Journal entry, 1st of May 2020.
Researching our new route.
In our first trip we didn’t plan our route so much. We felt that we missed some things because of that so now we will try to plan a little bit better. Since we might need to rethink our departure date we also might need to change our route. Our first plan was to cycle from Argentina too Alaska. Since we might need to postpone our trip it is possible that we will need to start in Alaska. Our route would be more or less the same but just reversed. The reason behind this is because of the seasons in those countries. In Argentina the best time to start is November.
If we are too late then we might be stuck in some mountain parts due the cold weather. In Alaska we need to start in late spring (May) since otherwise the weather will also be too cold. This means we need to plan very well depending where we start and calculate enough time to avoid cold/bad weather.
The departure destination will be depending on when we can start cycling. Since we were already planning before the pandemic outbreak we have already some routes and places in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia. We really enjoy to do this and so in the picture below you see our route of hearts on google maps through all those countries. Every time we look at this, we get excited. We cannot wait to cycle again. And thanks to labor day we have an extra free day to plan our routes!