Jujuy on Bike

Touring Purmamarca, The Salt Flats or Salinas Grandes, Tilcara, Iruya, Yala, Reyes



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We will cycle along the Cornisa route, through the jungle known as the ‘yungas’ (a 25km descent) with the option to extend the route by another 15km! Our day will involve cycling down-hill through the jungle and crossing the Salt-Jujuy border making a few stops to appreciate the stunning panoramic views. We will end our cycling for the day in the Dique La Cienega (dam), and enjoy a delicious lunch.
Total distance on bike: 25 o 40 km .
Difficulty level: Beginners

Leaving the hotel at 9am, we will start our journey through the Los Colorados path, making stops for photos and to appreciate the majestic panoramic views. On arrival at Abra Alto Morado, a point 4170m above sea level, we will start our days cycling travelling down-hill towards Jujuy’s high-plateau, admiring the surrounding landscapes and pure, natural aromas. We will arrive to the Salinas Grandes on bike, also visiting the Ojos de Mar (small bright blue pools of water), accompanied by local guides. We will then have lunch on the Salinas Grandes before heading to Tilcara where we will spend the night.
Total distance on bike: 35km.
Difficulty level: Intermediate

After breakfast we will head north towards Abra el Condor (natural path to the village Iruya). Here we will cycle down-hill, on a road full of panoramic views of old terraces of Incan crops and sacred mountains, followed by an adrenaline filled cycle to Iruya, a village hidden amongst the hills. We will spend the night in Iruya.
Total distance on bike: 30 km.
Difficulty level: Intermediate

Leaving in the early morning our hotel we undertake our return in bond of 2 hours in vehicle until the locality of humahuaca, to undertake our adventure in bike and reach the hill of the 14 colors "Hornocal", arriving at 4300 meters asl and contemplate the immensity of a unique landscape. Night in humahuaca.
Total distance on bike: 25 km
Difficulty level: high
Total distance travelled: 160 km

Last day of biking, we left early from our hotel and after 2 hours driving, begin our last day of pedaling through the jungle of Jujuy, in the town of Yala. Where the landscape is covered by the subtropical jungle, rivers and lagoons of mountain. At noon we finish our bike journey with the last picnic lunch, toast and return to Salta.
Total distance on bike: 20 km
Difficulty level: average
Total distance travelled: 220 km

The tour includes:
  • Transportation of passengers.
  • Transfer of bicycles -Trailer .
  • Support in 4x4 and Mechanical Assistance.
  • Bicycles mtb wheel 29 TREK Marlin 7 / helmets.
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Permanent bilingual guide with communication equipment (handy VHF)
  • Mechanical Assistance
  • Satellite Telephony.
  • Picnic lunches included every day.
  • snacks, water, fresh and dried fruits during activity.
  • 5 nights accommodation on double or triple basis in hotels or hostels .
  • NOT included: Dinners .
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT TO BRING:
Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, cycling clothes/gear, fleece, short wind-proof coat, warm jumper, gloves, polar-neck, sports bandana, cycling leggings (short and long), synthetic and warm socks, trainers, changes of clothes., lip balm, sunglasses, cycling clothes/gear, fleece, short wind-proof coat, warm jumper, gloves, polar-neck, sports bandana, cycling leggings (short and long), synthetic and warm socks, trainers, changes of clothes.


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