Greg also known as the [ilink url=”http://thestarvingcyclist.blogspot.cl/” style=”note”]The Starving Cyclist[/ilink] is arriving to Ushuaia just as I’ve finished in the Tierra del Fuego Park. I haven’t met Greg before but we are Facebook friends and he’s been cycling the world for almost four years. I’m excited as I pedal to the airport to meet one of my cycling
My ultimate travel dream of South America comes crashing down to earth with a bang into the gusts of wind so brutal, pushing me this way and that all over the road. Cycling out from Ushuaia airport I’m scared at my inability to control my bicycle and pedal only 3 km before retreating to the [ilink url=”http://www.refugiodelmochilero.com/” style=”note”]Mochilero [/ilink] camping, reserved exclusively for cycle tourers.
After a whopping sixty four hours of travel to reach the most southernly town in the world, my plane descends with my face stuck to the window. It’s impossible to open my eyes wide enough to take in the incredible uninterrupted snow capped peaks that make up the worlds longest mountain range; the Andes.
Tierra del Fuego National Park lies 12 km to the West of Ushuaia. An area where the Patagonian Andes, forests and lakes meet ocean. This is a guide for the cycle tourer to the practicalities of spending time in the wilderness of the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Ishbel HolmesIshbel, creator of World Bike Girl, has spent her life on bicycles, from road racing, to velodrome
Backpackers Refugio Del Mochilero is the place to stay in Ushuaia if you are a bicycle tourer. Be warned, word of mouth ensures this hostel is booked out weeks in advance. All bicyle tourers however are guaranteed a place to sleep, even if it’s full when you arrive. Paula Martinez understands its difficult as a cycle tourer to know exactly the