Chile

Back in the mountains. Proper mountains: Salta to San Pedro de Atacama (Paso Sico)

Getting the bus to Salta meant that we had gained a couple of weeks of riding in the mountains that we wouldn’t have had if we had ridden back across Argentina. Previously we had ruled out returning to Chile and had planned on entering Bolivia straight from Argentina. However, there[…]

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Going Over The Top: Cycling Paso de Los Libertadores

There were two things that needed to happen before we could start our cycle across the continent, from Argentina to Uruguay. 1. Cycle our first (almost) 4000m Andean pass over the famous Paso de los Libertadores from Chile to Argentina. 2. Collect Ben’s new (warranty replacement) Ortleib gear. However we[…]

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A Slice of Island Life: Chiloé to Puerto Varas

The Carretera Austral continues north from La Junta to Puerto Montt, via Chaitén, and this is the usual route for those riding the famous southern highway. However we decided a few weeks ago that we wanted to visit the island of Chiloé, just off the western coast of the mainland[…]

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Carretera Austral North: Coyhaique to Raul Marin Balmeceda

In our last blog we wrote that we were excited to be back on the road north but things didn’t go quite to plan and we got a bit waylaid. Ben was waiting for a new debit card that was coming via Fedex and it was having all sorts of[…]

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