Argentina

Back in the mountains. Proper mountains: Salta to San Pedro de Atacama (Paso Sico)

Getting the bus to Salta meant that we had gained a couple of weeks of riding in the mountains that we wouldn’t have had if we had ridden back across Argentina. Previously we had ruled out returning to Chile and had planned on entering Bolivia straight from Argentina. However, there[…]

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Falling for the Cataratas de Iguazú: From Argentina to Brasil, Casa de Ciclista and Itaipu dam

The Iguazú Falls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Rio Iguazú and here the river forms the border between Brasil and Argentina. The waterfalls (cataratas in Spanish) themselves are a major tourist attraction and it’s not difficult to see why. They boast anywhere from 275 to 300 waterfalls[…]

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Going Over The Top: Cycling Paso de Los Libertadores

There were two things that needed to happen before we could start our cycle across the continent, from Argentina to Uruguay. 1. Cycle our first (almost) 4000m Andean pass over the famous Paso de los Libertadores from Chile to Argentina. 2. Collect Ben’s new (warranty replacement) Ortleib gear. However we[…]

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Doing things the hard way – Paso Portezuelo de la Divisoria (El Chaltén to Villa O’Higgins border crossing)

After the 6 days of cycling from Puerto Natales via Pereto Mereno Glacier we had two days off in El Calafate but we only had about half a day’s rest. On our first day off the campsite became almost submerged after 6 hours of heavy rain, forcing us to take[…]

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