Trail notes

You’ve read the stories, now you want the nitty gritty.

On the following pages we’ve broken down the essentials of our trip – food, water, sleep, navigation, border crossings – all those details you need to think about when crossing continents by bicycle. There’s even some further reading (because we all like further reading), with useful links and resources from people far more knowledgable than us. We’re doing this principally by country, but have broken it down into regions where they vary too much. So if you’re planning a trip of your own or just want to know how the hell we managed to get from A to B in one piece, look no further.

With big thanks, as ever, to The Slow Race for the inspiration – their country guides are well worth a look.


Sun, sea and overpriced campsites