Chile Passes

For more information and photos of passes we have cycled in Chile, please click on the pass names in the table.

Pass Name Altitude Region
Portezuelo Paranal (Paso Jama) 4,836m II – Antofagasta
Abra Taapaca* 4,802m XV – Arica & Parinacota
Paso Agua Negra 4,772m IV – Coquimbo
Paso San Francisco 4,767m III – Atacama
Paso Chungara/Tambo Quemado 4,686m XV – Arica & Parinacota
Hito Cajon 4,661m II – Antofagasta
Abra El Laco (Paso Sico) 4,578m II – Antofagasta
Abra Mina Maricunga* 4,561m III – Atacama
Abra Sico* 4,458m II – Antofagasta
Abra Chapoco* 4,397m XV – Arica & Parinacota
Abra Pircas Negras* 4,253m III – Atacama

* For these passes we couldn’t find a local name, so just named them after the nearest village/mountain/mine. If anyone knows the real names, please contact us.

Other Passes
These are some of the more well known passes we are aware of in Chile, but which we haven’t personally cycled. Please contact us if you have information about any others.

Pass Name Altitude Region
Paso Picavilque 5,085m I – Tarapacá
Paso Los Libertadores/Cristo Redentor 3,840m V – Valparaiso

Mountains with roads up them
There are high roads on a number of Chilean mountains, and it’s possible to cycle up some of these. Here is a selection:

Mountain Altitude road was built to / Altitude it’s now possible to cycle to Region
Sairecabur ~5,750m / 5,670m II – Antofagasta
Aucanquilcha 6,176m / ~5,130m II – Antofagasta

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