Advice - trip from Bellingham, WA to Tierra del Fuego
I'm beginning to think about taking a ride from Bellingham, WA to Tierra del Fuego and back next summer. Any advice would be appreciated.
I'm not a prize physical specimen -old and fat- and have an R1100RT with 50K miles on it. I don't really speak Spanish - un poco.
I'm looking for an interesting adventure; hopefully not too physical and not too dangerous. I don't have lots of money to spend. I've been going to Europe for a ride each summer, but that's getting too expensive for me with the declining value of the dollar - 10% so far since last summer. I'm guessing that a dollar will go a lot farther in Central and South America....
Thanks for any pointers,
I'll be happy to help anyway I can. Like Statdawg said the best place to start is horizinsunlimited... but feel free to contact me at salcar at hotmail dot com
I am sure that there are some times in the year you don't want to be that far south....
Like north hemisphere summer.
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Thanks for the encouragment
Keep it coming! I'm talking to a friend about heading south with me. Can it be done on a Harely? Or, will he have to buy a GS?
This is great information. I'll definitely follow-up as I plan for a ride. I won't go it alone - as I do in Europe. And, I might figure on going down to Mexico or ??? south of the boarder to spend a few weeks working on my Spanish before I go further.
I'm planning on a year from now. Anyone got any ball park figures on the cost of this kind of trip - getting there and getting back to the States again?
Thanks again, Tom