Cycling The Globe

A Cycle Touring Expedition Around The World

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Thomas Andersen
Current Location: La Paz, Bolivia

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 ...

Day 1392, Salar de Uyuni: The

Distance: 60.17 km Ride time: 4:39:27 Average: 12.93 km/h Altitude: 3660 m Total: 27659 km I knew I was in for something special as I left the strange tourist town of Uyuni and headed towards ...

Day 1389 - 1391: Sulichi to Uy

Distance: 65.94 km Ride time: 6:34:19 Average: 10.04 km/h Altitude: 3650 m Total: 27599 km It was a cold morning as I woke up around sunrise and started taking the tent down. Normally I would ...

Day 1388, Atocha - Sulichi: Li

Distance: 37.74 km Ride time: 4:59:04 Average: 7.55 km/h Altitude: 3780 m Total: 27533 km Once again the people of Atocha had told me that the road would be mostly flat towards Uyuni, and once ...

Day 1386 - 1387, Tolamayu - At

Distance: 42.79 km Ride time: 5:01:12 Average: 8.56 km/h Altitude: 3658 m Total: 27495 km As I went to sleep last night I was expecting a very cold night in my tent. Much to my ...