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Old 24 Jun 2006
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Route to BA

What advice would you give on going south in Chile and going thru Calama, Salta and Resistencia then to the "falls" or south to BA.
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What? How far south in Chile? What time of year? Do you mean you will do either the falls or BA and wonder which is "better?" I'm assuming you're still in the States and planning a trip? As far as advice- ride safe and have fun! D.
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clumbsy question

It seems many travelers choose to head east to Iquascu Falls by way of Bolivia. Some then head south to BA. I was wonder if the route that by passes Bolivia and goes from Chile to Salta is a good one. I really was wondering about the highway / mountain passes etc.

The confusion I created was mentioning the "falls" and BA. Although once in Resistencia you surely could choose either one. Time of year early to mid December. (Calama is north of Antofagasto)

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Paso Sico / Jama

Passes, or by-passes, Bolivia ?
The route San Pedro de Atacama to Salta via Paso Seco we found very hard two up, much much loose gravel and sand....plus a volcano has erupted nearby - possiblyclosing it at mo' ? The Jama pass is considerably easier. there is a brige out south of Salta due to floods few months ago, but shouldn't effect routes.
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paved route?

Are there any paved routes from Chile to Iquacu Falls (by passing Bolivia)?
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Paso De Jama is paved both sides & the easiest.

In Argentina you've got incredibly long boring stretches of straight roads to BsAs & RN12 or RN14 goes up to Iguacu Falls (be careful with the corrupt cops there).

Dont miss out on Bolivia, its an amazing place with some great scenery.
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RN14 which connects Argentina's NorthEast (i.e.: the falls) to Buenos Aires is permanently full of trucks and long distance buses. It is known as the "Mercosur route" because it links Buenos Aires to Brazil. Watch out for traffic and try to find out which are the "rush hours" to avoid them. If you do your research you can probably use minor routes and avoid the 18-wheeled beasts. I would definitely avoid RN14 by night.

When entering Buenos Aires from the north, try to avoid the 7 am - 9 am rush and you should be OK. The Panamericana highway is usually jammed during those hours with "suburbanites" heading to work downtown.

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Paso de Jama is paved in the chilean side only, in the other side is not paved, but it has a good shape until Susques town and beyond. As i Know.

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Paso de Jama is paved

Hy there,

i´m sorry bikepilot - Pasa de Jama is definitely paved all the way from San Pedro de Atacama until Salta......

Just did it a month ago....

BTW. The higest elevation you´ll get on that pass will be around 4.815 m ;-) .... paved.....


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