May 302015
Photos: Chilecito to La Quiaca

Upon leaving Chilecito I followed ruta 40 north through more inhospitable land, passing Londres (yes London) amongst other places.  The Argentine version is somewhat smaller than the English one. One particular desolate valley showed up on my map as being part of the 2014 Dakar rally.  Thankfully I had a gorgeous tailwind so was soon across […]

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Mar 162015
Photos: San Martin de los Andes to Loncopue

Leaving San Martin de los Andes, I continued on Ruta 40 until Junin de los Andes.  Then heading directly north towards Alumine.  Following the Rio Alumine all the way up to the Lago of the same name. At the Lago I headed for Pino Hachado right by the border with Chile before descending back to the dry Pampa […]

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Mar 062015
Photos: Quellón, Chile to San Martin los Andes, Argentina

I arrived at Quellón on the Isla de Chiloe from Chaiten.  I continued north on the island to Ancud and then back to the mainland.  The route then took me through Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, around the Volcan Osorno and out of Chile via the Paso Cardenel Antonio Samore.  Once back in Argentina I cycled from […]

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Feb 092015
Photos: Coyhaique to Chaitén

Leaving Coyhaique the Carretera Austral wound further north on a mixture of seriously bad ripio and an increasingly greater amount of tarmac (asphalt).  There are plenty of road works ongoing which accounts for the condition of the road.  I continued as far as Chaitén whereupon I’m about to get a ferry west to the Isla […]

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