This page was last updated Fri 13 January 2017.
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|Lima - Santiago through the Andes and along the Altiplano
tour started November 2017, submitted 12 January 2017
We are cycling from Lima to Santiago on a Surly troll and adapted mountainbike. The aim is to take as many back roads or hiking trails as possible, even if it gets hard during rainy season.
The route went from Lima to Huancayo,to San Fransisco, Quillabamba, Cusco, Puno, Visviri. Wet and rained upon we don't know yet how it will continue...
|The Long Road
tour started May 2011, submitted 29 January 2016
America: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Panama, CostaRica, Nicaragua, Honduras, ElSalvador, Guatemala, Mexico, USA, Canada
language: en, nl
My big trip through North, Central and South America
Part I: Cycling through South America. In eight months I cycle from Quito (Ecuador) to Tierra del Fuego (Chile), crossing numerous mountain chains, deserts, tropical rain forests and the windswept plains of Patagonia.
Part II: Cycling through Central and North America. In seven months I cycle from Quito (Ecuador) to The Canadian Rockies, crossing Colombia, the Caribbean, Mexico and the deserts, mountains and canyons of the United States of America.
|Ande in bici
tour started December 2015, submitted 29 January 2016
Un viaggio in bici sulle Ande, con passi oltre i 4900 m, strade isolate e remote tra deserti, vulcani fumanti, lagune salate e gaysers. 3200 km tra Nasca, in Perù e Salta, in Argentina, passando per Bolivia e Cile. Un viaggio nella natura e cultura di paesi e popoli dalle tradizioni millenarie.
Dalle aride lande di Nasca, nota per le strane forme preincaiche del suo deserto, siamo saliti fino a raggiungere Cusco, capitale e cuore pulsante dell'impero Inca. Il lago Titicaca ci ha condotto fino in Bolivia dove ci siamo addentrati per la pampa, dapprima ai piedi del vulcano Sajama che svetta oltre i 6500 m, poi giù fino ai salar di Coypasa e Uyuni per concludere lungo una pazzesca strada tra lagune e vulcani.
Il deserto di Atacama ci ha accolto in Cile mentre il passo Sico e la Quebrada del Toro sono state la nostra porta d'ingresso in Argentina, verso le basse quote di Salta La Linda.
|From 0 up to 6.000m
tour started October 2012, submitted 12 July 2014
|Bicycle touring around Southamerica, from Colombia to Argentina
tour started January 2014, submitted 16 April 2014
In January 2014 we started a dream of ours: bicycle tour around Southamerica, without a major route plan. Just ride South from Quito, via Colombia first. Why Southamerica? The landscapes, the people, the culture, the food, and most importantly, the language. Being fluent Spanish speakers allows a more intimate connection with the people and communities we will be cycling through.
|Von 0 auf 6.000m
tour started October 2012, submitted 24 March 2014
Es sollte erst heiß (Atacama Wüste), dann kalt (Altiplano) werden. Und das wurde es dann auch...
|Chile 2012 tour
tour started November 2012, submitted 13 December 2012
about 410 kilometers only - but please consider the circumstances...; and made a climb up to nearly ~ 4.000 meters
[...] Chile is a rather safe and clean country. People are honest and helpful. Moreover, they have a good public transport system (...this in case ones leg gets soared...). There are a lot of but's...: one is the traffic and the smog. Both is against bicyclists. Roads between major cities are freeways. Service roads ending, than one is supposed to ride on the shoulder of the freeway (which is officially forbidden in Chile - but what to do?!) Constructors simply have forgotten on 'normal' roads.... And, it increases the problem: Chile has no long distance train (only Metro, e.g. Santiago and or Valparaiso - good system - but you cannot take a bicycle to the Metro). The other issue is the smog. You may see the smog cloud, one you approach Santiago by air. But this smog cloud is so heavy, as it penetrates houses (living room, sleeping room...). My mouth is maybe to sensitive, but I felt a permanent bitter taste. Long distance travel in Chile is done via a very good bus system. Rather cheap and reliable. [...]
|Cycling the Americas
tour started September 2011, submitted 28 September 2012
I heard lots about the West Coast from American travellers, recommending great national parks and the Route 101 that is sort of famous thing to do for cyclists. So I decided to postpone other planned advetures and flew to vancouver BC, equipped with my good old pushbike, my tent and a warm sleeping bag. After fantastic landscapes and forests down South to San Diego I teamed up with Kathrin, a great cycling mate. When we reached the Southern tip of Baja California, we decided to move on together, crossed Mexico into Guatemala and Belize. After living in a rented house on the Lake Atitlan we ventured out for snow capped mountains of South America, crossing the Andes from Santiago to Mendoza and moved up North again, to Machu Picchu.
|Fahrradweltreise ''Reise zum Horizont''
tour started March 2009, submitted 22 February 2011
Europe, Asia, Australia, America: Germany, CzechRepublic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, NewZealand, Chile, Argentina
language: de, en, es
Die Reise zum Horizont war ein Traum, eine verrueckte Idee. Heute ist sie Wirklichkeit, eine bewusste Entscheidung, eine Weltreise mit dem Fahrrad. Am 15. Maerz 2009 in Oldenburg (Deutschland) gestartet, ist das Ziel die ''weite'' Welt. Mit dem Anspruch, den Weg weitgehend mit dem Fahrrad zurueckzulegen, ist es ein Erfahren fremder Laender und Kulturen, auch bzw. besonders jenseits klassischer Touristenziele.
|all over the Andes by bicycle...
tour started January 2010, submitted 22 January 2011
a number of months spent cruising the Andes by bicycle from the far south to the far north via the road less travelled.
|Daves Travel Pages
tour started 2010, submitted 17 April 2010
America: USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, ElSalvador, CostaRica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
My name is Dave Briggs, and I am an Adventure Cyclist from England. My current cycling trip, is to cycle the Pan-American route from the very north of Alaska to the south of Argentina. I began my journey in July 2009, and am estimating that I will finish sometime in October 2010.
My route has taken me past sights of natural beauty, over rough tracks, near mayan ruins, and enabled me to meet hundreds of friendly people.
This is not my first trip, however. I have also cycled from England to South Africa, details of which are also at my site, which covers nearly 15 years of travel around the world.
Put the kettle on, make a nice cup of tea, sit down, and enjoy !!
|Bike Tour Peru
tour started 2010, submitted 9 February 2010
3rd try is a charm. Strained Achilles, Broken arm, pause. Now we're in Argentina with next to no money, setting out into the unknown. El niño may have washed out the roads in Bolivia, Macchu Picchu is closed until April. With alternate itineraries at the ready, we think we'll make it.
|Tour of Gondwana
tour started May 2005, submitted 20 January 2010
Australia, Asia, Africa, America: Australia, PapuaNewGuinea, TimorLeste, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, SriLanka, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Madagascar, Lesotho, Swaziland, SouthAfrica, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, CostaRica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, USA
My goal for this Tour was to visit all of the major inhabited parts of the former supercontinent of Gondwana. Today, those places are mostly located in the Southern Hemisphere. Another aspect of my plan was to avoid long airplane trips by crossing oceans on container ships. That part of my Tour frequently caused problems, but I did hold fast to that idea, more or less. I traveled alone during 40 months and covered a little over 86,000 km by bike in 44 countries. My primary interest was the simple joy of cycling in new places, but I also concentrated on Natural History, Flora and Fauna, Ancient Sites and Diverse Cultures. My site contains sections describing Tour preparations, detailed logs, photos, posts written during the Tour, and a collection of essays written once it was complete.
|Pedaling South from Alaska to Argentina
tour started September 2009, submitted 26 August 2009
America: USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, ElSalvador, CostaRica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
language: en, fr
We're cycling 25 000 km across the Americas from Alaska to Argentina to raise funds for Cyclo Nord Sud, a non-profit that sends used bicycles to developing countries. As ambassadors for this organization, we will meet with Cyclo Nord Sud's Latin American partners and hopefully create contacts with new ones along the way.
We're a francophone/anglophone couple from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We're each adding original content in our respective languages, so our blog is a 2 for 1. Enjoy!
Nous traversons les Amériques dans un voyage autonome de 25000km en vélo, de l'Alaska à l'Argentine afin de ramasser des fonds pour Cyclo Nord-Sud, une organisation à but non-lucrative qui envoie des vélos usagés dans les pays en voie de développement. En tant qu'ambassadeur, nous visiterons leurs partenaires en Amérique latine et créerons de nouveaux contacts.
|My pedalled globe tour (part 1): Las Americas
tour started May 2007, submitted 24 July 2009
America: Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, ElSalvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, CostaRica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
In May 2007 I've started a round-the-world bicycle tour. This is the first part of this journey which began in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska going south through Canada, USA, Mexico and Central America. After one year my wheels were in Colombia to begin riding around South America (Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina) in order to reached Ushuaia at the end of the world in Tierra del Fuego by end of 2009.
|A simple life on a beautiful world... and on a bicycle
tour started September 2004, submitted 1 June 2009
Europe, Asia, Africa, America: Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador
language: en, fr, es, pt
I left home in September 2004. I was supposed to cycle to Tibet in 7-8 months. Until now, I never reached Tibet and I'm still on the road. A cold winter in Turkey make me change my itinery and then my travel's philosophy. I decided that the performance was not that important but the road itself brings me everything. In almost a total of 2 years where I worked as a safari tour guide in Namibia, I had enough money to continue and live the dream further and further. Soon, I will attempt to buy a boat in Amazonia and turn it into a bicyle-boat to cross the Amazonas on its bigest highways: the rivers! This tour is still in process and I will keep it updated on my website. nature, dirt roads, cultures and wildlife lover..
|Americas and Europe with a mandolin
tour started 2008, submitted 11 February 2009
language: en, fr, es
recorri todo Argentina y Chile, y mucho del alrededor, 30.000km. escribi una guia en espanol, con el estado de las rutas y el paisaje, y km. proximo viaje Bolivia.
tambien puse fotos y lazos j'ai parcouru aussi l'Est du Canada, 6.000 km et la Belgique 1.300km et j'ai ecrit un guide en francais pour parcourir ces 2 pays en velo.
il y aussi les fotos et des liens.
|The blog of a journey through South America, beginning in the north of Colombia
tour started January 2009, submitted 6 February 2009
Osmosno is David Walker and Sebastian Wevers. We have been living on the road for around ten years during which time we have covered 50,000KM by motorcycle and three times that by bicycle through the Middle East, Asia, and North and South America.
Our passion is Asia where we spend most of our time, especially China and the Himalayas, but now for the second time we are visiting South America.
Our journey begins in the north of Colombia and will continue south tracking the Andes until we stop. This blog will tell the story of our journey.
|Velotraum, Ruth's und Horst's Radabenteuer von Inuvik nach Ushuaia
tour started June 2005, submitted 22 January 2009
America: Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, ElSalvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, CostaRica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
Ruth und ich (Horst) fuhren mit dem Fahrrad von Inuvik, nördlichster im Sommer anzufahrender Punkt in Nordwestkanada bis zum südlichsten anzufahrenden Punkt im argentinischen Feuerland, Ushuaia. Wir waren 22 Monate unterwegs, legten 29'100 Kilometer mit dem Rad zurück, fuhren 280'000 Meter in die Höhe, obwohl wir durchschnittlich genau nur jeden 2. Tag im Sattel sassen. Das nur für die Statistiker, Weiteres auf unserer Website.
|Tip to Temple
tour started January 2009, submitted 2 January 2009
In January of 2009, two dudes will embark on a 4000-mile adventure through the country of Chile. Their Journey will start in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. As they push northward, they will encounter brutal winds, pounding rains and the driest of deserts. In the rainy South, glaciers will send shivers down their spines and remind them of the powers of nature. The dry North will bring scorching sun that will melt their minds and offer teachings of survival. They will end high in the Amazon where they will ride through the Andes, the second highest mountain range in the world. There they will visit the location where an ancient civilization once stood, and today only whispers of ghosts can be heard from the crumbling stones...
|Tandeming 'round the world' 09
tour started December 2008, submitted 29 December 2008
Europe, America, Australia, Asia: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, CostaRica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, NewZealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, USA, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Germany, CzechRepublic, Croatia, Bosnia, Italy, Spain
We are entering our fourth year on our tandem adventure 'round the world'. We have visited Mexico, Central & South America, New Zeland, Australia, South East Asia, China, and Europe. We are now wintering over on the Costa Del Sol, Spain. Off to Morocco in Feb. 09 then back into Europe for 09.
|Chile, Castro to Villarrica
tour started January 2008, submitted 13 November 2008
We took a five week trip to Chile. About four of the weeks we spent of our bikes, taking our time and having fun. It was a great trip but in hindsight I would recommend a more mountain like bike. We used Lemond Poprad cyclocross bikes. The wheels it turned out were especially not ready for the rough terrain with the touring weight.
|Bike touring in Asia, South America, Africa and the rest of the world eventually
, submitted 5 October 2008
Asia, America, Africa: China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Fiji, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, SouthAfrica, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt, Israel, Switzerland
I began my first bike tour in Asia. A few years after I went to South America for another tour. My latest tour was a year through Africa. I am back in Canada to make enough money for another tour, hopefully this one will last at least 6 years or more. I will have 3000+ photos when I am finish with my Asia section.
|Project VELAIA - A VELosophers epic journey around gAIA
tour started 2007, submitted 6 September 2008
Europe, Asia, Australia, America: Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tibet, Australia, NewZealand, USA, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile
language: en, de
This is the website and travelogue of The Project VELAIA. 22 year old velosopher, environmentalist and often minimalistic outdoor adventurer Daniel N. Lang has decided to go around the world by recumbent and upright bicycle after finishing an epic journey of more than 17.000km from Paris to Beijing as a rider of the Beijing to Paris 2007 Carfree Rallye, following coastlines for hundreds of kilometers, crossing deserts during mid summer in the Middle East, Central Asia and China and climbing some of the highest passes of the world under extreme conditions in the starting Tibetan winter.
After Eurasia he cycled Australia, New Zealand and the United States and is now on a tour through the South American Andes, starting in Caracas, Venezuela and cycling his way down to Chile at the time of writing this (beginning of September 2008).
|El Mundo en Bici - Viajes por Nueva Zelanda, Asia, Europa y Alaska - Ushuaia- 2008-2010
tour started July 2008, submitted 8 July 2008
|The continuous bicycle touring story since 2002 + no plans to stop
tour started 2002, submitted 9 June 2008
Asia, America, Australia: USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, CostaRica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, NewZealand
We are Tim and Cindie Travis.
We left our Arizona, USA home back in March ( 2002), and have been traveling by bicycle throughout the world. We have peddled through Arizona, Mexico, Central and South America. Our future plans include Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, Russia, Canada, and the USA. Our plans will take us the next several years to complete.
Visit our popular web site that is updated frequently as we travel. You will enjoy thousands of pictures, our daily journal, and the online discussion.
|Cycling from Argentina to Alaska
tour started November 2008, submitted 6 April 2008
Two Poole based intrepid travellers are setting off on a journey of a lifetime to raise funds for a local charity, Julia's House and the international charity, SOS Children's Villages.
Kelly and Dave will be starting in Ushuaia, at the Southern tip of Argentina in South America and will cycle to Alaska, the extreme northwest portion of the North American continent.
They anticipate that they will be on the road for up to 2 years, facing extreme weather conditions and the challenging terrain that the American continent has to offer. They plan to cycle the world's driest desert and the high altitude mountain regions of the Andes.
By doing the trip by bicycle they are hoping it will bring them closer to the environment and learn about the ever changing world that we live in and aim to leave minimal impact upon the environment.
|International Cycle Traveling, solo and self contained
tour started 2008, submitted 31 March 2008
Europe, Australia, America: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, UK, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia
I'm at one of those grave intellectual impasses that have been known to bring even greater minds than my own to a standstill. I have an orphan sock. Trivia, you say. Ha! I think not.
The cause of this problem is surely the work of that Slovakian KGB Agent, foolishly disguised as a laundress in Svolen. She stole it, I'm sure. Probably for a DNA sample to impress her superiors in Bratislava. They've been following my every move since the kustoms agent in Warsaw asked me the purpose of my visit to Poland. When I answered ``vacation'' the disbelief on his face gave him away. What, doesn't anyone go to Poland on vacation?
But back to the real problem, the orphan sock. The purists among cycle tourists would say, ``Throw it away, it's excess baggage. And while you're at it, cut three inches off that over-long toothbrush handle.'' But the Calvinist in me says, ``Save it. It's a good sock, nearly new.'' I've already reduced the weight of my baggage by losing its mate. Maybe I'll lose another and be back to even and lighter still.
|Bicycle World Tour
tour started June 2005, submitted 18 January 2008
America, Europe, Africa, Asia: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Germany, CzechRepublic, Austria, Italy, Greece, Israel, Egypt, Kenya, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, KoreaSouth
language: en, de, sp, ko
This is our second big trip with bicycle. It just started 1998 from Germany over Africa up to Asia with the destination South Korea (2000). Now, again on the road, we are travelling by bicycle in South America. We are since 06/2005 again on the road.
Dies ist nun schon unsere zweite grosse Radtour. Es begann 1998 in Deutschland mit dem Weg nach Suedkorea und einem Abstecher in Afrika. Nun, seit 06/2005, sind wir mit unseren Raedern in Suedamerika unterwegs.
|A trip around Patagonia from Ushuaia, Torres Del Paine, Lago Del Desierto and Careterra Austral
tour started 2007, submitted 20 December 2007
Europe, America, Australia: Chile, Argentina, Spain, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Australia
Here is a trip that takes me to places I have dreamed about for 35 years. Mountains, Glaciers, Volcanoes and Easter Island.
Now includes my 2007 tour of Australia.
|Planète.d - 2 French, a tandem, and a camera around the world
tour started April 2006, submitted 21 October 2007
Europe, America, Asia: France, Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, NewZealand, Australia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy
language: en, es, de, fr
Planète D. is our volunteering and filming world tour on the tandem bike. It's that simple.
|1 fille, 2 roues, 3 amériques... (1 girl, 2 weels, 3 Americas...)
tour started July 2007, submitted 13 August 2007
America: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, CostaRica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Canada, USA, Mexico
De l'Alaska à la Terre de Feu, SortiePleinAir.com vous invite à suivre le périple extraordinaire de Martine Hubert: la traversée à vélo, en solo, des 3 Amériques.
|Bicycle Journey Chile/Argentina 2006 - ¡porque la vida es un viaje!
tour started April 2006, submitted 23 May 2007
language: en, de
A two month bicycle journey through Chile & Argentina in the year 2006. A detailed travelogue waits for you. The journey began in Santiago de Chile and was a round trip. From there to Patagonia - Argentina - and over the Andes back to Santiago de Chile.
|Newlyweds Cycle the World!
tour started January 2007, submitted 22 April 2007
Asia, America, Australia: NewZealand, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Nepal, India, Chile, Argentina
We are Sarah Erck and James Welle, two 27 year old ex-Microsoft employees who decided to get married, quit our jobs, sell all of our material possessions, and travel around the world on our bicycles for one year...or more!
It all began innocently enough in 2005 when Sarah's mom gave James the book Miles from Nowhere on his birthday. Sarah, being the bookworm that she is, read the book immediately and fell in love with the idea of riding a bicycle around the world. James was a little more reluctant at first; he was an avid cyclist but was worried about quitting his job and spending a lot of money on a trip like this. Sarah persisted and in the end she was able to convice James to take the plunge and in September of 2006 they decided to officially do the trip after James finished his work on Windows Vista. The fall of 2006 was spent furiously planning and preparing for our departure date of January 2007!
|toPatagonia: a cycle ride from Mexico to the tip of South America
tour started March 2006, submitted 24 January 2007
America: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, CostaRica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile
We are a couple from London who are taking a year out, from 1st March 2006 to complete our adventure of a lifetime. We plan to cycle from Cancun in Mexico through Central America, then from Equador to Patagonia at the tip of South America.
In doing this, we are hoping to raise money for our two favourite charities; Medecins Sans Frontieres is an humanitarian medical agency providing medical aid wherever needed. The Psychiatry Research Trust raises funds for research into mental illness and brain disease.
|Spinning Southward - Alaska to Argentina for Brain Tumor Research
tour started July 2005, submitted 16 November 2006
America: USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, ElSalvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, CostaRica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina
In 2002, my brother Mike and I began to talk about an epic, tip to tail, bicycle trip spanning the length of the Americas. At the time, however, our geographic separation and respective professional endeavors would force us to shelve our dream ride and hope for more accommodating circumstances. Two years later, that opportunity presented itself in the fall of 2004 when our lives converged in the mountains of Colorado. Over the course of our stay in Colorado, my brother and I began laying the groundwork for a bicycle trip that would take us from the far northern shores of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina, the southern most city in the world. On July 26, 2005, having cleared all financial and logistical hurdles, we will start pedaling on the long road south.
The motivation for our trip is a reflection of our life-long ambitions - to explore new places, to make meaningful connections with other people and cultures, and to test the boundaries of our physical endurance and mental resolve. These ambitions are inspired by the enduring spirit of our late mother, Jean, herself an accomplished world traveler who always supported and encouraged our explorations of the world. We dedicate this trip to her memory.
In 1996, our mother Jean was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor that took her life in the winter of the same year. To honor our mother's lasting legacy and help those confronting the same illness that eventually took her life, Spinning Southward has partnered with Racing Ahead®, a program created by the National Brain Tumor Foundation that celebrates the passion of cyclists, runners and other athletes. NBTF is a non-profit organization dedicated to innovative brain tumor research and patient care. We are committed to raising both financial support and awareness for the NBTF through our nine-month, 15,000-mile ride across 13 countries. We hope that our ride will inspire you to join us in support of this worthy cause through a contribution to Jean's Journey.
|Cycling Through South America
tour started 2006, submitted 25 October 2006
I am a 37 year old GIS professional who decided that it was time to leave the big city of New York for awhile and explore places and cultures unknown to me.
The website is mainly a blog about my travels (which I sometimes get behind in) and many photos, as well as pages showing basic maps, information about me and why I am doing the trip.
Like any website mine experiences periodic problems so if there are no new photos or postings - there is usually a problem that I am trying to desperately fix at an internet cafe somewhere on the South American continent.
|Round the World Tandem Tour
tour started September 2005, submitted 25 October 2006
America: Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, CostaRica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile
We are 60 somethings, retired but inspired to ride our tandem around the world over the next five years. We rode out of Los Angeles, California September 2005 and proceeded south into Baja California, over by ferry to mainland Mexico. We have woven our way back and forth across the various countries as we have proceeded south. We plan to fly to New Zealand and Australia December 2006 and then after several months of exploration, begin to ride north through Asia. Our web site is a regularly updated journal with pictures. Visit us!
|Blue Skies and Dust Trails
tour started August 2003, submitted 25 April 2006
Even in this remote western corner of Bolivia, I feel the impact of the political unrest. There is practically no traffic. In fact traffic is virtually impossible because around La Paz and the other big cities, people have thrown thousands of big stones on the road. I can easily circumvent the stones, cars and trucks cannot. The situation causes me problems as well. There is nearly no food available any more. There are only few villages and nowhere I can obtain anything substantial. I have to do with a few biscuits the whole day.
So far the trouble. Further, The Andes countries have the cyclist a lot to offer. High passes, deserts, rain forests. Add the colourful markets, nice villages and friendly people and you have the complete picture. Ehh.. nearly complete. The food in the poor villages on the Altiplano is occasionally substandard.
|South America Bike Expedition (Chile/Arg.) 2006!
tour started April 2006, submitted 17 March 2006
We are two Swiss guys and will start a bike expedition in Spring 2006 (sarting 03.04.2006) in South America. We will travel with our bikes about 2500 to 4000 km in 2 months. Our route will go through Chile and Argentina.
Critical ways of the expedition will be the Altiplano and crossings of Andes, South America's highest mountain massive with routes over 5000 meters above sea level.
Track our trip online via http://expedition.voegeli.li from 03.04.2006! we will update the site during our trip!