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    RIDEMountain Bike Routes

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    01Half Day. 2 hours.

    10 km.

    Easy.

    2.460 meters.

    Binoculars, f irst-aid kittool kit, gloves, helmet, Giant Bicycles, Satellitphone, Radio communication and guidetrained in first aid in remote areas (WildernesFirst Responder) NOLS.

    7 km.

    Descent of 40 meters

    Southeast San Pedrode Atacama

    9:30-13:00 Hrs.

    9:30-13:00 Hrs.

    Ayllu de Quitorand San Pedro de Atacam

    Departure from Alto Atacama, biking across the beautiful Valley of Catarpe

    appreciating local crops. Visit the village of San Pedro de Atacama.

    We continue along the Ayllu de Quitor until reaching Alto Atacama.01Map

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    02 Catarpe ValleyDeparting from Alto Atacama we pedal 500 meters to the Pukara of Quitor,where we cross the San Pedro River to enter the valley of Catarpe, eventuallyreaching the church that is located 7 kms away from the Lodge.

    9:30-13:00 Hrs.

    9:30-13:00 Hrs.

    Half Day 3 hours.

    Easy.

    15 km.

    2.460 meters.

    Binoculars, kit, tool kitgloves, helmet,, Giant Bicycles, Satellite phoneRadio communication and guides trained in firsaid in remote areas (Wilderness First Responde

    NOLS.

    Ascent of 60 meters.

    Northwest of SanPedro de Atacama.

    Map

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    03

    Laguna CejarDeparture from Alto Atacama through the Ayllu of Quitor, passing the Ayllu de Conde Duq

    continuing along Yaye and Solcor until the Ayllu de Solor, we continue to Ayllu of Pocon

    taking the dirt road detour to get to Laguna Cejar (1 hour approx.) and return to Alto Ataca

    The characteristic of this lake is that one floats as in the Dead Sea, for the large amoun

    salt content in its water (400 grams of salt per 1 liter of water).

    Map Half day (3 hrs. maximum by bMedium.

    21.6 km.2.410 meters above sea leve

    None.

    Binoculars, first-aid kit, too

    gloves, helmet, Giant Bicycles, Satellite phone, R

    communication and guides trained in first aid in rem

    areas (Wilderness First Responder) NOLS.

    Remark: Tickets, list of hikers, guide,

    driver.

    : From Alto Atacama San Pedr

    Atacama to 3 km. From San Pedro de Atacama to Pocon

    crossing 7km. From Poconche to the junction (red

    Laguna Cejar) 2km. Signboard to Algarrobo about 5km.

    from Algarrobo until you reach Laguna Cejar: 4 km app

    Descent of 60 meters.

    Southeast of San Pedro de

    Atacama.

    9:00-13:00 Hrs.

    9:00-13:00 Hrs.

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    04Paso del IncaWe leave from Alto Atacama to the Catarpe Valley. We take the detour to the old tun

    where we ascend to reach the base of the ledges. Here we begin a descent that wil l tak

    to the Piedra de Coca, Stone of Coca, a second stop of interest. We continue our descen

    the Llano de Paciencia, Plains of Patience, where we connect with the road that leads

    back to San Pedro de Atacama by the Mars Valley route. We return to the Lodge byinternal road of the Ayllu de Quitor.

    Map3 hours.

    Hard.

    2.600 meters above sea le

    Yes, two nights in San Ped

    Binoculars, kit, tool kit, glo

    helmet, Giant Bicycles, Satellite phone, Ra

    communication and guides trained in first aid in rem

    areas (Wilderness First Responder) NOLS.

    29 km.

    Ascent and descend of no m

    than 200 mts.

    Most of the time is by dirt

    with calamine presence for water runoffs. The last stre

    is paved before entering the Valley of Mars.

    8:30-13:00 Hrs.

    8:30-13:00 Hrs.

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    05 We leave the Lodge pedaling at an altitude of 2470 m south-east, for about 500 meters thturn left and cross the San Pedro River, and so continue uphill along the valley of Quitwhere we can observe along the riverbed foxtails, brea, Algarrobo and chaares, amoothers.

    At approximately km. 6 this fork takes us to the old road between San Pedro-Calama, facia steep slope of about 2 and a half km until arriving at the old tunnel of this road which datback to 1930. Inside is a rockslide that does not allow vehicular traffic for total trip safetAfter crossing the tunnel and a deserved rest and hydrat ion, we start our descent by tracfrom water runoff created by the gentle slope of the western wall of the Cordillera de la Sfacing the Llano de Paciencia, until reaching the " Piedra de la Coca "(the old route shepherds in which you can see a large rock, and that in its cracks and hollows can be sesmall balls of chewed coca leaves and thrown into the rock). Continue riding south to texisting road junction with Calama-San Pedro.From here the route is the same as the Stone of Coca excursion with the difference thinstead of taking the road to San Pedro (left), we cross the road across the Llano de Paciencto reach the west entrance of the Valley of the Moon, back across the Cordillera de la S

    in an easterly direction through the Tres Maras (rock formations sculpted by wind anamed by Father Gustavo Le Paige), the central crater of the Valley Luna and the big dunThen continue pedaling the path of vichufita (compacted salt and minerals) to tinternational road and reach Saint Peter's after 38 grueling kilomete

    Desert Valleys

    4 - 5 hours.

    Medium-difficult.

    2.470 - 2.750 meters abovlevel..

    2 days in San Pedro.

    Binoculars, kit, tool kit, glo

    helmet,, Giant Bicycles, Satellite phone, Ra

    communication and guides trained in first aid in rem

    areas (Wilderness First Responder) NOLS.

    43 km. Full Circuit.

    Ascend and descend of no

    more than 200 mts.

    (points of interest in the route):

    Alto Atacama: 2.470 m. and the old tunnel l inking Cal

    to San Pedro: 2.750 meters above sea level.

    Circuit at 360 around th

    lodge.

    Map 8:30-13:00 Hrs.8:30-13:00 Hrs.

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    0606

    DEVIL S SLOPEDescent

    Map4 hours with stops.

    Difficult (experts only).

    Between 2.470 and 3.800 m

    Binoculars, first-aid kit, too

    gloves, helmet,, Giant Bicycles, Satellite phone, Ra

    communication and guides trained in first aid in rem

    areas (Wilderness First Responder) NOLS.

    (to travel between different stations): FLodge to the base of the volcano Sairecabur 44 km. Th

    are the same 44 km. you pedal back with the support

    always behind us.

    1.500 m. Descent.

    Northeast of San Pedro de

    Atacama, in the route to th

    Tatio Geysers

    Early departure from Alto Atacama, with the bikes loaded on the van, hydrating constanuntil the base of the Sairecabur volcano where we find an old sulfur mine base. There w

    start with preparations including a last check of our Giant bicycles, tire pressure, brak

    etc., for the descent down the Devils Slope and the Puritana hot spring

    8:00-14:00 Hrs.

    8:00-14:00 Hrs.

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    07DEVIL' S THROAT

    Map3 hours.

    Easy.

    2.500 meters.

    None.

    Binoculars, first-aid kit, too

    gloves, helmet, bike GIANT, Satellite phone, Ra

    communication and guides trained in first aid in rem

    areas (Wilderness First Responder) NOLS.

    18 km.

    100 meter ascent.

    North.

    Dirt road and then a canyo

    sand and past traces of the

    mountain range.

    The route starts from Alto Atacama, after a brief explanation from the guides, heading

    the Pucara of Quitor, before crossing the San Pedro River and entering the Catarpe Val

    crossing the same river several t imes until km 4 where we turn right into the Devils Thro

    a canyon in the Salt Mountains, with beautiful formations of salt, clay and chalk, to t

    church of Catarpe where we rest for a few minutes. Returning via the same road to tLodge.

    9:30-13:00 Hrs.

    9:30-13:00 Hrs.

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    08

    Desert LakesThis beautiful and challenging ride also begins at Alto Atacama, and takes the same pato the Laguna Cejar, After a dip in the Laguna, we take our mountain bikes again and hesouth by a path of almost only salt until the Salar, where we will find two lakes in the mid

    of the Salar, where we can also freshen up under the grueling desert sun. In this place, put together a picnic of sandwiches, drinks, juices and some cold beAfter a brief rest, we take our bikes again and head to the final destination of this tour, LaTebinquiche. We return to the Lodge via the same route but with a completely differperspective.

    Map6 -8 hours.

    Difficult.

    2.300 meters.

    At least one day in San

    Pedro de Atacama.

    Binoculars, f irst-aid kit,

    kit, gloves, helmet,, Giant Bicycles, Satellite phone, Ra

    communication and guides trained in first aid in rem

    areas (Wilderness First Responder) NOLS.

    65 kms. approx.

    Descent of 70 meters.

    The terrain is dirt road w

    calamine, very fine san

    and dust.

    Location: South of San Pedro de

    Atacama.

    9:00-16:00 Hrs.

    9:00-16:00 Hrs.

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    3 - 4 hours.

    Easy

    2.400 meters.

    No.

    Binoculars, f irst-aid kit, tool

    kit, gloves, helmet, Giant Bicycles, Satellite phone, Radio

    communication and guides trained in first aid in remote

    areas (Wilderness First Responder) NOLS.

    15 km. approx.

    Ascent of 120 meters.

    The terrain is dirt road to

    the detour of the Cordillera de Sal, and thereafter the road

    becomes more technical, with sand and gypsum and salt

    crusts.

    Southwest.

    Valle de Marte

    Map

    The route starts from Alto Atacama road to the village in south-east direction. After 2

    we take a detour by a very narrow alley of chaares and adobe walls, until the C-23 (Calam

    San Pedro) to the sign that says Cordillera de la Sal, and from that point we are onl

    kilometers away of the large dune of the Valle de Marte.

    Return to the Lodge via the same route.

    9:00-12:30 Hrs.9:00-12:30 Hrs.

    09 Mars Valley

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    BEGINNERS (83 Kms.)

    DAY 1AM. Ayllu Quitor and San Pedro de Atacama.PM. Katarpe Valley.

    DAY 2AM. Laguna Cejar.PM. Evening Free (Maybe Salar de Atacama or Moon Valley by Van)

    DAY 3AM. Cultural Mountain bike.PM. Garganta del Diablo.

    INTERMEDIATE (94 Kms.)

    DAY 1AM. Valle de Marte.PM. Garganta del Diablo.

    DAY 2AM. Paso de Inca.PM. Evening Free (Maybe Salar de Atacama or Moon Valley by Van)

    DAY 3AM. Laguna Cejar.PM. Ayllu Quitor and San Pedro de Atacama.

    EXPERTS (190 Kms)

    DAY 1AM. Garganta del Diablo.PM. Mars Valley with sunset in the Mirador of Kari.

    DAY 2FULL Desert Lakes (Lunch at Ojos del Salar).

    DAY 3AM. Desert Valley (Valle de la Luna).PM. Free (Salar de Atacama) - (Aperitif).

    DAY 4AM. Descent "Devils Slope".

    RECOMMENDATIONS AND ADVICEPedaling in the Atacama desert can become very dangerous if proper precautions are not taken, such as a great hydrat iothe day before, during and after a day of mountain biking. It may be only water, as well as sports drinks that work very weAlso a good and balanced diet consisting of plenty of carbohydrates and fats, before exercise, and then proteins afterwarto recover tissues and muscles.Some technical tips to those for whom mountain biking is more than sport, bring your own bike, or nothing more than yoshoes with bindings, saddle, helmet and gloves, so that the ride will be even more gratifying

    Mountain Bike PROGRAMS

    PROGRAM PRICEThe prices are the same as the All Inclusive prices listed in www.altoatacama.com

    per day, per person.

    (Minimum 2 passengers)


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