Cycling to the end of the earth
This is Jo's introduction to her blog.
'As a reward to myself for finishing my PhD, I decided to begin 2017 with a holiday. I plan to cycle from Bariloche in the Argentinian Lake District, via the Carretera Austral road in Chile, to Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego (the southernmost city in the world) . It will be around 2000 miles in total – so only about double LEJOG, which I did in 10 days in May 2016 – easy, right? However, I’ll have all my camping gear with me and most of the roads will be gravel so it’ll be pretty slow going. I’ve given myself about 10 weeks to do it, so there should be plenty of time for sightseeing and detours along the way.
The first part of the route from Bariloche in Argentina to Villa O’Higgins at the southern end of the Carretera Austral is here: Route part I
To cross the border into Argentina here, I will have to take 2 ferries and push my bike for some of the way as there’s no road here – the border crossing is only possible by foot, bike or donkey!
The second part of the route from Lago del Desertio in Argentina to Ushuaia is here: Route part II
I’ll then fly back to Buenos Aires via Peninsula Valdes on the Atlantic coast of Argentina to do some marine wildlife spotting.'