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Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama (via the Lagunas Route)

BOLIVIA | Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | Views [5827] | Comments [3]

14/9/10 to 30/9/10           526 of the roughest, sandiest and washboarded kms of our trip After the ‘Bolivia weaving detour’ we returned to Uyuni eager to tackle the infamous ‘Lagunas route’, a challenging route through the south west ... Read more >

Tags: altiplano, bolivia, lagunas route, wildlife

Lago Chungara to Uyuni (the northern Chilean hotsprings route and crossing the salares)

BOLIVIA | Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | Views [6568] | Comments [8]

Lago Chungara to Uyuni (northern Chilean hotsprings route and crossing the salares) 13/8/10 to 24/8/10                      483km Well, what a difference it made to be in Chile! The strong westerly winds had still been there when we set off from ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, chile, hotsprings, salar, volcanos, wildlife

Galapagos Islands, Otovalo market and Volcan Cotopaxi, a family holiday

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | Views [2927]

On one hand a journey like this seems an endless holiday. On the other hand, the cycling makes for hard work and a long time without seeing family or friends. So, in a way, we have just had a holiday inside a holiday, visiting Ecuador a second time, ... Read more >

Tags: family holiday, galapagos, wildlife

Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | Views [2916] | 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

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

MEXICO | Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Views [5248] | 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 Sur...gray whales, sea of cortez and the endless desert

MEXICO | Sunday, 8 Feb 2009 | Views [7266] | Comments [9]

21/1/09 - 4/2/09 Guerrero Negro to La Paz  840 km Sometimes things happen exactly at the right moment. For us this was meeting Vincent and Michel, two Swiss cyclists, who also started their expedition in Alaska in May, and were on their way to Argentina.... Read more >

Tags: baja california, beaches, biking, birds, cactus, cyclists, desert, mexico, whales, wildlife

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

USA | Saturday, 11 Oct 2008 | Views [5352] | 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 [6213]

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

Sea to Sky Highway, Icefields Parkway and the Dave Matthews Band

CANADA | Sunday, 7 Sep 2008 | Views [5307] | Comments [12]

We said goodbye to Vancouver in style, cruising the harbor with Tas (Ali's former housemate) and Scarlett in their little yacht. It suddenly turned really hot for a few days, and we sweated our way up  the Sea to Sky highway, from Vancouver to Squamish ... Read more >

Tags: canada, cycling friends, glaciers, hiking, icefields parkway, mountains, usa, wildlife

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

USA | Saturday, 12 Jul 2008 | Views [3398] | 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 [6650] | 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

Parks Highway and the Great One

USA | Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | Views [3018] | Comments [12]

On May the 22nd we left Anchorage with bikes loaded and Ali back to full strength after a nasty flu. We cycled along the Parks Highway, a 363 mile road connecting Anchorage in the South with Fairbanks in the Interior. The first week of riding took ... Read more >

Tags: alaska, bears, mountains, national parks, usa, wildlife

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