August 1996 – August 1997
No. of Days
Countries Visited
Distance travelled
50,000 miles


Full Circle was the longest of Michael's TV journeys. For almost a year, he travelled to some of the most politically volatile and physically demanding places on Earth. Active volcanoes, deserts, crossing the snow-capped Andes, and sailing through the mighty gorges of the Yangtse. Enjoy our selection of highlights from Michael’s journey.


Follow Michael's route from Full Circle with our immersive and interactive map.


Full Circle was an amazing experience and here’s a feast of fine photographs to remember it by.

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Full Circle

Read Michael’s account of his epic journey through 18 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. A spectacular journey of contrasts, drama and beauty.