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Iranian woman Poupeh Mahdavinader to travel around the world by bike



A solitary journey around the world via 10 countries: Starting with Italy, France, England, The United States, Japan , New Zealand, China, India, Oman, Saudi Arabia and ending in Iran.

Poupeh on cover of Zaman magazine in Iran

The journey will start in early April 2003 and will end in March of 2004 after performing the hajj ritual in Saudi Arabia.

The march shall be on bicycle from Tehran to the United States and the rest of the march (covering the time table) shall be on foot.

I shall climb the summits of four mountains in France (Mone Blant 4810m), the United States (Hawaii-Maonaca 4201m), Japan (Fujiyama 3776), and New Zealand (Montkook 3764) Having photo exhibitions of my trips to the countries on my route and communicating with people around the world are among my objectives on this trip.

Main Goals

1- Gathering support and raising funds for orphaned children and the needy.

2- Communicating with the women, girls and youth in the countries to be visited and bringing their message to the women, girls and youth in Iran.

3- Observing the manifestations of God in nature.

Journey's Motto: In the name of love, friendship and global peace

Poupeh's letter from Rome, Italy

Dear friends salam,

I read the news on Payvand. I'm sending a photo of mine near Coliseum. On Tuesday, April 15 at 11am, I will start from Vatican towards Florence, God Willing.

You can visit my web site at:

God be with you, Poupeh

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