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Cycling Patagonia

Nov 2015 – July 2016

Patagonia spans both Argentina and Chile and is a region of outstanding natural beauty.

Home to six national parks, the Andes mountains, glaciers and deserts.

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  [stextbox id=”ValidID” caption=”CaptionText”]World bike girl – a journey by bicycle for human and animal rights[/stextbox]   Ishbel HolmesIshbel, creator of World Bike Girl, has spent her life on bicycles, from road racing, to velodrome sprinting to cycling the world. She has pedalled across 20 countries solo and promotes commuting by bicycle. Much to the

Frozen Everything – the End of Cycling Patagonia.

I awake one Autumn Patagonian morning.  I am cold.  My sleeping bag is soaked through.  I try to open my tent.  I can’t.  The zipper is frozen shut.  Why is my sleeping bag wet?  I panic and force the tent’s zipper open.  Everything outside is white.  I am cold.  Why is my sleeping bag wet?

The High and Lows of Patagonia

Cycling Patagonia.  The foxes stole my food.  The birds of prey stole my food.  The man stole my jacket.  I ran out of water and I cried. I achieved my ultimate dream of hiking the Torres del Paine Circuit in Patagonia.  Albeit the first attempt I got rescued on Xmas Day in a snow storm.

Patagonia; My Epic Movie

On leaving Tolhuin Bakery I am gifted with an incredible tail wind and I’m cycling on the highs of a Glee movie-set for 70 glorious kilometres.  Then my head is down and I’m pushing at my pedals achieving no more than 7 kph.  I will learn all too soon this is only a whisper of what the Patagonian wind has in store

The Cycle Adventure Begins

Greg also known as the [ilink url=”http://thestarvingcyclist.blogspot.cl/” style=”note”]The Starving Cyclist[/ilink] is arriving to Ushuaia just as I’ve finished in the Tierra del Fuego Park.  I haven’t met Greg before but we are Facebook friends and he’s been cycling the world for almost four years.  I’m excited as I pedal to the airport to meet one of my cycling