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Duration: 8 days, 6 biking (from
Distance: 285 km (120 km
on paved roads).
Description: On this tour we
cross the Tropic of Capricorn and experience more than the
" seven colors " of the Quebrada valley. Following off the beaten
track roads and paths we will discover other cultures and ancient
Places: Ciudad de Jujuy, Quebrada
de Humahuaca, Coctaca (pre-Columbian ruins), Tilcara, Purmamarca,
Maimará, Salinas Grandes, Tumbaya, lagoon de Yala, Abra de
Potrerrillos (4200m above sea level), Reyes hot springs.
Difficulty: We mountain bike
285 km, 120 km of this on paved road. 70 % is downhill. Approximately
60 km are on trails and secondary gravel roads. There is no more
than 3 hs cycling per day.
size: minimum 8 people. Registration should be confirmed
two months in advance otherwise a 15% will be added to the price.
Program and itinerary:
Day 1 - Jujuy and Humahuaca:
Meet in Jujuy and transfer to Humahuaca (130 km) by minibus. Short
walk through town to adapt to high altitude.
Lodging: in hostel-inn, hosteria.
Day 2 -Humahuaca:
Humahuaca surrounding areas and visit to -Coctaca- the biggest pre-Columbian
ruins in Argentina.
Daily bike riding rate: 40 km gravel road.
Lodging: in hostel-inn, hosteria
Day 3 - Tilcara:
Cycling to Tilcara past Huacalera and crossing the Tropic of Capricorn.
Hiking tour through the ruins of a "Pucara", an ancient fortress
with a fantastic view point.
Daily bike riding rate: 45 km paved road.
Lodging: in hostel-inn - hosteria
Day 4 -Purmamarca:
Purmamarca passing by Maimara. 25 km ride touring and trekking the
Daily bike riding rate: 25 km paved road
Lodging: in hostel-inn - hosteria
Day 5 -Salinas Grandes:
Transfer to the "Salinas Grandes" salt pans, returning through the
mountain pass of Abra de potrerillos (4200m.a.s.l) and descending
2000m. On the "Cuesta de Lipan" path . A gravel road that leads
us back to
Daily bike riding rate: 65 km gravel road.
in hostel-inn - hosteria in Purmamarca.
Day 6 - Yala Jujuy
Yala (1445m.a.s.l.) Cycling by Tumbuya and volcano, with a 10 km
downhill on paved road. In the afternoon we visit a hidden waterfall
after in Yunga jungle.
Daily bike riding rate: 58 km (15 km gravel road).
Lodging: in cabins.
7 -Yala - Jujuy:
Climb up to the Yala lagoon (Yunga jungle), Hot spring "Termas de
Reyes" and the final 17 km down to Jujuy.
Daily bike riding rate: 52 km (40 km gravel road).
Lodging: in hotel.
Day 8 - Jujuy city:
Breakfast and farewell. City tour is optional.
Included Services: Permanent
assistance by two guides, Support
all meals (4 meals during the day and snacks - energy boosters
during the ride and beverages), Lodging in in hostel-inn - hosterias,
Mechanical assistance and spare bikes, .
Not included: transfer or flight ticket from Buenos Aires
Mountain bike or hybrid,with gravel and paved road tires and prior
mechanical check up
Water bottle or water backpack (Camel)
Sunblock lotion and lipbalm
No need for saddlebags unless you want to carry your own camera
clothing: Bike pants short & long, Running pants, Windbreaker,
synthetic long sleeve shirt, T-shirts, Polar fleece jacket, Gloves,
Socks synthetic & wool, Rain poncho (optional) ,
Sandals or spare tennis shoes, polar neck.
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