Days off in San Pedro De Atacama

While in San Pedro de Atacama, our first priorities were to source Sarah a new coat (to replace the one that is now blowing around the Argentinian Puna) and to get Freddy’s ailing, sticking freewheel fixed. Luckily, San Pedro is very touristy and bikey, so there were a few outdoor shops and bicycle mechanics to […]

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Cruising the Calchaquí Valley: Cafayate to Cachi

Cycling days 119, 120 & 121 Cafayate to Angastaco After picking up some fresh bread for lunch and a couple of other provisions, we bid a fond farewell to Cafayate and began pedaling northwards along the Ruta 40, through the Calchaquí valley. The first 25km to the large village of San Carlos were paved and […]

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Back on the bikes!: Tucumán to Cafayate

Cycling days 114, 115, 116, 117 & 118 Tucuman to Santa Lucia Finally, we returned to the bikes! We were pretty sluggish to get going, but eventually we waved goodbye to Santiago – our couchsurfing host – and wished him good luck in his university exams the next day. We ventured into the misty rain […]

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Skip to the good bit: Santiago to Tucuman

So, to continue our journey northwards we first took a bus from Santiago to Mendoza. The route passed over the Andes on a pretty dramatic road, with one section made up of 29 switchbacks. We couldn’t help but wish we had cycled it as, although the road was busy, the views were incredible and it […]

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Sunny days in Santiago

In Frutillar we made a big trip decision. We decided to get a bus to Santiago, spending a few days there, before getting another couple of buses to Tucuman in Northern Argentina. We have decided that we want to be back home in London for the beginning of September for, in particular, a friend’s wedding. […]

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Getting weavy: Puerto Varas to Frutillar

Cycling day 113 We spent one more night at the hostel in Puerto Varas before cycling to nearby Frutillar. Here we stayed with a wonderful couple – Katrin and Carlos. They are friends of Cornelia who had provided their address for us to get some replacement parts delivered to. ​Freddy’s new sleeping mat had arrived, […]

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A break from the bikes: Chiloé

Castro We had decided to visit Chiloé after all, but felt we would be able to maximise our time better by leaving our bikes in Puerto Varas and busing it. This also meant we wouldn’t have to cycle a lot of the route twice, which neither of us enjoy doing. We caught our first bus […]

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Fjord days: Caleta Chaparano to Puerto Varas

Cycling days 109, 110, 111 & 112 Caleta Chaparano to Río Puelo Juan had already left when we got up at 8am. Ofelia (her amazing host dial still cranked up to the max) made us some tea and set out some bread and butter for us to snuffle before we left. What a sweety. Leaving […]

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