My girlfriend and I are considering cycling in the Lake District/Northern Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina in late December or January for 6 to 8 weeks. We are thinking of flying to Santiago and then taking a bus south to Temuco to start our journey. We want to do some sort of rough loop in the region. A few questions:
1) Does anyone have any suggested routes? Should we do this clockwise or counterclockwise?
2) Does anyone have experience camping in this region? If so, any tips?
3) What would be the best maps for cyclists?
4) Is there any fee for crossing the boarders by bike?
Any other advice would also be most welcomed.