Day 1: Salta – Quebrada de Humahuaca – Purmamarca
We leave from the hotels in connection to the north by RN9 (1 hour) until we reach the road to the cornice where the bike tour will begin; Descent through our native Yungas forest, stop at the border with Jujuy arriving at La Ciénaga Dam for our lunch. Then we leave again in connection to the Quebrada de Humahuaca “Purmamarca” with a walk in the Cerro Siete Colores, night and rest.
Díay 2: Salinas Grandes – Salta.
Departure going up the Cuesta de Lipán to the purple high pass “4170 masl” where we prepare our bikes and thus begin the descent towards the Salinas Grandes. Picnic, photos and return to Salta.
Tips on what to wear in any season in NORTH OF ARGENTINA
On the Bike
– Cycling jerseys or athletic shirts
– Cycling shorts
– Cycling shoes (if you bring your own pedals)
– Sneakers (if you don’t bring your own pedals)
– Athletic socks
– Arm/leg warmers
– Lightweight, waterproof, wind-resistant jacket or vest
– Bike gloves
– Bike saddle/cover (if you prefer your own)
Do I Need to Bring Special Cycling Gear?
Cycling shorts are designed to provide extra padding when spending the whole day in the saddle. You’ll be glad to have them—don’t forget the chamois cream!
If you bring your own cycling shoes, you must bring your own pedals. If you’ve never used clip-in pedals before, we don’t recommend using them on tour.
Arm and leg warmers are essential for cooler weather. Wear them with your short-sleeve jersey and shorts for lightweight, easy-to-pack, and effective warmth.
Bike gloves are a preference, but are recommend for long tours. The padding in gloves can ease arm, shoulder, and joint fatigue.