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Mail from Lesotho

The suffocating heat of the Transkei region made us decide to abandon the coast and head to the old british enclave surrounded by South Africa. Once we reached the town of Underberg, at the foothills of the Drakensberg range, we started pedalling through the steep and rocky trail that led us to the top of the iconic Sani Pass, one of the highest […]

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Mail from South Africa

TO BE TRANSLATED… SORRY. Ep, com anem?   Quant de temps, eh… Espero que tot bé. Jo, després d’un llarg parèntesi laboral i familiar, al gener vaig encetar la tercera i última etapa de la volta al món. Em va costar una mica tonrar-me a acotumara la vida en ruta, però després de 3.200 quilòmetres i tres mesos d’hostals […]

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Across the Salar de Uyuni

Next to our incursion into Los Yungas region we returned to the Altiplano. In the town of Oruro we stopped two days to plan (with the help of a very useful PDF and the website Andes by Bike) the section of Bolivia that made me more excited: the Salar de Uyuni and the department of Potosí. After Santiago de Huari we arrived […]

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The Death Road (and beyond)

From La Paz we set off for Carretera de los Yungas, sadly known as the Carretera de la Muerte (Death Road) due to the large number of accidents that occurred until 2007, when an alternative route was finally opened. The Death Road worked as the only connection between the Altiplano and the jungle. It is a dirt road […]

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The Huayhuash and the Central Sierra

From Huaraz to Ayacucho I followed a part of the so-called Peru’s Great Divide that I found in Andes by Bike. Compared to the dimension of Peru it was not a very long stretch (a little more than 1,000 kilometres), but the  the rainy season, the mud, the thin air and the accumulated efforts made me sweat for five whole weeks… […]

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Mail from Peru

Hola! Com va això? Jo sóc a Puno, celebrant les festes de la Candelària, abans no fer la darrera etapa pel Perú i entrar finalment a Bolívia. Han passat quatre mesos des que vaig entrar al país i, juntament amb la meva nova companya de viatge (no t’he presentat la Dominique?) hem pedalat uns 4.500 […]

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Ecuador: Through the Mountains, the Jungle and the Coast

Ecuador is a small country but it has three completely different climatic zones: coast, high mountains and jungle. I wish I would have get lost cycling through the country for much longer, enjoying its nature and learning about its vast pre-Columbian culture, but I had to cycle to the border with Peru quite fast because a friend of mine […]

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Mail from Colombia

Hola! Què tal? Jo, a punt de deixar Colòmbia, amb les cames molt carregades però content d’haver arribat als Andes i d’haver recuperat les sensacions de pedalar per alta muntanya. El trajecte amb llanxa des del Panamà va ser una mica accidentat: primer ens vam quedar sense gasolina i després se’ns va trencar el motor. […]

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“Cycling” through Moskitia

Durant les primeres etapes per Hondures ja vaig haver d’empènyer força la bici, però el que m’esperava després d’Iriona era molt pitjor… Estava entrant a la Mosquitia, una àrea selvàtica molt aïllada que s’estén entre Hondures i Nicaragua on només es pot arribar en avioneta o per riu. La meva intenció era navegar fins a la població d’Ahuàs i després pedalar […]

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