Touring by Bike South America, Africa and Europe by Bicycle

Touring by Bike

Well, this is just a very short summary of my South America bicycle tour, I’ll be back with more detailed statistics for my bike tour as soon as I analyze the data from GPS. Let’s see:

Countries visited 3
Time zones 3
Total distance by bike 2800 km
Trip odometer as shown by GPS 2727 km The difference from the total distance is explained by the fact that there were moments when GPS lost signal and couldn’t record + the trip from Plaza de Armas to the hostel, on departure from Lima (about 20 km) + the last day in Buenos Aires, Argentina, another 20 – 25 km.
Distance by bus 2408 km La Paz -> Uyuni -> Abra Pampa
Salta -> Cordoba
Villa Maria -> Buenos Aires
Highest altitude reached by bike 4560 m reached in between Puquio and Chalhuanca. Climbing from the sea level (Lima, Paracas) all the way, no buses, trucks or other help
Highest altitude reached by climbing 6088 m Huayna Potosi summit, near La Paz, Bolivia
Days over 170 km 2
Total days 44
Number of biking days 30
Average speed on moving 12.8 km/h
Average speed overall 8.9 km/h Calculated by taking into account the time from the departure, each morning to the moment I was stopping for the night
Average number of kilometers per bicycling day 93.33 Takes into account only the days when I biked, even for a short distance through town.
Average number of kilometers biked per day 63.63 including waiting for the bike in Lima, rest days, tours on Lake Titicaca, tours to Colca Canyon, climbing Huayna Potosi, transfers by bus


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