Horas  14 dias 4 horas 45 minutos

Coordenadas 13410

Uploaded 7 de Maio de 2016

Recorded Janeiro 2014

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296,76 km

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próximo a Puerto Natales, Magallanes (Chile)

From Puerto Natales I cycled to the Rio Serrano entrance to the park, via the Y-290 road, which was closed for works. However, I begged the guards to allow me to pass, otherwise a long detour on bad gravel would have been needed.
From Serrano I cycled to Mirador Grey. Then came the most spectacular and famous stretch, that along the lakes, Serrano to Laguna Amarga. There I left the bicycle and went for a trekking to which another track is devoted, namely http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=12060871
After returning to the bicycle, I went north to Laguna Azul, and even a bit further in direction Paso Zamora. I returned south via the main route to the park. The track does not close in a loop, and rather ends in Villa Cerro Castillo, since from there I crossed into Argentina, in direction Cancha Carrera - Tapi Aike - El Cerrito - El Calafate - Perito Moreno.
Note that, if Paso Zamora were open, in a 50-60 km the cyclist could cross from the Paine to the Perito Moreno. Unfortunately, just to have the right stamp on the passport one needs to go for the full detour mentioned above - maybe 400 km in the pampa and exposed to the worst Patagonian winds.

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Interseção

Fork to Milodón

Turn left here if you want to pass through the Milodón site
Caverna

Cueva del Milodón

A very important landmark, especially for those who have read Bruce Chatwin's book "Patagonia".
Lago

Lago Porteño

The first important lake along this route. Quite an announcement of the larger Lago del Toro. I camped on its shore.
panorama

Mirador Toro

Here you are already in front of one of the most beautiful mountain sceneries of the world.
Rio

Rio Serrano

With a camping and some hotels.
Waypoint

Guardería Serrano

Interseção

Fork to Grey

Very close to Administracíon, the buildings hosting the park's headquarters, and to Puente Weber.
panorama

Mirador Grey

Located on a little peninsula, it is ne of the most striking places of the region. There is a high probability to see some beautiful iceberg in the vicinity. Also rich of flowers.
Lago

Playa Grey

Ponte

Puente Grey

refúgio

Hotel Explora

Situated right above the waterfall Salto Chico. Here you find the most iconic view of the south side of the Paine.
abrigo

Hosteria Pehoé

To be honest I did not stop at the Hosteria, since I wanted to reach Amarga before night.
Lago

Los Mellizos

So called because they are two twin lakes. Skirted by the road.
Interseção

Fork to Sarmiento

Passo de montanha

Saddle

Highest point of the road between Serrano and Amarga.
estacionamento

Guardería Laguna Amarga

The reference door to the park for trekkers.
Queda de água

Cascada Paine

A powerful waterfall.
Waypoint

Guanacos

Point where I met a big number of guanacos.
panorama

View on Laguna Azul

Lago

Laguna Azul

Few tourists undertake this northwards detour. However, they may be rewarded by a spectacular sunrise over the Torres, weather permitting of course.
Waypoint

Estancia

The waypoint is set at the northernmost point that I touched on the road to the closed Paso Zamora.
Interseção

Fork to Laguna Azul

panorama

Mirador Sarmiento

The best place to observe this important lake, famous for its shore showing a white belt.
refúgio

El Ovejero

Eccentric shop-restaurant at the fork to Cancha Carrera.
Interseção

Villa Cerro Castillo

Fork to Cancha Carrera, in Argentina.

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