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paper_pusher 02-06-2012 23:41

Cycling Couple Looking to Cross the Darien Gap or More (End June 2012)
 
We are a couple cycling across the Americas and will need to get to Columbia (from Panama) in about 3-4 weeks time.

We are in our mid thirties. I have worked on a 60ft yacht before and kept the night watch. If you require additional information from us please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks.

Best regards,
Wai Yeng and Andy

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/thistimesouth

GordMay 03-06-2012 04:09

Re: Cycling couple looking to cross the Darien gap or more (End June 2012)
 
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Wai Yeng and Andy.

colemj 03-06-2012 05:41

Re: Cycling couple looking to cross the Darien gap or more (End June 2012)
 
Simply show up in Portabello and ask around (go to Captain Jack's). Lots of boats hauling backpackers, bicyclists and motorcyclists back and forth between Columbia and Panama. You may even get a few days in the San Blas out of it.

Mark

barnakiel 03-06-2012 07:47

Re: Cycling couple looking to cross the Darien gap or more (End June 2012)
 
Why can't you bike over the bridge?

b.

paper_pusher 03-06-2012 09:12

Re: Cycling Couple Looking to Cross the Darien Gap or More (End June 2012)
 
Thanks Mark, we will check out Captain Jacks.
Barnakiel, yes we will be cycling across the Panama canal but it not possible to travel overland between Panama and Colombia.

sy_gilana 03-06-2012 10:00

Re: Cycling Couple Looking to Cross the Darien Gap or More (End June 2012)
 
google "Stahlratte" and there are lots doing it. not many like him though.

barnakiel 03-06-2012 10:49

Re: Cycling Couple Looking to Cross the Darien Gap or More (End June 2012)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by paper_pusher (Post 963437)
Thanks Mark, we will check out Captain Jacks.
Barnakiel, yes we will be cycling across the Panama canal but it not possible to travel overland between Panama and Colombia.

Oooppsss!

I looked up GE and indeed there is no road beyond Darien. One learns something every day.

Confirmed there are sailing boats that move backpack people there.

THX!
b.

CaptPhilMorris 03-06-2012 11:17

Re: Cycling Couple Looking to Cross the Darien Gap or More (End June 2012)
 
yacht latina - i can put you in touch with a suitable boat from where i am in nalunega island

paper_pusher 04-06-2012 22:17

Re: Cycling Couple Looking to Cross the Darien Gap or More (End June 2012)
 
Thanks for the subsequent suggestions. :)

Wow, I didn't exactly do much research before and now I realise it will cost an entire month's cycling budget to get over to Columbia via the boats. We found a new ferry service operating between Panama and Columbia and will be researching more into that.


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