Touring by Bike South America, Africa and Europe by Bicycle

Touring by Bike
south america 2013
Day 13. Descent to Puquio
Day 13. Descent to Puquio
Day 12. Pampa Galeras vicuña reserve.
Day 12. Pampa Galeras vicuña reserve.

Km today: 65 Trip odometer: 639 km I was hoping to reach Puquio today. I left my bivy (the GPS now shows the location at 2080 m.a.s.l) early, at 6:30. I soon pass by a sanatorium (buildings are rare in this part) and by a bus that seems to have some problem, as it was […]

Day 11. Up From Nazca
Day 11. Up From Nazca

Very difficult climb from Nazca, after leaving late.

Day 10. Ica to Nazca
Day 10. Ica to Nazca

Km today: 107 Trip odometer: 544  km Technical problems: Vaude Aqua front pannier again. One of the clips that attach the panier to the rack gets unlocked and it proofs difficult to screw it back together. The last day was long and pretty tiring. it took its toll: I lost a shoe, in Ica, and […]

Day 9. Paracas to 50km after Ica
Day 9. Paracas to 50km after Ica

finally moving again. km today: 110. km total: 437 Spanish world of the day: limonada. I didn’t manage to leave Paracas early, since I was so undecided either to go towards Ayacucho or towards Nazca. After a long chat with one of the guys running the hostel I decide to go to Ica, where the […]

Day 8. Islas Ballestas and Paracas Nature Reserve
Day 8. Islas Ballestas and Paracas Nature Reserve

Km today: 30 Km total: Early in the morning, boat tour to Islas Ballestas, a very nice birds sanctuary. Seen many birds, including the Inca Tern, Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus Thagus), Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura), Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus Humboldti), black cormorants, Guanay Cormorants (Phalacrocorax bougainvillii), Peruvian booby (Sula variegata). But also a lot of seals and […]

Day 7. Clarita to Paracas
Day 7. Clarita to Paracas

Km today: 106. I spend the first hour of the morning packing the tent, while trying to keep the small kids away from the heavy bike and from my belongings. I wanted to see the place named Clarita. Well, one of the poor villages in Peru. Really just few very poor houses; of course, no […]

Day 6. Heading South from Punta Hermosa
Day 6. Heading South from Punta Hermosa

Punta Hermosa to Clarita. Km today: 120 Km total: 172 Technical problems: none Spanish world of the day: higo. I did eat a very good helado de higo. Well, I continued on panamericana sur today. I only managed to leave at 11:30, after packing, repacking because I was not sure where some of the stuff […]

Day 5. Hitting the Road
Day 5. Hitting the Road

Biking from Lima to Punta Hermosa, on the coast.

Day 4. Lima. The bike is in Lima

Is 9:30 and I just  got a phone call from the airport that the bicycle is in Lima and I should go to the airport and pick it up. Since is not my fault that the bicycle is late 4 days, I asked them to send it here to the hostel. If not, I intend […]

Day 3. Lima, still waiting for the bike
Day 3. Lima, still waiting for the bike

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Day 1. Lima, Swimming With The Seals.
Day 1. Lima, Swimming With The Seals.

Swimming with the seals in the Pacific Ocean