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Old 26 Nov 2009
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Atacama Desert (From San Pedro to Sico)

Six riders from Antofagasta, Chile (Atacama desert) to the border with Argentine at Paso Sico (4,500 m above sea level) (15,000 feet).
Two nights staying at San Pedro de Atacama, good hotels & good food.
Total days: 3
Total ridden distance: 1,400 Km (30% Tarmac, 70% Gravel)
Places visited: San Pedro, Salar de Atacama, Toconao, Socaire, Peine, Sico

Excellent trip, safe and nice places, nice views of the Atacama Desert (Dakar 2010).

Here goes some pictures.
Regards from Chile


Salar de Aguas Calientes


Paso Sico, Chile & Argentine border

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292 Kms to Salta (Argentine)


Near Chilean customs and border police



Old church at San Pedro



On the road to Toconao
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Near the village of Socaire


The Miscanti lagoon


Miscanti


Salar de Aguas Calientes


Paso Sico


Tourists going down to the Miscanti lagoon



Salar de Aguas Calientes


On the road down to the village of Toconao
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Beautiful scenery. Might have to rethink my original plan of only around Mexico and C America.
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Beautiful scenery. Might have to rethink my original plan of only around Mexico and C America.
You might.
North of Chile, the Atacama Desert, is one of the best places to know riding your bike.
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Yep that area around the Andes and San Pedro is the one I think of most since returning
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