Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America’s western edge, with more than 6,000km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. The city’s palm-lined Plaza de Armas contains the neoclassical cathedral and the National History Museum. The massive Parque Metropolitano offers swimming pools, a botanical garden and zoo.
So finally I head back the 2000 miles to Buenos Aires through Rio Gallegos, Argentina for the night. I had a fantastic time in Ushuaia and spent a few days exploring the Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego.
A one night stay in Punta Arenas, Chile and onto Rio Grande, Argentina on my way to Ushuaia. The rain had not let up, I was hoping so much I could get a few nice days in Ushuaia After a few rain soaked days in El Calafate, Argentina and then rain again all day in Punta Arenas I made my way to Rio Grande, Argentina, and yet another border crossing.
After a few rain soaked days in El Calafate, Argentina I made my way to Punta Arenas, Chile, and yet another border crossing. I would start on Ruta 40 then onto Ruta 3, then cross over into Chile on Ruta 255 and finish on Ruta 9.
Finally onto Ruta 40 and Gobernador Gregores, Argentina! I will miss Chile immensely, the country provided me with some amazing highlights so far on this trip, including my rides to Chile Chico and Hornopiren.
I set off at sunrise to make my way to Chile Chico today in what was supposed to be a 2-hour ferry ride from Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez to Chile Chico. Today was by far my most awesome riding day of the trip so far. Damn it was incredible!
Today I headed to Coyhaique, Chile after spending just one night in La Junta, again, today was a mix of off-road and paved road to get to Coyhaique. The weather was not smiling on me today. But I cannot complain as I have had so many great days, just would have been nice to see more of the mountains on today’s journey.
La Junta, La Junta, La Junta! After just one night in Hornopiren, today was a mix of off-road, on the ferry, off-road, on the ferry, off the road and then on the road to get to La Junta. I stayed one night at the Hostería del Río a few minutes outside of Hornopiren in a place on the Rio Negro. It was pretty run down, but the people were very nice.
After a few days in Puerto Montt, it was time to head to Hornopiren and get ready for Patagonia. Although today’s ride was only 160 miles (259 km), most of it was done off-road and the scenery made for a slow day. I was just too busy looking at the gorgeous views and stopping for photos.
At last, today my destination is Puerto Montt. I am staying at a Cabana about 30 minutes outside of the city in a place on the water called Quillape. My trip to Puerto Montt, Chile is from Osorno, where I spent the night camping and awoke to a beautiful day.
My trip to Osorno, Chile from the capital Santiago felt like the most boring and arduous ride of my trip so far. It seemed everyone was going on holiday and the traffic was built up everywhere, with accidents stupid drivers rushing to get to their destinations. I ended up camping about 5 miles outside of Osorno, Chile