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Pavlin Zhelev Reveals Next Destination for RTW Adventure

Pavlin Zhelev - RTW Adventure Rider

Pavlin Zhelev's World Adventure Riding Mission

Round-the-World (RTW) adventure rider, Pavlin Zhelev, says it like it is. Unscripted, direct and refreshingly humorous, his videos are forthcoming with realistic advice and reflections of his adventures. He releases a prolific amount of engaging content on a wide range of social media platforms from his Motorcycle Adventures Facebook page to his Motorcycle Adventures YouTube channel. He has also authored several books about his adventure riding experiences.

Pavlin is proof that you don’t need to spend lots of money on flash equipment or have immaculately polished content in order to amass a loyal following as you adventure ride your way around the world! The unmitigated joy of riding a motorcycle combined with a desire to visit every country in the world – and that’s a staggering 195 of them – is all Pavlin needs. He says the mission has changed him for good, “I am a completely different, I would say a better person now. To start riding was one the best decisions in my life!”

This is one of those moments when you realize that the weight always matters! Karakum desert, Turkmenistan. - Pavlin

Adventure Spirit Inspired by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman

"My name is Pavlin Zhelev. I am Bulgarian, work and live in Berlin, Germany at the moment. I am just an ordinary guy. Yes, I am your average guy who wants to change his routine existence by setting out and pursuing a dream, entering a new world, a world so different, so unknown and waiting to be explored. About fifteen years ago I decided that I had to see the world and I had no intention of delaying any longer

My first bike I bought many years ago and when I was 15 years old. It was 50cc East German brand Simson. Since then I changed many bikes. The bug for adventure riding I had from Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and the famous trip ‘Long Way Round.’"

Nakeela pass, Ladakh, Nort actually I am with flat tire from 2 hours. - Pavlin
Somewhere around Ladakh, North India... - Pavlin
Rothang pass, Ladakh, North India. It is only 3978m (13051f), but the conditions were really bad. Because of land sliding the main pass was diverted to the old road. - Pavlin
Somewhere around Bengal Bay on one very 'interesting' boat.. I felt myself like illegal immigrant from ... What an adventure... - Pavlin

Pavlin Zhelev Reveals Next Destination for RTW Adventure

"My favorite trip was around Central Asia. I would like to do it again, but this time I will spend more time there.

My next long adventure trip is after two months – Australia and New Zealand. The long term is to visit each one of 195 countries around the world and I won’t stop until complete my goal".



He’s in for an incredible experience in both countries, especially New Zealand of course, where we have an incredible number of easily accessible and beautiful adventure routes available.

I've been following Pavlin's videos for a little while now and enjoy his down-to-earth perspective and straight-talk. I'm really looking forward to hearing about his time in Australia and hearing what he thinks of New Zealand - with any luck, perhaps this will be in person!

Author of this article: Casper