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Old 12-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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WANTED: Uruguay/Southern Brazil/Northwest Argentina Route Advice

hello! as part of a larger south america trip, i'm riding from montevideo to florianopolis to visit some brazilian friends and celebrate carnival. then after carnival is over (february 12), heading back west toward cordoba, argentina.

need some advice on good motorcycling roads for the following day trips of my journey. also looking for hosts, or people willing to show me around any of these areas or towns.

(1) punta del este - chuy, brazil (border) (1 day - jan 28): is this the best border crossing? would it be open and easy to pass through at the end of a days riding? or should i stay the night on the uruguay side, and cross in the morning?

(2) chug to porto alegre (1 day - jan 29): planning on just taking the coast all the way, with the ferry crossing at rio grande. anything to see along the way?

porto alegre (feb 29-31): what neighborhood of porto alegre would be the most fun for a single, 36 year-old guy who speaks portugues ok? are you from porto alegre and want to host another ADV rider or to show me around your city?

(3) porto alegre to florianopolis (2 days - feb 01-02): found some great advice for this day at this thread: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-reports-67176. my route: Porto Alegre to Florianoplis, Brazil - Google Maps. let me know if you would change anything, and where to stay overnight mid-way.

(4) florianopolis/balneario camburio/carnival: are you from floripa and want to meet up or get a beer/chopp? should i remain in floripa for carnival or are there better celebrations in nearby cities? what else is going on in floripa at that time? i'm also visiting friends in balneario camburio - let me know if anyone wants to meet up there.

(5) florianopolis to cordoba, argentina (4 days?? - feb 13-16): what route and through which cities should i travel? at which cities should i spend the nights and do you know of any good hotels/hostels or want to host me? what is there to see on the way? (i have already seen iguazu falls.) how many 5-6 hour days should i plan on?

thank you so much!!!

eu falo portogues tambem, porque eu vivou em floripa por um ano em 2002.

here is my trip preparation blog, which will become my ride report:
www.porkandcorn.com

here's my approximate schedule for the first 2 months (aquí está mi horario aproximado para las primeras 2 meses):

part - santiago, chile to cordoba, argentina (6 weeks):
jan 06-10: santiago, chile
jan 10: santiago to playa renaca
jan 10-13: playa renaca/vina del mar
jan 14-15: valparaiso
jan 15: valparaiso to mendoza, argentina
jan 16: mendoza to laboulaye
jan 17: laboulaye to buenos aires
jan 17-23: buenos aires
jan 24: (ferry) buenos aires to montevideo, uruguay
jan 24-25: montevideo
jan 25-27: punta del este
jan 28: punta del este to chuy, brazil
jan 29: chuy to porto alegre
jan 29-31: porto alegre
feb 01: porto alegre to sao jose dos ausentes
feb 02: sao jose dos ausentes to florianopolis
feb 02-12: florianopolis/balneario camburio (carnival!)
feb 13: florianopolis to passo fundo
feb 14: passo fundo to uruguaiana
feb 15: uruguaiana to parana/santa fe, argentina
feb 16: parana/santa fe to cordoba
feb 17-18: cordoba, argentina

part 2 - cordoba, argentina to santa cruz, bolivia (2 weeks):
feb 19: cordoba to aimogasta, argentina
feb 20: aimogasta to paso san francisco
feb 21: paso san francisco to bahía inglesa, chile
feb 22-23: bahía inglesa, chile
feb 24: bahía inglesa, chile to pan de azuacar national park
feb 25: pan de azuacar national park to antofagasta
feb 26: antofagasta, chile to san pedro de atacama
feb 26-27: san pedro de atacama
feb 28: san pedro de atacamo to…...

thanks!!!!

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:18 AM   #2
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Point 5: Argentine people who spend hollydays in Brasil usually use one of this 3 roads, that have bridges. People make the trip usually in 2 or 3 days.

1) Foz de Iguazu - Guaropuava-Curitiva-Florianopolis (North)

2) Santo Tome/Sao Borja: Ijui, Lages Florianopolis (Center)

3) Paso de los Libres/Uruguayana: Santa Maria, Santa Cruz do Sul, Porto Alegre Florianopolis (South)

I personally preffer the number 2, but there will be people that chose one of the other. They are all excelent options. You also have 2 o 3 places, to enter using a kind of ferry

You can download maps for mapsource (Garmin)
Argentina: Proyecto Mapear: www.proyectomapear.com.ar/
Brasil: TRC: www.tracksource.org.br
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:27 AM   #4
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jan 24: (ferry) buenos aires to montevideo, uruguay
jan 24-25: montevideo
jan 25-27: punta del este
jan 28: punta del este to chuy, brazil

Colonia to Montevideo: Ruta 1
Montevideo to Punta del este: Interbalnearia
Punta del Este to Chuy: Hay 2 opciones 1) por la costa hasta Aguas Dulces y luego subir hasta Ruta 9
or 2) Punta del este to Pan de Azucar y seguir por Ruta 9 hasta Chuy



Las rutas están buenas. Hay mucho transito por estar en temporada turistica.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:50 AM   #5
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:48 AM   #6
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Hey pork&corn,

Where are you now?
I also have friends in Balneário Camboriú and Florianopolis. My Florianopolis friend just returned home from Ushuaia so I may visit. He and two other brasilian friends stayed with me in Los Angeles and San Francisco on the way to Deadhorse.

I rode the entire coast from Ushuaia to Belem on the Amazon then Brasilia, Minas Gerias and Rio for Carnival. Today I'm in Sao Jose near Sao Paulo getting some stuff fixed. Just rode from Rio to Paraty then here. Maybe 47,000 km so far and 28,000 to get home after kayaking southern Chile. Staying at a BrazilRiders home now while stuff is fixed

Be nice to share a beer before I 'make rain'! ;)
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:09 PM   #7
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Hey pork&corn,

Where are you now?
I also have friends in Balneário Camboriú and Florianopolis. My Florianopolis friend just returned home from Ushuaia so I may visit. He and two other brasilian friends stayed with me in Los Angeles and San Francisco on the way to Deadhorse.

I rode the entire coast from Ushuaia to Belem on the Amazon then Brasilia, Minas Gerias and Rio for Carnival. Today I'm in Sao Jose near Sao Paulo getting some stuff fixed. Just rode from Rio to Paraty then here. Maybe 47,000 km so far and 28,000 to get home after kayaking southern Chile. Staying at a BrazilRiders home now while stuff is fixed

Be nice to share a beer before I 'make rain'! ;)
Ya está en Chiele: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=853603&page=8
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