Costa Rica 2010
Penas Blancas (Nicaraguan border) to LaCruz 19Ks
Good 2-lane road with no shoulder. Light traffic but fast buses and trucks. Lush scenery. NE (tail) wind. Gradually rolling up to 11Ks then down for 2Ks then climb moderately then gradually to 18Ks, veer left into La Cruz at 19Ks.
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In Novemver 2007 San Salvador Airport south to the Honduras border
San Salvador airport to Usulutan 74Ks
From the airport to the junction CA2, 5 Ks. Then south on CA2, 2- lanes, some traffic, some trucks with a 3 meter shoulder. Very good. Gradual rolling. OK scenery with views of Volcanos to the north. 25Ks to Zacatecoluca.… Continue reading El Salvador Route Descriptions & Maps
Day-by-Day Itinerary Belize
Guatemala Border to Belize City 132Ks
Rough and slow to El Cayo (San Ignacio) for 16Ks. In Belize, distances worked in miles. Rain. After Cayo, it’s a beautiful road with hardly any traffic. A few small hills. Pretty rich farms, then scrubby vegetation. 37Ks to Belmopan and 54Ks to Hattieville and finally a busier… Continue reading Belize Route Descriptions & Maps
Kuah Pier to Cenang 25Ks, Langkawi Island (Sea view route)
Bukit Malut Road 8Ks along coast. 2Ks easy climb then moderate rolling hills and sea views. 2-lanes, no shoulder, moderate traffic, flattens out. After 20Ks, left on Jalan Pantai Tengah into Cenang at 25Ks.
Cenang to Kuah Pier (interior route)
Toward the airport 3Ks then right (follow signs… Continue reading Malasia Route Descriptions & Maps
We were on the road and occasionally on the water for the next three weeks. From Mc Donald’s, we pedaled another damp 25 miles to Wakayama; then took a two hour ferry to Tokushima on the Island of Shikoku. We spent 10 days circling the near empty east, the bucolic south and occasionally busy… Continue reading Japan 2007 Route Descriptions & Maps
Rinku Town to Wakauama Port 33Ks
Along Hwy 26 (not the expressway). Poor bike path (sidewalk). At 20Ks cut inland. Sometimes there’s no bike path. Sometimes there’s a bike path (separate). Gradual climb to 20Ks then down. At 31Ks over a river then right to Wakayama Port at 33Ks.
2… Continue reading Japan 2013 Route Descriptions & Maps
March, 1998 – China – Kunming to Kunming
Almost all main streets have bike lanes which are slow and busy.
Kunming to Chuxiong 160Ks by expressway, 176 Ks by Hwy 320
Out of city, bike lane with divider on the highway for 25Ks, then expressway splits from Hwy 320, then old Burma Road. No bikes allowed… Continue reading China Route Descriptions & Maps
Kota Kinabalu (KK) to Kota Belud 67Ks
Out along coast, south, 4-lanes with a wide shoulder. Past the Mosque then past the university. At 14Ks, junction, Hwy.#606 right toward Tuaran (there is a sign). **Best to go left toward port. This road has a shoulder. Follow around back to Hwy.#1 after… Continue reading Borneo Route Descriptions & Maps
Antigua to Iztapa 99Ks
From Antigua take the highway toward Ciudad Vieja. At 3Ks, turn right on dirt road and over a small bridge to New Highway 4Ks. Cross winds from the west. Skirt around Ciudad Viejo ( 7Ks) and at 9Ks back to the Highway, turn right. At 13Ks, the road to Alotenango. It’s… Continue reading Guatemala Route Descriptions & Maps
Las Americas Airport to Santo Domingo 30Ks
This is a busy flat 30 Ks on a divided highway with a shoulder. Urban riding in Santo Domingo is with traffic but not bad. The streets are wide, especially the Malecon (along the coast). You must be cautious about leaving your bike.
Santo Domingo to La Romana 110Ks
Ride the… Continue reading Dominican Republic Route Descriptions & Maps