We made it to Ushuaia! After riding (and pushing) our bicycles 24.267 km through North, Central and South America we reached this windy, and cold city at the end of the American continent. And it felt good!
The famous “Carretera Austral” or “Southern Highway” – is a sometimes paved and sometimes bad dirt- and gravel road that stretches between Puerto Montt and the tiny town of Villa O’Higgins in Chile. It requires several ferry crossings on its 1.240 km’s and is extremely popular for all kinds of adventure and overland travellers ranging from cyclists and motorcyclists to 4 wheel drive rental trucks to massive off-road trucks in which people drive around the world with. So basically you can find any kind of vehicle from any country on this road...
A massive landslide killed 16 people, burried half a town and closed the only road heading South. So we took to the water.
After what felt like 3 months of non-stop desert and pampa riding, we couldn’t handle the disappointment that the Argentinian pampas (very dry, dusty, hot empty landscapes) caused us. So after two more weeks of kill-me-now boring, stinking hot pampa (Nyle’s smelly feet were at an all time high, despite the foot deodorant) with sand blasting headwinds we boarded an overnight bus from San Juan to Neuquen (we still don’t know how to pronounce that name). And it was heavenly...