The trip will start at Edelweiss’ company headquarters in Mieming, Austria, on November 14, 2010. The first five-week leg departs for Paris, France, then south into Africa and Dakar, Senegal, even crossing the Sahara Desert via paved roads. The second stint commences after flying across the South Atlantic to Buenos Aires, Argentina. A nine-week journey crosses South America, stopping in Bogota, Colombia, before departing on another five-week section that crosses Central America, the Panama Canal and then heads through Mexico on the way to Los Angeles, California. After flying across the Pacific Ocean, riders sprint 7000 miles across Australia in four weeks. The final and largest stretch starts in Beijing, China, crossing Asia from east to west and then through Eastern Europe before returning to Mieming on July 20, 2011.