Santiago to Ushuaia by bike

Rio Grande – Tolhuim

I have to say, I was very lucky. I had tailwind for a bigger part and almost no wind for the rest. Only for the last few km into Tolhuim, I had some headwind. And therefore I’am, surprisingly already in Tolhuim :-). I’m having a rest day here because it’s anyway rainy today but planning on heading towards Ushuaia on Thursday. I do not expect to have again tailwind because this part of the route goes towards west and my […]

Punta Arenas – Rio Grande

After reaching the most southern city on the South American continent, I moved on towards Ushuaia and reached on Sunday evening Rio Grande (AR). I did not take the standard path through San Sebastion but went through Onaisis – Cameron – Rio Grande – Radman (Border) – Rio Grande (AR) instead. Border crossing in Radman is no problem but there is a river to cross just before the Argentinian border control. The river is between 10-15m wide and between half […]

Penguines – Isla Magdalena

This Monday morning, I went to the Isla Magdalena which is home of several 10’000 Magellan Penguines. For this I had to already be at the travel agency in Punta Arenas at 6.50 in the morning. From there we drove to the boat which brought us within 30 minutes through a kind of rough sea to the island. For around 60 minutes we had the chance to walk between  Penguines which was really great. Much better than the Pinguineria in […]

Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas

Puerto Natales – Villa Tehuelches After my stomach had settled down again, I moved on cycling. I left Puerto Natales on Thursday and reached Villa Tehuelches in the evening of the same day. 150km! Thanks to same tail wind for the first 100m and not too strong side wind for the next 50km. Everything on a nicely paved road. Villa Tehuelches – Kon Aiken After a night in the very good Flor del Potrero Lodging (Room including breakfast for 8’000), […]

Torres del Paine

After I ended up kind of surprisingly in Puerto Natales I had to decide what is next. And the winner is, of course Torres del Paine. I took the bus to there on Saturday afternoon and arrived in the park around 17.30. Just on time for another shower and storm intermezzo but with still enough time to get to the Campamento Torres. I arrived there around 21.30 and put up my tent on the probably second last spot… After a […]

El Calafate – Puerto Natales: Wind

All the ones which did this one before know probably what is coming now… El Calafate – Tapi Aike On the Carretera Austral, I was complaining a lot about the rain, I know. And on the way I had a lot of discussions with other cyclist what is worse, the rain or the wind. I thougt it is the rain because you get sick after a few days. However, the wind is at least as bad if not worse. It […]