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Chile 1 - Ruta Parques Nacionales

  
Chile
May 4, 2014

Our first leg through northern Chile.

Cycling from Peru Bine and Bine go straight to Arica. After surviving a heavy earthquake we are setting of for adventure. Travelling north and climbing more than 4.000 meter in altitude in "one go" - reaching then fascinating sceneries!

Parque Nacional Lauca - wit great and high volcanos and Lago Chungará.  Reserva Nacional Las Vicuñas inclusive Monumente Nacional Salar de Surire afterwards.

Then cycling Parque Nacional Volcán Isluga, reaching finally the border town Colchane.

A great bicycle journey!

Total number of pictures: 50

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  • Uli just about to enter Chile (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, March 2014)

  • The first night in Chile - just 2 km from the border station (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, March 2014)

  • Entering the town of Arica (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, March 2014)

  • The day after the biggest earthquake since 130 years (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • The day after the biggest earthquake since 130 years (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Easy climbing along the first 40km - Valle de Lluta (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Bine climbing more than 4.000 meters in 3 days (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Cactus Candelabro (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Our second camp along the climb up to the Andes (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Canyon before Putre (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Our food for the next 10 days (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Heeeaaaavy loaded bicycle before setting off from Putre (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • The first kilometers behind Putre (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Uli has to push this bicycle at the steep sections (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Take care of Vicuñas crossing! (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • "Reached the top" - fantastic scenery (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • The first, very cold night at 4.300 meter -Volcán Parinacota in the backdrop (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Broken drinking bottle - in the morning we had -6 degrees celcius inside the tent (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Bine&Uli in good mood and ready to cycle (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Lamas near Lago Chungará (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Bine warms up with great coffee and 4 (!) fried eggs (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Volcán Parinacota (6.342 m) (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Our camp at the park rangers at Lago Chungará (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Lago Chungará (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Volcán Parinacota and Lago Chungará (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Trucks from Bolivia waiting for entering into Chile - Chungará (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Bine chasing some Vicuñas (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Warm the feet at the lovely Termas Chirigualla (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • The smoking Volcán Guallatiri (6.063 m) (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Lovely evening scenery at Termas Chirigualla (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Cycling along the gravel roads of northern Chile (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Cycling along the gravel roads of northern Chile (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Cycling along the gravel roads of northern Chile (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • We are privileged to see the rare and reserved Ñandús (Suris) (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • The first view at Salar de Surire (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Uli cycling along Salar de Surire (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Early morning view out of the tent during making water for the coffee (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • At Salar de Surire (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Uli bathing in the beautiful Termas Polloquere (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Flamencos Chilenos (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Beautiful sunset at Termas Polloquere(XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Termas Polloquere (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • Termas Polloquere (XV. Región - Arica y Parinacota, Chile, April 2014)

  • For a few kilometers we are cycling in Bolivia (I. Región - Terapacá, Chile, April 2014)

  • Vizcachas - the famous rabbit in the highlands (I. Región - Terapacá, Chile, April 2014)

  • On the way to Enquelga (I. Región - Terapacá, Chile, April 2014)

  • Bine on the way to Enquelga (I. Región - Terapacá, Chile, April 2014)

  • Deep sand - on the way to Enquelga (I. Región - Terapacá, Chile, April 2014)

  • The feared washboard road (I. Región - Terapacá, Chile, April 2014)

  • Nice small church along the way to Enquelga (I. Región - Terapacá, Chile, April 2014)

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