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The fourth step ... Patagonia etc

From Puerto Montt southwards ... and then northwards to somewhere else

By Jean-Marc Strydom
3,053 km (1,896 miles) over 105 days between Jan. 1, 2018 and Apr. 15, 2018
Intro etc heart 1
Puerto Montt: The long journey from Jo'burg heart 1
Puerto Montt: Stocking up on stuff and catching up on sleep heart 1
Puerto Montt: Waiting for the weather heart 1
Hostal Campo Santy near Lenca: Starting off in the rain heart 1
Hornopiren: A tougher day than we had planned heart 1
Caleta Gonzalo: Ferries, a short ride and lots of rain heart 0
Chaiten: Things looking brighter heart 1
Chaiten: Ferry to Raul Marin heart 1
El Sauce: A night at the hotsprings heart 1
La Junta: Mind blowing views - the reason we came to Patagonia heart 4
La Junta: A work day heart 0
Puyuhuapi: My first fjord heart 0
Puyuhuapi: Another work day heart 0
22 Km from Amenguel: A big climb that wasn't on the days plan heart 0
Villa Amengual: Taking refuge heart 0
Villa Manihuales: A tail wind makes for an easy ride in cold weather heart 0
Villa Manihuales: A work day heart 0
Rio Simpson (near Villa Los Torreones): Heading into the wind heart 0
Coyhaique: A few stiff climbs on a busy road heart 0
Coyhaique: Rest day etc heart 0
El Blanco: Blowing in the wind heart 0
Cerro Castillo National Park: More wind and climbs heart 0
Cerro Castillo: Cold headwinds and the most magnificent views heart 0
Rio Ibanez Wild Camp: A few things went wrong today heart 0
Rio Murto Abandoned House Wild Camp: A very enjoyable ride (despite the traffic and the flies) heart 0
Puerto Rio Tranquilo: Best ripio yet heart 0
Cerro Color Campsite, Rio Baker: Hard work to find a little gem heart 0
El Parque, Rio Baker: An easy day to an amazing river and a delapidated campsite heart 0
Cochrane: Best ripio yet (again) heart 0
Cochrane: Rest and work heart 0
Cochrane: Still resting and working heart 0
Don Arturo: A tough day heart 0
Wildcamp: The Quarrymen - beetling along to the Tortel intersection heart 0
Wildcamp on the Rio Bravo: Chasing the ferry and a bit of serendipity heart 0
Casa de Ciclesta: A hard day but a great day heart 0
Villa O'Higgins: End of the line heart 0
Villa O'Higgins: The waiting game heart 0
Lago Desierto: A tough day that ends with the most incredible view heart 0
El Chalten: Disaster is usually self inflicted. heart 0
The Pink House, Rio La Leona: Feeling a bit like a cheat heart 0
Charles Fuhr, Rio Santa Cruz: What a crappy mess we got ourselves into heart 0
El Calafate: It's fiesta time (but not for us) heart 0
El Calafate: Chill time (plus a bit of work) heart 0
El Cerrito: A little language skill goes a long way heart 0
Tapi Aike: Not every kilometer is equal heart 0
Cerro Castillo: Wonderful until the wind arrived heart 0
Puerto Natales: The real end of the line heart 0
Puerto Natales: Sorting out the ferry heart 0
Puerto Natales: Onto the ferry heart 0
Puerto Varas: A great ferry trip heart 0
Ensenada: Slowly back into the bike thing heart 0
Puerto Octay: To the north of the lake heart 0
Entre Lagos: Do we go left or right ? heart 0
Entre Lagos: And the correct answer is right heart 0
Parque Nacional Puyehue: A lovely quiet campsite in the forest heart 0
Wildcamp at Laguna el Plato: A few hundred meters from the summit heart 0
Villa La Angostura: Wet and cold (very cold), but over the Andes heart 0
Villa La Angostura: Rest day etc heart 0
Villa La Angostura: False start heart 0
San Carlos de Bariloche: Plans only exist so that they can be changed heart 0
On a bus somewhere: Heading up to Mendoza heart 0
Maipu: Into Argentina's wine country heart 0
Maipu: Olives on the menu heart 0
Near Agrelo: Accomodation challenges heart 0
Near Agrelo: Chandon heart 0
Potrerillos: Heading off towards the Andes heart 0
Near Uspallata: The world is a very small place for cycling tourists heart 0
Near Uspallata: Recuperating from our colds heart 0
Near Uspallata: Just like the day before heart 0
Uspallata: Beaten by the wind heart 0
Uspallata: Two days recovering heart 0
Mundo Perdido: To the end of the world heart 0
Las Cuevas: Almost a ghost town - a big let down heart 0
Villa Aconcagua: The most dramatic downhill run heart 0
Villa Aconcagua: Downtime heart 0
San Felipe: Wine, woeful campsites and a wonderful hotel room heart 0
La Calera: From the sublime to the rather tatty heart 0
Concon: Down to the seaside heart 0
Concon: Some great birding heart 0
Valparaiso: Bringing a bit of colour into our lives. heart 0
Casablanca: Una barrio peligrosa heart 0
Casablanca: A day to forget heart 0
Mallarauco: An incorrect GPS position gives us the run around heart 0
Santiago: The final end of the line heart 0
Santiago: Wrap up heart 0