Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas

[singlepic id=187 w=320 h=240 float=left]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), I moved on. Of course again with some wind which was coming mostly from the side today. After around 35km, I met Laura and Ben from the UK, which are on the way to Lima and fighting with some strong head wind since a while. However, because it was cold and windy, we had both to move on fast. Have a safe trip!
Just before they left, Ben told me, that I soon should have tail wind. Unfortunately, that didn’t really happen. It kept to be strong sidewind and therefore I decided to camp just 30km before Punta Arenas at the police station of Kon Aiken. It just got too dangerous with the wind pushing me into heavely used street.

Kon Aiken – Punta Arenas
After a pretty cold night with around 5C in the tent and some rain, the sun came out again in the morning and I moved on. At the beginning even with some tail wind which changed later to side wind again. However, it was much weaker than the day before and I therefore already reached Punta Arenas around lunch time on Saturday.

I will stay a few days in Punta Arenas – go hiking and visit pinguins – and probably move on to Porvenir on Tierra del Fuego on Tuesday.

All the best from Punta Arenas,

About Stefan

I'm a telecommunication engineer by profession and like to discover the world by bike. I think, that it is the perfect speed to move but still be in touch with the world and the people which live there. And I'm very happy, that my wife Susanna is joining me now on those adventures. If you are interested in other journeys we did so far, please also check my website www.biketravel.net. Stefan, Switzerland

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3 thoughts on “Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas

  • angel

    hi stefan, great trip you had accomplished! i have a quick question, i am planning on biking from punta arenas to puerto natales, how hard was this stretch? i will probably do it in 2 days. do you recommend any place to stay about half way or 70% distance from punta arenas.

  • Stefan Kuettel Post author

    Hi Angel,
    Thank you for your feedback.
    The road from Punta Arenas is good and is not the problem. However, you will probably have some stronger headwinds especially on the parts which are heading towards west. So 2 days could get hard, especially in this direction.
    I heard that there is an estancia around the crossroad at Phillipi. There you could ask to stay or just camp somewhere wild. In Villa Tehuelches, there is a lodging possibility. Have a look at the list. However, it seems not to be open always. So a tent is also here an option.
    I heard from other people that they found something in Moro Chicco too. Ask around there too.
    Make sure that you have enough water with you if you plan to camp wild.
    Have a good ride and hopefully not too much headwind!