A Cycle Tour Around The World

A Cycle Tour Around The World

Covid Lockdown and crossing the Nullabor desert

Western Australia March 2020 So it's been a while since my last blog when I’d just finished cycling the Munda Biddi trail in Western Australia.  As I left off it

Arrival in Australia and the Munda Biddi Trail – 8 Feb to 15 Mar 2020

Australia 8 Feb 2020 Perth Intl Airport to Camillo 35km My flight arrives in to Perth from Bali to a very quiet airport. I pick up my luggage and the

An ever lengthening amount of time in Paradise, also known as Bali, Indonesia. 28 Nov 2019 to 8 Feb 2020.

An ever lengthening amount of time in Paradise, also known as Bali, Indonesia.  28 Nov 2019 to 8 Feb 2020 (Wiki extracts in italics) Bali is a province of Indonesia

Java, Java, Java (and a smidgen of Singapore!) – 9th to 27th Nov 19

9th to 12th November 2019 Singapore Having arrived from Malaysia on my trike (see the previous blog to catch up) I book into my hostel in the Little India district

Inroads into Malaysia, not all Tarmac is Equal

The Final Days of Thailand (more…)

Amazing Thailand – 16 Aug to 9 Oct 2019

Thailand 16 August to 09 October 2019 Thailand Total Distance 1992km Accumulative Distance 31,026km Days in Country 54 Days Cycled 23   Well this blog is going to be slightly

Lao People’s Democratic Republic 6 – 16 August 2019

Intro Laos first emerged in the region as Lan Xang, or the 'Kingdom of a Million Elephants', in the 14th century. Despite some bursts of independence, the kingdom generally found

Goodbye Vietnam! 14th July to 5th August 2019

Sunday 14th to 16th July 2019 Ha Giang to Sapa (Ta Van) Distance 85 + 96 + 41T Total 28476 km Mud mud mud gloop gloop gloop. Between Ha Giang

Hanoi! Hanoi! Hanoi!

Hanoi So I've been to Hanoi three times now and it's about time I did a blog on it. My first visit was as a backpacker from Cambodia to visit

North Vietnam and the Extreme Ha Giang Loop

Sunday 23rd June 2019 to Thursday 27th June 2019 Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfalls Distance 359 km Total 27858 km Monday. I'm leaving Hanoi today and heading to the fabled

On route to Hanoi. Hoi An, Hue, Phong Nha Caves and Tam Coc. Four top destinations in Vietnam

25th May to 04 June 2019 Hoi An 11 long days in Hoi An. Having researched online about getting a new visa for Vietnam it seems I have to do

Welcome to Vietnam… Again!!

Welcome to Vietnam... Again! OK, so I know I was in Vietnam in January this year, had a fab time and met up with old friends and new alike. I



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

The Underground Story

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.


Click the 3 lines at the top of this page to head over to the blog or map page to see where I am now. Also don’t forget to check out my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube links below.



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