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parkinlotts 15 Mar 2007 02:54

toll roads south of mexico?
 
Can someone please tell me the situation with toll roads and fees for countries south of mexico?

AndyT 15 Mar 2007 04:31

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Originally Posted by parkinlotts (Post 129994)
Can someone please tell me the situation with toll roads and fees for countries south of mexico?

I rode through 12 Latin American countries last year and Mexico had the only expensive toll roads. I don't remember any in Central America. Colombia and Peru let bikes go for free. Ecuador, Bolivia, and Argentina had tolls, but were cheap.

parkinlotts 15 Mar 2007 15:34

thanks
 
thank you, hopefully we should be able to go around the toll roads in Mexico.

swedishspeeder 15 Mar 2007 17:38

no tolls
 
I can't recall any tolls at all in CA down to Costa Rica, except for tolls entering San Jose, CR.
As of now central american main road is better than Mexico.
Barely no potholes until you hit Costa Rica, CR has shallow potholes that really doesn't bother. This is for CA 1. (not coastal highway of Nicaragua that offers ore potholes than pavement)

SalCar 15 Mar 2007 21:00

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Originally Posted by AndyT (Post 130001)
I rode through 12 Latin American countries last year and Mexico had the only expensive toll roads. I don't remember any in Central America. Colombia and Peru let bikes go for free. Ecuador, Bolivia, and Argentina had tolls, but were cheap.

agree with AndyT :thumbup1:


Brazil has tolls like in argentina - sometimes you pay others you don´t.

quastdog 15 Mar 2007 21:51

Tolls in Ecuador
 
In Colombia, many paved roads have toll boths, but motorcycles get to bypass in the extreme right motorcycle-bicycle bypass.

In Ecuador, between the border and Quito - 4 tool booths I believe - 20 centavos each. To a Gringo, its not worth the effort of stopping, finding nuetral, maybe putting down the kickstand, pulling off the gloves to reach into a pocket for a $1 bill or a pocket full of change just to pay 20 cents. To an Ecuadorian though - maybe mucho dinero. I lost 80 cents when checking my map; the coins fell out of the map case where I slipped it for a quick getaway. I probably made the day for the old guy sitting on the bench at the bus stop where I dropped it.

motomech 16 Mar 2007 15:22

One 20 mile section coming into San Jose Costa Rica, 50 Colones, or 10 cents U.S.
I guess, south of Mexico, all the tolls lumped together wouldn't amount to $10. Much more a hassle of fishing out the coins than any real financial impact.
I've thought about a coin dispenser, but the various coins range from a thumbnail size to Silver Dollar size.

Stretcher Monkey 16 Mar 2007 15:46

Brasil has lots of toll roads. On the coast, anyway.

SalCar 19 Mar 2007 03:32

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Originally Posted by SalCar (Post 130106)
Brazil has tolls like in argentina - sometimes you pay others you don´t.

yup stretcher monkey is right. i got back on the road on friday and seen a lot more toll roads than expected. just from curitiba to foz iguaçu 600km there where 9 toll roads all approx 1-2USD/tool per bike.

pjmurf 19 Mar 2007 04:05

Toll roads in Chile I found to be quite expensive at least in a car .
About three times that of Argentine. That goes for the gas too.
Good luck........


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