Cycling The Globe

A Cycle Touring Expedition Around The World

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Thomas Andersen
Current Location: La Paz, Bolivia

Day 1414 - 1416: Climbing Huay

There was excitement in the air as our minibus left downtown La Paz and headed for the mountains. Our small team consisted of Jason from California, Matt and Peter from ...

Day 1406 - 1413: Vive La Paz!

After arriving in La Paz last night I had found a nice hostel in the city center. The roof top terrace was a great place to spend a few hours ...

Day 1405, Patacamaya - La Paz:

Distance: 102.15 km Ride time: 6:32:15 Average: 15.62 km/h Altitude: 3650 m Total: 28274 km I was having breakfast at the market in Patacamaya as I was chatting with a local. Talking about the trip, ...

Day 1404, Oruro - Patacamaya:

Distance: 125.90 km Ride time: 8:19:32 Average: 15.11 km/h Altitude: 3787 m Total: 28172 km The road from Oruro to La Paz is one of the busiest in Bolivia. Furthermore it is in construction, as ...

Day 1399 - 1403: Oruro Office

After spending a month in very rural parts of Argentina and Bolivia I was now in a big city again (Oruro, population 250.000). I liked it! Plenty of restaurants and ...

Day 1398, Challapata - Oruro:

Distance: 118.97 km Ride time: 8:07:38 Average: 14.65 km/h Altitude: 3558 m Total: 28046 km At the breakfast table at the hostel I was discussing today's plan with the owner. "No problem, you will make ...

Day 1397, Quillacas - Challapa

Distance: 77.23 km Ride time: 5:22:47 Average: 14.39 km/h Altitude: 3631 m Total: 27927 km When I was cycling in Australia I remember thinking that after arriving in South America it would probably not be ...

Day 1396, Salinas - Quillacas:

Distance: 70.47 km Ride time: 5:51:59 Average: 12.13 km/h Altitude: 3711 m Total: 27850 km After the interesting stay in Salinas I was leaving town as the party was ending. Many people were waiting at ...

Day 1394 - 1395, Tahua - Salin

Distance: 35.16 km Ride time: 4:08:05 Average: 8.51 km/h Altitude: 3732 m Total: 27779 km Cycling across the Salar de Uyuni had been a unique experience, and some of the easiest cycling in a long ...

Day 1393, Salar de Uyuni - Tah

Distance: 84.96 km Ride time: 5:22:47 Average: 15.83 km/h Altitude: 3707 m Total: 27744 km In the evening I had heard one Jeep making it's way across the Salar, but apart from that it had ...