Wilderness in its most breathtaking and dramatic form. View on Google maps
Chile’s iconic gravel road stretches 124 miles past the fjords, mountains and glaciers of Northern Patagonia. Driving or cycling through this vast and untamed expanse of Protected Wilderness practically uninhabited by humans, you’ll find nature in its most unspoiled state. Kayak through fjords to otherwise inaccessible parts of the Pumalín nature reserve, hike past Cerro Castillo’s striking jagged peaks, or make the most of perfect fly-fishing conditions in Futaleufú River.
"The Carretera Austral is the wildest part of Chile, and also my favourite. I went twice in two months, and my second visit astonished me even more than my first. We went trekking on the Exploradores Glacier – one of the most daring things I've ever done. It was really tough but I felt so proud to have achieved it. Even my three year old still remembers the sound of pieces of glacier breaking and falling into the lake!"
Maria Luisa Pries
Glove Travel Designer