The Long Way Round is a 2004 TV documentary series in which Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman travel 19,000 miles (30,000 km) on motorbikes from London to New York.

The Long Way Round is a 2004 British-American TV documentary series in which Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman travel 19,000 miles (30,000 km) on motorbikes from London to New York.

McGregor and Boorman take the so-called “long way round” because they want to see as much of the world as possible. They also wanted to find out what life was like in countries that weren’t as prosperous as their home country.

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s documentary is one of the most entertaining biking trip movies of recent times. The duo hop on beautiful new BMW tourers and set off on their trip — from London to New York City, the long way around. They travel across the English channel to Europe, then to central Asia, Russia, across the Pacific ocean, Alaska, and then across the heart of America to the finish line. The documentary does well to highlight the challengers which even experienced riders face when they leave the comfort zone of the first world.