Statistics from Nicky’s 2012 Bicycle Trip Across Europe

(view route map here)

  • Distance biked so far: 7,015 kilometers   (4,359 miles)
  • Bike days/stages: 48
  • Total hours on bike: 348
  • Average distance per stage: 146km  (91 miles)
  • Average speed: 20 km/hr   (13 mph)
  • Most recent stage: 200km from Seville to Tarifa
  • Current location: Tangiers, Morocco
  • Next segment: DONE!
  • Start Date: May 21st, 2012: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Finished: October 8th, 2012: Tangiers, Morocco

What have I brought with me on this trip? Check my inventory here! Read on for more statistics below 🙂

  • Flat tires: 11
  • Couches surfed: 53
  • Airports bypassed en-route: 64
  • Countries visited: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco
  • Police stops/arrests in Europe: 6
    • July 9th, 2012: Czech police kicked me off the highway just west of Brno en route to Prague
    • July 25th, 2012: German police told me to use the bike path along the #5 motorway near Friesack
    • July 25th, 2012: German police kicked me off the autobahn just outside the city limits of Hamburg
      • Cop: “The cars are going really fast here. You are crazy!”
    • August 1st, 2012: German cops yells at me to go in bike path leaving Bremen
    • August 21st, 2012: French motorcycle cop stops me outside of Paris for running a red light
      • Cop: “The color of fire means stop!”
    • September 6th, 2012: Spanish military stop me at a roadblock near Zarautz to check ID