All for one and one for all!
If you ever shied away from the challenge of a long distance bike trip, well here’s a trip that really isn’t for the faint of heart — or the unskilled.
Last summer, Adventure Unicyclist, Bike Asia and Grasshopper Adventures teamed up to host a tour of Mongolia by unicycle.
The 12-day tour (with seven days of one-wheeled biking) covered 150 miles and gave athletically inclined and adventure-tuned travelers a unique way to get from point A to point B, while creating quite the spectacle in pictures. The Monguni tour group jokingly claims that unicycling is only half as difficult as biking — you only have half as much to worry about…
The first unicycle tour was a huge success; enough that a group is embarking on a second one-wheeled excursion this August.
However, the trip was a success for a larger reason as well. Choosing to see the world without leaving behind the harmful emissions from cars and planes — pollutants harmful to fragile environments and a direct cause of global climate change — is an important step for eco-friendly jetsetters.
While something like the Monguni tour isn’t for everyone and may seem absurd to some, it brings up an important environmental lesson.
Regardless of the modesty, the tour is an impressive mixture of athleticism, eco-tourism and dash of humor. Was it a success? They’re back for more this summer in South-West China.