Argentina // Tierra del Fuego //

To Río Grande: the RN-3 and the rutas complementarias

The main route between Tolhuin and Río Grande is the fast, paved RN-3, but if you have the time it’s worth exploring one or more of the unsealed rutas complementarias (RC) that branch off it – alphabetized roads that provide access to the heartland of Argentine Tierra del Fuego but are only really accessible to those with their own transport. Dotted around this inhospitable land are some hospitable estancias, worth the journey for the authentic experience of seeing a working Fuegian farm, or for the opportunity to gallop on horses across the steppe.