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Where to finish?? ushuaia?

so i am planning a big trip for me and some mates from alaska to argentina.
and i am looking for a place to finish the ride. is there like a big land mark in ushuaia that is a great place to finish?? if you keep riding south does the road just end or is there like a look out or something???
my last ride just sort of ended with no big finale. and i would really like a big finale this time. have the bottles of cheap champagne to spray over each other, dance sing celebrate. now i just need a location.

can somebody give me any suggestions? any links of good locals?

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The classis photo for many a completed journey is in front of the following sign. Easy to find once you get to Ushuaia, located at the end of the road at the end of the world.

Where to finish?? ushuaia?-800px-cartel_del_parque_nacional_tierra_del_fuego.jpg
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oh that's perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If 'bragging rights' are important to you, try here!
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Now that would be something! do post up a picture
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That's as far as you can get.

You can go south, but you have to do hiking and leave the bike somewhere
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Hi i would finish in Paraguay as its the best country to sell your bike at the end to save the shiping costs:
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Now that would be something! do post up a picture
that would be quite the ending. maybe i can sweet talk some of the rangers at the parc to take us there

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That's as far as you can get.

You can go south, but you have to do hiking and leave the bike somewhere
manolito are you referring to mountain mans post or ushuaia?

not sure if i will sell the bike or ship it yet but thanks for the info ta
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No, there is a trail that can't be done with vehicles. I can't remember how further you can go, and I don't have a map here.
Will search tomorrow.
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If you want a picture of the sign at the end of hwy 3 be sure get there early lest you want to do battle with hoards of cruiseships tourists and a parade of tour buses.
The park entry fee allows you two nights in the park, there are some nice places to camp and it's quite pretty.

If you want to see and feel what the real end of the road is like turn down road J (before Ushuaia). This is 90 kms of dirt which follows the Beagle channel, this is a spectacular side road with some excellent camping spots.
While the Ushuaia is somewhat anti climatic that trip down road J made it really worthwhile. I camped two nights out there and didn't see anyone but wild horses and lots of birds.
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And the good news is that Argentinian champagne is cheap and not bad tasting, so you can grab a few bottles (from any supermarket in Ushuaia) to celebrate with. A word of warning though, if you're starting from Deadhorse...it's a DRY town
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Is Ushuaia worth the ride?

Apart from the obligatory photo op and the bragging rights of having gone as far south as you can practically go on a motorcycle in South America is the trip to Ushuaia worth it in terms of what there is actually to see and do in the area?
(considering you may not have the cash for trips to Antarctica etc)

Especially considering the distance and the wind, road conditions you have to endure to get there.

Interested in those of you that did it and wether you see it as a must do if your riding SA?
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And the good news is that Argentinian champagne is cheap and not bad tasting, so you can grab a few bottles (from any supermarket in Ushuaia) to celebrate with. A word of warning though, if you're starting from Deadhorse...it's a DRY town

excellent! don't think my timing will work for dead horse. do you know when the earliest you could ride out of there? do you have to ride in? would feel like i started early if i did.

thanks for the info Bush pilot will definitely check that out once the hang over fades away.

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i have never made it that far south but wish when i was backpacking Argentina i did there are some pretty amazing National Parks down there. i loved what i saw of patagonia and can't wait to see more of it. but its a stupid 4 years away
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Apart from the obligatory photo op and the bragging rights of having gone as far south as you can practically go on a motorcycle in South America is the trip to Ushuaia worth it in terms of what there is actually to see and do in the area?
(considering you may not have the cash for trips to Antarctica etc)

Especially considering the distance and the wind, road conditions you have to endure to get there.

Interested in those of you that did it and wether you see it as a must do if your riding SA?
Why climb Everest? Why travel at all? Because it's there...
Some slightly more concrete reasons could be - Patagonia is one of the most beautiful and remote places in the world, there are many great places to see on the way south as you travel through, so why not continue to Ushuaia- it's a good sized town, a nice place to hang out and a good spot for meeting other travellers- as sometimes those roads can get a bit lonely. Nobody has to go anywhere, I go to places because I'm intrigued by them and I want to see these places.

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excellent! don't think my timing will work for dead horse. do you know when the earliest you could ride out of there? do you have to ride in? would feel like i started early if i did.
Hmm, a tricky one as weather conditions can vary so much, it was snowing when I was nearing Dead Horse. I think people think late May/early June is the earliest to start- but ask around, there will be a range of opinions! Where were you planning on starting from?
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Hmm, a tricky one as weather conditions can vary so much, it was snowing when I was nearing Dead Horse. I think people think late May/early June is the earliest to start- but ask around, there will be a range of opinions! Where were you planning on starting from?

i plan on alaska but really haven't put a ton of thought into it. maybe a national park (the ride will assist park rangers) maybe deadhorse (if possible) but even just that arctic circle sign 150 miles towards deadhorse if i can't make it the whole way up. i have to be in colorado in june (date yet to be confirmed) so that could make dead horse impossible.
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I think it is reasonable that you can be up at Deadhorse before the 3rd week of September (still depends on the year), the weather will be cold but there will be no bugs. August, imho is the perfect time to be in Alaska and the far North Latitudes to avoid most of the biting bugs, only bad is you miss the really long days of sunlight (Northern Lights are better thou)

I was in Deadhorse on the 6th of September, had decent snow on Antigan Pass on the divide but passable, lots of truck traffic to knock the snow down.
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