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Juli Hirata is a biologist, world citizen and bike traveller. To be in the wilderness is her great pleasure and from this passion she started the project Extremes of Americas, a solo bike ride that started at Prudhoe Bay (Alaska), the north most point of Americas, and is heading the south most point of Americas in the Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. She is visiting the most important national parks and protected areas of the American continent and so far pedalled almost 24.000 kilometres on her bike. Juli is a bike traveller since 2002 and travelled to Brazil, UK, Marroco, Spain and Turkey.
In Americas, she rode her bike and wild camped in 16 countries (USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Suriname, Guiana, Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru). From the Caribbean coast to the almost 5.000 meters high Peruvian Andes, she is on her way to the south.
Why do you travel and look for adventures?
What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?
What’s your go-to travel hack?
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
What destination are you eager to go back to?
Yes! So many! I loved Mexico, Nicaragua and Costa Rica!
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
What’s your favourite word in another language?
I like “Mayu” that in Quechua means “River”