In this highly entertaining and fast-paced travel book, fellow film actors and bike enthusiasts Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel 20,000 miles around the world by motorbike, setting each other challenges on the way, from learning Kung Fu in ...
China, to flying a MiG jet in Russia. They also take intensive training courses in preparation for the trip, including bike maintenance, self-defence and survival techniques (with Ray Mears). Whilst throwing themselves enthusiastically into the culture of each new country - from Alaska to Mongolia, from Canada to Kazakhstan - the two friends also have to rely on each other, testing their friendship and their stamina to the limits. Long Way Round is the action-packed and fascinating account of the trip and a true portrait of friendship in extremis - as irreverent, engaging and articulate as Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman themselves.