It took us 4 months of planning for this unforgettable journey to become a reality, but we quickly learned that we'd need to be able to improvise as we went along. This all contributed to an even more spectacular adventure. We discovered new trails, met new people, experienced some unexpected sun in these surreal landscapes all while reuniting ourselves with the essence of our journey.
I invite you to enjoy the Chilean Patagonia.
We arrived at the Balmaceda airport at 12 PM and from there we took a shuttle to the Coyhaique Hostel. We set up our bikes (which were healthy and intact)
, and headed off to the Reserve, which is a good place to ride within 5 minutes of downtown.
Lenga forests, logging roads and the perfect grip dominate the Reserve trail system.
On day 2 we had the pleasure of riding Panguilemo, another hill near Coyhaique. The trails here were amazing too - perfect traction as they weave through the Lenga forests.
On day 3 we visited the Reserve's two lagoons just east of Coyhaique. More beautiful trails wound through forests and with spectacular viewpoints. We spent a lot of time guessing about routes on this day, but tomorrow, our fourth day was going to be a surprise of a trail.
The 4th day was by far my best day as a mountain biker. We spent close to 7 hours on our bikes riding incredible trails, overlooking lakes, valleys and even had the fortune to see a Huemul (South Andean deer) beside the trail. Today exhausted us, but we still had to get through our final day, which reportedly had a 3-hour hike a bike in it.
And so our journey through Patagonia ends, with our fifth day on local trails. These trails were great on all accounts - fast through the forest with rock gardens, roots, sand, and mud. But that 15 minutes of glory did result in the forewarned, nearly three hours of climbing.
This was by far the best bike trip I'd done and with the best people, #lomejordelobest
Thanks for the support Andrés Martinez, Juan Luis Ibarra Montt, Jonathan Klawer, Claudio Vergara, Leticia Bravo, Juan Zamorano, and Daniel Rojas.
P.S. - Never deny a mate in the Patagonia.
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ps: me encanto el jersey con el motivo de nuestra bandera, se puede conseguir?
con mi mujer nos vinimos a vivir a Chiloe (desde SCL) hace 2 años y estamos construyendo senderos de enduro, por si andan por aca, para que pasen a vernos.
Isla Bruja Lodge, pueden buscarnos en facebook, saludos
muchas gracias, mira aca te dejo unos videos de los senderos, saludos