The Road ... TakenWelcome to ipedaler.com, for those of you who don’t know me, my name’s Paul… and you will soon enough. This page contain details regarding my journey, bicycling from Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, down to Tierra del Fuego at the Southern tip of South America, and finally back up to Sao Paulo, Brazil. If you’d like to keep abreast of my progress, please bookmark the main page. Hope you like the site, and if you enjoy my writing, photographs, or were inspired by my voyage, please leave a donation in the Support the Journey section of the site to help me continue my travels.

The Route:

Originating from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, the plan is to then head Southwest through Alabama, and Mississippi until hitting the Gulf Coast and then follow it down through Louisiana and Texas to Mexico. In Mexico the route will mostly continue along the Eastern side of the country, passing down through Tamaulipas, Veracruz, a detour to Mexico City, then Tabasco and Chiapas. From there I will be entering Guatemala and follow the highland route down to El Salvador, from where I will zig-zag Southeast through Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and finally to Panama. Since the Darien Gap (the land route between Panama and Colombia) has no roads which pass through it and is virtually impassible (due to jungle, swamps, and guerilla/smuggler activity) a sailing vessel will be chartered to carry me from the Caribbean Coast of Panama to Cartagena on the Northern coast of Colombia.
Upon reaching Colombia, the plan is to essentially follow the Andean Ridge on the Western side of South America down through Ecuador, Peru, slightly Eastward to Bolivia, and then down to Argentina. Whilst making my way towards the bottom point of the continent, I will at some point cross over into Chile for a period and then cross back into Argentina to continue Southward until reaching the city of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, the bottom of the world (or at least the Americas). At this point I basically turn around, head back up North along the Atlantic Coast (East side) of South America, passing through Buenos Aires to Uruguay and finally making my way through the last stretch to Sao Paulo, the city of my birth, and my planned destination – for now.


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