Bike and Wine on the valley Calchaqui 5 days

Bike Argentina, Salta / 3 days by bike through the Calchaquí Valley.

Cafayate, Quebrada de las conchas, Molinos, Quebrada de las flechas, Cachi, Cuesta del Obispo.

The Calchaquíes Valleys cross the territories of the Argentine Northwest (Salta, Tucumán and Catamarca). This program combines in 5 days the best landscapes and Some of the world´s highest malbec and torrontes vineyards of the valleys in jumps with mountain bikes and stretches by van, ravel on route 40 and cross small villages and hamlets where the ancestors Origin and colonial left their mark. The landscape of Andean peaks,Red Rock Valleys and ancient villages transports us to centuries of the past ,enjoying on bike a cultural ,food and wine experience !!!

Important information you should know

Days it operates all circuits are subject to demand and are not suspended due to rain.
The trip includes:

  • Transportation of passengers
  • Transfer of bicycles -Trailer.
  • Support in 4×4 and Mechanical Assistance every day.
  • Bicycles mtb wheel 29 TREK Marlin 7 / and helmet. See our bikes
  • Personal accident insurance.
  • Permanent bilingual guide with communication equipment (handy VHF).
  • Picnic lunches included every day.
  • Snacks, water, fresh and dry fruits during the activity.
  • 2 noches de alojamiento en base doble o triple en hoteles u hosterías .

Not include:

  • Dinners.
Suggested equipment to bring:
High protection sunscreen (50+) and lipstick. Glasses. Cyclist jacket. polar diver. Windproof jacket. Warm jacket. Warm gloves. Fleece neck or buff type scarf. Short and long cycling shoes. Synthetic and warm stockings. Sneakers. Change of clothes. replacement. Your camera (for the amazing landscapes)



Day 1 : Salta – Quebradas de las Conchas -Cafayate

We start in a southerly direction through small localities that have particular characteristics that identify them, after 2 hours of travel in our vehicle we arrive at the creek of the shells, famous place for its capricious geological formations formed by erosion of millions of years. The Morales bridge will be our beginning of biking, here we set up our bike team and, we will travel the Quebrada de las Conchas until the town of Cafayate where the biking ends and we continue with visit And tasting at Some of the world’s highest malbec and torrontes vineyards .
– Average Daily Distance: 40 miles / 65 km (pavement) .
– Average Daily Elevation: 1400 a 1600 meters.
– Difficulty Level: Intermediate
– Total distance to destination: 190 km
– Night: Cafayate.
– Lunch: including (picnic lunch on the route ).

Day 2 : Cafayate – Quebrada de las Flechas – Molinos

After our breakfast, we start our day with a connecting route for 1 h, until we reach our biking starting point, here we will travel through the ravine of the arrows, an extraordinary place in formations eroded by wind and rain, culminating our Adventure with a delicious lunch at Finca El Carmen. After lunch we continue on our tour by van to Molinos ( the town of mills) .

– Average Daily Distance: 24 miles / 40 km (gravel).
– Average Daily Elevation: 2100 a 2300 meters.
– Difficulty Level: Intermediate.
– Total distance to the destination: 100 km.
– Night: Molinos.
– Lunch: including (Estancia El Carmen).

Day 3: Molinos – Colomé – Molinos

After our breakfast, we leave by truck taking the mystical route 40 to arrive after 30 km at the small colonial town of Seclantas, where we will meet fido aban, owner of a place full of canyons, cracks, and the famous caves of acsibi.
The tour. The departure involves advancing about 17 km (30 km in a 4×4 truck) through the stony bed of a dry river, walking for about two hours through a magnificent red ravine of sandy earth in the most unlikely ways, to finally crouch down and enter the splendid caves that once they were part of the Urbina Hacienda, when the Malcachiscos Indians panned gold for the Spaniards until they revolted and left no soul standing. It happened in 1603. Since then and until now, a time lapse of more than 400 years later, it will surprise you to not see any signs of urbanisation. At most you can see the ruins of houses with thick adobe walls and doors made from cactus wood, from dates of which nobody knows. The high altitude and the sun are unforgiving, so please bring a hat, long-sleeved t-shirt and sunscreen! Bring a hat, a long-sleeved shirt, and sunscreen.

– Total hiking distance: 15 km.
– Food included: picnic lunch

Day 4: Molinos -Seclantás -Paseo de los Artesanos – Cachi.

We start this quiet day by bike along the path of the Algarrobo, to reach the city of seclantás known as the capital of the poncho, here we will make a stop at one of the most traditional families in this city making handicrafts in lama wool (Armando Guzmán) . Then we will continue by bike for another 8 km to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, prepared in an incredible place, and then by car, we will continue to the beautiful city of Cachi.
– Average Daily Distance: 18 miles / 30 km (gravel).
– Average daily elevation: 2,100 to 2,200 meters.
– Difficulty Level: Intermediate
– Total distance to the destination: 150 km.
– Night: Cachi
– Lunch: including (picnic lunch on the route ).

Day 5: Cachi – Cuesta del Obispo – Salta City .

Last day of adventure, the day begins with adrenaline with a cachi link for 1 hour until reaching the highest point Piedra Molinos (3453 meters). There we prepare our bicycles to begin the descent of 21 km down the Cuesta del Obispo and the Quebrada del Escoipe and thus arrive at the city of Chicoana where we will enjoy a delicious lunch. End of cycling.
– Average Daily Distance: 37 miles / 60 km (gravel and pavement).
– Average daily elevation: 3,500 to 1,300 meters.
– Difficulty level: Easy
– Total distance to destination: 160 km.
– Night: Salta City.
– Lunch: including (local restaurants).

Tour Highlights
+ Bicycle tour through various landscapes that comprise the Calchaquí valleys, from ravines, canyons, rivers and views of the majestic Andes range.
+ Visit the Camino de los Artesanos, a charming community of weavers and artists who still use the ancient techniques of their trade.
+ Try the local cuisine: Empanadas Salteña stuffed with meat or cheese, roasts, a variety of local and chopped salads!
+ Sip unique high-altitude wines from the Cafayate region, including Torrontes sweet white wine and Salta Negra beer.


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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.

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