Cachi and the Inca Trail on Bike
Leaving from your hotel at 8am, we will take the National Route 68, travelling via small villages and big tobacco plantations, one of Salta’s most important crops, until we arrive at the Provincial Route 33. Here we will change direction, heading west through the local jungle known as the ‘yungas’ that in only a few kilometers will turn into a beautiful, colourful mountain range. We will continue the ascent up the Cuesta del Obispo arriving at the highest point “La Piedra del Molino” at 3345m (m.a.s.l.), offering spectacular views. Here we will prepare the bikes, and start the descent, enjoying the scenery and the wind on our faces, crossing through Cachi Pampa, the Cactus National Park, and the ‘Recta de Tin Tin (old Inca Trail), with the possibility of siting groups of guanacos (llama species). We will cycle through Payogasta, a small village welcoming us to the Calchaqui Valleys and also a 10km marking point form the tiny village of Cachi (2000m m.a.s.l.). The beautiful, quiet neighbourhood of Cachi is famous for its Colonial heritage, cobbled streets, and the cordiality of its people. There we will have lunch and come to the end of our biking tour.
Important information you should know
Days it operates all circuits are subject to demand and are not suspended due to rain.
Include: transfer, TREK marlyn 7 bikes, bilingual guide, gloves, thermos of water, snack.
What to bring?
SUNSCREEN, SUNGLASSES, CAMERA, COAT, BACKPACK (WITH ANY PERSONAL BELONGINGS), Waterproof/breathable rain jacket, Personal medications, AND finally… PLENTY OF GOOD ENERGY AND SPIRIT!
Suitable for anyone over the age of 18yrs (and under 18yrs accompanied by parents), and for both experienced and inexperienced cyclists.
They will be shown the correct use of the equipment provided, as well as route instructions and RESPONSIBLE HANDLING of mountain bikes on different terrains, thus proposing Adventure Tourism for all.
The work dynamic
One guide is provided for every 7 cyclists, and a vehicle geared with a satellite communication (VHF radio system) follows the group at all times.
All the detailed circuits will have as base group Minimum 02 pax and a maximum of 20 pax.