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.