I was wondering if there was a consensus on whether or not it is practical or worth while to tour South America on a road bike. My touring bike (Fuji Touring) will accept slightly wider tires than it came with (up to 1.5" wide i think) but I assume that even with the modification, it would still be limited to mild gravel roads. Obviously it's possible to find enough well paved roads to get around down there on a road bike. The Question is, do you think those roads are worth traveling? Would I be stuck on boring high-traffic routes the whole time? Would it really limit the experience?
Any insight or experience would be appreciated.