OutDoor by ISPO 2019/07/04/2019

Radu Paltineanu is "Europe's Adventurer of the Year 2018"

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Three years on the road. Thousands of miles from home, all on his own. In 2018 Radu Paltineanu finished the greatest adventure of his life. He rode the longest road in the world, the Panamericana from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego - by bike!

Auf der OutDoor by ISPO wurde Radu Paltineanu als „Europas Abenteurer des Jahres 2018“ ausgezeichnet.
At OutDoor by ISPO, Radu Paltineanu was named "Europe's Adventurer of the Year 2018".

Radu Paltineanu was the first Romanian to complete the tour over 34,554 km from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. He rode three years, two months and 18 days on the Panamericana, the longest road in the world.

Originally he had only estimated nine months for the tour. On his way, he crossed more than a dozen national borders, climbed several thousand meters in altitude and crossed almost every climate zone on earth before finally reaching Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego on 22 October 2018.

From Alaska to Patagonia by Bike

The self-proclaimed Ciclotrotter Paltineanu had driven long distance tours alone before in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Central Asia. But nothing compared to the Panamericana. So much could have gone wrong. But Radu Paltineanu mastered his personal adventure with his unbridled optimism. In the end, his perseverance paid off.

Awarded as "Adventurer of the Year" at OutDoor by ISPO

For this unparalleled trip, Radu Paltineanu received the "Adventurer of the Year" award at OutDoor by ISPO. Paltineanu had come personally to Munich and accepted the award in the Adventure Tourism & Travel Hub in Hall B6 from Matthias Aßmann, Owner Mandel/Adventure Academy.

When asked what his next adventure would be, the freshly chosen winner had no clear answer. Maybe he'll be crossing Greenland on skis next. If that's all...

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