Pacific to Atlantic

by bicycle

This is it!

 

I am back in Berlin after more than two months on the road, and have a couple of days to relax and do the math. This is what it all adds up to:

4,724      meters above sea level, highest point on the way;
3,757      kilometers rode on the bicycle;
2,500      kilometers traveled by bus;
12             flat tires;
3                countries crossed;
2                oceans;
1                amazing adventure.

And this is how it looks on the map (you can see it in more detail here):

What in the beginning seemed like a crazy dream eventually came true and took me from one side of the continent to the other, from ocean to ocean. I saw desserts, jungle, mountains, villages, towns and cities, and tasted every food I found on the way. I met people from all over the world, each with a story to tell, and all of them curious about my story. I spent time in peoples’ houses, was invited for dinner and received many gifts. I learned how to cook sudado de pescado, was offered açaí in the Bolivian jungle and ate tacacá for the first time in Rio Branco. I had my friends all over the world and my family back home always by my side, encouraging me  when I was worried or tired. For all of the above I am thankful.

 

 

— The End —

Rio de Janeiro

This is the reward Brazil gave me at the end of my adventure. I arrived in Rio, a cidade mais lindo do mundo after a short detour to Manaus.
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Porto Seguro

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After arriving in Porto Seguro, I spent two days relaxing and touring a bit. Apart from having one of the best beaches in Brasil, Continue reading

Day 42: Eunápolis to Porto Seguro (12.05, 64 km)

The hours went by very fast, and all of a sudden the Atlantic ocean was lying in front of me. I reached the shore, celebrated with an água de coco and called my friends and my family.

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Day 41: Salto da Divisa to Eunápolis (11.05, 84 km)

This is the last ride before the big day tomorrow. Weather is good, skies clear, and the first part of the day was very calm, because I was riding on a secondary road.

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Day 40: Jacinto to Salto da Divisa (10.05, 54 km)

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I had a late breakfast and started the day relaxed – last part of chão today, less than 60 kilometers. Continue reading

Day 39: Pedra Grande to Jacinto (09.05, 90 km)

The day is cloudy and it looks like it will rain. Through the mist I see the rocks appearing here and there, like popping out from the earth below.

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