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Cycling in South America and Asia

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1. Posted by MattyRex (Full Member 117 posts) 2y

Im going to be in Asia and South America next year and thought it would be pretty cool if i could cycle on some parts of my travels, rather than bus it.

Im in India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and then over to Peru, Bolivia, Chilie, Argentina and Brazil and wondered how hard it would be to buy a second hand bike in places? And is there any good routes that anyone could suggest?

Matt

2. Posted by mazarini (Budding Member 13 posts) 2y

It is very good idea to cycle during travelling. I want to try it too. Somewhere in India or another country.

3. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 410 posts) 2y

A friend of mine went on a motorcycle tour in Laos, and I also know some guys that toured around Mongolia on motorbikes (they were a Dutch/Belgian group I met on the Trans-Siberian railway). In both cases they arranged their tours through companies that provided the bikes, guides, etc. It seems like a smart way to go.

Or did you mean pedal bike? Bikes are pretty cheap in Asia, unless you want a high-end mountain bike. But bicycle theft is a big problem- keeping it locked is not enough, you need to keep it within sight at all times, or inside the place you're staying. If you buy a 'used' bike, you're buying a stolen bike, most likely.

4. Posted by MattyRex (Full Member 117 posts) 2y

Yeah i was thinking a pedal bike, but im also a fan of motorbiking around so see what happens.

Was thinking of cycling more in South America than Asia but if i could get a bike fairly easy then i'll cycle anywhere.

5. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member 860 posts) 2y

Have you checked crazy guy on a bike all sorts of people that have done amazing bicycling trips all over the world. Lots of great information.

Ahh and for motorcycles go here

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Sep-2012, at 14:56 by Dodger ]

6. Posted by MattyRex (Full Member 117 posts) 2y

Awsome! cheers for the links. Cycling is the way forward i think!