Chile is here !!

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  • 11-21-2012
    Helmetless
    These trails are awesome. Count me in, I'll be there when I have a time ;)

    Cheers
  • 11-21-2012
    jpvm
    Sure man, we'll be waiting 4 ya !!!
  • 12-03-2012
    bikerider2
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    I haven't ridden in Santiago, but those look like some cool trails. I did ride in Torres Del Paine in January and it was awesome. We rented bikes from our guide. He's exploring some other trails in the park and surrounding areas, so who knows, may have to go back down there in a few years.
  • 12-03-2012
    jpvm
    Torres del Paine Natl Park is awsome , to ride to hike to camp , thanks a lot for the pictures !!!!

    PS : Sad to see the results of a massive wildfire of 2 years ago , it was started by a jewish tourist backpacker .... :mad:
  • 12-03-2012
    jpvm
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    jpvm
  • 12-04-2012
    bikerider2
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    Torres del Paine Natl Park is awsome , to ride to hike to camp , thanks a lot for the pictures !!!!

    PS : Sad to see the results of a massive wildfire of 2 years ago , it was started by a jewish tourist backpacker .... :mad:

    We were there when the fire was still going on, but on the other side of the park. It messed up our plans to do the W, so we only did the V and missed Glaciar Grey. I have kept in touch with our guide and he is exploring other trails with more singletrack in and around TDP. Here are my favorite pics he's sent:
  • 12-04-2012
    jpvm
    massive pics man, thanks , going to TDP is like going to Alaska without bears and wildlife ... the last frontier .... riding there must be overwhelming :thumbsup:
  • 02-09-2013
    jpvm
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    massive pics man, thanks , going to TDP is like going to Alaska without bears and wildlife ... the last frontier .... riding there must be overwhelming :thumbsup:



    Here some more shots of Chile , mainly southern Chile (northern Patagonia) !!!!!
  • 02-09-2013
    Helmetless
    That bike park in Santiago... sooo sick that one
  • 02-24-2013
    jpvm
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    That bike park in Santiago... sooo sick that one

    Yeah , this is another one , a summer only bike park in La Parva , 9000 fasl high ...

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    My two bikers (12 and 14)

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  • 03-14-2013
    roma258
    Wife and I are thinking about taking a trip to Chile in the fall (you spring?). This is definitely going in the pro category, would love to ride in any of these places.
  • 03-19-2013
    jpvm
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    Wife and I are thinking about taking a trip to Chile in the fall (you spring?). This is definitely going in the pro category, would love to ride in any of these places.

    Nice, our spring starts in September, still some skiing in central and even more in southern Chile. Nicest weather is October thru March , we'll be waitinŽ4 ya ... ahahaha ;)
  • 03-19-2013
    cman8
    Sweet. I lived in Chile for a few years but down south and cant wait to go back and ride all over the place down there. Theres some beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful people. Hopefully I can make it before sometime in the near future.
  • 03-19-2013
    jpvm
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    Sweet. I lived in Chile for a few years but down south and cant wait to go back and ride all over the place down there. Theres some beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful people. Hopefully I can make it before sometime in the near future.

    Right on !! It's interesting how many riders and outdoors loving people have been here in Chile , many as you even have lived here ... thanks 4 your thoughts !
  • 03-19-2013
    cman8
    Oye JPVM, nunca piensas venir a EEUU? Te invito a Utah a rodar por aca.
  • 03-20-2013
    jpvm
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    Oye JPVM, nunca piensas venir a EEUU? Te invito a Utah a rodar por aca.

    Hey brah , thanks a lot , se te agradece mucho la invitacion. Tengo "relatives" viviendo en Miami , pero siempre me ha gustado el Oeste , sobre todo cerca de los Rockies, Moab (por el 4x4) , etc. asi es que tal vez me haya ganado un amigo en la zona. muchas gracias por tu amable invitacion la que de seguro algun dia te voy a cobrar !! :thumbsup:
  • 03-20-2013
    jpvm
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    ....this only what I have ...
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    jpvm
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  • 03-24-2013
    jpvm
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    Some more fun, here close to my home in Santiago , rock on !!!!

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  • 03-24-2013
    cman8
    Wow. Santiago has a lot of nice places to hit up it looks like. Have you ever been to other places riding in Chile?
  • 03-25-2013
    jpvm
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    Wow. Santiago has a lot of nice places to hit up it looks like. Have you ever been to other places riding in Chile?

    Well there are some , have to know where to go , otherwise it feels its just a 5 million people city ....

    All those pics that look "greener" are from southern Chile , say 600 miles south of Santiago ... there , there are thousands of places to ride !!
  • 04-11-2013
    jpvm
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    Well there are some , have to know where to go , otherwise it feels its just a 5 million people city ....

    All those pics that look "greener" are from southern Chile , say 600 miles south of Santiago ... there , there are thousands of places to ride !!



    Today ....

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  • 04-15-2013
    idaho biker 90
    Hey so I was planning on trying to make a trip down to Peru/Bolivia/Ecuador this winter December/January, and was wondering how much mtb trips would be if I were to go there and ask for a guide rather than buying one online in the states. I'm very comfortable speaking Spanish, but don't have the biggest vocabulary. Online they all run for about $2000 USD for 7-9 days. Anyone know if guiding is cheaper to do down there?
  • 04-17-2013
    jpvm
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    Originally Posted by idaho biker 90 View Post
    Hey so I was planning on trying to make a trip down to Peru/Bolivia/Ecuador this winter December/January, and was wondering how much mtb trips would be if I were to go there and ask for a guide rather than buying one online in the states. I'm very comfortable speaking Spanish, but don't have the biggest vocabulary. Online they all run for about $2000 USD for 7-9 days. Anyone know if guiding is cheaper to do down there?

    Dunno man, This is CHILE , not Ecuador, Boliva or Peru. Chile is worlds different in geography, demographics, and most of all , a secure place to spend vacations, outdoors or bussiness. Here the institutions work and all seems to be friendly and fluid, cops are straight and everything works.

    Here's a respectable operator for biking tours :

    Cycling Tours - Patagonia Tours, Chile & Argentina Travel » Cascada Expediciones

    Mountain Bike in Atacama Desert 7 day tour, Chile bike tours | Ecotours Chile - Bike Tours, Hiking Tours, Santiago Tours, Wine Tours

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