The Route

Wondering where we’re going and where we’ve been? So are we! Here’s what we’re doing and how we’re doing it with a nifty route map too.

The plan is to ride round-the-world and explore!

But the world isn’t that easy when it comes to vehicle paperwork. Some countries require ridiculously expensive documents and some won’t let you in without a compulsory guide (like China and Myanmar).

So, our route is going to be a little messy. We don’t want to miss anywhere out and will double-back on ourselves by shipping the bike backwards to start a new route.

We’ll also ship our motorcycle ahead and store it so we can buy, sell, and rent other bikes to avoid fees in some countries and backpack through others.

We’re going to travel that way because we don’t want to just tick countries of a list.

We want to really get to know a place before we move on and that means spending time there and travelling overland.

And we hope the guides, blogs and travel tips we write on each country we travel through will help you explore those places too!

Mad or Nomad Route Map

We aim to do this trip in one big go, but have split it into sections below to make it easier to follow

STAGE 1: UK to Japan: COMPLETE (January 1 2018 – January 1 2019)

  • Europe, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Mongolia, Japan, South Korea.

STAGE 2: Cambodia to Australia

  • Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand

STAGE 3: North America to South America

  • Northern tip of Alaska, USA to southern tip of Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina, South America

STAGE 4: South Africa to North Africa

  • As many countries as we can in Africa and the surrounding islands

STAGE 5: Spain to Nordkapp

  • Europe, Balkans, Eastern and Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia