Statistics after one year

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One year of bicycle touring – a little recapitulation in numbers

from Münster, Germany to Zamin Uud, Mongolia/ Date: 21st Oct 2013 (Day 381)

The following number don’t say anything about all our personal experiences, thoughts and evaluations, neither anything about the people, the culture, the nature, etc. Still they might be interesting. A little statistic about the individual countries can be found here.

Distances & means of transport

total covered distance: 23.020 km
covered distance (without excursions): 17.580 km

  • therefrom cycled: 6.924 km (= 39%)
  • other means of transport: 10.656 km (= 61%)
  •     therefrom hitchhiking: 4.603 km (= 43%)
  •     therefrom by train: 2.731 km (= 26%)
  •     therefrom by bus: 2.505 km (= 24%)
  •     therefrom by boat: 817 km (= 7%)

footnote: covered distance (without excursions) = the covered kilometers don’t contain the “excursions” without our bikes in Turkey (1075km hitchhiking), in Iran (2015km by bus), in Kyrgyzstan (515 km by mashrutka, 435km hitchhiking, 165km by foot) and in Mongolia (1400 km by van).

Journey

  • travelled days in total: 380
  • resting days: 176 (= 46%)
  • cycling days: 157 (= 41%)
  • hiking days: 15 (= 4%)
  • work days: 32 (= 9%)
  • average kilometer per cycling day: Ø 44 km
  • average speed: Ø 15 km/h

Overnight stays

  • hospitality exchange networks: 145 (= 38%)
  • tent: 80 (= 21%)
  • hostel/guesthouse/hotel: 68 (= 18%)
  • help exchange: 39 (= 10%)
  • with friends: 20 (= 5%)
  • spontaneous invitations: 12 (= 3%)
  • bizarre overnight stays: 10 (= 3%)
  • boat/bus/train: 6 (= 2%)

Finances (per person)

  • budget (all inclusive, especially visas and health insurance): 10€/day
  • budget without visas and health insurance: 8,15€/day
  • health insurance: Hansemerkur 29€ per month (1. year), 44€ per month (2. year onwards)
  • visa costs: Iran: 75€, Turkmenistan: 59€ (with agent and entrance tax), Uzbekistan: 75€, Kasakhstan: 22€, Russia: 80€ (with agent), Mongolia: 24€, China: 22€

Material wearout

  • flat tires: 0
  • chain crack: 2
  • broken spoke: 1
  • bottle holder crack: 4
  • stand crack: 3 times (Alex)
  • cracks in the tent: 10 (?)
  • used gas cartridge for our camping stove: 8 (2 big, 6 small)
  • chain oil: 2 little bottles

Health

  • 2 little accidents (Jana)
  • 2 colds each
  • 2 stomach upsets each

Countries

  • visited countries: 12
  • least duration of stay: Slovenia (4 days)
  • longest duration of stay: Turkey (84 days)
  • most cycled kilometers in proportion to the duration of stay: Turkmenistan
  • least cycled kilometers in proportion to the duration of stay: Kyrgyzstan
  • most cycled kilometers in total: Turkey (1456 km)
  • least cycled kilometers in total: Slovenia (111 km)

Country details

Some statistics after one year of cycle touring – country details