RTW. Karte von Gino Grimbacher und Renate Greulach. Stand: 1995-2006
Renate Greulach and Gino Grimbacher "on the road".
1995 - 2006
Renate Greulach (German, born 26.02.1951) and Gino Grimbacher (German/USA, born 08.05.1956) www.gg-restless.de
+ Around-The-World in parts. We did not go around the world in one piece, because we could not afford it time and money wise.
I (Gino) started motorcycle travelling in 1974 on a old DKW 200 build in 1955. In 1980 I bought myself a brand new BMW R80/7, which I'm still riding in Germany. With those bikes I travelled around Europe. I did approx. 70-80 000 km on them travelling. The most northern point was the North Cape in Scandinavia, in the south it was Marocco/Africa, in the west it was Great Britain and Ireland , in the east Prag/Czechoslovakia and a lot of lovely spots in between. In the year 1995 I met Renate and from there on we rode all our following trips on one bike (BMW R100GS/PD build 1995). In the years 1995 – 1998 we made 4 trips in the USA and Canada including Alaska (35 000 km). 1999 – 2000 we travelled from Vancouver/Canada down to Ushuaia and back up to Rio de Janeiro/Brasil. This trip lasted 8 month and we rode approx 43 000km. We shipped the bike back to Germany. After a break (working and saving money) we started again in 2002 and we flew our bike to Australia. We made in 2002 and 2003 two trips in Australia (each trip lasted 6 weeks and we covered in total 20 000 km). In 2004 we rode 7 000km in New Zealand. In 2005 we visited South Africa, made a round trip (5000km) there. In 2006 we started in Stuttgart and after going overland (16 000km) to Vladivostok/Russia our dream was fulfilled – going around the world in stages. We have travelled overland the longest possible stretch from north to south (Alaska – Tierra del Fuego) and also from west to east (from the Atlantic to the Pacific) plus being on all 5 continents.
Route of our latest trip: Stuttgart/Germany, Prag/Czechoslovakia, Warschau/Polska, Vilnius/Lithuania, Riga/Latvia, Tallin/Estonia and Russia via St.Petersburg, Moskau, Kazan , Ufa . Ekaterinenburg, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulan Ude, Chita – Chabarovsk (by train) to Vladivostok.
Purpose of travel: After having gone twice around the world on freighters (ships) we wanted to do it overland as well.
The best: To know other nations, other people, different cultures and living and dealing with "Mother Nature".
The worst: NONE, because whenever it looked like a problem is coming up, there was always someone who gave us help and/or hospitality, so that the problem turned into a good and great experience.
Useful Information: Going to the yearly "Bernd-Tesch-Meeting" in Germany and take the chance to use "Bernd's Individual Consulting" which safes you lots of money during your trip.
Earlier experiences: Gino Grimbacher started 1974 with little motorcycle trips around Germany (20 000km) on a DKW 200.
1980 - 1994 he toured in several trips around Europe (60 000km) between North Cape – Marocco and between Ireland and Czechoslovakia on a BMW R80/7.
Renate Greulach and Gino Grimbacher together:
1995 - 1998: In 1995 they bought a BMW R100 GS PD in New York ( USA ) and travelled both on this bike 35.000 km around North-America , Canada and Alaska . See North-America.
1999-2000 from Vancouver – Tierra del Fuego and Brasil (43 000km). See North and South America.
2002 and 2003 they did Australia (20 000km). See Australia.
2004 they did New Zealand (7 000km). See Australia.
2005 they did S.Africa (5 000km) and 2006 Asia (16 000km).
Dreaming off: Africa: going north to south; Asia: going Germany to Singapore or China.
04.02.2007 1st summary
1995 - ?
10.04.95 Last contact.
22.05.2000 I do not know more details.
Who knows them, their present address or publications about him??
Clive Greenhough (Dr. of dispatch) + Austin Vince
(Maths teacher) + Gerald Vince (Railway Clerk) + Nick Stubley (Aircraft engineer)
+ Charles Penty (Journalist) + Bill ?? William Penty (French and Japanese teacher)
(All British) http://www.adventure-motorcycling.com
Wo was Mark Friend (Business Accountant)
Around-The-World. The group called themselvers "Enduro Mondo". Only Austin
Vince and Cilve Greenhough and Charles Penty made it RTW 65.600 kms on SUZUKI
DR 350s in 13 months.
Purpose: To motorcyle the longest distance on
earth in the shorest time. They had a plan and wanted to ride 15 months.
GB (London) - France - Italy - Greece - Turkey - Georgia - Aserbaidjan - Turkmenistan
- Usbekistan - Kasachstan - Russia until Magadan - by air to Alaska (Anchorage)
- Canada - USA - Mexico - Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua - Costa Rica - Panama
- boat to Colombia (Colon - Carthagena) - Equador - Peru - Chile - flight with
Lufthansa from Santiago to Johannesburg in South Africa - Simbabwe - Zambia -
Tansania - Kenia - Ehtiopia - Eritrea - boat to Saudi Arabia (Jeddah( - Saudia
Arabia by bike ??? - JOrdan - Syria - Turkey - Bulgaria - Serbia - Hungary - Slowakia
- Techoslowakei - Germany - Belgien - France - GB.
The Best: How to
discover Russia all subjects. Austin in 2003: Being treated in USA / Los Angelos
as famous mc-travellers for one week and therefore having enormous sex with a
lot of girls.
The Worst: Stuck in Siberia in the Silov Gap.
Book: Mondo Enduro: Around the World Adventures on Two Wheels - 40 Countries in 405 Days", Austin Vince (1st information by Dr. Jaochaim Aurnhammer 01.04.2013).
10.04.1995 Send a fax to a father of one of them in London
with many RTW travellers who have done what they wanted to do. And I said that
never a s
1998 Next information of them with their present address by Around-The-World-Traveller
uch a big group who started succeeded with all riders.
I do not know more details. Who knows publications about them??
Listed under Chris Scotts website http://www.adventure-motorcycling.com
24.01.2002 RTW Traveller Adrian Messmer informed me by email adittionally: They
started with seven and two of them finally made the RTW: Clive and Austine. Adrian
met them in Siberia.
Nearly the same team made another, but shorter RTW-tour
in 2001 called Terra Circa
27.06.2003 I met Austin
Vince at the 3rd motorcycle meeting of horizonsunlimited. There he showed the
video of Terra circa. I told Austin the story that I got information of their
tour 10.04.1995 and send them a fax of all the RTW travellers who had done what
they wanted to do. And asked them to pass by in Aachen. He told me that there
still exists a film on which he has this long fax in his hand having been very
surprised that there is a man who knows all this already.
20.08.2003 Next request
for update to Austin Vince on my birtday
Reinhard Poetsch bei seiner Motorrad-Weltumrundung in Australien ab 1995. - Reinhard Poetsch bei seiner Schiffsweltumseglung ab 2003.
08.09.1995 - 12.09.2001
Reinhard Pötzsch (German, born in Bremen 26.08.1964)
+ Around-The-World. Reinhard rode solo
Around-The-World 235.000 km with Yamaha Tenere XTZ 660 modell 1994. A part of the Americas with Elke Thape as a sozia.
Europe (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria)- Asia (Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal,
Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia)- Australia (incl. Tasmania), New Zealand)- America-North (Alaska, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa
Rica, Panama)- America-South (Columbia, Equador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay,
Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)- Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swasiland,
Mocambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania ( incl Zansibar ), Kenia,
Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti) - Asia (Yemen, Jordan, Syria, Turkey)- Europe (Greece, Italy, Switzerland
1. I left the bike in San Francisco
to work in Hamburg , 01.08.1998.
2. I left the bike in Panama to work in the
Transport of bike and biker:
1. Dacca, Bangladesh
to Bangkok, Thailand by plane.
2. Singapore to Jakarta, Indonesia. Bike by
ship, I flew.
3. Kupang, Indonesia to Darwin, Australia by plane.
Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. Bike by ship, Iflew. Than the same way back.
5. Darwin, Australia to Vancouver, Canada by plane.
6. Panama to Medellin,
Columbia by plane.
7. Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cape Town South Africa by plane.
8. Djibouti to Yemen by small ship.
9. Sanaá, Yemen to Amman, Jordan
10. Igomenitsa, Greece to Brindisi, Italy by ferry
of travel: ?? My experience is that people who ask a question like that will
not understand any answer anyway.
Grundsätzlich kann ich sagen, dass
ich zwei Gruppen von Leuten getroffen habe. Der einen Gruppe kam die Frage nach
dem warum eigentlich überhaupt nicht in den Sinn, sondern sie sahen in mir
jemanden, der sich tatsächlich getraut hat zu realisieren, wovon auch sie
geträumt haben oder immer noch träumen: die grosse Freiheit, Abenteuer,
gewaltige Landschaften, andere Kulturen. Sich ein eigenes Bild von unserem Planeten
zu machen anstatt nur auf Medienberichte zu vertrauen, aus dem Altag auszubrechen. - Und dann waren da die Leute, welche als erstes nach dem warum fragten und alle
meine Argumente nicht gelten lassen wolten. Ich könne doch nicht einfach
"nur" so reisen, man muß doch arbeiten, man muß doch eine
Familie gründen, man muß sich doch um seine Eltern kümmern und
überhaupt ist das alles viel zu gefährlich, man muß..muß...muß...
Ein Deutscher, welchen ich in Indonesien traf, warf mir sogar vor, daß ich
asozial sei, da ich mich dem "Generationenvertrag" entziehen würde,
ich müsse schließlich durch meine Arbeit (Steuern) dafür sorgen
das die Rentenkassen gefüllt werden.
Highlihts: The friendly
people I have met all over the world. To realize that our planet is still a beautiful
place even with all the disaster, wars, diseases and poverty.
The worst: Got the bike stolen in Bulgaria two weeks after I left Germany ( I found it back
about two hours later in an backyard, so it was my lucky day as well). The track
from Brazil into Guyana at the end of the rainy season.
1996/1997 1st information
by RTW Jochen Hübener http://www.motor-cycle-world-traveller.de who met him
08.07.1996 in Darwin and rode until roadcross "Tennant Creek" 21.06.96
together with him.
22.11.2000 2nd information by Petra Schommer and Ralf Paaske
who met him near Villa Ortega / Cohahique in Chile Carrera Austral.
At this time Reinhard In 04.03.2000 Reinhard already has been 5 years "on the road" and has already been in all
continents. He had aluboxes with stickers from Fjällräven.
14.03.2016 Reinhard wrote me: I caNOT come to the mc-meeting because I am on a world-circumnavigation with a ship Catamaran Runawaysince June 2013. Leider kann ich leider nicht zu dem Treffen kommen. Zur Zeit warte ich an der Pazifikküste von Panama auf ein Wetterfenster um weiter zu den Galapagos Inseln zu segeln.
"In June 2013 I started my circumnavigation with Runaway in Greece. It was always my passion to travel long term no fixed timetable or itinerary. So if people ask me where I will be in a month, a year, or in 10 years, I really don`t know. From 1995 to 2001 I traveled around the world with a motorcycle, my plan was to go around in two years but I quickly realized that it makes no sense to rush from one place to the next. So the trip ended up lasting 6 years, 70 countries and 250.000 km. And I enjoyed every minute of it. Now I am using the same philosophy for my circumnavigation".
14.03.2016 B.T. ergänzt diese Seite. Und antwortet Reinhard.
(10.1995 ?) June or May 1997 - end of 1998.
+ Around-The-World. He travelled with Africa twin 750, 91.000km.
On tour: Europe, Asia, Australia, North America.
01.08.1998 1. Info von Renate Greulach und Gino Grimbacher.who met them on their tour Alaska-Tierrea
del Fuego at the border of Alaska-Canada.
14.07.2001 Email to Gino for more information.
22.09.2001 Foto of Kari from Renate Greulach and Gino Grimbacher 06.02.2004 Next request
26.02.2005 Next info with details from Arto Rasimus
05.04.2006 1st request to Arto if he knows his webiste / address
01.04.1995 - 15.04.2000
Marc Gutmann (German, 14.07.1968) http://www.mantac.com
+ Around-The-World. The Diplom-Kaufmann
(MBA-business) Marc rode 111.000 kms in 5 continents through 56 countries with
Suzuki DR 650. Marc in 2000 to Bernd Tesch: "This was only my first round". He
wants to continue.
Route: Germany (Start directly from the Tesch-Travel-Treffen)
- von Polen nach Argentinien auf einem alten Frachter - alle Länder Südamerikas
(außer Guyanas und Chile) - der Kontinent der ihm zur zweiten Heimat wird (mentality
of the people, beauty of nature) 1997: Alle Länder Mittelamerikas > und Mexiko
- 1997: USA, statt auf direktem Weg nach L.A. "driftet" er durch die Begeisterung
für die Nationalparks ab bis Miami.
1998: In der Regenzeit durch das sowieso
depressive Japan (Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku) - über Korea (train and bus)
to China (by bicycle) - Australia, what he calls a "boring paradise" - by boat,
bus, train through Brunei and Malaysia - he flew by plane and shiped the bike
to Africa. 1999/2000: Cape of good hope to Cairo in 12 thrilling months Transafrica
- Middle East - Europe (Cyprus - Greece and > Balkan in wintertime - Macedonia
- Bulgaria (zweimal eingeschneit !) - Rumanien - Ungarn - Slowakei - Tschechien
- Deutschland (Feuchtwangen).
The best: Africa. Visit of mountain Gorillas
in Ruanda /Africa. South America: Lifestyle in Caribbean coast and Islands. Atmosphere
of National Park "Badlands" in South Dakota. Asia: Long forgotten mountain roads
and green scenery in Japan. Australia: Red outback roads in the flimmering heat.
Middle East: Archeological site of Petra in Jordan. Europe: Monasteries in Cyprus.
The worst: On the way were definetely some bad moments, but looking back
on the whole trip they are of no significance.
Usefultips for others: Don´t try to copy other mototcyle travels ! Find your own way! And bear in mind
that traveling is not a competition
Books or publication: CD of the
World-Tour 1995-2000. Foundation of company MANTAC for Foto- and Filmproduction.
Other travel-experiences: During his education he travelled
a lot including many countries of Europe by bike.
1997 Slides-show about his
part of South-America at the 19. Mc-Meeting for World-Travellers.
2000, 2001 Participant of the Tesch-Meeting for Mc-World-Travellers.
02.03.2015 Marc wrote: ich fahre immer noch motorrad auf mehreren kontinenten, aber eher weil ich dort lebe und im augenblick nicht mehr so sehr zum reisen. Habe ein motorrad in der dominikanischen und eines in nizza und ein kleines in murnau. je nachdem wo ich mich gerade mit meiner Frau und meinen Toechtern 6 monate und 4 jahre aufhalte...
Request for 3 best fotos, a digital map, and a star-portrait from today!
Marc started his world-tour in 1995 on a Tesch-Treffen and finished it again on
a Tesch-Treffen in 2000.
02.04.1995 - 24.05.1996
Adrian Messmer (Swiss, born 1969) and and Martin Ernst (Swiss, born 1968) http://www.lhcargo.de/de/serv/country_frame.html?COUNTRY
+ Around-The-World. Adrinan
and Martin rode with two HONDA Africa Twin XRV750 63.500 kms through 26
countries and 4 continents.
Adrian rode all tours including the others
ones below with one motorcycle HONDA Africa Twin: 135.000 kms in 50 different
countries on 5 continents.
Route: Switzerland (Zuerich) - Lichtenstein
- Austria - Hungary - Romania - Moldovia - Ukraine - Russia (transsiberia until
Magadan) - by plane to Anchorage - Alaska - Canada (Yukon, British Colombia, Alberta)
- USA (Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada,
California) - Mexico
- Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua - Costa Rica - Panama (Colon) - Colombia (by
boat from Colon to Cartagena in Clombia) - Ecuador - Peru - Bolivia - Chile -
Arhentina (Ushuaia) - Brazil (Rio) - Germany (by plane to Frankfurt) - Switzerland
Purpose of Travel: Being one of the first to reach Magadan
in North eastern Siberia overland after the breakdown of the former U.S.S.R.
Trying to ride around the globe, having fun, meeting people and experiencing plenty
The best: Being completely on our own on the lonely
desperate road between Yakutsk and Magadan. Siberia and it's people are great!
The worst: We got involved into a mafia incident in the town of Gornoi-Altaisk
in the middle of the Altai mountains in Siberia. We were confronted with being
killed in case of refusing to pay 700 US $. We refused pretending not to have
this money and survived
Usefultips for others: Their airlines-sponsor
for motorcycle transport worldwide. They recommend them highly: http://www.lhcargo.de/de/serv/country_frame.html?COUNTRY
Try to make the effort to leran some Russian. This helped a lot in this particular
situation, but also in many others. It is aloa more fun to enjoy the hospitality
of the Russians if speaking some words in their language.
The flight was with
Aeroflot (Petersburg - Magadan - Anchorage - Seattle. This flight is NOT available
anymore. Aeroflot asked at this time 3.5 US $ / kilo. The dollar was very cheap
at this time. The price in total was for two mcs: 440 Kg including 1 flights for
pesons-tickets ca. 2800 EURO). Alternativ you could fly with Alaska Airlines.
The Norwegian ferry from Panama (Colon) to Colombia (Cartagena) existed only 1994
Book: Around-The-World: "Strasse nach Ost". Only 40 copies.
Earlier experiences: Several journeys: 1993 to Portugal / Spain. - Morocco,
Irland, England, Norwegian (North Cape)
Later experiences: 1997: Ireland
/ England. 1998: Morocco. 1998: Denmark - Sweden - Norway (North Cape) - Finland. 27.01.2000 - 02.04.2000 Transafrica with Carlo Casentieri.
Book: Transafica still in work
Earlier experiences: Several journeys to Portugal - Spain
- Morocco, Irland, England, Norwegen (North Cape). rund zum Nordkapp.
/ 95 First contact.
15.09.96 First new info by Sabine Junker / MDR.
Adrian and Martin were the first Swiss to reach Magadan by motorcycle overland.
And one of the very first who rode through Moldovia.
Adrian: My knowledge
is that we were the third who arrived overland in Magadan. The Russians at the
airport in Magadan told us: There have been a Norwegian and a French team bevor.
16.04 1995 - 18.04.2001
16.04 1995 - 28.03.1996:
Australia and 22.06.1999 - 18.04.2001 Canada to Japan
(Japan, born 12.06.1971)
> Yohsi in Japan when he met up again with Siwss RTW Bruno Blum.
Around The World. "Yoshi" swowed
up on 22. TTTreffen in 04.2000 after Yoshi made 48.000 km and got the price for
the longest distance coming just from Alaska - Tierra del Fuego to the Mc-meeting
in time. Yoshi travelled by HONDA Africa Twin 750 (1998).
Purpose of travel: I wanted to make sure ,,the earth is round or not"?
America (Canada - Alaska - Usa - Mexico - Guatemara - El Salvador - Honduras -
Nicaragua - Costa Rica - Panama - South America (Colombia - Ecuador - Peru - Bolivia
- Chile - Argentina) - Europe (Germany - Austria - Slovenia - Italy - France -
Spain - Andorra) - Africa (Morocco) - Europe (Portugal - ?? Germany - Switzerland
- Italy - Bosnia - Kroatie - Greece - Turkey) - Asia (Iran - Pakistan - India
- Nepal - Thailand - Colombia - Japan).
The worst: A car accident in
Iran with little money.
The Best: Many people helped Yoshi when he
had this accident in Iran. I had to go back home,,,,
Book or publication:
Useful informations and TIPS for others: Bernd Teschs web site and friends.
Earlier experiences: 16.04 1995 - 28.03.1996: By motorcycle Australia 12
months with YAMAHA XT600 and HONDA NX650. 1998: Thailand Laos with SUZUKI DR 650
28.06.01 1st request for summary.
14.06.01 2nd request for
his summary. Today I got his picture with the rain shoes I gaave him as a gift
because he always had cold / wet feet : "They worke very good !"!
14.06.01 2nd request for his summary. Today I got his picture!
Sjaak Lucassen in Egypt (Foto Copyright).
Sjaak Lucassen. 53. Tesch-Travel-Treffen in Belgium. Foto B.T.
23.05.1995 - 30.05.1998
Sjaak Lucassen (Dutch,
born 02.10.1961) http://www.R1goesExtreme.com and dutch http://www.sjaaklucassen.nl/
- Not Around-The-World but to the other end of the World and back. Sjaak rode solo with a HONDA CBR 900 RR Fireblade road bike 160.000 kilometers within 3 years.
Purpose of your travel: I like to drive a bike, feel freedom and see the world.
Route: Europe ( Across Russia ) to Asia ( Russia - with a passenger boat into Japan – shipped the bike and flew myself to Thailand– Malaysia –
Indonesia island hopping down from Sumatra to Timor – with the bike in a small plain to Australia (Darwin– shipped the bike to N.Z.) – shipped to Asia (Bangladesh – India – Nepal – Pakistan – Iran – Turkey – Syria – Jordan – Disneyland ) – Africa ( Egypt – by plane to Eritrea – Ethiopia – on to South Africa ) – by plane to Europe ( Italy – from there back to the Netherlands ).
best: Russian hospitality, New Zeelands nature, Nepalian Himalaya.
worst: Going back home
Book or publication (about your tour): Articles
in Belgian Motoren & Toerisme.
informations and TIPS for others: Just follow your heart.
Earlier Experiences of big
Motorcycle-Tours: Touring Australia for 4,5 months and 38.000km in winter ‘92/'93
12.07.1998 1. Info by Stichin Global Travel Information.
1st contact. We had a long telephone call. Sjaak plans to leave in 2000 again
with his Fireblad
Info: 10 articles in Mc-Magazine Motoren en Toerisme since
october 1998 and a contract for a book.
27.12.2001 1st info by Dafne de Jong: He is "on the road" again with a YAMAHA R1. He publishes in Motor and in MotoPort Magazine.
09.03.2004 Dr. -Ing. Markus
Grave, chief-group of BMW, informed me about an article in Riders Magazine in USA which he will send
17.-19.04.2009 Sjaak came first time to the 51th. Tesch-Travel-Treffen in Malmedy.
04.05.2009 Last update.
Jörg Icks (German)
- Plan Around-The-World. Mit BMW R 100
GS (Bj. 90), 28.000 km ab ca. 01.10.95 über Atlantik-Route nach Dakar - Capetown
ca. 8-10 Monate. Dann mit preiswertestem Schiff in irgendeinen anderen Continent.
Geld für die Reise ca. DM 40.000.
11.1995 - ?
Iris Henrichs and Jochen (German)
Around-The-World. Because they had an accident they stopped.
< 1995 - ca. 1997
Philippe Rahmani (French)
Around-The-World. 2 Jahre um die Welt. Ist durch China gefahren. Spricht englisch. Ab 03/92 bis Capetown bis 04.94 zurück: Transafrika
- Somalia - Jemen - Asien - Australien - China - GUS - Magadan - Alaska-Feuerland.
Staatsempfang bei Mitterand. Mit BMW R 100 GS, gestellt von BMW. Vorher bei Moto-Revue
05.05.95 Erste Info von Peter Schmiede
22.05.2000 I do not
know more details. Who knows them, their present address or publications about
Jochen Hübener in Africa.
Ca. 01.01.1995 - 27.11.1996
Jochen Hübener (German) http://www.motor-cycle-world-traveller.de
+ Around-The-World. Solo mit BMW R 100 GS
52.000 km in 445 Tagen durch 4 Kontinente bzw. 15 Länder. Costs about DM
50,00-60,00 DM per day. Totally about 35.000 DM on the road plus transport costs
The best: Besuch vieler Sehenswürdigkeiten,
"die jeder im Leben einmal sehen möchte". Viele Specials wie die Befahrung
des Karakorum Highways in Pakistan bis zur chinesischen Grenze durch eine 8000er
Bergwelt bei Kälte und schwindelnden Abhängen. Eine ausführliche
Video-Show einer Hochzeit in Pakistan. Tempel, Sonnenuntergänge, Pässe,
Schlangenbeschwörung, Wüsten, Dschungel, Krokodilfarm, Riesenbäume,
Trauminseln, Route 66.
Route: Germany (Berlin) - Austria - Slowenia
- Italy - Greece - Turkey - Iran - Pakistan (Karakorum) - India - Singapore -
Malaysia - Thailand - Malaysia - Singapore - Indonesia backpacking - Australia
- Islands (Tahiti, Moorea. Bora Bora backpacking) - USA - flew to GB, Motorcycle
by ship from USA - Germany (Hamburg) - backpacking from GB to Germany (Bernd Tesch
said hallohhhhh to Jochen at train station Aachen - Berlin).
Earlier experiences: Trans-Afrika vorher in 3 normalen Urlauben.
26.11.96 Party zwecks Beendigung
der Weltumrundung bei Bernd Tesch in Zweifall.
Video in VHS "Mit dem Motorrad
um die Welt"
Video in VHS "Afrika per Motorrad, Unimog und Rucksackt"
1993, 199?, 199?, 2000, 2001 Participant of the Tesch-Meeting for Mc-World-Travellers.
B.T.: Hübener, Jochen A. Trans-Africa World-A-Round
The studied German economist Jochen has 25 years of travel-experience. Bevore
his world-a-round-tour he crossed Africa in three normal vacations. In Africa
he turned over with his BMW with 120 kms/h. After this he wrote me that possibly
the strong Tesch-Alu-Boxes and Tesch-Rack (Tesch-Travel-Taschen with TTTräger)
saved his life. Before he started his world-a-round-tour he wanted to buy new
boxes after all his fall downs in Aftica. I garantied him that the old ones will
make the tour. They did.
About 15 people were waiting here in Zweifall to
give a secret from Bernd Tesch prepared good-bye-party for Jochen, but he did
not show up. He was one day late to start... Being on his wold-tour Jochen send
me a desperated fax. For the next part in USA Jochen needed the money of the deposit
of the Carnet de Passage. The German automobil club ADAC refused, because the
motorcycle has to be back in Germany. After two hours I had organised here in
Germany that Jochen will get his money back. Jochen would like to ride again around
the world. Then with more time.
Jochen produced an excellent video in German
language "Mit dem Motorrad um die Welt (Around-The-World with a Motorcycle)".
120 minutes VHS-Video. Jochen rode solo with a BMW R 100 GS 52.000 kms in
445 days through four continents in 15 countries. First you get a
nine minutes quick around trip. Then you follow is way chronogically through the
countries and continents. He visted many sightseeings, which many want to see
in their live. Many specials like the ride of the Karakorum Highways in Pakistan
until the Chinese border through the mountain-world of mountains up to 8000 ms.
A detailed video-show of a marriage in Pakistan. Tempels, subsets, passes, snails.
Deserts, djungels, a farm with crocodils, huge trees, islands to dream off, Route
66. And always he met other motorcycles "on the road". A documentation of the
world with very good quality of video with fitting music.
Tesch-Meeting for World-Travellers". Jochen will kindly give a slide-show and
report about his world-a-round-tour.
09.01.1995 - 06.07.1995
Anindya Chakravorty (Anindy, Andy, India, born 20th.07.1969 www.indiabikes.com and Ranjan
Bharti (India, born 28th.06.1972) http://www.indiabikes.com/autorentN1/110ccworltour.jsp
+ Around-The-World. The Indian engineers circled
the world on ONE in India made motorcycle Shogun (108.2 ccm, 1 zylinder).
for only 150 kms. They covered 19 countries and 36,000 kilometers in 240 days around the globe.
Purpose of travel: AIDS awareness & Peace.
Route: Asia (India- Singapore) - Australia - New Zealand - North-America
(US - Canada) - Europe (UK - Netherlands - Belgium - Germany - Luxembourg - Switzerland
- Germany - Spain - France - Portugal- Spain - France- Switzerland). The last
part from Germany to India they had to fly because as Indians they could not ride
The best: In Australia people are very helpful of motorcyclist. Once stuck with a puncture in the middle of the Australian dessert in the dead of the night women with babies gone alone too stopped for giving us head light to work on the puncture!
The worst: In US in the Southern City of Atlanta we were asking for directions for a black guy and his girlfriend walking on the side walk when he pulled a gun on us.
Publications: None. But set up a bike rental and tours business in India which is no 1 in the country now. www.Indiabikes.com & www.facebook.com/Indiabikescom
Earlier experience: Have been all over India before starting on the world trip.
They were guests of Bernd Tesch in Zweifall while snowing.
05.01.2003 1st request for update
16.08.2007 First email about his family "Alina, Abhyudita & Devangana & Andy behind the camera" with a picture of 6-days old Abhyudita.
24.07.2011 4th request for update
29.01.2013 Last update with foto.
15.09.2015 Anindya donated the bike to the transport Museum in Delhi last month.
04.05.2016 A very emotional day today as I hand over the keys to Ms. Ragini (museum curator) of the world tour motorcycle (TVS Suzuki Shogun) which had taken us (Ranjan Bharti & me) around the world in 1995 to its rightful resting place at Mr. Tarun Thakral's wonderful Heritage Transport Museum in Taoru, Gurgaon.
B.T. They were the first Indians who circled the
world on ONE bike. AND for sure the ones on
ONE bike which was so small that even one person could sit not comfortale on
such a tour. Only 108,2 cccm.
??.05.1995 - ??.05.1999
Jacolien Meijering and Frank Roskam (Dutch)
+ Around-The-World. They rode RTW on
two Aprilias Pegaso in 4 years.
Route: Europe (NL) - North-America
- Central-America - South-America - New Zealand - Australia - travelled backpacking
through SE-Asia (Thailand ?) - flew to India - rode their bike back to Europe
01.11.1998 1. Info by Peter Forwood here1998 in Zweifall / Germany.
27.12.2001 2nd info by Dafne and Rob de Jong. Know them in person.
- 30.08.1996 First solo RTW tour
Theo Gielen (Belgian, born 02.01.1957) http://www.angelfire.com/ct2/BSA/english.html and http://users.belgacom.net/bsa/
+ Around-The-World. Theo rode solo 50.000 kms on his first tour on a old 500 BSA B31 350 ccm
He left the bike in Pennsylvania in the house of friends for 5
years. On the websides more than 100 pictures and story from the first trip in
flemisch (dutch) and English. The second trip will come.
Route: Europe (Belgium - Luxembourg - France - Germany - Switzwerland - Italy - Greece
- Turkey) - Asia (Iran - Pakistan - India - Thailand - Malaysia - Singapore -
Indonesia) - Australia - NZ - Notrh-America (USA - Mexico) - back to Europe (Belgium).
The best: Iran (The people make that country. Baluchistan
(South-west Pakistan). Karakorum highway
The worst: The poor people
in Pakistan, India and Indonesia.
Purpose of travel: See the world, riding an old motorcycle. Time to see the world - much more
relax, a long stroke motorcycle gives relax riding. In Middle East and Asia traffic
is more slowly.
11.2001: B.T.: The
first Belgian mc-traveller Around-The-World was Marcel Lievens. Theo is the second
one and the first RTW-traveller on a BSA.
About his second RTW tour see date : 10.09.1999 - 16.07.2000 with the story
of 30.000 km: Motorcycle-fun on a classic bike.
Igor Brezovar in ??
Igor Brezovar in Soutj Africa.
01.06.1995 - 18.08.2004
Igor Brezovar (born 25.5.1973 in Slowenia
and my few ex-girls (Irena-AFRICA, Tamara-Australia, Veronika-ASIA, new girl friend
- Around The World. Igor
has travelled extensively by motorcycle BMW R1100GS. Although he rode much more
than some of the RTW-travellers so far he has not jet completed to circle the
world. But Igor plans to do this next.
Purpose of travel: people, music,
Routes: 1. Trip around the Europe,
38.000 km in ca. 6 months: in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Roumania, Monte
Negro, Macedonia, Bosnia, Albánia, Greece, Turkie, Itali, Austria, Czezch
Rep., Hungaria,Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Belguium, France, Spain, Andorra, Portugal.
2. Asia: Trip From Prague to India. 20.000 km in ca. 4 months: Cross
Hungaria, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India up to south and
back to north.
3. Africa: Ca 60.000 km in 9 months: Syria, Jordania,
Egypt, Lybia, Tunis, Moroco, - how to Mauretania ???, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana,
Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroun, which route to Sudan ???, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya,
Tansania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa.
From Cape Town I shipped the motorbike to Australia (Perth). I rode ca. 18.000km
in 3 months: Perth to Darwin, Alice Springs, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane,
4. Asia:From Cairns I shipped the motorbike to Singapur. Ca.
17.000 km in 3 months. From Singapur I rode into Malaisia, Indonesia, Malaisia,
Thailand, Burma ??? by motorcyle ???, Thailand, Laos, Kambodia, Vietnam, Kambodia,
Plan when ??: Europe > Asia > Americas. My next trip:
From Slovenia to Japan, cross Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Moldavie, Georgia, Arménia,
Azerbajzan, Uzbekistán, Turkmenistán, Kazachstán, Tadjikistan,
Kirgistan, Russia, Mongolia, Russia to Japan. Ca 4 months and 18.000 km. From
Japan I try to send bike to Chile and continue my trip to Alaska.
best: nature in Australia, animals, music and girls in africa, roads in Kambodia,
food in Egypt, Sudanese and Iranes people
The worst: Somalien bandits on the road from Ethiopia border to Nairobi.
useful informations for others: Every time keep the smile and have heart on
the right hand!!!!! And of course all documents with you!!
Book or publication :... just in Czech and Slowenian language.
Earlier motorcyle-travel-experiences: I rode motorcycle, when I was 7 years old around my house
... After 10-30
years old village, city, country, republic, continent, WORLD.
18.08.2004 Second request for update
18.03.2005 third request
22.-24.04.2005 Visitor of the 27th. Mc-Meeting for World-Travellers