Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > South America

South America Topics specific to South America only.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 9 Jul 2008
Forsellini's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbia, MO usa
Posts: 102
Maps

Are the big Michelin type maps necessary for traveling in South America? Is it foolish to ask if using "Mapquest" on-line maps a possibility. I like the simplicity of the on-line maps but if you tell me that I'll get hopelessly lost using them. . . thanks for the advice.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10 Jul 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Columbus, OH (USA)
Posts: 6
Best maps that I know are the ones from AAA, they are very accurate and cheap.
__________________
MADE IN PERU
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10 Jul 2008
Forsellini's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbia, MO usa
Posts: 102
hmmmm

I've contacted the AAA (assuming there is only one AAA) and I'm told that Mexico and the Carribean are the only maps they have outside of the U.S.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11 Jul 2008
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Forsellini View Post
I've contacted the AAA (assuming there is only one AAA) and I'm told that Mexico and the Carribean are the only maps they have outside of the U.S.
The AAA Carribean map has Central America on one side and South America on the other.

It's not very good. Honestly, I rely more heavily on the individual country maps in Lonely Planet's "Central America on a Shoestring". I was spoiled by the level of detail in Bicimapas' GPS maps for Mexico. Now I'm pretty much stuck to major highways.

Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 14 Jul 2008
Forsellini's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbia, MO usa
Posts: 102
MultiMaps

Is anyone familiar with Multimaps? On-line service similar to Mapquest. They appear to have more detail.
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15 Jul 2008
MikeS's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: KL, Malaysia
Posts: 1,145
I used 'Rough Guide' maps for South and Central America. Have currently been using them for Thailand, Nepal and India. They have good level of detail and importantly are plastic so they don't rip like crappy paper maps do after about 5 minutes.
__________________
Mike


www.singapore-scotland.blogspot.com
www.argentina-alaska.blogspot.com
My little Vid: India/Pakistan

BMW R1150GS
Suzuki DR650 SE: Ride it like ya stole it. Oh, somebody just did...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 18 Jul 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 120
Maps for Chile and Argentina

If you use a Garmin GPS I strongly recommend downloading the maps at </title><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> <head> <title>Proyecto Mapear

Have a safe trip
Albert
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19 Jul 2008
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Posts: 458
For the southern half of south America I found a great magazine sized road atlas on a newstand in Salta Argentina called "Atlas de Rutas" , published by Firestone. I was told that Toyota does a good South America atlas as well, but I could never find one.
__________________
Andy Tiegs
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/tiegs
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maps?? Niva Say Never Northern Asia 4 13 Mar 2008 14:14
Maps for GPS peter-denmark Navigation - Maps, Compass, GPS 0 22 Sep 2007 21:26
For those looking for maps... liam_taborn Route Planning 3 17 May 2006 20:54
Maps - Is it possible to get good maps on the road? Iain South America 3 3 Nov 2005 21:24
Old maps, silk maps and DESERT CAMPING! Chris Scott Sahara Travel Forum 1 11 Dec 2004 01:38

 
 



Renedian Adventures

HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:12.