Epic Rides in Argentina/Chile – Los Libertadores Pass
Los Libertadoes Pass is a mountain border crossing between Chile and Argentina. It is the busiest pass in terms of traffic, linking Santiago (Chile) and Mendoza (Argentina), at over 3900m.
The road is all asphalt. The climb from both Chile and Argentina is gradually and therefore should give you no issues from altitude sickness if you climb at a normal pace.
The Border Crossing station is on the Chilean Side and it a joint station (Argentina and Chile). The station is also the customs office.
From Mendoza in Argentina, or Santiago de Chile.
Type of Road
When is the best time to Ride?
November to March. Even during these months it will be chilly (especially at night)
What other Epic Rides are close by?
GPS Tracking Map
Tunnel of Christ the Redeemer
Route 60 (Chile)
Straight after you have entered Chile, you will start the descent down Route 60. This road is excellent asphalt and well, i’ll let this picture from Google maps show parts of the road. Google Maps Location here.
Why is it a ‘Epic Ride’
Awesome climbs and descents, a very high, long tunnel, and part of the pan-american highway. The pass is not the greatest between Chile and Argentina but it is a common pass linking important regions in both Countries.