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After 44 years - on 18th.09.2014 - I decided to stop my researches on: "How were all continents discovered 1885-2014 by motorcycle-travellers?" The reason is that I have been sitting with all my passion behind the computers and reading books and articles for years day and night to come to the knowledge of these sites.
I am still full of other ideas including some travels. Also I want to move a bit more for my health instead of sitting too long behind the computer.

You can use all information for yourself. If you use infos and fotos for any other reason like publications please know, that there is still Copyright on all of it by myself and others.

I am German. I did my best to write most in English. If I missed some ,,,,,,,,, please take some of these and put them on the right place (Churchill)!

Bye Bernd Tesch. Village Hammer in forest EIFEL / Germany / United Europe / Multiversum

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Last update by Bernd Tesch: 28.07.2022 + 03.04.2022 + 08.12.2021

Around-The-World by motorcycle
10 bi-1900 Around-The-World
1901-1950 Around-The-World
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1971-1980 Around-The-World
1981-1990 Around-The-World
1991-1994 Around-The-World
1995-2000 Around-The-World
2001-2004 Around-The-World
2005-2010 Around-The-World
2011-2015 Around-The-World
2016-2020 Around-The-World

Around-The-World by Motorcycle  2011 - 2015

Books for Around-The-World
See my website
= >1700 Motorcycle-TRAVEL-Books in a date-base. Here look in the columne "continent" under Around-The-World.

Maps for all continents

Information about > 249 Motorcycle-Tours Around-The-World: 1912 - 2020 (plans)

Around-The-World by Motorcycle
= Il giro del mondo al moto (Italian) = Misaviv laolam beofanoaa (Hebro) = La Vuelta del Mundo al moto (Spanish) = Autour du monde avec une moto = Lune de Miel (French) = Rond de Wereld met de motor (Dutch) = Motorcylist kör totalt "runt jorden" (Swedish) = Svetovni popotnik na motociklu (Slovenian) = Trotamundos (Latine) = Motorrad-Weltumrunder (German)
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Copyright Bernd Tesch.Expert for Motorcycle-WORLD-Travels. It is free for you to read this and learn out of it. It is not allowed to take off or to publish any information of this without written permission of Bernd Tesch. This all is a part of the book in work "Motorrad-Welt-Reisen" = Motorcycle-Travels Around-The-World. ISBN  3-9800099-8-x.
GLOBETROTT-ZENTRALE Bernd TESCH. Grünentalstrasse 31. 52152 Simmerath-Hammer / EIFEL / Germany. Tel: 0049 (0)2402-938686.

If you are a World-Around-Traveller or plan to do this or "on the road" already or know anyone who is not listed here, please send my any details, addresses, publications, homepages and most important: best pictures.

YOUR summary:
PLEASE give me at first a complete view like this EXAMPLE-BLOG  in THIS form in English:

20.10.2010 (your start) - 20.11.2012 (your end)
Sven Müller (German, born-date??)  and Susan Smith (British, born-date??) your http://www.???

Solo Around the World with BMW R 100 GS. 50.000 kms. Sven rode together with Susan Smith (British) who rode a HONDA 500 XL.
Purpose of your tour: ..??
: Europe 12.000 kms (Germany - Austria - Switzerland - Italy - Greek - Turkey ....) - Asia 15.000 kms (Iran - Pakistan - India - Nepal. Bike solo by plane to Singapure. I flew to Singapure. Malaysia - Thailand - back to Singapure). - Australia 16.000 kms (I flew together with bike to Darwin. Around  Australia 16.000 kms. Or offer names like: Darwin - Adelaide - Melbourne - Sydney ...) - North-America (I flew with bike to Los Angeles. LA - New York) - Africa - Europe (Bike by ship to Netherlands / Amsterdam - Germany / Cologne).
The best: I wanted to find myself. Freedom. Sun. Friendship of  Turkey people. invitation by Pakistani. Climbing the Himalayas........)
The worst: I got Malaria in Nairobi. Attack of soldiers with weapons in Iran.....)...
Important useful informations for others:...
Book or publication (about your tour):...
Earlier motorcycle-travel-experiences:...


2011. All Daimller-cars and people for the world-tour at the start in Germany.Stuttgart. Foto (C) Daimler-Benz.

2011. The "old version" of travelling by horse and the "new version" with an electric Daimler-car. Fotos (C) Daimler-Benz.

29.01.2011 - 01.06.2011
+ Around-The-World: F-CELL WORLD DRIVE. In 125 days three Mercedes cars with Wasserstoff (H)-power arrived back after 30.000 kms having been in 4 continents through 14 countries. This were the second cars with Electric-Power for the car. The first Electric-car circling the world completely was the one from the Danish RTW-traveller Hjlate Tin and Nina Tin-Rasmussen. See above.
The Mercedes-Benz B-Klasse F-Cell Fahrzeuge, one lorry with a huge tank of H and cars with service-people for the technique.
Route: Europe (Startschuss für den F-CELL World Drive: Im Rahmen des Festakts zum 125-jährigen Jahrestag der Erfindung des Automobils am 29. Januar in Stuttgart gaben Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel und ..
Germany (Stuttgart) - France (Paris) - Spain (Barcelona - Madrid) - Portugal (Lissabon). By air including the cars to North-America (Ab dem 25. Februar 2011 absolvierte der F-CELL World Drive seinen zweiten Streckenabschnitt: Drei B-Klasse F-CELL sind von von Fort Lauderdale an der nordamerikanischen Ostküste auf die erste nordamerikanische Etappe nach New Orleans gestartet) - Australia (59 Tage nach dem Start in Stuttgart hat der F-CELL World Drive den dritten Kontinent auf seiner Weltumrundung erreicht. Von Sydney aus starteten Brennstoffzellenfahrzeuge am 29. März auf die Reise nach Melbourne).- Asia ( China Von der Automobilmesse „Auto Shanghai“ in China startete der F-CELL World Drive am 22. April 2011 auf den letzten und längsten Abschnitt der Weltreise. Shanghai - Kasachstan - Russland.) - Europe (5.000 Km noch: Finnland- Schweden - Norwegen - Dänemark- Germany (Stuttgart).
"Nach der Erfindung des Automobils soll von dort auch dessen Neuerfindung ausgehen". Der Aufbau und die Inbetriebnahme der neuen Tankstellen starten bereits im Jahr 2012. Die gemeinsame Initiative von Daimler und Linde steht weiteren Industriepartnern, etwa aus der Mineralöl, Energie- oder Automobilindustrie, offen.
02.06.2011 First info by TV and out of
13.02.2013 0049- (0711-170). . Tel. mit Daimler. Unter anderem mit der Sprecherin Melanie Cecotti.
Schicken mir Buch über die Reise.
B.T.: Nina and Hjalte Tin just had ONE car. Mercedes had 19 + hydrogen-tankers, and still only one out of three cars made it.

P.S. Dieses Jahr fand die Challenge Bibendum erstmals in Deutschland statt. Gezeigt und vorgeführt wurden umweltgerechte Fahrzeuge wie dieses Solarmobil, das schon bei der Veranstaltung 2010 für Aufsehen sorgte.

Heidi Gleitz and Bernd Kleine in 2011 in Kallmerode, Deutschland (C). Foto und Karte aus der website.

Heidi Gleitz and Bernd Kleine 2012 in Bolivien (C).

25.04.2011 - 13.04.2013
Heidi Kleine (Geb. Gleitz, German, 20.11.1978. Heirat auf dem Motorrad 5 Tage vor der Abfahrt !) and Bernd Kleine (German, 31.07.1970)
+ Around-The-World. Germany - Asia - North-America - South America - Europe
. Heidi and Bernd rode the world 105.600 km with 2 KTM LC 4 Adventure.
They finally rode more than 2,5 times RTW from the distance.
Purpose of travel: Free ! Ride on our world again and …see our world again!!
Route: Europe (Germany – Poland – Litauen – Lettland – Estland – Russia) - Asia (Kasachstan – Usbekistan – Tadschikistan – Kirgistan – Kasachstan – Russia – Mongolia – Russia - Japan). They shipped the bike by container and flew by plane to Southamerica (Chile – Argentinia – Uruguay – Brasilia – Paraguay – Bolivia – Peru – Ecuador – Columbia – Venezuela) – North America (Panama – Costa Rica – Nicaragua – Honduras – El Salvador – Guatemala – Belize – Mexiko - USA – Aircargo to Europe (Spain - Portugal - France - Germany).
The best: The people in Russia, in Siberia!
The Worst: Roads and Trafic in Ulan Bator and the Topes in Mexiko.
Useful tips for others: Just do it!
Earlier Mc-Experiences: Europe, Northafrica, 2 months Australia (1997/98), Asia Overland to Aus and NZ from. 2003 – 2005, 80.000 km.
Info: We can not compare our first world-tour with the second one. We liked Asia so much. We needed dopule of money in Euro although we live very basic. In asia we could speak much more in English which makes to travel much easier.
All information about shipping you fins here:
Bernd very proud: My KTM now has already 260.000 km. Hopefull she will make it to Belium 03rd.05th.05.2013....
In two years they did not meet another RTW-traveller with mc.
19.07.2011 Erste Info von Bernd Kleine über die Welttour, obwohl er schon 9 Mal auf dem TTTreffen war.
19.07.2011 1st request for update
25.07.2011 Last summary.
10.12.2012 ca. 82.000 km so far.
12.03.2013 Last update. ca. 98.000 km so far..
03.-05.05.2013 Bernd plans to come to the 55 TTTreffen for Motorcycle-Travellers.
16.04.2013 Last update just after the came home! THANK YOU !

Sherrie McCarthy und Patrick Schweizer in Mongolia. 08.2011. Oben li die Karte. Oben re: das "Reiseergebnis Emma in 2013".

(C) Sherrie McCarthy. Patrick Schweizer in Mongolia. 08. 2011. Helping guy on the wheel ??

(C) Sherrie McCarthy und Patrick Schweizer in Mongolia. 08.2011.

28.05.2011 - 30.06.2013
Sherrie McCarthy (Canadian travel writer, born 09.08.1979);
and Patrick Schweizer (German, born 30.11.1976) +
+ Around-The-World with motorcycles and van. Sherrie (Masters degree in history) & Patrick (Engineer) planned to circle the world. They rode from Germany to Newfoundland with some detours. They picked up a Thai street dog on their way named Mango. This is the second RTW-tour for Patrick !
In Europe, Russia and Mongolia we had two BMW F609GS. We sold them in Mongolia because the shipping was too expensive. We flew to South-East-Asia and bought there two Honda Wave 125ccm. After six monthe we sold them again. In Canada and USA we travelled with a van.
Route: Europe (Germany - Switzerland - Italy - Slovenia - Austria - Croatia - Serbia - Hungary - Romania - Ukraine - Russia) - Asia (Mongolia, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos)  -  North America (USA - Canada: Newfoundland) - Europe
Purpose of your travel: Drink a beer in Newfoundland with Sherrie's friends and family.
The best:  so far…Drinking beer and eating mini lobster (raki) with the Russian immigration police.
The worst: so far..Sherrie driving her motorcycle off a mountain side in Mongolia.
Useful / important informations and TIPS for others: Everyone says something different, go out and see and try it for yourself.
Acknowledegement by B.T.: That is untrue ! NOT EVERYONE ! Just ask the right people !!
Earlier experiences and books and publication:
Book: "Fernweh, mit dem Motorrad um die Welt": 17.05.2004 - 27.07.2005. See all details on his website !
196 Seiten im Taschenbuchformat mit 41 farbigen Abbildungen und 9 Karten. Patrick Schweizer, Books on Demand GmbH, Norderstedt ISBN 3-8334-4059-7
Other travel ebooks:
Fernweh: A Trans Continental Motorcycle Adventure
Iceland Unleashed: A Stormy Motorcycle Adventure
Buying and Riding a Motorcycle in South East Asia
The Unleash Your Adventure Packlist: What To Take, What To Leave, & The Hows & Whys Of Motorcycle Trav
Iceland - A stormy Motorcycle Adventure:
Trip to the center of Europe (Ukraine):

Germany to Turkey, visiting the Throne of the Gods:
Cuba on a Scooter:
12.08.2011 Patrick wrote to me from Mongolei: A new RTW-trip with a woman (F 650).
15.08.2011 First summary
30.08.2011 Last update from Russia, Lake Baikal
16.02.2012 Next request for update.

Trip to the center of Europe (Ukraine):

Germany to Turkey, visiting the Throne of the Gods:
Cuba on a Scooter:
12.08.2011 Patrick wrote to me from Mongolei: A new RTW-trip with a woman (F 650).
15.08.2011 First summary
30.08.2011 Last update from Russia, Lake Baikal
16.02.2012 Next request for update.
21.02.2013 Daughter Emma was born. Seen by accident in facebook.
22.02.2013 Next request for update.
16.03.2013 Last summary

Foto: 2013 in Australia. Ayers Rock. In Original Bavarian cloth.

Foto: 2014. Old Dunstan Road. South Island. New Zealand

Foto: Small left above: 2012. Mount Bromo. Java. Indonesia. Big Foto: 2013. Blue Mountains. New South Wales. Australia.

11.06.2011 – 12.02.2014 still traveling (seit 12.12.2010 online)
Bettina Höbenreich, nickname “Bea” (German, 13.03.1983) and Helmut Koch, nickname „Helle“ (German, 26.09.1981)
- Plan Around-The-World. Bea and Helle plan to circle the world on two HONDA Transalp. They are a young couple from Upper Bavaria and riding around the world on two over 20 years old Honda Transalps. No, no BMW´s even if they live close to the BMW head quarter, they are just too expensive… :-)
Purpose of travel: Explore the world on two wheels. Make our own experiences. Form our own opinion about foreign countries and cultures.
June 2011 – September 2011: Europe (Germany – Czech Republic – Slovakia – Ukraine) – Asia (Russia – Kazakhstan – Mongolia – Siberia) ~ 16.000 km. Then shipping from Vladivostok/Russia to Bangkok/Thailand by sea freight.
September 2011 – April 2012: Asia (Thailand – Cambodia – Laos – Malaysia – Singapore – Indonesia – Timor Leste) ~ 16.000 km.
Then shipping from Dili/Timor Leste to Darwin/Australia by sea freight.
April 2012 – December 2013: Australia ~ 30.000 km Then shipping from Brisbane/Australia to Auckland/New Zealand by sea freight.
December 2013 –April 2014: New Zealand ~ 9.000 km
Plan April 2014 - 2014: After New Zealand we are planning to ship our bikes to South America and continue our travel up along the Panamercana, crossing South and Central America before entering the US and Canada afterwards.
The best: Hm… the breathtaking landscape in Mongolia. The unbelievable friendly and helpful people in Mongolia and Russia, especially Siberia. The funny people in Indonesia who made us love every day even if we were riding through the Monsoon rain… :-)
The worst: “Roads” in Mongolia. Crazy world-weary drivers in Indonesia.
Useful/important information and TIPS for others: If you wanna do a motorcycle trip around the world or just to some unusual country, just do it and don´t listen to the people that tell you that you are crazy and that it´s not possible! And if you need more detailed information to some countries, have a look at the category “Country Info” ( on our web page! :-)
Earlier motorcycle experiences: Helle is riding motorcycles since he is 18 and has been around Europe. Bea just started one year before we went on our trip, so not much time for earlier motorcycle experiences for her! :-)
08.02.2014 Erste Info von einem facebook-Kunden an Patricia
08.02.2014 Erste info der Reise von B.T.
08.02.2014 First request for update by Bernd T
12.02.2014 First answer: ... Du bist eine wahre Institution unter den Motorradfernreisenden und es gibt wohl kaum einen Motorrad(fern)reisenden, der dich nicht kennt, von daher freuen wir uns natürlich sehr über deine persönliche Nachricht. Nachfolgend der Text: Fotos kommen via zu.
Leider waren wir vor unserer Weltreise nie auf Globetrotter-Treffen, doch wenn wir wieder zurück in Deutschland sind (so in ein, zwei Jahren J), dann kommen wir auf jeden Fall vorbei! Viele Grüße aus dem regnerischen Dunedin/Südinsel/Neuseeland ins winterliche(?) Deutschland:
12.02.2014 Second request for update. No fotos so far.
17.02.2014 Next update
17.02.2014 Next request for fotos.
28.02.2014 Last infos. Very good and quick conversation! Excellenr fotos!

Hartmut Heldt in Nambia. Fish River Canyon. 2011.

Hartmut Heldt in Myanmar. 2015.

13.07.2011 - 15.12.2011 and
25.10.2012 - 30.08.2013 and
22.05.2014 - 30.09.2015
Hartmut Heldt (German,*17.12.1952) (71 Foto-Alben!)
+ Nearly Around-The-World. Solo around the World in 3 steps with Honda Transalp 650V. 135.000 kms.
Purpose: What can I experience in early retirement yet?
Route: First step: Africa in 5 months 25.000 kms. I flew with the bike from Europe (Germany) to Africa (Kenya. I rode by bike to Tanzania - Malawi - Zambia -Botswana - Namibia - South Africa - Lesohto - Swaziland - Mozambique - Malawi - Tanzania - Kenya. I flew to Europe (Germany) with the motorbike.
Second step: America in 10 months 45.000 kms. I shipped the bike from Europe (Germany) to South America (Argentina). I flew to Argentina. I rode from Argentina to Uruguay - Brazil - Paraguay - Argentina - Chile - Bolivia - Peru - Ecuador - Colombia. By boat with the bike through the Caribbean to North America (Panama). By bike to Costa Rica - Nicaragua - Honduras - El Salvador - Guatemala - Belize - Mexico - United States to Canada. From Canda (Toronto) the motorbike and I flew to Europe (France. I rode France - Belgium back to Germany).
Third step: Asia 65.000 kms. After another 9 months break I started my Asia tour. I rode from Europe (Germany - Austria - Hungary - Serbia - Bulgaria) - Asia (Turkey - Georgia - Armenia - Iran - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Tajikistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan - Russia - Mongolia to Russia. From the mainland, I rode to the island of Sakhalin. By another ferry to Japan. By ferry to South Korea. From there, I shipped my bike to Indonesia. During the transport time I flew to the Philippines and rode around for 2 weeks with a rented motorcycle. I flew to Singapore and Indonesia- I traveled from Bali to Sumatra (by bike ??). I shipped to Malaysia and went to Thailand - Cambodia - Laos - Thailand - Myanmar - India - Nepal - India - Pakistan - Iran - Azerbaijan - Georgia - Ukraine - to Europe (Moldova - Romania - Slovakia -Tschechien - back to Germany).
The best: In Africa: The ascent of the Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania,
In America: A tour of the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. In Asia: To ride on the Karakom Highway in Pakistan.
The worst: In Africa: The fraud by a workshop in South Africa. In America: The damage of my clutch by a workshop in Peru. In Asia (in Pakistan) I could not travel two weeks due to illness. The waiting times were unbearable to the police escort.
Important useful informations for others: In all countries I met large helpfulness. I was very happy because I had to repair the bike very little.
Book or publication (about your tour): I plan to write a book.
Earlier motorcyle-travel-expieriences:
1986 crossing into Canada from Quebec to Vancouver.
1996 crossing into the United States from San Francisco to Washington DC.
2007 Germany - Morocco with a large round trip.
2008 Germany - Turkey with a large round trip.

02.2016 First information by Hartmut Heldt
22.-24.04.2016 4te Mal auf dem TTTreffen in Malmedy
07.05.2016 Request for update
17.05.2016 Next request for update
18.05.2016 First update.

Route of Nick and Kanchan Saroa (C).

Equipment of Nick and Kanchan Saroa (C). - Ri: Kanchan (l) and Nick Saroa "on the road"

Kanchan and Nick Saroa 20?? in ?? (C).

Kanchan and Nick Saroa 20?? in ?? (C).

02.10.2011- 13.04.2014 (days 365 + 365 +182 ca. = 912,00 app days. Makes 165,00 km each day)
Kanchan Sarao (American. Born 05.1982) and Nick Sarao (India, born April 1976) or 
+ Around-The-World. In 2,5 years Kanchan and Nick rode RTW covering 73 countries over all 6 continents on one BMW R1200GS Adventure appr. 150.000 km..
Purpose: To experience  and understand different cultures and people around the world to enrich our lives. 
RouteNorth America (USA) by plane to Asia ( India> Nepal> Thailand> Laos> Cambodia> Vietnam> Malaysia> Singapore> Indonesia> East Timor) by plane to Australia (by mc North-ast- South Australia) by plane to Africa (>SouthAfrica> Lesotho> Swaziland> Namibia> Botswana> Zimbabwe> Mozambique> Malawi> Tanzania> Kenya> Uganda> Ethiopia) >back to Asia (India(Mumbai)> Pakistan) by plane to Europe>Turkey> Bulgaria> Greece> Albania> Kosovo> Macedonia> Romania> Hungary> Austria> Germany> Denmark> Sweden> Norway> Finland> Estonia> Latvia> Lithuania> Poland> Slovakia> Czech Republic> Slovenia> Croatia> Bosnia &Herzegovina> Italy> Switzerland> France> Luxembourg> Belgium> England> Wales> England > France > Andorra> Spain) > Africa (Morroco) > Europe (Portugal) by plane to South America (>Argentina> Chile> Bolivia> Peru> Ecuador> Colombia > by boat to North America (>Panama> Costa Rica> Nicaragua> Honduras> El Salvador> Guatemala> Belize> Mexico> USA).
Highlights: Reaching Everest base camp. Travelling through the himalayas (India, Pakistan and Nepal). Travelling through Africa to name a few.
The worst: None ( Maybe dealing with all the shipping stuff was not our favorite part)
Problems with the bike: Main engine seal failure. Rear diff seal failure twice. 
Book or publication: We are currently working on putting together a book on the journey (05.09.2014). 
Useful / important informations and TIPS for others: Don't think too hard, don't plan too much and live in the moment.
Earlier Experiences of big Motorcycle-Tours: Nick has ridden motorcycles all his life growing up in India. He has also been taking part in cross country rallies but we did not have any experience of touring together on a bike before.
26.08.2014 Bernd found Nick and Kanchan in facebook. And contated them.
26.08.2014 1st answer Hi Bernd, thanks a lot for contacting us. Your website is a great collection of information. My name is Nick Sarao. Me and my wife Kanchan Sarao travelled around the world covering 73 countries over all 6 continents on one BMW R1200GS Adventure and finished our tour in Texas, USA in april 2014. The name of our website is or You can copy paste our intro from our website to your website. If you need anything else, please let me know. Thanks Nick. Ride Overland With Kanchan & Nick
03.09.2014 Next request for update by facebook.
04.09.2014 Next request for the final lap.
05.09.2014 last quick and very kind updates.
B.T. To circle the world with two persons on one BMW R1200GS Adventure needs a compliment. Especially 150.000 kms. But the equipment on the beginning shown on the foto seems to be a Somebory really needs much less. To ride 150.000 kms by bike means 3,75 times RTW in 912 days. And appr. 164 km each day to ride. Possibly most of the tour has been on hard tamac road with the heavy load. But al least it takes time to ride 164 km EACH day in 2,5 years. If you ride such a speed you don´t see much. - The "normal range" would be 7 days x 250 km. Then 1 day stop. This is the calculation for much shorter trips in months.

??.??.2011 - + 3 years ?
Christian Maragaño Pisani (Chile) + + satellite tracker: + YouTube:
- Around-The-World. Christian plans to circle solo (?) the world.
Purpose of your travel: ??
Route: your rote please liek this example!!!
(Germany - Switzerland - Italy - Slovenia - Austria - Croatia - Serbia - Hungary - Romania - Ukraine - Russia) - Asia (Mongolia - currently planning China and South east Asia)  - New Zealand or South America North America (USA - Canada: Newfoundland) - Europe
Drink a beer in Newfoundland with Sherrie's friends and famil25.10.2012 B.T. an Macelo Leite: Dear Marcelo (Leite) "on route", from Bernd (Tesch) in Germany / EIFEL / Hammer
The best: ??
The worst: ??
Useful / important informations and TIPS for others: ??
Earlier experiences:??
Publication or book: ...??
10.01.2014 B.T. send an email to Christian to send an overview like example above for this website.
28.06.2014 Info: Within 3 years he met many travellers but only two other mc-long-distance-travellers like Martin Brucker (Germany) and Juan Castro (Spain). See fb..
28.06.2014 Facebook-report
The main page is at: There is a blog at: A A Let me know what kind of info you would need besides my last name Cheers, Cristian Maragaño Pisani Around The Globe -----------------
28.06.2014 asked again for an overview
02.09.2014 asked again for an overview with the two best fotos by email.
05.09.2014 Next short request by email.
07.09.2014 Next request


??.??.2012 (Start) - ??.??.201? (end of the tour)
Charly Sinewan (Carlos G.Portal) Born 21.07.199? in Madrid ? )
- Plan Around the world ?
Purpose of your travel: ??
Route: Europe (Germany - Switzerland - Italy - Slovenia - Austria - Croatia - Serbia - Hungary - Romania - Ukraine - Russia) - Asia (Mongolia - currently planning China and South east Asia)  - New Zealand or South America North America (USA - Canada: Newfoundland) - Europe
Drink a beer in Newfoundland with Sherrie's friends and famil25.10.2012 B.T. an Macelo Leite: Dear Marcelo (Leite) "on route", from Bernd (Tesch) in Germany / EIFEL / Hammer
The best: ??
The worst: ??
Useful / important informations and TIPS for others: ??
Earlier experiences:??
Publication or book: ...??
31.07.2012 First information by a "friend" in facebook.
31.07.2012 First request by email to him via facebook to send his email.
15.08.2012 Second request by facebook
25.10.2012 Thrid request by facebook.
01.02.2013 Fourth request via facebook because I do not own his Email.
09.02.2013 Sixth request by E-mail.
03.09.2014 Seventh and last request by email

??.??.201? (start) - ??.??.2012 (end of the tour)?
Marcelo Leite (born ??.??.19?? in ??. Brasilian, living in Cuba, Havanna) (dwq dreamworldquest)
- Nearly Around-The-World. 80.000 km through 50 countries in 5 continents within 589 days with a motorcycle type ???
Purpose of your travel:
Route: Europe (Germany - Switzerland - Italy - Slovenia - Austria - Croatia - Serbia - Hungary - Romania - Ukraine - Russia) - Asia (Mongolia - currently planning China and South east Asia)  - New Zealand or South America North America (USA - Canada: Newfoundland) - Europe
Drink a beer in Newfoundland with Sherrie's friends and famiy
l25.10.2012 B.T. an Macelo Leite: Dear Marcelo (Leite) "on route", from Bernd (Tesch) in Germany / EIFEL / Hammer
The best: ??
The worst: ??
Useful / important informations and TIPS for others: ??
Earlier experiences:??
12.10.202 First request to Marcelo via facebook: Marcelo thank you for your infos via facebook. Well, you made a great tour. But NOT RTW so far. See the definitions on my website from all the famous mc-travellers having gone by mc RTW before. Anyhow you and the mc just miss an ocean...- I am the expert for RTW tours and offer the largest collecting for mc-tours RTW 1912-2012 as summaries. In you find the offer of ca. 1300 mc-TRAVEL-books 1910-2012. - I would ask you to offer me a short overview in a few sentences about your tour as the example here. And the very best foto for your blog. Therefore see
It would be great if you can offer me this by email - Hope you met wonderful people and had enough punctures of the tires... Bye Bernd with the request to answer in an case
04.12.2012 Updated route after 589 days on the road. 80.000 km 50 countries 5 Continents in facebook
04.12.2012 Second request to Marcelo via his website by email.

Dear Marcelo again in Havanna ??, > from Bernd Tesch in Germany 04.12.2012

again: I am the expert for motorcycle-travels worldwide and have summarised around 249 tours "Around-The-World 1912-2012" by motorcycle on my website . I would like to add your summary as well. So just please answer the ?? above. And send the very best foto of you and the bike "on the road" forr your blog.
This is the second request to you, Are you at home now ?
Have a good day. And please answer in any case.
Bye Bernd
Organisator of the 55th. Tesch-Travel-Treffen = Motorcycle Meeting for World-Travellers 1977-2012 in Malmedy / Begian 03.-05.05.2013
03.09.2014 Thrid request to answer the ?? Marcelo, please answer the ?? and send the two best fotos!


"Cathy" Catherine Carrier and Grégoire Carrier "on route" in ??

2012: Catherine Carrier and Grégoire Carrier

08.12.2012 - 25.11.2014
"Cathy" Catherine Carrier (French, born 11.09.1976) and Grégoire Carrier (French, born 11.03.1977)
- Plan Around-The-World. "Greg" (1997 Suzuki 650 DR) and "Cath" (1997 Suzuki 350 DR) plan to ride any small and beautiful roads or trails Around-The-World.
Purpose of your travel: Enjoying life from a different perspective / point of view, meeting people from different countries and seing new places, playing the violin in uncommon locations.
Route: Plan: Europe (France - (Le Havre) - by ship to South America (Buenos Aires -), Australia, South East Asia, Japan, Siberia, Mongolia, Central Asia and Himalayas and, if still alive and happy, East Africa.
Route: Reality: Europe (France - (Le Havre) - ship to South America. We did about 55 000 km in South America in the Andes, trying to get to the most remote places, from Tierra del Fuego to Bogota. From Bogota we went to Asia (Japan (Tokyo) and rode to Russia (Sakkahline islands, then to Siberia) - Mongolia and Central Asia. From there, if we get the necessary visas, we will visit Iran and go back to Europe through Turkey. Probably 85 000 km altogether.
Highlights (until 09.2014): Honestly every country proved to be amazing. If we were to pick up just two or three, we have very nice memories of South Lipez in bolivia.... and we think we made a world record two up on a motorbike at 5800 m high when going up the Uturuncu volcano. Lots of fun times in Japan and Mongolia.
The worst: waiting for departure. Until 2014: dealing with families' angriness after a motorbike accident in Argentina.
Book or publication: We'll see if it's worth writing about it !
Useful information and TIPS for others: Give it a try. The most complicated part is to make up your decision to go.
Earlier Experiences of big Motorcycle-Tours: Different trips in Lebanon and Syria 1999-2000. Iceland 2011.
08.2012 First information
13.08.2012 First summary.
25.10.2012 New Request for information, website and foto
03.12.2012 Last update.
27.01.2013 Postcard above.
03.09.2014 New request for update.
14.09.2014 New update from Kirgestan.
27.09.2014 From Kasachstan: "The alu-boxes have definitely saved my legs a few times already, and it is good because they are much easier to put back in shape than my legs".
02.01.2016 Next and last request.
B.T.: There are very few people from France riding "Around-The-World". This two French plan to ride a lot "off the main roads". Catherine has mounted two alu-boxes "Tesch-Travel-Tasche 6" on a Hepco-Becker-rack on a SUZUKI DR 350. The alu-boxes are fitted to the frame with the new "Tesch-Adapter-Schellen" to the rack.


(C) Mike Schramm. Route. Above: Visit in ???

??.??.2012 ?- 06.03.2016
Mike Schram (Australian ? Dutch? Born ?? ca. 1996) +
- Around the World. Mike has covered 53 countries and 120.000 km in 3,5 years with a YAMAHA XT 660R. He rode together with his parents Aad and Jeanette. Mike wants to make travelling to his profession and to offer the best equipment.
Purpose: One Aussie, one dream: to travel the world! I have been travelling the world on my motorbike since I was 16 and I'm officially the youngest person in the world to have done so. On March 6th, 2016, I've set a world record as the youngest person to have circumnavigated the world on a motorcycle. I haven't raced around the world but travelled slowly, to experience and understand the countries I travel through. I found myself in, for me, new cultures. Cultures that I wanted to learn about and respect. I am, after all, a guest and hoped to have been a welcome one.
Route: ? Continet by continent with countries; Australia- Asia (countries...... )- Europe ( countries.....)- North America (countries....)- back to Europe..
The best: ?
The worst: ?
Helpful Information for others: ?
Earlier experiences: ?
2016 First information by Ralph Plachetka.
04.03.2017 First request for update
2018.12.29: Send an email via their website. No answer.
2018.01.12: Third request per email


Fotos 2013 in Africa by Marianne Horsch and Sander Wamelink. Big: South Africa. Left: Bordercrossing Guinea to Ivory Coast. Right up: Table moutain in South Africa, Capetonw.

03.03.2013 - xx.xx.xxxx (not finished yet)
Marianne Horsch (Dutch, birthday 29.03.1982) and Sander Wamelink (Dutch, birthday 15.05.1976)
- Plan Around-The-World. We left the Netherlands the first time on a 2 Honda Transalp XL600V motorcycles. After 9 months they broke down. So we went back to the Netherlands and bought 2 BMW R100GS motorcycles. On these bikes we will leave the Netherlands the second time on 30.03.2014.
Purpose of your travel: Want to see how the rest of the world looks like. Where do we want to settle? Off course also meeting other people and gaining lots of experiences. Most of all the trip must be fun!
Route: Europe (Netherlands) to Africa 33.000 kms. Europe (Netherlands – Belgium – France – Spain) - Africa (Morocco – Mauritania – Senegal – Gambia – Guinea – Ivory Coast – Ghana – Togo – Benin – Nigeria – Cameroon – Gabon – Congo Brazzaville – Congo Kinshasa – Zambia – Botswana – Namibia – South Africa).
Next trip from 30.03.201: Europe (Netherlands – … – Turkey – Georgia – Azerbeidzjan) – Asia (Kazakhstan – Russia – Mongolia – Russia – ????). After that? South East Asia, India, back to Europe and then to America (Alaska, Canada, USA, Central America and South America).
Highlights on the first part: Riding through sand! Wild life in Africa. Extremely friendly and helpfull people in South Africa. Meeting other travelers.
The worst: Passports, credit cards, mobile phones and so on are stolen in Namibia.
Book or publication: Interview in a Dutch Motorcycle-Magazin (the Promotor in March 2014) and our blog website.
Useful / important informations and TIPS for others: Choose the motorbike you love and know not one that looks on paper as a good bike for the trip but you don't really like it.
Earlier Experiences of big Motorcycle-Tours: Not really big motorcycle tours. Our first motorbike trip was to the Nordkapp and back in 3 weeks that was on a BMW 1150 GSA and Suzuki Bandit. The second trip was a 2 week trip to Romania and back to test the Honda Transalps and off we went!
18.03.2014 First inf by Dafne and Rob de Jong. ....who had to cut their world tour short due to mechanical problems, but are ready to go again.
BTW: We did not meet them, we do not know them.
19.03.2014 BT I could not get an info out of their website where they are. And how to contact them. So I wrote them by facebook-Nachrichten and asked them to answer.
19.03.2014 Quick and qualified overview with fotos!

20.04.2013 - ??
Tamara Artmann (German, born ??.??.1974) and Michael Artmann (German, born ??.??.1974)
- World-Tour? Around-The-World? Tamara and Michael are "on tour".
Purpose: World-Tour with a sidecar: Horst Ulrich KTM LC8 Gespann für Fernreisen mit KTM V-Zweizylinder. KTM LC8 950 Supermoto. If they will travel Around-The-World is not sure in 2014. They are travelling with three own dogs ("Fellnasen"). Tamara is an animal-medicine-doctor; specialised to Osteopathie (Heilung von Bewegung und Beweglichkeitsstörungen):.Michael ( Physiotherapeut) at least has been 10 times on the yearly motorcycle for world-travellers "Tesch-Travel-Treffen until 2010. Many years they told me that they will leave soon. Finally after the death of Michaels mother in 2012 they left their home in Germany.
Highlights: ??
The worst: ??
Book or publication: ??
Useful / important informations and TIPS for others:??
Earlier experiences: In 1974 common backpacker tour to Nepal.
2001 First visit of the "Tesch-Travel-Treffen"
2010 Last visit of the "Tesch-Travel-Treffen"
Michael told me many years that they wanted to start next year(s). I cannot remember any other mc-traveller who planned a RTW-Tour so many years.
2013  I heard via facebook that they started a tour. But I did not get (so many years requested) a summary of their plan like above:
2014.08.30 BT contacted Michael. And got a very friendly answer. But not the requested overview.
2011.09.02 Next request for the overview above vai email. And the two best fotos in high quality.

Start App. ??.07.2013 - ?
Anders Stridfeldt (Sweden, Borlänge. Lived last 10 years in GB) and Petra Stridfeldt (BMW, Swedish, lived last 10 years in GB. 3 sons).
- Plan Around-The-World. Photographer Petra (BMW F 800 GS) and engineer Anders Stridfeldt (BMW F 800 GS) ride Around-The-World in ?? through ??? countries.
30.11.2014:  Approx. 65,000 km (40,400 miles) and 24 countries since the start in Manchester, UK, 1,5 years back.
Two bikers. One World. Around the world on motorcycles with their head full of dreams.
14.06.2015: This is the route so far, 14 June 2015, 77,777 km (48,328 miles) and 30 countries since the start in Manchester, UK, 2 years back.
Purpose (of the tour): ??
Wow we crossed Myanmar/Burma overland from Thailand to India.

Route: ???? Europe (GB- ?? )- Asia (Thailand - Myanmar (Arrival: 25.02.2014 with Marianne and Max from Belgium and Matteo (Italian) and Elody (French) in a 4×4 car and Ti, the guide. We were three motorbikes and one car plus the car with the guide. Many military checks. 80 kms bad off-road) - Myawaddy to Kyaiktiyo Padoga - Kyaiktiya Padoga to Taungoo (only 280 kilometers of good roads) - Taungoo to Mandalay ( 370 km, on fairly good roads. The guide asked us if we wanted to see the Myanmar ministry in Naypyidaw (the capital city of Myanmar. In Mandalay: Gold sheet manufacturing, Mandalay Palace, Mandalay hill and the world’s largest book ‘The pages stands upright, set in stone, in the grounds of the Kuthodaw pagoda It has 730 leaves and 1460 pages; each page is 107 centimetres (3.51 ft) wide, 153 centimetres (5.02 ft) tall and 13 centimetres (5.1 in) thick- - the world’s longest teak bridge U Pein Bridge situated over the Taung Tha Man Lake in Amarapura Township. I) - Mandalay to Bagan (The guide told us it was 300 km but they decided to take a shortcut which saved us 100 km but on bad roads. We were told that this road was not passable during the rain season, which I could understand) - Bagan to Monywa (Bagan: over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.’ - Monywa to Kale (8 hours on bad roads) - Kale to the border of India.
The best (of the tour): ??
The worst: ??
Publication: ??
Earlier Motorcycle-Tour experiences: ??
Info: They say that they are possibly the first in 2014 to cross Myanmar bye motorcycle in a gruot from Thailand to India.
30.04.2015 First information about this tour by Josef Lackhove.
30.04.2015 First summary.start by Bernd Tesch
30.04.2015 First request to Petra and Lars by email.
25.01.2015 Second request by email

Johan Olij in 2012. Fotos Johan (C). Layout B.T.

01.09.2013 - ??.??.20??
Johan Olij  (Dutch, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 26.08.1959)
- Around-The-World. Johan plans to circle solo the world with a new YAMHA XT 600 Z named ,,Frankly".,  
Purpose of my tour: I have  worked 36 years. Many years as an international truck-driver. Sometines years 60 hours a week ,,, time for a long long tour :-)
Route: Europa (Netherlands) - the bike will be shipped to North America (Canada - by bike USA - Canada - Alaska - USA - Mexico) - by ship To South America (....) - by ship / plane to Australia en
The worst : dont know.
18.02.2013 First info
20.02.2013 Second request for update.
20.02.2013 First short summary  
16.03.2013 Change of the plan: the reason is a little change in the plan in the end of september i stil go for 6 months to canada and
the states , but i will come back to holland in april , and then a friend from norway ( 57 years old )
will come to holland ( with a KTM 1190 adventure R ) and then we will travel to europe , afrika ( west down
to port elizabeth and up to Egypt ) middel east , pakistan , india , indonesia , australia , hop over to
south amerika , cuba , mexico , the states ,canada,alaska, hop over to russia enz :-). Iits better to go with two same bikes.

Guillaume Cardinal and his future-wife Laure Cardinal in 2012 in ??. (C). Get married 11.05.2013

01.07.2013 - 31.08.2014
Laure Cardinal (French, born ??.??.19??) and Guillaume Cardinal (French, born ??.?.19??)
- Plan Around-The-World. Guillaume Cardinal and his wife Laure Cardinal plan -after their marriage- in a honeymoon-time of 14 months to circle the world on one HONDA AFRICA TWIN RD07 (1995).
Purpose of your travel: Have a nice honeymoon, have a big trip together before having children, travel with the minimum stuff to get rid of bad habits of our consumer society, meet people.
Planned Route: Europe (France (Paris) - France - Italy - Slovenia - Croatia - Montenegro - Albania - Greece - Turkey (Istambul)- Asia (Iran - Pakistan - India - Nepal- by plane ??? to Thailand - Cambodia - Vietnam - Laos - Thailand - Malaysia - Indonesia. If we have time we’ll fly to Australia. If not we’ll fly directly to South-America (Chile (Santiago) - as south as possible - then go north again to Iguazu - Bolivia - Peru). We’ll probably finally fly from Peru (Lima) to Europe (Portugal (Porto) - ride back to France (Paris).
Highlights: to be lived to be known!
The worst: ??
Book or publication: ??
Useful information and TIPS for others: ??
Earlier Experiences of big Motorcycle-Tours: Morocco in summer 2009, western sahara in winter 2009-2010, Norway in summer 2011.
04.02.2013 1st contact
04.02.2013 Two long Emails and 1st request for update.
07.02.2013 Next answer from Guillaume
07.02.2014 Next request for update.
11.02.2014 Next update.
03.09.2014 Next request for update.
18.12.2014 Next request for update

2013. Maximilian Kratz. Foto aus internet von seiner website.

28.08.2013 - plus estimated 400 days.
Maximilian Kratz (German, born 13.07.1991)
- Plan Around-The-World. Max plans to circle the world solo and to be possibly the youngest man having circled the world.
Purpose of your tour: I want to see life, find a profession and understand supply and demand.
Route: Europe 5.000 km (Germany - Switzerland - Italy - Slovenia - Croatia - Hungary - Romania - Bulgaria - Turkey) - Asia 20.000 km (Iran - Pakistan - India - Nepal - flying to Malaysia - Thailand - maybe heading into China) - North-America 20.000 km (USA) - Home.
The best: Sleeping in beautiful landscapes, meeting people and sharing food
The worst: Homesickness
Important useful information for others: Take your time and ease into the road.
Book or publication (about your tour):
Earlier motorcycle-travel-experiences: Short rides to Swiss, Austria, Italy, Netherlands and German Northsea, Enduromania and Romania tour.
2010 Max wrote me that he wants to circle the world after his Abitur in Germany 15.10.2011 -+ 2 years. And to be possibly the youngest man having ridden solo Around-The-World.
11.07.2011 30. September ist der Starttermin und das Ziel ist eine Weltumrundung in 2 Jahren über Indien, China und die USA. Die Route wird Schweiz/Österreich, Italien, Türkei, Iran, Pakistan, Indien, wieder Pakistan, China, USA, Europa und nach Hause sein. 
Dazu habe ich eine Frage, in deinem Archiv konnte ich leider nichts genaues finden: Am Mittwoch, den 13. Juli, werde ich 20 Jahre alt. Wenn ich es schaffe, die Welt in 2 Jahren einmal zu umrunden, bin ich dann der jüngste, bekannte Motorradweltumrunder? Ich weiß nur von Claudia Metz, die mit 20 Jahren losgefahren ist, jedoch meine ich die Welt auf ihrer langen Fahrt nicht in unter 2 Jahren umrundet.
12.07.2011 Maximilian geantwortet. Habe ihm meine Moto-Pack geschickt.
15.09.2011 Er versprach mir eine Übersicht plus Foto vor der Abfahrt. Erneute Anfrage.
16.09.2011 Erneute Bitte um Block
08.09.2013 Max schreibt, dass er seit 28.08.2013 unterwegs ist.
09.09.2013 Erneuter letzter Versuch einen Übesicht seines Plans zu bekommen.
13.09.2013 1st overview.
13.09.2013 Next request for three (not more) best fotos with the bile "on route".
25.03.2019: Will email abmelden

01.09.2013 - no arrival date so far
Ivana Colakovska (Macedonia (Skopje), born 25.09.1986) and Manu Torres (Spain (Sevilla) born 23.04.1982)
- Plan Around-The-World. In september 2013 Ivana and Manu want to start as a first Spanish-Macedonian couple Around-The-World with one Yamaha XT 660Z.
Info: Gaia oder Ge (griechisch Γαῖα oder Γῆ, dorisch Γᾶ), deutsch auch Gäa, ist in der griechischen Mythologie die personifizierte Erde und eine der ersten Götter.
Purpose: Meeting different people and landscapes. Fighting against discrimination and mistrust, people usually have because of the unknown.
Route: macedonia - greece - turkey - iran - pakistan - india - nepal - thailand - laos - camboya - malasia - indonesia - australia - chile - argentina - bolivia - peru - ecuador - colombia - panama - costa rica - nicaragua - honduras - guatemala - mexico - usa - canada - alaska - spain
Highlights: To have lived to be known!
The worst: To be everything perfect
Book or publication: blog in  -  in the future documentary and book.
Useful information and TIPS for others: To be brave only for to take decision to start to make what they really feel. Later everything will go on.
Earlier Experiences of big Motorcycle-Tours: We do not have much ideas about bikes. It is true that we already did some trips in India. Morocco, and from Spain (Sevilla) to Macedonia (Skopje). But the real passion that move us is this trip.
We started travelling some years ago. Basicly our routine is to work in summer time on a greek island, selling the handicrafts we made ourselves to tourists. We like to show the people we left behind in our western socities how it is possible to live another way of life. And we want to show that the situation is not that bad. Also to present how this world is full of nice people and landscapes. So two years ago we decided the perfect way to travel is to ride RTW by motorbike, because this way we can get closer to that reality.
06.05.2013 Request by the couple via facebook without complete names of both.
06.05.2013 First summary
06.05.2013 Second request for update. And the two best fotos of both with the bike.
B.T. As far as I know no Macedonian woman has circled the world by mc. And no couple from Macedonia and Spain.
06.05.2013 Firts request by the couple via facebook without complete names.
06.05.2013 First summary
06.05.2013 Second request for update. And send the two best fotos of both of you with the bike for this blog.
B.T. As far as I know no Macedonian woman has circled the world by mc. And
no couple from Macedonia and Spain.

Norbert Berentz in 2012. Norbert Behrentz with Jozef Fajta nach erfolgreicher Reparatur in Likavka (Slowakia) in 2012 with MZ.
Ri: 201? "moto-Workuta" gesehen in ?? von Norbert Berentz.

Norbert Berentz in 2010. Re: Norbert Berentz nach 4 Monaten Aufenthalt im Congo (ex-Zaire) nach viermal Malaria. Und jede Menge Zahnausfall wegen der Ernährung.

?? 01.11.2013 - (?)    im Prinzip nur noch auf Reisen
Norbert Berentz (German, birthday 02.05.1947)  no homepage facebook
- Norbert plans to circle somehow the world with a  Honda XL 600 V Transalp (PD 06).
Purpose of your travel: die Welt hinaus und auch zu mir selbst hinein... 
Ich kann mir das leisten, weil ich wirklich frei bin (freigesetzt worden bin): Frei von Arbeitspflichten (bin jetzt Rentner), frei von Familienpflichten, frei von (Geld-) Sorgen und anderen selbstgesetzten inneren Zwängen.
Selbst die Reise ist kein Zwang, kein Muß - ich muß niemandem und auch nicht mir selbst etwas beweisen (deshalb auch kein Buch). Ich mache das nur, weil mir Reisen bisher am meisten Freude bereitet hat; wenn ich etwas besseres finde in der Welt, so bin ich offen und flexibel, denn "Pläne" sind dazu da, geändert zu werden (unfreiwillig oder auch freiwillig), denke ich.
Geplante Route: Die grobe "Planung" ist: Zunächst Afrika und Nahost, dann Asien (insbes. Kaukasus, Zentralasien, China-Mongolei), Rossija (1 Jahr Baikal und 1/2 Jahr Kamtschatka), danach Amerika (von Alaska bis Kap Horn) und dann wieder zurück nach Eurasien; vielleicht auch noch Inselhopping Karibik (Kuba!), Indonesien, Australien und Ozeanien.
Danach reichts aber auch; ich bin dann 75 (wenn nicht verunfallt und halb-/ tot), kriege das Bein kaum noch über die Sitzbank und werde mich in Indien niederlassen (ggf. auch im Rollstuhl); mache dann aber hoffentlich noch Naherholungsausflüge mit einer Royal Enfield quer durch den indischen 'Subkontinent'.
Gereiste Route: Europa (D - ??) - Africa (Morocco with West-Sahara (Febr.-Maerz ) - Mauretania (April in hot season) - Mali (April-Mai in hot season. One week "Schutzhaft" in Gao because of MLNA-activities on the last 120 km to Niger) - Burkina-Faso (Mai-Juni) - Benin (Juni) - Nigeria (Juni) - Cameroun (Juli-August) - Congo-Brazzaville (Sept.-Okt.) -
Plans afetr 10.2014: Congo Kinshasa - Angola (November) - Namibia (Dezember) - South Africa (Januar) - und dann geht's im Osten wieder nach Norden, inkl. Madagaskar, Kilimandscharo, Djibuti, Jemen ...   InchAllah !! Danach soll kommen der Kaukasus, Zentralasien, China, M
Highlights: ?? wird es geben
The worst: ?? leider auch
Book or publication (about your tour): muß nicht sein.......
Useful / important informations and TIPS for others: .... just go and see …und nimm dir genug Zeit mit auf die Reise …
Earlier Experiences of big Motorcycle-Tours: 2002-2005: von Berlin durch Sibirien nach Kamtschatka, China (2x) bis Singapur, danach über Tibet, Nepal 1 Jahr Indien. Meine BMW R 80 GS müsste noch dort stehen, weil Weiterfahrt nach Pakistan wegen abgelaufenem Carnet de Passage nicht möglich war (sog. Carnet-Falle!).
03.-05.05.2013 3 times on TTT 1999-2013. First information by Norbert Berentz about his planned tour.
27.05.2013 Second request for Update
28.05.2013 Last Update
29.10.2014 Last Update by Norbert
04.03.2015 Email aus dem Congo. 4 Monate Aufenthalt wegen mehrerer fehlgeschlagener Reparaturen des HONDA-Motors. Jetzt kommt ein neue Motor rein. Mehrer Zähne verloren. Viermal Malaria seit Kamerun.
04.03.2015 B.T. Update und Antwort.
30.10.2015: Zansibar: ch gruesse dich aus Zanzibar; werde gleich meine Inselrundfahrt starten.Bisher hat mich noch keiner nach dem Carnet gefragt - und ich frage halt auch nicht nach dem Zoll; mein Visastempel im Pass ist voellig ausreichend. Nach Kilimandscharo, Serengeti Ende November geht's dann wohl weiter ueber Kenia, Aethiopien, Djibuti, Jemen, Oman nach Iran und Europa.Vielleicht bin ich am 22.4. dann in Malmedy - doch die Zeit draengt: Es warten die Wolga-Tour, Kasachstan und Zentralasien, China, Mongolia und der BaikBis dann mal wieder,al-See auf mich, denn ich muss dort noch vor Wintereinbruch eintreffen. Ueberwintert wird dann am Baikal !! Norbert Berentz  (Honda Transalp).

01.02.2016 Martin Steiner-Zülch hat 2009/2010 in Äthiopien/Adis Abeba gewohnt. Er gab Norbert jetzt diese Infos:
Als wir in Addis gewohnt haben, war ein Schweizer Weltumrunder mit Honda Africa Twin bei uns zu Gast, der dann weiter die Route Äthiopien-Sudan-Fähre (WadiHalfa-Assuan)-Ägypten gefahren ist. Vielleicht kontaktierst Du ihn mal, wie er das mit den Formalitäten damals geschafft hat. Wenn ich mich an seine Berichte erinnere, war es nicht einfach, aber irgendwie hat er es hinbekommen... Seine website mit Kontaktdaten ist
In Addis selber ist ein sehr guter Anlaufpunkt Wim's Holland House ganz in der Nähe des alten Bahnhofs. Dort trifft man am ehesten andere Biker zwecks Info-Austausch. Auch die Betreiber selber haben gute Tipps.
Und als ich da war, gab es den "ersten Motorradclub Äthiopiens" - gegründet von einer Truppe lustiger Moto-begeisterter Italiener. Bei denen könntest Du Dich auch mal melden, die könnten auch was wissen. Der Club heißt "Gelada Riders"; allerdings sehe ich gerade, dass deren website mittlerweile offline ist. Evtl. existiert der Club also nicht mehr. Aber einer von den Jungs organisiert auch kommerziell Motorradreisen - er heißt Flavio, hier ist seine Website: Der ist nett und hilfsbereit und hat evtl. auch Tipps.
Bernds Tipp mit den Cargo-Flugzeugen ist auch gut. Mit einem solchen kam damals unser Auto von Deutschland nach Äthiopien. Bei den horrenden Preisen auf dem Gebrauchtmarkt war es seinerzeit günstiger, ein Auto einzufliegen als vor Ort eins zu kaufen... Falls Du Dich für diese Variante entscheidest, wünsche ich Dir auf jeden Fall ein starkes Nervenkostüm für die Formalitäten... ;-)


Karte der gesamten Route.

Moderne junge Frau. Moderner Helm mit Video-Kamera. Alte Ural-Motorräder.

Übernachtung in der Mongolei. Ein Foto-Paradies.

Mehr als 1.600 fluss-Kilometer. Alle Abb. copyright:

07. 09.2014 - 17.01.2017
Five people. Four Ural Motorcycles. Two years. 43.000 km. On the landway to New York.
Anne Knödler (*1985, Germany) > Fahrerin > Ural 650 (1995) 'Rooster'
Elisabeth Oertel (*1985, Germany) > Fahrerin > Ural 650 (1992) ‘Irbituntyp'
Efy Zeniou (*1987, Cyprus) > Beifahrerin > im Beiwagen von Ural 650 ‘Susanne Schweppches'
Kaupo Holmberg (*1985, Estonia) > Fahrer > Ural 650 (1988) ‘Lindenhorn'
Johannes Fötsch (*1984, Germany) > Fahrer > Ural 650 (1996) ‘Susanne Schweppches'
Name of project: leavinghomefunktion - Auf dem Landweg nach New York (ergo: On the Landway to New York)
Purpose of travel: We intended to leave our tiny Zentral-European bubble in order to collect the very vital first-hand information the world we live in provides.
Route: Eine exakte Karte finden Sie hierzu auch auf unserer Internetseite:
Europe (Halle (Saale), Germany > Austria > Hungary > Serbia > Bulgaria > Greece) > Asia (Turkey > Republic of Georgia (1st winter camp till April 2015) > Astrakhan, Russia > Kazakhstan > Altai Mountains > Mongolia > Ulan Ude, Russia > Yakutsk, Russia > Old Road of Bones > Magadan, Russia) > via plane to North America (Vancouver, Canada (2nd winter camp till May 2016) > via plane back Asia (to Magadan, Russia > Seymchan, Russia > via our Amphibious Ural (home-build raft driven by our four motorcycles) toward Chersky, Russia > Bilibino, Chukotka, Russia) > via propeller plane to North America (Anchorage, USA > Vancouver, Canada > San Diego, USA > New Orleans, USA > New York City, USA). Back to Germany ??. The bikes ?? The people??
The best: Well, I guess we have all a little different point of view regarding this question. In my eyes (Anne) the best is: We travelled some of the most remote and intriguing places on earth, we made it home alive and are still friends.
The worst: Mosquitos, sandflies and horseflies in Siberia and the Far East of Russia! 
Book or publication: We're currently working on a book publication which is to be released in Oktober 2018. Also we're busy working on a documentary covering our project. At the same time we do presentations in schools, universities, in our living room, but also bigger venues.
Earlier experiences: 
> some of us joined on a moped trip in 2010 with Simson Mopdes towards India > see:

> some of us drove on bicycles through Europe
> and some of us crossed the Baltic Sea on a sailing boat
leavinghomefunktion - On the Landway to New York //
// Elisabeth Oertel 0049-172-5726976 
// Anne Knödler 0049-177-1388450 
// Efy Zeniou 0049-172-5726282
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18.09.2017: First information by David Woodburn in USA. Around-The-World mc-traveller with a sidecar many years.
15.01.2018: First request for a Elisabeth Oertel.
01.04.2018: First request for a Elisabeth Oertel.
11.04.2018 First summary
Five people. Four Ural Motorcycles. Ttwo years. 43.000 km. On the landway to New York.
Johannes Fötsch: (German (+49) 152 57879770)
Kaupo Holmberg: (German (+37) 25537037)
Anne Knödler: (German. (+49) 177 1388450)
Elisabeth Oertel: (German. (+49) 172 5726976)
Efy Zeniou: (German (+49) 172 5726282)
25.04.2018: First short answer
18.01.2019: Next request to Anne Knödler via
07.12.2021: Buch mit 984 S als Geschenk von "Hansi" Hans-Peter Brunner bekommen
08.12.2021: Request to Elisabeth Oertel and Anne Knödler via concerning all correct datas to the
books.publications. To promote them in wordls´s largest Database (non-commericial).


2014. Steph met a "small" elefant in ??.

Steph Jeavons. Fotos from her website.

23.03.2014 - ?? ca. 30.06.2015 ( max 2 years )
Steph Jeavons (British, born 1976)
- Plan Solo Around-The-World with a red motorcycle. Steph is the owner of "Red Moto Adventures" . She grew up a 20-year old son in North Wales. She has been around bikes most of her life with both parents and one of her two sisters riding as well. Her grandmother even rode bikes during the war! I think you can safely say it's in the blood.
She plans to circumnavigate the globe visiting at least 42 countries and hitting at least 6 continents. Steph aims to do this in 15 months to 2 years avoiding all motorways and main roads and living mainly in her two man tent with only the things she can carry on her bike.
I am about to attempt to ride an overloaded top heavy 250cc motorbike around the world on my own. Not only that, I am going to try and sail it to Antarctica in 10 months time across rough seas on a small yacht! I don't even like being on the sea! In fact I get sea sick! Wont it be worth it though? What sights await me?
Purpose: To find happiness, fulfillment, and value in living. To seek out, experience and share all of the pleasures and joys that life on two wheels has to offer. - Catering for all level of riders, whether you are a road rider, off roader or a wannabe biker!!
his adventure isn't about speed. It's not really even about the bike. It's about living, learning and enjoying! Doing this trip solo on a bike just opens up all the senses and allows me to be part of my environment.
Info: Steph's current budget for the entire trip is tiny, allowing herself just £5 a day for food." I will have to be creative in all aspects of this journey to make the money stretch. I am relying on the kindness of strangers to give me the odd night in a comfy bed with a warm shower and a nice meal if I'm luck! This is where the wonders of social media play a part"
Route: My route will be all back roads and dirt tracks wherever possible. I fully intend on keeping away from the motorways and enjoying seeing the world at a civilised pace. So often we rush through life, busy planning our future and not enjoying the now. Here the journey takes over and the destination is really not important! Steph would love to become the first Brit to include all 7 continents on her solo circumnavigation. This has only ever been achieved by 4 other people in the world (that we know of).
Steph also hopes to raise awareness for a great charity called Rally4Life which was set up by good friends of hers from Canada in 2009.
Rally4Life is  a Registered Charity, created from the founders’ vision to combine the desire to participate in adventurous life-changing activities whilst bringing meaning to those exploits by giving back to those in need. See website for more
Great Britain (London) - ??- country by country please
Planned route : Europe (Wales/England- France- Belgium- Germany- Czech Republic- Poland - Slovakia- Hungary- Romania- Serbia- Bulgaria)- Asia (Turkey- Iran- Dubai- India- Nepal -Thailand- Laos- Thailand- Malaysia- Indonesia) - Australia- South America- Antarctica- South-America- North America- (Canada) - Africa (Morocco)- Europe (Spain- France- England). 
Not sure on countries in SA as yet. That depends of time and finances.
Route done: 04th.11.2014: I am currently in Indonesia.
25.03.2014 First info by Dafne de Jong
25.03.2014 BT. wrote to her via facebook:
26.03.2014 Laura wrote back and will catch up with me possibly today. She informed me about: ..
Laura Holland is a partner of RedMoto Adventures based in North Wales, GB.
09.2014 Steph did not answer my request.
04.11.2014 After some other hard tries Steph finally send the route with countries. And the route she has managed already. And some fotos.
29.02.2016 The email of Steph does not work anymore.
Mye be I can try to find her there.

Foto 2012: Li: Theo Kelz. Re: Franz Stelzl mit Plan der gemeinsamen Weltumrundung (C)..

2013.12.18 Foto: Theo Kelz (two hands on the alu-boxes TTT7 shorter) on his 60th birthday. And left behind him Franz Stelzl.
Karlheinz Troi brought the alu-boxes as his present with a postive and negative world. He produces this out of stainless steel with a laser. His idea an his product. - Foto Karlheinz Troi.

2014.04.02 Franz Stelzl "on the road Around-The-World. Foto: Karlheinz Troi?

2015-2016 Americas-route by Franz Stelzl and Theo Kelz "on the road Around-The-World". Ri. The Kelz with Tansanian student  Godfrey. With their help he will be operated in Austria (Innsbruck) concerning his too short leg.

30.03.2014 - 26.10.2014 - ?? America: 29.10.2015 - ??. And 2016 - ??
Franz Stelzl (Austrian, 26.02.1962) and Theo Kelz (Austrian, 18.12.1953)
- Around-The-World. Franz (BMR R 100 GS PD) and Theo (BMW R 100 GS PD) plan to circle the world in 7 months: 6 continents. 46 countries. 67.000 km.
Purpose: The reason is to make governments worldwide aware of the food crisis.
Helping Hands – Giving Life: 1 billion people go hungry worldwide. Every day 24.000 people die of hunger. Every 6 seconds a child dies of hunger. Kelz and Stelzl want people from around the world to sign the petition of the UN’s world nutrition organization, FAO, to reduce chronic hunger.The two activists are aware that 24,000 people die daily from hunger. They are trying to reduce that number by calling out to the world population to sign the FAO petition during their motor cycle trip Around-The-World.   Monetary donations are not the focus of their trip. Instead, Kelz and Stelzl want governments to make the hunger crisis a permanent and top priority within their budget plans.
First planned route
: Vertical around the World – 2014.
(Austria – Hungary – Romania – Bulgaria – Turkey) – Asia (Syria – Lebanon – Jordania – Israel) - Africa (Egypt – Sudan – Ethiopia – Kenya – Uganda – Ruanda – Tanzania – Malawi – Zambia – Botswana – Namibia – South Africa) – South America (Argentina – Chile – Peru – Ecuador – Columbia – Panama) – North America (Costa Rica – Nicaragua – Honduras – Guatemala – Mexico – United States of America – Canada – Alaska (USA)) – AustraliaAsia (Thailand – Laos – China – Mongolia – Russia) – Europe (Norway – Sweden – Denmark – Germany – Switzerland – Austria).
Route erste Planung:
Europe 7.000 kms (Austria – Israel / Russia - Austria???) – Africa 16.000 kms (Egypt – South Africa) - North America 22.000 kms (Argentina – Alaska ) - Australia 4.000 kms and Asia 18.000 kms (Thailand – Russia).
Or offer names like: Austria –Hungary – Romania – Bulgaria – Turkey – Syria – Lebanon – Jordania – Israel – Egypt – Sudan – Ethiopia – Kenya – Uganda – Ruanda – Tanzania – Malawi – Zambia – Botswana – Namibia – South Africa – Argentina – Chile – Peru – Ecuador – Columbia – Panama – Costa Rica – Nicaragua – Honduras – Guatemala – Mexico – United States of America – Canada – Alaska (USA) – Australia – Thailand – Laos – China – Mongolia – Russia – Norway – Sweden – Denmark – Germany – Switzerland – Austria
06.11.2013 Route zweite Planung
Ja, und bei der Strecke ist zurzeit einiges offen, wie z. B. Ägypten, da werden Theo und ich bei unserem nächsten Treffen im Dezember 2013 sicher noch gute Lösungen finden.
Auch werden wir einige Streckenstücke mit der Bahn zurücklegen, wie z. B. die Rückfahrt durch Sibirien im Oktober mit der Transsibirischen Eisenbahn. Aber wie sagt Theo immer:„Die endgültige Strecke werden wir nach der Ankunft kennen“ ;-)
29.10.2015 Route der Planung Nord-Amerika: 29.10.2015 ab Chile > nordwärts bis California.
Planung: 39 Länder und 6 Kontinente 56.800 Km in 189 Tagen durchschnittlich 300 km pro Tag plus 22 Tage Flugtransporte ergibt gesamt 211 Reisetage
Österreich – Ungarn – Rumänien – Bulgarien – Türkei – Ägypten – Sudan – Äthiopien – Kenia – Uganda – Ruanda – Tansania – Malawi – Sambia – Botswana – Namibia – Südafrika – Argentinien – Chile – Peru – Ecuador – Kolumbien – Panama – Costa Rica – Nicaragua – Honduras – Guatemala – Mexiko – Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika – Kanada – Alaska (USA) – Australien – Thailand – Laos – China – Mongolei – Russland – Weißrussland – Polen – Tschechische Republik – Österreich
vom 1. September bis 14. September 2014 Sydney – Darvin 4.700 Kilometer in 14 Tagen durchschnitt 336 Km pro Tag.
Asien und Europa vom 22. September bis 26. Oktober 2014 Bangkok – Wien 13.900 Kilometer in 35 Tagen durchschnitt 397 Km pro Tag – Möglicherweise Verkürzung durch Verladen auf die Transsibirische Eisenbahn bei Schneefall in Russland – (Thailand – Laos – China – Mongolei – Russland – Weißrussland – Polen – Tschechische Republik – Österreich).   

Tatsächlich gefahrene Route:
30.03.2014 - 31.05.2014
Part: Europe, Asia and Africa

+ Cairo - Capetown. Franz Stelzl (BMR R 100 GS PD) and Theo Kelz (BMW R 100 GS PD) rode Transafrica from Europe (Austria (Wien) to Africa (South Africa (Capetown) 18.500 kilometer in 63 days. Average 294 km/day.
Route: Europe (Österreich – Ungarn – Rumänien – Bulgarien)- Asia (Türkei – Syrien – Libanon – Jordanien – Israel)- Africa (Ägypten – Sudan – Äthiopien – Kenia – Uganda – Ruanda – Tansania – Malawi – Sambia – Botswana – Namibia – Südafrika).

09.06.2015- 24.08.2015

Part: South- and North-America
+ Argentina - USA (Alaska). Franz Stelzl
rode solo South- and North-America with a BMW ?-type 19.700 Kilometer in 77 days. Tagen Average 256 km/day
Route: South-America
(Argentina (Buenos Aires) - Chile – Peru – Ecuador – Kolumbien)- North-America (Panama – Costa Rica – Nicaragua – Honduras – Guatemala – Mexiko – Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika – Kanada – Alaska/USA (Anchorage).
The activists Theo Kelz und Franz Stelzl know that worldwide 24.000 people per day die of hunger. They will attempt to reduce that number through their trip around the globe by motor cycle.
The worst:
There are one billion humans on this planet that suffer from hunger.  
Book or publication
(about your tour): Yes, in 2015
My useful information and TIPS for others: after 2014
Earlier experinences: Brotherhood and peace in the world! Theo Kelz has circled the globe with his motor cycle since 2006. He is mediator and conflict manager, and most of all a police man. In 1994, he lost both his lower arms in a work accident involving a bomb while on duty as an explosives expert. His dream of two new hands came true in March of 2000 when he received a double hand transplant in a spectacular operation at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Currently, this operation remains the most successful double hand transplant worldwide.
Franz Stelzl accomplished his first trip around the globe by motor cycle in 2003. His travel book and journal accompanied Theo Kelz on his world trip in 2006. Since then Kelz and Stelzl have become close friends. Franz Stelzl grew up in Styria and has lived in Vorarlberg for 32 years. He originally apprenticed to become a mechanic, and then worked his way up from sales manager to academic coach and organizational consultant. He also has a Master of Science degree. He is known to be a visionary. In his work. Stelzl always remembers that human beings are at the centre of learning and personal growth.

25.01.2013 First information by Franz.
30.01.2013 1st information for summary.
30.01.2013 B.T. phoned with Franz Stelzl: 250 km avarage on each day and 1 day free is the maximum on such a route. It is even too quick all over the distance and the long time of 7 months. Like this it becomes more a race than a travel. And too much dangerous. There is a need to have PLAN B to shorten the trip. And and plan C if they will travel each alone RTW.
B.T. The plan is to ride 400 km each day and to rest one day each week. Out of my long experience this is not normal and not possible. Even if it would be 250 km each day (normal and recommendable distance) it would be hard to succeed over such a long period as 7 months.
02.04.2014 Erste Infos aus Bulgarien. Karlheinz Troi reist mit bis zur Türkei / Ismir.
08.2014 B.T. The first part of the planned trip ended after Transafrica because Theo touched the earth after the wind blow too much when he overtook a lorry. - A general mistake was that they took two tires in reserve on the back of the bikes. Just because they were sponsored and they wanted to save money. Even in wrong positions mostly. Today you get.
15.05.2016 Asked for another Update,

2014: Asia. Mongolia. Ase Andersen and Nils Henjum.

2014. Repair in ??

24.04.2014 - ??.10.2014
Ase Andersen (Norwegian, born 1964) and Nils Idar Henjum (Norwegian, born 1966)
+ Around-The-World. Ase (2011 BMW F650G) and Nils (2008 BMW R1200GS Adventurype) rode Around-The-World through 3 continents and 27 different countries. 28.500 km in 174 days.
Purpose of your tour: ..?? 
RouteEurope (Germany (Leipzig) - Czech Rep - Slovakia - Hungary - Serbia - Kosovo - Macedonia - Greece) - Asia (Turkey - Georgia - Armenia - Iran - Turkmenistan - the silk road to Uzbekistan - Kazakhstan - Russia (Siberia) - a short cut into Mongolia - Russia (Vladivostok June 2014) - the bikes by ship in a container to North America (USA (Vancouver) - we flew to Vancouver and rode six weeks later through Canada (Montreal) - USA - by plane with the bikes to Europe (France (Paris) - Germany (Leipzig)). 
Info: Days: 174. Countries : 27. Capitals: 17. Bordercrossings: 40. Visas: 7. Accidents: 0. Antall velt: 0. Highest point: 2550 Transkaukasus Armenia. - We are living in Strandvik next to Bergen in Norway.

30.01.2016 B.T. wrote via website-contact to?:
Dear lady and man-rider from Norway? now in ??, from Bernd (Tesch) in paradise village Hammer/ forest EIFEL/ Germany/ United Europe
I just found an info about you in facebook with: And writing out of this page. I did NOT found so far a short overview with 15-20 sentences including a digti-route-map. And the date you left and arrived. Not your names and no email.
I would be grateful for those information to
I am the expert about motorcycle-tours in all continens 1885-2016. Including summarises about > 250 mc-tours Around-The-World 1912-2016. See > left moto-tours continents. In you find > 1600 mc-travel-books 1910-2016. - The 58th. Tesch-Travel-Treffen for mc-world-travellers 1977-2016 will happen in Malmedy/Belgium 22.-24.04.2016. Would you like to come? Bye Bernd Tesch 2016.01.30
02.02.2016 Nils answered first time.
If you click on blog  on my page you will find all stages. It is in Norwegian, but you can use google translate.
03.02.2016 B.T. asked for update.
17.02.2016 Another update by Nils with fotos
18.02.2016 Asked to answer the ?? and to send a ?? digimap of the whole route.

Leonie Sinnige and Peter Scheltens +
3-year ride Around-The-World.
09.2017 First contact by facebook. Leonie send her email for "famous mc-meeting"
08.09.2017: 1st request. Asked for a short overview like example-Form "Mueller" and 3 best fotos. And offered Leonie to put her best foto with the two riders sitting toghter looking into the moutainpeople.


2014-2015. Route of Rhys Lawrey Around-The-World. Map + photo by Rhys Lawrey. Design by B.T.

2014-2015 Rhys Lawrey practising jumps Around-The-World.

2014-2015. Rhys Lawrey in China on his route Around-The-World. Photos by Rhys Lawrey. Design by B.T.-Ri: Arrival in London GB with Julia and Kevin Sanderd (Around-The-World as well).

2020Rhys Lawrey in covidfree New Zealand.

02.05.2014 (left at age 22 + 9 months + 28 days (22+301 days)) - 17.07. 2015 (arrived at age 24 years and 12 days)
Rhys Lawrey (British. 05.07.1991. Son of famous mc-traveller Kevin Sanders and mother Bren Lawrey).
+ Around-The-World. Rhys rode Around-The-World on a Triumph Tiger 800XC, called "Tigger in under 15 months = 441 days. He made 56,854 miles and visited 71 countries.
Purpose: To inspire riders of tomorrow as a young man. To inspire young people to travel the world and make use of the opportunities that come to them and live life fully now. 
Also to give me personally a lesson in life, one which you can't get at a university or reading a book. A lesson in life being out in the real world.
Route: The route started in London, England, Europe and heading East through Europe towards Turkey, the gateway into Central Asia. Onto Georgia and Azerbaijan, crossing the Caspian Sea by an oil rig and into Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and into the big China. From China I headed to Laos and Thailand where I'd freight my bike to Perth, Australia. One month across Australia then onto New Zealand. From New Zealand sea freighted the bike to Los Angeles, USA, North America. Starting there I headed south all the way to the bottom of South America, Argentina - Ushuaia. 
After South America I began ticking off Capital Cities only to break and hold the Capital City record. In Southern Africa ticking off capital cities then back into Europe and making my way all the way around Europe until my last capital city and the start and end of my trip, London, England. 
The whole trip was filmed by Rhys, then also edited and put together by Rhys which can be watched via Amazon Prime for free (UK and USA only). Or watch the full film on YouTube see 3 hours: 14 minutes and 06 seconds on YouTube:
Or the YouTube film in episode format as it was released -
Info for others:

2014 appr.: Rhys wrote on his website:
With already travelling around with bartending, it came to the point at 21 when having a Skype call with his Dad, this is where the grand idea of riding around the world came about. Before he knew it, he was dropping everything and moving back to England to start planning the world trip and come 2nd May 2014 (aged 22) he set off to ride around the world solo riding 56,854 miles through 71 countries over 441 days, to become the youngest person to do such a thing as well as break the Guinness World Record for the "Most Consecutive Capital Cities Visited by Motorcycle" After riding into the history books, helping put the Triumph Tiger on the map in the adventure market and change the way adventure motorcycling can be shared, it has opened up a whole new world and opportunities.
2015: B.T. asked for an overview like my example "Müller" but never got it until 2020.
15.02.2015: First short answer by Julia Sanders
18.07.2015: Next email by Julia Sanders
02.12.2020: Vers kind answer of Kevin Sanders send me this overview and asked his son Rhys Lawrey for a summary for this site like example "Müller".
on his website.
Famous Mc-World-Traveller Kevin Sanders, "A very proud father of his son Rhys Lawrey (from his first marriage)" wrote to me:
"Rhys left home when he was age 22 years and 9 months. Rhys rode 56, 854 miles and visited 71 countries.  He was away for 441 days.  His age on return was 24 years and 12 days. A great achievement for a young man and it was a good idea to get him out of the house, haha".
??.12.2020: Mark Holmes found out on his excel-table of all mc-travellers Around-The-World 1912-2020 that Clancy in 1912 was not only the first mc-traveller Around-The-World but still the youngest with 22 years and one month.
15.12.2012 So B.T. tried to find out he truth.
15.12.2020: 3rd email to Rhys Lawrey: To send his overview in the form of Müller avove. Plus a map of hid tour. Plus the three best photos..
03.12.2020: Next request to Rhys Lawrey
29.12.2020: 1st good and kind summary by Rhys Lawrey.
30.12.2020: Last update by B.T.
31.12.2020: Rhys is professionally currently a handyman/buildernd and living in covid free New Zealand with my birth mother Bren and my sister Molly. He now lives in Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand.
01.01.2021: Last update by B.T.


Thomas in 2013 "on the road" before his world-tour. Testing the Tesch-Travel-Taschen in winter.

Thomas in 2015.04.25 Thomas Kintzinger´s "good-bye" when he started from the " Tesch-Travel-Treffen" in Malmedy (Büllingen) /Belgium.

Thomas Kintzinger in 2015 in Iran. Repairing his motorcycle in the wilderness..

Thomas Kintzinger in Asia. Tadjikistan.

2016. Thomas Kintzinger in Ecuador.

2016. Thomas Kintzinger in Peru. Je höher ich kam, desto schmaler wurde der Weg.

2016. Thomas Kintzinger in Peru.

2016. Thomas Kintzinger in Bolivia. Salar de Uyuni with his sister.

Thomas Kintzinger during his visit at Bernd T. - German girlfriend Marie Luise Waser travelled a part in N-Amerika with Thomas.
- Ri: German sister Melanie Kintzinger travelled a part in Asia and S-America with Thomas.

26.04.2015 (left at age 21 years, 4 months + 6 days) - 21.09.2016 (arrived at age 23 and 18 days)
Thomas Kintzinger (German, birthday 03.09.1993)
+ Around-The-World.
Thomas is travelling around the World with a Yamaha XT 60043f. 1984 and a Suzuki DR650SE. 2005.
Thomas started togehther with German Dirk Meifort from the 57th. Mc-Meeting for world-travellers. While Thomas wanted to ride RTWorld Dirk wanted to ride from Germany to India.
Purpose: Fun. Meet other people and culture, to get out of here, to see the World bevore I begin to study.
Route: His plan was: Europe : 6.000 kms (Germany - Austria - Slowenia - Croatia - Bosnia - Montenegro - Albania - Greek - Turkey) - Asia 15.000 kms (Georgia - Aserbeidschan - (Shipping)- Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan- Kyrgistan - Kasachstan - Russia - Mongolia - Russia Wladiwostok) - North-America 6.000 kms (Ship the Bike from Wladivostok or from South Korea to Vancouver - New York) -  Europe 1.000 kms (Bike by ship to Hamburg/Germany).
Route: Reality: Europe 8.000 km (Germany - Switzerland - France - Luxemburg - Belgium - Netherlands - Germany - Poland - Czech Republic - Slovakia - Hungary - Austria - Slowenia - Italy - Croatia - Bosnia - Montenegro - Serbia - Kosovo - Albania - Mazedonia - Greece - Turkey)
From Slowenia to Iran I travelled together with Dirk Meifort (KTM 990 Adv).
Asia 25.000 km (Georgia (Kein Visum notwendig (Grenzabfertigung problemlos)- Armenia (Kein Visum notwendig. Grenzabfertigung aufwendig beim Zoll. kennen sie kein Carnet de Passage) - Iran (12.200 km) - Armenia - Georgia - Russia - Kasachstan - Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan - Kirgistan - Kasachstan - Russia (Wladiwostok))
From Turkey (Trabzon) - my sister Melanie Kintzinger travelled with me (2up) for 3 months up to Russia (Irkutsk) -
On kilometer 20.000 I got a stucked piston (could not fix it but the engine was still running)
01.09.2015 Melanie flew back to Germany from Irkutsk
Georgia: Kickstart hits hole in the engine. Solution: Cold Steel.
Armenia: Kickstart inner parts broken. Solution: Build a new part inside, unsing old parts from a 150ccm Chinese bike.
Iran - Theran: Engine leaking cause. Solution. Helicoil.
Iran  - Maschhad: Turkmenistan refused Visa. Solution: First pick up a Visa for Afghanistan in Thera. Then who ??? decidet that the road is to dangerous.
Longer way around the Caspian See and back to Armenia
18.09.2015: Accident in Russia (Khabarovsk). Thomas: Broaken wrist. YAMAHA XT 600: broaken forks. From there I took a car to Vladivostok and flew to Asia (Singapur).
20.09.2015: I decided to sell the rest of the XT 600 in ???. Too many repairings and to high costs of the shipping to the U.S.A.
No problem with "Carnet de Passage or a note in passport that you imported a mc ??
South East-Asia: 2000 km (Singapur - Malaysia (Borneo)). My girlfriend Mari ?? flew to Singapur. From here we travelled together as far as?.
Renting a Honda Wave 100ccm scooter and round Sabah on Borneo
I flew by plane to Borneo. In Borneo I rented a scooter for two weeks from Kuta Kinabalu around Sabah (north Borneo). By plane Asia (Borneo, Kuala Lumpur). ???
North-America: In North-America I rode 15.000 km (USA (California) - Mexico - Belize - Guatemala - El Salvador - Honduras - Nicaragua - Costa Rica - Panama).
I flew alone by plane to North-America (USA (San Francisco)). There I bought a new (or a used one ?) motorcycle Suzuki DR650 which I found on Horizonts Unlimited. I build a new rack for the SUZUKI R 650 to use the alu-boxes "Tesch Travel Taschen 6" again. I made the rack by using parts from the old rack from my YAMAHA XT 600.
Baja California:Ferry from La Paz to Topolobambo
Broaken Stator in Merida. Solution: Stator from XF 650 Freewind is working to. Found a used one.
After 6 months travelling, Marie had to fly back to Germany when ??.
Shipping the bike around the Darien Gap: Solution: Found a traveller with a car Mercedes 305D Westfalia. Put the Motorcycle inside and share the costs of the shipping from Panama (Colon) to Colombia (Cartagena) with 300 US D.
B.T.: VERY clever: What would be the normal costs???
South America: 25.000 km (Colombia - Ecuador - Peru - Bolivia - Chile - Argentina - Bolivia - Paraguay - Brazil)
My sister Melanie Kintzinger joins the journey again from Ecuador to Chile for 2 months.
Broaken Stator again in Equador. Solution: Rebuild the original Stator in a Workshop
Broaken Clutch in Chile. Solution: Order new one from the USA and travel during the waiting time with a 2mm steel Plate added to the clutch.
Santiago de Chile. Melanie flies back to Germany and Johannes ?? (a friend from Germany) joins the Journey for 3 months up to Brazil. ???. Back in Freibug 21.09.2016.
Highlights: I want to find out what I am able to do. Feel Freedom. Explore the World. Take pictures an videos. To share them with my familiy and friends. Do something realy special, before I begin to study and get the obligation to the working marked.
The worst that can happen: My motorcycle breaks down on the first kilometers.... An accident in the middle of nowhere. My gear (especially my video gear) gets stolen.
Book or publication: I will have an Online-Blog and a Facebook-Page. There I will share pictures and videos. May be I cut a little movie about my tour when I am back...
Useful / important informations and TIPS for others: 
Use the Community. Top Informations and free places to stay in the Internet on:
Facebook groups of your motorcycle (DR 650 very good information an helpful members)
Facebook group of Overland Sphere and PanAmerican Travellers Association
Earlier Experiences of big Motorcycle-Tours: I dont have a lot of experience on motorcycle tours. I often travel with the backpacker. I had visited Brazil (the east coast). Iceland (travel around with a small rented car). Ireland. My only bigger motorcycle tour was last summer. I rode my Yamaha to Korsika for 10 days.

04.11,2014 First information about his planned solo world-tour. Thomas offers to make a film for youtube from the Tesch-Travel-Taschen.
21.11.2014 First summary
21.11.2014 First request for update and fotos
25.11.2014 Last summary.
13.12.2014 First personal meeting here!
24.-26.04.2015 Thomas will start to his tour "Around-The-World" from the 57th. Tesch-Travel-Treffen in Malmedy in Belgium. "24th.-26th.2015".
20.11.2015 Last update via facebook
01.08.2016 Request for update.
01.08.2016 A very big and good update with 12 photos.
29.04.2016 Thomas Kintzinger gave a slideshow on the "59th. Tesch-Travel-Treffen" in Malmedy.
BT. It was an extra-ordinary good slides-show
10.2020: Bernd und Patricia (Tesch) besuchen Thomas Kintzinger in Leipzig auf einer "Glücksinsel". Ein sehr schöner Besuch
24.11.2020: Thomas hielt den ersten Teil seines Vortrages online: nachsehen.
30:01.2021: Thomas hält den ersten Teil seines Vortrages online:,

30.12.2020: As far as I know:
26.04.2015 ( (left at age 21 years, 4 months + 6 days) - 21.09.2016 Thomas Kintzinger arrived at age 23 and 18 days
Thomas Kintzinger (German, birthday 03.09.1993)
+ Around-The-World by motorcycle.
20.12.2020: Thomas again: Ich bin am 21.09.2016 um 05.56 Uhr in Frankfurt gelandet. Also war ich tatsächlich 23 Jahre und 18 Tage alt :
2015: BT: Thomas is the youngest German motorcyclist who started to travel Around-The-World (RTW).
2016: BT Thomas is the youngest German motorcyclist who rode Around-The-World (RTW).
30.12. 2020: BT: Thomas is the youngest international motorcyclist who rode Around-The-World.
01.10.1912 (left at age 22 years + 1 months + 23 days) - 01.09.1913  Carl Stearns Clancy arrived at age 23 years plus appr. 23 days.
Carl Stearns Clancy (American. N.Y. 08.08.1890 - ??.01.1971) und Walter Storey
+ Around-The-World.
02.05.2014 (left at age 22 + 9 months + 28 days) -) - 17.07.July 2015 Rhys Lawrey arrived at age 24 years and 12 days. 
Rhys Lawrey (British. *??.??.1999. Son of famous mc-traveller Kevin Sanders). 
+ Around-The-World. Rhys rode Around-The-World on a Triumph Tiger 800XC, called "Tigger in 9 months = 441 days. He made 56,854 miles and visited 71 countries.

Mark Holmes numbers of mc-Tavellers Around-The-Worlds wrtw wrong in the beginning that Clancy was the youngest RTW: 

29.12.2020: Diese Übersicht erstellte B.T. nach dem Eingang der Übersicht von Rhys Lawrey
Thomas Kintzinger war also beim Start am 26.04.2015 der jüngste deutsche und internationale Motorrad-Weltumrunder der Welt.
Thomas Kintzinger war also bei seiner Ankunft am 21.09.2016 der jüngste Weltumrunder Deutschlands und der Welt!
Weltreiseteil Afrika:

2021 > 2022 + ? Plan Transafrica.

15.11.2021: Thomas "on tour" . Abfahrt in der EIFEL > Solo Richtung Transafrika.

15.11.2021: Minimal-Ausrüstung für off-Road Geländeeinsatz sooft wie möglich.

15.11.2021: Endlich wieder "on route". Germany. Eifel. - Alle Fotos von Patricia Govers-Tesch (auf Bitte von BT):

26.07.2022: Africa. Guinea Conakry > to Labe. Difficult 280 km off-road.
2022.05. Thomas had to stay 6 months in Europe because the border to Morocco was closed.
He made the best out of it and rode this roads. A lot off-road.

​01.11.2021 - ??? 2022 ??
Thomas Kintzinger (German, *03.09.1993)
Plan: Solo Transafrica and..
Thomas is now travelling "around" with a Honda XR 600 R from 1995. He build the motorcycle together himself out of different parts.
He does not know exactly where it will take him when he started. His plans are below.
Purpose: To see the parts of the world he missed so far befor he settles down.

Ist-Route: Europe (Germany- France - Luxembourg- Belgium- Germany- France- Spain- Portugal- Spain) - Africa (Morocco (Tangier - Chefchauen- Fes - Imilchil - Merzouga - Zagora- Tafraoute - Sidi Ifni - Westsahara.)- Mauretania (Nuadibou - Zouerat - Atar - Nouakschot (24°C. 27.05.2022) - Senegal (15.06,2022 ?: Saint Louis (Living with a Senegales-family- Dakar) > Gambia- Senegal (Ziguinchor) - Guinea-Bissau (Varela- Bissau) - Guinea (Labe - Conakry) - 04.07.2022: Sierra Leone (Freetown. Bureh, beach)- Liberia. 2022.07.07. 10.40Uhr: Liberia (Capital Monrovia, Botschaft Elfenbeinküste. Regnerisch schwühl. Grenzübertritt von Sierra Leone war kein Problem). 2022.07.11 07.30. Geschätzte 25 Grad, Regnerisch. Liberia. Robertspor (Regenzeit in Afrika: Zwei 2 Tage am Stück sehr stark ohne Pause geregnet. Ganze Landstriche sind unter Wasser. Gestern gab es eine kurze Regenpause und da bin ich von Monrovia in das 130km entfernte Robertsport (Küstendorf) gefahren.- 2022.07.??: Monrovia- Yekepa. 2022.07.23: Cote d´ Ivoire = Elfenbeinküste. Abidjan. 23 Grad: Man - Soubre- San Pedro - Abidjan.. Habe hier eine Menge tolle Menschen kennen gelernt und mein Motorrad auf Vordermann gebracht. Ölwechsel. Neue Lagersitze in meine Radnaben einschweißen lassen (Alu aufgeschweißt und abgedreht). Mir sind immer wieder die Radlager kaputt gegangen, weil die Lager Spiel hatten und das unterfüttern mit Blech nie lange gehalten hat.- 24.07.2022: Morgen fahre ich jetzt in Richtung Ghana.
>> 2022.07.23: Gefühlsmäßig ist Afrika um einiges anspruchsvoller als Südamerika. Das ist manchmal gut und manchmal schlecht. Die Reihenfolge meiner Reisen hat aus meiner Sicht Sinn gemacht. Südamerika ist ein guter Kontinent, um zu lernen. Afrika zieht dann alle Register. Mir fehlen allerdings manchmal die Anden und die lateinamerikanische Art. Die Art und Weise wie die Latinos und Latinas feiern passt besser zu mir. Vor 28.07.2022: Guinea Conakry: Region Bokeh > Telimele > Labe: Abkürzung 280 km schimme off-road Schlammpiste 14 Stunden. > Sierra Leone > Liberia > Cote d ´Ivoire >Ghana.
24.07.2022: New Plan: Cote d ´Ivoire >Ghana.

Zu den Streckeninfos, Tankstellen und Campingplätzen (wild sind offiziell) schreibe ich immer fleißig eine interaktive Karte mit. Die findest du wenn du auf gehst. So lassen sich die Infos am übersichtlichsten verpacken und dort bekomme ich auch immer meine Informationen über Visa, Botschaften, Grenzübergänge ect.

Plan -Route: ...Senegal (Saint Louise - Dakar ...), From there down the westcoast of Africa to South Africa. Maybe up the eastcoast or Australia or New Zealand or Canada or to UK and back to Germany
Highlights: "I want to have enought time to think about what I am really want for my life".
The worst that can happen: My motorcycle breaks down on the first kilometers. An accident in the middle of nowhere. Running out of water.
Book or publication: I will post some pictures on . Thomas will send an update always to Bernd Tesch.,
Useful / important information and TIPS for others: Half a year of planing ist totally enough. More time will you make buying more "useless" things.
Earlier Experiences of big Motorcycle-Tours: Two bigger trips so far. 2015 - 2016: Round the World trip (Europe, Asia, North- and Southamerica), 2019: 3 more months in Southamerica.

B.T.: Thomas und Bernd T. hielten Kontakt über die Jahre.
BT fand heraus, dass Thomas der jüngste deutsche und auch international jüngste Weltumrunder ist:
- 26.04.2015 (left at age 21 years, 4 months + 6 days) - 21.09.2016 (arrived at age 23 and 18 days)
- 10.2020: Im "Corona-Jahr" 2020 besuchten Patricia Govers-T. und BT. Thomas n Leipzig. Er lebte auf einer "Insel der Glückseligkeit" am Rande von Leipzig sehr sparsam. Seinen Monatslohn als Bachelor für Sozial-Pädagoge investierte er auch für eine weitere, große Reise. Bisher kannte er die Einzylinder YAMAHA XT 600 43 F (1983. Mit Kickstarter) und SUZUKI DR 650 SE (2005. E-Starter). Mit beiden Motorrädern war er zufrieden. Thomas wollte noch eine anderes 1-Zylinder Motorrad kennenlernen: HONDA XR 600 R (1993. Kickstarter). Diese baute er sich aus verschiedene Teilen selber zusammen.
Afrika ruft.
Ausrüstung: Minmal von Gewicht und Volumen::
09.11.-15.11.2021: Thomas ist nun auf einer neuen Reise. Er will inbesondere Kontinente und Länder besuchen, die er auf seiner Weltumrundung nicht besucht hatte. Dazu zählte auch ein Übersicht-Gespräch mit BT über seine Transafrika-Tour. Natürlich ist dieses momentan auch schwieriger wegen Corona-Covid in ganz Afrika. Es sind wenige "unterwegs".
- Mit seinen bisherigen eigenen Erfahrungen hat er auf dieser Reise besonderen Wert auf minimales Gewicht und Volumen gesetzt. Zwar ist ihm klar, dass er ohne eine stabilen Tesch-Travel-Träger aus Stahl und Tesch-Travel-Taschen als Alukoffer (er hatte ja gute Erfahrungen damit gemacht) unterwegs weniger Sicherheit bei Stürzen hat. Aber auch sein Reisestil hat sich geändert. Das sieht man schon an der Auswahl seines Motorrades. Es ist mehr ein Gelände-Motorrad. Thomas kam hier wie ein Crossfahrer an, nachem er schon vor Trier aus nach Hammer (120 km) off-road Trails gefahren hatte, die manchmal nur für Mountainbikes machbar waren.
Wir hatten einige Tage einer wunderschönen Zeit zusammen, in der Thomas uns hier ganz viel im Haus und draußen geholfen hat: DANKE!!
- Thomas hat zwei Softbags ohne Träger am Motorrad-Rahmen befestigt. Jedes Teil wurde ausgesucht nach minmaler Größe und minimalem Gewicht. Sein Moto-Werkzeug besteht insbesondere aus einem "Leatherman-Multitool": Victorinox Swiss Tool X Plus Ratchet, dass er durch passende Bits für die HONDA XR 600 R ergänzt hat. Unten am Motorrad hat Thomas einen Werkzeugkasten vor dem Motor
gebaut. Das hält BT normalerweise für einen Fehler, weil dadurch die vom Hersteller genau berechnete Luftströmung von vorne unterbrochen wird. Aber möglicherweise wird das kompensiert durch einen zusätzlichen Ölkühler, der vorne unterhalb des Schweinwerfers sitzt. Oben im Rahmen beim Oleinfüllloch hat Thomas ein Thermometer zwecks Überwachnung der Öl-Temperatur eingeschraubt.
- Da seine sicher anstrengende Reise möglicherweise bei heißen Temperaturen statfindet hat Thomas beim Fahren auf dem Rücken ständig eine "Trinkblase"mit Schlauch zum Trinken. BT hält das nicht für gut, weil man dadurch immer etwas "tragen muss".
- Thomas hat kein Plastikschild vorne gegen den ständigen Luftdruck. Diese gehen meistens bei Drehstürzen auch zuerst kaputt. Sein kleiner Tankrucksacjk auf dem 40 L-Plastik-Tank reduziert den Fahr-Luftdruck auch nicht. Leider hat Thomas auch keine Rückenstütze beim Fahren längerer Strecken durch einen Sack. ER gönnt sich als einzigen sehr guter Komfort durch ein Schafsfell auf dem Sitz. Allerdings nimmt er das bei Regen nicht ab. BT. hat das beim Regen immer abgenommen und dann immer in einen großen wasserdichten MIlitärsack im Rücken gestopft. Das Fell habe ich abends als bequemen Sitz auf einem Poncho benutzt. Danach kam es die ganzen Nachtstunden auf die Isomatte cunter den Rücken.
- Thomas ist ein Kenner der digitalen Welt. Er hat deshalb "als junger Mann" nur einen Navi für seine Transafrika-Tour. Aber auch ein Navi kann defekt gehen. Er biete auch keine schöne Übersícht. Deshalb hat der "alte Afrika-Kenner" BT ihm die beiden neusten unschlagbar guten Michelin-Karten von Nord-, West- und Süd-Afrika als Geschenk besorgt. 1:4 Mio. Mit grün eingezeichneten schönen Routen.
- Die großen Vorteile von Thomas sind seine "Jungsein" mit 28, seine Erfahrung. Sicher auch sein Können beim Motorradreisen und Draussenleben.

18.03.2022; Thomas planned to travel directly to South of Spain and to Morocco. But this border was "crossed" by the stop of the ferríes to Morocco for politish reasons by Spain. So Thomas made the very best out of this horrible situation and rode by bike to south of Spain and then up via Portugal to north-west of Spain and east Spain. Today he is in Oviedeo in rain and snow in the mountains with his tend! Thomas is going up to travel by ferrie from South of France to Morocco...
03.04.2022: Thomas ist still in Spain because the ferries to Morocco don´t start before end of april possibly. He is working now as a cook for a Seenot-Rettungs Organization. The ship "Louise Michele" is working to help refugees in the Mediterran Sea but needs repariring for a while, He is livng now on the ship and cooking for 10 sea-persons.
27.05.2022: Email from Mauretania with his route so far: Germany- France - Luxembourg- Belgium- Germany- France- Spain- Portugal- Spain - Morocco (Tangier - Chefchauen- Fes - Imilchil - Merzouga - Zagora- Tafraoute - Sidi Ifni - Westsahara.)- Mauretania (Nuadibou - Zouerat - Atar - Nouakschot (24°C. 27.05.2022) -
Plan: Senegal (Saint Louise - Dakar ...), From there down the westcoast of Africa to South Africa. Maybe up the eastcoast or Australia or New Zealand or Canada or to UK and back to Germany


2016. Christian Vogel with soldiers at the irani-pakistani border.

2015. Christian Vogel in Mongolia.

19.05.2015 – 15.04.2016
Christian Vogel (German, born 15.05.1981)
+ Around-The-World. Christian rode appr. 50.000 km solo RTW on a BMW R 1200 GS Adv. through 22 countries in 333 days.
Purpose: Just to get another perspective.
Route: Flight from Europe (Frankfurt/Germany) to North America (Orlando/USA, Canada, Alaska - flight from Vancouver/Canada) to Asia (Seoul/South Korea - ferry­crossing from Donghae/South Korea to Vladivostok/Russia- by motorcycle to Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, India, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey) - Europe (Serbia, Croatia, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany).
The best: I saw awesome places and met good people all over the world. And whre so happy to see my girlfriend again after the tour.
The worst: A near­kidnapping in Pakistan and an accident in India.
Important useful informations for others: Stop to think about it. Travel the world.
Book or publication: I have a blog on the website and a movie/documentary is planned (Publishing in 2017/2018).
Earlier motorcyle­travel­expieriences: Different trips in Europe from 1999 until 2015.
Info: On my tour Around-The-World I met this motorcycle travellers having ridden Around-The-World and some riding Around-The-World. They all will be in the film which I want to produce.
Juli 2018: Christian offers his film in over 100 cinemas in Germany. He uses my website for PR intensively.

Kommentare von Bernd Tesch zu dem TVFilm von Christian Vogel:
Ho, Ho, Ho! Es weihnachtet sehr und passenderweise haben wir ein Geschenk für Euch:

Das hr-fernsehen zeigt unseren Film Egal Was Kommt in Form einer 3-teiligen Serie. Und ja, auch wer den Film schon kennt wird überrascht, mit über 30 Minuten zusätzlichem Material - Begegungen, Momente und Erlebnisse, die ich auf meiner Reise um die Welt mit der Kamera festgehalten habe.

Die Termine: 02.01., 09.01. und 16.01, jeweils um 22:45 Uhr - Wiederholungen jeweils am Tag danach um 9:10 Uhr.

Teil 2: Am 09.01.2019, 22,45, HR lief der zweite TV-Film vom Solo-Weltumrunder Christian Vogel in 2015.- Wie beabsichtigt, hauptsächlich ein Film über die Reise-Person Christian, weniger über Land und Leute.- In Indien fährt ein Fahrzeug senkrecht vorne auf die schwere BMW. Die Ersatzteile (Euro 2.900) müssen aufwendig per DHL nach Indien kommen. Dauert Wochen. Seine nach Indien eingeflogene Freundin, die Ärztin Miriam, entdeckt, dass ein Handknochen gebrochen ist: OP in Indien. Beide reisen vier Wochen Wartezeit auf die Ersatzteile zusammen ohne Moto in Indien. Der Film-Star Miriam und die Eltern ermuntern Christian weiter zureisen.- Plötzlich ist das pakistanische Visum ungültig. Ein neues muss aus Deutschland beschafft werden.- Der Film ist mit großem pers. Aufwand sehr schön gemacht. Die Ansichten der Eltern zuhause, Miriams und die mancher Einheimischer werden gut dargestellt.- Der FILM-Titel "Egal was kommt" wird eingehalten: Am 16.01.2020, 22:45 kommt der dritte Teil des Films: Pakistan-Deutschland mit BMW-Moto. Na ja! BT. - Die Reise-Übersicht von Christian Vogel hier auf der Weltumrunder-Seite unter 2015:

Teil 3: Am 06.01.2019, 22,45, HR lief der dritte TV-Film vom Solo-Motorrad-Weltumrunder Christian Vogel in 2015: "Egal was kommt".- Dieser hat mir am Besten gefallen. Nach 8 Monaten und 22.000 km bereits muss ein neues pakistanisches Visum her. Um die Wartezeit zu überbrücken, reist Christian Vogel nach Nepal.- Nur im pakistanischen Bikerclub bekommt Christian einen Ersazreifen für € 400,00. Er begegnet Menschen und hält einen Vortrag über seinen bisherigen Teil der Reise vor jungen Leuten. Sie haben danach keine Fragen, denn so eine Reise liegt ausserhalb ihres Machbaren.- In Pakistan kommt Christian einen Ersatzreifen nur beim pakistanischen Bikerclub für € 400,00. Das Land muss er mit Polizei-Escorte bis Quetta durchqueren.- "Die Herzen der Iraner sind groß wie das Land selber". 2.800 km muss er in einer Woche im Iran abreißen.- Von Istanbul wären es nur 1.000 km bis nach Hause zur Freundin Miriam. Aber, um die Welt komplett zu umrunden, möchte Christian noch 3.000 km bis nach Portugal reisen. Glücklich am Atlanktik angekommen, hält er ein Schild vor sein Gesucht: DANKE MIRIAM. Tränen über den Erfolg des Durchstehens von allen. Auch beim Zuschauer. - Nach 333 Tagen Weltumrundung ist Christian wieder in Deutschland. Miriam fährt ihm entgegen, um die letzte Strecke gemeinsam zu fahren.- Die kluge Mutter formuliert: "Kinder kann man festhalten, indem man sie losläßt". Miriam zu Christian am Ende: Es ist toll, dass Du das alles alleine durchgestanden hast, aber beim nächsten Mal komme ich mit!- BT: Mein pers. großes zusätzliches Kompliment, bei einer an sich schon strapaziösen Solo-Weltumrundung noch Film-Material für einen dreiteiligen TV-Film gedreht zu haben!

Routes of Duncan Gale. Maps out of his website.

??.??.2015 - ??.??.2015
Duncan Gale:
2015. A dutch-french man solo RTW: 25.000 km. 13 countries. 4 months.
18.03.2017 Asked for a summarise-form by email plus 3 fotos
28.-30.04.2017 Duncan Gale wants to participate the mc-Meeting for world-travellers in Malmedy / Belgium.

Marc Kari:
2015. An american guy who is riding around the world on a BMW G450x


Cassie de Petrol

+ Around-The-World-Travel (appr. 280 flights. No motorcycle). Cassie de Petrol (The intrepid traveller from Washington, Connecticut, USA) claimed that she is the first women who vsited all 196 countries in about 18 months. Travelling somehow.
Info: Acting as a Peace Ambassador for International Institute of Peace Through Tourism and Skal International, part of Ms De Pecol's work is meeting with university tourism students to discuss responsible tourism and economics.
" Talk about wanderlust! Woman hopes to become fastest female to travel to all 196 countries".
She said: "On average, I spend two to five days in each country.
BT: That is NOT the way of travelling I can recommend! She spoils the world by making so many flights with kerosine. And does not see anything in the each country in average 2-5-days.l
11.02.2017 First info by son


03.07.2015- ??.09.2017
Werner Frey (*1958. Swiss).
- Plan Around-The-World. Werner circled already
Route: Europe- Transafrika- Australia- North- and South-America- plan Transasia from Vladivostok back to Europe - Sweden- Stockholm. Switzerland. Harley Davidson.


15.08.2017 Werner wrote to BT via facebook from South Korea.
15.08.2017 BT wrote back and asked for his email-address.
14.12.2017 BT wrote to Werner another time by email

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