Bicycling Trip in South America

In 2009, I started tracking my cycling mileage on a Google Maps fake trip around the world:

North America: Durham to Alaska, 10/8/09 - 2/21/12, 4,629 miles
Australia: Sydney to Perth, 2/23/12 - 4/27/13, 2,473 miles
Asia, Part 1: Singapore to New Delhi, 5/21/13 - 1/3/15, 3,902 miles
Asia, Part 2: New Delhi to Istanbul, 1/3/15 - 7/26/16, 3,586 miles
Europe: Istanbul to Tarifa, 7/26/16 - 8/28/17, 2,576 miles
Africa, Part 1: Tangier to Lagos, 8/30/17 - 5/27/19, 4,049 miles
Africa, Part 2: Lagos to Cape Town, 5/27/19 - 3/21/21, 4,551 miles
South America: Ushuaia to Turbo, 6,374 miles
North America return: Yaviza to Raleigh, approx 4,200 miles

That's 25,600 miles completed so far, with about 10,500 miles remaining. If I keep my pace up, my fake circumnavigation of the world will be completed in 2025 or 2026.

Weekly average distance for each trip to date:
North America: 37.4 miles per week
Australia: 40.3 miles per week
Asia Part 1: 46.1 miles per week
Asia Part 2: 44.0 miles per week
Europe: 45.3 miles per week
Africa Part 1: 44.5 miles per week
Africa Part 2: 48.0 miles per week

LAST UPDATE: 22 Jun 2022 (usually updated every third week)

This Google Map shows my progress. Each placemark indicates one week. Blue route = completed route. The routes shown on the map may not be exact, but are close enough for my purposes.



Current location: north of Tocopilla, Chile
Total distance traveled (South America): 3,119 miles in 65 weeks
Total distance traveled (World): 28,904 miles in 659 weeks
Tierra del Fuego to Turbo, Colombia: 48.9% complete (3,255 miles to go)

Upcoming points of interest

Tarapacá region: 10 miles
Halfway through South America: 68 miles
Iquique: 105 miles
Peru border: 309 miles
Lima: 1,138 miles

Time spent in each country
(Italics: in progress. Individual states/provinces are also listed for the current country.)

Argentina: 194 days (1,308 miles, 47 miles/week)
Chile: 261 days (1,811/2,120 miles, 49 miles/week)
- Magallanes: 13 days (139 miles, 75 miles/week)
- Los Lagos: 15 days (83 miles, 39 miles/week)
- Los Ríos: 12 days (82 miles, 48 miles/week)
- Araucanía: 15 days (132 miles, 62 miles/week)
- Biobio: 10 days (72 miles, 50 miles/week)
- Ñuble: 9 days (60 miles, 47 miles/week)
- Maule: 18 days (128 miles, 50 miles/week)
- O'Higgins: 11 days (67 miles, 43 miles/week)
- Metropolitania de Santiago: 11 days (76 miles, 48 miles/week)
- Valparaíso: 9 days (77 miles, 60 miles/week)
- Coquimbo: 30 days (228 miles, 53 miles/week)
- Atacama: 48 days (301 miles, 44 miles/week)
- Antofagasta: 60 days (366/376 miles, 43 miles/week)
- Tarapacá: (222 miles)
- Arica y Parinacota: (77 miles)
Peru: (1,636 miles)
Ecuador: (535 miles)
Colombia: (775 miles)


Trip log

24 Mar 2021: Start of South America - Tierra del Fuego National Park
26 Mar 2021: Ushuaia, Argentina
11 Apr 2021: Rio Grande, Argentina
18 Apr 2021: enter Chile
25 Apr 2021: Cerro Sombrero, Chile
1 May 2021: re-enter Argentina
8 May 2021: Rio Gallegos, Argentina
26 May 2021: Comandante Luis Piedrabuena, Argentina
6 Jun 2021: Puerto San Julián, Argentina
10 Jul 2021: Caleta Olivia, Argentina
17 Jul 2021: Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
22 Jul 2021: Sarmiento, Argentina
22 Aug 2021: Tecka, Argentina
28 Sep 2021: El Bolsón, Argentina
10 Oct 2021: Bariloche, Argentina
17 Oct 2021: Villa La Angostura, Argentina
17 Oct 2021: re-enter Chile
29 Oct 2021: Osorno, Chile
21 Nov 2021: Temuco, Chile
4 Dec 2021: Los Ángeles, Chile
11 Dec 2021: Chillán, Chile
24 Dec 2021: Talca, Chile
1 Jan 2022: Curicó, Chile
11 Jan 2022: Rancagua, Chile
18 Jan 2022: Santiago, Chile
28 Jan 2022: La Calera, Chile
5 Feb 2022: Los Vilos, Chile
26 Feb 2022: La Serena, Chile
13 Mar 2022: Vallenar, Chile
3 Apr 2022: Copiapó, Chile
19 Apr 2022: Chañaral, Chile
29 Apr 2022: Taltal, Chile
21 May 2022: Antofagasta, Chile
19 Jun 2022: Tocopilla, Chile

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