About this site & Contact


All information on Cycling Around The World is based on bike trips we made since 1987. Contributions however from other cyclists, are very welcome and will be added to our site.

Cycling Around The World is 100% non-commercial, so you cannot book hotels or bike trips here. We might show some ads from the Google Adsense network to cover the costs of hosting the website.

Every now and then we receive requests to send brochures, and even somebody asked us to book a hotel room at the Grand Canyon! One visitor wanted to order butterflies from the Ecuadorian jungle! There was somebody who asked advice on any form of repellent or device to keep kangaroos away from his yard. And what about the request to translate a letter from English into Thai and Malaysian?

The site started in June 1997 and was 100% in Dutch. We still offer some pages in Dutch but most information nowadays is only in English.

About the authors

Cycling Around the World was made and is maintained by Paul van Roekel and Anja de Graaf, who live in the Netherlands. We are two cycling enthusiasts who once did a two year around half-the-world trip and are still leaving Holland every year to bike around a far away destination.

For foreign visitors to their home country Paul and Anja run a separate website on cycling in the Netherlands. Visit Paul’s personal website.

You can e-mail us in Dutch and English at paul [at] cyclingaroundtheworld [dot] nl.

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