Atacama Desert Bikepacking

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After the first bikepacking group experience in Patagonia we decide to return in Chile and to cross the Atacama Desert. This is a very special place for us, here in 2001 was born the idea of what we are today as a bike travel agency.

Chile with its geographic diversity, gives us a good opportunity to visit places like Los Andes, Atacama Desert, the altiplane’s lakesand also ancient cultures like Atacamaña, Aymaras or the Mapuches.

The Atacama Desert is the driest in the world, being protected from humidity on both sides by big mountain ranges, as the Andes along the interior and the Coastal Range towards the Pacific Ocean.

Hundreds of years ago, ancestor’s caravans went through the Atacama desert, looking for new lands to explore.

Now it’s our turn.

We will travel through this territory with our bikes to enjoy the beauty of its geologic creations and natural phenomenon. We will ride about 900 km starting at the sea level and gradually reaching 4000 mt to get a final altitude of 4.500.

We will gain altitude progressively to allow ourselves a perfect acclimatization. We will camp in the middle of nowhere or in the small villages that we will find along the way.

Atacama Desert Bikepacking
15 days 13.000 mt
900 km Hard
€ 1.490
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Your Head Tour Guide

Willy Mulonia

We have over 15 Years
of experience

excellent care
and service

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Travel Stages

October 27, 2018
Arrival in Antofagasta, Chile must be within 2.00 pm. We will organize your hotel/airport transfer. Bike need to be set up. In the late afternoon we will have a briefing to introduce the staff and all the participants.

October 28 to November 9, 2018:  Antofagasta – San Pedro de Atacama
12 days of biking, from east to weat, from the sea level to the plateau to reach our final destination: San Pedro de Atacama.
The route we have designed will start from the Pacific Ocean, we will ride along some old mining railways, cross the Floamencos National Park, stay in some small villages like Toconao, Peine and Socaire, visit the amazinng Minique and Miscanti lagoon, located over 4.000 mt of altitude.We will ride 70/80 km each day, on asphalt and usually well mainteined unpaved road. We will also face small section of sandy tracks.

November 10, 2018
In the morning airport transfer. End of services.

Atacama Desert Bikepacking
Atacama Desert Bikepacking
Atacama Desert Bikepacking
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About your guide

Willy Mulonia, expert lonely traveler and cyclist for more than 30 years.
He made several solo expeditions, but the most important is without a doubt the 28,640 bike trip from Ushuaia (Patagonia) to Prudhoe Bay (Alaska).
He raced in the Crocodile Trophy (Australia) in ’98 and the famous IditaBike (Alaska) in 1999, 2000 & 2018, as well as many other mountain bike stage races all over the world.
In 2003 he founded the bike travel agency Progetto Avventura, now renamed Projecting Adventure Cyclism.
In 2010, with the help of all the team of PA-Cyclism he created the Mongolia Bike Challenge, one of the most important MTB stage race in the world.
Today you can find him guiding most the tour offered by Projecting Adventure Cyclism.

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