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. Face and lips blue. In the utopia that comes to us all with minutes left of life. My second attempt. Success! Eight days self supported. I walked over 100 miles. I walked so much my hiking boots fell apart. But it sure was beautiful!
I watched the first sunrise of 2016 in Patagonia perched on a rock, in my sleeping bag with a wee bottle of whisky at 6 am, watching the sun rise over the Torres del Paine Towers.
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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 […] Click to continue reading →
The second day of cycling across South America and I awake to snow and a little fox playing close to my tent. I catch myself calling on the fox as I would a wee cute puppy and give myself a shake. When it snows in Scotland it’s absolutely ‘baltic’ but here it doesn’t seem so cold. Having […] Click to continue reading →
Greg also known as the 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 heroes. I have so many […] Click to continue reading →
I find no alternative than to abandon my belongings each day inside my tent, as I explore the trails of the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Hoping my world remains inside my tent on my return. This is Patagonia hen. Naw Glesga. And I needn’t worry. It’s breakfast time and I’m sitting with Pierrette, another girl hiking […] Click to continue reading →
I began cycling the world in 2014 and two years on I remembered how much I loved hiking the Munro’s back home in Scotland. I wondered why I wasn’t hiking the world as well as cycling it. Now I’m pedalling in my hiking boots with a 70 litre rucksack strapped to the back of my […] Click to continue reading →
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 Click to continue reading →
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 camping, reserved exclusively for cycle tourers. I’ve wanted South America […] Click to continue reading →
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. Click to continue reading →
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! Click to continue reading →
The Patagonian Wind Cycling from Argentina into Chile. Brutal. Click to continue reading →
Merry Xmas from Patagonia! Cycling from the End of the World in Snow! Click to continue reading →
My best friend and I are crying, struggling to let go of each other. “You be careful and make sure you come back”, she pleads with me. This is it. I am on my way. Finally embarking on the biggest dream I have ever had. South America. I can’t quite believe it. On arriving to Glasgow’s Queen Street […] Click to continue reading →
End of Route 3 A famous route for long distance cyclists is the Pan American Highway which ends in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Also known as route 3, cyclists from all over the world begin at it’s starting point in Alaska and cycle 17,848 km through Canada, USA and South America to reach it’s end […] Click to continue reading →
Tierra del Fuego National Park lies 12 km to the West of Ushuaia. An area where the Patagonian Andes, forests and lakes meet ocean. This is a guide for the cycle tourer to the practicalities of spending time in the wilderness of the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Click to continue reading →