Disaster Strikes

It looks pretty but the ripio (gravel roads ) are incredibly dangerous. Very loose with some big stones. Other than the main roads which are busy nearly all the roads so far are ripio. Add to that the occasional truck passing by and showing you with stones and dust, and its just a lot of […]

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Arriving in Chiloe

Day 2. Calbuco After a late and relaxed breakfast, we cycled down the v815 road about 36km to Calbuco. We are not used to cycling with the big bags, so we noticed the weight and were rather slow…. Calbuco is a sleepy town, with hardly any tourism. We found a lovely old Hospedaje run by […]

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Arriving and starting

We arrived in Santiago and recovered our bikes. To great relief the bike boxes were intact and looked in good condition. Our friend Fran was waiting at the airport to pick us up and take us to her sister’s house which was our base camp for the next few days.  Janet had not been to […]

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