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Conosciuto soprattutto come rivoluzionario e guerriero, non tutti sanno che il Che fu anche un viaggiatore. Nel 1951 si dedicò a un viaggio in America latina a bordo di una motocicletta Norton Model 18 di 500 cc. Guevara elaborò un diario di questa avventura, pubblicato con il titolo “Latinoamericana”. Nel 2004 ne è stato tratto un film intitolato I diari della motocicletta.

 

Pseudonimo: Che Guevara

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Nazionalità: Argentina

Nascita-morte: 1928-1967

Riferimento geografico: America del Sud

Mezzo di trasporto: Motocicletta, motorino

Riferimenti complementari: Guevara, Ernesto. 2004. Latinoamericana: un diario per un viaggio in motocicletta. Milano: Feltrinelli. I diari della motocicletta un film di Walter Salles.

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Guido Guerrini è stata la prima persona a percorrere la strada tra l'Europa e la Cina a bordo di un automezzo a benzina. Il periplo si è realizzato nel 2008, in occasione dei giochi olimpici di Beijing. Partito da Torino con la "macchina della pace" in compagnia di Andrea Gnaldi Coleschi, percorse 25'852 km con una Fiat Marea 1.6 16V. Partito dal capoluogo piemontese il 6 luglio, ha fatto rientro a torino il 21 settembre. Nel 2011 si è cimentato nel viaggio Roma-Volgograd.

Da Torino a Pechino a GPL!

25.852 sono i chilometri che questi temerari hanno percorso dal 5 Luglio al 22 Settembre per arrivare fino a Pechino e tornare con una Fiat Marea alimentata a GPL con un impianto Teleflex SGI fornito da IMEGA .

Un’impresa ardua ma conclusasi nel migliore dei modi e con la soddisfazione di aver percorso più del 90% del viaggio in “ecologia” cioè con il solo GPL!

Come ci dice Guido (pilota e responsabile della “spedizione”) negli oltre 25mila chilometri nessun problema ha fermato il viaggio (fatta eccezione dei cammelli e della sabbia nel deserto del Gobi) e, sia l’auto che l’impianto SGI IMEGA, non hanno mai dato cenni di cedimento.

“E’ stata una grande impresa” dicono i protagonisti che nei 30 giorni circa dell’andata hanno attraversato 7 paesi (Italia, Slovenia, Ungheria, Ucraina, Russia, Mongolia e Cina) e nei 50 giorni del ritorno ben 12  (Cina, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turchia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croazia, Slovenia e Italia) e consegnato un messaggio di pace e di amicizia ai funzionari di Pechino in occasione dell’apertura delle Olimpiadi.
http://www.imega.it/notizie/da-torino-a-pechino-a-gpl_i7

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Riferimento geografico: Asia, Europa

Mezzo di trasporto: Automobile o altri mezzi a motore

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John e Lulu Beard cavalcarono da Portland, Oregon, a Independence, Missouri, nel 1948 seguendo l'Oregon Trail (2'500 miglia)

A great many equestrian travelers could say they were inspired to take to the saddle because of the exploits of someone who rode before them. However John Beard is the only horseback traveler whose journey can be directly linked to the influence of the famous Buffalo Bill Cody. Beard determined as a child that he wanted to see the Wild West from the back of a horse after a visit to Cody's legendary Wild West show. Yet it was to be more than sixty years after seeing the flamboyant American showman before Beard, and his wife Lulu, finally mounted their dreams. Setting off on a matched pair of horses, Black Diamond and Black Fairy, the Beards left to discover the long cherished equestrian quest of the author's youth. Their mission in 1948 was to ride the length of the Old Oregon Trail. What followed was a 2,500 mile odyssey from Oregon to Missouri through a vast sea of weariness, thirst, hunger, hardship, and danger as the aged equestrians rode down the trail of their pioneer forefathers. Amply illustrated with photographs, "Saddles East" is more than a mere tale of adventure, it is the romantic story of two pilgrims of the sunrise riding back into the morning of their youth, hunting for America's yesterday with everything they own on the backs of their faithful horses.

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Nazionalità: Americana

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Riferimento geografico: Stati Uniti

Mezzo di trasporto: A cavallo

Riferimenti complementari: Beard J., Saddles East: Horseback Over the Old Oregon Trail, Long Riders' Guild Press, 2001

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Viaggio durato 5 anni attraverso la Germania e l'Austria, tra il 1930 e il 1935.

 

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Iscrizioni: Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten auf ihrer 5 jährigen Reise durch Deutschland uns Oesterreich. Anfang dieser Reise: Mai 1930 - Ende: 1935

Nazionalità: Tedesca

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Riferimento geografico: Austria, Germania

Mezzo di trasporto: Carro trainato da animali

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Negli anni Dieci del Novecento il Signor Brown partì dalle Newfoundland destinazione Los Angeles a bordo di un carretto a quattro ruote trainato da quattro cani. In un'altra cartolina Brown afferma di essere impegnato in un viaggio di 25'000 miglia per rientrare in Alaska.

William Brown, globetrotter extraordinaire accompanied by a New Foundland dog a female wolf and pup, arrived in the city at about four o'clock Tuesday afternoon and registered at the Myers house, where he spent the night. Brown, who is about thirty years old and talks with a slight German accent, is from Nome, Alaska. He left that territory six years ago on a $10,000 wager that he would traverse 25,000 miles in the United States, either by foot or by means of a sledge pulled by his animal companions, the sale of souvenir postcards of himself being his only means of sustenance and return within seven years with either the same wolf or one of her pups in his possession. He has already made 23,000 miles and will complete the entire distance at Seattle, from where he will board a boat homeward bound to claim his stake, presumably in next June or July. The strange combination renewed their journey at seven o'clock this morning, bound for Marshfield. From there they will go to Mellen and thence straight across the country to the coast. Both the man and the beasts appeared to be in fine health and spirits. If anything the man was in the better condition. It is Brown's intention to hitch the dog and the big wolf together to a sledge when snow falls, this being tried previously with good results.

The STEVENS POINT Daily Journal 30.10.1912

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Iscrizioni: From Newfoundland to Los Angeles at an average of 45 miles per day. William Brown and pet wolf and pups on a 25000 mile hike for $10000 wager. Returning to Alaska.

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Globetrotter vestito da cowboy impegnato in un giro del mondo per vincere una scommessa (indicazioni fornite nella cartolina).

 

Pseudonimo: Arizona Dan

Iscrizioni: The american cowboy tourist. Touring the World for a Wager of 10,000 Dollars

Nazionalità: Americana

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Riferimento geografico: Giro del mondo

Mezzo di trasporto: A piedi

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I fratelli Dave e John Kunst sono state le prima persone che si sono ufficialmente cimentate nel giro del mondo a piedi. L'avventura ha avuto inizio il 20 giugno 1970 da Waseca ed è finita il 5 ottobre 1974. A portare a termine il periplo di 14'500 miglia fu solo Dave: il fratello John fu colpito a morte da una banda di banditi in Afghanistan. L'altro fratello Pete accompagnò Dave dal punto in cui John fu ucciso.

Minnesotan's around-the-world walk remembered, 30 years later

It took four years, 21 million steps and 22 pairs of leather shoes for Dave Kunst to complete his record-making and tragedy-marred 14,450-mile walk around the Earth in 1974. With $1,000 and camping gear strapped to a mule named Willie Makeit, Dave and John Kunst had left Waseca four years earlier to find adventure -- and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The brothers visited Princess Grace in Monaco, met Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and became the first non-Asians to walk through the Khyber Pass since Alexander the Great. But in Afghanistan, one of the last countries in the trip, bandits shot and killed John. Four months later, Dave resumed the journey with another brother, Pete, and returned to Waseca in October 1974. Neither brother has spent much time in Minnesota in the past 30 years, but they are returning now for a celebration in Caledonia, in southeastern Minnesota, where they will unveil a sign at the northern edge of town honoring them for the around-the-world walk. It's part of Caledonia's 150th anniversary festivities, which run through the weekend and include a parade with Dave, 64, and Pete, 59, as grand marshals. They'll walk the route. "It's an education for the younger generation," said Irma Klug, a Kunst family friend and Caledonia resident for nearly 80 years. "They're very interested once they hear" about the Earth walk. Idea came at work Born and raised in Caledonia, Dave Kunst moved to Pensacola, Fla., after eighth grade. He returned to Minnesota shortly thereafter, living in Caledonia and Owatonna before moving to Waseca, a south-central city of about 8,500 residents. Married with three children, Kunst worked as a county surveyor while moonlighting as a projectionist for the Waseca theater. It was there in January 1970 that the idea for walking around the world was conceived. The moon landing the summer before had sparked Kunst's interest in adventure. Then 30, he talked about traveling to the tip of South America or driving across the Australian outback. But the theater owner challenged Kunst to do something no one else had ever done: Walk around the world. Kunst got his brother John, a recent University of Minnesota graduate, to go along. "John and I had never been anywhere," Kunst said in a telephone interview. "We were very naive on this. We spread a world map on the living room floor and tried to do a circle as much as possible." The plan was to walk through the United States, Europe and the Soviet Union. They set a date -- June 20, 1970 -- and spent the next six months at the library researching the countries. U.S. Sen. Hubert Humphrey gave them a letter of recommendation; the mayor of Waseca suggested that they carry a scroll to be signed by officials at every stop. Before they left, a Minneapolis woman suggested that the brothers bring a mule to carry their gear and to show they were not hitchhikers. "The scroll, Humphrey's letter, the mule -- that's what really made it for us," Dave Kunst said. So on June 20, 1970, they started their journey, walking from Waseca to New York and then flying to Portugal, where they were given a second mule. They walked through Spain, France and Italy, where they met Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl in a restaurant and told him of their plans. He laughed and petted the mule. Death in the foothills The Kunsts were curiosities throughout the trip, giving interviews about what they were doing and about their quest to raise money for UNICEF, the United Nations children's fund. In Afghanistan, a reporter erroneously wrote that the brothers were traveling with the donations. At the foothills of mountains near Kabul, bandits shot Dave and John. John died along the road and Dave, suffering from a bullet wound in his upper chest, survived by playing dead. He spent 20 days in a hospital in Afghanistan before flying back to Minnesota, more than 6,000 miles shy of his goal. After recuperating for 3 months, Dave Kunst decided to continue his trip. Pete accompanied him this time, and they flew to Afghanistan and began their journey from the spot where John was killed. Dave kept with him a note John wrote while they were struggling through Turkey: "It's like a play. With all the actors playing their parts right up to the tragic ending." More troubles ahead Dave and Pete were denied access to the Soviet Union and China so they flew from India to Australia, where they touched the Indian Ocean. "If we were to walk across the Soviet Union, we would only have walked the Northern Hemisphere," Dave Kunst said. "We actually really did circle the Earth." They hit a few snags in Australia. Officials there wouldn't allow the mule into their country, so they got their third mule. Pete had to go back to work, so his journey ended in Australia. And the new mule died. About to abandon his wagon, Dave met Jenni Samuel, a Perth schoolteacher who took the mule's place by towing the wagon from her car while he walked alongside. After walking across Australia at 30 miles a day and touching the Pacific Ocean, he flew to California and began walking toward Minnesota. He was in Iowa in 1974 when he told a Minneapolis Tribune reporter he "had no idea there were so many damn dumb foreigners in this world," that marriage was a bad idea and that he didn't think highly of Waseca. "I'm doing this for myself mainly. I was tired of Waseca, tired of my job, tired of a lot of little people who don't want to think, and tired of my wife," Kunst said in the interview. "The walk was a perfect way to change all that: I just walked out of town." He ended up divorcing his wife and marrying Samuel, who will be with him in Caledonia. Kunst said he doesn't regret the comments he made 30 years ago, even though some Waseca residents, including the mayor, didn't show up when he made it back to town. Reliving the walk About 100 people are expected this evening for the unveiling of the sign that reads: "Caledonia: Birthplace of the Earthwalkers David, Peter and John Kunst." The sign, which cost $6,500, will be covered by a tarp until then. About 40 residents and businesses helped pay for the sign, which is accompanied by a bronze plaque telling the brothers' story. Afterward, the surviving Kunst brothers will be signing the two books they wrote about the walk. They'll lead Saturday's parade, accompanied by yet another mule, while family members ride in a replica wagon. "I'm so thrilled and so honored and so excited," Dave Kunst said. After completing his trip in 1974, he moved to Australia for a year, then came back to Minnesota to be a projectionist in St. Paul before moving to California. Kunst toured schools there, telling children about his travels on four continents and in 13 countries. These days, Kunst said he walks about 2 miles each day with Samuel by their home near Newport Beach, Calif. This week they drove three days in a Mustang convertible to return to Minnesota. "The walking's over," Kunst said.

Tracy Swartz, Star Tribune, 06.11.2004

(Ollie Smith, www.expertsure.com)

 

Pseudonimo: Earthwalkers

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Sebastiano Bernardoni e Florance Bégué sono partiti dalla Thailandia in bicicletta il 27 gennaio 2015 e sono arrivati in Cantone Ticino, da dove sono ripartiti per Parigi.

 

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Nazionalità: Svizzero

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Riferimento geografico: Asia, Europa

Mezzo di trasporto: In bicicletta

Riferimenti complementari: Dalla Thailandia a Parigi, Intervista a Rete1, http://www.rsi.ch/rete-uno/programmi/informazione/albachiara/Fondazione-Amilcare-una-speranza-per-gli-adolescenti-6440602.html

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Il 15 ottobre 1923 i tre membri del Bombay Weightlifting Club Adi B. Hakim, Jal P. Bapasola e Rustom B. Bhumgara si lanciarono nel giro del mondo in bicicletta. Il percorso di 44'000 miglia fu coperto in tre anni e tre mesi e venne descritto dai tre avventurieri in un libro che ancora oggi è fruibile in una versione pubblicata da poco: "The world on a bicycle".

Around the world bicycle trip memoirs to be released after 80 yrs

Vadodara, April 18 One of the three men was a Barodian; almost 80 years after it was first published, his son will release a new edition of the book today

Just in their twenties and living off a shoestring budget, three young Parsis, one from Baroda, ventured on the first ever trip around the world on bicycles on October 15, 1923. The trio covered 44,000 miles in three years and three months across 27 countries and four continents. On their return, Adi Hakim from Vadodara, Jal Bapasola from Mumbai and Rustom Bhumgara from Pune, who later became a freedom fighter, wrote a book of their memoirs from the epic journey, of which but a few copies still exist. The original book includes a foreword by Jawarharlal Nehru and comments from leaders around the world like Benito Mussolini and Calvin Coolidge.”

Now, after five years of labour and commitment, Hakim’s son Daryous will release a new edition of the book in Vadodara on Saturday, almost 80 years after it was first published.

Says Daryous, who is fondly called Dara: “The original line-up of cyclists was six, but only three completed the tour, with three others returning to India for various reasons. In their book, the trio believed they wanted to take India to the world, even as they were caught up in the fervour of the freedom movement.” He says the three were left with not much money and did odd jobs while travelling, for meeting their expenses for food, clothing and shelter. They decided on the trip after meeting at the Mumbai Weightlifting Club, he says.

Dara and his wife Roda began their own quest to re-publish the epic memoir in 2003. “Talking to my six brothers in the early nineties, I realised that all of them did not even have a copy of the book and neither did many of the grandchildren,” says Dara.

But as Roda says, not everybody seemed interested in the book till finally Delhi-based Roli Books agreed to publlish the book.

“Even then it took five years for the release of the new edition. It was a famous book when it was released sometime around 1928. But now we have no idea how many even exist. We believe this is a tale that people should know about,” says Roda.

“When the publisher agreed, it took a huge load off our minds, but it was more contentment than anything else. Strangely, My father-in-law and his friends returned from their trip on April 18, 1928,” says Roda.

She adds that they even managed to get in touch with the families of Jal Bapsola and Rustom Bhumgara mostly through the Internet and Parsi magazines. “They seemed even more excited about the release as even they had but few copies of the book,” Roda says.

Dara says it was the spirit of adventure in the book that inspired him to join the Indian Navy in 1951. “It is written in a very witty style full of awe of an unseen world. After reading it in my teens I was enthused to join the Navy, where I served for 10 years,” says Dara, who left the services to pursue a career in management. The book will be released at the Godrej Hall, Parsi Dharamsala in Fatehgunj.

https://parsikhabar.net/history/around-the-world-bicycle-trip-memoirs-to-be-released-after-80-yrs/964/

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Iscrizioni: Noble cycle & motor Co. - This Royal bassett (?) bicycle was used by the world tourists in their tour round the world. The machine has done 40.000 miles

Nazionalità: Indiana

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Riferimento geografico: Giro del mondo

Mezzo di trasporto: Bicicletta, monociclo, triciclo

Riferimenti complementari: Hakim A. B., Bapasola J. P., Bhumgara R. B., With cyclists around the world, Roli books, 2008

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Markus Zohner si è incamminato lungo la Via dell'Ambra, percorrendo 4'000 km attraverso 12 paesi dell'Europa, da Venezia a San Pietroburgo.

 

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Nazionalità: Svizzera

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Riferimento geografico: Via dell'ambra

Mezzo di trasporto: A piedi

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Tappa a Lubiana sulla Via dell'Ambra, Azione, 06.07.2009

Adesso, semplicemente, andare. A piedi per un anno intero attraverso l'Europa centrale alla riscoperta dell'antica Via dell'Ambra, Azione, 02.02.2009

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Internet: http://www.amberroad.ch 

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il 25 giugno 1894 Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, in arte Annie Londonderry, madre di tre bambini, partì per una scommessa dalla Massachusetts State House di Boston. Con la sua bicicletta Columbia intraprese il giro del mondo, che realizzò in 15 mesi. Londonderry viene spesso accreditata come la prima donna ad aver compiuto tale impresa. I dubbi rimangono sulla validità: come indicato da Zheutlin (2007) la storia della scommessa sembra senza fondamento. Inoltre una parte del tragitto sarebbe stata coperta con altri mezzi.

 

Pseudonimo: Annie Londonderry

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Nazionalità: Americana

Nascita-morte: 1870–1947

Riferimento geografico: Giro del mondo

Mezzo di trasporto: Bicicletta, monociclo, triciclo

Riferimenti complementari: Zheutlin P., Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry's Extraordinary Ride, Citadel Press, 2008 Zheutlin P., Around the world on two wheels: one woman; one voyage; one unforgettable journey, New York, Citadel Press, 2007

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Internet: http://www.annielondonderry.com/

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Nel 1887 Hugh Callan pubblicò un libro in cui descrisse due viaggi. Il primo lo portò dalla Germania al Mar Egeo, mentre il secondo gli permise di seguire il corso del fiume Reno.

 

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Riferimento geografico: Europa

Mezzo di trasporto: Bicicletta, monociclo, triciclo

Riferimenti complementari: Callan H., Wanderings on wheel and on foot through Europe, London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1887

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I fratelli Bauer partirono da Buffalo, nello stato di New York, e di diressero a cavallo in Sud America.

 

Pseudonimo: Bauer Brothers

Iscrizioni: Overland to South America

Nazionalità: Americana

Nascita-morte: -

Riferimento geografico: America del Nord, America del Sud

Mezzo di trasporto: A cavallo

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Nel 1907 il colonnello Burnley Campbell fissò il nuovo record mondiale nel giro del mondo: 40 giorni, 19 ore e 30 minuti.

 

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Riferimento geografico: Giro del mondo

Mezzo di trasporto: Diversi

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