In Episode 025 of Bike Tour Adventures, Davide shares his story of how he flew to Alaska with zero experience and has now cycled Alaska to Patagonia, and S. Africa to Egypt. He talks about adventures with grizzly and black bears, an exploding iphone, Egyptian police and other amazing stories.
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~ 30 sec Introduction to Episode 11.
~ 2 min Davide introduces himself, 4 years cycling and still going
~ 5m30s What made him decide to do a bike tour from Alaska to Patagonia, reading Cycling Home from Siberia
~ 12m30s 3 seasons of Alaska, getting food sponsorships, encounters with bears and wolves
~ 17 min Cycling in S. America, Baja Mexico, the Darian Gap and ways around it
~ 35 min Best country/countries in S. America
~ 38 min How he got to Africa, getting a new bike, and what cycling in Africa is like
~ 42m40s Almost quitting the bike tour in Africa
~ 46 min Best places and worst places to bike tour in Africa
~ 57m30s All about his bike setup and what he is carrying in his bags
~ 1h3m How to calculate distances and timing when planning for Warmshowers, travelling slow, discovering the “real” parts of a country
~ 1h6m iPhone exploding in Sudan
~ 1h13m Making enough money to eat and travel, keeping the food budget down
~ 1h23m Is accepting free food acceptable or is using peoples’ generosity?
~ 1h33m Different ways people make money to tour/travel
~ 1h39m Introduction of next episode