Calafate Parque Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... the tailwind for the first 90km was tremendous, averaging almost 30km an hour, hardly pedalling. We caught up with Bernado, the annoying Spanish hairdresser, with his speedy lightweight bike. He turned out to be a good laugh, and a vital third team member to help us battle the headwinds once we turned towards El Calafate. On route we spotted plenty of Guanachos, the Patagonian version of the Llama and lots of Condors. We spotted a bunch feeding on a carcass in a field, the ...
... Patagonian Andes and were striking out across the bleak, flat pampa of monotinous scrub, only broken by the frequent sight of heards of guanacos or sprinting rheas (osterich type birds). We had been forced into taking a later bus leaving P. Natales at 6pm rather than 8am and as the vastness spread out before us our driver began displaying some worrying behaviour. Firstly, he began rubbing his face, then slapping his head, then opening ...
... it was a family business, kids, parents, even the family dog was a presence even though he knew he wasn't supposed to be. The day of the main event arrived and thankfully so did the sunshine! The bus took around an hour weaving through the Patagonian landscape. It cost £15 to enter the park and there was an option of a boat tour around the glacier for another £20, which we took up. The boat was heaving! Everyone jostling to get photos, it calmed down after ...
We left El Chalten on such a high after a good trek heading for El Calafate 220km to the south. We had a slight blip on the way as after 190kms we ran out of petrol…Yep the minibus we were on thought hewasn’t going to have enough but thought what the heck I’ll try and make it anyway. Well he didn’t. We were stuck there for about 40min until more petrol turned up. Another first for the trip. El Calafate is a relatively non-descript touristy ...
... to pull them back out! Never been used apparently. The cramp ons added an extra weight to your feet but there were no issues walking. I'd opted to rent some proper hiking boots from a store in town for $5 rather than wear my trail runners. Whilst there were people wearing trail runner style shoes I didn't regret my choice, the boots added a certain firmess plus some ankle support. They were also waterproof. We were moving in and around the wet stuff after all! We were ...