My Patagonian Solo Adventure

Having arrived at Valparaíso sooner than expected and with a few days until my flight to Lima, I decided to travel south, to the Sur Chico lake region north of Puerto Montt. Chileans would maybe not call it Patagonia, but I beg to differ. After all, the Sur Chico shares all the important characteristics with its more renowned cousin – it is far south, cold and windy.

My first destination was the city of Temuco. The plan was to travel light and cycle as far as possible during my time there to explore this region of purportedly breathtaking beauty. After excessive time in the saddle and crossing a whole continent including one of the highest mountain ranges in the world, a daily average of 200 kilometers did not seem entirely impossible in spite of the Sur Chico being exceedingly hilly.

Even though the trip did not turn out as heroic as I had hoped, it was an unforgettable experience. Below you find a map of the final route, and a click on the different legs of the trip reveals links to my logbook for the individual days. While this logbook provides a mostly accurate documentation of my inner monologue, please excuse the poor quality of some of the photographs used to illustrate my travel notes, since taking out the camera was often difficult and, at times, dangerous.

Go directly to Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four.

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