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what is the general cost for a trip from Alaska to Argentina

hi and

- how much (+/-) can cost this kind of trip (without the cost of the bike+accessories) ?
- when is the best time of the year for this trip ?
- what kind of dangerous that i can expect on the rode ?

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I have spent about £1000/mth but have been going slow and about the third of the time staying with people. But have also done quite a lot of expensive activities.

You can expect lots of bad driving (c;

All the best with your planning,
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Going solo or travelling with someone and thus sharing a room can make a big difference to cost. Sharing rooms and camping etc I'd allow $30-40 / day for food/gas/accommodation in South and Central America. Then double that budget for North America.

Ideally, you want to be in Alaska in the summer months, eg July/Aug etc and hit TDF in the southern hemisphere's spring/summer which starts getting warmer around December.

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hi sunflowers

- how long its took you to finish the trip ?
- i saw that your bike was DR650 how was your bike?
- how available are the workshops if you have big mechanical problem on the bike?
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thanks MikeS
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we were on 2 Africa Twins, did 60 % camping/staying with locals and 40 % hostels. For eating, drinking staying overnight, haveing fun, gasoline, borders, maintenance of the bikes, we needed about 1000 euros per month (both together). It was about 1700 in Alaska ( and gas was expensive there) and 550 in Bolivia.

Canada: ca. 1000 Euro

Alaska: ca. 1700 Euro

USA: ca. 900 Euro

Mexico: ca. 1000 Euro

Central America: ca. 700 Euro

Ecuador: ca. 900 Euro

Peru: ca. 800 Euro

Chile: ca. 1000 Euro

Bolivien: ca. 550 Euro

Argentinien:ca. 800 Euro

you are cheaper when u are camping n the woods more often and drink less .

we have been in Juli/August in Alaska in Mexico from Jan to March and in Patagonia around x-mas. If you travel slow, talk to locals and behave relaxed and positive you will prob. have no problems at all but lots of fun.

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