The map above potentially shows one of the world’s longest uninterrupted walks from Cape Town, South Africa to Magadan, Russia a distance of 22,387km (13,910 miles).
Google Maps estimates it would take 4,492 hours to walk it, which translates into 187 days of non-stop walking. If instead you decided to walk a more sensible 8 hours a day, it would take you 562 days to complete the whole walk.
Over the course of the walk you’d ascend a total of 117,693m (386,132ft) and descend 117,686m (386,109ft) – equivalent to 13 round trips up and down Everest.
You would have to travel through 16 countries including South Sudan, Syria and Georgia. So not the safest of routes.
This whole post was inspired by this post on reddit by user cbz3000.
Found a longer route, please leave it in the comments below. Want to read more about some other epic walks? Then have a look at the following books:
- The Long Walk: The True Story Of A Trek To Freedom
- 3mph: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World
- Walk of Ages: Edward Payson Weston’s Extraordinary 1909 Trek Across America
- Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America
- A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
- A Walk Across America
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