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It is sometimes hard to find specific information about a certain area. Is it possible to cross it by bike? Is there a road, or at least a path? It is good to know more about it, because it can make a big difference in planning the global route. We collect here information we obtained by experiencing it ourselves and of which we think it might be useful for other cyclists.

If anyone thinks the information is wrong, old, or can be improved, please mail us and we will add your comments to this page.

 

O'Higgens to Chaltén

Do you want:
The wilderness of the southern part of the Carretera Austral?
Walking with your bike for hours?
Being seasick on Lake O´Higgens?

Then this is for you !!!!

Border crossing between El Chaltén (Argentina) and Villa O´Higgins (Chile)
Map and info

 

Do you want:
Pushing you bike up the Altiplano?
Laying with altitude sickness in the middle of nothing?
Waving to touring cars, flamingoes, lamas, and vizcachas?
Very cold nights and bubbling mud pulls?

Then this is for you !!!

Border crossing between San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) and San Augustín (Bolivia)
Map and info

 

Do you want:
Being lost on an immense white plain and shooting film after film?
Sleeping behind a window with a view on salt?
Very very cold nights?
Cycling for hours without coming anywhere?

Then this is for you !!!

From San Augustin to Uyuni (Bolivia) via Salar de Tunupa (Salar de Uyuni)
Map and info

Do you want:
Cycling a secret smuggler path?
Count sand grains by a Salar?
Know the different colours of quinoa?
Talk with Aymara-people about its traditional live?

Then this is for you !!!

From Isla Incahuas to Colchane (connecting off the map).
Map and info from Pedalo.mirkosoft.com

Do you want:
Almost every night a thermal bath?
Being bored of vicuñas?
Terrorist by vizcachas during the night?
Being cooked in a Salar?

Then this is for you !!!

From Colchane to Chungara via National Park Isluga, Las Vicuñas, Salar the Surire, Lauca.
Map and info

 

Do you want:
Going down the most dangerous road in the world?
Finding gold in the tradional way?
Fruit untill you are too healthy and push your bike with pleasure?
Snowstorms and laying in a swimming pool at the same day?

Then this is for you !!!

From La Paz to Huarina via Coroico, Mapiri and Sorata
Map and info

 

Do you want:
Downhilling to the jungle?
Waiting days for a small canoe?
Piranhas, monkeys and tarantulas?
Passing landslides while all the cars are waiting?

Then this is for you !!!

From Cusco to Puerto Maldonado via Shintuya and back to Cusco via Quincemil.
Map and info

 

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