These statistics have been updated on February the 21st, in Mexico City. Afterwards, one bike was stolen and we stopped for a few months to work and save up some money before continuing the journey south. 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 kilometres45 021
km per day66
number of countries26
average speed14.4 km/h
max speed (China)72.3 km/h
liters of fuel (to cook)31.5
kilometers per liter1 429
maximum distance in a day (China)141 km
total ascent368 666 m
average ascent per day542 m
maximum altitude (Tro La Pass, China)4 900 m
minimum altitude (Turpan, China)- 80 m
hardest ascent
(Engineer Pass, United States)
15 km, 1100 m (7.3%)
maximum ascent
(Ala-Bel Pass, Kyrgyzstan)
61 km, +2500 m (4.1%)
maximum descent
(Toksun, China)
160 km, -3440 m (-2.2%)
TIME
days on the road1158
months on the road38.1
days cycling680
days off478
percentage of cycling vs days off59%
effective time spent on the saddle130 days 12 h
average hours cycling per day4 h 36 m
longest day cycling8 h 18 m
max number of consecutive days off (Adelaide, Australia)20
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)8
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
TOTAL115868047859%45021100%66
Italy41281368%15593%56
France129375%4011%45
Switzerland119282%4491%50
Slovenia440100%2621%65
Croatia65183%4141%83
Serbia76186%4561%76
Bulgaria1210283%6611%66
Turkey70383254%22675%60
Georgia2491538%4801%53
Azerbaijan2171433%4921%70
No Man's Land5050%---
Kazakhstan40231758%13383%58
Uzbekistan2621581%16134%77
Tajikistan36231364%13843%60
Kyrgyzstan58283048%18544%66
China86632373%443810%70
Hong Kong1821611%220%11
Laos2822679%15844%72
Cambodia118373%5991%75
Thailand2921872%14433%69
Malaysia32171553%12263%72
Singapore1541127%1260%32
Indonesia47212645%11383%54
Australia159986162%720016%73
Canada158679142%462710%69
United States89692078%455310%66
Mexico113684560%443610%65

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
TOTAL720100%
PAIDcamping446.1%
hostel182.5%
hotel263.6%
airbnb91.3%
guesthouse162.2%
NOT PAIDwild camping45863.6%
hospitable strangers446.1%
friends314.3%
social networks131.8%
warmshower476.5%
couchsurfing141.9%

single countries stats

CountryNOT paid accomodationPaid accomodationPercentage
NOT paid accomodation
Percentage
paid accomodation
TOTAL60711384%16%
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%
Mexico571381%19%

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 1158 DAYS TRAVELLING€ 14.278,02
FOOD EXPENSESFood€14.586,12
Fuel (to cook)€51,93
total FOR TWO€14.638,05
cost per day per person€6,32
NIGHTCamping€802,06
Hostels€436,83
Hotels€1.720,23
AirBnb€556,44
Guesthouse or other€808,79
total FOR TWO€4.324,35
cost per day per person€1,87
COMMUNICATIONSRecharge italian SIM cards€42,00
Local SIM cards€689,10
Satellite messenger€497,47
VOIP€47,87
total FOR TWO€1.276,44
cost per day per person€0,55
total daily expenses per day per person€8,74
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
Usa€35,18
Mexico€45,15
total FOR TWO€1168,25
TRANSPORTATIONPlanes€3.303,06
Trains€558,39
Buses€153,13
Boats and ferries€706,69
Taxi€145,07
Public transportation€274,50
total FOR TWO€5140,84
HEALTH CAREPharmacy€359,53
Medical Exams€162,97
Personal Hygiene€123,29
total FOR TWO€645,79
TOURISMEntry fees€144,48
Sport activities€16,58
total FOR TWO€161,06
POSTAL SERVICESPostcards€426,32
Shippings€415,96
total FOR TWO€842,28
SOFTWAREHosting website€305,00
Software services, apps, ecc€99,13
total FOR TWO€404,13

DAILY EXPENSES

NON RECURRING EXPENSES

3 comments

  1. Reply

    Susan Hallowell 25 febbraio 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 marzo 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

    Massimo 21 marzo 2018 at 20:16

    Very interesting statistics,
    good job!

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