Kayden Kleinhans

Solo Adventurer, Filmmaker & Environmental Activist

Global Wheeling TV Series

"Global Wheeling" airing now in the US on OUTSIDE TV

Guest Speaker

Expect epic travel tales, inspirational messages & humour

Voluntour with Kayden

Join Kayden for an immersive, community driven, eco- adventure

Tough and Challenging

From the Sahara desert to the peaks of the Andes and the jungles of Borneo

Festival Greening

Where eco – adventure, charity and partying merge

Unsupported Across the Globe

Explorer of some of the most beautiful, volatile and remote parts of the world

Environmental Activist

Advocating the bicycle & converting carbon free kilometers into trees

About Global Wheeling

With over 62 000 carbon free kilometers around the globe on pedal power, Adventurer & Filmmaker, Kayden Kleinhans has been raising awareness about pressing environmental issues and our over reliance on fossil fuels for over a decade now. Through his passion for conservation and the environment, Kayden has planted thousands of trees in South Africa through his charity the Global Wheeling Foundation in a bid to give back to the very source that inspires him so much. It’s this drive and passion for nature that has seen him reach the worlds most amazing natural wonders across six continents on human steam alone. Pushing the boundaries physically and mentally through some of the most challenging environments the world has to offer, from the likes of the Sahara Desert, war torn Ivory Coast, Death Valley and the Andes solo and unsupported. Follow Kayden’s expeditions in his two self filmed television series as seen on Outside TV and Discovery; Global Wheeling – “Indian Odyssey”  and  This is “Global Wheeling”.

Interesting Information

To circumnavigate the globe at it’s widest point is 44 000 kilometers, Kayden is now  18 000 kilometers into his second revolution.

We’ve saved nearly 10 tonnes of carbon from being emitted into the atmosphere by traveling the globe purely on human energy.

The latest 8000 kilometer expedition across the subcontinent finished in the snow capped mountain passes of the Indian Himalayas and was self shot using two cameras and a drone.

Kayden’s first season of the self shot television series Global Wheeling “The Americas” was nominated for a SAFTA for “Best Reality TV Show”

Global Wheeling has been nominated 5 times for environmental accolades across various categories including Climate Change, Transport & EcoWarrior since its launch in 2010.


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hikeComing soon! Two week, volunteer based, micro expeditions through the Western Cape of South Africa. Join Kayden, as he self guides small groups of volunteers through the very same backyard that inspired him to cycle around the world. These 250 kilometer conservation cruises are designed to inspire people to reconnect with nature, local communities and learn the importance of looking after the environment. The eco adventure tours will be completed on human steam, traveling by bicycle and foot through some of the most beautiful reserves, parks and landscapes the continent has to offer.

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treeAn immersive, charity driven travel experience offers festival organizers a carbon offset initiative to their event by taking a small select group of budding eco warriors and adventurers on a multiday camping, cycling, hiking and kayaking experience.

This carbon zero pilgrimage to the event with film crew, support vehicle, chef and award winning environmental activist Kayden Kleinhans is pioneering a new way of travel and connection to the land we party on.

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mountainKayden outlines his transition to bike advocate and highlights the ability to cross continents carrying all his worldly possessions by pedal power alone. He shares tales of digging deep, staying the course and seeing the good in a bad situation. His passion for travel and the environment shines through in his talks. Expect epic travel stories from every corner of the globe as he touches on how his life has been transformed by the unique experiences he’s had, the natural wonders that have inspired him and the people that have humbled him.

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