San Pedro de Atacama: Volcano Downhill Bike Tour

Activity provider: Ride Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama: Volcano Downhill Bike Tour

Activity provider: Ride Atacama

From US$ 250 per person

Embark on one of the highest-elevation downhill bike tours in the world. Get your adrenalin pumping as you ride professional bikes down Cerro Toco while catching striking views of the Atacama Desert.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup included from San Pedro de Atacama
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Get your adrenaline pumping in a safe way, lead by professionals
  • Ride for 15 miles from an altitude of as much as 17,000 feet
  • Take in spectacular views of the surroundings and the nearby volcanos while riding on the trail
Full description
Get picked up from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama in the morning, at a time to be determined by the weather conditions in the Andes mountain range. Drive towards the Paso Jama route, where you will make your first stop at a viewpoint close to the Licancabus Volcano at 12,800 feet above sea level. At the stop, there will be time for photos and to enjoy a light breakfast and a hot drink after a 15-minute warm-up activity. Continue toward the top of Cerro Toco, until reaching the highest point of around 17,000 feet. Here, your guides will give you a safety briefing and get you kitted out in your gear. Hop aboard your professional bike after having it adjusted to your specific needs. Then, the real fun begins as you head down a 15-mile descent on a circuit consisting of mixed landscapes.  Cruise through dirt, rocks, and compact terrain throughout the course, while always accompanied by professional guides. If you'd like, stop for breaks to catch your breath and check out the scenery. At the end of the experience, you will be greeted with a cold drink typical of Chile before returning to San Pedro de Atacama.
  • Round-trip transportation
  • English- and Spanish-speaking tour guide
  • Professional mountain bike
  • All safety gear (helmet, gloves, elbow/forearm guards, and knee/shin guards)
  • Professional support vehicle (first aid)
  • Backpack with snacks and water
  • Light breakfast
  • HD pictures
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Important information

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    • Please note, the activity is subject to weather conditions
    • This activity is not suitable for children under 12 or people with impaired mobility
    Customer reviews

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    We had an absolutely unreal ride down the Cerro Toco. The bikes and gear were all in perfect condition and our guide Gary was informative and helpful at every step. The scenery, terrain, speed, gear, food, etc. were all as good as it gets. It was a true adventure that I highly recommend.

    November 2, 2022

    Product ID: 363255