African Route

Please note I will not arrive in Cairo until the 3 of March – This page won’t be updated until I get going!!

This is the route I’m following in Africa. Each marker shows where I spend the night each day, blue for the days I cycled and orange when I’m off the bike.

There is a page for each country with information about:

  • Start and finish point of each day
  • Daily distance in km
  • Total for each country

The pages show the countries in the chronological order in which I cycled them. When I visited a country twice I’ve put the information together in the page of that country.

On the days I crossed a border, the day is split into two and it shows in the table of each country

Please note distances are approximate as I haven’t got an odometer and I use Maps. Me and Google Maps to calculate the daily distance.

Blanca on a Bike is heading for Africa


Have you ever had a dream? Something that you always wanted to do? Or do you enjoy reading about places, the world, cycling and more? I did.

Initially Blanca on a Bike was going to be mainly a way to keep in touch with family and friends. A way to be able to share with them my bicycle journey. A place to publish photos so that they could see the places I will visit and the people I will meet.

I was also hoping to get something back from it. It is so amazing to hear from people when you are away. It is particularly motivating when you are having a bit of a hard time. I wanted the blog to be a central place where I could get messages and comments from everyone.

And then, like so many of the things I get involved in, it grew. I began to read other people’s blogs and got a lot out of it. This made me want to give something back and develop a resource for others. Comments and suggestions to make the blog better are more than welcome.

There are two sections on the site that will get regularly updated:

  • The blog – travel log will tell the story of my trip
  • The Photos section  will also tell the story but in a different way. This section died of natural death after a while. I underestimated the difficulty of working with images having a small tablet as my only tool. I included many more photos in the blog posts instead.

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