I’d planned to ride from Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park, but a quick look at the weather (wind) forecast (cross and headwinds of 100km/h+) made me think twice. Two to three days struggling along a gravel road in windswept pampa with no shelter and no towns along the way for respite. Not just unpleasant but dangerous. No thank you. I copped out of riding and bought a ticket for the bus.
I was amazed how easy it was to use the bus – I just wheeled the bike straight on, panniers and all, and used my bungees to keep it in place