Three summer time {couples} embark on a Patagonia journey on two wheels | 87.7 FM radio studio

Three {couples} from Veranópolis have had a protracted journey on two wheels in latest days. The journey took 22 days and the aim was to achieve Ushuaia in Argentina, a metropolis known as “The Finish of the World” on account of its geographical location.

The Patagonia expedition started on December 17 and was led by Daniela Laís Mombach, Amarildo Ferreira, Rosane Mazzarollo, Aélton Ribeiro, Andressa Martinez and Leonardo Grando. The three {couples} share a typical ardour and from that second, a few yr in the past, they began planning an journey.


They left at daybreak on December 17, and the primary cease was town of Colon, Argentina. They confronted setbacks early on, as one of many tires on Aélton’s bike broke down and so they needed to go searching for a brand new one.

In Argentina, the Saturday earlier than the World Cup Grand Remaining noticed a number of retailers shut down early. From the store, they met motorcyclist Juan Carlos, who helped them purchase a tire. Apparently, the Argentine started to accompany the expedition, asking for every day studies and providing assist if wanted.

Juan Carlos assisted within the seek for a brand new tire – Picture: Private Archives/Disclosure

Returning to the street, the vacationers reached the commune of Azul. This Sunday, along with the Argentines, they might rejoice an essential world title. The subsequent cease was the seaside city of Las Grutas.

One of the crucial enchanting walks, in accordance with Aélton, was close to the city of Trelew, within the protected pure space of ​​Punta Tombo, which is dwelling to Magellanic penguins. Comodoro Rivadavia and Río Gallegos are the following two stops.

To get to Ushuaia, they needed to cross the Strait of Magellan. On this migration course of, it’s needed to go away Argentina, enter Chile, depart Chile and migrate once more to Argentina.


Upon arrival in Ushuaia, the individuals of Veran have been confronted with a small quantity of snow, lower than anticipated. The time of yr and lack of rain contributed to this situation. Nevertheless, the following day, after they wakened, they got here throughout a postcard they imagined, it was snowing within the mountain ranges.

They lived in a home and ready a meal for Christmas Eve there. On December 25, they continued their journey to Puerto Natales, Chile, the place they visited Torres del Paine Park.

And it was on the best way again to Argentina that they’d their first contact with snow. Aélton recollects that there have been moments of nice enjoyable with dolls and snowballs.

One other expertise was associated to the wind, which reached 120 km/h. “We have been instructed in regards to the wind and it’s actually very sturdy. We needed to cease, however the wind modified path. After we stopped, it knocked us out,” he recollects.

In El Calafate, they visited the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is the so-called Glacier Argentine Patagonia. It was one of the crucial spectacular locations on the journey.

The expertise did not finish there. Within the village of Três Lagos, they have been privileged or no sandstorm. As well as, they did a 22-mile path to Mount Fitz Roy in El Chalten, which took 10 hours. It was a really tough however rewarding journey.

The surroundings made the ten hour hike worthwhile – Picture: Private Archives/Disclosure


Along with the friendliness of the Argentines, who at varied occasions helped vacationers from the summer time, they emphasize the friendships alongside the best way with the Brazilians who ventured on the identical routes by bike, automotive and even a motorhome.

“We exchanged contacts and data alongside the best way. We met {couples} from Santa Catarina and we had a greater rapport with one of many teams as there have been three members and two needed to drop out on account of mechanical points. The one who stayed, Michael Hoffmann, joined our group and walked the trail with us,” studies Aélton

“Ghost City”

They settled in a home in Bariloche, already organizing a return. And within the first a part of this tour, they got here throughout the village of Villa Casa de Piedra. The village has 154 inhabitants and might be thought-about a “ghost city” because it was busy throughout the development of the dam after which was deserted by many residents.

They have been about 200 km from an even bigger metropolis and could not discover a place to remain as a result of they did not have many choices. After arduous work, they managed to spend the evening in two huts.

The subsequent day, they’d town of Pejuaró as a cease, adopted by Concordia, each in Argentina. The plan on the finish of the journey was to see a lightweight present in São Miguel das Missões, in Rio Grande do Sul. Nevertheless, mechanical issues induced the pair of Aélton and Rosane to separate from the group whereas ready for insurance coverage to reach.

The opposite members adopted the plan and traveled a complete of 11,560 km to Veranópolis and Santa Catarina, heading in direction of the municipality of Aurora. Aélton and Rosane arrived a bit early, having lined round 11,000 km on the bike.


Defining a route requires plenty of analysis and planning. When touring you’ll want to be organized with gasoline, they at all times tried to refuel at evening, in addition to with meals. There have been a number of snacks throughout the day, however it was at evening that they ate probably the most full meal.

With the tour, the veranenses depart an recommendation to those that even have this dream: “it’s doable and protected.” It was a time of holidays, attending to know new locations, making an attempt completely different cuisines, and in addition plenty of firm. The Argentines, usually seen because the rivals of the Brazilians, confirmed them that competitors takes place solely on the pitch.

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