Carl-David Granbäck @carl-david-granback ?

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  • ThumbnailWhen I set off from Medellín, I realized that my bike was starting to fall apart. My tubes easily cracked in the heat and I couldn’t find 28” tubes with thin racing valve stems in Colombia. The cassette was loose, the handlebar was loose and some attachment at the front-wheel was also loose. And the chain […]

  • ThumbnailThe turn has now come to the last and final country on the trip, Colombia! During the trip, almost all the people that I met who had been here told me it was their favourite country, so I’ve been very curiuos about coming here myself. Despite a rather recent violent history, Colombia and its people made […]

  • ThumbnailEcuador is the smallest country I have cycled through on my trip, but nevertheless very diverse and rich in nature. Almost immediately after crossing the Peruvian border, the dry coastal climate changed to become more tropical and the humidity hit me by surprise. Banana plantations and fields of cacao stretched all the way to the horizon. […]

  • ThumbnailEcuador is the smallest country I have cycled through on my trip, but nevertheless very diverse and rich in nature. Almost immediately after crossing the Peruvian border, the dry coastal climate changed to become more tropical and the humidity hit me by surprise. Banana plantations and fields of cacao stretched all the way to the horizon. […]

  • ThumbnailBefore leaving the coast behind in favor for Cordillera Blanca, Peru’s trekking and climbing Mecca, I had a “mission” to do in a fishing village called Végueta. I was contacted by a man before I started the trip when he read one of the articles about it. He asked me to visit an old employee and […]

  • ThumbnailI left La Paz and headed up to the suburb El Alto on the crazy highway, where drivers sometimes overtook others on the right side by using the shoulder! The same day, I reached Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. I had a nice time cycling along the peaceful shores, watching people harvesting the abundant […]

  • ThumbnailAs I mentioned in the second last post, I wanted to do a detour down to the lowlands of Bolivia to see jungle, get some warmth and see parts of the country other than the altiplano. This detour got a bit longer than I first thought, since I decided to head all the way to Trinidad […]

  • Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new post, Activity, on the site 7 years, 1 month ago

    Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new blog post: The Bolivian Lowlands %s

    As I mentioned in the second last post, I wanted to do a detour down to the lowlands of Bolivia to see jungle, get some warmth and see parts of the country other than the altiplano. This detour got a bit longer than I first thought, since I decided to head all the way to […]

  • ThumbnailAfter a few days rest in Uyuni and a 3-day ride to Potosí, I and Jenny took the bus to La Paz with the intent to climb Bolivias highest mountain Sajama. This mountain is an old volcano with the impressive height of 6,542 m, and it is located in a national park with the same name, […]

  • Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new post, Activity, on the site 7 years, 2 months ago

    Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new blog post: Sajama – 6,542 m! %s

    After a few days rest in Uyuni and a 3-day ride to Potosí, I and Jenny took the bus to La Paz with the intent to climb Bolivias highest mountain Sajama. This mountain is an old volcano with the impressive height of 6,542 m, and it is located in a national park with the same […]

  • ThumbnailLeaving Purmamarca behind, a steep 2,000 m climb started winding its way up onto the altiplano. When we asked for water at the last houses before the climb, the people living there were right in the middle of desperately trying to catch two hens that were afraid of the dogs and hiding inside a big thorny bush. […]

  • Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new post, Activity, on the site 7 years, 3 months ago

    Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new blog post: The Laguna Route Into Bolivia %s

    Leaving Purmamarca behind, a steep 2,000 m climb started winding its way up onto the altiplano. When we asked for water at the last houses before the climb, the people living there were right in the middle of desperately trying to catch two hens that were afraid of the dogs and hiding inside […]

  • ThumbnailI have now reached Jujuy, the northernmost province of Argentina, and it is with mixed feelings that I soon leave this amazing country behind! This place has one of the most varied landscapes that I’ve ever seen. From the untouched wilderness of Tierra del Fuego, to blue Patagonian glaciers, transparent trout rivers, arid steppe filled with […]

  • Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new post, Activity, on the site 7 years, 3 months ago

    Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new blog post: Adiós, Argentina! %s

    I have now reached Jujuy, the northernmost province of Argentina, and it is with mixed feelings that I soon leave this amazing country behind! This place has one of the most varied landscapes that I’ve ever seen. From the untouched wilderness of Tierra del Fuego, to blue Patagonian glaciers, transparent trout rivers, arid steppe filled […]

  • ThumbnailThe route has lately revealed some of the highest mountains of the Andean mountain range, among them the highest peak outside the Himalayas – Aconcagua (6,962 m). It has been a nice change from the flat steppe to climb some passes and get more curves. The climate has become a bit more chilly these days because the […]

  • Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new post, Activity, on the site 7 years, 4 months ago

    Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new blog post: Andean Mountains %s

    The route has lately revealed some of the highest mountains of the Andean mountain range, among them the highest peak outside the Himalayas – Aconcagua (6,962 m). It has been a nice change from the flat steppe to climb some passes and get more curves.
    Aconcagua (6,962 m)
    <img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4585286901_4ba8ce826b.jpg&quot; alt="El Elcazar" border="0" […]

  • ThumbnailI left Zapala with a raging headwind forcing me to make an average of only 8 km/h all the way to the next town. Fortunately, I arrived just before dark and rewarded myself with a family pizza. The next morning was completely calm and sunny, and this weather actually lasted for almost one week, which on […]

  • Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new post, Activity, on the site 7 years, 5 months ago

    Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new blog post: Finally In Mendoza! %s

    I left Zapala with a raging headwind forcing me to make an average of only 8 km/h all the way to the next town. Fortunately, I arrived just before dark and rewarded myself with a family pizza. The next morning was completely calm and sunny, and this weather actually lasted for almost one week, which […]

  • ThumbnailIt feels great to be on the road again! I continued north from Bariloche through the Seven Lakes District and enjoyed sunny days without any wind while cycling through dense forests, glassy lakes and rivers with plenty of trout. I made stickers for the bike with the blog address while staying in Bariloche, and this is great […]

  • Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new post, Activity, on the site 7 years, 6 months ago

    Carl-David Granbäck wrote a new blog post: From Forests To Steppe %s

    It feels great to be on the road again! I continued north from Bariloche through the Seven Lakes District and enjoyed sunny days without any wind while cycling through dense forests, glassy lakes and rivers with plenty of trout.
    Seven Lakes District
    Mirror
    I made stickers for the bike […]

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