Austral Cycling

“I miss my bike” – said Raki as we sat in a park in downtown Santiago. It had been two days since we had left Patagonia and a week since we had finished our 700km cycling tour along the southern portion of Chile’s Carretera Austral. Contrast this statement with her sheer hesitation a year ago when I proposed the idea of completing a dream I had since my first visit to Patagonia in 2011. Hundreds of kilometers and thousands of meters of climbs and descents through the most beautiful and awe-inspiring landscapes we have ever seen had turned even Raki – she was actually afraid of riding a bike before – into a long distance bike touring aficionado. Continue reading Austral Cycling