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OfflineMattyP

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    Hello all.  Can I pick your brains regarding a possible trip to Argentina in Jan / Feb 2022 please? I am especially keen to hear from anybody who has ridden in this area.  We intend to follow the east coast route from Buenos Aires to Punta Arenas / Ushuaia visiting a number of ports my father visited whilst on the Atlantic convoys in WW2.  The distance is about 1500 miles and we (mate and I) want to hire a couple of road bikes / tourers in Buenos Aires and then drop them off when we get to Punta Arenas.  Reputable companies? Possible costs? Things to consider? Any advice or wisdom would be gratefully received including thoughts on decent quality but affordable accommodation options.  We thought a couple of weeks / 10 days ish would be plenty of time to ride each day whilst being able to get off the bikes to have a 'look see'.  Any thoughts on 'must see' locations etc would be welcome. 


    Thanks in advance.  We are in the very early stages of thinking this through so please treat it as a blank canvas opportunity!


    Cheers.  Matt.

    Onlinejackronner

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      Re: Help me plan a tour to Patagonia (Argentina) please!
      « Reply #1 on: 2020-09-15 23:07:22 »
      Sounds epic.  Having met a Brazilian on his loaded old [size=78%]R1000 in Montana on his way back from northern Alaska, he said he'd done 26k miles already, and was heading home to near Rio.  And I'd been bragging on a 10k tour around the US!!  Tried to Google map it, and apparently herniated  the system with no results.  It'll be a great ride, I'm sure.  Che Guevara did it, two-up, on an old 1939 Norton 500cc single-banger.  Now THAT was impressive.[/size]

      OfflineCarbonB55

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        Re: Help me plan a tour to Patagonia (Argentina) please!
        « Reply #2 on: 2020-09-17 23:49:31 »
        Its all in these videos , full tour of South America until the virus threat cut her adventure short but she will return at some point .
        https://www.youtube.com/c/ItchyBoots/videos




        OnlineMikeS

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          Re: Help me plan a tour to Patagonia (Argentina) please!
          « Reply #3 on: 2020-09-18 11:47:52 »
          I'm fairly certain you must have come across this website:


          https://advrider.com


          Probably get a lot more info on there as it seems to be populated with world travellers.



          « Last Edit: 2020-09-18 19:46:05 by MikeS »

          OfflineMattyP

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            Re: Help me plan a tour to Patagonia (Argentina) please!
            « Reply #4 on: 2020-09-21 21:47:36 »
            Many thanks to Mike, Carbon B55 and Jackronner for your valuable input.  I'll be following up on your suggestions and advice.  Much appreciated and sorry for the delay in replying but I've only just got back from touring in Northern Ireland for a week in the sunshine  8)   Matt