|05-06-2011, 04:28 PM||#1|
Joined: Jun 2009
Atacama desert , San Pedro, riding along Chile
I d like share some pics of my trip.
With my wife Flor and a friend Nino, we rode from Puerto Montt (south of Chile) to San Pedro (Atacama desert at the north)
Many pics,and few words,my english is not the best.
Day 1 Puerto montt - Temuco
We left Puerto Montt capital of the lake district. This is the place where finish Chilean mainland. And also it s the place where begins
The RUTA AUSTRAL , around 1.000 kms of rainforest, rivers, glaciars ... but in our case we were moving to the north ,looking for sun..
ten mn after we left ,we took some showers ,
The lake district is around 200 days of rain per year, almost 2 meter of water
The bridge that sheltered us for a while
later we met the sun and saw a beautiful rainbow
Day 2 temuco - Santiago
we rode 600 kms toward Santiago (chile ´s capital).Unlokely , i lost pics of this day.
it was sunny all day round, and may be too hot for us.
Day 3 Santiago - Guanaqueros
Santiago is Chile `s capital. Around 6 million inhabitants. As it was sunday, it was easy and fast to ride through it.
It was sunny and hot. The Panamericana Highway perfect conditions.
From Puerto montt we rode 1300 kms and finally we met again Pacific Ocean
Nino riding his Transalp
At the end of this day , we camped in Guanaqueros
Day 4 Guanaquero to Bahia Inglesa
In the morning we had a problem with our camping gear, so we spend a lot of time trying to solve it. And we did it.
they decide to rode just to baiha Inglesa, so i followed and we rent a bungalow
Day 5 B. Inglesa - Antofagasta
the trip Began with a fall . no damages , no injuries
We were fuelling and 4 argentinean riders arrived, we met them for the first time
but was not the last
Next stop Agua Verde fuel station
" THA HAND" A touristic monument in the middle of the desert, may be a "must see"
Antofagasta main square
We arrived around 6 PM to Antofagsta an d we got many problems where to past the night. Finally a good friend of mine, solved us the problems
and a couple of friends of him offered us to stay with them
THAKYOU VERY mUCH TO THEM
almost arriving to San Pedro
this couple were from Germany and the were riding south america. Their next stop Uyuni Salar in Bolivia
VALLE DE LA LUNA
Day 9 and 10 were for Coming back to home
just a few pictures
train service still working
this picture is reaching pacific ocean , at Paposo village
another village could be Obispito not sure
we stooped and past the day at La Serena and next day we rode to Elqui valley
This is the last pictures and the end of the trip
Hope you enjoy
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|06-29-2012, 03:17 PM||#2|
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica
Fantastic pictures, thanks for sharing ! I have never been to South America, I wish I could ride in the Atacama desert some time...
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|07-01-2012, 10:18 AM||#3|
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Manchester (ish), England
That looks like a great trip. It's a place I'd love to visit, especially by bike.
|07-02-2012, 11:28 AM||#4|
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Sprague River, OR & Salome, AZ
Thanks for the report. Great photos. We riders are very lucky. We get to meet great people all over the world. Atacama reputation = awesome.
|07-02-2012, 09:15 PM||#8|
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Mexicali, Baja Cfa., Mexico, Calexico,CA. US
Gracias por compartir tus imagenes.
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|07-03-2012, 03:06 AM||#9|
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Western Piedmont, NC
Wow! Beautiful landscapes you have there. Thanks for posting.
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|07-03-2012, 09:32 AM||#10|
just passin' through
Joined: May 2005
Location: Tumalo, Oregon
Wow - very nice photos, fantastic scenery
Wait till you see what's next!
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