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.
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…
- The Carretera Austral in Chilean Patagonia
- The Lakes District between Argentina and Chile
- San Antonio de los Cobres to San Pedro de Atacama
- San Pedro de Atacama to Ollague
- Uyuni to Sabaya Salt Flats in Bolivia
- The Huascaran Circuit in Peru
…and these countries:
Argentina • Chile • Bolivia • Peru • Ecuador • Colombia • Panama • Costa Rica • Nicaragua • El Salvador • Honduras • Guatemala • Belize • Mexico • United States