It’s 5pm on a Sunday evening and an icy gust is shaking the tent like it’s a flimsy piece of washing on the line. The gusts ripple over thick grasslands that in turn roll into jagged peaks while a shaggy llama grazes nonchalantly nearby.
The rain’s coming down in a steady stream causing the rustic dirt road to turn from bad, to worse and then to something resembling a river. It’s just day one on the tough but stunning Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route and already we’ve found that sweet cyclist spot of physical pain mixed with jaw-dropping scenery.
There were just three kilometres left to the top. Three. Measly. Kilometres. By foot it would take just over 30 minutes, hell in a crowded mall on your hands and knees it would take under an hour. But at the rate we’d been going, pushing up 20 per cent dirt grades on one of Colombia’s […]
Colombia’s breathtakingly beautiful and breathtakingly steep coffee country takes you from quaint pueblas to rugged mountain roads while truly testing your cycling mettle! Our travels by bike from Jardin to Salento and everything in between.
“If everything you’ve done up until now is just a warm up – then South America is the main game!” It took one day of cycling in Colombia to realise exactly what this meant…
After five years, four continents, three work sabbaticals and one hell of an epic adventure we’ve finally reached the final continent of our world cycle tour. South America here we come!
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Bicycle touring Mexico from the colourful city of Guanajuato to the capital city of Michoacan – Morelia.