A Cycle Tour Around The World

A Cycle Tour Around The World



My name is Darren Broadhurst

It all started in 2015. After a year of planning and a last minute change of plans I set out on a round the world cycle trip with Heulwen (Hels, my girlfriend) who I had persuaded to come on this epic journey.  We initially backpacked through Scandinavia and Iceland using www.workaway.info for 8 months. Some of the highlights were husky sledding in the Finnish Arctic Circle, looking after horses on a farm in Sweden, Norwegian coastal cruise and an incredible 2 months in Iceland with whales, geysers and stunning waterfalls.

Arctic cold
Puffins of Iceland
American style riding in Sweden
Aurora Borealis in Norway

Then the cycling began, first on a tandem recumbent around Spain, Portugal and France. More workaways and incredible adventures ensued.

The recumbent tandem

But after only 6500km we realised the tandem would be a nightmare to cycle around the world, so we sold it in France and flew to the Azub recumbent factory in the Czech Republic.

We were soon owners of two recumbent trikes.

Shiny and new

And the adventures continued as we cycled down through Europe towards Turkey and Central Asia. In our sights was the Pamir Highway, a cycling mecca and an amazing place to camp and cycle through.

After the ‘Stans (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan?) we hit up Nepal…

and India

Taj Mahal Selfie!

Then we flew to the amazingness that is Japan where we spent 5 months doing the country proud including climbing Mt Fuji and finally on to South Korea and its 550km four rivers cycleway.

During all this time we still used Workaway.info in many countries and met some amazing people and learnt new skills.

This took us up to September 2018 and after 3 years cycling we decided to park the trikes and take a winter break. We flew to the Philippines and joined a sailing trimaran on route to Borneo, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Unfortunately as we crossed the South China Sea to Singapore we lost our mast in a storm and after putting in at some tiny Indonesian tropical islands we decided to jump ship. Fortunately we were able to catch a ferry to the Indonesian mainland then another to Singapore where we continued our travels as backpackers again through Malaysia and into Thailand.

Its here, after 4 amazing years with Hels, on so many thrilling adventures that we decided to continue onwards in separate directions. Hels was the driving force behind the majority of our experiences and if you want to catch up with her on her solo travels you can read all about them at


If you’d like to look back at our joint travels then you can do so here


And so now I’m travelling on too. You’ll be able to catch up with my adventures and follow my route all from this website. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


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