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    Quote 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?
    If you plan to make it all the way to Patagonia, look up Fortaleza expediciones. Cristian is a mountaineering, kayaking, mtb guide, speaks English well and has access to some places that other tour groups don't. I went last year and he was still getting his mtb guide business dialed in but will have it by the end of 2013. Also I ran into some amature bikers that were honeymooning and did the road of death in Bolivia. They liked it, but I don't know if that's really mountain biking. Cheers and have fun.

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    Would that time frame of January be to hot in most of peru, argentina, and bolivia? Knowing that most of you are in Chili, its a stretch to ask seeing as how google only can do so much.
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    You don't like a fork because it's popular? That's the most retarded reason I have ever heard of.

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    I'll be in Chile for about 2 weeks from February 6th 2014. I'll spend a few days around Santiago and probably head up to San Pedro de Atacama. I would love to go riding in both locations if anyone will be around.

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    Send me a PM or reply to this thread if you make it out to the coast at Viņa del Mar/Valparaiso, an hour and a half from Santiago. It is less hot and the air is cleaner than Santiago, and you can drink your post ride beer on the beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFChristo View Post
    Send me a PM or reply to this thread if you make it out to the coast at Viņa del Mar/Valparaiso, an hour and a half from Santiago. It is less hot and the air is cleaner than Santiago, and you can drink your post ride beer on the beach.
    CHILE is nowadays on top of the world's Enduro and urban DH ....

    Hutchinson UR Team 2014 - Launch In Chile on Vimeo

    The End of an Epic - Andes Pacifico Enduro Final Day - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

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    This is the Enduro world champion riding last week our hometown trails close to Santiago, Chile .....


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    More, the week before .... all is happening here

    http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/membe.../970biking,307

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    Epic Chile action from Andes Pacifico race ....


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    Wich country will host the 1st event of the year of the EWS (Enduro World Series) ??? ... CHILE

    player.vimeo.com/video/90871733

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    Chile is in the eye of the Enduro World Series (EWS) , for one reason this worldwide series stops here , because Chile has it all for MTB, Jared Graves, Jermoe Clementz, Richi Rude, etc. :

    A New World Beginning - Enduro World Series, Round 1 - Pinkbike

    The 2014 Enduro World Series Kicks Off in Chile - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB


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    There is no better place to shred than Chile !!!!!!!!!!


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    I'm traveling to Santiago in october and would like to know how is the riding there, will there be snow on La Parva? it seems the bike park opens only on december.
    Also, are there good rental bikes in Santiago?
    I Live in Sao Paulo, Brasil, and ride a SC nomad.
    Have not found many info on the net, but would like to try a trip to Chillan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1rdie View Post
    I'm traveling to Santiago in october and would like to know how is the riding there, will there be snow on La Parva? it seems the bike park opens only on december.
    Also, are there good rental bikes in Santiago?
    I Live in Sao Paulo, Brasil, and ride a SC nomad.
    Have not found many info on the net, but would like to try a trip to Chillan.
    The snow in La Parva , Colarorado, Farellones (central Chile) lasts at most to September 15 , after that its spring and melts , and the lifts close after Sept. 15. Bike parks opens late Dcember thru end of March.

    Chillan bike park is at NEVADOS DE CHILLAN

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpvm View Post
    The snow in La Parva , Colarorado, Farellones (central Chile) lasts at most to September 15 , after that its spring and melts , and the lifts close after Sept. 15. Bike parks opens late Dcember thru end of March.

    Chillan bike park is at NEVADOS DE CHILLAN
    Thank you, jpvm!
    Tickets are already bought, will arrive in Santiago on october 1st, plans are to drive south to Chillan on the first week with the wife (non rider), than spend the second week next to Santiago with the kids (18 year boy and 23 y girl) , then, only with my wyfe again, the third week to travel north to Vina del Mar and the likes, we return home on the 25.
    Hope we have a chance to ride some of the trails you pictured here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1rdie View Post
    Thank you, jpvm!
    Tickets are already bought, will arrive in Santiago on october 1st, plans are to drive south to Chillan on the first week with the wife (non rider), than spend the second week next to Santiago with the kids (18 year boy and 23 y girl) , then, only with my wyfe again, the third week to travel north to Vina del Mar and the likes, we return home on the 25.
    Hope we have a chance to ride some of the trails you pictured here!
    Great news !! Chile is waiting ;-)

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