Cape Town to Italy via Tel Aviv... by bike

Pedaling south to north across the entire African continent with this bare minimum of supplies, he made this epic 19,000 km journey in just over five months

By LARRY BUTCHINS
April 11, 2019 20:41
Cape Town to Italy via Tel Aviv... by bike

Francesco Ciaghi: Freedom on the open road. (photo credit: COURTESY FRANCESCO CIAGHI)

 
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A broken toothbrush and spare inner tube, a cake of soap, a one-man tent and a rain jacket are most of what Italian lone cyclist Francesco Ciaghi carried with him on his solo journey from Cape Town to Tel Aviv… plus the phone numbers of two Israelis he met in the very heart of Africa.

Pedaling south to north across the entire African continent with this bare minimum of supplies, he made this epic 19,000 km journey in just over five months, covering from 120 to 300 km every riding day!

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