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Old 12-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #196
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Hostel in Santiago

We are staying at El Castillo in barrio Bella Vista. Quite pleasant for a hostel, room for bike, and not too pricey with breakfast and wifi included (about $17US).

Google it for directions. There is another moto-traveler here as well.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:06 PM   #197
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Jep, but, what did you do with your camera? I didn't remeber that the numberplate was so. . . . out of line, Kevin.

Tomorrow we want to reach Atica and maybe passed the Chile/Peru Border. Today, on our way back from San Pedro de Atacama, we saw a 12er ADVenture Rider. . .

Have a good time!
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:30 PM   #198
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Jep, but, what did you do with your camera? I didn't remeber that the numberplate was so. . . . out of line, Kevin.

Tomorrow we want to reach Atica and maybe passed the Chile/Peru Border. Today, on our way back from San Pedro de Atacama, we saw a 12er ADVenture Rider. . .

Have a good time!
And you! Yes, your plate is out of alignment
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:44 PM   #199
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We are staying at El Castillo in barrio Bella Vista. Quite pleasant for a hostel, room for bike, and not too pricey with breakfast and wifi included (about $17US).

Google it for directions. There is another moto-traveler here as well.
Thanks, I think I found it (S33 25.861 W70 38.523). See there tomorrow.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #200
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I. . .

Since you guys were staying at a MUCH nicer place than I was, I'm sure we're traveling on different budgets.

Kevin
Of course, Kevin. You are the adventure, we are only the tourists, packed a travel in the vacation of one year. Searching in the evening for a nice bar. "What? No french fries to the steak?"


And rearly, I like to see the pictureshows and read the books of adventure travellers. The TouraTech-West dealer have a very good program like this in th wintertime.


When I show my pictures to the friends of mine, they look them like a flip-book. So I stop doing this. I like to travel, but I'm glad to get a lot information by better informed travelers.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:43 PM   #201
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We are looking to take the ferry from Hornopiren. The ferry leaves at 1030. Does anyone know of lodging in or close to Hornopiren?
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:15 AM   #202
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There is a couple of places including cabanas. We stayed at a hotel in the main shopping street on the corner with off street parking. We just rolled up and they had plenty of rooms. It's the one where all the workers with their utes stay. Not expensive and breakfast and WiFi included. The name eludes me at this time...
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:54 PM   #203
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Riding in Chile

Hi Everyone,

I am planning on riding in Chile in March... I am from Canada and I would like some tips, suggestions and possible warnings about riding in Chile.

Also if any of you can suggest a good place to rent an adventure bike.

I have been to Chile before. I loved your country and I am planing to go back with my wife for an adventure on 2-wheels.

Our plan is to fly into Santiago and then head north... visit the desert and surrounding areas.

Thanks.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #204
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:15 AM   #205
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Hi Everyone,

I am planning on riding in Chile in March... I am from Canada and I would like some tips, suggestions and possible warnings about riding in Chile.

Also if any of you can suggest a good place to rent an adventure bike.

I have been to Chile before. I loved your country and I am planing to go back with my wife for an adventure on 2-wheels.

Our plan is to fly into Santiago and then head north... visit the desert and surrounding areas.

Thanks.
Go to www.motoaventura.cl good place to rent a Bike. They also can help you out with other stuff. I live in Ovalle (IV Region North of Chile), so if I can help you in any way, let me know.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #206
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Go to www.motoaventura.cl good place to rent a Bike. They also can help you out with other stuff. I live in Ovalle (IV Region North of Chile), so if I can help you in any way, let me know.
Thanks everyone so far... I am still researching
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #207
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Soy Marcos, de Tucuman, Argentina.
Con un amigo estamos organizando (KTM Adv y Honda Transalp) ir a Chile el 9 o 10 de Marzo por el Paso de San Francisco hasta Copiapo, luego hacia La Serena (donde estaremos 2 dias) para volver a la Argentina por el Paso de Aguas Negras.
Si alguien sabe de lugares que debemos conocer, asi como rutas divertidas para ir de Copiapo a La Serena o buenos alojamientos, se les agradeceria muchisimo.
Desde ya muchas gracias

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I'm Marcos, de Tucuman, Argentina.
With a friend are organizing (Adv KTM and Honda Transalp) go to Chile on 9 or 10 March at Paso de San Francisco to Copiapo, then La Serena (where we'll be 2 days) to return to Argentina through Paso de Aguas Negras.
If anyone knows of places that we should know as well as fun route to go from Copiapo to La Serena or good accommodations, they appreciate it.
From already thank graciasrecomiendo which in turn strongly
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #208
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WANTED: South America Locals for Beds, Beers, and Strange Conversation!

hola!

i'm about to start a 4-month trip through chile, argentina, uruguay, brazil, peru, bolivia, ecuador, and columbia on my triumph tiger 800xc. i'm looking for local south american ADV'ers who are interested in hosting me for a night, showing me around your city/town, or giving advice about good roads or points of interest. i like food, beer/wine, and strange conversation (whatever that means to you).

estoy a punto de empezar un viaje de cuatro meses a través del chile, de la argentina, de uruguay, del brasil, de perú, de bolivia, de ecuador, y de colombia en me triumph tiger 800xc. estoy buscando a ADV'ers suramericano local que está interesado en el recibimiento de mí por una noche, mostrarme alrededor de su ciudad/pueblo, o el donante de consejo sobre los buenos caminos o puntas del interés. me gusto de la comida, de la cerveza/vino, y de la conversación extraña (lo que ese significa a usted).

here is my trip preparation blog, which will become my ride report:
www.porkandcorn.com

here's my approximate schedule for the first 2 months (aquí está mi horario aproximado para las primeras 2 meses):

part - santiago, chile to cordoba, argentina (6 weeks):
jan 06-10: santiago, chile
jan 10: santiago to playa renaca
jan 10-13: playa renaca/vina del mar
jan 14-15: valparaiso
jan 15: valparaiso to mendoza, argentina
jan 16: mendoza to laboulaye
jan 17: laboulaye to buenos aires
jan 17-23: buenos aires
jan 24: (ferry) buenos aires to montevideo, uruguay
jan 24-25: montevideo
jan 25-27: punta del este
jan 28: punta del este to chuy, brazil
jan 29: chuy to porto alegre
jan 29-31: porto alegre
feb 01: porto alegre to sao jose dos ausentes
feb 02: sao jose dos ausentes to florianopolis
feb 02-12: florianopolis/balneario camburio (carnival!)
feb 13: florianopolis to passo fundo
feb 14: passo fundo to uruguaiana
feb 15: uruguaiana to parana/santa fe, argentina
feb 16: parana/santa fe to cordoba
feb 17-18: cordoba, argentina

part 2 - cordoba, argentina to santa cruz, bolivia (2 weeks):
feb 19: cordoba to aimogasta, argentina
feb 20: aimogasta to paso san francisco
feb 21: paso san francisco to bahía inglesa, chile
feb 22-23: bahía inglesa, chile
feb 24: bahía inglesa, chile to pan de azuacar national park
feb 25: pan de azuacar national park to antofagasta
feb 26: antofagasta, chile to san pedro de atacama
feb 26-27: san pedro de atacama
feb 28: san pedro de atacamo to…...

thanks!!!!

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Old 12-30-2012, 12:49 PM   #209
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Atacama to Jujuy via Paso de Jama, or Atacama to Arica???

need some more specific info about which of these 2 possible routes to take if anyone could provide some input. if i have it all wrong and need to do something else, let me know!

OPTION 1: paso san francisco - bahia englesa - antofagasta - atacama desert - san salvador de jujuy via paso de jama to villazon - uyuni - potosi - sucre - santa cruz, bolivia

OPTION 2: paso san francisco - bahia englesa - antofagasta - atacama desert - iquique - arica - lauca national park - oruru - uyuni - sucre - santa cruz, bolivia

google map of options 2: http://goo.gl/maps/z46Oc

thanks. fritz.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:21 PM   #210
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need some more specific info about which of these 2 possible routes to take if anyone could provide some input. if i have it all wrong and need to do something else, let me know!

OPTION 1: paso san francisco - bahia englesa - antofagasta - atacama desert - san salvador de jujuy via paso de jama to villazon - uyuni - potosi - sucre - santa cruz, bolivia

OPTION 2: paso san francisco - bahia englesa - antofagasta - atacama desert - iquique - arica - lauca national park - oruru - uyuni - sucre - santa cruz, bolivia

google map of options 2: http://goo.gl/maps/z46Oc

thanks. fritz.
From the Atacama desert, you want to go back to Calama and head for Oilague. Most of it is gravel, bad gravel, to the border. Once inside Bolivia, it's much better gravel to Uyuni. You can go south and take the San Pedro crossing as well, directly from Atacama to Uyuni, but it requires a lot of off-road skills. Check my gdb file for Bolivia for more info. http://www.nohorizons.net/2012/countries.html
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