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A Series of Unscripted Rides: New York City to Montreal, Canada

We are always saying how great the Warmshowers community is but it’s not just about the free place to stay. Whilst that is great, we love the social aspect of meeting new people, sharing delicious meals and hearing locals cycling stories and advice about where to go next. As such[…]

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From Mountains to Jungle: Tulcan to Mocoa on the ‘Trampoline de la Muerte’

Crossing into a new country is normally an exciting time. You always have the minor hassle of actually doing the paperwork and getting the stamps but so far we have never had any problems and we are usually underway with renewed excitement pretty quickly. The border between Ecuador and Colombia[…]

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Back in the mountains. Proper mountains: Salta to San Pedro de Atacama (Paso Sico)

Getting the bus to Salta meant that we had gained a couple of weeks of riding in the mountains that we wouldn’t have had if we had ridden back across Argentina. Previously we had ruled out returning to Chile and had planned on entering Bolivia straight from Argentina. However, there[…]

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Going Over The Top: Cycling Paso de Los Libertadores

There were two things that needed to happen before we could start our cycle across the continent, from Argentina to Uruguay. 1. Cycle our first (almost) 4000m Andean pass over the famous Paso de los Libertadores from Chile to Argentina. 2. Collect Ben’s new (warranty replacement) Ortleib gear. However we[…]

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Doing things the hard way – Paso Portezuelo de la Divisoria (El Chaltén to Villa O’Higgins border crossing)

After the 6 days of cycling from Puerto Natales via Pereto Mereno Glacier we had two days off in El Calafate but we only had about half a day’s rest. On our first day off the campsite became almost submerged after 6 hours of heavy rain, forcing us to take[…]

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