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Forgot to add it is not paved all the way . Salta to San Antonio ( or whatever the name of the last Argentine town is ) is partly paved and the Chilean side is unpaved approx 25kms south of San Pedro .
Get the Turistel North book - has very good and up to date maps at the back .
you are right.
I also ended up doing the southerly route the Sico pass. It was very long and, as I left from Calama, I ran out of time and ended up in my tent at 4200 meters and -9 degrees celcius. lovely. I should have stopped at the Argentinian frontier or at the little town I passed....
The road from SAC to Salta varies as you said between firmish sand, perfect ashphalt, a great dirt road and an ordinary ashphalt road. Before SAC the road was bearable on the Argentinian side but rutted with corragations on the Chile side. Sand too.
The Argentinain Sica Pass border people said they see just 1 or 2 vehicles a day. (and there were 10 of them living there!)
It was about 230 miles between gas stations. (San Pedro - SAC)
The road is spectacular. Just make sure that you take plenty of water, food and gasoline and be prepared to camp out in very cold conditions if things go wrong.
The Gama pass in the North (from San Pedro turn left up the hill) is the road that almost all transport takes. A much better road by all accounts....
As it happens, I am in Iquique, and the couple I am with tried to buy new tires here, for a BMW R80 GS and a Suzuki 650, and had no luck. They are now looking for a second day, but we're pretty sure they'll have to limp along to Antofagasta (450 km south), where the Chileans we've talked to said there probably will be some. They had particular difficulty with the rear tires - no 130/80s here at all and nothing in the size of the rear for the Suzuki (don't know the measurements but it is a 17 inch wheel.)
They said that there were some front tires, but they are total road tires.
swing by sergio cortez. you can find his iquique address in the footprint handbook. he has a swiss wife, speaks english/german, rides a gs, is a great bloke and might be able to point you in the right direction for tyres. if you do, give him my regards. he helped me a lot with my shock.
you can get tyres in iquique. i got a new front and a hardly used back, but went to a back street mechanic, who disappeared and returned an hour later... i didn't ask where they came from. they were cheap! sergio will know how to find the backstreet guy.
my bike had 90-90-21 and 130-80-17
in san pedro de atacama,
swing by the tyre wallah nearest the chile borderpost. the chap might still have a couple of used tyres (possibly better than what you have... the front still had a fair few km in it, the back was a washed out knobblie, but still, better than walking!). i left them with him when i put new rubber on when heading north through bolivia in mid 2001. i asked him to give them away or sell them very cheaply.
We are in Iquique now trying to sell our Super Tenere.
If anyone else is around it would be good to catch up. We will be here for about a week-
We are staying at Hostal Beach
Vivar 1707 PH: 429653
Catch ya soon,
Patrick and Belinda Peck
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