Cycling around the world: 5 continents, 42 countries, 35'000 kilometers.
Hi, my name is Yannis, I'm 31 years old, in February of 2014 I graduated from university with a master's
degree in Outdoor Education and on the 1st of September 2014, I set off from my home in Berbourg, a small village in Luxembourg, for an unsupported cycling journey around the world.
My route took me from my hometown through Germany, along the Danube across Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria
to Istanbul in Turkey.
After a very hard month of cycling in India, my second stage carried me through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and ended in Singapore on the southernmost point of continental Asia.
From Singapore, I flew to Darwin, Australia, where I rode about 4000 km, through the outback in the Northern Territory all the way to Townsville, and further along the east coast down to Brisbane.
After Australia, I flew to Auckland, New Zealand, where I started my stage around both of the New Zealand islands, which took about 4 months.
Another flight later, I cycled the very scenic Pacific Coast Trail from Vancouver, Canada, to San Diego, USA. I skipped most of Mexico in order to meet my dad and cycle with him for a while - kind of an experiment.
We ended up spending some really relaxing days in Belize, with not too much cycling to be done.
Back on the road all by myself, I headed to the island of Utila, Honduras, and then south to Lago Yojoa, Gracias and Copan Ruinas, before entering Guatemala.
My future route will take me to El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
From here, I will take a flight to Bogota, Colombia, where I will meet my mum and sister.
From here, I will attempt to cycle all the way to Ushuaia, Argentina, the end of the world.
I will be back home in April 2017 - I´ve got a job as a "best man" on my brothers wedding.
The foundation for kids suffering from cancer helps families that have a child suffering from cancer or any other rare and life-threatening disease. The foundation is of common public interest an gets financed by donations alone.
People who want to support the foundation in the context of Yannis´ journey round the world can do so through a donation into the following account
Fondatioun Kriisbkrank Kanner
IBAN LU17 0028 1408 4840 0000
BIC CODE BILLLULL
with the annotation : « Yannis’ World Cycling Adventure »
If you want to know more about this great cause, visit their site at www.fondatioun.lu