Has anyone done the Carretera Austral in Southern Chile in March? Some locals here tell me that it already gets pretty chilly, blustery, and even rainy at that time of the year. I donīt want to ride in the rain if I can avoid it! Plus, my panniers are not waterproof, although I guess i could cover them with some thick plastic. Or should I get something a bit more robust?
Please share your experiences regarding the CA, whatever time of the year. By the way, I have a touring bike, not a mountain bike. The tires are pretty good - Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700 x 38, but are they good enough for the dirt roads of the CA?
Been touring around Chile for the last month and it has been great. Very nice, helpful people here as well.