Well……..below is the route that I’ve chosen. Europe is pretty accurate in terms of route and timing, Asia however is very vague. I’m not sure planning that far ahead makes a huge amount of sense as I don’t know where this adventure is going to take me, so rather than stick rigidly to a route, I’m just going to see where the wind takes me………never been one for a routine or a plan (I thank my mother for that!)
So I leave home (Thundersley, Essex) on Friday 10th June and after my first day of riding I will hit my first obstacle, sea! The only bit of sea I will have to cross on my adventure! I’ve decided to cross from Harwich to the Hook of Holland. I’ve not been to Amsterdam before so thought it would be good to pass through, and it means I get to see Lara and Harry – Yay.
From there my route takes me through Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan. From Azerbaijan I will likely fly to India, this will depend on my confidence as I get closer to Iran and Pakistan. Different people say different things about travelling in these parts as a single woman, so I will decide once I get closer.
Once in India I will hop over to Sri Lanka for a bit of down time, then back over to India to follow the east coast into Bangladesh. I’m hoping to go up to Bhutan, but I will have to see how I’m going at that point. From Bangladesh I will go through Burma, Laos, Vietnam and finally China.
It sounds so simple.