Long Way Round

Episode Guide

Episode Guide


Series 1 · Episode 1

We are introduced to Ewan McGregor, movie star, and then Ewan and Charley’s friendship stemming from Serpent’s Kiss, and the birth of the idea to ride around the world.


Series 1 · Episode 2

Prior to riding up to Scotland and a visit to Ewan’s parents, we hear Ewan’s thoughts on leaving his family. In turn his mother and grandmother air their feelings about the trip. In a later visit with Charley’s family his wife, Olly, daughters and parents all give their views on his adventure.


Series 1 · Episode 3

Ewan and Charley are finally on the road. First stop is Prague. Ewan and Charley enjoy playing the tourist: having a caricature done, seeing the sights and visiting the Church of Bones at Kutna Hora.


Series 1 · Episode 4

Ewan and Charley are on the road to Kazakhstan. They notice how both the terrain and people have changed. At the border they are met by a welcoming committee. Almost immediately they encounter horrible roads they’ve been dreading.


Series 1 · Episode 5

Cutting through part of Russia en route to Mongolia, Ewan and Charley are happy to be on tarmac roads all the way up to Barnaul. The stunning landscape of the Altai region (mountain passes and lush valleys) is a pleasant surprise to Ewan and Charley. After a freezing skinny dip in a stream and a night’s camping and they ride to the Mongolian border.


Series 1 · Episode 6

Ewan and Charley decide to push on, as planned, and not take the short cut through Russia.


Series 1 · Episode 7

We join up with Ewan and Charley, who are driving on the Road of Bones, which was given its name due to the countless men who died building and maintaining the roads during the Soviet regime (due to the frost, men were simply buried under the road; hence, the name Road of Bones).


Series 1 · Episode 8

Ewan and Charley arrive in Alaska. They watch in horror as their bikes are not so gently unloaded off the plane. Unsurprisingly when they go to pick them up find they are damaged from being flown on their sides for the whole journey. Ewan is very upset.


Series 1 · Episode 9

On the way to Calgary, Ewan nearly loses his life. A teenager hits him from behind, going about 50 miles an hour, causing Ewan’s bike to rise up and wobble uncontrollably.


Series 1 · Episode 10

A retrospective of Ewan and Charley’s epic round the world journey with exclusive interviews a year on with everyone who was involved in Long Way Round.