- Carretera Austral
- 27 Dec 2010 - 16 Jan 2011
- Cycled 1516 km
- Climbed 17360 m
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Riding the Carretera Austral in southern Chile, starting in Coyhaique, going south to Villa O'Higgins, then back by bus to Coyhaique, and cycling north to Puerto Montt, followed by a loop through the Chilean/Argentinian Lake district.
27/12: Cycled 97 km, Climbed 1430 m
Start Carretera Austral in Coyhaique
Steep descent coming up
Nice descent !
28/12: Cycled 98 km, Climbed 910 m
Rio Ibanez valley
Dead forest - trees were killed by a volcanic eruption
29/12: Cycled 92 km, Climbed 1270 m
View towards Cerro San Valentin
Grazing Cattle along Lago Carrera
Lago Carrero - Lago Bertrand confluence
Trees in Lago Bertrand
30/12: Cycled 63 km, Climbed 1050 m
Along Rio Baker
31/12: Cycled 105 km, Climbed 1180 m
The rare huemul deer
01/01: Cycled 55 km, Climbed 840 m
Ferry Puerto Yungay
Ferry at Rio Bravo
And the road goes on...
02/01: Cycled 52 km, Climbed 390 m
Nearly in Villa O'Higgins
04/01: Cycled 29 km, Climbed 360 m
05/01: Cycled 126 km, Climbed 1180 m
Snowy moutain and dead trees
06/01: Cycled 92 km, Climbed 1250 m
Glacier and bad road
Tree stumps in Lago Rizo
07/01: Cycled 85 km, Climbed 820 m
And the road goes on..
08/01: Cycled 111 km, Climbed 980 m
Puente Yelcho Suspension bridge
Hooray - end of gravel..
09/01: Cycled 56 km, Climbed 820 m
Chaiten airport - landing strip shared with the road
Volcanic devastation near Chaiten
Caleta Gonzalo - Hornopiren ferry
10/01: Cycled 102 km, Climbed 1150 m
View towards Puerto Montt with Calbuco volcano beyond
Gravel ends here
11/01: Cycled 82 km, Climbed 650 m
Shopping mall under construction - but the most important part has been finished
12/01: Cycled 23 km, Climbed 630 m
Camping at Rio Bravo
13/01: Cycled 77 km, Climbed 900 m
Paso Perez Rosales
14/01: Cycled 116 km, Climbed 1440 m
15/01: Cycled 55 km, Climbed 110 m