The Andes Pacifico race in Chile has built up a solid reputation as one of the most recognized multi-day enduro races attracting various EWS riders. Now the applications for the 2016 Andes Pacifico are open. For the full details, see the press release below:

The Chilean Andes mountains are well known as one of the best places in the world for mountain biking. For three consecutive years, Andes Pacifico has provided an excellent option for mountain bikers to visit Chile and enjoy excellent trails alongside the best riders of the Enduro World Series.

10 February 2015 - a competitor on stage 1 of Day 1 during the 2015 Andes Pacifico Enduro stage race in Santiago, Chile. Photo by Gary Perkin
The Andes Pacifico ventures through some amazing Chilean landscapes.

The Santa Cruz Andes Pacifico is an Enduro competition that lasts five days with liaisons and special stages that transverse the Chilean geography. The mission is to show Chile and the ancestral singletracks made by Indians and Cowboys from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. For 2016, the organizers added a fifth day which combine the best trails from the two previous years. So, it will be a tough race. Andes Pacifico has had the participation of great riders like Jerome Clementz, Nico Lau, Fabien Barel, Chris Johnston and many more.

An additional fifth day of racing will challenge the riders of the 2016 Andes Pacifico.
An additional fifth day of racing will challenge the riders of the 2016 Andes Pacifico.

Fabien Barel: “The Andes Pacifico definitely has some wonderful scenery, good organization and incredible terrain for riding. I think the cordiality and hospitality of the organizers is the key to this event.“


This competition begins at 3600 meters and crosses westward over ten valleys of different geographies, landscapes and vegetation to reach the Pacific Ocean. After 5 days riders descend about 12,000 vertical meters.

Fabien Barel congrats last years winner Nico Lau.
Fabien Barel congrats last years winner Nico Lau.

Iago Garay: “I have attended the two previous years and the landscapes and trails are incredible.“


During these five days riders are challenged with trails of high technical and physical difficulty and isolated geographies, where mental strength is key to finish this competition.


Jerome Clementz: “Part of the fun of this race is that it is difficult and it is tough on your body.“


The riders briefing goes over the 5 satges that will encompass more that 4000 meters of descending on Day 1
Riders prepare for the next day at the briefing.

Nate Hills: “I raced in 2014 and it was my favorite race of the year.“


Fred Glo: “It’s an adventure, you come across and talk to many different people, it is very interesting, is very enriching, these aspects are very important.“

Be part of this adventure an apply for one of the 100
Be part of this adventure and apply for one of the 100 highly coveted entry spots.

As in previous years the Santa Cruz Andes Pacifico Montenbaik Enduro is limited to 100 riders who are required to fill out an application describing their experience, physical and technical level, the riders will be approved to participate by the organization after reviewing the application.


Andes Pacifico will take place february 9th to the 13th of 2016. As in previous years, the competition will begin at the Ski Village, La Parva very close to Santiago and end at the beach of Matanzas.


The registration fee is $ 1.600 + $ 65 application fee = $ 1.665


Applications open October 19th at 12:00hrs and will remain open until November 30th 2015.


For more information and to complete the applications of the Santa Cruz Andes Pacifico 2016 visit the official website.

Words: Montenbaik Enduro PR | Photos: Gary Perkin, Dave Trumpore, Montenbaik Enduro PR

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