I left the BMW (enforced by Touratech and MTech parts ) in Natal to be able for the next planned trip later that year.I had to go back to Germany for work.. For crossing the Atacama Desert they used gravel roads and minig roads from San Pedro de Atacama over the Salar de Atacama, Mina Escondida, Yungay (only a cemetery) to Panamericana. Purpose of travel: Discovering of land, people and nature The best: Riding on the Carretera Austral.
1st information via MRT 2nd request for update Wer hat die aktuelel Adresse oder email von Rainer Seidel zwwecks Update und Fotos für diesen Block. Riding on the lonely high Andean roads among magnificent scenery.
I'll make a slide-show Useful informations and TIPS for others: learn spanish! ) - Temuco (Service for the bikes) - Santiago (Old Downtown, new back ?? ) - Pan de Azucar National Park - Antofagasta - San Pedro de Atacama (Salar, Flamingos) - Tatio Geysirs (spent the night in tent at 4200 m)- Laguna Verde/Bolivia - Jama Pass - Susques/Argentina - Jujuy - Salta - Cafayate (wineries) - Belen - Fiambala - day trip to San Francisco Pass - Fiambala - Chilecito (Carnival) - Talampaya National Park - Villa Union - Agua Negra Pass (4779 m, most beautiful Andes pass of our trip! And: kennenlernen von vielen Einheimischen und Touristen. Florian - der Kerl ist mir mit meinen Ersatzteilen abgehauen - keine schoene Sache. And: diebstahl von kamera in buenos aires und allen motorradwerkzeugen in Chile Book or publication: I'll write a book after the tour. and 24th Motorcycle Meeting for World-Travellers and used TTTräger and TTTaschen.) - Vicuna/Chile (Municipal Observatory, first and only flat tyre) - La Serena - Llayllay - day trip to Puente del Inca/Argentina (try to avoid this border station for its horribly unmotivated customs officers! Route: Valparaiso, Puerto Montt, Careterra Austral, Perito Moreno, Torres del Paine, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Peninsula Valdes, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Florianopolis, Foz de Iguazu, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Pantanal, Ride to Paraguay, Salta, San Pedro de Atacama, Valparaiso, Santiago - ca. Planned was 20.000 km The best: Cueva de las manos/cave of hands/Argentina, and: Glaciar Perito Moreno in El Calafate/Argentina, and: tatio geysires at San Pedro de Atacama/Chile, and: Foz de Iguazu/Argentinien Brasil, and: Rio de Janeiro/Brasil, and: a lot of helping hands everywhere! I'll make a slide-show Useful informations and TIPS for others: Only: MAKE IT! 1st request for update with countries before route. At least you will never have seen such a huge collection of informations. Information: Add: If you like it would be very nice for the travellers who read this, if you can send thisw blog already "on the road". Our luggage was soft panniers we had made from buffalo skin in Pakistan. Climbing the Himalayas........) The worst: I got Malaria in Nairobi. So please give me your "pardon" that there are mistakes inside of the informations and a lot in my language. We had minimal preparation time but Transalps are reliable.Otherwise It's nice to see the life of other people and cultures with totally different conditions. Vulkane, riesige Naturschutzgebiete klare Bäche und hohe Wälder "Enduro-Eldorado".
WE CAN LEARN THE WHOLE LIFE LONG Route: I sent my motorcycle by ship from Hamburg to Buenos Aires. The approximately route will be: Argentina (Buenos Aires) - Chile (Santiago de Chile). Than back to Patagonia over the Andes and down to Tierra del Fuego. Westwerts über Mendoza am Aconcagua vorbei nach Santiago de Chile. Wieder zurück in Argentinien breiten sich Patagoniens einsame Steppen aus.
I sent my bike back by ship via Hamburg Süd to Germany, went by bus to Brasil (the falls in Iguazu) and back to Argentina (Buenos A.)- The best: Saltlake in Bolivia/Uyuni; the people in Argentina; La Posta de Viajeros in Azul/Argentina; geting to know a feeling concerning the word freedom!
The worst: a broken chain in la pampa, near the nationalparc Torres del And: diebstahl von Book or publication: don´t know yet. Route: Brought bikes by plane to Argentina/Buenos Aires (In Time Gmb H, Hamburg) - Azul ( - Valdés Peninsula (whales, sea elephants, orcas) - Camarones (penguin colony) - Sarmiento (petrified forest) - Rio Mayo - Chile/Coyhaique - Lago General Carrera/Lago Buenos Aires - Chile Chico- Perito Moreno/Argentina - Chaltén (Fitz Roy massive) - Calafate (Perito Moreno Glaciar, Upsala Glacier) - Torres del Paine National Park/Chile - Puerto Natales - Otway sound (penguin colony) - Punta Arenas- ferry to Tierra del Fuego - Rio Grande/Argentina - Ushuaia (spent Christmas with many other bikers on Ushuaia Rugby Club campground, service for the bikes at Moto Pablo's) - Rio Grande - Puerto Natales - NAVIMAG ferry to Puerto Montt - Chiloe island (wooden buildings in Castro) - ferry to Chaiten - Futaleufu - Esquel (Old Patagonia Express) - Bariloche - Tromén Pass (Lanin volcano) - Hostal Kila Leufu (climbed Villarica volcano!
They informed me worldwide by sending letters, later faxes and emails since 1994 about World-Around-Travellers. This internet-list had to be done very quick, because I did not have enough time. The bikes were old with ~80,000kms on each before this trip.
I am very grateful to all the individuals who knew that I am working in this field. We rode around S-America with no fixed plan and very little research beforehand. We were on 2 Honda Transalps (1993 model) which we had previously bought in England (2nd hand) and ridden to India and then shipped to Australia for 18 months.
Mit dem Schiff über die Magellan-Straße nach Feuerland. Die Gastfreundschaft auf den einsamen Haciendas war einmalig.