I was full of enthusiasm, a few years ago when the idea of this trip began to form. The recent emergence of bikepacking blogs had caught my eye, and I put myself into the shoes of the innovative few who had begun to bikepack South America. Studying and analyzing small lines on google earth, looking for any signs of trails and paths less travelled. Slowly, the hopeful mapped out squiggles turned into real trails beneath our tires. The fruits of labor were becoming real, sometimes working out and other times not. Either way, it was exciting. Bike maintenance mirrored this enthusiasm, and our Pugs were a happy pair of stallions. Smooth bearings, and well adjusted brakes. Continue reading
Includes clips of Chile (sections of the Greater Patagonian Trail, Monkey Puzzle Trail, rides and hike a bikes through parks like Villarica national park, lakes region, carretera Austral and detours off it, and finally Villa O’Higgins) and Argentina (Siete Lagos route, detour from Palena into Argentina to Lago Vintter/Lago Palena, and finally into El Chalten).