So, as we start the New Year, it is time to start planning my next trip. I can say what month I am leaving in – It will be July. However, I can't answer what year it will be! With a four year cycle trip in mind, I am going to need to save some money up!
As things are at the moment, I have decided that the skeleton of my trip, so to speak, will be to cycle from Nordkapp at the very north of Norway through to Cape Town in South Africa, this time, covering west Africa. However, as I look at maps more and more, I realise that the flesh to this bare bones idea will probably also take me through Asia.
In fact, my original idea of cycling straight from Nordkapp to Cape Town is no longer what it once was. Now, I want to try my hand at riding through countries such as Mongolia, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and more besides.
With more than two years (probably three) to save and plan for the trip, I am sure that the route will change a number of times. However, shown below, is what I currently have in mind.
View Rough Route of Next Trip in a larger map