Finally, it was already 11:30 am, we could leave Bariloche. First to Villa de La Angostura, about 85 kms (51 miles) away. We wanted to try and get there that day, but if we’d make it all depended on how the road would be. The only thing we knew was that it was paved. Continue reading
We had to stay another obligatory day in Bariloche. Went back to customs on Monday for the zippers only to discover that they had probably arrived (on Feb. 6th) but that the bag where they must be in hadn’t been opened yet. It was only the 18th so…. The next bag would be opened the next day. All international mail must be opened and looked at by somebody from customs to see if taks needs to be payed. I could come back on Wednesday to check if it was there. Continue reading
From Futaleufu it was 10 kms (6 miles) of heaven, cycling on a very good paved road with only a few little hills. After that, there was the Chilean border and it was over with the good road. For a change it didn’t take another at least 10 kms (6 miles) to get to the Argentinian border. It was right around the corner. After that we had another 40 kms (25 miles) of very bad road to Trevelin. Continue reading
Finally our SPOT works! We had to cycle about 3000 kms (1800 miles) for it, but now it finally works. The satellite doesn’t have any coverage in the South. From now on it should be possible to also follow us on the map and to see where we really are at that moment.
After an adventurous borderpassing between Argentina and Chili, there was the Carretera Austral! We had heard and read a lot about it. According to some it was even more beautiful than according to others. And about the difficulty of the route we heard many horror stories. Continue reading
When we left Coyhaique, it was raining a little bit, but the temperature was good for cycling. Fortunately it didn’t rain for long and the temperature remained very nice. We were still cycling on tarmac, so it went very well. Also because most of the route was flat or went downhill. A few small hills, but nothing special. All in all a wonderful day of cycling! Continue reading