These statistics have been updated on February the 16st of 2020, in Lima, Perù capital city. Visit the map to see the route we cycled so far.

Here we try to report all the kilometers and time stats of our journey. We calculate the average kilometers and hours per day considering only the days we have cycled. The percentage cycled/rest is an indication on how many days we have cycled in comparison to the total amount of days of the trip


SPACE
total kilometres55 097
km per day63
number of countries35
average speed14.0 km/h
max speed (China)72.3 km/h
kilometers per liter1 395
maximum distance in a day (China)141 km
total ascent450 835 m
average ascent per day517 m
maximum altitude (Tro La Pass, China)4 900 m
minimum altitude (Turpan, China)- 80 m
hardest ascent
(Laguna Paròn, Perù)
32 km, 2000 m (6.25%)
maximum ascent
(Ala-Bel Pass, Kyrgyzstan)
61 km, +2500 m (4.1%)
maximum descent
(Conococha, Perù)
120 km, -4100 m (-3.4%)
TIME
days on the road1478
months on the road48.6
days cycling872
days off606
percentage of cycling vs days off59%
effective time spent on the saddle163 days 20 h
average hours cycling per day4 h 30 m
longest day cycling8 h 18 m
liters of gasoline (to cook)39.5
max number of days without a break
(Yushu to Shangri-La in China and
Yulara to Leigh Creek in Australia)
18
max number of consecutive nights in the tent
(Australia)
26
max number of consecutive days without a shower
(Melbourne to Jindabyne, Australia)
14
toothbrushes replaced (per person)15
Most often visiting friend (Vico Lake, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bali, Melbourne)Alfonso

single countries stats

Countrynumber
of days
cycling
days
resting
days
ratio of days
cycling vs rest
total
km
ratio of
km vs total
km
per day
TOTAL147887250459%55097100%63
Italy41281368%15593%56
France129375%4011%45
Switzerland119282%4491%50
Slovenia440100%2620%65
Croatia65183%4141%83
Serbia76186%4561%76
Bulgaria1210283%6611%66
Turkey70383254%22674%60
Georgia2491538%4801%53
Azerbaijan2171433%4921%70
No Man's Land9090%---
Kazakhstan40231758%13382%58
Uzbekistan2621581%16133%77
Tajikistan36231364%13843%60
Kyrgyzstan58283048%18543%66
China86632373%44388%70
Hong Kong1821611%220%11
Laos2822679%15843%72
Cambodia118373%5991%75
Thailand2921872%14433%69
Malaysia32171553%12262%72
Singapore1541127%1260%32
Indonesia47212645%11382%54
Australia159986162%720013%73
Canada158679142%46278%69
United States89692078%45538%66
Mexico1771106762%673412%61
Guatemala31151648%7361%49
El Salvador96367%3041%51
Honduras220100%1370%69
Nicaragua76186%3741%62
Costa Rica1711665%7461%68
Panama74357%1950%49
Colombia79394049%22564%58
Ecuador42311174%14503%47
Perù58362262%15803%44

In this section we want to keep the record of the places we spend the night in. We mostly sleep in the tent and wild camp, and sometimes we use hosting websites like Warmshowers or Couchsurfing, but it might happen we have to pay to sleep in a campsite or a hotel. A big percentage of our accommodation are also the spontaneous invitation we receive on the road by hospitable strangers.


*To not influence the percentage towards one or the other type of accommodation, we decided to consider only the single accommodations. For example if we slept 15 nights in the same house in Istanbul, or 9 nights in an hotel in Kazakhstan, or 10 nights in friend’s house in Georgia, they will count as three single accommodation. That’s why the total number of accommodations differs from the total number of travelled days.

 kindnumber of accomodationpercentage
TOTAL922100%
PAIDcamping576.2%
hostel363.9%
hotel626.7%
airbnb161.7%
guesthouse202.2%
NOT PAIDwild camping54659.2%
hospitable strangers626.7%
friends414.4%
social networks141.5%
warmshower545.9%
couchsurfing141.5%

single countries stats

CountryNOT paid accomodationPaid accomodationPercentage
NOT paid accomodation
Percentage
paid accomodation
TOTAL73119179%21%
Italy181064%36%
France5456%44%
Switzerland4544%56%
Slovenia40100%0%
Croatia50100%0%
Serbia4267%33%
Bulgaria8280%20%
Turkey35392%8%
Georgia8189%11%
Azerbaijan90100%0%
No Man's Land20100%0%
Kazakhstan20387%13%
Uzbekistan20291%9%
Tajikistan19676%24%
Kyrgyzstan23679%21%
China63889%11%
Hong Kong30100%0%
Laos18482%18%
Cambodia7188%13%
Thailand20387%13%
Malaysia14478%22%
Singapore10100%0%
Indonesia23679%21%
Australia90991%9%
Canada661186%14%
United States611086%14%
Mexico941884%16%
Guatemala11761%39%
El Salvador070%100%
Honduras020%100%
Nicaragua060%100%
Costa Rica4736%64%
Panama2340%60%
Colombia271564%36%
Ecuador211068%32%
Perù221658%42%

Here you find information on the expenses we had so far. We identified two main categories: daily expenses (like food or accommodation etc, recurring almost every day) and non recurring expenses (like visas or transportation, that we have occasionally).

We did not consider the equipment as it is a long term investment, it is different by each traveller, and it is difficult to know how much it influences the economy of a trip. To have an idea of our equipment, please visit this page.

DAILY EXPENSES
TOTAL EXPENSE PER PERSON FOR 1479 DAYS TRAVELLING€ 17.890,74
FOOD EXPENSESFood€17.809,79
Fuel (to cook)€65,79
total FOR TWO€17.875,58
cost per day per person€6,04
NIGHTCamping€871,77
Hostels€863,12
Hotels€2.409,02
AirBnb€976,58
Guesthouse or other€824,62
total FOR TWO€5.945,11
cost per day per person€2,01
COMMUNICATIONSRecharge italian SIM cards€44,00
Local SIM cards€849,88
Satellite messenger€686,69
VOIP€47,87
total FOR TWO€1.628,44
cost per day per person€0,55
total daily expenses per day per person€8,6
NON RECURRING EXPENSES
VISASAzerbaijan€70,00
Kazakhstan€75,97
Uzbekistan€142,44
Tajikistan€66,47
China€113,53
Laos€70,27
Cambodia€56,98
Indonesia€101,81
Australia€380,35
Canada€10,10
United States€35,18
Mexico€45,15
Central America€97,19
Perù (extension)€6,32
total FOR TWO€1271,76
TRANSPORTATIONPlanes€3.303,06
Trains€558,39
Buses€244,21
Boats and ferries€1.713,18
Taxi€189,60
Public transportation€328,87
total FOR TWO€6337,31
HEALTH CAREPharmacy€546,64
Medical Exams€248,69
Personal Hygiene€194,21
total FOR TWO€989,54
TOURISMEntry fees€321,16
Sport activities€16,58
total FOR TWO€337,74
POSTAL SERVICESPostcards€427,17
Shippings€561,10
total FOR TWO€988,27
SOFTWAREHosting website€305,00
Software services, apps, ecc€102,72
total FOR TWO€407,72

DAILY EXPENSES

NON RECURRING EXPENSES

4 comments

  1. Reply

    Susan Hallowell 25 February 2017 at 22:13

    Thanks for the English version. I need a rest now as it made me tired you guys are amazing and we have been blessed to have met you and it was an honor to have you stay with us. Love you guys and safe travels xxxx

  2. Reply

    Paul 2 March 2017 at 18:07

    Super impressive stats. Makes me realise that, with training, i can get out there as well and see the world by bike.

  3. Reply

    John 28 October 2019 at 09:20

    Amazing journey. We met you going up Mount Hotham in Victoria.

    Cheers John

    • Reply

      DNL 6 November 2019 at 19:38

      Happy to see you here! We have some of the best memories from down under! Cheers

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