San Pedro de Atacama is a chill place to be with its adobe houses and nice restaurants. It’s here, that we meet Myles for the first time! And, it’s here we meet our New Caledonian friends JB and Marion again! The four of us decide to rent a car for a day and do a little siteseeing in the area. Here’s a short photo essay of what the San Pedro de Atacama area has to offer… enjoy!
An easy warm-up; only 2062 meter high, so easy! We leave Los Angeles and the MacDonalds behind and soon we are back to nomansland. Just a little before Antuco asphalt dissapears and we are cycling on black lava sand. Vulcano Laja with a snow capped peak is watching over us, while traffic slows down and we are on our own again! Alone with history: the Antuco tragedy.
It’s time to leave our bicycles behind for a day to climb an active vulcano near Pucon: Vulcan Villarrica. In a minivan we drive to the base of the vulcano where we can see the sunrise. Clouds are hanging in the valley like a thick blanket and slowly the group is walking up through deep, black sand.