See South America from Top to Bottom
This July, Tour d’ Afrique will roll out the world’s longest supported cycling tour, the South American Epic, a legend-making five-and-a-half month journey from Cartagena, Colombia all the way to the shores of Drake Passage overlooking Antarctica. You don’t have to sign up for all 8,500 miles and 131 days of riding (plus 33 rest days) and shell out almost $20K to join; that is, unless you have the time, cash and calories to burn (lucky bastard).
If you can spare two weeks, you can hop in the saddle for any portion of the amazing cross-continental ride, which will pass through 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, and a dozen national parks (from $2100 per person, tourdafrique.com). It runs through December, so you still have plenty of time to secure time off of work. The best part: The tour takes care of all the little details—from transporting your luggage to setting up campsites to providing nutritious meals from their experienced chef—along the way so all you have to do is focus on pedaling and absorbing the adventure of a lifetime.
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