How much time would you need from Santiago => TDF => Buenos Aires (relaxed speed)
Currently in Medellin Colombia and about to finally head south for Ecuador. A lady friend of mine in the States is toying with the notion of meeting me in Santiago Chile and riding with me along the route 40 to TDF and then back to Buenos Aires to fly back home.
Because of weather in the South, I'm thinking of arriving in Santiago mid to late November. I estimated it would be about 4 weeks getting down there, and maybe 1 week up to Buenos Aires. Is this reasonable? Or how much time would you suggest? If we did this, we'd want to take a relaxed pace (I don't particularly love the 10-12 hour days)... and we'd also like to have some time for some trekking in the Patagonian wilderness.
Please feel free to shoot holes in my timeline/theory etc. Would love your feedback on:
1) How long would you need from Chile => TDF, and TDF => Buenos Aires?
2) Is the routa 40 good enough that we wouldn't be facing lots of mud and mostly gravel?
3) Recommendations for which route north from TDF => Buenos Aires (would prefer to do something different going north).
4) Arriving in Chile in mid to late November... good timing for weather down there?