Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Over a 1/4 CENTURY OF STEVE (and friends and family) BICYCLE ADVENTURES

Grand Total: 48,150 kms and 38 countries (40,075 kms is the distance around the world via the equator)

Here you will find 3-4 photos from each bike trip, followed by a brief explanation of said trip below the photos.

1986 England, Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland 5,000km (Those of you who know me, would be disapointed if I didn't start with a road kill shot!)

1992 Puerto Vallarta Mexico to Panajachel Guatemala 4,000km

1994 San Diego - Cabo San Lucas – Mazatalan – Durango – Copper Canyon - Guaymas 4,000km

1996 Pasto Colombia to Muisne Ecuador 500km

1996 Ecuadorian Amazon (the entire length that is possible by road) – Pasto Colombia to the Peruvian border 1,300km

1998/99 Pasto Colombia to Arica Chile via Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia 5,000km (less 500km on the bus)

2000 Panajachel Guatemala to Colon Panama via El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica 3,000km

2004 Vancouver BC to California border via Pacific Coast 1,200
(This photo is from the internet, as I don't have any of this trip on my computer)

2005 - 31 passes in the Alps – Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, France 1,840km

2005 Benghazi Libya to the Egyptian border 700km

2005/06 Dubai UAE to Oman and return 2,300km

2006 Rome to Sicily via the west coast 1,400km

2006 East Africa – Counter clockwise around Lake Victoria – Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania 4,200km

2006 Amaan Jordan to Elat Israel on the Red Sea 500km

2007 Istanbul Turkey to Greece, Bulgaria and back to Istanbul 1100km

2007 Pasto to Santa Marta, Colombia 1750km

2007 Bogota to Pasto, Colombia 820km in 6 days

2008 Bogota to Caracas, Venezuela 1700kms in 14 days

2008 La Paz, Bolivia to Santiago, Chile 2800kms in 31 days

2009 Pasto, Colombia to Salinas, Ecuador via the Pacific coast 1150kms in 9 days.

2010 Quito Ecuador to Pasto Colombia and loop down to Mocoa in the Amazon and up to Popayan and back to Pasto. 900km in 9 days. With Studley!

January 2011. Bussed up to 4000m and biked down to a muggy 280m at Lago Agrio in the Amazon. 223km in 4 days. Ramon's 1st bike trip on his co-pilot!

Easter 2011 With Volker the Red Sausage. Julio Andrade along the Ecuador/Colombian border down to Lago Agrio....over the border at San Miguel and UP the Mocoa road to Pasto. 6 days 600kms.

Easter 2011. 7 cycling days....400km Baeza to Mendez, Ecuadorian Amazon. Tober-Zambrano family with Ash and Pugz for 5 days and Volker for 2 days. Carla's first bike trip!

July 2011 Quito to Esmeraldas...down the coast to San Clemente and back up the Andes the hard way via Quevedo, La Mana...to just before Latacunga. Double 4000m passes. 1000km and Studley with pneumonia the whole trip!

July 2011 4 day, 250km trip to the Amazon with Ramon and Studley. Bus to Km 24 off the Tena road...via Coca to Lago Agrio and bus back.

August 2011 Family bike trip along the Ecuadorian coast from Bahia de Caraquez to Salinas. 330kmm over the course of 2 weeks.

Jan 2012 Hosteria Reventador to Puerto el Carmen 350km in 7 days (inc a one day side trip) with Ramon on the tag a long
July-August 2012 Riobamba-Cuenca-Loja-Zamora-Mendez-San Jose de Morona. 1,000km in a month (700km with the kids in the triple) 

Feb 2013  Paso de la Virgen 4000m to Pacayacu 500m, just past Lago Agrio.  5 days - 275km
Emily's first bike tour and Carla's first trip solo on the tag a long.

Grand Total: 48,425 kms and 38 countries (40,075 kms is the distance around the world via the equator)

Next adventure: Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela to Manaus, Brazil. Then up the Amazon to Leticia, Colombia via boat. Or Indian Himilaya….New Dehli to world’s highest road at 5600m. Or Santiago Chile to Ushuia Argentina (Tierra del Fuego). Or.....just kick back in a hammock. But very likely more family cycling trips!  Update 2013....next trip will likely be the icefields parkway...Banff to Jasper.

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