How bad are the roads in Patagonia?
February 17, 2007 10:46 AM Subscribe
Are the roads in Patagonia really that bad?
posted by MattS to travel & transportation around Argentina (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going on a hiking/camping trip next month in Southern Argentina and Chile. Planning on driving from El Calafate to El Chaten, Puerto Natales, and Torres del Paine. I would just take buses, but time is precious on this trip, and I don't want to lose a day because I've missed a bus. I've read a lot in travel books about how bad the the gravel roads can be down there, but all the car rental agencies want to rent me tiny little cars with very little clearance.
Is it worth spending the extra money for a monstrous 4x4?