Stefano Cucca – the Sardinian man who left his home to bicycle around the world

On June 8th, 2013, 34-year-old Stefano Cucca left his home in Sorso, Sardinia to bicycle around the world to promote sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyles. Thus far, Stefano has ridden 30,000 kilometers and he hasn’t left Sardinia, yet.

The idea for this project came to him on one of his many voyages across the globe. He was in Australia in 2010 when the idea came forth and it took him three years to finally hop on his bicycle to make his Green Dream come true.

The name of this adventurous project is called – Rumundu.

What exactly does rumundu mean? Here’s a little snippet from Stefano’s website

The name Rumundu was coined by my grandmother. One day when I got back from one of my many trips she asked me, with her infinite wisdom, “ma tu sei sempri in giro pà ru mundu?”. In Sardinian dialect this means “are you always traveling around the world?” And so Rumundu was born!
The word Rumundu evokes concepts deeply tied to the earth, calling forth ancestral voices and leading to imagery that only nature can give us.”

Stefano is in search of stories from diverse people all over the world that choose to live eco-friendly, to large corporate companies and their responsibilities on planet earth. He will share his stories with the world with the hope of making a better future for generations to come.

Would you like to collaborate with Stefano or put him up for a night?

His amazing itinerary is as follows: Italy > Northern Europe > Iceland > Canada > USA > Japan > China > The Pacific islands >
New Zealand > Australia > Madagascar > South Africa > The Middle East > Eastern Europe > Italy.

Click here to find out how you can help support Stefano while he is on the road.

To find out more about this project please visit the following links:

Rumundu – Dream Green
Rumundu on Facebook


I for one will be following along on Stefano’s voyage, will you?

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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9 Responses to Stefano Cucca – the Sardinian man who left his home to bicycle around the world

  1. Pecora Nera says:

    Re posted, good luck to him.

  2. Pecora Nera says:

    Reblogged this on Englishman in Italy and commented:
    Even a mad Englishman would not attempt the following. Re Blogged from Jennifer in Sardinia

  3. colonialist says:

    Talk about an unsettled lifestyle! I hope security has improved a lot by the time he reaches South Africa – or he mounts a cannon on the handlebars!

  4. Rosemarie says:

    Sounds exciting, what a trip he has to look forward to, and all of the adventures to come! Stefano safe travels! Amazing! I love what his Grandmother told him!

  5. brit_it says:

    Reblogged this on Italy for beginners and commented:
    good luck Stefano!

  6. aliciasunday says:

    Look forward to some interesting stories and hope he manages to fit in Portugal along the way! This planet certainly needs some saving.

  7. The Hook says:

    An amazing share.
    Thanks, Jennifer!

  8. farfalle1 says:

    Wrote him with an invite to stay over. Last year we had a guest who is walking from Netherlands to Jerusalem, really interesting fellow. You can read about his journey here:

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