Details on the Argentina Bike Trip. Did a three week trip form Buenos Aires to Mendoza and then back. The truth is that quite a bit of this trip was done on Bus, as I didn’t plan very well the distances between towns/cities.
There were many different ways that the local people in Argentina decided to use the bike. I found it super interesting to just sit down at a cafe and watch as they came up with so many different combinations for bike riding.
Here are my notes I wrote down about the styles of bike riding I observed.:
I spent about four days in San Rafael. There was a pretty nice place for me to stay at, actually I think I may have shuffled around to a few different hotels along the way. Basically, I don’t think i would go back here other than to just stop by and remember the times. It was a nice size town, but not too much super interesting stuff if you don’t know anything to look out for. I’m guessing the locals were really wondering what the heck this American was doing in San Rafael Argentina. And if I was on vacation there, they probably would have wondered why.
I’m not sure what I am talking about, it was just fine right…
This was the youth hostel that I stayed at in Mendoza Argentina. I ended up staying there for two nights. For the most part, I remember it being a great time. There was a couple who was from England, it was a white guy and an Asian or Malaysian wife. They were married and super cool people. They were traveling by bike just like me, but they had been rumbling through South America for something like three or four months. Quite impressive. I hope they had a great rest of their trip.
Also, I had the coolest experience in mendoza on the day after this BBQ. I went river rafting with Rafting Andios guide company. It cost about $50 to Go river rafting in the Andes mountains for the entire day. That also included the transportation. Anyways, it is MOST DEFINITELY WORTH EVERY PENNY. I highly recommend you do it too. Your youth hostel you stay at will be able to arrange it for you. Just ask them or tell them you want to go river rafting in the mountains.
Here are some notes I took after the river rafting trip in Mendoza Argentina. You can see that it made a big impact as I rarely write notes.