Links

"A Good Traveller has no fixed plan and no intent on arriving." - Lao Tzu

 

Accommodation

www.warmshowers.org

Warmshowers.org is a site for reciprocal hospitality for touring bicyclists.

www.hospitalityclub.org

Free network of people around the world who offer free accommodation, advice and help when they are traveling - hospitality exchange. Free membership.

Casa de ciclistas

Stay with fellow cyclists in Latin America, offer a contribution when you leave for water, electricity use etc.

www.couchsurfing.com

A volunteer-based worldwide network connecting travelers with members of local communities, who offer free accommodation and/or advice.

Blue Mountain Tours  Huaraz, Peru

Want to trek or climb in the Cordillera Blanca? Drop an email to Andy Martinez Diaz, he can also offer clean accommodation with his family in Huaraz with storage for bikes as well. Leave a donation for lights, water etc. Close to the town centre.

 

Bike Friendly Hostels We Have Enjoyed-view page

 

 

Outdoor Gear-Spares, Repairs and Advice

Tatoo  Peru

Excellent quality outdoor gear. We managed to get spare parts for our Camel Baks in Huaraz. They also have shops in Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia.

Andesgear  - Chile

Excellent quality outdoor and cycling gear in Antofagasta, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Santiago El Bosque and Santiago Mallsport. 

Ushuaia Extremo  Ushuaia, Argentina

These guys helped us to tweak our gears etc when we first arrived.

 

Need a new gear hanger made? Huancayo, Peru

Contact-Cesar Augusto. Metal Artist. Taller el Zorro, Prolg. Mariscal, Caceres 275 Chilca, Huancayo

El Ciclista, Jaen, Peru

Spares, repairs and a friendly cycling family. Calle Bolivar No. 1636, Jaen. Tel 431715. Ask for Miguel angel Obando Sanchez

Traveller-Cycling Forum- Thorn Tree

Good website with cycling travel advice.

 

International News

Ojo Verde, Argentina An English language blog about the Argentinean travel industry.

Chile English Language News

Argentina English Language News

Peru English Language News

Ecuador English Language News

Colombia English Language News

 

Inspiration-Get Out There

www.teaminspiration.org.uk

Team Inspiration are looking to inspiring children to believe in what is possible The message is not just about sport it's about reconnecting children to their inner greatness that gets dampened down through the negative conditioning that takes place from an early age.

We are all "Built for Greatness" What mark are you going to leave?

Sea Kayaking Cornwall - UK

Do something adventurous in UK. If you fancy kayaking in Cornwall or around the world, go with Sea Kayaking Cornwall

 

 

Volunteering Opportunities

Willing Workers on Organic Farms

Information exchange for volunteer workers and the organic WWOOF host farms who offer a learning and working opportunity.

Volunteering in South America

Free independent volunteering in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and across South and Central America.

Volunteering with children in Cusco, Peru

 

 

Friends We Have Met Along The Way

John Cox and Denise Morgan

Adventures in a 4x4 from Alaska to Ushuaia. They are now planning their next adventure.

The Verhage Family 

A Dutch family travelling on tandem from L.A. to Argentina with their 11 year old and 13 year old boys.

Riding the Spine 

A group of four American guys riding the Great Divide and dirt track roads from Alaska to Argentina.

 Igel, Paola and Rambo

A German couple who have been on the road for about eight years, four of those have been with their dog, Rambo.

Riding for Hope

 Two Canadian guys cycling South from Canada to Argentina.

 David Holmes

Tour of South America by bike.

Vincent (Swiss) www.muco-velo.ch

Riding from Alaska to Argentina, written in French

 

Margrit and Pius

A retired Swiss couple who have been on the road for two years.

David and Julie

A retired American couple who are recyling the world. In 1975 David cycled once around the world and he is now off to do it again!

Mark Beaumont 

World record breaker Mark Beaumont is cycling from Alaska to Argentina.


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