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Old 15 Dec 2007
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travel partner wanted South America april-may 2008


I am planning a trip to Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru april - may 2008. Unfortunately my travel partner had to withdraw from the trip due to personal reasons. That means I am looking for a travel partner preferably with a big GS or comparable bikel. I have a well equipped 1150GSA that is fully prepared for the trip.

The focus will be on off road riding, enjoying the scenery and absorbing the culture along the road. If you want an impression on how I like to travel, visit my homepage on i-spog --- explore my trip and look at my Morocco trip of last year.

I ship my bike from Belgium to Santiago de Chile and back. Departure last week of march. Duration 6-7 weeks.

I have done quite some planning already and the following is on the menu (this is only the rough cut direction I want to follow, nothing is nor will be fix!):

from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza over the Paso de Los Libertadores along the Aconcagua to Northern Argentina over de Paso de Socompa back into Chile
-Around San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
-Salar, Bolivia
-Altiplano, Bolivia
-Che Guevarra route, Sucre, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Bolivia
-El camino de la muerte. De Yungas North of La Paz, Bolivia.
-Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and the PanAmerican Highway (Peru)
-Cuzco and Machu Picchu (Peru)
-Valle de los Volcanos (Peru)
-Atacama desert, Chile. The better off road work...

I have a no nonsense attitude and an open mind. I am pretty easy and tolerant. Nevertheless I refuse to take people that:
-refuse to ride before they have polished out that scratch in their tank
-neurotically start to look for a laundry shop whenever they spot a stain on their gear
-refuse to ride before they have had their favourite cereals (honey pops, smacks, krispies, whatever)
-want to go home after their first off
-refuse to ride before they have checked every little detail on the bike, leaving others waiting for 45 minutes
-refuse to ride when it's too cold, too hot, too rainy, too dry
-have no sense of humor and take everything way too serious

I hope the non limitative list indicates more or less what kind of travel partner I am after

If you're interested in this kind of trip, let me know asap. Departure date is nearing...


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Wish I could!


Wish I could. Just returned from a Peru-Brazil (to Iguazu)-Bolivia-Peru trip with my son. Around the Block 2007 | I know what you mean by people who go on these trips, but then don't want any difficulties. Try 6,000 kms on a XR250, crossing the Andes and jungles! LOVE IT!

I will recommend that you don't push for too many kms/day or riding days in a row. We had 42 days and there was hardly time to stop to take pictures, much less fix the bike or visit....

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anyone? I'll be in Santiago de Chile on march 24th...
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