The goal of this trip is to travel overland from Washington DC to Argentina. All going well I will travel down to Texas, cross in to Mexico, and continue down through Central America on the Pan American Highway. Once in Panama the road runs out. South of Panama City lies the Darien Gap region, an impenetrable Jungle region in the isthmus of Panama . This means I will have to put myself and the bike on a boat or plane to get to Colombia.
Once in Colombia, I’ll begin the long haul down the west coast of the South American continent. This will take me through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.
All going well I should get to Argentina sometime in January. If body, bike, and budget are all in good shape I’ll turn around and go up through Brazil to Venezuela and back to Colombia, where my trip will end.
This is the loose itinerary. I may change on a whim or as circumstances determine. I have a GPS but still don’t know how to use it, so things could go awry navigation-wise! On a trip like this I don’t think it helps to plan every last detail of the route as too much is beyond my control, so I’ll just go with the flow and make it up as I go along!