Tag: Colombia

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.

Farewell to the Andes – moving memories

Farewell to the Andes – moving memories

As we say farewell to the Andes after several months we look back with a short video at some of our favourite moments.

No rest for tired legs: cycling from Bogota to Cucuta

No rest for tired legs: cycling from Bogota to Cucuta

By the time we reached Bogota we’d been on the road for eight months and our legs needed a real rest. We were hoping for an easy ride to Venezuela, but Colombia’s mountains still had challenges in store.

Tour de France gradients and hot cycling on the road from Cali to Bogota

Tour de France gradients and hot cycling on the road from Cali to Bogota

Katy Perry sings a song about Colombia. You know the one that goes ‘you’re up then you’re down… you’re hot then you’re cold’. It sums up our cycle ride across the country perfectly and the stretch from Cali to Bogota was no exception.

Foam, flour and water: cycling Ipiales to Cali

Foam, flour and water: cycling Ipiales to Cali

Colombia had been the one country which everyone had warned us about. Drugs, violence and kidnaps: it has received its fair share of negative press in recent history. But instead we arrived excited, having heard great stories about the generosity and friendliness of Colombians from cyclists we’d met on the road.