The Travellers Club "Crotos"
is a non-profit organisation. Its main statutory goal is to promote
cycling. All CROTO-expeditions are based on the same CROTO-rules that
make the expeditions so much different from the trips organized by
The beginning of the association goes back
to year 1998 with the start of The Great Millennium Peace Ride
(1998-2000) . Under the auspices of UNESCO, the expedition took nearly
2 years and its route lead through North and South America, West
Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia. It was in Argentina where its
participants were named "crotos", which in Spanish means "wanderers".
Also, it gave rise to so-called "Croto - philosophy" of travelling.