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Old 10-01-2011, 01:59 PM   #16
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I am spending 2 nights in El Calafate. Looking very forward to this trip. Any bike rentals in El Calafate?? Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:03 PM   #17
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Desierto Florido

Next Friday same Big Trails go to the north for two or tree day, some one want join us?
Departure from Santiago around 16 hrs, first stop eat and sleep in La Serena, next..................ask.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:54 PM   #18
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Next Friday same Big Trails go to the north for two or tree day, some one want join us?
Departure from Santiago around 16 hrs, first stop eat and sleep in La Serena, next..................ask.
I m going to be in Argentina. There is the National Transalp meeting in Neuquen.
Have a nice trip and take care

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Old 10-04-2011, 11:46 PM   #19
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Very interested in La Serena pictures! We'll be moving there in January.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:33 AM   #20
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Best route Santiago to Cusco

Great pics and advice. My bike will be arriving Valparaiso in mid December. I'm thinking of a 6 week loop to Argentina - Bolivia - Peru and back to Valparaiso. Any suggestions for the best paved routes is greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to seeing your wonderful country. Cheers
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:40 AM   #21
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I am in Southern Chile now. I really liked the coast road going into Antofagasta and later Valparasio. Do't skip em. Dave
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:51 PM   #22
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Chile and Argentina.

I plan on riding down the western side of S.A. and will be crossing the border between Chile and Argentina several times on my way to the Carretera Austral. What is the process of crossing the border so many times?

Multi entry visas?
Cancel at imigracion, but NOT at Aduana each time I cross?
Insurance?

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Old 12-13-2011, 11:28 AM   #23
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I'm going to be in this area in 2 weeks and I can't wait. It is my first time in South America and my first time on this kind of ride. Being my first time, it will be with a tour group and I know that isn't exactly up to ADVrider standards, but circumstances came together to make this happen.

I'm a bit curious about the weather. From what I can find, it looks like average highs are in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 40s (f). That is about ideal to me, but I am a bit concerned about mountain passes. I have heated gear that I can bring, but I would rather not pack all of that if its not needed. Are there areas that stay below 50f this time of year?
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:36 PM   #24
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I just got back, it was incredible, like a dream. We sat out front of a lodge drinking high quality Chilean wine and watched the sun go down over the Torres del Paine.


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Old 12-13-2011, 05:48 PM   #25
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Puerto Natales, Chile



This town is very cool indeed. We hung around this little wine bar until we became hazards to navigation and then staggered back to the hotel. Everyone was quite friendly but this place was my favorite. I think it was called the Wine Hut and the young woman tending bar was both very attractive and quite charming and took excellent care of us. A must see for sure!

El Calafate, AR is more upscale but Puerto Natales is more earthy, artsy. Both are quite nice and I didn't want to leave.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:08 AM   #26
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Arrive in Santiago in about 3 weeks. Then 2 months in Chile. Can't wait!
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:34 PM   #27
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I just returned from 10 days in and around El Calafate and Torres del Paine and they are both awesome places. Perito Moreno Glacier is not to be missed. Either is Torres del Paine. The roads around both are spectacular. Wine is not too bad either....
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:56 AM   #28
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KTM 990 Chile riders at the Dakar

Slow, about 40+ Chilean 990 riders will be camped out at Bahia Inglesa near Copiapo for the Dakar, including myself and 4 english mates. You wont miss us if you come on down and you will be welcome. Hope to hook up with you mate. CHeers - Martyn

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We will be in Santiago at the end of December, picking up our bikes and beating tracks over to Mar del Plata to catch the start of the Dakar. Our plan it to follow the Rally to Lima, we have reserved a beach cabin in the Playa La Virgen area for the Dakar rest day. After hitting Lima for a few days of cleaning and bike maintenance, we plan on heading back south through Bolivia.

Any route information you suggest would be helpful. We would prefer to stay off the pavement. We will be on a couple of KTM 990s. In total our time will last about six weeks, as such, after the rally, we have time to travel willy-nilly across the country.

Gracias,

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:07 PM   #29
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FERRIES TO GO TO THE"CARRETERA AUSTRAL
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PICTURES I TOOK IN THE FIRST 200 KMS FROM "CARRETERA AUSTRAL"


















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Old 06-26-2012, 10:46 AM   #30
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Vicente Perez Rosales National Park , lake district.








Rafting Petrohue river


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