African Route

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.

There is no a page for Ethiopia as I only cycled 4 days in that country as I didn’t feel safe

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

The distances in his page are taken from my Garmin In Reach GPS tracker as I don’t have a bike computer (or if I forget to switch it on)

For general information about each country, including details of accommodation go to the country file section in the menu picking the country of your choice

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 several  sections on the site that will get regularly updated

  • The blog – travel log will tell the story of my trip and those that subscribe get a notification when a new post is up
  • The country file section which I started during my
    Africa trip and provides information that I hope would be useful to others planning to visit this wonderful continent
  • The Africa route map and associated tables

To start with during my first trip I started The Photos section  which wanted to  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.

If you would like to follow this blog – please sing up and  you will receive a notification every time I update the content  and of course if you have any suggestions on how to make it better and more useful please let me know.

If you would like to publish sections of this blog or photos please get in touch with me before you do so.