Unbelievable variety is commonplace in Argentina’s northwest. From jaw-dropping mountain vistas and canyons that change colour when the sunlight hits them to incredibly lush cloud forests, Argentina comes complete with colourful colonial towns, miles of bike-friendly pavement, flavours and rhythms that have fed and moved generations of Altiplano people, and Salta, known locally as simply “The Beautiful.” Then there’s the wine: as good to rest in (via a wine-spa treatment) as it is to drink. Deliciousness all over.
This is a signature B&R Biking trip—expertly guided, small groups, premium hotels.
Tucuman to Salta
7 Days / 6 Nights
Price per person from: $5,995
Single supplement: $800
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Ride from Tafi del Valle in the majestic “holy valley” to a tutorial on local wine in Cafayate. Get to grips with the traditional BBQ asado, empanadas and other delicacies.
Bathe in barrels of bubbling waters spiked with cabernet at a wine spa. Cycle past some of the region's oldest and newest vines on your way to the charming Colonial town of San Carlos.
Challenge yourself to a Century Ride through the incredible landscapes of Route 68. Hit the pavement in Salta with a guided tour from a long time friend.
Experience the quiet surroundings of “Salta the Beautiful” in the foothills of the Andes mountains. Lunch in a 300-year old former Jesuit home.
Ride through a cloud forest and explore Purmamarca, the “Town of Seven Colours.” Trace part of the “Royal Road,” used by Incans and later the Spanish linking Peru to Argentina.
Soak up the incredible sights of the Salinas Grandes salt flats and the blood-red rocks of Los Colorados. Sit back and relax with a cocktail and a view over the Andes.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel in Purmamarca and chau in Salta.
Patios de Cafayate, Salta
This charming 30-room boutique hotel is situated on the property of the El Esteco winery. Manicured grounds hug the hotel’s colonial architecture, while vineyards drape the surrounding hills. Rich in culture, wine and tradition, Patios de Cafayate Hotel embraces spectacular views of the Calchaquíes Valleys’ vineyards and offers guests extensive gardens and colonial patios. View hotel website »
Hotel Legado Mitico, Salta
Located in Salta’s historic centre, this former mansion has been painstakingly restored and meticulously renovated into a charming eleven-room inn. The property’s spacious, comfortable rooms and modern amenities are perfectly complemented by warm and welcoming common areas and artwork, furniture and décor carefully selected for its cultural significance of the region. View hotel website »
El Manantial Del Silencio, Quebrada de Humahuaca
The vibrant and stylish El Manantial Del Silencio, built with natural, local materials, is infused with the traditional colonial spirit of this lively area: antique tapestries, sofas buried under cushions and renowned gourmet Andean cuisine by a famed Argentinean chef. The outdoor pool is immersed in the relaxing oasis of lush greenery that surrounds the property. View hotel website »
This trip is rated Moderate. The daily bike rides will average roughly 40 km (25 mi.). There is also the option of a Century Ride, and your guides always have some extra optional rides if you want more. Some optional afternoon hiking is offered as a way to explore the coloured canyons.
For this trip, we will provide you with a custom-fitted Trek bike. Your hybrid bike features flat handlebars, a heavier frame and wider tires that altogether provide a wonderfully stable ride. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
- All accommodation
- All breakfasts, six lunches and five dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicle
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Use of a bicycle and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters, hotel service and local support
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“My most memorable moment on this trip was stopping at a colonial home owned by the former caretaker, now in his 70s. He opens the Victrola, winds it up, and puts on a record. We dance with his neighbor, who tells us many years ago the courtyard would be filled every weekend with people laughing and dancing. We thank them as we leave, but he responds no, it is he who should thank us, ‘porque esto es lo que pone el alma en el cuerpo’ (this is what puts soul in the body). As we mount the bikes to leave, I wave goodbye—the owner is standing in the door, catches my eye, and lights up the space between us with his smile.”
— Linda Laskowski,
Argentina Biking 2010
Notes from the Road
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