About Pangea – cycling on life’s origin
Cycling Pangea offers “real-time culture on the bike”, and supports educational initiatives, sports and eco-cultural tourism. By biking around the world, the overall goal is to retrace the human migration path from the origins of life to the most recent advanced societies, following the most significant references on the Earth longitude line.
Cycling Pangea is more than a simple bike tour around the globe. The tour starts in Africa at the place where the earliest humans lived. The bike tour runs along lines of longitude between the South and the North poles. The itinerary begins in Cape Town, South Africa, in a South to North direction through Africa, Jordan, Turkey and the Balkan states. After crossing the Alps, it passes through Europe toward Scandinavia up to the Arctic area. It then continues on the American continent from Alaska to the Deep South, and the adventure ends with the crossing from Punta Arenas, in Chile, to the Antarctic. Cyclist and globetrotter Alessandro Da Lio has always been fascinated by the history of mankind, and so along the journey he follows, as much as possible, the paths of major human migrations, starting from the footsteps of the earliest humans who traveled from Africa into Europe.
Supported by scholars that enrich and provide for the scientific basis of the project, Da Lio becomes a “witness of life and contemporary cultures” in different regions of the world. The project addressed a variety of topics:
– The reasons for past and today’s migration,
– Flora and fauna in different climate zones,
– Ecological and anthropological diversity,
– The culture and the customs of the peoples along the trail (through and among borders, language diversity, religions, different types of transportation, communication styles, etc.).
The “Pangea Cycling on Life’s Origin” is an experiment which invites anyone would who like to participate to do so by joining any part of the tour on a bicycle, or by meeting and exchanging views with Alessandro Da Lio at the different points along the route, or just by following and interacting through the Pangea website.
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