Small statistic with complete route

Period:
from the 27th of May until the 18th August 2003

Winter in Chile/Bolivia/Perú
Summer/Rainy season in Venezuela

Some statistical data about this journey:
  • Highest altidute by bicycle: 4,800 mts, on foot/car 5,495 mts.
  • The highest temperature was around 45C, the lowest at -20C
  • Maximum water temperature: 30C (at -20C air temperature...)
  • The cycling computer was not working anymore after only two weeks of use, so I don't have much data about most of the cycling days.


  • Rain and wind:
  • 1x light dizzle in Bolivia
  • rest of the time Chile, Bolivien und Perú was without rain! (unspoilt scenery!)
  • 1 day headwind in Chile
  • 1 Day very hard headwind in Bolivia
  • nearly every day rain and small thunderstorms in Venezuela


  • Sick days:
  • 2 days exhaustion/fever + 4 days diarrhoea in Bolivia
  • 1 day light heat-stroke in Venezuela
  • All the time on the Altiplano I had a scrabbed throat with a blody nose (extremely dry air)
  • 1-2 days light fever in the Atacama desert

  • (Note: all that could sound very strange now, but it was easily possible to bear the uncomfortabilities of a few illness days seperated on three months)


    Defects of the bicycle:
  • Broken fork due to an accident after my arrival in South America
  • Only 3 flat tires! (all at one day!)
  • deformed lowrider due to LanChile airlines
  • broken rear-view mirror
  • broken 1.5L bottle fix


  • Lost/stolen(?) things:
  • VauDe raincoat (stolen)
  • Camera tripod
  • CM 434 cycling computer (best what could happen...)



  •    Route and Weather   

    Germany/Alemania
    Day 1:
    Uetersen - Steinhuder Meer
    145,55 km
    Day 2:
    Steinhuder Meer - south of Beverungen
    144,79 km
    Day 3:
    south of Beverungen - Edersee
    99,41 km
    Day 4:
    Edersee
    51,45 km
    Day 5:
    Hiking without bicycle
    0,17 km
    Day 6:
    Edersee - Wißmar b. Gießen
    107,34 km
    Day 7:
    Wißmar b. Gießen - Frankfurt
    126,96 km
    Day 8-9:

    Frankfurt - São Paulo - Santiago de Chile - Antofagasta
    ca. 14.000 km
    Chile
    Day 9:
    Airport - Antofagasta
    ca. 30,00 km
    Day 10:
    Antofagasta
    Day 11:
    Antofagasta
    Day 12:
    Antofagasta - Ex-Oficina Prat
    ca. 127 km
    Day 13:
    Ex-Oficina Prat - Calama
    98,42 km
    Day 14:
    Calama
    Day 15:
    Calama
    Day 16:
    Calama/Chuquicamata
    Day 17:
    Calama - San Pedro de Atacama
    ca. 100km
    Day 18:
    San Pedro de Atacama
    Day 19:
    San Pedro de Atacama
    zusammen 53,62 km
    Day 20:
    San Pedro de Atacama / Geiseres del Tatio
    Day 21:
    San Pedro de Atacama - 3546 metros sobre el mar
    28,85 km
    Bolivia
    Day 22:
    3546 metros sobre el mar - Laguna Verde (4255m)
    21,81 km
    Day 23:
    Laguna Verde (4255m) - 4689m - Aguas Termales (4315m)
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 24:
    Aguas Termales (4315m) - 4822m - Laguna Colorada (4254m)
    34,57 km
    Day 25:
    Laguna Colorada (4254m) - 4556m - Campamento Capina (4405m)
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 26:
    Campamento Capina (4405m) - 4566m - Villa Mar (3950m)
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 27:
    Villa Mar (3950m) - 4068m - Alota (3793m)
    48,81 km
    Day 28:
    Alota (Resting day)
    Day 29:
    Alota (3793m) - 4207m - San Augustín (3818m)
    32,53 km
    Day 30:
    San Augustín (3818m) - 3888m - Colcha K (3753m)
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 31:
    Colcha K - Isla Inkawasi
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 32:
    Isla Inkawasi - Salar cerca Hotel de Sal
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 33:
    Salar cerca Hotel de Sal - Uyuni - Autobús a La Paz...
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 34:
    El Alto - La Paz
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 35:
    "Resting"day in La Paz
    Day 36:
    La Paz / Chacaltaya
    Day 37:
    La Paz (3819m) - Abra La Cumbre (4725m) - Yolosa (1470m) - Coroico (1983m)
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 38:
    Krank in Coroico
    Day 39:
    Krank in Coroico
    Day 40:
    Coroico - Caranavi
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 41:
    Caranavi - "Flussdorf"
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 42:
    "Flussdorf" - Guanay
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 43:
    Guanay
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 44:
    Guanay
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 45:
    Guanay / Minas de Oro
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 46:
    Guanay - Caranavi - nightbus...
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 47:
    ...nightbus - Rurrenabaque
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 48:
    Rurrenabaque - "Pampa"
    Day 49:
    "Pampa"
    Day 50:
    "Pampa" - Rurrenabaque
    Day 51:
    Rund um Rurrenabaque
    ca. 50 km
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 52:
    Rurrenabaque -(Flugzeug)- La Paz
    ca. 20 km
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 53:
    La Paz
    Day 54:
    La Paz - Tiquina
    ca. 105 km
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 55:
    Tiquina - Copacabana
    ca. 60 km-Tacho defekt-
    Day 56:
    Copacabana - Isla del Sol
    Day 57:
    Wanderung auf der Isla del Sol
    Day 58:
    Isla del Sol - Puno (Perú)
    Perú
    Day 59:
    Puno / Islas Floantes / Isla Taquile
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 60:
    Cusco
    Day 61:
    Surroundings of Cusco
    Day 62:
    Cusco
    Day 63:
    Cusco - Aguas Calientes
    Day 64:
    Aguas Calientes / Machupicchu
    Day 65:
    Aguas Calientes - Cusco - Nachbus nach Nasca
    Day 66:
    nightbus nach Nasca - Palpa
    ca. 50 km
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 67:
    Palpa - Ica (Laguna Huacachina)
    ca. 100 km
    -Tacho defekt-
    Day 68:
    Laguna Huacachina
    Day 69:
    Laguna Huacachina - Lima (Aeropuerto)
    Venezuela
    Day 70:

    Lima (Aeropuerto) - Caracas (Aeropuerto Maiquetía) - Naiguatá
    ca. 38 km
    - Tacho defekt -
    Day 71:

    Naiguatá - Caracas
    ca. 10 km
    - Tacho defekt -
    Day 72:
    Caracas
    Day 73:
    Caracas - Choroní
    (My Birthday)
    Day 74:
    Choroní
    Day 75:
    Choroní (heat-stroke)
    Day 76:
    Choroní - Chuao - Choroní
    Day 77:
    Choroní - Maracay - Mérida
    Day 78:
    Mérida
    Day 79:
    Mérida / Monterrey
    Day 80:
    Mérida / Tabay
    Day 81:
    Mérida / Pico Espejo (4765 m)
    Day 82:
    Mérida - Caracas
    Day 83:
    Caracas - ...
    Day 84:
    ... - Uetersen


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