Living Adventurously Podcast Tour

Collection by
Alastair Humphreys

I spent a glorious summer month cycling around Yorkshire, the county where I grew up. I wanted to feel how exploring locally compared to exploring distant continents.
And I was interested in the idea of ‘home’ - and whether it is possible to have a proper adventure — make a REAL journey — close to home.
It turned out to be such a fantastic experience — riding through mile after mile of beautiful landscapes, discovering so many places I had never seen in all my life, and sleeping out under the stars for weeks on end. It was genuinely one of the adventuring highlights of my life. But the best part of this journey — by a long way, was the privileged opportunity of learning from so many ordinary people who have chosen to live extra-ordinary lives.
I met students and parents and pensioners. Poets, artists, athletes, teachers. An IT expert and someone who earns a living from making fancy sandcastles. A man who lived out of a van; another whose castle had been in the family for 800 years. I met a self-confessed lazy chef, and a woman midway through running 100 barefoot marathons. I interviewed a gold medal Paralympian cyclist, a couple who had cycled around the world together, and a retired lady who takes old, homebound, lonely folk out on a modified electric bicycle for a taste of freedom, adventure and feeling the wind in their hair once again.
You can find my tour here and follow the journey on the Living Adventurously podcast, generously supported by Komoot:

On The Map

Tours & Highlights

Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    676 mi
  • Duration
    71:28 h
  • Elevation
    36,700 ft36,200 ft