Cycling Valle Nevado, Chile
Ride 29.3 kilometers from 1370m to 2978m gaining 1729m at 5.5%.
We begin our climb just in the Santiago Province of Lo Barnechea and ride 29 km to the Valle Nevado Ski Resort.
Start of climb
What is most notable about this climb are the incredible hairpins and Cerro El Plomo which becomes visible towards the top of our climb.
Hairpin sign (over 50 hairpins on this climb) just below Valle Nevado Ski Resort.
Hotel Puerta del Sol seen top center of photo.
Towards the top of the climb, we have clear views of Cerro El Plomo, a mountain peak in the Nevado del Plomo Mountains of the Andes. On a clear day, Cerro El Plomo is the biggest peak in the Andes visible from Santiago, roughly 30 kilometers away.
Cerro El Plomo as seen from Valle Nevado Ski Resort
Welcome to Valle Nevado
Several condors were in flight and perched when the BIG cycling group arrived.