Adrenaline junkies may want to check out Mad Dog: a Hong Kong-based adventure company that organizes inter-country biking trips all over the region.
The company was founded by Humphrey Wilson, an auditor-turned-cycler-extraordinaire, who moved to Hong Kong in an unconventional way: via a 17,692-kilometer bike ride across Europe and Asia.
“That’s the idea behind Mad Dogs—you don’t need a whole year to complete a massive achievement,” says Humphrey. The programs are set up to accommodate both beginner and advanced cyclists.
“You’ll tend to find that people don’t really want to rush through it—they want to take in the landscapes and culture along the way,” he adds.
The trips go all over Asia. They’ve biked from Hanoi to Bangkok, through Tajikistan, and all over Japan. Even if you’re a newbie, you can do one of the shorter trips — but it obviously helps if you have a bit of experience, or at least a penchant for cycling.