Departamento de Coronel Felipe Varela

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  • Day290

    Villa Union

    February 20, 2018 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    While Argentina doesn’t feel crowded outside of the major cities, we definitely felt like we were well off the beaten path on our trip to Talampaya National Park – a world heritage site. It was a long drive (>6 hours) mostly up the famous Route 40. Apart from one large town, there was virtually nothing for hours and hours with scarcely a passing car, livestock or anything but wide-open desert. This was also the first place we’ve seen evidence of poverty in the villages we passed.
    Talampaya was a beautiful park famous for dinosaur bones, old rocks with stunning red canyons and chimney formations, and petroglyphs. Apart from the dramatic landscape, we also saw some new critters: the mara (looks like a cross between a jackrabbit and a small deer), the suri (similar to a small ostrich), and a road-runner like bird. Cute! Happily, we also saw some more guanacos and condors. Still no puma...
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  • Day92

    Day 90: Racing North

    April 8, 2016 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Having survived the high pass we set out for our last section in Argentina before hoping back to Chile. The comming days we will do the 800 km section to Cafayate. We started strong trough a beautifull valley with a little bit of rain. Nino decided to test his acrobatic skills by falling and getting away without a scratch. But soon we found a tailwind and raced with 40 km/h across the semi desert. We ended up making 105 km. Hopefully we will make quick work of these last kms in Argentina.Read more

  • Day93

    Day 91: Bring your own swimming hole

    April 9, 2016 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Setting out of our sanbox campingspot we soon relized that the big downhill was over. The first 20 km were slightly uphill. But just enough to make it hard. After 40 km we decided it was time for a coffee break. 2 hours later we set off again. It has been drizzling the whole day but the last 20 km it became more like real rain. The french couple we met 2 days ago recommended a app called ioverlander which shows posible campingspot and other useful info. The campingspot for today is from the app. Acording to the app there should be "warm desert swimming holes". In our head we saw Jacuzzis full of beautifull women. At the spot we only found small stream with not so cold water. So we got in our tent to get some rest.Read more

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