Tour of a lifetime: Pavel Suchý rode his motorcycle “Dingo” all the way across Australia. Seen in the group portrait picture is the extreme biker next to
experts from DB Schenker in Slovakia and the Czech Republic who played a vital role in handling
the complex logistics behind the tour
Pavel Suchý / DB Schenker
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way” – a motto shared by the extreme biker Pavel Suchý and DB Schenker. The Czech has just completed a three-month ride across Australia on his motorbike “Dingo”. The distance covered in the saddle was 28,000 kilometers. DB Schenker handled the transport of “Dingo”. A special achievement in this context was the trouble-free compliance with the complex transport and customs regulations.
“Compared with the process of shipping a motorbike, crossing an entire continent was a walk in the park,” said Suchý after the successful completion of his trip in mid-March. At the time, the “Dingo” made its way back to Europe under the auspices of DB Schenker: first by ship to Hamburg, and then to the Czech Republic over land.
The motorcycle adventurer and DB Schenker have already been working together since 2014. Back then the logistics specialists assisted the Czech biker on a trip around the world. That journey covered almost 50,000 kilometers and took him through 21 countries – on a Jawa 350/634 motorcycle that was over 30 years old. It was a project that almost came to a premature end in South Korea: the local shippers failed to meet the strict formal requirements for sending the Jawa motorcycle to the United States. That was when DB Schenker’s international experience in handling special transports came to the rescue, making it possible to solve the problem.
This year’s Australia trip was the tour of a lifetime for Pavel Suchý, who also writes a popular travel blog: after his return from his round-the-world trip, the Czech was diagnosed with cancer. But Suchý managed to beat his illness. “I have been given the gift of a little bit more time. I want to use that time to make other plans become reality.” The next destinations on Suchý’s list are China and Africa.