After a long but comfortable bus ride (32h), I arrived in Quito where I went to the Casa de Ciclista in Tumbaco, which is a suburb of Quito. After a few days resting, I started my last couple of days cycling in South America. From Tumbaco I headed South direction Cotopaxi National Park. It is only 70k away, but cobblestones made the progress slow. Because I didn’t had any plan where to cycle, the next day I just cycled in the park, choose a windless spot behind some rocks and enjoyed the day. Before lunch I met a French cyclist, who was heading towards Columbia. I didn’t have any plans, so I joined him riding north again. The next days we rode together until El Angel, about 50k from the Columbian border, where I took a bus back to Tumbaco.
In a way it felt strange to disassemble the bike, while others in the Casa de Ciclista made plans for their next stretches. I am so glad that I choose the bike for my travel. I met so many helpful and interesting people, I learned a lot – about myself and other, and it was so much fun, that I don’t want to miss it. Take a bike and ride to places you want to go, you will definitely not regret it. Happy Riding!