Mediterranean Cycopaths


A circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea by bicycle, covering 13,000+ kilometres and traversing some of the worlds most misunderstood countries along the way… Is it possible? Probably. Will we achieve it? Maybe. Is it rational? Undoubtedly not. Are we going to try anyway? Oh, sweet Jesus, yes.

Grab your atlas and follow our progress as we embark on the trip of a lifetime – a physical, logistical and psychological challenge for two great mates and our (un)likely band of loyal disciples and avid followers who may just jump aboard along the way. Read the blog, peruse the photos and, if compelled, donate to the charity.

CLICK HERE to see our route:  Started (17/01/07 ) and Finished (15/07/07) in TUNIS, completing an anti-clockwise lap of the Med:

Tunis - Finished Fred Hollows Foundation



  1. Sean, you’re a nut bag, for dreaming up and attempting such a trip! (I’m not sure what that says for you Jon that you’ve joined him!!) Best of luck guys, I’m sure you will see and experience many things you never imagined possible and will delight us all with your accounts of such, I can’t wait to follow the progress.
    Little note Sean, I’ve recently become a father here in Perth and my little man Finn will follow your adventures with me and we are both looking forward to a beer with Sean at the next oppurtunity be that Melbourne or Perth!
    Ciao, Brendan

    Comment by Brendan | January 29, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hi Sean,

    Good to read about your adventures. Photos are great and we are glad to see that you are wearing your full cycling gear! Hope the saddle sores aren’t giving you too much jip!

    We’ll be speaking to Hag tomorrow so I’m sure we’ll have lots to catch up on.

    Anyway, best of luck to you and Jon,

    Love Lucy & Steve x

    Comment by Steve & Lucy | February 17, 2007 | Reply

  3. Hi you “Cycopath’s” 😉

    Was nice to have met you at the Internet in Amman just the night before you left for Syria. I was looking into the Nwe Jordan Times. The Article was pretty big, the picture is not so responding. Anyhow you reached your goals.

    Take care and good luck for your journey – Eddie

    Comment by Eddie | March 12, 2007 | Reply

  4. Hi Sean and John,

    Heard about your trek from my current home in Wellington NZ. Sounds like a crazy adventure – it is awesome that you are taking it on and particularly raising a few $ for Hollows along the way.

    I really enjoyed the photos and wish you all the best for the rest of the journey.

    Hopefully our paths will cross again sometime soon.

    Best wishes,
    Duncan Young

    Comment by Duncan Young | March 20, 2007 | Reply

  5. Boys – I must admit it doesn’t entirely surprise me that you’ve cooked up such a wild adventure. Maybe one day you will make it on an apple picking tour of the Huon Valley! One step at a time lads.

    All the best for the rest of the trip.

    Comment by Mark Driessen | April 24, 2007 | Reply

  6. Hi boys,

    The photos are hilarious. Have had a great weekend with Harry, plenty of wine involved (obviously!) Now nursing hangover!

    Keep up the good work and enjoy the sunshine – it’s like winter here!

    Looking forward to seeing you on the 28th July for leaving do.

    Love Lucy & Steve x

    ps – I can’t believe I have seen your bottom – brightened up a rainy day (ha ha!!)

    pps – comment above from Lucy, not Steve!!

    Comment by Steve & Lucy | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  7. I backpacked (hitch-hiked) around the Mediterranean in 1963 to 1965. It is an involved story. Sometimes I think I’m the only person who hitched across North Africa. I travelled from east to west. I don’t know. All the borders were open at that time. Just luck I suppose. The “freefallarchive” site is my record of the trip(s). Whadd’ya think?

    Congrats on your accomplishment. Few would understand!

    Tom G.

    Comment by Tom Greig | November 28, 2010 | Reply

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