Route Plan Announcement – Leg Two: South America

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Route Announcement: Patagonia to PortlandIf you follow us on social media, then you probably already know the news – the Long Haul Trekkers are headed to South America!

As our European adventure began to wind down, we discussed our options to either stay in Europe, end our cycle tour, or venture on to another continent. Since I taught English in Chile several years ago and Dave wants to learn Spanish, South America seemed like a great fit.

Plus, we love mountains and nature and we know South America won’t disappoint.

Cuernos del Paine from Lake Pehoé

Cuernos del Paine from Lake Pehoé. Photo by Miguel Vieira.

On 7 January, we leave from Athens and fly to Buenos Aires where we will stay for a few days before getting on another plane to Ushuaia in Argentina. From there, we will begin to make our way back home to Portland, Oregon.

We’re already well aware that we’re heading into the famous winds of Patagonia, but Sweden prepared us for wind, right?

We have no solid route plans, but have aspirations to cycle some or all of the following epic routes…

…and these countries:

Argentina • Chile • Bolivia • Peru • Ecuador  • Colombia • Panama • Costa Rica •                                        Nicaragua • El Salvador • Honduras • Guatemala • Belize • Mexico • United States

Have you cycle toured in South and Central America? If so, where did you travel and what tips do you have for us?


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  1. My brother is currently working, and living, in Lima.

  2. Ahhhmazaing! Stoked for you guys (and super jealous)! Be safe, drink lots of wine, and have a blast!!

  3. Vaya, vaya! Yo soy un…eh, Uds. entienden. 🙂

    You two are so awesome. Here’s to a fantastic adventure!

    • You know, they say the best way to practice a language is to immerse oneself. I can’t think of a better way to do that than by coming to visit your pals in South America. 🙂

  4. You’re tentative route sounds amazing! Look forward to reading your blog posts

    • Looks like you guys made it home! Yes, our route looks amazing…and very difficult! We’re excited for the challenge and bring on the mountains!

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