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Torres del Paine- Glaciar Perito Moreno

And there we were, on the last leg of our adventure. After priming our legs in El Chaltén, we decided that we would try to conquer the mother of all national parks: Torres Del Paine. It was not so much … Continue reading

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El Chaltén

El Chaltén, though touristy, was in a spectacular setting. It happens to be a climber´s mecca, but even the hikes offer tremendous views. Luckily, the Argentinians have not totally exploited the natural setting. The park entrance was free, and other … Continue reading

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O Higgins- Lago del Desierto

* Sentimos mucho el enorme retraso al escribir esta última parte de nuestro viaje. Desde que nos decidimos a cruzar los lagos para llegar a El Chaltén nos pareció que el viaje acabó muy rápido y desde nuestra vuelta hemos estado … Continue reading

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Carretera Austral (ii): Puerto Tranquilo- O Higgins

El nuevo año nos recibió con un sol radiante con el que disfrutar nuestro camino junto al lago General Carrera, el más grande de Chile (llamado lago Buenos Aires en el lado argentino). Después de bordear sus aguas azul turquesa … Continue reading

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Carretera Austral (i): Coyhaique- Puerto Tranquilo

We resumed our trip along the Carretera Austral in Coyhaique, having already done much of the top half of the road on our previous trip down from Puerto Montt. As some friends told us about a horrible 150km of road … Continue reading

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Villarrica/ Puyehue

The descent into the Chilean lakes region had us once again on a dirt road. This time, it was fairly rough and fairly steep and we were glad to be going down the road rather than up. We headed towards … Continue reading

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7 lagos y volcán Lanín/ 7 lakes and Lanín Volcano

The Road of the 7 Lakes from Villa la Angostura to San Martín de los Andes held much promise. 107 total Kms of a mix of paved and dirt roads and beatiful opportunities to camp. The road was undulating, although … Continue reading

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Lagos argentinos/ Argentinian lakes

Reluctantly, we left Futaleufu and headed down the mountain to Argentina and sunny weather. In retrospect, we should have stayed in Futaleufu a bit longer and taken more advantage of all it had to offer, because it really is a … Continue reading

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Old friends, Chiloé, Chaitén and Futaleufú

Qué placer es reencontrarse con grandes amigos después de un largo tiempo separados! La llegada a Río Cuarto fue muy emotiva, viendo a Ana y el pequeño Oli en la estación. Pasamos unos días muy agradables en su casa, conociendo … Continue reading

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Ruta 40, Argentina

We ended up taking the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta, skipping out on the Paso Jama. Maybe that sounds wimpy, but another week of a few nearly 5000m passes and huge expanses of desert were less appealing … Continue reading

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Ruta de las Lagunas, Bolivia

Después de unos días de descanso en Uyuni y de los comentarios de la gente que nos topamos sobre las lagunas al sur del país decidimos realizar la ruta aunque acortándola un poco: a pesar de ser muy bonita tiene … Continue reading

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Salares de Coipasa y Uyuni, Bolivia

Time: 4 ½ days Duración: 4 ½ días When: from Oct 5th to Oct 10th 2013 Cuándo: del 05 al 10/10/2013 Tras la aventura de los parques chilenos pensamos en aprovisionarnos en Colchane y seguir hacia los salares, pero el … Continue reading

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PN Lauca- Las Vicuñas- Volcan Isluga

Time: 7 ½  days Duración: 7 ½ días When: from Set 26th to Oct 2nd 2013 Cuándo: del 26/09 al 02/10/13 The draw to the Parque Nacional de Lauca in the northernmost part of Chile has been in the making ever … Continue reading

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Por fin en Chile!/ Finally in Chile!

We are here in Arica, Chile, after picking up (finally!) our DHL package of Salsa Fargo derailleur hangers. The broken Salsa Fargo 3 derailleur hanger has been one saga after another. The hanger broke around August 24th or so in … Continue reading

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Leh- Suru Valley- Srinagar

La salida de Leh se alargó más de lo esperado… todo en este país lleva mucho tiempo. Nuestro plan consistía en levantarnos, ir a correos a dejar un paquete con algunas cosas que hemos decidido enviar a casa (demasiado pesadas/no … Continue reading

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Rumbo a Srinagar/Heading for Srinagar

15/Agosto/2013. Después de disfrutar durante unos días de las comodidades urbanitas, estamos listos para seguir pedaleando. Leh es un pequeño oasis entre montañas peladas por la sequía y el frío y que se usa como punto de partida para excursiones … Continue reading

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Manali-Leh Highway/ Ruta de Manali-Leh

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As we sit here in Leh, we have had a little time to start digesting the days since we last wrote something in Keylong. We´re sitting in a little restaurant called “Kitchen Restaurant” on Leh´s famous (or perhaps, infamous) Changspa … Continue reading

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First ride in Manali/ Primera salida en bici en Manali

Before we begin this post we´d like to send out a special thank you to Joe Tonon at Destination Cycling (www.destinationcycling.com) for his continued support of our bicycle trip, Thanks Joe!! Antes de empezar este post queríamos mandar nuestro agradecmiento … Continue reading

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Indian Beginnings/India, los inicios

Hello Delhi, by way of Barcelona and Istanbul. We´ll let the pictures do most of the talking, as they are uploaded. We are here in Delhi, India, right now. We could have written about the prelude, which was not insignificant, … Continue reading

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Final Prep in Mallorca, 10 days to go!/ Preparación final en Mallorca, faltan 10 días!

We have been spending the past week in Mallorca at Elsa´s parents´house taking care of a few final things, visiting family, and getting in some miles on our road bikes. The weather has been great, although the heat is building … Continue reading

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