Long Way Round
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Long Way Round

2004, Society  -   22 Comments
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Ratings: 7.15/10 from 27 users.

Long Way RoundLong Way Round is a documentary television series documenting the journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York on motorcycles.

They traveled eastwards through Europe and Asia, flew to Alaska and continued by road from there to New York. In 2004 Ewan and Charley embarked on an epic Long Way Round challenge, to bike 20,000-miles, cross 12 countries and 19 time zones in just 115 days.

Riding their BMW GS R1200s, they crossed Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia to ride the Road of Bones through Siberia, over to Alaska, through Canada, North America and finished in New York.

The Long Way Round journey would challenge their view of the world and also test their physical endurance. Ewan and Charley also helped to raise awareness for the vital UNICEF projects they visited along the way.

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Ken
Ken
2 years ago

Great scenery! Just a couple of observations.....There was no stopping at a gas station or a place to charge the electric bikes! One of the bikes was a 1200 Sportster! How many other bikes on this trip?

Greg_Mc
Greg_Mc
12 years ago

Just have the 4 or 5 recap parts to watch.

This is for anyone who hasn't watched this yet and are looking at the 7 hours and 21 minutes running time and thinking forget it that is just to long of a video for me to get involved in. It is worth every second of it's running time I found it an absolutely fantastic doc, I actually wish it had been longer I enjoyed it so much. Yes people are going to knit pick at things in the comment section, nothing is perfect and people who have knowledge or just a strong opinion on whatever it is they are commenting on are going to point out things that may be wrong (like the guy who made the very valid point of what he said was probably an editing error concerning the order in which they showed them visiting a few places in Slovakia and how it wouldnt have been done in that order. Not that he was complaining about it he was just pointing out something about when they were in his country they edited wrong and really only a native Slovakian, and a proud one at that from what I could tell, would have probably known this and personally I had no issue with it being pointed out in fact I am glad he did) but really in the end it doesn't matter (not to say people are wrong or anything for pointing things out or voicing their opinion because that is what the comment section is for) it was just a very enjoyable doc to watch and Charlie and Ewan as I said in a previous comment seem like really nice guys who were clearly having the time of their lives during this adventure, even if or possibly in part because of the fact they had to face some adversity, and that to me came out while watching this. So anyway all I am trying to say is that I thought this was a fantastic doc.

Greg_Mc
Greg_Mc
12 years ago

I am at part 7-1 and I cannot stop watching, well I can at times lol I havent watched it all in one sitting been a few days at it. I dont get some people saying it isnt real or whatever because they have a support group, WTF, to start off with it is friggin Ewan McGregor he has a support group to wipe his ass and is worth to much money to too many people for him to go without the safety net of the support group ( a support group that nearly got killed at one point). Also it is a TV show yes but mostly he and Charlie (who I never heard of before this but I will look for some films he is in) have families at home they want to get back to and support group or not it Mongolia alone was brutal for them to get through and a really cool country that I am glad I got to see on this because no way I am ever going there myself lol. Seeing some of the kids that unicef helps was heartbreaking and a donation to them will be coming from me very soon. Never gave Ewan McGregor a second thought before (not a star wars fan), he is a good actor but I never watched a movie because he was in it. On a personal note I find both Ewan and Charlie to be very likeable normal guy's (although if they had a part where they acted like jerks I am sure it would have been edited out) plus until a falling out a while back I was good friends with a pretty famous Scottish actor and Ewan reminds me of him and that they are all just normal people for the most part so that may be part of the reason he seems so likeable. Anyway enough yapping I want to watch a bit more

D4V1D LVPT4´K
D4V1D LVPT4´K
12 years ago

Great trip, great endeavor, cool ride!! Though there are some minor (probably) editing mistakes in the succession of places the guys went through - e.g. passing Slovakia they first visited a WWII memorial with old Russian tanks that is placed in the far East of Slovakia near to the Ukrainian border but then arriving at the fairy tale-like castle of Bojnice which is in central Slovakia... to get it in the order shown they would have had to take quite a big detour;-) Nevertheless I'm happy they liked the passage through my home country with its' rough natural beauty reminding Ewan McGregor of his native Scotland...true, true!-)

ulickmcgee
ulickmcgee
12 years ago

Frankly I would rather watch wallace and gromit there adventures are much more exciting.

Cale Grant
Cale Grant
12 years ago

So much hate for these guys, why? Two friends who genuinely love riding their bikes together...so what if they have the money to make it that much easier. Anyone who rides would respect what they did, because no matter how "easy" it was....it was their ass on the saddle for 32,000km which is more than can be said for most people who'll ever hop on a bike.

Diane Salas
Diane Salas
12 years ago

I liked this, and the other one Long Way Down (where they go down through Africa). Yes, its unrealistic because they have a huge support group, but its fun to watch. Its interesting to watch how they start off happy, and midway they begin to wonder if they hadnt made a huge mistake.
@Muhammad It was being shot for a tv show, how realistic did you want? Watch it for what it is, good tv.

Muhammad Shoaib Ali
Muhammad Shoaib Ali
12 years ago

I dont like this docum only because its unrealistic. A normal person (who isnt a celeb) would face tons of problems doing this.

So in my book...an unrealistic travel by celebs.

His Forever
His Forever
12 years ago

Oh! It's the Star Wars Guy! Cool. It would be so fun to ride around the world with a Jedi Knight! Young Obiwan Kanobi I think.

Irishkev
Irishkev
12 years ago

Harleys: Ride the chrome-never get home, Japanese power-home in an hour.

Achems_Razor
Achems_Razor
12 years ago

7 hours?? not in this lifetime, a science doc though...

Different if it was bicycles, or walked even, stuff like that, but riding motorcycles with a support group??

alsberg
alsberg
12 years ago

These guys are literally too stupid to fill a tank without spraying fuel into their laser-corrected eyes.

Irishkev
Irishkev
12 years ago

Anybody who fancies a real motorcycle adventure, ride the Leh-Manali Highway. But you won't have a support jeep behind you like these nancy boys!

bogdanvladimir
bogdanvladimir
12 years ago

7 hours?!!??...and wanted to work, now I can't cause I have to watch this!Daaaamn you TDF!

Crab_Nebula
Crab_Nebula
12 years ago

Neil Peart, the drummer for Rush does similar bike journeys, on similar Bike's. Would like to see those in a doc like this! read one of his books like "Ghost Rider" if you like this. Roll the Bones!

Alester Chan
Alester Chan
12 years ago

7 hours! COOL!