Andes Pacifico Presented by Santa Cruz: Day 0

Feb 11, 2014
by Montenbaik Enduro  
Day 0 of the Andes Pacifico in La Parva Ski Resort outside Santiago. Photo by Gary Perkin

Today marked day 0 of this first edition of the Andes Pacifico presented by Santa Cruz.

Earlier in the day 80 riders were transported to the Ski Resort of La Parva where registration began followed by check-in to the apartments that will provide a final night of warmth against the cold Andean chill. After registration, the Andes Pacifico media crew went for a ride to check the terrain where they found the conditions of the trails to be dusty and rocky.

Andes Pacifico Enduro MTB 4 Stage Race. Photo by Sven Martin

After dinner, riders had their first briefing where the race director Matias Del Solar introduced the Montenbaik team that will be working on the event. This team will also be producing the first round of the Enduro World Series in April 18-19 2014 in Nevados de Chillan, Chile.

Matias gave an overview of what will be involved in the unique four day event but focused mainly on what day one will involve.

Photo by Dave TRumpore

Day one includes:

- 40kms total length of the day
- 4 Special stages
- 23kms of special stages
- 3670 meters of vertical downhill

Andes Pacifico Enduro MTB 4 Stage Race. Photo by Sven Martin

Everyone here is looking forward to start the Andes Pacifico tomorrow. In case you are just catching up with this event check out our promo video:

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Photos Credits: Gary Perkin, Sven Martin and Dave Trumpore


  • 6 1
 Sounds and looks amazing, would like to have the opportunity to ride those trails.

One small suggestion though, it would be a good idea to use closed caption (CC) in english for this video, that way you could attract the attention from more riders that can't speak/understand spanish.
  • 1 0
 That was a GREAT video. Sick editing, landscapes, great riding. It must be a unique experience! Sure would love to have the opportunity one day!
  • 1 0
 Great to see Flipper, Sven and Trumpore back at the helm of the photo duties....feels like a WC, all back in the day and sht!
  • 3 1
 3670m of downhill! That sounds tasty.
  • 1 0
 Sure does!
  • 1 0
 The Silver/Green bike was a Giant Trance 26' Right?!?!? One of the Greatest Trail/lightweight AM Machine!!! Moohahah!!!
  • 2 0
 Whos racing??
  • 2 0
 I know that Jerome Clementz will be racing it.You can check for more information in the webpage: or the one from the organization (the same who will organize EWS in Chillan):

If you can, you should come and visit Chile, you won´t regret it!
  • 1 0
 Did anyone else catch that rhyme?
  • 2 0
 Day 0 ? Why not day 1?
  • 1 1
 Its a race or a tour?
  • 1 0
 Amazing place to ride bikes

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