Last border crossing into Colombia... I think we both were hoping for better weather after a wet month in Ecuador.
Spot the famous cathedral in the background... Las Lajas Sanctuary, straddling a canyon.
Amazing elderly lady lugging heavy wood up a steep hill.
A nice couple we met on the way down to the cathedral. He was a little shy, but his wife told us just to take a photo. His wife sold us a couple of candles to light in the cathedral.
Definitely one of the perks of cycling in Colombia, fresh tropical fruit on the roadside...
Coffee and banana plants at the roadside! Just what you need to keep you going...
The PANAM (panamerican highway), all the way from Alaska to Patagonia. This was a short section that we had to take coming from Ecuador to Colombia... but generaly we would try to avoid it due to the heavy traffic.
Colombian people are awesome! Very friendly and helpful... they definitely made the expericne in colombia unforgetable.
...and the award for the most dangerous driving in South America goes to... Colombia!
An incredible camp spot overlooking Laguna de la Cocha.
Some of our favourite times of the entire journey was spent in our little home from home.
Climbing a steep hill at 5km per hour, we bumped into a group of school kids. They started racing us up the hill and kept us entertained :)
The start of the famous Trampolin de la Muerte (Colombia's death road). It's claimed hundreds of lives as many vehicles fall off the edge, traversing the narrow gravel roads through the jungle.
We had hoped to make it all the way from Laguna de la Cocha to Macoa in one day, over 2 big passes but the road was so rough even the decent was slow, so we had to camp at the top of the second pass.
We were lucky to find this little workmans hut to pitch the tent, because otherwise there was just road and steep mountain side terrain.
Guillermo, one of the road workers, was kind enough to host us that night and even made us a cup of coffee in the morning :)
We rode through thick fog, out of the clouds down a massive decent to the amazon basin.
Fall into the abyss. A stick and a piece of tape to warn you not to go near the edge.
Trampolin de la Muerte
Out of the clouds and we can finally see the road ahead!
One of the most amazing experiences of the entire trip. We found a campsite near Macoa and the owner had a conservation project to replant trees in the Amazon Rainforest. He took us out for the afternoon guiding us through the dense forrest where we found a spot to plant 2 trees.