Passo de Jama – Argentina to Chile border

Posted: March 16, 2012 in Argentina

I was heading towards Chile. A few hundred km were ahead of me, most of them crossing the tall Andes. The idea was to get into Chile and ride down along the coast. I was excited about crossing over into another new territory.

On the way, I met another motorcyclist and we rode together up to the first town to have lunch.

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He was riding this Honda 450 with a passenger and bags. I had a hard time keeping up with him on my 650 pinned all the way.

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A super old tree

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Cactus decoration in the restaurant

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Did the zoom zoom road again

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And a few km down from the zoom zoom road, I met up with a couple more bikers. We rode together for a while up to a salt lake and then we split up.

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Lots of mountains, little vegetation

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Argentina border crossing. The Chile border is 160km down the road. I slept in a possada here for cheap as I arrived late at night. If you want to sleep there, ask around because there are no signs up for possadas and there is only a hotel that charges an arm and a leg. The food is also not too bad in the only restaurant available. Dress warm!

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Feeling lightheaded and cold, I rode through these gorgeous sceneries.

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The white stuff is snow while that shiny stuff in front of the bike is ice.

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The crossing was fun. I wish I would have stopped to take more pictures, but I had 3 sets of gloves on and handling the camera was a bit tricky. Soon enough, I rode down a steep mountain and there was the Chile border waiting with a huuuuuuge line-up for me.

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Comments
  1. Artem says:

    Dude when are u plaining to come back ? Its like over a year now. lol I am very jealous.. you are having way to much fun….

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