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Puerto Guadal > Perito Moreno, Argentina – 187km > Gobernador Gregores, 363km

 Perito Merino

To give a bit of perspective of where this is…

P Moreno 2      P Merito 3

…we have travelled far

We were on the road by about 8:30 and the whole town was still asleep, as is the case always when we leave at that sort of time.

So many people had recommended we do the Chile Chico Road, so that was our journey today.  It is certainly very scenic as it winds its way around the side of the mountain next to the lake.   Where the grader and roller had been, it was like pavement but there were places where the date with the grader was long overdue and it was pretty “bumpy”.

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Ch Chico

Video of the road

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We crossed the border into Argentina today – the landscape changed dramatically to flat and treeless, and the roads long and straight.  It’s funny how perspectives can change, we were enjoying this road.

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Perito Moreno > Gobernador Gregores – 363klm

Gregores

We had a slight problem this morning in that we couldn’t get any money out of either banks because our credit card has a chip in it, and Argentina doesn’t have the technology in their main stream banks.   At this end of our trip our stash of US$ is running low, but we managed to find someone to change some for us.  The blue market is a much better rate than the Banks, and is legal.

This is Bernadette, another female biker travelling with 4 Australian guy friends, they are doing 4 weeks around Chile

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Meeting a lot more adventure bikers now as there aren’t too many options of roads to head south, and Ruta 40 is the one to take.  It is all paved now bar 80km which we will be doing tomorrow.

Stopped for a coffee at a gas station, (no towns), and added our sticker to the window

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This is the type of terrain we travelled through today – the old Ruta 40 road is on the left, and the new one now opened is the one we had the pleasure of riding on.

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Saw wildlife today for the first time in a long time – guanaco, ostrich family birds, other birds about the size of turkeys, a fox, and an armadillo.

The little town we stayed in is a nice place – lots of hostals.

 

 

Russels

1 Comment

  • Melanie Vink

    It’s good having the big perspective map to see where on it you are zoomed out scale. Travelled so far!!!

    February 8, 2015 at 10:25 am
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