by BestHike editor Rick McCharles
Reality Check – You can’t thru hike the Route of Parks in Chile. Matador and many other normally responsible sites are wrong about this.
For 3 of the past 4 years I’ve been in Patagonia in January. It’s paradise for the outdoor enthusiast.
Much of the international press coverage in recent years promotes the Ruta de los Parques de la Patagonia (Route of Parks),
A chain of 17 National Parks. Fantastic.
Many are connected by the Carretera Austral highway , ideal for cycling. Not great for walking.
Some Parks are quite inaccessible.
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If you are looking for a long thru hike in Patagonia, check the Greater Patagonian Trail route.
It does not connect in any way with the Route of Parks because that’s a road. 😀