Greatest roads in the world (P.49) Carretera Austral: Best scenic highway of southern Chile


( Carretera Austral (also known as Ruta 7 or Southern Highway) runs south for about 1,240 kilometers.

Carretera Austral is a scenic highway that winds its way through the Patagonian wilderness of southern Chile. It is a popular destination for adventure travelers, who come to hike, kayak, and camp in the region's stunning natural beauty.


The highway was built in the 1970s, as a way to connect the remote communities of Patagonia. It is a relatively remote road, and there are only a few towns along the way. This makes it a great place to experience the unspoiled wilderness of Patagonia.


Some of the highlights of Carretera Austral include Chile’s natural beauty in her remote area. Queulat National Park is home to glaciers, waterfalls, and forests. The park's most popular attraction is the Ventisquero Colgante (Hanging Glacier), which can be reached by a short hike. Puyuhuapi Fjord is a stunning body of water with crystal-clear waters and steep cliffs. There are several small towns along the fjord, including Puyuhuapi and Caleta Gonzalo. Crooked Falls are a series of waterfalls that cascade down a steep cliff. The falls are located in the Simpson River Valley, which is a popular destination for hiking and camping.


The most spectacular along the road is Marble Caves. This cave system is a natural wonder of towering marble pillars. The caves can be reached by boat or kayak, and they are a popular destination for day trips. Also, Futaleufu River is a world-renowned whitewater rafting destination. The river is located in the Aysen region, and it is known for its challenging rapids.


Carretera Austral is a great place to experience the beauty of Patagonia. It is not fully paved, so there are some sections that can be rough. It is a challenging road, but the rewards are worth it. If you are looking for an adventure, then Carretera Austral is the perfect place for you.  The best time to visit is during the summer, when the weather is mild.

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