The ride takes place in one of the most renamed region of enormous archaeological and paleontological value in Latin America. This bike tour will drive us through a palette of colours, from the ocher orange, purple, brown to gold. By bike we have the opportunity to access incredible parks such as the well-known “Ischigualasto” and “Talampaya” as well as places like the “Cañon del Ocre” where the landscapes and the tones will take your breath away. Come experience the magical Northwest with us!
|DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL||El Chiflon/ Chilecito, La Rioja|
|DEPARTING TIME||Friday night in Buenos Aires|
|Dates||April, May, September, October|
Fantastic mountain bike tour in La Rioja in north Argentina, from Ischigualasto and Talampaya to “Miranda Slope” and “Cañon del Ocre”.
Day 1: Arrival in El Chiflon
Day 2: Ischigualasto Provincial Park
Once accredited inside the park and with the bikes ready to ride, our 40km adventure begins. The undulating route takes us through a desert landscape “planet” aspect that, as a result of its paleontological and geological wealth, was declared a provincial park and a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Along the way we will stop to see several of its geoforms such as “The mushroom”, “Painted wall” or “Balls field” as well as being able to visit the “William Sill” museum, where you can see fossils and the way paleontologists work with them.
At the end of the tour we will have the opportunity to access the Park’s Hall Center and museum. After lunch, we continue our route along Route 150 in the direction of Huaco. This recently paved route is the link between the Sanjuan’s Valleys and the Andes Mountains and is known as “the scenic route”. On the 37km stretch chosen to pedal, not only the broken landscape stands out with countless shades and colors, we will also cross twelve bridges and six tunnels. The first kilometers will be wavy, up to kilometer sixteen, then twenty kilometers of unique landscapes and much descent. We load the bikes and return to the hotel “El Chiflón”. 76km and 566 mts elevation gain