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Where I've been, after how many kilometers

When we were planning our journey, it was difficult to know how far we will drive in which time. A timing was neceassary, as the Visa (for Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) we already got in advance, were valid only for a certain time period. There were several important questions: How fast are we able to cycle? How many rest periods do we need? How much time do we need to have a look at the sightseeing points? And so on.

We didn't plan that bad, as I got through - but not Dani. For sure we started too late in the year, as cycling in November in Tibet was too cold. We have known this from the beginning and it was the reason we cycled pretty fast. Unfortunately, the bad knee Dani got in Astrachan was the consequence of this. So a important advice for every cyclist: don't plan to short...

I hope I can help with this list to everybody who is not experienced (as I was) and who would like to make a similar tour.

Abbreviations:
SUI
AUT
ITA
HRY
ROM
UKR

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Switzerland
Austria
Italy
Hungary
Romania
Ukraine
RUS
KAZ
KYZ
CHI
NEP
IND
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Russia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
China
Napal
India
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tent
hostel/hotel
tent on a campsite
guest at somebody's home
 
About the names of the locations: I have taken them from my maps. There are many different names and ways of writting for the same place, so you will maybe not find them on your map.


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DAY DATE DAILY-KM TOTAL-KM DESTINATION STATE SLEEP REMARKS, POINTS ON THE WAY
0 30.05.2003 0 0 Zollikofen near Bern SUI g Château Woodoo
1 31.05.2003 41 41 Langenthal SUI g parent's home
2 01.06.2003 96 137 Oberglatt near Zurich SUI g Dani's Home
3 02.06.2003 54 191 Bichelsee SUI t  
4 03.06.2003 84 275 Zeltplatz Feldkirch AUT c Appenzell
5 04.06.2003 98 373 Mathon AUT t Bielerhöhe 2037m,
6 05.06.2003 127 500 Innsbruck AUT h  
7 06.06.2003 0 500 Innsbruck AUT h  
8 07.06.2003 85 585 Gmünd AUT t Gerlospass 1628m
9 08.06.2003 106 691 above Ferleiten AUT t Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse
10 09.06.2003 82 773 Lainach AUT t Hochtor 2504m
11 10.06.2003 87 860 Moos bei Sexten ITA c Lienz, Pustatal
12 11.06.2003 19 879 Moos bei Sexten ITA c Hiking, Oberbachenspitze 2675m
13 12.06.2003 46 925 near Cimasappada-pass ITA t Kreuzbergpass 1636m,
14 13.06.2003 68 993 Kötschach im Gailtal AUT c Plöckenpass 1360m
15 14.06.2003 111 1104 Ossiachersee AUT c Villach
16 15.06.2003 96 1200 Vockenberg near Mariahof AUT t,g Gurk
17 16.06.2003 43 1243 Judenburg AUT h  
18 17.06.2003 93 1336 near Admont AUT t Hohentauern-pass 1274m
19 18.06.2003 66 1402 Wildalpen AUT c Gesäuse, Salsa-valley
20 19.06.2003 0 1402 Wildalpen AUT c rainy day
21 20.06.2003 104 1506 Lilienfeld AUT h Mariazell, Josefberg 1012m, Annaberg 976m
22 21.06.2003 43 1549 Wartau at the Danube AUT t St. Pölten
23 22.06.2003 95 1644 North of Vienna AUT t Krems
24 23.06.2003 23 1667 Vienna AUT c  
25 24.06.2003 0 1667 Vienna AUT c waiting for passport and visa
26 25.06.2003 0 1667 Vienna AUT c waiting for passport and visa
27 26.06.2003 0 1667 Vienna AUT c waiting for passport and visa
28 27.06.2003 0 1667 Vienna AUT c waiting for passport and visa
29 28.06.2003 0 1667 Vienna AUT c waiting for passport and visa
30 29.06.2003 0 1667 Vienna AUT c waiting for passport and visa
31 30.06.2003 0 1667 Vienna AUT c waiting for passport and visa
32 01.07.2003 0 1667 Vienna AUT c we got the visa! Thanks to my familiy!
33 02.07.2003 151 1818 Lipot HRY c Bratislava
34 03.07.2003 106 1924 Tata HRY c  
35 04.07.2003 142 2066 Budapest HRY h  
36 05.07.2003 0 2066 Budapest HRY h  
37 06.07.2003 123 2189 south of Jaszkiser HRY t Puszta
38 07.07.2003 84 2273 near Hortopagy National Park HRY t Puszta
39 08.07.2003 85 2358 Debrecen HRY h  
40 09.07.2003 0 2358 Debrecen HRY h  
41 10.07.2003 118 2476 near the border, West of Satu Mare HRY t Satu Mare
42 11.07.2003 85 2561 Huta-Pass (578m) ROM t Carpates
43 12.07.2003 87 2648 Bogdan Voda ROM h Sápânta Cemetery, Sighetu Marmatei, Iza-Tal
44 13.07.2003 109 2757 Ciocanesti ROM h Prislop-Pass 1416m
45 14.07.2003 66 2823 Vitra Moldovitei ROM h  
46 15.07.2003 0 2823 Vitra Moldovitei ROM h Vitra Moldovitei Monastery
47 16.07.2003 101 2924 North of Gliboka UKR t Sucevita Monastery
48 17.07.2003 28 2952 Chernivtsi (Chernovtsy) UKR h  
49 18.07.2003 110 3062 after Kam'Janec'-Podilskij UKR t Forts of Hotin and Kam'Janec'-Podilskij
50 19.07.2003 94 3156 Murovani Kurilivci UKR g  
51 20.07.2003 103 3259 after Jambil UKR t Mogiliv Podil's'kij
52 21.07.2003 98 3357 before Chechelnik UKR t Krizopil'
53 22.07.2003 100 3457 near Novoselivka UKR t  
54 23.07.2003 128 3585 near Kuchurgan UKR t  
55 24.07.2003 81 3666 Odessa UKR h  
56 25.07.2003 0 3666 Odessa UKR h  
57 26.07.2003 0 3666 Odessa UKR h  
58 27.07.2003 16 3682 fairy boat to the Crimea UKR h on the Black sea
59 28.07.2003 2 3684 Sevastopol UKR h Chersoness-ruins
60 29.07.2003 0 3684 Sevastopol UKR h  
61 30.07.2003 78 3762 Alupka UKR h  
62 31.07.2003 20 3782 Jalta UKR h  
63 01.08.2003 91 3873 Privitna UKR h  
64 02.08.2003 59 3932 Sudak UKR h Novj Sviet!
65 03.08.2003 60 3992 Feodosia UKR h  
66 04.08.2003 103 4095 Kherch UKR h  
67 05.08.2003 66 4161 naer Golubickaja RUS c At the sea of azow
68 06.08.2003 129 4290 near Ivanovskaja RUS t  
69 07.08.2003 47 4337 Krasnodar RUS h  
70 08.08.2003 107 4444 near Ladovschskaya RUS t  
71 09.08.2003 122 4566 after Novoaleksandrovsk RUS t  
72 10.08.2003 98 4664 before Tachta RUS t  
73 11.08.2003 107 4771 after Ipatowa RUS t  
74 12.08.2003 111 4882 Elista RUS h  
75 13.08.2003 0 4882 Elista RUS h  
76 14.08.2003 180 5062 Chalchuta RUS g stormlike tailwind!
77 15.08.2003 156 5218 Astrachan RUS h strong tailwind
78 16.08.2003 0 5218 Astrachan RUS h  
79 17.08.2003 0 5218 Astrachan RUS h  
80 18.08.2003 0 5218 Astrachan RUS h Boat trip into the Volgadelta!!
81 19.08.2003 0 5218 Astrachan RUS h  
82 20.08.2003 135 5353 in the steppe KAZ t  
83 21.08.2003 146 5499 Aquistau KAZ g  
84 22.08.2003 94 5593 Atyrau KAZ h  
85 23.08.2003 102 5695 Dossor KAZ g  
86 24.08.2003 141 5836 Mugyr KAZ g  
87 25.08.2003 100 5936 anywhere KAZ t  
88 26.08.2003 143 6079 30km after Shubarqudyd KAZ t Shubarqudyd
89 27.08.2003 139 6218 40 before Embi KAZ t Quandyaghash
90 28.08.2003 134 6352 Kair KAZ g  
91 29.08.2003 106 6458 anywhere east of Shalquar KAZ g  
92 30.08.2003 135 6593 50km South of Yrghyz KAZ h  
93 31.08.2003 122 6715 50km North of Aral KAZ t  
94 01.09.2003 53 6768 Aral KAZ g  
95 02.09.2003 0 6768 Aral KAZ g  
96 03.09.2003 132 6900 near "Zhangaqazaly KAZ t  
97 04.09.2003 89 6989 before Byqongyr (Leninsk) KAZ t Strong headwind
98 05.09.2003 123 7112 near II Internatcional KAZ t Strong headwind
99 06.09.2003 94 7206 after Shaghan KAZ t Strong headwind
100 07.09.2003 111 7317 after Sulutöbe KAZ t Strong headwind, Quysylorda
101 08.09.2003 102 7419 before Zhangaqorgnan KAZ t Strong headwind
102 09.09.2003 145 7564 Turkestan KAZ g Tailwind!
103 10.09.2003 113 7677 Temirlan KAZ h Shymkent
104 11.09.2003 121 7798 Tarar Rysqulov KAZ g  
105 12.09.2003 104 7902 Taraz KAZ h  
106 13.09.2003 57 7959 after Taraz KAZ t  
107 14.09.2003 96 8055 before Merke KAS t  
108 15.09.2003 109 8164 Sokuluk before Bishkek KAS h  
109 16.09.2003 27 8191 Bishkek KYZ h  
110 17.09.2003 0 8191 Bishkek KYZ h  
111 18.09.2003 0 8191 Bishkek KYZ h  
112 19.09.2003 0 8191 Bishkek KYZ h  
113 20.09.2003 0 8191 Bishkek KYZ h  
114 21.09.2003 0 8191 Bishkek KYZ h  
115 22.09.2003 0 8191 Horse trip near Kochkor: KYZ h  
116 23.09.2003 0 8191 Horse trip near Kochkor: KYZ t  
117 24.09.2003 0 8191 Horse trip near Kochkor: KYZ h  
118 25.09.2003 0 8191 Cholpon-Ata KYZ h at Yssyk-Kul (the large lake of Kyrgyzstan)
119 26.09.2003 0 8191 Bishkek KYZ h  
120 27.09.2003 80 8271 Sasnovka KYZ h  
121 28.09.2003 65 8336 after Töö-Ashuu-Pass (ca.3160m) KYZ t 2200m uphill into the Tian Shan.
122 29.09.2003 109 8445 After Ala-Bel-pass (3175m) KYZ h Suusamyr-Valley
123 30.09.2003 84 8529 Ketmen Töbö KYZ h around the Toktogul reservoir
124 01.10.2003 110 8639 Rasan-Sai KYZ g Tash-Kömür (Tash Komyr)
125 02.10.2003 108 8747 Massöe (Lenin-Dschol) KYZ g reaching Fergana-Valley
126 03.10.2003 95 8842 Özgön (Uzgen) KYZ g  
127 04.10.2003 60 8902 Osh KYZ h  
128 05.10.2003 53 8955 Alga Bas, Taldyk-Valley KYZ g on the way up into the Pamir
129 06.10.2003 89 9044 near Kurtuk-Karakol, Gulcha-Valley KYZ t Chyiyrchik/Chyrshyk-Pass (2402m)
130 07.10.2003 3 9047 near Kurtuk-Karakol, Gulcha-Valley KYZ h rainy
131 08.10.2003 71 9118 Alau-Valley after Sary Tash KYZ g Taldyk-Pass (3615m)
132 09.10.2003 52 9170 Irkeshtam KYZ h Taunmuruk-Pass (3536m), China-Border
133 10.10.2003 115 9285 before Kansu CHI t pass (2931m), Ulugqat (Whuchat), pass (2990m)
134 11.10.2003 133 9418 Kashgar (Kashi) CHI h  
135 12.10.2003 0 9418 Kashgar CHI h  
136 13.10.2003 0 9418 Kashgar CHI h  
137 14.10.2003 118 9536 after Kizil CHI t  
138 15.10.2003 85 9621 Yarkant/Shache CHI h  
139 16.10.2003 93 9714 after Yecheng/Kargilik CHI t Beginning of highway 219 to Tibet.
140 17.10.2003 97 9811 First pass, ca 3150m CHI t  
141 18.10.2003 72 9883 before Chiragsaldi Pass (ca 4850m) CHI t  
142 19.10.2003 59 9942 Mazar CHI h  
143 20.10.2003 68 10010 Pass (ca 4800m) CHI t  
144 21.10.2003 56 10066 Xaidulla CHI h  
145 22.10.2003 72 10138 after small pass in valley CHI t  
146 23.10.2003 52 10190 Dahongliutan CHI h  
147 24.10.2003 74 10264 in the Aksai Chin plains CHI t Pass (ca. 5080m)
148 25.10.2003 71 10335 in the Aksai Chin plains CHI t  
149 26.10.2003 44 10379 Tielong, at lake CHI h  
150 27.10.2003 57 10436 Sumxi CHI h Pass (ca. 5180m)
151 28.10.2003 80 10516 North of Domar CHI t  
152 29.10.2003 58 10574 Valley in the West of Niak Tso CHI t  
153 30.10.2003 65 10639 Rutok Xian CHI h  
154 31.10.2003 33 10672 Crossraods CHI t near Rupidong Petroglyphes
155 01.11.2003 47 10719 In the NW of the Lame La CHI t  
156 02.11.2003 47 10766 Ali/Shiquanhe CHI h Lame La (ca. 4715m)
157 03.11.2003 0 10766 Ali/Shiquanhe CHI h  
158 04.11.2003 0 10766 Ali/Shiquanhe CHI h  
159 05.11.2003 0 10766 Ali/Shiquanhe CHI h  
160 06.11.2003 78 10844 Namru CHI h  
161 07.11.2003 36 10880 between 1.pass and Ayi La CHI t Pass (ca. 5300m)
162 08.11.2003 39 10919 At River in plain after Ayi La CHI t Ayi-La (ca. 5350m)
163 09.11.2003 65 10984 Zhada (Tholing) CHI h  
164 10.11.2003 44 11028 Zhada (Tholing) CHI h Trip to the ruins of the Guge Kingdom
165 11.11.2003 18 11046 ca.10km North of Zhada CHI t  
166 12.11.2003 38 11084 ca.30km West of Zhada CHI t  
167 13.11.2003 63 11147 beside Army base at Songsha CHI t  
168 14.11.2003 52 11199 Moincer (Misar) CHI h  
169 15.11.2003 80 11279 Barga CHI h  
170 16.11.2003 48 11327 Huore CHI h  
171 17.11.2003 51 11378 In the West of Kongyu Tso CHI t  
172 18.11.2003 54 11432 In the East of Maryum La CHI t Maryum La (ca. 5180m)
173 19.11.2003 50 11482 near Samsang CHI t  
174 20.11.2003 73 11555 near Paryang CHI t  
175 21.11.2003 36 11591 anywhere in the sand dunes CHI t  
176 22.11.2003 42 11633 New Zhongba CHI h  
177 23.11.2003 59 11692 West of Liasi CHI t  
178 24.11.2003 58 11750 naer Basaguke (Pazagug) CHI t  
179 25.11.2003 49 11799 Saka (Saga) CHI h  
180 26.11.2003 0 11799 Saka (Saga) CHI h  
181 27.11.2003 20 11819 West of Saga CHI t Waiting for a fairy boat over the Yarlung River
182 28.11.2003 55 11874 30km South of Lodu Loney Tso CHI t  
183 29.11.2003 50 11924 West of Siling naer Xixabangma CHI t  
184 30.11.2003 53 11977 Between La Lung La and Tong La CHI h La Lung La (ca 4945m)
185 01.12.2003 63 12040 Nyalam CHI h Tong La (ca. 5055m)
186 02.12.2003 42 12082 Kodari NEP h  
187 03.12.2003 59 12141 Dolalghat (735m) NEP h  
188 04.12.2003 79 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
189 05.12.2003 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
190 06.12.2003 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
191 07.12.2003 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
192 08.12.2003 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
193 09.12.2003 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
194 10.12.2003 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
195 11.12.2003 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
196 12.12.2003 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
197 13.12.2003 0 12220 Bus to Jiri NEP h  
198 14.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Bhandar NEP h  
199 15.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Dakachu NEP h  
200 16.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Junbesi NEP h  
201 17.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Nunthala NEP h  
202 18.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Kanre NEP h  
203 19.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Ghat NEP h  
204 20.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Kyangjuma NEP h  
205 21.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Kyangjuma NEP h  
206 22.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Dole NEP h  
207 23.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Machherma NEP h  
208 24.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Gokyo NEP h Gokyo Ri
209 25.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Gokyo NEP h Gyazumbia Tse (Knobby view)
210 26.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Dragnag NEP h Cho La
211 27.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Dzonglha NEP h  
212 28.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Chhunkhung NEP h  
213 29.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Syomare NEP h Chhunkhung Ri
214 30.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Lukla NEP h  
215 31.12.2003 0 12220 Everest Trek: Lukla NEP h Ghorka Airlines didn't fly....
216 01.01.2004 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h return fligh
217 02.01.2004 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h waiting for my Indian visa
218 03.01.2004 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
219 04.01.2004 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
220 05.01.2004 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
221 06.01.2004 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
222 07.01.2004 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
223 08.01.2004 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
224 09.01.2004 0 12220 Kathmandu NEP h  
225 10.01.2004 57 12277 Maleku NEP h  
226 11.01.2004 100 12377 Abu Khareni NEP g sleeping in school; sidetrip to Ghorka
227 12.01.2004 86 12463 Pokhara NEP h  
228 13.01.2004 0 12463 Pokhara NEP h begin Sanctuary-Trek in the Annapurnas
229 14.01.2004 43 12506 Birethanti NEP h  
230 15.01.2004 0 12506 Sanctuary-Trek: Ulleri NEP h  
231 16.01.2004 0 12506 Sanctuary-Trek: Ghorapani NEP h  
232 17.01.2004 0 12506 Sanctuary-Trek: Chhomrong NEP h with Poon Hill and via Tadapani
233 18.01.2004 0 12506 Sanctuary-Trek: Deurali NEP h  
234 19.01.2004 0 12506 Sanctuary-Trek: MBC NEP h ABC (Annapurna Base Camp)
235 20.01.2004 0 12506 Sanctuary-Trek: Kyumna (Kimrong) NEP h via Chhomrong
236 21.01.2004 0 12506 Sanctuary-Trek: Pokhara NEP h via Birethanti, from Birethanti/Naya-Pul by bike
237 22.01.2004 43 12549 Pokhara NEP h  
238 23.01.2004 0 12549 Pokhara NEP h  
239 24.01.2004 24 12573 Syaegia NEP h  
240 25.01.2004 108 12681 Tansen NEP h  
241 26.01.2004 63 12744 Bhairawa NEP h  
242 27.01.2004 101 12845 Gorakhpur IND h  
243 28.01.2004 111 12956 Azamgarh IND h  
244 29.01.2004 96 13052 Varanasi IND h  
245 30.01.2004 0 13052 Varanasi IND h  
246 31.01.2004 82 13134 naer Gopjganj IND h  
247 01.02.2004 52 13186 Allahabad IND h  
248 02.02.2004 75 13261 Paschim Sarira IND g  
249 03.02.2004 0 13261 Paschim Sarira IND g  
250 04.02.2004 94 13355 Atarra IND h  
251 05.02.2004 110 13465 Khajuraho IND h  
252 06.02.2004 40 13505 Kadaris (14km E of Chhatarpur) IND h  
253 07.02.2004 44 13549 Nowgong IND h  
254 08.02.2004 109 13658 Orchha IND h  
255 09.02.2004 24 13682 Jhansi IND h  
256 10.02.2004 112 13794 Gwalior IND h  
257 11.02.2004 0 13794 Gwalior IND h  
258 12.02.2004 125 13919 Agra IND h  
259 13.02.2004 0 13919 Agra IND h  
260 14.02.2004 75 13994 Bhradapur IND h  
261 15.02.2004 12 14006 Bhradapur IND h  
262 16.02.2004 86 14092 Sikri IND g  
263 17.02.2004 95 14187 Sohna IND h  
264 18.02.2004 70 14257 Delhi IND h  
265 19.02.2004 0 14257 Delhi IND h  
266 20.02.2004 21 14278 Paris, Charles de Gaules Airport FRA h  
267 21.02.2004 121 14399 anywhere FRA t  
268 22.02.2004 51 14450 Basel FRA g continuous rain, train from Troyes to Basel
(3536m)

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