After 14 months and 12 days we arrived back to Ipanema Beach, the point we cycled off from at the start of our trip around South America.
We reached 20,000km just south of Salvador on the Brazilian coast. Idyllic sounding, it was actually the rainiest day of our cycle trip around South America so far, and we only stopped for a few minutes to celebrate.
In the blistering heat of the Sechura Desert we celebrated cycling 10,000km since we left Rio de Janeiro. In the process we have survived the traffic in Buenos Aires, cycled up the Andes in the snow and sweated it out in the Atacama Desert.
We recently got a copy of Tom Allen’s new Essential Gear for Adventure Cycle Touring and thought it was such a great guide that we should share it with you.
For all the cycling we’ve done, neither of us had ever tried mountain biking. So last week, when we were in Cyprus for a last bit of summer sun, we decided to take a day off from relaxing and headed into the Troodos Mountains to give it a go.
Cycling from Le Havre to Paris we enjoyed perfect cycle lanes, quiet roads and fresh baguettes to fuel us on. We ended at the Eiffel Tower having enjoyed one of the nicest bike routes we’ve ever done.