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Old 13 Aug 2012
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Best weather for 100 days of riding S.America?

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i hope this topic has not already come up on this forum.

I plan to fly and ride my motorcycle from Buenos Aires to Colombia from Mid-End September through to December this year. I am planning on a 100 days.

Could you comment on the weather possibilities for the timeframe i have in mind?

Mid-Sept for about 10 days: buenos aires to Mendoza (going straight east, avoiding TDF and southern patagonia for lack of time)
Early October to Mid October: Northern patagonian chile up to Bolivian border
Mid-October to Early November: Bolivia off-road
Most of November: Peru, offroad as much as possible
Early December: Equador
Mid december to Late december: Colombia
End of December: return to USA

I'd appreciate any alternate suggestions if it gives me a consistently better window of weather. I am not averse to cold and wet, just hoping that the off-roading that i anticipate in Peru and bolivia will not be met with too many mudslides.
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Does going straight east from BA not put you in Uruguay? Just as well you don't mind the wet. Whichever way you go , ride safe.
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Can you kick it forward one month? It would be a bit colder in Argentina, but that's better than wet at 15,000 feet in Peru in December!

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You´ll have mix weather

I think you would have dry climate up to southern Peru.

In northern Andean Peru (as in Chachapoyas) by November…., you would have already rains, but how much……, it will depend of every specific year.

Ecuador and Colombia by December….., make sure your gear is waterproof: it’s our rainy season by excellence. Some years it is mild, others heavy, meaning it rains every day, especially in the afternoon.

Otherwise, (you are asking for alternate suggestions), running your trip in the opposite direction, by mid-September rains would start in Colombia (usually mild), some rains in Ecuador but not “rainy-season”, dry high-Andes and northern Chile, and scorching and humid after Mendoza to Buenos Aires by December.

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November to February would be better
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