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pampas pedalling

ARGENTINA/CHILE: CALAFATE — CERRO CASTILLO — PUERTO NATALES

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psychosis

The wind rises like psychosis, a black mood. It is imbued with both menace and malice. It toys with me. A game of cat and mouse. It screams and curses. Mutters. Threatens. Pounces. Seizes. Worries. It has teeth. There is no fighting back. It takes possession of me completely, with the embrace of a lover […]

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crossings

CHILE/ARGENTINA: VILLA O’HIGGENS — CANDELERIO MANCILLA — EL CHALTEN Lakes, borders, bridges: there are always crossings to be made. The route between Villa O’Higgens and El Chalten is somewhat famous or infamous, depending on your predilections. * None of us felt the urge** to try the trail by Lago del Desierto as an alternative to […]

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putting the eco back into eco-camping

I don’t like paying to put up my tent. I really don’t like paying to put up my tent. Nonetheless, I’m going to recommend a ‘camping’ and one that bills itself as an eco-camp, at that. Mauro has a plot of forest just out of Villa O’Higgens and he is slowly building a hidden perma-culture […]

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the highways and byways of the carretera austral

CHILE: VILLA MAÑIHUALES — ÑIREGUAO — VILLA ORTEGA — COYHAIQUE — PUERTO IBAÑEZ — CHILE CHICO — COCHRANE — YUNGAY — RIO BRAVO — VILLA O’HIGGENS There is no denying that the Carretera Austral runs through some glorious landscape and so it’s no surprise that its pretty busy during the summer high season. Out of […]

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people and bikes – life at a casa de ciclista

CHILE: VILLA MAÑIHUALES

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still heading south

ARGENTINA/CHILE: BARILOUCHE — EL BOLSÓN — CHOLILA — PARQUE NACIONAL LOS ALERCES — TREVELÍN — VILLA SANTA LUCIA — LA JUNTA — PUYUHUAPI — VILLA MAÑIHUALES I enter Chile for the fourth time at Futaleufu. The Andes are a less formidable obstacle at this latitude

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the forest foray

CHILE/ARGENTINA: CHILLÁN — PEMUCO — YANGAY — ANTUCO — SANTA BABARA — RALCO — LEPOY –LANQUIMAY — ICALMA — CUNCO — VILLARRICA — PUCON — COÑARIPE — PASO CARIRRIÑE — SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES — TRUFEL — SAN CARLOS DE BARILOUCHE * “When I was younger, I was a stock trader…,” was his somewhat […]

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people and bikes

CHILE: MOLINA

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industrialised! (or: first impressions of chile*)

CHILE: LOS QUEÑES — ROMERAL — CURICO — MOLINA — SAN CLEMENTE — COLBUN — LINARES — CHILLÁN Hell, no, there isn’t any pre-industrial here! Chile is a ‘developed’ nation. It’s a South American success story, all based on Chicago school economics. *To be honest, this is in fact my third foray into Chile’s territories […]

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