World Tour 2014
Eurasia Bicycle Route
Lisbon, Portugal (April 1, 2014)
North to Santiago de Compostela, Spain (336 miles). Ride the “Way of St. James” in reverse to France (462 miles)
Over the Pyrenees through France, Switzerland, and Austria skirting the Alps
Drop down to Budapest, Hungary (from France 1300 miles)
Burgas, Bulgaria (Black Sea)
Istanbul, Turkey (end of Europe and the beginning of Asia) (from Budapest 830 miles)
Istanbul – Erzurum – Dogubayazit (Turkey)
Tabriz – Tehran – Mashhad (Iran)
Mary - Turkmenabat (Turkmenistan)
Bukhara – Samarqand - Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Shymkent – Taraz (Kazakhstan)
Istanbul to Sharkent (Chinese border) (3,000 miles)
China (Sharkent to Shanghai) (2900 miles)
Approximately 9000 miles.
At 40 miles per day = 225 days = 7 ½ months
Add 30 days off = 8 ½ months in Eurasia.
April through November/December 2014
After China possibility:
Ferry to southern Japan and ride to northern Japan
Fly to Patagonia, Argentina and ride to Vancouver, Canada, east to New Brunswick, Canada, south to Cape Canaveral, Florida.