Monthly Archives: November 2018

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Wet, wet, wet and then a reality check – Chaiten to Villa Santa Lucia (77k/24,644k, 3,100ft)

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(November 18 – written by Dave) What a day – we had a little bit of everything.  Well, not everything as we didn’t have any sun, though it would have been nice.  We were up at the same time and … Continue reading

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Wet progress – Parque Pumalin to Chaiten (45k/24,567k, 2,100ft)

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(November 17 – written by Dave) We slept pretty well in the tent in our tiny hut home last night.  It rained off and on but undercover we were dry.  It was not raining in the morning when we got … Continue reading

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Ferry, short ride and more bikes – Hornopirén to Parque Pumalin (16k/24,522k, 1,200ft)

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(November 16 – written by Dave) Today was a great day – it mostly sunny in the morning.  We boarded the Hornopiren to Caleta Gonzalo ferry at about 8:15 with blue skies and great views to the surrounding mountains.  We … Continue reading

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Sun and fun – Contao to Hornopirén (47k/24,506k, 2,540ft)

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(November 15 – written by Dave) Today’s forecast was spot on and we loved it – blue skies in the morning, a few clouds and then more blue later in the day.  Repeat this to the bottom and we’ll be … Continue reading

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Wet start – Puerto Montt to Contao (56k/24,459k, 1,660ft)

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(November 14 – written by Dave) Today we started the Carretera Austral, but we almost didn’t.  The forecast was pretty ordinary, rain most of the day and both of us could have used another rest day to kill off our … Continue reading

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Puerto Montt update

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(November 13 – written by Dave) It’s raining here in Puerto Montt today – perhaps a good day not to be riding.  I think we are going to see some wet on the Carretera Austral, it’s just part of the … Continue reading

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The end of I-5 – Osorno to Puerto Montt (108k/24,403k, 1,660ft)

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(November 12 – written by Dave) We finished Ruta 5 today – woohoo.  We’ve been on and off Ruta 5 for close to 1,000km.  It’s a fast way to travel, if not overly scenic.  The shoulder remained wide every day … Continue reading