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Argentina & Chile: 2007


A bit of an adventure around the Patagonia Region

1,634 km (1,015 miles) over 57 days from January 31, 2007 to March 28, 2007

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Tandem, 1-3 months
Locales: South America, Argentina, Distrito Federal, Buenos Aires, Rio Negro, San Carlos de Bariloche
Year: 2007
Keywords: Andes Patagonia

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/our2007southamericatrip

Copyright © 2007-2014 By Dave & Jo Whitney - (contact)

Status: Completed Mar 2007Featured Journal #227
Last update: Saturday May 10, 2008 08:30 (US/Pacific) (edited Fri 8 Feb 2013 08:05 (US/Pacific))
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A handy bus shelter for a lunchtime stop


Table of Contents

The reasoning: do we really need one?

The preparation: say thanks to the internet

The route: this is a make it up as we go along tour

The updating of this journal: it won't be daily!

The first stage to Buenos Aires: getting there and a few days in the capital

      Buenos Aires: Some pics

Buenos Aires to Bariloche: 20hrs on a bus is not as bad as it sounds

      Bariloche: some pics

Bariloche: first cycling day-wow!

Bariloche to Petrohue(Chile): will we beat a day like this?

Petrohue to Puerto Varas: a bit of a recovery day

Puerto Varas to Metri: chilling out in Chile

Metri to El Cisen: small place to even smaller place

Onto Hornopiren: stranded without a boat (or a paddle)

Hornopiren: a short break in the proceedings

Hornoprien to Ferry: getting nowhere fast

Ferry to Lago Blanco: a short sweaty one

Lago Blanco to Chaiten: the attack of the black flies

Chaiten to Futaleufu: A Chilean Bus journey

Futaleufu to Trevelin: The Thorn only campsite

Trevelin to Esquel: need to get some chores done

Esquel to Lago Futalaufquen: escape from barking dogs

Lago Futalaufquen to Lago Rivadavia: sunshine, snowy mountains and slow coaches

Lago Rivadavia to Cholila: out of the Los Alerces National Park

Cholila to El Bolson: the rough and the smooth

El Bolson: strain & train

El Bolson to Rio Villegas: The 14 Empanada day

Rio Villegas to Lago Guiterrez: still more climbing!

Lago Guiterrez to Dina Huapi: a rolling rest day to complete the circle

Dina Huapi to Villa La Angostura: battle of the W´s

Villa La Angostura to Lago Correntosa: a short afternoon spin

Lago Correntosa to Lago Falkner: another short beautiful one

Lago Falkner to San Martin: everybody gets their reward sometime

San Martin de los Andes: time out

San Martin to Puerto Fuy (Chile): back to the land of instant coffee

Puerto Fuy to Panguipulli: and the land of tough gravel roads

Panguipulli to Villarrica: sealed road surprise

Villarrica to Los Laureles: back to bouncing,bumpy gravel roads

Los Laureles to Melipeuco: day of lovely surprises

Melipeuco to Icalma: it don´t come much harder than this

Icalma to Villa Pehuenia(Argentina): have you got some documentation for that?

Villa Pehuenia to Norquinco: something will turn up

Norquinco to Alumine: change of scenery

Alumine to Junin de los Andes: It´s a game of two halves

Junin to San Martin de los Andes: complete the loop & finish

San Martin to Bariloche: bus not bike

Bariloche to Buenos Aires: first leg of the long trip home

Buenos Aires to Home: the final leg

The Verdict


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