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South American Epic section 7

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Across the Andes. This is the seventh section of the South American Epic, Salta to Santiago You will certainly enjoy the 2 day ride from Salta to the next rest day in Cafayate along historic route #68 through the Valles Calchaquies. Ruta 76 brings us south through Talampaya National Park, a UNESCO heritage site, which contains the most complete continental fossil record known from the Triassic Period. Through little-visited areas you will have some shorter climbs to help prepare you for the mountains you will face in a few days. We head up over the Andes, following Ruta 7 and the Rio Mendoza, and into Chile to the meropolis of Santiago.

Recreational, Road bike, Mountain bike
18 days
1590 km / 988 mi
$ 3,500.-
  • 10 Nights in hotels 9 Nights of camping, bring your own camping gear
  • Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee.
  • Bring your own bike and camping gear.
  • Included most dinners, most breakfasts, all roadside lunches and afternoon soup on riding days.
  • We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.
  • Double occupancy rooms on hotel nights, we pair each rider with others of same gender
  • Deposit 25%

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike, Mountain bike
Duration
18 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Challenging
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
Total distance
1590 km / 988 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
16 Oct 2020 - 02 Nov 2020
Start
Salta, Argentina
Finish
Santiago, Chile
Airport at start
Salta, Martín Miguel de Güemes SLA
Airport at finish
Santiago SCL

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,500.-

Itinerary

Across the Andes.
The riders will certainly enjoy the 2 day ride from Salta to the next rest day in Cafayate along historic route #68 through the Valles Calchaquies. They will also relish the fact that the area around Cafayate is renown for its wine, especially the delicious Argentinian cultivar - Torrontes.
From there we’ll continue to follow Ruta 40 before switching to Ruta 76 as we head south through Talampaya National Park, a UNESCO heritage site, which contains the most complete continental fossil record known from the Triassic Period. Onward, the riders will pedal their way south across north western Argentina heading for another rest day in San Juan before turning to the west. Through little-visited areas the riders will have some shorter climbs to help prepare them for the mountains they will face in a few days. After a rest day in Uspollata riders will test out their climbing legs as we head up over the Andes, following Ruta 7 and the Rio Mendoza, and into Chile, the next country on this epic adventure.
The climb up to the border will take the groups up to around 4000m before descending onto Ruta 60, which winds its way down the mountain via a series of switchbacks. After a night in Los Andes the riders are now a mere day’s ride from arriving in the metropolis of Santiago where they can explore its 19th century neo-classical architecture and winding side streets, dotted with art deco, neo-gothic and other styles.
16-Oct - Salta - Bush Camp 127 km
17-Oct - Bush Camp - Cafayate 64 km
18-Oct- Rest Day - Cafayate
19-Oct - Cafayate - Bush Camp 150 km
20-Oct- Bush Camp - Londres 118 km
21-Oct - Londres - Camping Andolucas 101 km
22-Oct - Camping Andolucas - Sanogosta 132 km
23-Oct - Sanogosta - Villa Union 84 km
24-Oct - Rest day Villa Union
25-Oct - Villa Union - San Jachal 145 km
26-Oct - San Jachal - San Juan 159 km
27-Oct - San Juan - Bush Camp 95 km
28-Oct - Bush Camp - Mendoza 75 km
29-Oct - Rest Day - Mendoza
30-Oct- Mendoza - Uspallata 100 km
31-Oct- Uspallata - Las Cuevas 84 km
01-Nov - Las Cuevas - Los Andes 58 km
02-Nov - Los Andes - Santiago 100 km

Map & Routes

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