Why Cycling Africa will change your life “Now I finally understand gratefulness”

Mikkel Dal Hende


I am just happy he died doing what he loved

Mikkel Dal Hende, a Danish adventurer, embarked on a transformative journey during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, cycling from Copenhagen to Cape Town alongside his best friend, Torbjørn. This epic adventure left an indelible mark on Mikkel's life, fostering a spirit of exploration and camaraderie. And gave him an entirely new understanding of gratefulness.

However, tragedy struck in 2022 when Torbjørn lost his life in a heartbreaking incident—an explosion from a roadside bomb while cycling in Iraq. Despite this devastating loss, Mikkel's adventurous spirit endured, determined to honor his friend's memory. The journey became a poignant testament to resilience, as Mikkel forged ahead, navigating the road of life with the weight of grief, forever changed by the highs and lows of his extraordinary adventures.

Mikkel Dal Hende has been guests on our Podcast "Art of Adventuring"

About Mikkel

Mikkel is a Danish bike-packing adventurer, who amongst other routes cycled from Copenhagen to Cape Town.

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