Our numbers traveling by bicycle

All those numbers and stats that you have always wondered about. How much do we spend cycling around the world? What are those expenses? How cheap can we travel? Which countries are the cheapest, and the most expensive ones? Where do we sleep? How many kilometers a day do we cycle?

Traveling since January 2011, our world round trip by bicycle started 3 years afterwards from London, on 8th January 2014. And we keep going!

Trying to proof that travel is not expensive, not by itself, I try to keep updated these stats from all the numbers I have been crunching down during our cycling around the world. It can be hard at times, since we spend most of our time wild camping without electricity or internet, but I will do my best to keep the updates coming.

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Updated stats of our bicycle touring

12 Comments

  1. Stephan Kistler
    October 7, 2014 @ 14:24

    How can you only spend 3 Euros a day???? What do you eat? Grass, wood, rain water??? I wonder. I am looking forward for your respond. Thanks

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    • PabloPablo
      October 13, 2014 @ 00:56

      Pasta, bread, rice, eggs, milk, seasonal fruits and vegetables… Often we get invited for a meal, or for some free veggies or fruits. We pick up wild fruits occasionally as well, and dumpster diving was an option in Western countries where half of the food production end up in the bin. I hope that clarifies it a bit, I will try to write a post going deeper on our expenses. 😉

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      • Tomass
        January 29, 2015 @ 17:54

        That sounds almost too good to be true. Do you plan your nutrition way ahead or just sort of “go with it” as you go along? Have to look more into dumpster diving (where/when/how), that seems as good of a chance to save some money as anything. And just in general, this is inspiring as balls, keep pedalling and good luck!

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        • PabloPablo
          May 4, 2015 @ 08:38

          Thanks Tomass, happy to help and inspire. 😉

          I check the route, I have some experience guessing where I will be able to find cheap food again (cheap supermarkets or stalls), and plan the shopping for 1-2 days depending on that. Nutrition like, it is not as complete as I would love to, but good enough. I always try to get some proteins here and there, mostly through eggs and dairy, and staple food according to the countries gastronomy (bread, pasta, rice, couscous…). Seasonal veggies and that’s pretty much it.

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  2. Russell
    January 26, 2015 @ 14:11

    How or when do you manage to have a shower?

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    • PabloPablo
      January 26, 2015 @ 21:28

      Often. It depends. Sometimes we take a shower daily, other times weekly.

      Things are easier in warmer weather, but showers are not so necessary in winter. Several days without a shower are not such a problem in colder (or freezing) weather.

      We take showers in rivers, lakes, showers in the beach. We fill up water bladders in gas stations (sometimes there is even hot water!) or restaurants and take a shower somewhere else in the middle of nowhere, outdoors. We take showers at our hosts houses, we ask in campings for a free shower or we just go without for another day.

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  3. Kaveh/Iran
    May 25, 2015 @ 07:50

    Traveling in low budget needs a deep philosophy which learns how to enjoy life itself with no money. If you tried it, you will earn experiences, change your values and forms your lifestyle.

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  4. Romain Baffert
    September 7, 2015 @ 10:16

    Come to lyon when you’re over 🙂 but if I were you I would go on for a few years :p

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  5. Rita Miranda
    September 7, 2015 @ 11:13

    Wait until you get to Africa… Your numbers, at least for visa purposes, will surely jump out!
    Still, great job! I hope we can manage to reach similar numbers.

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  6. Paul Krisai
    September 7, 2015 @ 12:01

    incredible! thanks for showing us whats possible!

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  7. AnaBrazil
    February 23, 2017 @ 23:06

    Thanks for the tips. How do you pack? (Clothes, hygiene: shampoo, soap, body lotions,dental care,etc), cooking utensils, sleeping comfort, cold, rain, summer heat…how do you finance your travels? Etc

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    • PabloPablo
      February 24, 2017 @ 04:19

      This is the gear we carry with us: https://en.thecrazytravel.com/gear/

      We carry everything, pretty much.

      We travel very cheap, as you can see, so financing ourselves is not a big problem. We stop once in a while and do some work.

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