Atacama Fatbiking ride: an ocean of sand dunes

by / Monday, 05 September 2016 / Published in Cycling & MTB, Trips & Expeditions


DURATION: 7 hours. 16km, 9.9 miles of riding.

DESCRIPTION: Be part of a pioneer experience: the first fatbiking tour in Chile!. Riding this super fat tire (4 inches wide) bicycles you’ll float over the sand, riding smoothly among gorgeous dunes that fall from the foothills of the Andes to the desert you’ll experience a unique adventure in a remarkable natural setting. If you can ride a bike you are ready to go! Most of the route is on soft downhill or flat sand, so don’t worry: you won’t be climbing the dunes! Flow down fast as you watch the beautiful desert sunset in front of you, at the finish point our vehicle will be waiting for you with and a nice we'll get a big and well deserved fresh fruit juice from the nearby town, where organic fruits grow… after all you are riding into a real oasis in the desert!

Difficulty: easy

Ride duration: 2 to 3 hours depending on the group rhythm

Drive from Iquique city to tour starting point: 3hrs approximately.

Tour Includes: Transportation, fresh fruit juice, water, hydration backpack and specialized bilingual guide. It also includes a Mongoose Fat Bike and helmet.

Requirements: You should know how to ride a mountain bike. Your shape and health should be in accordance with the activity.

Starting point /time:     accommodation pick up at Iquique city / 14:30.

Finishing point /time: accommodation drop off at Iquique city / 22:00.

The Price per person for this excursion is USD100 and needs a minimum of 2 passengers to go.


Cancellation Policy If you decide to cancel your tour reservation, for any reason, the following are our terms:

Time frame: You receive:
7 days before trip departure Refund of what you have paid minus a US$20 fee for operational expenses.
6 to 2 days before trip departure 50% of your payments
1 day before trip departure 15% of your payments

Transfer Policy

If you would like to change to a different tour or departure date after signing up, we will be happy to transfer you on a space available basis up until 7 days prior to your tour. Please provide your transfer request in writing – email is sufficient. Please note, a US$20 transfer fee will be deducted from your previous payments for each transfer, and if you later choose to cancel your tour, the cancellation deadlines will apply to the date of the originally scheduled tour. Tour Confirmation Místico Outdoors will confirm your trip 7 days in advance and will be done via e mail. The reasons to cancel a booked tour will be due to bad weather conditions, government prohibitions or security reasons of any kind. If this is the case you will get 100% of your deposit refunded and will be happy to offer you another options.

Payment Options

Please use our book now button to get to our payment system. In case you need to use Paypal, please send us an email with the name of the excursion, departure day, your name and valid email and we’ll send you a paypal invoice. For Chilean citizens, we receive payments via online transfers or bank deposits too. Please note that you need to add the IVA to the published price of the tour. We don’t receive checks and pays with credit cards can only be done online.


One Response to “Atacama Fatbiking ride: an ocean of sand dunes”

  1. […] of Iquique, Billy suggested that we allow him to show us his version of the Atacama, which involved fat biking in sand dunes, cycling between local Aymara villages, and staying with the residents, in their homes. He promised […]