Cycling in Georgia.

Pelotome –
around Georgia on a bicycle.

~ Around The World on a Bicycle, Thomas Stevens (1888).

My Life and Times

by Jerome K. Jerome

From £4,75

June 1886 – Published 1888.

Around the World on a Bicycle.

“From Teheran to Yokohama” was the second illustrated volume of Tom Steven’s pioneering ride around the globe and covers the second half of his journey on a fifty-inch Pope “Columbia” high-wheeler, from Persia to Japan.

Arriving in Tibilsi on a train from Baku, Azerbaijan, after being refused passage through Afghanistan, he spends a day in the “both pleasant and interesting” “old Georgian capital, visiting “the hot sulphur baths” and attending a masquerade ball. before catching the train to Batumi, where he spends a “pleasant day”.

Enthusing in detail about the “beautiful” scenery between the two cities, and “sublime loveliness of this Caucasian Switzerland,” he then leaves on a French Black Sea steamer to Constantinople (Istanbul) for his much diverted onward journey towards India.

  • By Thomas Stevens.
  • Published by Sampson, Lowe, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London.


“East of Tiflis [Tbilisi], the Caucasus Railway may, roughly speaking, be said to traverse the dreary wastes of an Asiatic country; west of it, to wind around among the green hills and forest-clad heights of Europe’s southeastern extremity.

Lovelier and more beautifully green grows the country, and more interesting, too, grow the people and the towns, as our train speeds westward toward Batoum [Batumi] and the Black Sea coast.”

~ Around The World on a Bicycle, Thomas Stevens (1888).

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