Venezuela

20,000km the stats

20,000km the stats

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.

Pedalling about Venezuela: Information for cycle tourists

Pedalling about Venezuela: Information for cycle tourists

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.

Cycling the lost world: Ciudad Bolivar to Santa Elena

Cycling the lost world: Ciudad Bolivar to Santa Elena

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.

Eyes on the road: Valencia to Ciudad Bolivar

Eyes on the road: Valencia to Ciudad Bolivar

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.

Getting to grips with Venezuela: Cycling San Antonio to Valencia

Getting to grips with Venezuela: Cycling San Antonio to Valencia

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.