Adventure by nature
JOIN THE ADVENTURE
Discover the northern part of Patagonia and cycle with a group of different cultures. You can join in anywhere and be part of it for as long as they want. It’s all about experience. An indication of the incredible route in Patagonia you’ll find here. The pictures below are taken in the same period (Jan / Feb).
Also in this journey the Cycling for Stars message is to discover & connect. This journey will raise money and awareness for 2 social projects. It’s what Cycling for Stars has been doing for a couple of years now and it’s a success. For the cyclist’s experience and for the social projects involved. Read more about it on this website.
Wheel the World residing in starting point Santiago, organises travel experiences and stimulates exercise (through cycling) for people with a physical handicap. In short, it improves their personal development and it is a great opportunity to de-stigmatise people with a handicap. We will have an event in the weekend when the Cycling Carnaval takes off. The money we collect will be used to build special travel wheelchairs suitable for trekkings called the ‘Francesa Joelette’.
This art project aims to communicate through mural paintings. The talented artist Nadia from Buenos Aires has herself a handicapped brother as she will make mural paintings in Santiago and Buenos Aires. In addition she will give art-workshops.
Focus on what is possible and not what is impossible. Whether it’s you, me, or handicapped people. Change, be, and become better.
Change and have new experiences. Exercise, travel, and art all play a significant role in the stimulation of our brain and emotions. There’s tons of evidence out there regarding cognitive growth that comes when you develop yourself in these areas. In this month of cycling you WILL notice change in your being. That we guarantee. Especially when you combine disciplines like cycling and the experience upload that comes with this type of travel. To narrow it down, a tweetable Cycling for Stars message could be: “You might want to develop yourself in one of those areas. Do it for fun. You will make the connections later.”
Start of this journey will be in the weekend of 10-12 January in Santiago. End of the trip will be the weekend of the 7th of February. A bus to Pucon will take us to the starting point in Patagonia. If you want to join coming from another place, the easiest points to join are Santiago or Bariloche. To keep the quality of an ‘extraordinary experience’ the number of people to join on the total trip is limited to 7. Accommodation will be with locals, campsites, free camping, and hostels.
There are costs involved for those cycling the larger parts of this journey. Not for people who cycle with us for a day. If you are in it for the long run, you will pay for the projects and organisation.
- You pay and arrange your own flights.
- You will pay a minumum of 1500 euro for the social projects and the organisation of the trip. This amount includes your accommodation and the return trip Santiago – Pucon.
It is possible to have yourself sponsored. For example per kilometer. So family, friends, work, local grocery, companies would all sponsor X km and every km on the road would have the equivalant of let’s say 1 euro. This is not only a financial matter but in will involve more people in the Cycling for Stars project and the social projects we support through cycling. It will also attract people who are motivated to look at this trip more than just a holiday.
Hungry for someting new? Get in touch if you’re interested. We’ll have updates coming but if you have any real questions, drop us a line.