Brazilian has already covered more than 3,700 km of this journey traveling on foot, passing through different countries such as Bosnia, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia, Romania, Spain, Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland, Turkey and many others.
One round the world trip without a certain destination and no date to return would it be your dream? the brazilian Matias Tartiere you are making this journey that is the wish of many, but on one condition, most of the journey is made on foot. In this adventure, the traveler has already covered more than 3,700 km on foot, with only a wheelbarrow where he takes all his belongings necessary for this experience.
THE Camino de Santiago de Compostela It was one of the great inspirations for the trip. The famous religious pilgrimage requires a little more than 30 days of walking, a lot of effort and 800 km to go. Most adventurers start their journey through France, Portugal or Spain. The story narrated by the film “In search of a way” (The Way), deserves to be seen by those who want a fascinating experience like this, indicates Matthias in your report.
With 25 kg of equipment, it would be impossible to carry it all in just one backpack. He was planning this trip that the idea of having a wheelbarrow to help along the way took shape. The stroller designed by a friend got a name, the Colt would be the great companion and fundamental part of this trip. The freedom to take all your belongings and sleep camped wherever you wanted, doing everything self-sufficient, was another motivating point for this adventure.
Starting the first test, Matias made a trip of 120 km for three days. After that, he realized that walking long distances daily would not be the best way, as he would not enjoy the trip as much, since he would start the hikes very early and arrive late at the planned places. After the tests, the conclusion was reached: the daily routes would be a maximum of 20 km, almost half of what was initially planned.
Other dilemmas arose even before the big day of the trip started. One of them was the desire to take time just for himself, a kind of “Gabbatical Year” with a lot of adventure and determination. He also thought about the possibility of taking other long walks. Facing a 90-day journey starting in Italy, passing through the Alps, entering Switzerland, cutting through the France and then do Spain and end in Portugal? He estimated that it would be about 2,600 km in 90 days. With little vacation time at his old job, another important decision was to give up his fixed and stable job for good in order to enjoy this great experience.
With another itinerary in mind as a second option, and this time with an option to head east, he gathered all his determination to prepare for the trip. He left in March 2017 for Europe, starting in Italy and ending in Turkey. In all, the first leg of the trip lasted 20 days, covering 420 km. After the first achievement, he switched from walking to a bicycle, but a few days later he regretted it.
“I still get criticized for the way I manage my life, but I always ask myself: what do I want to have in the end? Do I want to collect the wills I didn't live out of or do I want to reach the end of life knowing that I lived what I wanted to live? Yes, that for me is being a successful person”, he says in his account made in a Facebook group.
He returned to Brazil after a personal unforeseen event, but it didn't last 2 months until the desire to continue walking came back strong. This time he took a direct plane to Turkey, starting the second leg of the trip at his last destination on the route. The day he walked the most was 62 km, during a trip through Romania. At the time of this account Matthias was in Mongolia, but his plans do not stop there. The traveler has 13 more countries in mind to follow, within an estimated period of 7 or 9 months to complete. Did you like this experience? Follow more about this trip through the page Wanderer.
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