Start of our trip on 28.9.2023:
Cell phone in the toilet, flight from Madrid to Santioago canceled, water damage in the hostal! Our adventure has earned the name properly. After the cell phone, the fall at home into the toilet, in the cell phone clinic in Augsburg, the emergency surgery survived, we stood shortly before midnight at the stopover in Madrid in front of a gate without a plane! "Flight canceled!" We found the luggage after what felt like a 1000 km walk. Afterwards we stood three hours at the "LATAM" information desk. How to continue??? New acquaintances, a few beers and games shortened the night at the airport. Because a hotel was not organized for us. The replacement flight was scheduled for two days later. So we looked for a hotel in Madrid and did some sightseeing. Shortly before leaving for the next flight we got the message from the hostal in Vina del Mar: Water pipe burst in our room in the hostal! Well, it can only get better. Just relax... Now we hope that we can change the continent. And we actually did it! YES! Arrived at the hostal, Rainer and Gio greeted us warmly and organized a spare bed for us. Many thanks for that! Here it is called "tranquillo"... everything with the calm and a lot of humor. Nice company, food and rum in the tea, that strengthens the nerves.
We were able to pick up our motorcycles from customs the next day (on 2.10.23)! And the organization by Ronny was just fantastic! Many thanks Ronny! Now we can ride on!
Finally reunited with "Barana" & "Wanda"
With the container ship from Hamburg to Valparaiso
At the hostal with Rainer and Gio, the motorcycles are packed!
A ride on the only funicular in Vina del Mar. Mucho antiguo! And friendly staff!
Gio the organization fairy
TeA WITH Rum
Rainer provided us with info and tea rum
CHILE EARTHQUAKE AREA
Luckily the hostel was on the mountain
Vina del Mar
Passo de los Liebertadores
Border from Chile to Argentina, waited 2 hours until we were informed that motorcycles are cleared separately.
LONELY & ALONE
There you wait a long time for the bus
ONCE ACROSS THE ANDEN...
... ALL GRAVEL ROAD!
First Argentine city after the Chilean border. Well, let's stay one night and have a look around....
Next to our Hostal in Uspallata
...and Switzerland is also represented
Served by Andres
AND FINE DARK BEER!
Only available in large sizes
We continue over the next pass and the RP 13 from Uspallata to Mendoza, which has it quite in itself. Steep, 180 degree curves and only gravel roads. Pure adrenaline! Here you experience the tranquility of nature and the vastness of the landscape is breathtaking.
GUANACOS IN THE WILD & GAUCHOS WITH THEIR HORSES
hOSTAL DE LOS aRTISTAS In Mendoza
Daniel, what a super host!
Asado & selfmade Bred
Lucas has done magic! Mui rico!
this is how it tastes best
Cerros Siete Colores
An encounter of a different kind. But the Torro was quite peaceful, but gave us a scare. He was soooo big!!!
HELPFUL PEOPLE & ALWAYS TIME FOR A CHAT. AND TOYS FOR BIG BOY ARE THERE TOO!
UPS! Stefan's luggage rack had to be welded. Was it too bumpy or does the "Barana" need a diet hahaha
With Walter and Mane it's fun! Cool guys! Nice we met you in Madrid at the airport!
AT THE ROADSIDE
Gravesite of accident victims with gifts
Super Mc Gyver at work!
Between Rodeo and San Juan
At Camping at ULLUM, Provinz San Juan (10.-14.10.23)
Here we let the soul dangle for a few days
Somewhere we lost our stove, f...k! Manne and Walter, have saved us. Thank you! We may borrow theirs and in case of need there is a fire.
Chill & grill