100 countries. 100,000km. An Interview With An Epic Bike Tourist.

Alvaro Neil, BiciclownAlvaro Neil is one amazing bike tourist. He started cycling in 2004 and is still going strong.

With over 85,000km under his wheels already, Alvaro plans to bike tour for at least another few years. His bike tour will eventually include over 100 countries and more than 100,000km.

There’s another special aspect to Alvaro’s trip as well: he is a professional clown and he performs free shows in communities along the way.

That’s why Alvaro is better known as the Biciclown. We recently talked to him via Skype, and we’ve created a video with some of his pictures for you to listen to. This interview will also be featured in an upcoming podcast.


  1. boyonhisbike.com
    9th May 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    Very inspiring, I tip my hat to yet another awesome rider and an entertainer. This brings me alot of good vibes for my 2012 world tour. Great stuff ! :-)

  2. Patrick Taylor
    10th May 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Fascinating and inspiring interview Friedel. Well done, well presented. I really enjoyed it.

  3. friedel
    10th May 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Thanks! Glad you both enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to talk to Alvaro.

  4. Adrienne
    11th May 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    awesome story, thank you!!

  5. Christian
    14th May 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Very inspiring interview!

  6. tony slattery
    18th May 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    what a fantastic guy so at ease with the world, a true inspiration to get out their and do it.

  7. Peter Helliwell
    18th May 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    Thank you – that was absolutely uplifting and inspiring. Not long back from a year long trip, fed up with job hunting and getting itchy pedals. Hmmmmmm.

  8. jonquid
    11th July 2011 at 12:09 am #

    Thanks, I really enjoy your story and make me more aware my planning to do like your trip, We have the same felling about our planet and it’s a beautiful world that few people understand the true meaning of freedom while we still have time to enjoy,

  9. Roberto Gallegos Ricci
    7th August 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    He is a great inspiration. Traveling this way is the way I want to travel. I have read some of his articles and seen some of his videos, it’s all worth it. Hope I can meet him someday. Perhaps on the road!

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