We’re Chillo and Milla.

We decided it was time for a change, so we packed up our lives in London, jumped on some bicycles and are now making our way to the southern tip of South America via France, Spain, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. We’re not cyclists (neither of us had cycled much longer than an hour until now), but figured this was a perfectly normal and sensible thing to do. Obviously.

Since April, we’ve covered over 4,000km, cycling from home in the UK to Barcelona, before flying out to Peru and working our way through Bolivia to Argentina. Head to our route page to see where we intend to go and where we’re at at the moment.

We’re generally just winging our way along, and recording as much as we can here on our blog and on Instagram, so if you want to see the madness unfold subscribe or follow us for updates – it’s going to (literally) be a bumpy ride…

My name is actually Charlie, but ever since primary school I’ve been known as Chilly, Chills, Chillo – the variations go on.

I’ve always been interested in all things Spanish and Latin American. I’ve lived in Costa Rica, Colombia and northern Spain, and most recently worked for a Latin America tour operator in London.

Over the years I’ve poured over books telling tales of round-the-world cycling trips, epic hikes, ambitious swims and other adventures big and small. While I’ve gone on plenty of short adventures of my own, this trip was always at the back of my mind and I’m so excited that we’re making it a reality.

Chillo

Before setting out on this trip, I worked in the arts for six years, as a publicist for theatre and dance companies like The Royal Ballet and Rambert.

The idea of exercise and sleeping outdoors used to completely baffle me, but while living in the city I began craving escapes to the countryside and somehow Chillo managed to convert me to hiking. I’ve since walked the coast of Cornwall and hiked 90 miles on my own through the Yorkshire Dales, as well as several other hair-brained adventures.

Having backpacked round South America ten years ago I’m looking forward to rediscovering it in a new light and getting acquainted with all things bicycle!

Milla