Our Top 10 Blogs For Cycling South America

by Bicycle NewsApril 23, 20190 comments
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The North American Epic and the South American Epic are our two longest tours – North America covering the most kilometres (14,515) and South America for the number of days (167). With the North American Epic now sold out and registrations starting to accumulate for next summer’s South American Epic, we thought it was a good time to point out of few of our best blogs about cycling the vast South American continent from top to tip.

1. Is Colombia Safe for Cycling?

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Our most recent blog addressed a common question that people ask about countries like Colombia. Read the full blog here.


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South American Epic


This challenging expedition offers you the best opportunity to explore the vastness and diversity of South America by bike. In keeping with the TDA…

2. Exploring Machu Picchu on the South American Epic

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This ancient part-time residence of the Incan leader Pachacuti was built and populated in the 15th century, before being abandoned sometime after Pachacuti’s death in 1472. The site remained unknown to the outside world for hundreds of years, with only local animal herders and wanderers knowing it existed. Only in the early 20th century did the incredible beauty of its location and structures gain fame, after an American historian, who mistook it for the ‘Lost City of the Incas’, found his way to Machu Picchu, Quechua for ‘Old Peak’.” Continue reading…

3. Cycling the Bolivian Salt Flats

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For solo and group cycle tourists alike, the Uyuni Salt Flats have become a must on any South American cycling odyssey. This blog breaks down our route from La Paz and on through the immense Salt Flats. Read the blog here.

4. Wine and Dine Like an Argentine

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After pedalling the gruelling Salt Flats on the Bolivian Plateau, Argentina can feel almost idyllic, as this blog explains. Read the full blog here.

5. Just another day on the South American Epic

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The title of this blog is a bit tongue in cheek. While in Chile on the 2015 South American Epic, TDA Founder Henry Gold explained the unexpected and implausible that does sometimes occur on our tours, keeping the ship upright and pointed towards Ushuaia. Read the blog here.

6. The Lake District: A Welcome Dose of Pleasant

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As the challenges and frustrations ebb and flow over the course of a half year of cycling South America, there are moments and sections that are a pleasant reprieve from hard days and harsh climates. Read about one such place in this blog.

7. Cycling Patagonia: Everything you need to know

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This go-to resource piece is one of our most read blogs of all time – for good reason. It’s packed with useful insight for any touring cyclist – solo or in a group – who is heading to Patagonia. Read all the details here.

8. 10 Reasons to Cycle South America from Top to Bottom

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This is a lighter post highlighting some of our favourite parts of South America that will hopefully inspire you to head there yourself. Read all 10 here.

9. A Few More Excellent Reasons Why You Should Cycling South America

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OK, so we got carried away and gave you a few more reasons. Read and enjoy.

10. Cycling South America: 8 Epic Climbs and Descents

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If there is one geographic feature that symbolizes South America, it is undoubtedly the Andes Mountain Range. Read about our favourite rides in the mountains of South America.

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