When you’re planning a once in a lifetime road trip, there’s really only one destination to choose: the USA. There is something magical and mysterious about routes across America and the great American road journey.
But with so many routes and roads to choose from, just how do you go about picking one?
And why go East to West, when you can drive North to South?
If you think great trekking begins and ends in Nepal then think again. On the other side of the world is Chile, a remarkable country that is criss-crossed by ancient native trails, rainforest tracks, wind-thrashed rock hikes and off-trail rambles.
The trail infrastructure is well-managed, with 2000 kilometres of recognised paths served by ledgible signs, handy access points, campsites and footbridges.
The government is busy enhancing Chile’s reputation for great trekking still further by building the Sendero de Chile which, when completed, will span a staggering 9700 kilometres. It will lie like a vein through the centre of South America and be the longest uninterrupted walking trail in the world.
Mountain bikes go where other cycles would never dare. Identified by knobbly tires and enhanced frames – some even have suspension set-ups befitting of a 4×4 – these machines are made ready for a ride on the wild side.
Straight off the road and onto a nearby track, you’ll soon notice the extra grip and feel the suspension compressing into the divots and drops.
But for real challenges, it’s likely you’ll have to look farther afield. So when the local field loses its appeal, just where can you head to get the really rough stuff and the most from your bike? read more
All eyes have been on Peru lately, especially those in the surfing fraternity. That’s because the 2010 Billabong ISA Word Surfing Games has just ended and Peru came out top! The host nation beat all-comers and reminded the world of Peru’s wave-riding pedigree.
After a week-long battle in tough conditions, the Peruvian team secured overall gold having held off the Australians. Punta Hermosa was the chosen beach; just 35 miles south of the capital Lima it was a great choice. That said, Peru has more to offer than just this beach: much more! read more
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