To raise $10 million for leaders of positive change by circumnavigating the planet without a motor.


Markus is traveling in one consecutive journey around the world by as many motor less means as possible, including rowing, swimming, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, sailing, running, biking, skiing, skateboarding, velomobiling, walking backwards, and pogosticking. Friends and fellow adventurers will join for support throughout the journey and help to create change through communication, education, and entertainment. Each leg of the route will be in partnership with a local social or environmental organization in order to build the movement towards a wiser earth.

The journey is expected to take about five years with weather and political situations largely influencing the route and timing. Markus is not planning on breaking any records, but he will likely create new ones. We are committed to building Routes of Change into a powerful force of change to create a better future for generations to come.

It is time to change, Routes of Change.