lori,

        thank you!
        Using LR and shooting Raw and jpg but don’t bother much about RAW and only use the jpgs for now.
        Cheers Heike

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