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Atacama Fat biking provided by Mistico Outdoors

Atacama Fat biking
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About
Be part of a pioneer experience on the first fat biking tour in Chile during this 7-hour travel-to-trek adventure. Depart on a 3-hour picturesque drive to your amazingly vast departure point while relaxing in your driver-led vehicle. Float over the sand on a unique adventure in a remarkable setting for almost 10 miles (16km). Ride smoothly among gorgeous dunes that fall from the foothills of the Altiplano to the desert. Most of the route is on soft downhill or flat sand, with no climbing on the dunes. Flow down fast as you watch the beautiful desert in front of you. At the finish point your vehicle will be waiting for you with a fresh snack and natural juices from the nearby local town, where organic fruits grow. The maximum number of people per tour is 4 travelers with a minimum booking requirement of 2 travelers.Transportation, water, day backpack and specialized bilingual guide is included with access to your Mongoose Fat Bike and helmet.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with hotel pickup 30-60 minutes in advance of 3pm, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for the Atacama Desert. Following a 3-hour drive, you’ll arrive in the Atacama Desert just as the setting sun creates a cool temperature perfect for physical activity. Then, once you’ve been kitted out with your helmet and fat-tire bike, you’ll be ready to set off. Throughout your 10-mile (16-km) bike ride, you’ll float over sand dunes and ride downhill on thick tyres with added grip. Enjoy the vivid colors of sunset and stop regularly to capture photographs and hydrate with the water provided. After cycling for approximately two hours, you’ll return to your vehicle and relax during the transfer back to your Iquique accommodation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with hotel pickup 30-60 minutes in advance of 3pm, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for the Atacama Desert. Following a 3-hour drive, you’ll arrive in the Atacama Desert just as the setting sun creates a cool temperature perfect for physical activity. Then, once you’ve been kitted out with your helmet and fat-tire bike, you’ll be ready to set off. Throughout your 10-mile (16-km) bike ride, you’ll float over sand dunes and ride downhill on thick tyres with added grip. Enjoy the vivid colors of sunset and stop regularly to capture photographs and hydrate with the water provided. After cycling for approximately two hours, you’ll return to your vehicle and relax during the transfer back to your Iquique accommodation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9248P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Oasis' fresh fruit juice
  • Local Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Use of bicycle and helmet
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Lunch and/or dinner
  • Tickets to "Cocha resbaladero"
  • Everything not mentioned in the program
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Return point: Original departure point
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum number of 2 people per booking is required
  • Maximum of 6 people per tour allowed
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Oasis' fresh fruit juice
  • Local Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Use of bicycle and helmet
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Lunch and/or dinner
  • Tickets to "Cocha resbaladero"
  • Everything not mentioned in the program
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Return point: Original departure point
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum number of 2 people per booking is required
  • Maximum of 6 people per tour allowed
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

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Carlos J
Renaca, Chile3 contributions
Great family experience... you have to do it.
Dec 2018 • Family
We were 4 people, my wife, my 2 kids (14 and 13) and I, we live in Viña Del Mar, Chile, and spent christmas week in Iquique... and this activity was the main reason to travel to for the Hollidays, and was one of the best outdoor experiences that we had. It is an activity that can be done by the whole family, I'd say with no restrictions at all, if you can ride a bike, you can do it.
Billy is an excellent guide, we enjoined the company and the conversation.Yo don't need to bring your cell or camera... Billy takes care of that.
Downhill mountain biking It is also an activity to do with friends or colleagues, I'm thinking to do it again as a team-building activity with my job colleagues. I was surprised to hear that very few chilean people takes this kind of tours, please don't miss the opportunity to do it.
In summary... it was unbelievable, you can't miss this.
Written 27 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Carlos Thanks for taking the time to leave us a comment! It was a great day for us as well, we truly enjoy this Fat biking tour and it was a pleasure to share it with your family. Hope to see you again! For sure your colleagues would enjoy it! Best, Billy
Written 31 December 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jurgen B
Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands14 contributions
Impressive
Yesterday we went on a fat biking tour with Billy and Joanna. It was really impressive. Great feeling going downhill over the sand dunes in the Atacama dessert. Sun going down created a magnificent atmosphere. Billy and Joanna had prepared the trip very well, being in time they picked us up at our appartment in Iquique. On our way to and back from the dessert we came to know much more about the Chilean nature, history, people, society and politics than we would have ever known when just visiting Chili as regular tourists. We won’t ever forget this tour. Thanks a lot for your hospitality and introduction into Chili!
Written 22 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Great day we had with both of you! interesting conversation and kind people. Glad you enjoyed the fat biking ride... indeed those san dunes look spectacular at sunset. Thanks for trusting Us and allowing to show you a bit of Chile, safe travels!
Written 24 June 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melissa C
Frisco, CO30 contributions
Amazing ecotourism adventure with kids
Jun 2016 • Family
We spent 6 days with Mistico exploring the Atacama highlands and desert with our 8 and 10 year old boys. We spent time with an Aymara family learning about llama/alpaca herding, swimming in fabulous geothermal pools, sandboarding and fat biking. The experience for our family was amazing. Billy is a biologist by training and gave us education on the ecosystem and environment that could be understood and appreciated by kids. He also came up with fun activities that he modified on the fly to suit the feedback from my children. Everywhere we went, the people that Billy introduced us to were lovely and delightful in their engagement of our family.
If you are a family, I would highly recommend an adventure with Mistico but be aware of what you are signing up for - the Adobe hut accommodations are not plush but they are lovely. The food is what the locals eat, kids who are picky eaters might have a tough time, and the hiking is at 13K feet and above, but Billy is able to modify hikes and activities to suit the needs of the kids where necessary. Mistico also does day trips specific to hiking, fat biking, and sand boarding and has kid sized bikes if six days seems a bit much.
Getting out to Atacama takes some effort, but with Mistico and Billy, you will get a fabulous, safe, and well planned adventure. We are already planning a trip to Peru with Billy for our next trip.
Written 18 June 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dhoch14
Granada, Spain13 contributions
Amazing tour - highly recommended
Jun 2016 • Couples
Our tour with Mistico included fat biking, camping, visiting Pica, experiencing local Aymara culture, birding, and cycle touring through the Altiplano.

First, Billy and is crew are outstanding. They went above and beyond to accommodate our needs, including traveling with our dog and having a vegan diet. Second, the overall experience was one of my highlights in during our South America tour. It was authentic, original, and off the regular tourist path.

I highly recommend Mistico for any adventure touring. Don't waste your time and money in San Pedro de Atacama with all the tourists, rather experience the wild through the lens of environment and sustainable tourism.
Written 9 June 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jen S
Portland, Oregon23 contributions
Fat Biking, High-Altitude Cycling, and Local Immersion in the Altiplano
Jun 2016 • Couples
We spent several days with Billy and Joanna of Mistico exploring the unknown Atacama. First, we headed to Alto de Pica, where we set off on a thrilling evening fat biking ride through the sand dunes before camping under the stars in the dunes. The following morning, we did the whole ride all over again, only this time in daylight. Feeling a bit more confident in light, we tested our skills by riding up and over the dunes. Afterward, we quenched our thirst in Pica, where we enjoyed two glasses of freshly squeezed mango juice, quite possibly the most wonderful beverage I have ever had the pleasure of drinking.

A few days later, Billy loaded our touring bikes and all of our gear and we drove a few hours near the Bolivian border. We stopped several times for acclimation walks, while Billy pointed out important flora and fauna of the region.

Over the next two days, we hiked among catci forest and visited a thermal pool (when our heads were in too much pain to cycle from the altitude!) and cycled from one Aymara village to the next.

We stayed in the homes of two different Aymara families, who not only accommodated our dog, but also our vegan diet. The food was incredible and we learned how to make quinoa, the traditional way.

Our experience with Mistico Outdoors showed us a side of Chile we would not have otherwise seen. Billy and Joanna provided heaps of cultural and biological information, and provided a incredible adventure in the Atacama altiplano.
Written 9 June 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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