Pucon the way into Patagonia

We left Santiago behind and made our way down south into Patagonia! Via the National highway 5 – better known as the Pan American highway, we reached the Chilenian Lake District and the small town of Pucon at the edges of the volcano Villarrica. The volcano is active and on clear days you can see thin smoke coming out of this beautiful stratos volcano. The weather made its reputation all honors and changes about 10 times a day – except for the first day we put up our tent – it didn’t stop raining for solid 20 hours. After listening all night long to the rain inside our tent (which kept us well dry) we decided not to spend the whole day in the tent as well and settled instead for a cozy, warm and dry hotel room in Pucon. The running out of wine and food played another vital part in our decision.  The day after we were blessed though with blazing sunshine and nice warm weather. We returned to our camp and enjoyed the first day of 2017 at a small lake with icecold beer and fabolus views. On the road to our campside we needed to test the off road skills of the bike for the first time. From rough gravel road we soon found ourselfes on a single track – well can’t really call it road anymore. Going up that track with the 2 of us on the bike and full luggage was a bit of a challenge – the view and the tranquility of the lake made it all worth while though. After 3 nighhts in Pucon at the footend of the Villarrica volcano we got back on the No. 5 road and via Furtilla we reached Puerto Montt to board of the Navimag Ferry that will take us down to Puerto Natales...Stay tuned for the next update

 

 Pucon and the way south 

Pucon and the way south