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Cycle tours and rental in Montevideo

Tape used to close off the main street of La Pedrera on summer evenings

Bike shop and rental, La Paloma, Uruguay

'Cycleway to be Paved Soon'

Cycle track beside the main road out of La Paloma, Uruguay

Newly concreted path to bike shop (at rear), La Paloma, Uruguay

Cut-through (well used by bikes) in La Paloma, Uruguay

Cut-through in La Paloma, Uruguay

Cut-through in La Paloma signed as a pedestrian route

Cycle track between Punta del Diablo and the new bus terminal

The cycle track between Punta del Diablo and the new bus terminal suddenly changes to the other side of the road - unsigned and rather too close to a bend

Cycle track to Punta del Diablo from the new bus terminal

Northern end of cycle track from Punta del Diablo to the new bus terminal

The Ruta Vieja (old road) parallel to the present Ruta 9 which could be made into a decent cycle route much of the way from Montevideo to the Brazilian border

The Ruta Vieja (old road) parallel to the present Ruta 9 which could be made into a decent cycle route much of the way from Montevideo to the Brazilian border.

The Ruta Vieja (old road) parallel to the present Ruta 9 which could be made into a decent cycle route much of the way from Montevideo to the Brazilian border

The Ruta Vieja (old road) parallel to the present Ruta 9 which could be made into a decent cycle route much of the way from Montevideo to the Brazilian border

The Ruta Vieja (old road) parallel to the present Ruta 9 which could be made into a decent cycle route much of the way from Montevideo to the Brazilian border

The Ruta Vieja (old road) parallel to the present Ruta 9 which could be made into a decent cycle route much of the way from Montevideo to the Brazilian border

The Ruta Vieja (old road) parallel to the present Ruta 9 which could be made into a decent cycle route much of the way from Montevideo to the Brazilian border

Typical Uruguayan sunset at BMX/skateboard park, Trinidad

Cycle parking at the Cooperativa Medica de Flores, Trinidad, Uruguay

Laser Bikes, Durazno, Uruguay

(Location unknown) a sizeable load of recycling for a cycle trailer.

Cycle parking at Florida bus terminal, Uruguay

Parking for bikes only, not motorbikes, in theory, at the post office and supermarket, Florida, Uruguay

Parking for bikes only, not motorbikes, at the post office and supermarket, Florida, Uruguay

Magyca bike shop, Florida, Uruguay

Cycle race going around and around in Varela in Uruguay - taken from a bus which managed to depart without interfering with the racing.

Hybrid footway/road cycle parking at the El Dorado supermarket, Treinta y Tres, Uruguay

Decent bikes for rent at the Montevideo Hostel - quite close to the riverside Rambla cycleway

Cyclists can continue briefly on a service road beyond the Montevideo airport flyover

'Last crossing for pedestrians and cyclists' - at the Montevideo airport flyover

Cyclist arriving at Montevideo airport on the footway - there's a cycle lane on the other side (to the left) but that requires negotiating a large roundabout.

Cycle parking at Montevideo's modern airport terminal

Montevideo's equivalent of Oxford Street, crowded with buses - cycle lanes needed, or good parallel routes

Road closure opposite Montevideo City Hall - no cycle parking or other provision.

New stops on central bus corridor through Colón, Montevideo - no cycling

New central bus corridor through Colón, Montevideo - no cycling

Unnecessary cycling ban at entry to the otherwise excellent new Colón bus/rail interchange, Montevideo

Cycle stands at the new Colón bus/rail interchange, Montevideo

Bike store (not yet in use) at the new Colón bus-rail interchange, Montevideo

New link to the centre of Colón from the new bus/rail interchange

Cycle parking at the rail platform at the new Colón bus interchange, Montevideo

View from rear of bus of the new central bus corridor through Colón, Montevideo

Montevideo's riverside Rambla is very popular with cyclists and joggers at sunset

Entry to cycle and scooter parking at the Montevideo Shopping mall

Delivery bikes in Montevideo

Road closure - this could easily be opened up to give cyclists access to the flyover.

The middle strip is for car-parking - but clearly traffic levels are low enough to add a good north-south cycleway through this part of Montevideo

Cycleable route at the rear of the National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo

The splendid Deco velodrome in Montevideo

The Montevideo velodrome is taken over for a couple of months each year for carnival performances

Association of Veteran Cycle Racers of Uruguay - at the Montevideo Velodrome

Ice cream seller, Montevideo

Lots of scope for riverside cycleways here.

A half-footway/half-carriageway model for cycle parking - also new carriageway narrowings along this stretch of road.

'Bicicletas' - a half-footway/half-carriageway model for cycle parking

Good display at bike/scooter (and household furnishings, according to the sign) shop in Tacuarembó, Uruguay

Good solid cycle stands at a school in Tacuarembó, Uruguay - a decent distance from the wall too.

Bike shop, Rivera, Uruguay

Cyclist messing about on road newly whitewashed for the evening's Carnival procession.

Cyclist messing about on road newly whitewashed for the evening's Carnival procession.

Cyclist on the (very quiet) international bridge from Uruguay to Brazil

Two cyclists (and a gaucho) crossing the international bridge from Brazil to Uruguay

Bike parking at the newly refurbished yacht harbour, Mercedes, Uruguay

Old drove road that used to bring cattle to the River Plate (to feed Bueno Aires) - continuing all the way to the horizon - worth exploring by mountain bike?

The grape harvest at Bodega Irurtia, Carmelo

firewood collector's bike, Carmelo, Uruguay

Memorial to local cycle racing legend Atilio François

Lots of people cycle (and take scooters and cars) to the beach on the River Plate for its fabulous sunsets

No bikes or scooters in the Carmelo Yacht Club

Plenty of bikes at the very busy Carmelo Rowing Club - offering all kinds of sports

Plenty of cyclists use the historic swing bridge of Carmelo, Uruguay

Bikes parked the traditional way in Carmelo, Uruguay

Only children up to 6 are allowed to use bikes or roller blades on the plaza of Carmelo

Loading bikes for the American cycle touring company DuVine - strangely, most of the clients chose to ride in the minibus after lunch at a winery.

Cycle and scooter parking at the port of Colonia, Uruguay

Decent bikes for guests at the Posada El Capullo, Colonia

There are plenty of tourists on rental bikes in Colonia, Uruguay (although some are too tired to actually ride)

There are plenty of tourists on rental bikes in Colonia, Uruguay

Lots of cycle parking at this school

Bikes for rent at the burger stall...

Road totally closed - even for cycling

One side is for pedestrians, one for cyclists - but who knows which?

A mountain bike with no gears? Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Otherwise, the bikes from El Galope hostel are in decent nick (here parked at a supermarket).

Bikes for guests at El Galope hostel

Be Aware of Cyclists sign near El Galope hostel, Uruguay - Be Aware of Horses in the other direction

Massively over-engineered bike stands at start of semi-pedestrianised zone

No sign, but it's clearly a bike shop!

Delivery bikes and customer parking at a Uruguayan supermarket

Road space taken for cycle parking at a Uruguayan shop

Road space taken for cycle parking at a Uruguayan supermarket

Bike parking (in the shade) on the footway at a supermarket in Canelones, Uruguay

Plenty of bikes outside the town hall in Canelones, Uruguay

Estacionamiento (parking) for bikes at the new Comeca hospital in Canelones, Uruguay

Bikes parked in the shade

Mainly a scooter shop, but it sells bikes too.

The sign reads 'parking for Motorbikes and Cyclo-motors', but what else is there for bikes to be locked to?

Basic cycle parking at the Italian Mutual Aid Society, Rocha

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