Last day of May 2017 we headed out of Vancouver with the destination Ushuaia in mind. The journey was supposed to take 1,5 years, clearly we extended it a little bit. At the end coronavirus cut our plans short, only 1,5 months before the end.
Read what we had to go through on our way to Slovakia
In this post you’ll find statistics of our journey from Canada to Argentina. If you’d like to know anything else, we’ll happily answer in the comments and maybe add it into the article.
Total kilometre count: 28 494km
Total day count: 1027 days
Maximum speed: 71.59 kmph
Longest day in kilometres: 128 km
Shortest day in kilometres: 10 km
Highest altitude we’ve been at on the bicycle: 4990m n.m.
Highest altitude overall: 5200m n.m.
Total photo count: 26 562
Number of tires used: Ľ – 7, T – 10, doggies – 7
Most complicated repairs on the road: 2x derailleur torn off the bike, ripped off trailer hitch
Total countries of the journey: 15
Most spectacular experience of the trip: Ľ- camping on volcano Acatenango watching Fuego eruptions , T can’t decide
Favourite cycle route: TEMBR – trans Ecuador mountain bike route
Favourite country: Colombia
Longest time on one place: 6 months house sitting Laguna Bacalar
Most spectacular place where we camped: cliff at the Pacific Ocean in Chile and Piñán páramo in Ecuador
Biggest disappointment, reality vs. expectation: Peru
Biggest surprise, reality vs. expectation: El Salvádor
Most beautiful city: T- Zacatecas in Mexico, Ľ – Arequipa in Peru
Biggest danger: traffic and drivers
Most uncomfortable feeling (almost fear): cycling through Santiago de Chile
The kindest people: Colombians
Country with the best food: Mexico
Injuries, illnesses: T – scratches and hand contusion after a fall off the bike, gastrointestinal problems several months in Peru and Bolivia, Ľ – sprained ankle in Chile
Health problems of dogs: Lolo – cut paw on a shell, allergic reaction to hundreds of baby ticks in Mexico, Phoebe – deep cut on the front paw (all the way onto the muscle), kennel cough in Peru
What did we pack in the first aid kit for our dogs?
What did you ask us on instagram?
The most challenging border with dogs: Costa Rica both in and out, on the way in we had to smuggle them (even though we had all the required vaccinations and antiparasite treatments)
The best experience for dogs: we asked them and these are their answers – Lolo – every day new people to play with, Phoebe – new fruits and veggies to taste
The worst experience for dogs: Lolo – loosing his favourite toy – Kurgo skipping stone in the jungle, Phoebe – having to leave the sofa once she got used to it
What’s best about travelling with dogs: new reasons to smile and laugh every day
What’s worst/most difficult about travelling with dogs: to explain to people that we don’t put them in the garage in the hotel or luggage space on the bus
“This is awesome” days vs. “let’s get through this” days: 985,92 : 41,08 days (or 96:4 %)
Would we do it again?: Anytime! When can we go?
Did you like this summarising statistics? Check out what we wrote after one year on the road!