Final leg – Trans Ecuador 5 – Cuenca to Vilcabamba

With its lowerĀ altitudes this may not win the award for being the most dramatic section of theĀ TEMBRĀ but it is still a fun ride and a good way to get down to Peru… I made the mistake of deviating from the main route on theĀ penultimate day onto a rather gnarly horse track…

Keeping up with a machine – San Gil to Duitama

Having hardly ridden my bike at all for the last few months, I suddenly found myself struggling immensely to keep up with a well trained cycling machine, aka Alonso, who I met through the cycle touring network ‘warmshowers.com’ (videos below)…
Chicamocha is a spectacular canyon, there is no doubt, but this has also brought with it the predictable human desire of profiting from nature by creating a massive tourist eye sore…

Colombia, I love you!

Riding your bicycle in Colombia is, quite frankly, amazing. Combining the hugely expansive varied terrain with my (mildly) self-inflicted time pressures, the challenge hasn’t been trying to identify awesome off road routes, it has been deciding which routes to say no to…