This 10-part one-hour series is a gripping, no-holds-barred account of an epic round the world motorcycle journey taken on by Hollywood star Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge, Star Wars) and actor Charley Boorman (Deliverance, Excalibur, Emerald Forest).
Long Way Round follows the expedition through nine months of planning and throughout the three-month trip which took Ewan, Charley and a cameraman from London through some of the most beautiful, and at times dangerous, terrain the world has to offer. Crossing over into mainland Europe, they rode through France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, Alaska, Canada before arriving 115 days later at their final destination, New York City, USA.
Along the way the intrepid pair encountered Kalashnikov-toting gangsters and extreme cuisine, survived numerous motorised scrapes often whilst traversing non existent roads days form the nearest hospital and found themselves alarmingly close to a hungry grizzly bear.
The series brings to life the emotions and difficulties and explains the motivation behind the planning of the trip. We see the choice of motorcycles, the need to raise money and the trip preparation against what was a ridiculously tight deadline.
With cameras attached to their crash helmets and mounted on their motorcycles, Ewan and Charley captured the vast scale and excitement of the venture. Intimate and honest video diaries reveal how they overcame atrocious weather, motorcycle crashes, mosquito attacks, disputes at border crossings, disputes with each other, not to mention the dangerous off-road terrain.... Read more.