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Old 06-09-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Buenos Aires - Ushuaia Oct. 2012

Hy Guys,

My name is Christian I live in Buenos Aires and I am preparing my longest ride Buenos Aires-Ushuaia SOLO.
I will start the ride in October early days for about 20 to 25 days max.
Fm BA I will ride West to Bariloche and keep south upto Futaleufu for crossing into Chile, then keep heading South.

I know many of you have done this before so if you have any tips, places of interest which must be seen pls let me know either around here or on my Blog, http://go4adventure.wordpress.com/

Also if any of you are in route by then would be great to meet for a beer or for riding along part of the way.

Cheers & Safe Ride's
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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Christian, yo vivo en Rio Gallegos (Santa Cruz). En Chile vas a bajar por la ruta 7 o volves a entrar al pais y seguis por la 40 ?
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #3
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Christian, yo vivo en Rio Gallegos (Santa Cruz). En Chile vas a bajar por la ruta 7 o volves a entrar al pais y seguis por la 40 ?
Hola Manolito,

Todavia no lo tengo definido, hasta Chile Chico voy por la 7 despues vuelvo a entrar en Argentina (Los Antiguos) para bajar por la 40 hasta el Chalten y Calafate o seguir por la 7 hasta Villa O'Higgins cruzar ahi por el paso Rio Mosco o Rio Meyer si es que puedo llegar por alguna ruta dde ahi hasta El Chalten. Despues sigo a el Calafate y vuelvo a entrar a Chile para ir a Torres del Paine. Seguir bajando por la 9 hasta Punta Arenas y ahi cruzar a TDF. Al regreso paso seguro por Rio Gallegos y hare noche ya que son un cuantos km dde Ushuaia, espero nos podamos ver y compartir una rica Birra , vuelvo por la 3 hasta Baires ya que quiero pasar por Puerto Madrin para el avistaje de ballenas.

Como lo ves, es posible ?

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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We are going to be doing something similar around that same time. I am sure you know the weather down there much better than us, but isn't Oct stil a bit cold to be headed that far south and in the mountains? Please correct me if I am wrong. We were aiming to do that around December and were delaying our arrive to correspond with the start of summer.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #5
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Hola Manolito,

Todavia no lo tengo definido, hasta Chile Chico voy por la 7 despues vuelvo a entrar en Argentina (Los Antiguos) para bajar por la 40 hasta el Chalten y Calafate o seguir por la 7 hasta Villa O'Higgins cruzar ahi por el paso Rio Mosco o Rio Meyer si es que puedo llegar por alguna ruta dde ahi hasta El Chalten. Despues sigo a el Calafate y vuelvo a entrar a Chile para ir a Torres del Paine. Seguir bajando por la 9 hasta Punta Arenas y ahi cruzar a TDF. Al regreso paso seguro por Rio Gallegos y hare noche ya que son un cuantos km dde Ushuaia, espero nos podamos ver y compartir una rica Birra , vuelvo por la 3 hasta Baires ya que quiero pasar por Puerto Madrin para el avistaje de ballenas.

Como lo ves, es posible ?

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Si vas a bajar por la 40, tene muy en cuenta el combustible ya que como están trabajando en pavimentarla puede haber escasez de combustible.En Bajo Caracoles tenes que cargar si o si pero a un precio astronómico ! Desde O'Higgins hasta El Chalten no vas a poder cruzar (salvo que quieras hacerlo a pie), pero estan trabajando en la ruta que las une para poder hacerlo motorizado en un futuro.
Para ir a Torres del Paine desde Calafate te recomiendo que agarres la 40 y vayas hacia Rio Turbio y de ahi Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine ya que tiene un paisaje hermoso (carga combustible en Rio Turbio porque es mas barato y son solo 7km de diferencia)
Desde Punta Arenas hacia TDF tenes un ferry, que por lo que tengo entendido sale 1 vez al dia. Habría que corroborar ese dato ya que desde Pta Arenas a Rio Gallegos (casi 600km hasta Ushuaia) son solamente 280 y podes utilizar el otro ferry que sale cada 45'



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We are going to be doing something similar around that same time. I am sure you know the weather down there much better than us, but isn't Oct stil a bit cold to be headed that far south and in the mountains? Please correct me if I am wrong. We were aiming to do that around December and were delaying our arrive to correspond with the start of summer.
What is cold for you ? it's going to be cold in the morning but can handle it
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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We are going to be doing something similar around that same time. I am sure you know the weather down there much better than us, but isn't Oct stil a bit cold to be headed that far south and in the mountains? Please correct me if I am wrong. We were aiming to do that around December and were delaying our arrive to correspond with the start of summer.
Hi Xago,

October is spring in Argentina and thus not so cold. the average will be around 20/25 celisius during the day and even more, at nights or mornings 10/15 or even less but for sure NOt as cold as winter.

I you decide to head south by then let us know

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Old 06-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=Manolito;18879232]Si vas a bajar por la 40, tene muy en cuenta el combustible ya que como están trabajando en pavimentarla puede haber escasez de combustible.En Bajo Caracoles tenes que cargar si o si pero a un precio astronómico ! Desde O'Higgins hasta El Chalten no vas a poder cruzar (salvo que quieras hacerlo a pie), pero estan trabajando en la ruta que las une para poder hacerlo motorizado en un futuro.
Para ir a Torres del Paine desde Calafate te recomiendo que agarres la 40 y vayas hacia Rio Turbio y de ahi Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine ya que tiene un paisaje hermoso (carga combustible en Rio Turbio porque es mas barato y son solo 7km de diferencia)
Desde Punta Arenas hacia TDF tenes un ferry, que por lo que tengo entendido sale 1 vez al dia. Habría que corroborar ese dato ya que desde Pta Arenas a Rio Gallegos (casi 600km hasta Ushuaia) son solamente 280 y podes utilizar el otro ferry que sale cada 45'

Buena Data Manolito, Muchas Gracias.

A pie seguro no quiero cruzar ...crei que era posible...

seguro cruzo por los antiguos entonces y dde Perito Moreno a el Chalten y despues a el Calafate donde me quedo asi ver ese hermoso Glaciar y sus alrededores.

Contame que sale el litro de nafta en Bajo Caracoles ? obvio que llevare un bidon de 3 galones por si las moscas...con lo que puedo hacer aprox unos 200 km si el viento me lo permite

Tengo entendido lo mismo que dde Punta Arenas sale una vez al dia el ferry voy averiguar y despues te informo.

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Old 06-10-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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Aca en el sur el litro de super esta $4.40, en la Esso y petrobras esta unos 20 centavos mas cara.
Hace mucho que no paso por ahi, por lo que no se el precio exacto pero que no te sorprenda que esta por los $7 o mas.
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Aca en el sur el litro de super esta $4.40, en la Esso y petrobras esta unos 20 centavos mas cara.
Hace mucho que no paso por ahi, por lo que no se el precio exacto pero que no te sorprenda que esta por los $7 o mas.

Gracias Manolito por la info, sera cuestion de ahorrar unos Kristinas mas digo unos pesitos mas
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The shortage of gas is a possibility. I ended up buying a spare can in Cochrane, Chile and lugging that to El Chalten.

I am not sure if it is windy all year around, but that will. makes fuel milage much worse.

Tres Lagos no longer has a gas station, you can buy petrol there but it is something stupid like 15 pesos? (roughly 4x what it should cost).

Enjoy your trip! I was freezing in Febuary haha.
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The shortage of gas is a possibility. I ended up buying a spare can in Cochrane, Chile and lugging that to El Chalten.

I am not sure if it is windy all year around, but that will. makes fuel milage much worse.

Tres Lagos no longer has a gas station, you can buy petrol there but it is something stupid like 15 pesos? (roughly 4x what it should cost).

Enjoy your trip! I was freezing in Febuary haha.
Dan Man Tks for the tips !!!

I will take as fm the start (Buenos Aires) a Fuel Can...just to be on the safe side as you never know when or where gas will be Out in Patagonia.

In Spring the winds start to hit in the region...but not as hard as in summer which is the windiest season.

The temperature in October are for sure colder than in February...hope my Rukka Armas makes the job well

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and the wind blew me over twice north of Tres Lagos :(

I also saw it blow over a parked bike.
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and the wind blew me over twice north of Tres Lagos :(

I also saw it blow over a parked bike.
it's part of the ride...patagonia is a windy place

precautions must be taken
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I am not sure if it is windy all year around
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