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|Bicycle touring around Southamerica, from Colombia to Argentina
tour started January 2014, submitted 16 April 2014
In January 2014 we started a dream of ours: bicycle tour around Southamerica, without a major route plan. Just ride South from Quito, via Colombia first. Why Southamerica? The landscapes, the people, the culture, the food, and most importantly, the language. Being fluent Spanish speakers allows a more intimate connection with the people and communities we will be cycling through.
|Cycling south south America 2013 through Peru, Brasilia and Venezuela
tour started August 2013, submitted 14 January 2014
This is about my 6000 km tour from Lima (Peru) over the Andes to Caracas (Venezuela). It was a journey both mentally and thysically. The highest passes was more than 4300 meters above sea level with cold and snow. Then through Amazonaz. There it was hot and humid. On the way to Caracas I went through Roraima and Gran Sabana with Earth'highest water fall.s The trip was intervened for excursions into the jungle, a boat ride on the Amazon and to Macchu Picchu
|Bicycle tour from Curitiba, Brazil to Montevideo, Uruguay in November and December, 2010
tour started November 2010, submitted 22 September 2012
This is a blog I wrote while making a 1,300 mile solo bicycle trip from Curitiba, Brazil to Montevideo, Uruguay, via the interior of the State of Santa Catarina, and then the coast of Rio Grande do Sul. Numerous photographs are included in the blog.
|Manaus - Caracas
tour started August 2009, submitted 24 February 2010
siamo un piccolo gruppo di amici che stanno pianificando di viaggiare in bicicletta da Manaus a Caracas il prossimo mese di agosto. Se qualcuno fosse interessato a partecipare sarebbe il benvenuto.
|Tour of Gondwana
tour started May 2005, submitted 20 January 2010
Australia, Asia, Africa, America: Australia, PapuaNewGuinea, TimorLeste, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, SriLanka, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Madagascar, Lesotho, Swaziland, SouthAfrica, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, CostaRica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, USA
My goal for this Tour was to visit all of the major inhabited parts of the former supercontinent of Gondwana. Today, those places are mostly located in the Southern Hemisphere. Another aspect of my plan was to avoid long airplane trips by crossing oceans on container ships. That part of my Tour frequently caused problems, but I did hold fast to that idea, more or less. I traveled alone during 40 months and covered a little over 86,000 km by bike in 44 countries. My primary interest was the simple joy of cycling in new places, but I also concentrated on Natural History, Flora and Fauna, Ancient Sites and Diverse Cultures. My site contains sections describing Tour preparations, detailed logs, photos, posts written during the Tour, and a collection of essays written once it was complete.
|6000km Through the Heart of the Amazon Jungle
tour started September 2009, submitted 5 January 2010
Inspired by an article in National Geographic, Gunzelmann hoped his personal adventure and real-time blogs would help bring awareness to the rainforest destruction occurring along the unfinished "TransAmazonica" highway he traveled. Though not entirely paved, the highway already connects Brazil and Peru from coast to coast. In a journey filled with vivid stories of swarming ants, scorching heat, violent political riots, poachers, a river crossing in the bucket of a bulldozer, and a daring escape from a cougar on top of a speeding fuel truck, Gunzelmann would have never guessed what would be the most dangerous thing of all he would encounter—that the very people he blamed for the destruction of the Amazon were often also the people who would also help him the most.
|A simple life on a beautiful world... and on a bicycle
tour started September 2004, submitted 1 June 2009
Europe, Asia, Africa, America: Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador
language: en, fr, es, pt
I left home in September 2004. I was supposed to cycle to Tibet in 7-8 months. Until now, I never reached Tibet and I'm still on the road. A cold winter in Turkey make me change my itinery and then my travel's philosophy. I decided that the performance was not that important but the road itself brings me everything. In almost a total of 2 years where I worked as a safari tour guide in Namibia, I had enough money to continue and live the dream further and further. Soon, I will attempt to buy a boat in Amazonia and turn it into a bicyle-boat to cross the Amazonas on its bigest highways: the rivers! This tour is still in process and I will keep it updated on my website. nature, dirt roads, cultures and wildlife lover..
|Americas and Europe with a mandolin
tour started 2008, submitted 11 February 2009
language: en, fr, es
recorri todo Argentina y Chile, y mucho del alrededor, 30.000km. escribi una guia en espanol, con el estado de las rutas y el paisaje, y km. proximo viaje Bolivia.
tambien puse fotos y lazos j'ai parcouru aussi l'Est du Canada, 6.000 km et la Belgique 1.300km et j'ai ecrit un guide en francais pour parcourir ces 2 pays en velo.
il y aussi les fotos et des liens.
|Bike touring in Asia, South America, Africa and the rest of the world eventually
, submitted 5 October 2008
Asia, America, Africa: China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Fiji, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, SouthAfrica, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt, Israel, Switzerland
I began my first bike tour in Asia. A few years after I went to South America for another tour. My latest tour was a year through Africa. I am back in Canada to make enough money for another tour, hopefully this one will last at least 6 years or more. I will have 3000+ photos when I am finish with my Asia section.
|Viaggi in tutto il mondo. In auto, a piedi ma soprattutto in bicicletta.
tour started 2007, submitted 11 September 2007
Sono rimasto stregato dalla bellezza della Terra durante le lunghe camminate effettuate nelle ``mie'' Alpi o i brevi sentieri percorsi tra le migliaia di cascate del parco di Plitvice in Croazia. Ho avuto la sensazione di poter rallentare lo scorrere del tempo nelle interminabili giornate in sella alla mia amata bicicletta, percorrendo le strade sterrate nel mezzo della pampa patagonica così come salendo e scendendo per le dolci colline toscane e siciliane. Ho anche imparato ad apprezzare la capacità, l'ingegno ed il genio artistico umani, visitando alcune splendide capitali europee, la vivace Rio de Janeiro, le caotiche San Paolo, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, la surreale Las Vegas e la inarrivabile New York.
Tutto questo cerco di raccontare nelle pagine del mio sito web.
tour started October 2002, submitted 26 February 2006
America, Europe, Asia, Australia: Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, India, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia
Americas: Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
Welcome to the Brink Expedition!
Imagine attempting a global traverse that would take you 50,000 kilometres through some of the most difficult terrain and extreme weather on the planet, all the time attempting to use only human power and the natural elements.
Starting deep in the heart of Amazonian South America the Brink Expedition will encounter unforgiving Patagonian winds, snowed over Himalayan Mountain passes, monsoons on the sub-continent and the oppressive heat of Australia's Red Centre.
So while the clock ticks, the seasons will turn, making this a full-throttled Race Against the Elements!
|Five continents on the bike 2001-2006
tour started August 2001, submitted 8 October 2005
Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, America: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, CzechRepublic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nepal, NewZealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia
In 2001 vanuit Nederland vertrokken en nu okt 2005 meer dan 65.000 km en al meer dan 40 landen doorgefietst.
|Julien & Titus' Cycling Trip, 25000km in the Americas
tour started September 2003
America: Canada, USA, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, ElSalvador, Nicaragua, CostaRica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, FrenchGuiana, Suriname, FrenchGuiana, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador
|Nederland Azie op die fiets
tour started September 2001
Europe, Asia, America, Africa: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, CzechRepublic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nepal, NewZealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia
Ja, hebben jullie het al gezien, we zijn meer dan 4 jaar onderweg. Wat een tijd en toch.... we genieten er nog elke dag van. Nu zijn we in Jujuy, noord Argentinië. Via Chili gaan we binnenkort naar Bolivia, waar we een tijdlang niet zullen kunnen internetten. We zullen op grote hoogte gaan fietsen, hoogtes waar we nog niet eerder waren. Of dat prettig is.. jullie zullen het later lezen.
|Bicycles - World's Most Efficient Means of Transport
, submitted 2 September 2009
America, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, CzechRepublic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nepal, NewZealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia
Man on a bicycle can go three or four times faster than the pedestrian, but uses five times less energy in the process. He carries one gram of his weight over a kilometer of flat road at an expense of only 0.15 calories. The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man's metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well. [...]
Bicycles are not only thermodynamically efficient, they are also cheap. With his much lower salary, the Chinese acquires his durable bicycle in a fraction of the working hours an American devotes to the purchase of his obsolescent car. The cost of public utilities needed to facilitate bicycle traffic versus the price of an infrastructure tailored to high speeds is proportionately even less than the price differential of the vehicles used in the two systems. In the bicycle system, engineered roads are necessary only at certain points of dense traffic, and people who live far from the surfaced path are not thereby automatically isolated as they would be if they depended on cars or trains. The bicycle has extended man's radius without shunting him onto roads he cannot walk. Where he cannot ride his bike, he can usually push it.
The bicycle also uses little space. Eighteen bikes can be parked in the place of one car, thirty of them can move along in the space devoured by a single automobile. It takes three lanes of a given size to move 40,000 people across a bridge in one hour by using automated trains, four to move them on buses, twelve to move them in their cars, and only two lanes for them to pedal across on bicycles. Of all these vehicles, only the bicycle really allows people to go from door to door without walking. The cyclist can reach new destinations of his choice without his tool creating new locations from which he is barred. [...]
|The Twizi hostel directory - the cheapest places to stay on the planet
, submitted 6 January 2007
Europe, Asia, America: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, CzechRepublic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, NewZealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela
[The author travels around the world and reviews hostels, and has built up a large hostel directory.]
What are hostels?
The quickest answer I can give to you is that hostels are budget accommodations where you share a room with other travelers. To be more specific though and to give you a better idea of what to expect I will say that a hostel room is like a hotel room but instead of being just one bed there are a couple (or a few) bunk beds. There are also (gasp!) other people. People you do not know! These other people are travelers who are most likely very much like you in the sense that they are exploring and traveling and doing it as absolutely cheaply as possible. Hostels have been around a long long time. There are over 20,000 of them around the world. Hostels are very much a part of the culture of Europe, and are starting to be known in the USA as well. Hostels are a cheaper way of staying in a city where you do not live.