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.
Laura and Paddy's adventures by bike
As we say farewell to the Andes after several months we look back with a short video at some of our favourite moments.
Leaving Peru, it was hard to believe that the last seven weeks of cycling covering over 2,000km was just one country such were our variety of experiences. We pedalled into Ecuador with memories we would never forget.
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.
The ride out of Lima was the most nerve-wracking of the trip so far and we were glad to get onto the quieter coastal road with French cyclist, Joel, for company.