Seven Wanders

Read the full Travels with Willie column in the July 2017 issue of Adventure Cyclist (members only).

If I asked you to list the Seven Wonders of the World, would you be able to do it?

You might first ask, “Which Seven Wonders?” There are many lists: the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the Natural World, the Underwater World, and so on. 

No matter what answers you listed, even after narrowing down which Seven Wonders, someone would disagree with you. 

I have a much more important question to pose to you. Your answers are guaranteed to be 100 percent correct, and those answers just might change your life. 

What are the Seven WANDERS of YOUR World?

Spend some time dreaming, and then get out a piece of paper and write seven bike trips you’d like to take. Your list can include short weekenders, summer-long country-crossing journeys, or epic multiyear bucket-list extravaganzas. They can be as general as a country you want to visit or as specific as a GPS route. They can be practical. They can be seemingly impossible. It’s your list — the only mistake you can make is not writing it down.

Download this simple PDF template, fill it out and then attach it to your refrigerator with your favorite bike-related magnet!

Illustration by Dongyun Lee