The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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Travelling through South America with a mate (Dionysos) at the moment. We're aiming to be in Ecuador in a few days time and are trying to put together some rough timings.
Is anyone able to give us an idea of what the roads will be like in Ecuador/Peru/Bolivia/Chile/Argentina? On the whole - are they good quality ashphalt, dirt roads, cart tracks - and any idea of the kind of (sensible!) average speeds possible??
nice trip you like to do. Well, the quality of the roads depend on the type of road you choose. For example in Peru, the main roads are usually quite good qualitiy. We once did the distance from La Paz to Cuszco in one day (~700km). But we took the road south of the lake Titicaca, which is all asphalt. Also the raod from Cuszo to Arequipa via Juliaca is complitely made of asphalt (Av. 80-100km/h possible), even if it is not written in the map. But the direct road to Arequipa is a dirt road where you have an average speed of maybe 30-40km/h. So you are faster to take the longer way. And it is a nice route too. Also in Chile and Argentina the main roads are of good qualitiy. However, as soon as you take smaller roads, which I recommend to do, you will find a lot of gravel roads. No problem to ride, but slower (for example Paso Sico, Paso del agua negra, or visit of places aroud San Pedro de Atacama like springs of Puritama...).
In Bolivia the main roads near cities as well as the main connetion roads between big cities (like La Paz - Cochabamba or similar) are asphalt. The rest is more or less made of gravel or dirt roads. The main roads far from cities are mainly good quality gravel roads (aver. speed appr. 70km/h possible). The little roads to little villages can be in a very bad condition so that you might not be able to pass. Also there are just few bridges, so if there is a lot of rain you might not be able to pass rivers.
In my point of view, most people (andes-bikers) leave Brasil out of their planing, even if there are a lot of nice places to visit.
Anyway, have a nice ride and enjoy your trip
It's the same all over. As long you stay on the mainroads it is mostly relly good, just sometimes a view holes where you can drive around most of time! As soon you leave the mainroads it can get very wild, but you will have more fun and the nicest places and stretches are very often not on the main highway!
You want to have a great and nice time than take some sideroutes and drive in Peru through the Andens and not along the coast! Great roads, spectacular views but no Asphalt for a long time!
The same is for Bolivia!
Chile and Argentina try do cross the Andens as often as possible!
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