190 mi. / 306 km5-7 days
Ruta del Capitan Lemos24 Sep 28 Mark and HanaThis rugged crossing of the Continental Divide between Argentina and Chile rewards hard graft with peerless singletrack riding. The Dry Andes offer a unique mountain experience, with their colourful bedrock, high passes, deep valleys and gaucho culture. Follow in the rock studded footsteps of Charles Darwin and the military campaign that gained Chilean independence from Spanish rule, but be prepared for a challenging hike-a-bike and lofty heights.
680 mi. / 1,094 km18 days
Trans-Mexico Bikepacking Route (Sur)29 Nov 21 Mark and Hana Latin AmericaBy means of dirt roads, quiet pavement, and one brief but challenging hike-a-bike, the Trans-Mexico Sur completes the full 3,500 kilometer route by making its way from the arid Valles Centrales into the humid southeast of the country as it crosses mountains and jungle-covered lowlands and hill country toward the Guatemala border.
1468 mi. / 2,363 km40 days
Trans-Mexico Bikepacking Route (Norte)158 Nov 20 Mark and Hana Latin AmericaThe Trans-Mexico bikepacking route is a 3,500-kilometer, dirt-focused tour designed to take in Mexico’s most culturally and geographically interesting regions from north to south. The Norte segment tackles a big swathe of Mexico’s mountain country, from the subtropical coast of Mazatlan to the arid altiplano and the forested Sierra Madre...
Inca Roads (video)8 Jun 18 Mark and Hana / video
Our friends Mark Watson and Hana Black just finished this video about their challenging side trip in Peru. The two cycled a series of roads originally traveled by foot to access the great, iconic citadels of the Incan empire…
780 mi. / 1,255 km22 days
Camino Del Puma: Peru and Bolivia67 Jan 17 Mark and Hana Latin AmericaSparsely populated, diverse in landscapes, and rich in culture and history, the southwestern corner of Peru is a remarkable region to tour by bike. Camino Del Puma follows a high elevation route from Arequipa to Lago Titicaca and back. Forming a 1,255 kilometer loop, the route weaves through the colorful landscapes of Peru’s dramatic Central Volcanic Zone, rolls easily along the sunny plains surrounding sparkling Lago Titicaca, skirts the arid northern margin of the Atacama Desert, and dives into one of the country’s deepest canyons, all the while connecting an interesting string of remote towns and pueblitos.
329 mi. / 529 km10 days
Ruta Maya de los Cuchumatanes, Guatemala29 Aug 6 Mark and Hana Latin AmericaThe Sierra de los Cuchumatanes are sometimes called the Peru of Guatemala. It’s a well earned moniker. The vertical relief of this upland region’s valleys and ranges, its remoteness, and its isolated, traditional cultures all serve to make this an extremely rewarding—and challenging—region to explore by bicycle.