El Camino de las 365 Curvas

El Camino de las 365 Curvas

El Camino de las 365 Curvas
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Bezi
London, UK646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is the road that Darwin travelled on (there is a plaque by the road in memory of him). Passed Villavicencio the road is unpaved but in good condition. We saw very little traffic (which is a good thing) and what we did see were motorbikes.
The road is very twisty and they call it the road of the year as it has 365 curves in it. Great scenery and you will see wildlife, we saw foxes, condors and loads of guanacos.
Most traffic seems to go from Villavicenio to Upsalatta, I say this as we didn't meet any traffic coming the other way.
Eventually to get to a look out point where the road splits and a section goes to the observatory. On a clear day you will get views of Aconcagua. There is the usual cross there and after that it is all downhill to Upsalatta. About half way down you hit (not great) tarmac again.
Definitely worth doing if you have a car.
Written 21 December 2019
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kanford46
Kensington, MD77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
As you leave Mendoza on RP 52 you will quickly be on a long mostly straight road with NO services, so be sure you have enough fuel and whatever you might need. I gains in elevation steadily to Villavicencio where an old hotel build in 1940 is presently being renovated. A stop there and at the visitor center a few kilometers before will cost you about $10 USD per person. After Villavicencio the pavement ends, but the gravel road is quite passable by almost all vehicles. Many switchbacks lead to some absolutely spectacular views. Well worth the drive
Written 2 February 2017
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David M
Ceuta, Spain244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
This road is great for its natural beauty You'll spot some of the local fauna, spread around the Andes pre range and range. This used to be the old pass to Chile. Make sure you take something for your nausea because there are 365 turns and you may get dizzy. The road leads to Uspallata and from there you can go on to Chile. If you're visiting the Christ statue this is the road to take. Mind you, there is a newer one, National Route 7.
Written 2 March 2016
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Eagle2449
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
We loved La Curva, the Chile Relleno, was muy bueno!
The chips a d salsa was very good and we appreciated a very clean resturant.
We will return.

Pam
Cottonwood, Az
Written 5 November 2015
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SBMalcolm
Kalamazoo, MI4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Business
Stunning drive with herds of vicuña and occasional foxes and a fabulous view of snow-covered peaks including Aconcagua
Written 6 August 2015
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Villotajorge
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
Their wildlife give you the opportunity to see a lot of Cóndores & Huemules in their own habitat.
Their 365 views are breath taking and the route (52) is totally well recommended during spring, summer and fall.
Written 3 May 2015
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Stewart D
Liskeard, UK238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This drive up to the summit was amazing with a lot of wildlife and breath taking views this climb up to about 2880 passing over to the main Andes above the clouds!!! We done this in a 4+4 and would definitely recommend this as roads are un paved!
Written 13 April 2015
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Zforall
Sarasota, FL276 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Actually did not make this side trip, as planned. Airport Hertz was my first ripoff experience in AR.

Nearly spoiled impression of all in Mendoza. Next time, will hire a driver for less $$$$.

Obviously this hertz owned by sleazy operator. Too many different quotes being negotiated using bad computer communication with Hertz as an excuse.
Written 12 March 2015
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Douglas G
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
Ignore what some have written below, this is NOT the pass over the Andes from Chile to Argentina. This is Ruta 52 from Mendoza to Upsalatta.

Although Google Maps doesn't show this road as fully connecting, it is navigable by car the entire distance. The first 50 km north out of Mendoza (the part that Google Maps does not show) is good paved road, the continuation of Avienda San Martin from Mendoza. The pavement ends at the defunct Hotel Villavicencio.

One km before reaching the hotel there is a visitor center, with some descriptions in Spanish of the flora, fauna and scenery, a smallish cactus garden, and a short trail displaying various rocks and fossils of the area. At 70 pesos per (international) person it's cheap enough, and you get what you pay for...primarily the last bathroom stop for a few hours. This also buys entrance to the hotel grounds, a small chapel, and some gardens. The hotel is closed, you can't enter it.

After the hotel the road turns to graded dirt/rock and begins to climb steeply with many switch-backs. This lasts for 22 km. There are few guard rails, and many more possible long, long falls off the side, but generally the road is wide enough for two cars. A 4x4 is not necessary, just driving confidence and NO fear of heights! This 22 km section took us about 2 hours to drive.

After reaching the top, there is another 16 km of safe, wide dirt road dropping down toward Upsallata, then the last few km are paved.

The scenery is grand, and we saw several herds of guanaco, which are related to llama.
Written 8 January 2015
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rtw20142015
Espoo, Finland29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
Visit to Villaveninchio and to drive around by Uspallata is worth while. We rented a car for two days and the second day we did this 365 curve way. It is nice to have some reasons to stop on the way, like VillaVicencio, but main attraction are the sceneries. There were also a lot of vicunas on the way. The road is a dirt road almost all the way, but as you drive slowly we didnt find it dangerous. At Uspallata there are ok restaurants for lunch, a lot of motorbikers were there coming from Chile and stopping at Uspallata for lunch. In Uspallata there is also petrolstation. Reserve the full day for this.
For the first day we drove to Porterillos that first felt like a ghostvillage with the dried artificial lake. Then we drove the dirt road by the lake , and in the ned of it we found the basecamp for Agrentina Rafting. It was really busy, and there we had an exellent lunch and enjoeyd watching people leavin for activities and looking for the zipline-activity by the camp. When leaving, we took the road towards Las Vegas and ended up taking the road 89 to Tupungato and Mendoza. That was almost more amazing than 365 curve way. The road went up in the valley on top of the mountain, with horses and just amazing views. If you just have time, that is sure worth while,
Written 8 December 2014
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