The carretera austral begins in Puerto Montt and ends in Villa O’Higgins. The route is combined with some ferries needed to cross certain places. This road is famous for being quite vast, and some service stations are quite distant from each other.
If you go through it you have to make sure that you fill in the gas tank every time you through a service station or in any case carry extra gas with you.
The road runs through different parts of the region, passing through rainy weathers like in the area of Puerto Cisne, surrounded by forests and lakes.
Further south the road borders Lake General Carrera for more than 100 kilometers.
Once the General Carrera Lake drainage has been crossed, the road goes along the Baker River to the raft located on the north of Cochrane. Towards the South, after Cochrane, the road crosses forests, lakes, rivers, houses of local inhabitants, until reaching Puerto Yungay.
There you take a ferry, which allows you to cross the Mitchell Fjord to the Rio Bravo ramp, to continue your journey to the final point, in the town of Villa O’Higgins.