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South American Epic

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This challenging expedition offers you the best opportunity to explore the vastness and diversity of South America by bike. This is an epic trans-continental expedition unlike any other. This is the only South American bicycle trip that covers the continent from top to tip, that includes up and coming Colombia, the menacing row of volcanoes in Ecuador, the majestic vistas throughout the Andes, the stunning and surreal landscapes of the Bolivian Salt Flat, the old colonial towns of Northern Argentina, allows you to cycle the entire legendary road – the Carretera Austral and savour the remoteness of Patagonia & the vineyards and lakes of southern Chile.

Road bike
168 days
13495 km / 8386 mi
$ 0.-

    Price for this tour not available yet

  • Cycling the length of the Andes Mountains
  • Mystical Machu Picchu
  • Bolivia’s altiplano & Salar
  • El Chalten & Los Glacieres National Park
  • Carretera Austral
  • Torres del Paine
  • It is also possible to ride one or more sections of this tour. (section 1 to 9)

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Details

Type
Road bike
Duration
168 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
13495 km / 8386 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
30 Jun 2024 - 13 Dec 2024
Price for this tour not available yet
Start
Cartagena, Columbia
Finish
Ushuaia, Argentina
Airport at start
Rafael Núñez International Airport
Airport at finish
Aeropuerto Internacional Malvinas Argentinas

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 0.-

Itinerary

Included / Not included


This challenging expedition offers you the best opportunity to explore the vastness and diversity of South America by bike. In keeping with the TDA vision, it is an epic trans-continental expedition unlike any other. This is the only South American bicycle trip that covers the continent from top to tip, that includes up and coming Colombia, the menacing row of volcanoes in Ecuador, the majestic vistas throughout the Andes, the stunning and surreal landscapes of the Bolivian Salt Flat, the old colonial towns of Northern Argentina, allows you to cycle the entire legendary road – the Carretera Austral and savour the remoteness of Patagonia & the vineyards and lakes of southern Chile.

The intrepid participants will be cycling this amazing continent from top to tip; starting in Cartagena, Colombia on the shores of the Caribbean; up and down the Andes (a few times); covering Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina; exploring the Bolivian Salt Flat, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu; visiting some of the grand cities like Bogota, Quito, Lima, La Paz, Santiago; cycling through the stunning Patagonia region of southern Chile and Argentina, and finishing in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego on the shores of the Drake Passage. Along the way the cyclists will pass through 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, a dozen National Parks and numerous other areas of historical and archeological interest.

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Level: challenging

Longer days, harsher environments (temperature, winds) and terrain (rough dirt, gravel roads at times, more significant climbing) become a larger factor. More surprises await you.

Included:

Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee.
74 nights hotels, double occupancy rooms on hotel nights, we pair each rider with others of same gender
94 Nights of camping, bring your own camping gear
Most dinners, Most breakfasts, All roadside lunches, Afternoon soup on riding days
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Security as needed
Bike mechanic
Medic
Local support
Pre-tour information bulletitins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner

Not included:

Bring your own bike, For this section, we recommend a touring bike with one set of 35-40c tires and one set of 45-50c tires
Airfare to and from the tour
Gratuity guides

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

For this tour, we recommend a mountain or touring bike with one set of 35-40c tires and one set of 45-50c tires.
For more information see PDF file below

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