SummaryWritten on July 20th, 2018 by The Reads
From: Lagodeki to Baku
No. days: 7 days (we then spent 2 days exploring Baku before flying back to the UK)
Distance: 434 kms (270 miles)
Ascent: 4,150 metres
TOTAL distance from UK: 7,555 km (4694 miles)
See Strava - @readcycleread - for full route details.
Tent: 4 nights
Hostel: 1 night (+ 3 nights in Baku)
Invitiation from a local: 1 night
We ate & drank
Piti - lamb & chickpea stew cooked in a clay pot and served with fresh salads
Watermelon & honeydew melons
At least 10 pots of tea
Fruit leather discs
Cheap cheap beer
Tropical vegetation, huge braided river beds, the high Caucasus mountains in the distance, a homemade suped-up petrol bicycle, more cycle tourers, lada, lada, ladas, a triple security-fenced dam, shady tea houses and the Caspian Sea!
A common companion on the road - you give these guys all the room they need!