El Calafate, Argentina was again one of the huge markers for my trip. After setting off from Gobernador Gregores at first light, I got on my way for a pretty tough riding day on Ruta 40.
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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 got up before sunrise and packed my tent, loaded my bike, and I was on my way just as the…
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. I was well rested after a nice rest in Coyhaique and was eager to get on my way early. Instead, I found the ferry had already left before 9 am (even though the website said 11 am departure)
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.
After my bike was serviced, I decided I wanted to go to Valparaíso, Chile to check it out to make sure everything was working fine, Chris had joined me in Santiago, but his bike was still in service and mine wasn’t, so off I go!
Finally, I arrived in Santiago, Chile. This was always going to be a milestone on my journey to Ushuaia Patagonia and one where I needed to relax a few days, get some things in order for my final assault south.