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Ayacucho to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Peru

PERU | Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | Views [6287]

Ayacucho to Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas 12/6/10 to 29/6/10        606 km (total 24200 km) Link to Picasa gallery When we rode out of Ayacucho we knew we had a huge task ahead of us to reach Cusco on this notoriously difficult ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, peru

Cuenca to the Peruvian border

ECUADOR | Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | Views [4132] | Comments [2]

20/2/10 - 6/3/10  25km hiking and 419km biking (total 21352 km) Cajas National Park is a high paramo wonderland of stunning lakes, black rocky peaks, glacial valleys, waterfalls, golden grassy vegetation, amazing alpine flora, wildlife ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, cycling companions, ecuador, hiking

Medellin to San Agustin, Colombia

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | Views [7616] | Comments [3]

Medellin to San Agustin 2/12/09 to 27/12/09 892 km (total km 19623) Since it had been nearly 10000 km since our last major service on the bikes (besides oil changes for the Rohloff hubs and new brake pads which we have done on the road), ... Read more >

Tags: casa de ciclista, colombia, cycling, paramo

Cartagena to Medellin, Colombia

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | Views [6698] | Comments [8]

Cartagena to Medellin  710 km 19/11/09 to 29/11/09 (Total 18727km) Bienvenidos a Sudamerica After 18,017km on the north american continent and nearly a year and a half since riding out of Anchorage Alaska, we finally arrived ... Read more >

Tags: andes, columbia, cycling, fruit


PANAMA | Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | Views [3316] | Comments [1]

We left you at the small border crossing into Panama in Rio Sereno.  After getting our exit stamp for Costa Rica, we enter the Panamanian border crossing.  We are the only people here, except then for the migration official and three Panamanian ... Read more >

Tags: boat crossing, cycling, panama, stahlratte

Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | Views [2975] | Comments [1]

La Cruz to Rio Sereno 12/10/09 to 3/11/09 - 952 km (total km’s 17700) Costa Rica, Pura Vida One of the joys of bike touring is not always so much about the riding, but it’s about getting to out of the way places and experiencing nature.... Read more >

Tags: beach, costa rica, cycling, cycling friends, turtles, wildlife

Honduras and Diving Utila

HONDURAS | Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | Views [4657] | Comments [3]

For months we’ve been looking forward to diving on Utila. Utila is one of the Bay Islands, in the Caribbean Sea, off the northern coast of Honduras. Also for months we have had our doubts about cycling in Honduras, because of political instability ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, diving, honduras, utila

Flores to Punta Gorda

GUATEMALA | Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | Views [3396] | Comments [2]

Flores to Punta Gorda 26/8/09 - 6/9/09  545 km What kind of sound does a howler monkey make?... It’s 4am and we awoke to the sound of howler monkeys singing in chorus through the canopy of the jungle at the ruins of Tikal. It was a call ... Read more >

Tags: belize, caribbean sea, cycling, guatemala, tikal

Xela to Flores

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | Views [5832] | Comments [4]

9/8/09 - 20/8/09 Xela to Flores 445 km Well we did it, we finally left Xela after a few previous attempts to do so. It had been one of those places where no matter what you try to do, you may never leave. What started as a few weeks of Spanish ... Read more >

Tags: caves, cycling, guatemala, highlands

Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas

MEXICO | Saturday, 30 May 2009 | Views [4850] | Comments [3]

13/5/09 - 22/5/09  Oaxaca to San Cristobal   468 km Oaxaca is a great city to enjoy some downtime, relaxing with our cycling friends Martin and Susy, checking out Monte Alban, wandering the markets and artesanias, the leafy ‘zocalo’ and working ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, food, mexico, mountains, oaxaca, san cristobal, sickness

Guadalajara to Oaxaca

MEXICO | Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | Views [3229] | Comments [3]

13/4/09 - 7/5/09 Guadalajara to Oaxaca 1204 km The days in Guadalajara with Nobu, Hiro and Ken fly past. They are captivated by the city with its climbing wall, cinema and skate boarding and decide to stay longer, while we get back in the saddle, ... Read more >

Tags: cactus, cycling, desert, mexico, swine flu, volcanoes

Mazatlan to Guadalajara... lagoons, volcanoes, agave and tequila

MEXICO | Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Views [5395] | Comments [6]

30/3/09 - 7/4/09 Mazatlan to Guadalajara  534 km After nearly two months off the bike, we saddled up and rode out of warm and sticky Mazatlan where we had enjoyed a tranquil time with our amiga Chamely and her puppy ‘Blitz’. Mazatlan itself was ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, birds, boat trips, cycling, mexico, pacific coast, tequila, volcanoes, wildlife

Baja California Norte

MEXICO | Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | Views [6408] | Comments [5]

10/1/09 - 19/1/09 San Diego to Guerrero Negro 724km It is a fine and sunny day in San Diego, the chickens are scratching in the yard, ‘the Casita’ (our home for the past week) is cleaned and bikes are loaded into the back of Merle’s pick-up truck.... Read more >

Tags: cactus, cycling, dangers, desert, great people, mexico, traffic

Missoula to Jackson...Big Hole, pronghorn, Yellowstone and the Tetons

USA | Saturday, 11 Oct 2008 | Views [5459] | Comments [6]

With fresh inspiration for the journey ahead we followed the Trans-America trail south along the Bitteroot valley before crossing over a range to the east at Lost Trail Pass and into the Big Hole Valley. This was the same route the Adventure Cycling ... Read more >

Tags: big sky country, bison, cycling, cycling friends, national parks, pronghorn, thermal features, usa, wildlife, yellowstone

Banff to Missoula...the great north parks and big sky country

USA | Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | Views [6736]

After a chilly week tent bound with the flu in Banff, and spending time with friends, it was time for us to hit the road again with winter nipping at our heels and a lot of mountains between us and the desert country. As soon as we left Banff along ... Read more >

Tags: adventure cycling association, canada, cycling, cycling friends, hiking, montana, national parks, usa, wildlife

Alcan to the South East...cycling companions and bears

USA | Saturday, 12 Jul 2008 | Views [3513] | Comments [2]

It was a bit hard to leave Fairbanks. We had been welcomed so warmly and had a wonderful time under the wings of Dan and Lisa in their logcabin. During the summer solstice weekend we enjoyed a 2-day hike on the Pinnell Mountain trail together with ... Read more >

Tags: alaska, bears, cycling, cycling friends, lakes, mountains, usa, wildlife

Dalton Highway...from the arctic to interior

USA | Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | Views [6710] | Comments [7]

‘The Dalton Highway, you can’t ride your bike on the Dalton…you’re crazy, you’ll be eaten by Grizzlies, smashed to pieces by flying rocks the size of golf balls, driven off the road, you’ll freeze to death…and you’ll need at least five spare tyres ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, cycling friends, dalton highway, dirt roads, usa, wilderness, wildlife

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