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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

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Osorno and the plan ahead

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(November 11 – written by Dave) Our two relaxing days in Osorno come to an end tomorrow.  The usual “let’s stay another day” pull is there, but our wonderful tiny house is booked for the next week so we have … Continue reading

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Escaping the potato bugs – Rio Buena to Osorno (34k/24,295k, 870ft)

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(November 9 – written by Dave) Yesterday’s extra miles meant a short day today, very short.  This allowed us to have a sleep-in.  It wasn’t as if we wanted to spend any more time in our lovely cabana than we … Continue reading

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No room at the inn – Panguipulli to near Rio Buena (118k/24,261k, 2370ft)

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(November 8 – written by Nancy) Last night the owner of the hostel came by our room to ask us what time we wanted breakfast, as it was included with the room rate.  When Dave suggested 7:30, the host commented … Continue reading

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Seven Lakes Way – Villarrica to Panguipulli (64k/24,144k, 1,650ft)

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(November 7 – written by Dave) We spent a nice day today riding the “Seven Lakes Route” in the Southern Chilean Lakes District.  We didn’t know that the route had a fancy name but we certainly enjoyed the scenery.  We … Continue reading

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Old friends – Temuco to Villarrica (82k/24,079k, 1,500ft)

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(November 6 – written by Dave) Back on January 3rd of this year, we took the ferry from La Paz, Baja, Mexico to Mazatlan.  While standing in the dinner queue on the ferry, I met a guy named Adrian Oh … Continue reading

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Road signs – Collipulli to Temuco (103k/23,997k, 1,550ft)

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(November 5 – written by Dave) It was super quiet in the hotel overnight.  We think the owner/manager came back but we weren’t sure.  If he did, then that meant that three people stayed at the hotel overnight.  We started … Continue reading