December 23, 2001 GMT
The Journey Ahead

The Journey Ahead…
The 12,000 miles from Dead Horse, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina will encompass a wide variety of stunning natural environments as well as taking us through some of the most dangerous regions of the world. The route is mostly tarmac but with lots of opportunities for going off-road – something we now relish after our extreme off-road experiences in Africa and Asia.
We are self-sufficient on the bike, carrying a tent and cooking equipment so that we can stop and camp anywhere along the route. We are planning to be on the road for approximately 8-10 months.
The countries we will be travelling through include: Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

We would be setting off from the edge of the Arctic Ocean in Alaska and following the Pacific Coast southwards, crossing the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the States, heading into the Nevada Desert and down into Mexico and Central America visiting abandoned Mayan temples, fabulous beaches and the world’s only freshwater sharks (in Nicaragua) on the way.
We‘ll be travelling along the Pan Am Highway to where it abruptly stops in the jungles of Southern Panama, from there we will be shipping over to Colombia in South America and journeying the length of this stunning continent, following the Andes Mountains from the Amazonian jungle basin (where we’ll go in search of the elusive pink dolphins) and heading south.
After crossing the Equator in Equador we will be journeying via the fantastic Salt Lakes and volcanoes in Bolivia and the Lost City of the Incas (Macchu Picchu) in Peru down to Chile and Patagonia at the very tip of South America and the closest land mass to the Antarctic.
We would then be heading back up into Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and through the Amazon to Venezuela from where we will be shipping home.

Posted by tiffanycoates at December 23, 2001 10:08 PM GMT
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