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Puyuhuapi

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  • Day59

    Hildegard aus Puyuhuapi

    February 28 in Chile

    Trotz aller Bemühungen: Puyuhuapi mit seinen 525 Einwohnern wird kein touristischer Hotspot werden. Vielleicht liegt das daran, dass die Touristeninfo im Moment (oder für immer?) unbesetzt ist. Wahrscheinlicher ist jedoch, dass der Dauernebel außer ein paar traurigen Backpackern, die hier gestrandet sind, und einigen wenigen Motorradfahrern (eigentlich nur uns) niemanden zum Bleiben einlädt.

    Dabei ist Puyuhuapi fest in deutscher Hand. Hildegard betreibt die Hosteria Alemana in zweiter Generation. Ihre Brüder Helmut und Fritz wohnen um die Ecke, die Mutter ist 80 und schwerhörig, der Vater bereits tot. 1945 seien sie und einige weitere Familien aus dem Sudetenland hierher ausgewandert. Eine kleine Teppichfabrikation hielt die Familie über Wasser, vor 30 Jahren dann teilte man vom großen Wohnhaus ein Stück ab und begann, Zimmer an Gäste zu vermieten. Das Haus atmet diesen Charme früherer Zeiten, könnte allerdings in technischer Hinsicht ein wenig Fortschritt vertragen. Das Zeitfenster für warmes Wasser unter der Dusche ist knapp bemessen. Auch der Gasofen ist nicht leicht in Gang zu bringen.

    Etwas Wärme schadet nämlich nicht, denn wir sind mittlerweile wieder in Chile, und was in Puyuhuapi zunächst aussieht wie ein See, entpuppt sich als Fjord (mit Schildern, die den Fluchtweg im Falle eines Tsunamis anzeigen). Eine Fahrstrecke von 250 km liegt hinter uns, davon etwa die Hälfte auf Schotter. Denn wir folgen nun der (berühmten?) Carretera Austral, Ruta 7, einem Nord-Süd-Straßenprojekt, das unter Pinochet in den 70ern begonnen wurde. Der Süden Chiles war zu diesem Zeitpunkt kaum erschlossen und nur zu Wasser oder Luft erreichtbar. Ein Ende der Bauarbeiten ist nicht in Sicht, weitere Abschnitte sollen in den nächsten 25-30 Jahren entstehen. Dann soll auch vieles asphaltiert sein. Aber bis dahin bleibt die Carretera Austral ein großer Enduro-Spielplatz.

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  • Day105

    Off from Puyuhuapi

    January 12 in Chile

    Getting off after our ride from the Queulat National Park, we found a nice restaurant Senderos Puyuhuapi where we had our dinner. The food was so good that we returned here the next day to have our brunch as well. We were lucky as we happened to be the last customers before they closed for a few days to go to the countryside.
    Before that, on the previous evening, we had still not heard back from the fisherman to take us to the hot springs and when we checked the weather, it showed rain almost the whole day plus we had driven along the fjord 2 times on the day before. So, we decided to skip the hot springs and instead go to Coyhaique. We went to get our tickets at the supermercado but were told that all the places in the 7 am bus were taken and that we could take it on the next day. We decided to hitch hike instead 😎
    The fisherman guy called Hristo's number late in the night around 12 am but having decided to move on from Puyuhuapi, he ignored the call.
    Not having any paln in particular, we woke up late, got ready, checked out and carried our bags to Senderos Puyuhuapi to have our brunch, it was almost 1:30 pm. We decided to try and hitch hike all the way to Coyhaique. The plan was to split up in whatever capacity we could and meet at the central plaza of Coyhaique. We were still in Chile and both Hristo and I had local SIM cards so we could sync up, just that I was using Claro which didn't have a good coverage in this area while Hristo was using Entel and had connection everywhere. The hope was that I too would get a connection in Coyhaique so we will be able to meetup. We walked 2.5 kms to the Southern exit of the village and waited there for someone to pick us up. After a while, a pickup came from the village and agreed to take 2 of us to the ferry crossing nearby where they were working in clearing the road. Melinda and I went with them. Just behind us, Hristo and Maria too got a lift till the ferry where the jeep in which they were travelling would stop a short distance on the other side of the ferry port.
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  • Day103

    Puyuhuapi

    January 10 in Chile

    We reached Puyuhuapi at around 4 pm. Tge bus dropped us just near the village center. Maria and Hristo waited with our bags while Melinda and I went around the town trying to find a place to stay and information regarding the tours etc.
    Our first stop was at the tourist information center. There we got some good information regarding the tours and things to do nearby. We also got some tips regarding the places to stay etc. We went around the village qnd saw some 15-20 places of stay. Eventually, we decided to rent a cabaña for 4 people right on the road coming into the village about 200 mts from the tourist information center and about the same distance from the bus stops. The cost of 40000 CLP for the 4 of us per night was a good price too.
    After settling down, we went to book a drop and pickup for the Queulat glacier for the next day. At the tourist information office, we had found that there was a person working at the Queulat Glacier National Park and that he picks up people at takes them there when he goes to work in the morning at 8 am and then returns at 5:30 pm after work. He charges 5000 CLP per person and has limited seats of about 9 people. We went there and found the place closed. We had just written a note with our phone number when the wife of the person came. She knew English so it was easy to communicate with her. She told us that the were no places with them for the next day but she told us she could ask a neighbor if they could drop us. After a quick discussion with the neighbor where she did all the talking for us, it was agreed that they will drop us the next day. The pickup would be at 8 am and the return would be at 5 pm and the charge would be the same 5000 CLP per person. There would be a few other people with us in the van. We specifically asked that if we wanted to do all the treks in the park and some who didn't want to do all what would they do, to which we were told that they would wait in the van for everyone to come back.
    Having arranged one whole day's excursion, we went to the fisherman who takes boat trips to got springs and into the fjords for a total of 50000 CLP for 7 people. This too had been told to us at the tourist office. When we reached the marked house, there was no one there. There was a phone number displayed on a board outside. We called and after a few tries were able to get through to the fishermen's wife. She told that the guy was away and that he would be available later. She confirmed the price of 50000 CLP for the boat and said that for the day after, it was just the 4 of us for now. We gave her our number and asked her to call back to confirm our place when the guy was back.
    Having done whatever bookings we could do now, we started our walk towards the viewpoint of the village on a hill nearby.
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  • Day103

    Mirador that wasn't

    January 10 in Chile

    The path to the mirador was just at the North end of village. We followed the track on Maps.me and reached the place in about 10 min. Melinda and I were climbing in front while Hristo and Maria were following a few tens of meters behind us. We totally missed the turn marked on the map about 70% up the way. About 200 mts from the turn, we reached a dead end. There were thorn bushes everywhere. We couldn't find any path anywhere and the gps also showed us about 10 mts off track. We turned back and saw Maria and Hristo coming. They had tried to take the turn marked on the map but there were too many thorns all across the path and they had not been able to go more than 4-5 mts. We climbed down back to the turn and tried to go in bit after managing to go about 20 mts, we turned back. The path didn't seem to have been used for a long time and there were thorny bushes all across the path and it continued like this till where we could see. We tried to find alternate paths but it was too dense and thorny so we gave up and started our walk down back to the beach. We walked around along the coast for a while till the sunset happened. After that, we had our dinner and went back to sleep at the cabaña.Read more

  • Day134

    Puyuhuapi & die Fahrt dahin

    March 5, 2017 in Chile

    Die Busfahrt entlang der Carretera Austral Richtung Süden führt uns durch wunderschöne Landschaften mit Bergen, Seen, Flüssen und durch urige, komplett abgeschirmte und wie ausgestorben wirkende Dörfer, wie das Dorf La Junta, indem wir einen Zwischenstopp machen. Auf einem kleinen Fußballplatz spielt sich ein bisschen Leben ab. Es gibt sogar ein paar Fans, die vom Auto aus, wahrscheinlich aufgrund des sehr wechselhaften Wetters, zuschauen.

    Angekommen in Puyuhuapi gehen wir wie gewohnt mal wieder Unterkunft suchen, Informationen zu Transportmöglichkeiten zum Nationalpark einholen, Essen in fünf verschiedenen Mini-Supermärkten zusammenspengeln und zusammen kochen.

    Am nächsten Tag gehen wir bei grandiosem Wetter für patagonische Verhältnisse in den 20 km entfernten „Parque Nacional Queulat“, indem es in unterschiedlichen Wanderwegen einen beeindruckenden Hängegletscher sowie schöne Wald- und Flusslandschaften zu bestaunen gibt.

    Travelmate: Marie (Österreich)
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  • Day7

    Parque Nacional Queulat

    December 20, 2017 in Chile

    Trek de trois heures en montant dans les bois pour une splendide vue sur le glacier... tout bleu (mais ça ne se voit pas sur la photo). Après avoir désespérément cherché un spot pour camping sauvage (que des barrières et terrains privés le long de la route), nous avons finalement roulé jusque Coyhaique où nous avons dévoré une parrillada (barbecue) dans un resto, puis squatté un camping au bord de la ville (on n'a vu personne donc on n'a pas payé!). Ah, et il repleut...Read more

  • Day43

    Puyuhuapi

    February 15 in Chile

    I arrived at 9 in Puyuhuapi and said goodbye to the ones that gave me a lift. I got a tips that Hospedaje Roxana is very cheap - and got a room for two nights there. It is 8000 per night in a 4 person dorm, but you get what you pay for. The hostel is pretty runned down and it is not very nice or clean - but it will do.

    I walked around and got some information. There is no bus to the nacional park (shock) but I arranged transportation there and back for 5000 CLP.

    I decided to walk to the mirador in town, to get a look at the town and the lake. It was a short hike and a beautiful view. Got to play with a puppy as well, which of course made my day!
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  • Day104

    Carretera Austral

    November 29, 2015 in Chile

    Vanuit El Bolsón rijden we door naar Esquel, waar we na een laatste bezoek aan het tankstation weer koers zetten naar de grens. De legendarische carretera austral, de Chileense southern highway, wacht op ons! We crossen de grens over bij Futaleufú (een nóg mooiere grensovergang, het kan!) en scoren weer wat stempels. Vanuit Futaleufú rijden we door naar Puyuhuapi, de plek die bekend staat om haar warmwater bronnen. Het is onze eerste echte kennismaking met het rijden op ripio, gravel, want de carretera austral is grotendeels onverhard.. Kilometers lang alleen maar gravel, je ziet geen dorp, geen tankstation en zelfs geen mens.. Het bestaat nog! Voor ons als Nederlanders heel bijzonder om mee te maken, deze remoteness. De enige mensen (welgeteld 2!) die we tegenkomen zijn fietsers.. Mensen die bepakt en bezakt de harde wind en slechte wegen trotseren om 's nachts langs te kant van de weg te wildkamperen omdat er niet iedere 100 kilometer een camping is. Respect, absoluut! Maar waarom doen mensen zichzelf dit aan? Wij begrijpen er niks van 😜. 
    Aangekomen in Puyuhuapi vinden we een kampeerplekje bij een vriendelijke meneer die maar wat trots is op de camping in zijn achtertuin, schattig! We hebben die avond een leuk gesprek met een Chileense fotograaf die al liftend vanuit Santiago in deze afgelegen regio is beland en op dezelfde camping slaapt. Hoewel ik me een beetje schaam voor de belachelijke luxe om een heel jaar te mogen reizen tegenover zijn spaarzame vrije dagen die hij liftend doorbrengt, is het erg leuk om eens een uitgebreider gesprek te kunnen voeren in het Spaans. We're getting there, eindelijk! 😃
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  • Day41

    Day 41:Fjords and potholes

    February 17, 2016 in Chile

    Waking up with a blue sky. really happy that it wasn't raining. But with 7°C it was cold as well. heavely clothed we set out to find the ripio again. Today we had to do one bigger climb to 500m and a lot of ups and downs. being happy with the weather we made good progress and even though the ripio was really bad with a lot of potholes we made 100 km. We found a campsite with an hot shower so the leggs can rest.Read more

  • Day65

    More from this little village

    February 3, 2016 in Chile

    Today we wait 2h for the bus which goes only 3 times a week, but as the bus finally arrives it is full... We try our luck hitchhiking, like many other travellers, no luck. Very few cars, and all full.
    Finally we get a bus to another town in the evening.

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