Latin America - Mexico to Argentina

, Argentina, Americas

Highlights

Enjoy the best of everything that Latin America has to offer. Ride canyons nestled below alien red mountains, visit the ancient Inca civilization of Machu Picchu, and sip coca tea to the sound of pan pipes in the ancient Inca capital of Cusco. This environment will stop you in your tracks. Ruta 40 and the Argenitine lakes await you and then on to the Land Of Fire - Tierra Del Fuego.

Is it for me?

Number of days: 98
Approx total miles: 18,000
Accommodation: 100% Hotel - Optional Camping
Meals Included: All Breakfasts and 14 Group Evening Meals
Culture Shock Rating: Moderate
Riding Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Riding Conditions

This ride covers around 10% of dirt and gravel roads (up to 1,800miles), although as the infrastructure develops, this may reduce in future years.

Do not underestimate being on the road for 14 weeks - this ride is as much about your mental ability to cope with being weary and to pull together in times of unexpected difficulties en route, as it is about being a confident and competent road rider.

Riders Requirements

Riders must have a full motorcycle licence and should have a minimum of 2 years experience of riding larger bikes. Riders will be riding their own motorcycles, which need to be appropriate and adequate to ride on this type of journey.

Riders must be confident and competent road riders and whilst off-road riding experience is beneficial, it is not essential. What is more important is your own attitude to motorcycle overlanding. You need to be flexible and adaptable if the going gets tough, have the ability to take a positive view to overcome the challenges that riding in developing countries will throw at you and keep a good sense of humor and team spirit.

 

 

Organised by GlobeBusters Motorcycle Expeditions

Latin America - Mexico to Argentina


Itinerary

Weeks 1 & 2 - MEXICO

Leaving from Tucson we cross the Naco border crossing to Nuevo Casa Grandes. Creel. Colonial heartland to Zacatecas, the centre of silver mining production and San Miguel de Allende. Mountain riding to Caribbean coast. Ruins of Palenque and the village of San Cristobal.

Weeks 3, 4 & 5 - CENTRAL AMERICA

Guatemala - Lake Atitlan, Chichicastenango market, Antigua. Border town of Esquipalas. Honduras - Copan ruins. Nicaragua - Granada, San Juan del Sur. Costa Rica - Arenal volcano and hot springs. Northern Caribbean Coast. Panama - Bridge of the Americas and the Panama Canal. Visit to SOS Children's Villages. Air freight of bikes.

Week 6 - COLOMBIA & ECUADOR

Collect bikes in Bogota. Meet local rider group. Visit Medellin and ride the stunnign roads of Colombia. Cross to Excuador. Visit the Equator, the local Indian market town of Otavalo and experience your first riding in the Andes.

Weeks 7 & 8 - PERU

Chiclayo, Lord of Sipan Museum, Huanchaco, adobe ruins of Chan Chan, Paracas, Nasca Lines, Cusco (3 nights with many optional excursions - Machu Picchu, Pisac market, Sacsayhuaman). On to Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca Canyon to watch condors.

Weeks 9, 10 & 11 - CHILE

Arica, the Atacama Desert, The Hand, Tropic of Capricorn, Pacific Coast villages, Pisco Elqui, Santiago, Chilean Lake District, Andes crossing to Bariloche and Esquel (Argentina). Cross back to Chile to ride the Carretera Austral. Puyuhuapi Thermas.

Weeks 12 & 13 - ARGENTINA

Ruta 40, the infamous gravel road through Patagonia. El Calafate & Perito Moreno Glacier. Cross back to Chile to Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas. Argentinian Tierra del Fuego, Rio Grande, Ushuaia (the most southern city in the world), Tierra del Fuego National Park, the end of the road and a celebration meal!

Week 14 - ARGENTINA

The final week of the expedition will involve riding back north along the South Atlantic coast to Buenos Aires for air freight back to the UK.

 

 

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