Anyone interested in getting their bikes shipped to South America??

Discussion in 'Americas' started by terapnstn, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. terapnstn

    terapnstn Adventurer

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    Always wanted to ride in South America but don't want to ride the Darien Gap? There's a ship called the Stahlratte that can carry you and your motorcycle from Isla Mujeres in Mexico, stopping in Cuba for 19 days where you can ride, and then continuing on to Cartagena. There are 4 of us wanting to do it, but they need more folks to make it viable. This would be the itinerary:
    May 7, 2020. departure isla mujeres
    may 10. arrival cienfuegos/cuba
    may 29 departure santiago de cuba
    may 30. arrival port antonio/jamaica
    june 5. departure port antonio
    june 9 arrival cartagena

    You can check out the ship at Stahlratte.de.
    Let me know if you are interested, and I'll give you more info.
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  2. DKW1200

    DKW1200 Been here awhile

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    I'm considering shipping my GS back to SA. The only problem with your time line is that you'll hit SA in the winter. Not the best time if you plan on going riding south of Colombia. However, best of luck.
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  3. Gary Colorado

    Gary Colorado n00b

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    I am planning on flying to Brazil in march 2020 to ride. Don't want to ride along. planning on up to 45 days. If you know anyone that may be interested contact me
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  4. DKW1200

    DKW1200 Been here awhile

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    Are you shipping a bike, renting or buying? Can you share some details? Thanks
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  5. oneway

    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Absolutely correct. You’re in the wrong area of the calendar for Ushuaia. Plan your trip for the U.S. winter and consider the option of flying your bike to Santiago or B.A.
    And what about getting it back home?
    The “rat” is an awesome experience!
    Love the “rat”!!!
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  6. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    Unfortunately can't join this go round due to commitments etc. but...
    How many bikes/passengers do they need to make it viable?
    If not enough riders what are your back up plans to get around the DG?

    I might as well start planning now...
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  7. sbeadg

    sbeadg Found in Fogo Supporter

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    I imagine I could find it, but what country are you talking about - Cartagena? My daughter lived in the only one I know, in Spain.
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  8. DKW1200

    DKW1200 Been here awhile

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    Cartagena Colombia. Awesome city to see.
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  9. XR Valdeez

    XR Valdeez Been here awhile Supporter

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    Did the Rat sailing last year in June. I was in Ushuaia on Christmas! Just take your time while going south and you'll be fine with the weather!

    Here's a link to my ride thread.

    There's no reason to be cheesin'!
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