This website is not intended to give a travelogue of my journey, you won’t find detailed reference to distances, times, altitudes (much), or historical detail about places I pass through. It is intended to tell the story of what happens. It won’t help you plan a route or find useful information about doing something similar. That isn’t of interest to 99% of people reading. If you are the 1% then please send me an email, I’ll be happy to help however I can!
My plan is simple.
I am going to cycle from Ushuaia in Terra del Fuego, Argentina to Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, USA.
On the presumption that not everyone will immediately know where these places are, I have a picture of the world below with some handy arrows showing my European cycle start and finish points as well as the Americas.
I left Ushuaia on the 3rd December 2014 and expect to be in Alaska sometime in the summer of 2016.
I know where I am going for the first couple of months and from there I have a loose plan. I will leave Ushuaia and head to Porvenir in Chile where I have to get a ferry to get off the Island of Terra del Fuego. That gets me into Punta Arenas, Chile. From there I head to Puerto Natales before crossing back into Argentina and heading for El Chalten.
From El Chalten I head to where there is no road, I need to take a boat and then hike/push/ride the bike across a mountainous track, crossing into Chile before getting another boat to Villa O’Higgins. From here I will follow the Carreterra Austral.
Somewhere around Puerto Montt in Chile and Bariloche in Argentina I will cross back into Argentina and continue north all the way up Argentina until I reach Bolivia. I will then continue through Bolivia into Peru, up through Peru to Ecuador. From Ecuador, I will cycle into Colombia and somewhere around Cartagena, get a boat to Panama. If you are wondering why I don’t cycle overland from Colombia into Panama, google ‘Darien Gap’.
I then plan on cycling through the various countries of Central America, probably only missing out Belize before traversing Mexico and entering the United States of America. I will most likely head up the West Coast of the USA and cross into Canada near Vancouver before heading up the Alaskan Highway to Fairbanks and then the final stretch up the Dalton Highway to Deadhorse.
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