South American Epic section 7

Across the Andes
This section begins in Salta with its stunning colonial architecture and friendly roadside cafes. Spinning out of town, the cyclists will find themselves pedaling through the picturesque Valles Calchaquies, passing by small villages and weaver’s workshops. A rest day in the town of Cafayate allows the riders time to explore the red rocks of the Quebrada de las Conchas and the Garganta del Diablo as well as local wineries like Finca Las Nubes which specializes in the Torrontés varietal. Heading south on historic Ruta 40 the landscape shifts from Triassic badlands to mountainsides striped with rocks of green, yellow, red, brown, purple, white and pink.


  • Red rock formation of the Calchaqui Valleys
  • Mendoza – Argentina’s capital of wine production
  • Cycling historic Ruta 40
  • Cross the Andes into Chile


TypeTour bike
Duration19 days
Total distance9988 mi / 1590 km
Group sizemin.10 max. 45
LodgingCamping, hotels
BicycleBring your own
States or countryArgentina, Chili
Airport startSalta, Martín Miguel de Güemes SLA
Airport finishSantiago SCL

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