Cycling above the Clouds

Riding the Andes by Bicycle


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Changing Landscapes

Following the previous short day, I planned to ride a longer 120km to a town called Buga. Most of the first half of the day would be downhill, so I was still expecting that it would be a fairly easy ride. What I hadn’t anticipated was just how much the landscape and would change – visible most significantly in the varying fruit and veg growing at the side of the road.

I started off in the familiar territory of the coffee and avocado plantations, with their little button trees dotting the hillsides.

As I descended and the temperature warmed, these soon morphed into banana and plantain trees, casting long shadows with their fingery leaves

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