"From Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo" /continuation of BC 2020, 2&3 parts/
5th Olympic Expedition
The honour patronage – Polish Olympic Committee
February 12 – April 12, 2022
Argentina – Brasil – Paraguay – Bolivia – Argentina – Chile
After visiting both Argentina and Brazil's National Parks of Iguazu Falls we will cross the Friendship Bridge from Brazil to Paraguay, and cycling the rolling terrain of Paranena region in five days will arrive to the capital city of Asunción. From here we will take a two-day trip on a cargo boat up the Paraguay River – "big mirror of waters" in the native Guaraní language. It will bring us to the sparsely populated plains of Chaco. Cycling here we will have an opportunity to meet people of Mennonites colonies and indigenous communities. After crossing Chaco, we will find ourselves in the pleasant streets of Bolivian town Villamontes at the Andean foothills. Going south we will reach Salta, the northwest province of Argentina, surrounded by mountains, valleys and vineyards, and its beautiful colonial town called Salta la Linda ("Salta the Pretty") with imprint of Spanish and Andean cultures.
The next part of our route will go parallel to the Andes joining the longest National Route of Argentina – Ruta 40, stretching from Bolivian border in the North to Patagonia in the South. Spectacular valleys, stunning gorges, impressive colours of rock walls will rejoice us all the way. We will have a chance to see the highest peak of South America – Aconcagua 6962 m – before crossing the Andes at the Paso Internacional Los Libertadores and cycling down to the Pacific Ocean in Chile. We will finish the continental part of Olympic ride at the Jewel of Pacific – Valparaiso – the Seaport and the World Heritage city.
The schedule of the ride with maps you will find in the Program Section.
Join us for a month, a week, a day or for a whole route! See you on the road!
Sigitas Kučas (Lithuania), email@example.com, +370 686 59 375
Maryla Zielińska (Poland), firstname.lastname@example.org, +48 663 266 553