Northern Colombia by Bicycle: Cycling Cartagena via Santa Marta, Bucaramanga and Santa Cruz de Mompox back to the Caribbean coast (Travel Pictorial) (Paperback)
Although bike tours in Bogota and Cartagena are popular, soft-pedaling around the city streets is not the same as cycling Colombia's highways. Yet Colombia is a cycling country and Colombians ride their bikes everywhere. Unfortunately, only a few foreign tourists dare to ride a bicycle on the same roads they do. Discover the freedom of cycling along the Caribbean from Cartagena to Santa Marta, up the Andes to Bucaramanga and back to the coast via Santa Cruz de Mompox crossing the floodplain of the Rio Magdalena and the Maria Hills. Photographed and written by an author of many bicycle touring adventures, the photographic coverage of the journey is an 18-stage pictorial of an amazing passage. With 112 photographs, informative and entertaining captions, details of stages and distances, a list of accommodations, and the journey-related GPX tracks you can download, the book promises to entice any intrepid or armchair traveler.