1st: Sea to Sky

From Arica, Chile to the Bolivian border.UntitledRuta 11 connects Arica, a coastal city in northern Chile, to the Bolivian border, climbing 4,600m in the process.

The road initially snakes its way up sand dunes over a kilometer high, before negotiating the foothills of the Andes. This box fresh sinew of tarmac has more kinks and bends than an Afro-Caribbean hairdresser’s floor. At times the road has been cantilevered out over sheer drops to make way for hairpin bends creating staggering views of mirror-like lakes and massive volcanoes.

Motorbike heaven. (Just be careful of the occasional llama in the road!)DSCN9577 DSCN9588 DSCN9593 DSCN9600 DSCN9612 DSCN9620 DSCN9627 DSCN9634 DSCN9645DSCN9671 DSCN9657

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