Abra de Anticona/Ticlio – 4,823m

This pass is on paved Ruta 22 between Lima and La Oroya. It is a long climb up from the coast and is sometimes cited as being the highest paved pass in South America. However, Abra Patapampa is definitely higher and Portezuelo Paranal probably is as well, and both of these passes are now paved.

Though we haven’t crosssed this pass, we’ve been unfortunate enough to cycle on the Carretera Central only a few kilometres below Abra de Anticona. The road is narrow and absolutely rammed with trucks and coaches. It’s a deathtrap for cyclists – avoid at all costs!

Name of Pass Abra de Anticona
Where Between Lima and La Oroya
GPS Co-ords 11.5975 S, 76.1914 W
Altitude 4,823m

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One Response to “Abra de Anticona/Ticlio – 4,823m”

  1. Phil 21/04/2014 at 02:07 # Reply

    regarding Abra de Anticona.

    This is known by local cyclists as Ticlio. A common weekend day ride is to get the bus to Casapalca, then ride up to the top before descending all the way to Lima. (Usually on a Sunday).i have done it twice now and while it cannot be recommended if you know what you are doing it is a great descent.

    Heres a link to a video of some of our descent last week.


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