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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The Carretera Austral South: From Villa O’Higgins Going North.

The Carretera Austral (literally ‘The Southern Highway’) is National Ruta 7 which links some of the most remote parts of Chilean Patagonia. It is 1240km of winding, undulating and predominantly unpaved road through stunning wild landscapes. It has become a bit of a hotspot for travellers and it is billed[…]

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Doing things the hard way – Paso Portezuelo de la Divisoria (El Chaltén to Villa O’Higgins border crossing)

After the 6 days of cycling from Puerto Natales via Pereto Mereno Glacier we had two days off in El Calafate but we only had about half a day’s rest. On our first day off the campsite became almost submerged after 6 hours of heavy rain, forcing us to take[…]

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