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Community => Cycle Tours => Topic started by: j-ms on January 02, 2018, 12:15:49 AM

Title: Patagonia 2018
Post by: j-ms on January 02, 2018, 12:15:49 AM
We arrived in Puerto Montt, the start of the Carretera Austral a few hours ago.  The Ravens survived the three flights that it took to get from South Africa to here - it took about half an hour to re-assemble the two of them - a co-operative effort between Leigh and myself.  In fact, assembling the bikes was one of the more enjoyable parts of the 38 hours that it took between Johannesburg and Puerto Montt.  We're spending the next few days in Puerto Montt before heading southwards to who knows where - time will tell how far south we make it.  Pretty knackered now and heading for a shower and a kip.  The journal is up on Crazy Guy on a Bike at https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?doc_id=20431&v=k (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?doc_id=20431&v=k)
Title: Re: Patagonia 2018
Post by: mickeg on January 02, 2018, 08:13:43 PM
Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Patagonia 2018
Post by: StuntPilot on January 03, 2018, 01:21:58 PM
Looking forward to the trip report! I am considering this route myself one day so will follow with interest!
Title: Re: Patagonia 2018
Post by: pavel on January 07, 2018, 05:54:33 PM
Thanks for the post.  Reading about is the next best thing to being there.  :)
Title: Re: Patagonia 2018
Post by: rualexander on January 09, 2018, 12:49:59 AM
I rode the Carretera Austral 20 years ago when it was all gravel, I believe about half of it is sealed nowadays?
Title: Re: Patagonia 2018
Post by: j-ms on January 10, 2018, 07:53:34 PM
We are now at La Junta and, apart from the first day out of Puerto Montt, it has been almost entirely gravel.
Title: Re: Patagonia 2018
Post by: rualexander on January 10, 2018, 11:11:08 PM
We are now at La Junta and, apart from the first day out of Puerto Montt, it has been almost entirely gravel.

Ah yes I remember La Junta, I joined the Carretera there having come through from Argentina via Futaleufu.