Missing friends goes hand in hand with long term travel. It’s the toughest part to it and the biggest reason people struggle to stay on the road for a long time. Here’s a video I made so far away from the people I love … Cherise your loved ones. WBG xxx Ishbel HolmesCreator of World Bike Girl, Ishbel is
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.
My ultimate travel dream of South America comes crashing down to earth with a bang into the gusts of wind so brutal, pushing me this way and that all over the road. Cycling out from Ushuaia airport I’m scared at my inability to control my bicycle and pedal only 3 km before retreating to the [ilink url=”http://www.refugiodelmochilero.com/” style=”note”]Mochilero [/ilink] camping, reserved exclusively for cycle tourers.
Cycling South America solo for four months now. Pedalling through the most extraordinary landscapes of my world tour. Walking over glaciers. Drinking from waterfalls. Marvelling at King Penguins Hiking and cycling some of the planets most remote, spectacular and beautiful off road trails. Ishbel HolmesCreator of World Bike Girl, Ishbel is one of the most experienced female cyclists in the world. The
After a whopping sixty four hours of travel to reach the most southernly town in the world, my plane descends with my face stuck to the window. It’s impossible to open my eyes wide enough to take in the incredible uninterrupted snow capped peaks that make up the worlds longest mountain range; the Andes.
On Xmas Day I begin a 10 day unassisted trek around the Torres del Paine in Chile, South America. This Scottish girl can’t quite believe she is about to realise her ultimate travel dream of many years – The Torres del Paine! Carrying 10 days of food with all camping and cooking equipment is heavy! Of
Ishbel HolmesCreator of World Bike Girl, Ishbel is one of the most experienced female cyclists in the world. The bicycle has taken her from commuting, to road racing , to velodrome sprinting to cycling the world. Much to the dismay of her friends, she is an avid wearer of socks and sandals. http://worldbikegirl.com
Having to pedal 50 km back the way I came through dust after days of a gruelling head wind was no match for the absolute joy of cycling to the King Penguins! Watch this video! You can find more videos of this solo girl cycling around Patagonia on the World Bike Girl You Tube channel!
It’s not all rosy cycling around the world! There are some really tough moments that stretch you way past your limits as a human being and a cyclist. Especially being a woman travelling on your own. Sometimes you are in complete wilderness and no help is coming your way. You are on your own and it’s up