Most people have seen the famous pictures of South America. The ruins of the Incas surrounded by rainforest and deep valleys. Snow covered summits and volcanic cones. Indians in colourful traditional costumes. Magnificent granite pillars. Vast white salt plains and immense glaciers. South-America has so much more to offer. Bike Dreams has created a wonderful route which incorporates all the main attractions allowing you to experience the full beauty of the South American continent. We would like to introduce an incredible bike race/expedition : The Andes Trail, from the middle to the end of the world in 11.000 kilometres.
The start of The Andes Trail is at August 1st, 2014 from the equator, just outside Quito. The finish is 136 days later and 11.000 kilometres ( 6.875 miles ) further south in Ushuaia at December 14th, 2014.
You can expect all kinds of conditions along the trail. The majority of the roads is nicely paved, but you come also across some rough roads with washboards, rocks and loose sand. The weather conditions can also vary enormously in the Andes. Although we have chosen the best season, intense heat, severe rain showers, freezing temperatures and fierce winds are still possibilities. The high altitudes give an extra dimension to the tour. Anyway, smooth roads or dirt tracks, good or bad weather; it is all part of the game. You cover the kilometres within your own capabilities and in a pace you determine. This means that you can compete with the other participants and try to cover the distance as fast as possible, or you can choose to take it easy and enjoy the beauty of the Andes in all her facets. The landscape, the culture and the people.
The Andes Trail is more than just a normal bike ride. Its a combination of the physical challenge, the adventure, the appreciation of the natural beauty and above all, a mental freedom. Next to that, the bike journey is open for cyclists from all around the world to create an exceptional atmosphere, during as well as after the bike ride. The people of the Andes and your fellow-cyclists will make it a memorable journey.
More information: www.bike-dreams.com
The credo of Bike Dreams is: Life is not the dreams you have, but the dreams you realize.
Last update on this event: 22/08/2013
Event added: 22/08/2013