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    Default driving to south america

    hi.
    i would like to get in contact with people that are driving to south america.
    i am planning to do my trip from california to patagonia,driving a bmw dual sport motorcycle.
    Tips and good advice will be highly appreciated.
    thank you............................alejandro.(sorry my english it is not to good )
    i wll start in november 2006 !!!!

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    Default One Gaping Gap

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America forum.

    It's not a topic that comes up very often on these forums, but its you might want to read over this thread which at least relates the experiences of a few people who have driven around South America. One serious problem that you'll have to address is that the Darién Gap has still not been closed, so you'll have to find some way to get you and your bike from Panama to Columbia. In any event, you're certainly in for a world class adventure!

    AZBuck

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    Good luck! will you keep a journal of your great adventure? We want to take this trip next year to Uraguay so we will be very interested in your trip.and again good luck, stay safe-have fun.best regards,Erna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alejandro View Post
    hi.
    i would like to get in contact with people that are driving to south america.
    i am planning to do my trip from california to patagonia,driving a bmw dual sport motorcycle.
    Tips and good advice will be highly appreciated.
    thank you............................alejandro.(sorry my english it is not to good )
    i wll start in november 2006 !!!!
    Hi Alejandro- here's some really good links that that are specific to your bike and your trip.

    The main forum for your bike is the AdvRider.com site which is one of the largest motorcycle forums in the world (the GS is the best selling bike in Europe!), if you do a search for your key words, you'll be inundated with travelogues, photos and great information. Plus great place to network with other riders that may have done this trip before.

    Lot of books on this topic also. There you might try Whitehorsepress.com which is a publisher that specializes in motorcycle travel books.

    And the lost twin sister of the RTA Forum is horizonsunlimited.com site- which is specific to motorcycle world travelers. Tons of info on border crossings, riding different continents, trip planning, and of course tons of stories and travelogues!

    Maybe one more that is mildly related is the ldrider.com site, which is a motorcycle site that's specific to Long Distance Travel on a motorcycle. A total 'sub-set' of motorcyclists, might have some really good info, like packing the bike, what to bring, that sort of thing.

    Nov '06? You have 2 days!! Have fun!! Take lots of pics! And keep a journal! The last 10,000 mile journey I did on a bike, ended up writing a book about it! :)

    [Pashnit manages a very good forum & web resource about motorcycle roadtrips in North America -- RTA Editor]
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 10-30-2006 at 06:29 AM. Reason: Navigational comment

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    We are currently on the way to Argentina.We started in Alaska and presently are still in USA (las Vegas).We should ship the vehicle ( VW Syncro) to South America"s north coast. The plan is to visit all the countries there ,plus going to the highest peak-Aconcagua. It will be just fantastic if we can hook up with like minded (and oriented) people to travel. My contact information is: facebook- Syncrotravel,

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    I just finished driving from McAllen, Texas to Ushuaia, Argentina.... I did the trekoftheamericas rv trip and enjoyed it fantastically. I would be happy to give any information to anyone wishing, I left my camper in Uruguay and hope to sell it there.

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