Brad McCartney is an adventure Cyclist, Hiker and Nature Lover. His dream is to cycle and hike the most amazing places on the planet.He is a former Wilderness Guide, Police Officer, specialist in Youth Restorative Justice Programs, aspiring author and photographer. He hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams.
BikePacking Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica Bikepacking Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica was something I had been looking forward to for a long time. Remote beaches that I could cycle along, deserted campsites under tropical coconut trees and enough places to resupply that I didn’t need to carry a weeks worth of food and water. Yes, I […]
Bikepacking Volcano Rincon Costa Rica BikePacking Volcano Rincon Costa Rica was my introduction to one of the most progressive countries in Latin America. Volcán Rincon is not far from the border with Nicaragua and is a popular side trip for bikepackers and bicycle tourists wanting to get off the main roads and explore the side […]
Bicycle Touring Nicaragua Bicycle Touring Nicaragua was to be a highlight of my time cycling in Central America. Unfortunately, politics, bureaucracy and the people got in the way. My arrival in Leon, a large tourist city in the north of the country was not what I expected. As I arrived at my hostel mid afternoon […]
Bicycle Touring Honduras Bicycle Touring Honduras was only ever going to be a short transit through on the main roads. I had met cyclists who were falsely scared for their safety. The fear resulted in them taking buses through the country. False rumours, that I suspect were spread by people who rarely traveled or listened […]
Bicycle Touring El Salvador Bicycle touring El Salvador was my next challenge. Crossing international borders are always a time of nervous excitement. Sometimes things are quick, efficient and friendly. Other times they are tedious, overly officious and a cause of great anxiety. The crossing to El Salvador was very much the former. It was midday […]
Acatenango Volcano Guatemala One of the most active volcanoes in the world is Fuego Volcano, just outside of Antigua, Guatemala. A popular way to experience the area is to climb and camp on the nearby Acatenango Volcano. Most people take one of the many an organised tours from Antigua. But there is another way. It […]
Bicycle Touring Guatemala Highlands The thought of bicycle touring in the Guatemala highlands fills even the strongest touring cyclist with a combination or fear and excitement. This place has humbled the strongest of cyclists. The steep, remote and rough roads are no joke. National highway 6 is nothing more than a one lane dirt road […]
Entry to Belize Belize is an interesting country. So interesting that it pulled me back for my third visit. This English speaking country on the Caribbean coast is quickly becoming a haven for nature loving tourists and seekers of a relaxed place to live or retire. It is easy to see the attraction. Loads of […]
Bicycle Touring Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve It was easy to the leave the tourist trap of Tulum and head south into Sian Kaan Biosphere reserve. I longed to be away from the comforts of hotel rooms and restaurants. With a couple of days food Sonja and I set off. The plan was to stop at […]
The Overland Track is regularly quoted as the best multi-day hike in Australia. After my 8 days on the trail who am I to argue. Sure, its crowded at times, the weather can be questionable if not dangerous, there's lots of boardwalks but let me explain my trip that led me to form that opinion. <a href=""> Read More...