How The Locals Bike in Argentina

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.:

bike styles in argentina
notes on bike riders in argentina

Here is another page about the same stuff:

more ways to ride the bike
more ways to ride the bike notes

San Rafael Argentina Stop Over from Bike Trip

San Rafael Argentina Road Map
Map of San Rafael Argentina Region

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…

Youth Hostel in Mendoza Argentina and the Big Dinner BBQ Night

youth hostel in mendoza argentina
Mendoza Youth Hostel Argentina

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.

rafting trip notes
mendoza river rafting notes from diary
notes from rafting in argentina
rafting notes page 2