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
Venezuela is a fascinating and complex country to cycle in. We’ve put together some information about our time riding there for cyclists planning a similar trip.
They say with age comes beauty and Venezuela’s Gran Sabana gives credence to that. It is outstandingly beautiful and perfect cycling territory and we crossed into Brazil with fantastic memories of our time spent in this intriguing country.
After a refreshing break, we were back on the flat and ready to pump out some long distances. However, we hadn’t factored in Venezuela’s heat, wind and terrible roads.
Crossing into Venezuela, our tenth country, what lay ahead was an experience unlike any other we’ve had so far, as we reached the most northerly point of our South American bike ride.