Petar Rikic

Petar Rikic was born and raised in Croatia but spent much of his youth travelling throughout the India–Nepal Himalaya with his father. Once he completed high school, Petar decided to continue his education through worldwide travel, in what he describes simply as “the Study of Life.” Part of his “adult education” was to ride his motorcycle 10,000 kilometres to the northernmost point in Europe: Nordkapp, Norway. And in 2009, at age 19, he became the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the globe on a motorcycle, an odyssey of nearly 40,000 kilometres. Since 2011 he has been engaged on a Pan-American expedition, travelling from Tierra del Fuego province in Argentina to the northernmost point of Alaska, USA, and has covered more than 100,000 kilometres by motorcycle and other modes of transportation along the way. Petar is currently living somewhere in South America, spending long periods of time in native Amazonian communities, advocating for indigenous rights and supporting various environmental protection projects. His next book will detail these newest adventures.