Cycling Holidays in
Chile & Argentina
Patagonia & the Lake District
Rainforest, Ravines and Puna
Bespoke tours of Chile/Argentina tailored especially for you
Argentina is a dream destination for the adventure cyclist, rich in geographical and historical diversity. redspokes itineraries journey through pristine natural landscapes on quiet roads and gravel path.
redspokes Northern Argentina tour takes in rainforest, dramatic ravines, the Andean puna and dazzling white salt flats. Indigenous history, colonial influences and thriving wine production make this an area rich in geographical, historical and contemporary charms. From Salta ‘la Linda’ we cycle to Cafayete wine region along the Calchaquíes valleys, passing Quebrada de las Conchas sandstone gorge that dates from the Cretaceous Period. We discover the unique vistas of Arrows Ravine along Argentina’s longest road, Ruta 40, visit picturesque Cachi, Los Cardones National Park and Quebrada de Humahuaca world heritage ravine.
The ever-changing Patagonian scenery, shaped by millions of years of volcanic activity, is rich with outstanding natural beauty: smouldering volcanoes, snow-capped mountains and towering granite peaks. The lower slopes of the Andes are blanketed with ancient rainforest and lush vegetation Deep valleys are filled with icy fjords, emerald lakes and tumbling waterfalls. From Puerto Montt to Temuco redspokes seven lakes Argentina and Chile route encompasses some of the most awe-inspiring and contrasting panoramas in South America.
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Chile & Argentina
redspokes Patagonian Lake District cycling holiday is a journey through one of the most magnificent landscapes in the world. This spectacular area, featuring both strong European influences and indigenous cultures, spans 300 km from north to south and overlaps the dramatic Andean Mountain range between Chile and Argentina.
The ever-changing scenery has been shaped by millions of years of volcanic activity. Smouldering peaks dominate the skyline alongside snow-capped mountains and towering granite summits along our cycling route. The lower slopes of the Andes are blanketed with ancient rainforest and lush vegetation. Deep valleys are filled with icy fjords, emerald lakes and tumbling waterfalls in a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. What better vantage point could there be than the saddle of a bicycle?
From Frutillar we cycle along the shores of the Llanquihue Lake with views of Osorno, Puntiagudo, Tronador and Calbuco Volcanoes. Crossing the border into Argentina, our holiday continues as we mountain bike on to Bariloche, the adventure capital of the Patagonian Lake District, for a rest day with the option of tackling the famous circular cycle route. From here we embark on the stunning Seven Lakes Route (one of the most scenic in Argentina) to San Martin de los Andes with its breath-taking lakeside setting. Crossing back into Chile riding along the Huahum path, we cycle through the Villarrica national park to Pucón, the main adventure tourism hub of the Chilean Lake District, with Volcán Villarrica as a simmering backdrop. Our holiday ends at Parque Conguillio. Chile’s first geo park is home to underground lakes, deep water lagoons and South America’s most active volcano: Llaima. Encompassing some of the most awe-inspiring panoramas in South America, redspokes Chile Argentina cycling holiday offers an array of contrasts and will leave you with lasting memories.
redspokes' Northern Argentina cycling holiday takes in rainforest, dramatic ravines, the Andean puna and dazzling white salt flats, set against cobalt blue skies. Indigenous cultures, colonial influences and thriving wine production make this a wonderful area to explore by bicycle, rich in geographical, historical and contemporary charms.
Our North Argentina adventure cycling holiday begins in Salta ‘la Linda’; a beautiful colonial city with outstanding architecture and dramatic landscapes. We cycle from Salta to Cafayate riding along the Calchaquíes valleys, and biking through Quebrada de las Conchas, a dramatic sandstone gorge that dates from the Cretaceous Period. Cafayate is the second best-known wine region in Argentina after Mendoza, with a fast-growing reputation. The colonial town of Cafayate is in an idyllic location surrounded by vineyards. Our North Argentina cycling holiday continues as we ride along Argentina’s longest road, Ruta 40, cycling southwards to the Sacred City of The Quilmes, discovering ancient indigenous culture and enjoying the unique vistas of Arrows Ravine with 20m rock walls that flank the winding road. Our cycling route brings us to picturesque Cachi characterised by adobe clay houses and cobblestone streets. The town also boasts the highest bodega in the world, at an altitude just short of 2,500 m. Looping back to cycle through Los Cardones National Park we ride the Piedra de Molino pass before we have a cycle downhill zig zagging road along the Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop Hill); a twisting descent through sculpted rocks. We will hopefully see one or more wild condors and are guaranteed to enjoy the vistas of the Enchanted Valley beneath us. We enjoy a rest day back in Salta. Next on our cycling journey we ride north to the wondrous Quebrada de Humahuaca world heritage ravine that runs towards Bolivia exploring local indigenous areas and visit the amazing Cerro Siete Colores (Seven Colours Hill). Cycling from the arid yet colourful mountains we ride to rainforest and transfer on to the high-altitude salt flats the Salinas Grandes. We cycle through a seemingly infinite sea of salt framed by a strikingly contrasting blue sky before riding the Lipan Steep descending along multiple switchbacks with dramatic views dropping from 4200m to 2200m over 30km to reach Purmamarca. Next on our North Argentina cycling adventure we ride to the Yala National reserve area. Lagoons which are habitat to many species of bird and other wildlife the cycle to Termas de Reyes hot springs. Indigenous chiefs travelled here to bathe in the mineral rich waters of the They are known as 'Springs of Kings' which were believed to have magical properties. Our cycling holiday ends in San Salvador de Jujuy.
redspokes Northern Argentina tour is rich in Andean culture, clement weather and challenging cycling.
Chile/Argentina Custom Tours
If our advertised dates don’t suit you, if you’re looking for a shorter/longer tour or simply want the enjoyment of travelling on your own or with friends, why not let us create a customised itinerary for you? We can organise private tours for groups of 2 or more people. This will usually be the same cost as for our advertised tour if there are 6 or more and 50-80% higher for smaller numbers.
We have years of experience working in adventure cycling and providing our clients with customised itineraries. A tour with redspokes will capture the imagination and leave lasting memories of this fascinating country.