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August 10th, 2010
South America: Calling all cyclists! Tour d’Afrique’s epic new tour

In the world of travel, there is truly a destination or trip for everyone…and every interest. Today, we’re calling all cyclists to check out  this amazing trip through South America!

Tour d’Afrique, the company that first introduced cross-continental cycling, just opened up a 4,070-mile trans-continent, 80-day cycling expedition called Vuelta Sudamericana that departs Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sept. 25 and ends Dec. 13 in Lima, Peru.

The epic journey will travel under and around 20,000-foot peaks in the Andes and up the Pacific Coast through Chile enroute through Bolivia to Machu Picchu and then on to the finish line in Lima, Peru.

Who is this trip for? Cyclists will average 35 to 50 miles per day on rough dirt and gravel roads and up to 100+ miles on good paved roads. One stretch includes an entire day of climbing followed by a wild two hour descent from an altitude of 12,000 feet to sea level.

“Traveling by bike allows you to immerse yourself in a foreign culture, to smell strange and wonderful foods cooking as you roll through a village, to share a home-made beer in a country inn, to feel the temperature drop as you relentlessly climb to the top of a mountain pass, and to observe how the culture and vegetation changes across landscapes. Such experiences create the Zen of long-distance cycle touring,” said Henry Gold, founder and director.

Price: the full tour is 5,900. The journey can also be experienced as five distinct shorter segments with pricing starting at 800.

Tour d’Afrique also offers four other epic journeys across other continents.

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