487 mi. / 784 km21 days
Ruta de Los Seis Miles, Norte
20 Oct 9 Taneli Roininen Latin America
Ruta de Los Seis Miles, Norte, is a 784km, 21-day high altitude desert traverse across the Central Andean Dry Puna in Chile and Argentina. As is evident from its difficulty rating, this is a ride that promises amongst the most physically and mentally demanding high altitude touring in the Andes. Thankfully, this is balanced by dream-like sceneries of colorful mountains, salt fields, lava flows, flamingo-filled lakes and some of the highest volcanos in the world, far away from the human civilization. Together with its little brother the Ruta de Los Seis Miles, Sur, it forms a 1313km, 33 day Puna crossing.