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. Stretching 7,242 km, this mass of land seems stuck in an ice age more suited for giant dinosaurs than a Scottish girl and her bicycle. I gulp hard knowing I will pedal through this seemingly impossible territory. For the first time in 2 years of cycling the world a thought of acquiring a map enters my mind. Perhaps a compass too. But I’ve never used a compass before and it’s highly conceivable I could get this so wrong. But I want to get it so right. I don’t want to die.
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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 […] 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! Continue reading →
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 […] Continue reading →
The Patagonian Wind Cycling from Argentina into Chile. Brutal. Continue reading →