Bike Planet Tour, Episode 31 – Patagonia





By itself Basti took a good deal of time to thoroughly examine Southamericas most southern element.

From Santiago de Chile he went straight south by exceptional volcanic landscapes in the countrywide park Conguillío to Puerto Mmontt where the Carretera Austral starts. For the reason that he had to hold out for two days for the ferry he went for a facet journey to the Volcano Chaitén and for a canoe tour to a massive colony of sea lions.
In the countrywide park Queulat Basti hiked up to the hanging glacier Ventisquero Colgante and in the dazzling turquoise waters of Lago Gral Carrera he took a boat from Puerto Sánchez to the exceptional Santuario de la naturaleza Capilla de Mármol, aka Catedral de Mármol.
Shortly prior to Cochrane he took the southernmost border to Argentina.

Very first prevent in Argentina was the globe heritage Cueva de las Manos with its extraordinary up to 9000 years outdated cave paintings. Later on his journey followed the Ruta Nacional 40 additional south to El Chaltén at the foot of the legendary Fitz Roy. Blessed with dream weather conditions it was of training course a should to go for a extended hike up to the Laguna de los Tres .
Only a working day trip additional was the up coming emphasize of Argentina: the really gigantic Perito Moreno Glacier.

Back in South Chile Basi rode till the Fin the Camino, the southern close of the street on American mainland. Next was a visit to the penguin paradise Isla Magdalena where you can admire up shut numerous Magellan Penguins breeding.
In the climbing paradise Torres del Paine he wandered to the attractive Grey Glacier and paddled in the Lago Grey concerning sheets of ice. With his different rock hues you just are unable to prevent wanting at the a person-of-a-kind summits of Torres del Paine.

At this issue a massive thank you to the operator of the ZALTAXAR Hostel in Puerto Natales. With no his massive backpack I would not have been in a position to do this two working day hike.

At last Basti reached the wished-for Tierra del Fuego und visited the even larger Kingpenguins at the Parque Pingüino Rey. Soon after Ushuaia he bought himself the obligatory stamp at the southernmost put up business in the countrywide park Tierra del Fuego and rode along a smaller and attractive coastal route to the really most southern issue reachable by bike.

There he had to change all over and go again north…

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