This summer I will be cycling 3500 kilometers from Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, to Salvador Da Bahia in Northeast Brazil and I’m doing it because I am going to see Brazil and Denmark play a football game at the olympics.
Why cycle 3500 kilometers for a football game?
I have always liked long bicycle trips, as they keep me fit and work as meditation for me, after some weeks of having a stressful job as a tour guide around the world. And being a football geek, who also loves to Travel the world to watch football games, I thought I would just make this trip.
And I love Brazil.
I have been coming to Brazil regularly since 1992 and have visited the country 16 times so far. So I have seen a lot of the country, but Brazil is huge (it’s roughly half the surface of South America), so I always find places there that I have not seen before and I love to travel off the beaten path in Brazil, cause I think the biggest attraction in Brazil are the people who inhabit the country.
I will cycle up the coast of Brazil this summer.
My plan is to pretty much stick to the coast, as I avoid most mountains that way and since I will need to cover quite a bit of ground. I will start in Porto Alegre and then cycle up to Florianopolis, go just past big cities like Curitiba and Sao Paulo and head up to Rio de Janeiro, where I will pass a couple of days and see how olympic stadium looks and so on. Then I will continue up the coast to Bahia, via the state of Espirito Santo and hopefully roll in to Salvador Da Bahia in the beginning of August, as the game between Brazil and Denmark is on august 10th.