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Andreu Mateu

Andreu Mateu


Spanish explorer Andreu Mateu rose to international fame in 1992 when he decided to relinquish everything and travel to the most remote places on earth using every conceivable means of transportation known to man. He named his journey The Transcovery Project.

At the time, he was working at the Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in New York, and had achieved his academic goals: a degree in Economics and an M.B.A.

To raise the necessary funds to launch this new ambitious adventure, Andreu sold all of his worldly possessions and conscious that team work is secret behind ordinary people achieving extraordinary results, Andreu put together an international expedition support team to advise him and provide the necessary supplies and equipment required to carry out his mission.

On 11 August 1992, Andreu Mateu strapped on a pair of in-line skates and departed from Spain to begin his unique adventure.

Whilst pursuing his dream across the globe, Andreu swam the Straits of Gibraltar, sailed solo across the Atlantic Ocean in a 30 foot boat, crossed Europe by motorcycle, jumped from an airplane at 12,500 feet and traversed the entire length of Africa by motorbike. His gruelling travels involved everything from balloons to canoes, horses to elephants, helicopters to jeeps throughout all 7 continents. He conquered numerous challenges during his three year expedition that took him to 120 countries, using more than 131 different means of transportation.

Andreu is now rising in prominence as one of Europe’s leading motivational and inspirational speakers. His speeches are full of anecdotes from his adventures which not only entertain but help to inspire audiences to achieve the enormous potential they have hidden within themselves. Andreu has the charisma to hold the audience, visually his presentations are spectacular with video footage of his travels.

He has appeared in many TV shows in Europe and the USA and is author of 2 books. He has also lectured widely and now travels extensively in Europe with his remarkable experiences. He also runs the Barcelona-based Dreams & Adventures, an outdoor activity company.


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