Alastair Humphreys

Adventurer, Author, Blogger

Alastair Humphreys


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Alastair Humphreys is a British Adventurer, Author and Blogger. He spent over 4 years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and 5 continents. He also pioneered the concept of 'microadventures', trying to encourage people to get outside, get out of their comfort zone, go somewhere they’ve never been. A microadventure is an adventure that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective.

Career Highlights

  • Walked across Southern India
  • Rowed across the Atlantic Ocean
  • Completed a crossing of Iceland
  • He has trekked 1000 miles across the Empty Quarter desert and 120 miles round the M25 – one of his pioneering microadventures
  • He was named as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the year for 2012.

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This adventure began with a map. Or perhaps it began with a bike ride -- I can't remember any more. It doesn't really matter, I suppose, but good ideas do tend to brew when either a map or a bicycle is involved.

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Mountain Bike and Bothy Nights

An imaginary journey round Scotland, linking together wild bothies and landscapes.