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Cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway: Brevard, NC to Roanoke, VA

After our time spent riding the coastal plains from Florida through Georgia and South Carolina, arriving in North Carolina and the foothills of the Appalachian mountains felt really good, like we had arrived back in our preferred habitat. Brevard turned out to be the little haven of all things mountain[…]

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Cycling the Peru Divide – Huancavelica to Carretera Central

Peru’s Great Divide (The Peru Divide) cycling route was pioneered by two legends of the South American cycle touring scene, Neil and Harriet Pike. So first things first we have to give huge kudos to them for putting this route together, and making all of their information available on their[…]

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Numb legs and worn out brake pads: Sucre to Toro Toro, then on to La Paz

Toro Toro (meaning “Mud Mud” in the indigenous Quechuan language) is a small town 200km north of Sucre in the Toro Toro National Park known for it’s interesting geological formations and dinosaur footprints. Everyone that we’ve met that has been there said it was one of the highlights of their[…]

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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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Crossing Uruguay – From Holiday Resorts to Gaucho Country

Montevideo is Uruguay’s capital and the only large city in the whole country. It has a very chilled vibe with almost the same population as Rosario (Argentina) at around 1.3 million but over a third of Uruguay’s population call Montevideo home. (The number fluctuates because most students come here to[…]

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