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Argentina Bike Tour

Andean Peaks, Red Rock Valleys, and High-Altitude Vineyards of Salta

7 days / 6 nights Level: 3Price from: $4,995Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle the diverse landscapes that comprise the Calchaquí Valleys—from poplar trees and gorges to canyons and creeks of snow melt
  • Go behind the scenes at Estancia Colomé, South America’s oldest winery, for a private visit and tasting
  • Hike through caves and sandstone formations in the intensely colored Valle de las Cuevas
  • Visit the Camino de los Artesanos, a charming roadside community of weavers and artists who still use the ancient techniques of their trade

Eat

Empanadas Salteña filled with beef or cheese, barbecued meats called parilla, tamale-like humitas, dulce de leche, and picadas, the Argentine answer to charcuterie

Drink

Unique high altitude wines of the Cafayate region, including the sweet white wine Torrontés, and Salta Negra beer

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Welcome to Salta!

    Your guides will meet you in Salta, then we’re off to Finca Valentina for a short lunch, bike fitting and safety talk. A transfer will take us into the semi-deserted Calchaquí Valley. From here we will cycle into the Quebrada de las Conchas canyon on an amazing bike ride through surreal landscape. Climb up to la Yesera Pass, the most colorful spot in the area, and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding gorge. Later we’ll continue to Cafayate and spend the evening at the luxurious Grace Cafayate Hotel & Spa.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 25 km
    Accommodations: Grace Cafayate Hotel & Spa

  • Day 2

    The Vineyards of Cafayate

    Get ready for a full day of wine and adventure! In the morning begin with a bike ride through Cafayate. Enjoy visits to several local wineries along the way. Enjoy a private lunch in the exclusive winery “El Porvenir”, then take a scenic drive through Quebrada de las Flechas. Pass through the little village of Angastaco and travel up the winding road to Molinos. Tonight we enjoy an intimate dinner of local specialties at Hacienda de Molinos.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Accomplished: 12 miles / 20 km
    Accommodations: Hacienda de Molinos

  • Day 3

    A Visit to Finca Tacuil

    Begin the day with a brief downhill ride before we climb up to Tacuil, a delightful little winery that was conserved by the Dávalos family to produce the unique family wines. Our hosts, the Dávalos, will treat us to lunch at the winery and a private tasting of wines from their vineyards. Next we’ll drive to Estancia Colomé winery and estate, the oldest of South America. Enjoy a private visit to the facilities followed by a wine tasting. At sunset we’ll live the thrilling sensory experience of the James Turrell Museum. Return to Molinos for a delicious dinner at our hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Accomplished: 19 miles / 30 km
    Accommodations: Hacienda de Molinos

  • Day 4

    Molinos, Cuevas de Acsibi, and Cachi

    Today we’re off to the little town of Seclantás in the heart of the Valley. We’ll make a stop at the Plaza and the historical church before we travel to Valle de las Cuevas with our local guide and begin a four-hour hike though spectacular red rocks, stopping for a picnic along the way. During the hike, we’ll learn all about the history of the area and the inhabitants of the valley before the Inca occupation. After the hike we’ll drive to our Hotel, La Merced del Alto, situated just under the stunning peak of Nevado de Cachi. Tonight’s dinner at the hotel is sure to be outstanding.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Accomplished: 3 miles / 5 km hiking
    Accommodations: La Merced del Alto

  • Day 5

    Climbing Through the Parque Nacional Los Cardones

    Today we’ll visit the Camino de los Artesanos, a narrow mountain road featuring some of the most important handcraft-makers of the Northwest. In this land of criollos and gauchos, the traditional culture and ancient weaving techniques are still preserved. Enjoy an amazing mountain ride through the red desert of Los Cardones National Park, known for its famous species of giant cactus. Our friends, the Ruiz Moreno Family, will treat us to a homemade lunch of authentic local dishes at their finca, Casa de Campo La Paya. Tonight we’ll return to Cachi for another relaxing dinner featuring regional specialties.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 25 km
    Accommodations: La Merced del Alto

  • Day 6

    Return to Salta via Cuesta del Obispo

    Today we’ll head back to Salta through Cuesta del Obispo. Touch the clouds as we reach the highest Andean pass of our trip—3348 meters above sea level at Piedra del Molino. Travel downhill along a mountain road for 33 kilometers before reaching the green fields of the Lerma Valley. Enjoy scenic views of the tobacco plantations in the rural towns that surround the city of Salta. In the afternoon, we’ll arrive at Finca Valentina. Delight in the stunning views of the surrounding Andes as we celebrate the evening with a special goodbye dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Accomplished: 32 miles / 50 km
    Accommodations: Finca Valentina

  • Day 7

    Salta City Walk

    Before your departure today, you’ll be treated to a walking tour of the city of Salta, including a visit to the MAAM (Museum of High Altitude Archeology) to learn more about the High Altitude Sanctuaries of the Andes and the Inca footprint in Salta. Later, return to Finca Valentina for a delectable lunch before your guides transfer you to the airport.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Accomplished: 1 mile / 2 km walking

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Salta, Argentina
Pick-Up Location: 12:00pm at the Salta Airport or at your Salta hotel

Depart

Airport City: Salta, Argentina
Drop-Off Location: 1:00pm in Salta

Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service
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