Bikepacking Ruta de los Seis Miles and The Road to Rodeo
This rereleased feature-length video follows our friend Iohan Gueorguiev on the Ruta de los Seis Miles in Argentina as he closes the gap on his massive, four-year journey from Alaska to Patagonia. Watch the video here, along with an incredible gallery from the trip…
Episodes 29 and 30 of See the World—a series following our friend Iohan Gueorguiev from Alaska to Argentina—document a 45+ day ride in northern Argentina. Starting in San Pedro de Atacama and finishing in Rodeo, Argentina, Iohan rides the Ruta de los Seis Miles before turning off to explore the Corona del Inca crater and an unknown, roadless valley covered with Vicuna bones. The entire route is above 4,000 meters, except for the one valley and the only resupply town on the way: Fiambala. We missed these videos when they were first published in 2019, but Iohan just tweaked them to fix issues with the sound and audio and rereleased them. The released edition combines both episodes for a more complete overview of the puna, running for almost two hours. Watch the video below, then scroll down for an excellent gallery from the trip and learn more about the route.
“I thought it would only take maybe 6 months to a year to get to Argentina… but I’m still going.”
Ruta de Los Seis Miles is a 1,310km, month-long, high altitude desert traverse across the Central Andean Dry Puna in Chile and Argentina. This route promises the most physically and mentally demanding high altitude touring in the Andes. Thankfully, it’s balanced with dream-like mountain scenery with salt fields, lava flows, flamingo-filled lakes, and some of the highest volcanos in the world, far away from the civilization. There are two parts to the route, the Ruta de Los Seis Miles, Norte and Sur.
Also, be sure to check out a complimentary video made by Sylvain St-Denis, Iohan’s riding partner on part of this trip.
About Iohan Gueorguiev
Iohan was raised in Bulgaria moved to Ontario, Canada when he was 15 years old. When he was 26 he got a chance to see the Rocky Mountains for the first time, and that’s when everything changed. Now he’s been on a bike for several years exploring the world and adding to his now massive video series. Follow Iohan on Instagram @iohangue or his website at bikewanderer.com.