Carretera Austral

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.

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 27/12 Coyhaique - Cerro Castillo
27/12: Cycled 97 km, Climbed 1430 m
Carretera Austral: 27/12 Coyhaique - Cerro Castillo / Start Carretera Austral in Coyhaique. Click to see full size image
Start Carretera Austral in Coyhaique
Carretera Austral: 27/12 Coyhaique - Cerro Castillo / Windswept trees. Click to see full size image
Windswept trees
Carretera Austral: 27/12 Coyhaique - Cerro Castillo / Steep descent coming up. Click to see full size image
Steep descent coming up
Carretera Austral: 27/12 Coyhaique - Cerro Castillo / Craggy mountain. Click to see full size image
Craggy mountain
Carretera Austral: 27/12 Coyhaique - Cerro Castillo / Nice descent !. Click to see full size image
Nice descent !

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 28/12 Cerro Castillo - Bahia Murta
28/12: Cycled 98 km, Climbed 910 m
Carretera Austral: 28/12 Cerro Castillo - Bahia Murta / Rio Ibanez valley. Click to see full size image
Rio Ibanez valley
Carretera Austral: 28/12 Cerro Castillo - Bahia Murta / Dead forest - trees were killed by a volcanic eruption. Click to see full size image
Dead forest - trees were killed by a volcanic eruption

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 29/12 Bahia Murta - Puerto Bertrand
29/12: Cycled 92 km, Climbed 1270 m
Carretera Austral: 29/12 Bahia Murta - Puerto Bertrand / Lago Carrera. Click to see full size image
Lago Carrera
Carretera Austral: 29/12 Bahia Murta - Puerto Bertrand / View towards Cerro San Valentin. Click to see full size image
View towards Cerro San Valentin
Carretera Austral: 29/12 Bahia Murta - Puerto Bertrand / Grazing Cattle along Lago Carrera. Click to see full size image
Grazing Cattle along Lago Carrera
Carretera Austral: 29/12 Bahia Murta - Puerto Bertrand / Lago Carrero - Lago Bertrand confluence. Click to see full size image
Lago Carrero - Lago Bertrand confluence
Carretera Austral: 29/12 Bahia Murta - Puerto Bertrand / Trees in Lago Bertrand. Click to see full size image
Trees in Lago Bertrand

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 30/12 Puerto Bertrand - near Cochrane
30/12: Cycled 63 km, Climbed 1050 m
Carretera Austral: 30/12 Puerto Bertrand - near Cochrane / Along Rio Baker. Click to see full size image
Along Rio Baker

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 31/12 near Cochrane - near Puerto Yungay
31/12: Cycled 105 km, Climbed 1180 m
Carretera Austral: 31/12 near Cochrane - near Puerto Yungay / The rare huemul deer. Click to see full size image
The rare huemul deer
Carretera Austral: 31/12 near Cochrane - near Puerto Yungay / Dead tree. Click to see full size image
Dead tree

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 01/01 near Puerto Yungay - Arroyo de la luna
01/01: Cycled 55 km, Climbed 840 m
Carretera Austral: 01/01 near Puerto Yungay - Arroyo de la luna / Ferry Puerto Yungay. Click to see full size image
Ferry Puerto Yungay
Carretera Austral: 01/01 near Puerto Yungay - Arroyo de la luna / Ferry at Rio Bravo. Click to see full size image
Ferry at Rio Bravo
Carretera Austral: 01/01 near Puerto Yungay - Arroyo de la luna / And the road goes on.... Click to see full size image
And the road goes on...

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 02/01 Arroyo de la luna - Villa O'Higgins
02/01: Cycled 52 km, Climbed 390 m
Carretera Austral: 02/01 Arroyo de la luna - Villa O'Higgins / Nearly in Villa O'Higgins. Click to see full size image
Nearly in Villa O'Higgins
Carretera Austral: 02/01 Arroyo de la luna - Villa O'Higgins / Lago Ciervo. Click to see full size image
Lago Ciervo

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 04/01 Coyhaique - Rio Simpson
04/01: Cycled 29 km, Climbed 360 m

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 05/01 Rio Simpson - Rio Cisnes
05/01: Cycled 126 km, Climbed 1180 m
Carretera Austral: 05/01 Rio Simpson - Rio Cisnes / Snowy moutain and dead trees. Click to see full size image
Snowy moutain and dead trees

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 06/01 Rio Cisnes - near Puerto Ouyuhuapi
06/01: Cycled 92 km, Climbed 1250 m
Carretera Austral: 06/01 Rio Cisnes - near Puerto Ouyuhuapi / . Click to see full size image
Carretera Austral: 06/01 Rio Cisnes - near Puerto Ouyuhuapi / Glacier and bad road. Click to see full size image
Glacier and bad road
Carretera Austral: 06/01 Rio Cisnes - near Puerto Ouyuhuapi / Ventisquero Colgante. Click to see full size image
Ventisquero Colgante
Carretera Austral: 06/01 Rio Cisnes - near Puerto Ouyuhuapi / Tree stumps in Lago Rizo. Click to see full size image
Tree stumps in Lago Rizo

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 07/01 near Puerto Ouyuhuapi - Villa Vanguardia
07/01: Cycled 85 km, Climbed 820 m
Carretera Austral: 07/01 near Puerto Ouyuhuapi - Villa Vanguardia / And the road goes on... Click to see full size image
And the road goes on..

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 08/01 Villa Vanguardia - Chaiten
08/01: Cycled 111 km, Climbed 980 m
Carretera Austral: 08/01 Villa Vanguardia - Chaiten / Puente Yelcho Suspension bridge. Click to see full size image
Puente Yelcho Suspension bridge
Carretera Austral: 08/01 Villa Vanguardia - Chaiten / Hooray - end of gravel... Click to see full size image
Hooray - end of gravel..

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 09/01 Chaiten - Caleta Gonzalo
09/01: Cycled 56 km, Climbed 820 m
Carretera Austral: 09/01 Chaiten - Caleta Gonzalo / Chaiten airport - landing strip shared with the road. Click to see full size image
Chaiten airport - landing strip shared with the road
Carretera Austral: 09/01 Chaiten - Caleta Gonzalo / Volcanic devastation near Chaiten. Click to see full size image
Volcanic devastation near Chaiten
Carretera Austral: 09/01 Chaiten - Caleta Gonzalo / Caleta Gonzalo - Hornopiren ferry. Click to see full size image
Caleta Gonzalo - Hornopiren ferry

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 10/01 Hornopiren - Puerto Montt
10/01: Cycled 102 km, Climbed 1150 m
Carretera Austral: 10/01 Hornopiren - Puerto Montt / View towards Puerto Montt with Calbuco volcano beyond. Click to see full size image
View towards Puerto Montt with Calbuco volcano beyond
Carretera Austral: 10/01 Hornopiren - Puerto Montt / Gravel ends here. Click to see full size image
Gravel ends here

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 11/01 Puerto Montt - Petrohue
11/01: Cycled 82 km, Climbed 650 m
Carretera Austral: 11/01 Puerto Montt - Petrohue / Shopping mall under construction - but the most important part has been finished. Click to see full size image
Shopping mall under construction - but the most important part has been finished

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 12/01 Peulla - Rio Bravo
12/01: Cycled 23 km, Climbed 630 m
Carretera Austral: 12/01 Peulla - Rio Bravo / Cerro Puntiagudo. Click to see full size image
Cerro Puntiagudo
Carretera Austral: 12/01 Peulla - Rio Bravo / Osorno Volcano. Click to see full size image
Osorno Volcano
Carretera Austral: 12/01 Peulla - Rio Bravo / Camping at Rio Bravo. Click to see full size image
Camping at Rio Bravo

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 13/01 Rio Bravo - Bariloche
13/01: Cycled 77 km, Climbed 900 m
Carretera Austral: 13/01 Rio Bravo - Bariloche / Paso Perez Rosales. Click to see full size image
Paso Perez Rosales
Carretera Austral: 13/01 Rio Bravo - Bariloche / Lago Farias. Click to see full size image
Lago Farias
Carretera Austral: 13/01 Rio Bravo - Bariloche / Argentinian Pampa. Click to see full size image
Argentinian Pampa

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 14/01 Villa Agostura - Entre Lagos
14/01: Cycled 116 km, Climbed 1440 m
Carretera Austral: 14/01 Villa Agostura - Entre Lagos / Puyehue Volcano. Click to see full size image
Puyehue Volcano

Route Profile Carretera Austral: 15/01 Entre Lagos - Osorno
15/01: Cycled 55 km, Climbed 110 m