Cycle the Andes, a challenge:
From Vineyards To Salt Flats
A tour that is as much about long climbs and winding downhill roads, as it is about the challenge of conquering the Andes and learning to tackle altitude. Designed for the avid rider, this northwest Argentina trip offers a different surprising landscape on each ride. Cycling at high altitude not only offers the chance to glide through stunning landscapes, but the benefits of training in the high Andes will show when sprinting in lower regions. At the end of each day lodge in colonial comfort, savour Argentine food, altitude wine and the relaxed life in Argentina.
- Cycle per day: 85 km to 120 km
- Minimum and maximum altitude for rides: 1,100 mt/3,600 ft and 4,170 mt/13,761 ft.
- Maximum elevation gain on one ride: 1,845 mt/6,090 ft.
- Minimum elevation gain: 340 mt/1120 ft.
- Total km biked in seven days: 670 km
- All rides are on paved roads
- 5 colonial posadas or boutique hotels
- Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Torrontés and Bonarda
- A gaucho will share the secret to making an asado with Argentine beef
What’s Included: Accommodation in colonial style hotels in single or double occupancy; all transfers; road bikes & helmets (you are welcome to bring yours); all lunches and four dinners; snacks and beverages when cycling; support vehicle; baggage transport; bilingual guides.
Add ons: Iguassu falls and jungle | Puna desert and volcanos |Patagonia glaciers |Atacama star gazing |Mendoza wines | Uyuni salt flats | Buenos Aires gourmet & tango
Valle Calchaquí – Vineyards and bodegas – Quebrada de Humahuaca – Yungas Forest – Salinas Grandes – Wine tastings – Argentine asado – Pairing local food with local wines - Inca culture – Going over the Andes - Red mountains – Colonial whitewashed old towns - Moonscape formations - Gauchos – Final reward: bike over the Andes, have lunch on the Salt Flats.