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Unmissable places on Route 40: Abra del Acay.

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  • Those who are following my stories of Route 40 that I traveled by motorcycle in 2015 can access each of the stages through the references with links and images that they find at the end of this post.
  • But starting today, when we are averaging the middle of the journey, I have decided to intersperse between each stage some stories and impressions of sites and places that I have taken the opportunity to visit.
  • I have seen them as I pass by, I have crossed the signs indicating their location and, sometimes, I have had the time at my disposal to take a brief tour and learn a little more about them.
  • Today I am going to talk to you about the highest road pass in the world outside Asia, the Abra del Acay, located in the jurisdiction of the province of Santa (Argentina).
  • Route 40, also called Libertador General San Martín, is a legendary place to travel by car, motorcycle or hitchhiking.
  • It occupies a privileged place among the most famous roads in the world, due to its length (it has more than 5,000 km), its landscapes and the regions it crosses.
  • As a reference for those who lenn, I found this highway pass, in the second stage of my journey titled [The great journey of Route 40 in Argentina from north to south: the second stage, reaching Abra del Acay.] (Https: // hive. blog / ocd / @ patagonian-nomad / the-great-journey-of-route-40-in-argentina-from-north-to-south-the-second-stage-reaching-abra-del-acay).
  • And today I show you some photos that for reasons of time and space I did not show you at that time.

Abra del Acay.

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The Abra del Acay mountain pass remains closed for most of the year due to weather conditions.
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Beautiful sunny day without clouds.
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Andean guanaco typical of the region.
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 Closely guarded by his female harem.
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The more hidden behind some bushes a llama observes them.
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Panoramic view of the Abra del Acay pass.
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Gravel, hollows and inaccessible roads for most of the year.
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 At 4,800 meters of altitude, the first patches of snow begin to be seen.
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The Andean fox discovered by Darwin and named after him.
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The junction with the route that takes us to San Antonio de los Cobres.
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The summit in the Abra del Acay at 4,968 meters above sea level.
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