Taxi Tandem Tour, Colombia to Argentina
TOTAL DISTANCE: 5000+ miles
AVERAGE DAILY DISTANCE: 60 - 69 miles
TERRAIN: Main Roads
COUNTRIES: Colombia | Bolivia | Peru | Ecuador | Argentina | Chile
STARTING POINT ADDRESS: Turbo, Antioquia, Colombia
ENDING POINT: Buenos Aires, Argentina
DESCRIPTION: Starting March 2017, I will be setting off on my 'Taxi Tandem Tour', with nothing but myself, one tandem bicycle and one empty saddle! Riders needed!
What's it about? The ride will start in Turbo in Colombia on the 12th March and will traverse the west coast of South America, crossing the Andes mountains and finishing in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2017. The idea behind my trip is to be not only a cycling adventure, but also a social experiment! I am hoping to create a short film about the trip, focused on both the journey but also about the people I ride with along the way.
Who I'm looking for?
I am looking for energetic, adventurous, physically fit and sociable travellers to join me along weekly sections of my 8,000km route from Turbo (Colombia) to Buenos Aires (Argentina). Wild camping, riding in all conditions and getting rather disgusting and sweaty will be a big part of the trip. So I’m looking for people who aren’t too bothered about that sort of thing. This may be the first time you have done a cycling trip or sport adventure and I am not looking for athletic superheroes, I'm looking for people with a good basic level of fitness who are enthusiastic and ready to embark on a stupid adventure!
About me. I'm 23, English and after graduating 3 years ago have been living and working in France and Spain. Spending the last year and a half working in 'Pars Teatro/ Tailor's hostel' in Barcelona and meeting so many great people living out their adventures, I decided that it was time to start my own! I've always loved bikes and adventure, having just completed an 8 days cycle from Barcelona (Spain) to Bordeaux (France), but have always dreamt of doing a long distance trip of several months. Being a sociable guy who likes to chat and have a laugh, the idea of doing a long distance trip solo never appealed, and that's how I came up with my 'Taxi Tandem Tour' idea.
Preliminary dates and places (I will be adding more places soon. See the Facebook Page for the route)
Turbo (Colombia) – 11th March
Lima (Peru) – 31st May
La Paz (Bolivia) – 14th July
Buenos Aires (Argentina) – 15th September
Get onto my Facebook Page where you can see the route map.
Interested? Join my cycle tour today!