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|Bogota to Quito
tour started December 2016, submitted 10 March 2017
The need to travel ended definitely 300 years ago. At that time Gulliver in his four epic trips found everything that was still unexplored on Earth.: the islands of Liliput and Blefasku with dwarf inhabitants involved in endless wars over hard-boiled eggs, the kingdom of giants Brobdingneg, the chaotic country Balnibarbi with its lofty rulers on the floating island of Laputa and finally, the land of horses Huihnhnm's with their primitive human-like servants Yahoo's. If there is a truth in the saying that the real journey is the one from which you return changed, then the last Gulliver's journey was a hit in the black center. Literally in black, because after his return from a year's stay at honorable Huihnhnms he became pessimistic, he could not accept the coexistence with his English compatriots in which he saw only a poor cosmetic lifting of barbaric Yahoos. If you too suffer from Gulliver's syndrome, maybe from some journey or maybe you caught it at home while observing the world around you, then I have a therapy that will definitely improve your situation: go to South America.
|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...
|Cycling the Gaspé peninsula
tour started May 2016, submitted 5 July 2016
The Gaspésie is the peninsula just northeast of Quebec City. The landscape is varied, from the rugged northern shore to the gentler, verdant Matapédia valley. The tour began and ended in Rimouski and was 1002km(626miles) long.
|California Pacific Coast Tour
tour started September 2014, submitted 8 March 2016
A Brompton folding bike tour down California Pacific Coast
tour started July 2015, submitted 8 March 2016
A Brompton folding bike tour in the canadian Rockies
|Puerto Rico an Virgin Islands
tour started February 2016, submitted 19 February 2016
The idea to this tour came to escape the freezing weather conditions here in Austria. Primarily we intended to fly to Cuba. But an Austrian Airline made impossible... We simply gave up, canceled the flight to Cuba and found a new destination in the Caribbean Islands: Puerto Rico.
The difference to Cuba, upon other travelers is, that the territory of Puerto Rico is under US government. What means more developed, and rather good infrastructure in terms of food and accommodation. Whilst some people complain about the poorness at Cuba. There is definitely a lack of public transportation. Except the capital city of San Juan, there is no train system. Long distance buses, we have not found.Everyone travels by car. Some roads in bigger cities can be very busy. Puerto Rico car drivers a patient and relaxed. No danger o bicycle riders at all.
Accommodations can be rather expensive. There are luxury hotel with more than US-$ 1.000,- a night. For us not affordable. With the help of a booking portal we found cheaper ones...
note: some booking portals can be nasty, as you cannot stop their marketing mails. I had bad experience particular with Expedia, Booking.com stopped sending marketing mails after calls The Island has a lot of potential in terms of biking. Note: from time to time dogs are chasing bicyclists... That's why local bikers are always carry a loud whistle with them. Enjoy the report and pictures! Good luck to our followers!
|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.
|Bolivia, con drone al seguito
tour started May 2014, submitted 16 June 2015
Sergio Borroni e Armando Lanaro si raccontano. Foto e video oltre ogni immaginazione. Il loro viaggio in Bolivia è corredato da fantastiche fotografie e un intenso video. Tutte le tappe e le mappe gps
|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...
|Cycling south south America 2013 through Peru, Brasilia and Venezuela
tour started August 2013, submitted 14 January 2014
This is about my 6000 km tour from Lima (Peru) over the Andes to Caracas (Venezuela). It was a journey both mentally and thysically. The highest passes was more than 4300 meters above sea level with cold and snow. Then through Amazonaz. There it was hot and humid. On the way to Caracas I went through Roraima and Gran Sabana with Earth'highest water fall.s The trip was intervened for excursions into the jungle, a boat ride on the Amazon and to Macchu Picchu
|Cycling Summits and Passes in California
tour started September 2013, submitted 30 December 2013
Cycling Climbs in Northern California: complete with elevation profiles. One of my favorite paved rides was a loop in Lassen Volcanic National Park, and crossing the Sierra Mountains on a small curvy road, that is very unusual for the USA: Ebbetts Pass.
In the not so perfectly paved category, my favorite ride was a ride around one of the volcanoes in the northern part of the state, Mount Shasta.
In the MTB trail category, some of the best views are from the Tahoe Rim Trail, around Lake Tahoe.
|Deep South - Radtour durch Südstaaten der USA
tour started August 2002, submitted 8 July 2013
Deep South at ist best: From Charleston to New Orleans - most of the interesting sections per bicycle
|Touring The Baja
tour started February 2013, submitted 5 July 2013
I just Toured the Baja in 8 days!!!! From February 5th to the 13th. An awesome experience, grueling but exciting!!!!! You can look at the pictures on my facebook page. "elige sentirte bien ruteando la Baja" (in Spanish) feel free to ask any questions you may have and if you need pics I have plenty 2,700 of them.
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|Lake Michigan bicycle tour 2013
tour started June 2013, submitted 24 June 2013
I tried to figure out, if there is a way to make the circle tour round the Lake Michigan. Actually, it is (...but more for motorists...). As a bicyclist, you should consider the North part of the Lake (...and you hit two states: Wisconsin and Michigan). There is a ferry from Manitowoc (Wisconsin) to Ludington (Michigan). The ferry is operated by an old traditional steam ship: the Badger. The tour is based on the idea, to visit some concerts at the Ravinia venue, which is nearby the home of my friends. And then, combine it with a circle tour round Lake Michigan.
We all have seen Judy Collins and Joan Baez. Both artists delivered a wonderful show. The Ravinia venue comprises lawn seats and inside places. People normally eat (...and drink), before the concert. Some stay at the lawn, some move to the inside places.
Biking has has started the first day upon my arrival. Quickly, I went on bike and tried the out the 'Green Bay Trail'. At Wilmette, the trail follows the 'Metra' commuter train (Chicago to Kenosha) Northbound Beside this, we all have been touring the local area of Wilmette. Later, we hit the trail to Chicago's Botanical garden, which is actually North of Wilmette. In this area you pass a lot of green and nice housing area. People say, this is an area, shit doesn't stink... :-)
After the concerts my biking days have started. With the help of the 'Metra' train, I have been riding a little North. Actually to Waukegan. On my first riding day, I have passed the huge city
|Biketour auf der Karibikinsel Kuba
tour started April 2013, submitted 12 June 2013
Auf einer Radreise durch Kuba bleibt ausreichend Zeit, Land und Leute intensiv zu erleben. Die fast verkehrsfreien Strassen sind ideal um sich mit dem Fahrrad fortzubewegen. Wir fuhren von der Hauptstadt Havanna in einer Rundtour durch den Westen des Landes nach Vinales und anschliessend im Osten Kubas auf den Cayo Santa Maria und über den Pass Topes de Collantes nach Trinidad.
|Mit Fahrrad von Las Vegas zur Baja California
tour started January 2012, submitted 20 March 2013
"Wüste! Lass uns in die Wüste fahren!", mit diesem Ausruf begeisterte ich meine Freundin.
Die Route war schnell gefunden: Von Las Vegas zur Südspitze der Baja California. Alles schien perfekt. Wenn da nicht die Angst meiner Freundin vor Schlangen wäre...
|bike grease and coffee
tour started 2012, submitted 9 February 2013
Just doing a lap. One goofball's quest to round the planet.
|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.
|Bicycle tour from Curitiba, Brazil to Montevideo, Uruguay in November and December, 2010
tour started November 2010, submitted 22 September 2012
This is a blog I wrote while making a 1,300 mile solo bicycle trip from Curitiba, Brazil to Montevideo, Uruguay, via the interior of the State of Santa Catarina, and then the coast of Rio Grande do Sul. Numerous photographs are included in the blog.
|A 330-km, 3-day bicycle camping trip from Orlando to Cape Canaveral
tour started July 2011, submitted 29 May 2012
language: en, fr
A 200-mile (330 km), three-day bicycle camping trip on a plain rental bike, from Orlando to Cape Canaveral, to see the last flight of the Space Shuttle - I was three hours too late!
|2009 Miles That Changed My Life
tour started June 2011, submitted 4 January 2012
People deal with the plights of life differently. When something major happens, some become mentally paralyzed and others just go and do. I was getting to that point where I couldn't do anything, so I decided to do something that wouldn't let me hibernate-I biked the Pacific Coast by myself. Vancouver to Squamish to Bowen Island, back down through Vancouver to Washington, through the Islands, over the Olympic Penn., and then down the WA, OR, & CA coast.
2009 miles that changed my life forever
|Riding the West
tour started May 1991, submitted 4 August 2011
This has been one of my prime Int'l bicycle tours. Very well organized from a former RAAM (race across America) winner. I still enjoy looking at the pictures... Seeing my son Ralph, in his age of 13teen, his father Richard in his age of 46. I have been just an accompaniment photographer! Hope you enjoy the pictures too. Good luck to all the followers.
|Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Parkway Bicycle Tour
tour started April 2011, submitted 5 May 2011
Virgina is worth a bicycle ride. On the rolling hills some may get exercised. The tour comprises the Skyline Drive (elevated round 3.000 ft/1.000 meters) and the Blue Ridge Parkway (elevations in Virginia up to 3.500 ft/1.200 meters). Higher elevated in North Carolina. A continuous climb and decent sucks a bicyclist off power. I have underestimated the Parkway. At this time of the year, the weather can be cold and wet. Some rest areas are closed. A lone ride... But very busy from May on. See more details in my report. Good luck to all the followers!
|spring time on Californias back country roads
tour started March 2011, submitted 15 April 2011
A long winter made me think on better times... To escape, I made a decision: get some exercise on California' s back country roads. see the report. Good luck to followers!
tour started December 2010, submitted 4 February 2011
''Porta itineris dicitur longissima esse''
Questo viaggio comincia ancora prima di cominciare, ancora prima della prima pagina, ancora prima che la ruota tocchi terra e incida sulla strada, la mia strada, segni come parole. Questo viaggio comincia da qui, da quando ho deciso che dovevo andare e vado. Sì vado. Ho bisogno di dirlo perché sia ogni giorno più vero. Vado perché andando spero di incontrare ogni pensiero che ho lasciato andare, di tornare non verso casa, ma verso me.
Progetto, sogno, decido e ogni sogno é una decisione, un pezzo di strada che è già lì, dove anchio sono ancora prima della mia ruota. Cosa spero di trovare? Me lo sono chiesto, me lo chiedo ogni notte quando scruto ansiosa le carte che disegnano il mio viaggio. Il cuore batte veloce e devo staccare, distrarmi, far finta che non conti niente questo tutto, far finta che non sia così importante e che il tempo scolorirà pian piano ogni cosa. E, stupido, perché so che non è così. Non cosa spero di trovare, cosa sono certa di trovare. Lo guardo e non lo vedo, perché ogni pezzo sia una sorpresa. Compro, preparo, organizzo, ascolto, soprattutto ascolto, Che strana cosa la vita.
|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.
|The Continuing Adventures of Myrtle the Turtle
tour started September 2010, submitted 8 September 2010
Follow the continuing adventures of Myrtle the Turtle and the world's slowest cyclist. This is a continuation of a journal on CGOAB started in 2007. I start this next leg riding down the Pacific Coast from Portland, Oregon. My plan remains to ride as long as it is fun!
|East by Northwest - 2008 solo cycle tour across North America
tour started March 2008, submitted 24 August 2010
From mid-March until late October of 2008 I cycled some 13,000 kilometres (8100 miles) across North America. I started from Victoria, British Columbia, slowly making my way north by bike and ferry to Anchor Point, Alaska, the most westerly point in North America reachable by continuous road from elsewhere on the continent. From Anchor Point I headed more or less south east, but not in a straight line, taking my time to explore and to visit, letting the wind and my whim dictate my route, eventually arriving at Cape Spear, Newfoundland, the most easterly place in North America.
|I'm cycling from California to Argentina
tour started May 2010, submitted 17 August 2010
I'm cycling from California to Argentina.
Thus far, the desert of Baja Mexico has taken all my expectations, pulverized them into a small jar labeled 'you wish!' and then at regular intervals, delivers a healthy dose of dust in my face. Luckily, my expectations were not that great to begin with, and have now lowered considerably, so the jar was emptied swiftly. However, I have had my fair share of 'WTF' moments. Baja, in all its glory, is deserted for a reason, mainly because the terrain is harsh and inhospitable. This makes for 'interesting' cycling, especially for someone like me who thought Baja was flat and not going to be too hot as it's the rainy season. Well, that jar of dust was opened quickly as my expected 100km leisurely descend into Ensenada, turned into a hilly, unpaved, insanely hot and dusty ride. Not one to let go of misinformation so easily, especially when it's of my own making, I continued down the coast in search of flatter and cooler surroundings.
Needless to say my search was in vain, and the true Baja revealed itself, small mountain ranges dominate the land, and with afternoon highs of 120/50c, and very little opportunities for shade, I found my experience coinciding with the environment, in all it's extremity.
|Back on Hwy 1
tour started September 2008, submitted 13 August 2010
It is a repeat tour! It seems, I felt in love with Hwy 1. Pacific Coast Hwy. San Francisco - Los Angeles. In May, the same year, I have done the same with my daughter Anne. You may find a short report on this portal. This time, I did a little detour: I stopped for a couple of days at Pismo Beach and discovered the surroundings of San Louis Obispo. I detected, the Los Osos Valley Road, the Lopez Lake, The Foxencanyon Road, Solvang the Danish city replica, the Marcos Pass road, etc. All places, I will remember well...! Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!
|Palm Springs Tour 2010
tour started February 2010, submitted 12 August 2010
I did it the usual way: taking the CalTrain down to Santa Clara and heading for Hwy 9 at Saratoga. This time, I have been confused - found the wrong way, met another biker who convinced me to ride up to Skyline Blvd. via the Old Page Mill Road. I should have been warned: this road is very steep and with all my luggage (two saddle bags) and absolute no-training at all, it has sucked all my power of. [...]
What a challenge! Freeways surround San Bernardino. Not made for bicycles. Luckily I found the entrance to the San Timoteo Canyon Road. So, I escaped the freeways for a while. Not knowing, I will re-enter Hwy 10 again. There was no way out at the city of Banning. I have been riding on Hwy 10 at least for more exits: Then I found, there is a little side road after the Hwy fence. I slipped through the fence and have been continuing riding safe of the sideway of Hwy 10. Hwy 111 has taken me down to Palm Springs, where I arrived pretty late in the dark after a 200-kilometer ride. [...]
Again: Palm Springs is not made for bicycle riders. It is surrounded by the San Bernardino mountains in the North and the San Jacinto mountains at the South. Riding down to San Diego and Tijuana was a sort of deja-vu. San Diego's Old Town has not been so busy as time I have been there with Anne. It looks to me: California is in a sort of economic recession. Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!
|My daughter Anne and me - Californian Tour 2008
tour started May 2008, submitted 11 August 2010
To complete our Hwy 1 experience (remember, we did Seattle - San Francisco), we decided to do the Southern part. Final destination has been San Diego (I tried a bit more: Tijuana [MX]). Anne has been a very brave rider! It's was a beautiful tour. Worth to go!
Recommended to have a stopover at Solvang, and further the Foxencanyon Road via the San Marcos Pass which leads you to Santa Barbara. We made it it via Lompoc and the Vandenberg airfield. Funny: we, as foreigners have passed the military complex, whilst an US citizen has been stopped... Maybe because of the reason: we had an ID, the poor US cyclist had no ID. The distance San Diego - Las Vegas we managed by a rented car. But we where back on bike in Las Vegas. Going down to the Hoover Dam, is recommended. Wonderful, real scenic landscape! If you like it or not: Las Vegas is always a place to see. Good luck to all the followers!
|Bicycle Tour Seattle to San Francisco
tour started September 2007, submitted 9 August 2010
As my managing director retired in the same year as I did, we decided to do a joined bicycle tour... We have found information in a popular booklet 'bicycling the Pacific coast'. At the Internet, we found the tour description by the publisher of this web page.
Me, as the tour leader, was inspired by the idea of doing this tour. Nearly 2000 kilometres. That' s what we have been looking for... Staring at Seattle, which is a hilly city (I found myself reminded on San Francisco), we took the ferry to Bremerton in order to hit Hwy 101 in day trip. Washington has been a little 'wet' - not raining, but high ambient moisture. Oregon coast: just beautiful. Every day continuous eye catchers... [...]
Californian people are very open. Clear English, easy to understand, and still a flower people mentality... Very pleasant! Good luck to all the followers!
|Canyonlands & Las Vegas 2004
tour started May 2004, submitted 8 August 2010
My former managing director Raimund and me (Iris Mueck) started bicycling the Western world after our retirement. Our most desire: to pedal round the Grand Canyon (what we actually did not - as the distance is too big. With the help of a rented car, we made a lot of local trips to the parks.
Starting at Los Angeles, we hit Las Vegas. If you like it or not. It is worth to see. And, if you plan a trip to Grand Canyon, there is more or less no way. A stopover should be planned.
Sideway trips leaded us to the Arches park (oh wonder bicycle path ways up to the park) and to Page (Glen Canyon). From there to the Antelope Canyon, which is operated by native Americans. And further to the Monument Valley. On the way back, to complete the circle trip, we hit Bryce Canyon and the Zion park.
Back to San Francisco with another side tour to the Yosemite park. As a well known book author was still alive, we tried to meet him at the campus of the Stanford University. Good luck to all the followers!
|Montreal - New York City Tour
tour started September 2009, submitted 7 August 2010
I have heard so much about the beautiful Hwy 100 which mainly winds down Vermont. Starting at Montreal, which is worth more as a day. I remember, when mountains appeared at the skyline, and a Canadian bicyclist said: you will find hundreds of them, if you ride down to NYC. He was right...! NYC, a place for bicyclists. Car drivers are friendly - never closing a path gap. Police are friendly. If I would get a Dollar for crossing an intersection on red, I would be a millionaire...
The Central park: a huge bike way, which closes in a round 5 miles circle. Some bikers doing city races. Hard to follow. I have been staying for 10 days in NYC, did my daily exercise in crossing the city to the Hudson river bike path. Very recommended bicycle path. Starting at the Statue of Liberty, ending at the Harlem river mouth. Good luck to all the followers!
tour started June 2009, submitted 4 August 2010
The Big Circle: A round trip which is a little demanding. All eye catchers needs to be 'earned' by your personal power. Good luck to all the followers!
San Francisco - Los Angeles - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Bryce Canyon - Zion Park - Death Valley - LAX.
|Cycling in America
tour started 2010, submitted 16 July 2010
language: en, nl
Cycling in America is; friendly people, vast landscapes, hamburgers and picnic tables by the campsite. Our favorite region to tour through is the American Southwest with its painted deserts, mountains and colorful rock formations.
On our Cycling in America website we show what it's like to travel across the states (via the Adventure Cycling Transamerica trail) and through the American Southwest.