2020 South America Tours!by Jessie Beyer - Friday, December 6, 2019
Get off the beaten path in Argentina. Explore the famous Camino Inca – or Inca Trail, a major trade and cultural route between Buenos Aires, Bolivia and Peru. Pedal paved roads through deserts, canyons, cloud forests, and wine country. Bike through Argentina’s rich past and experience the archaeological ruins of once-prosperous, pre-Incan societies that thrived amidst the splendor of the spectacular Rio Grande Valley.
Highlights: Ruins of Tilcara–the Pucará, Salta, Purmamarca’s Cerro de Siete Colores – the Mountain of Seven Colors, UNESCO World Heritage Site Quebrada de Humahuaca, Geological formations at Quebrada de las Conchas, Colorful deserts, Incan ruins, Rides through deserts, lush green valleys, quiet villages, and wine country, Cafayate’s wine country.
Bicycling Northern Argentina (8-day)
Sep 5-12, 2020
Bicycling Northern Argentina Plus! Ruins of Quilmes (12-day tour)
Sep 5-16, 2020
Join us on our 10-day Bicycling Patagonia’s Lakes District Plus! the Island of Chiloé from Argentina to Chile tour where we will cycle paved roads across the Continental Divide in the Andes, from Argentina into Chile. At this latitude, the mountains are much gentler than the severe Peruvian and Ecuadoran landscapes that come to mind when you think of the Andes. Our route winds from the high plateau setting of San Carlos de Bariloche along Andean lakes, down through the valleys of the border region and into Chile’s Lake District. Cycle past conical volcanoes and snow capped Andean peaks, one of Chile’s famous rushing rivers, and relax in the tranquil settings of our lovely hotels.
Tranquil fjords, wooden houses and churches, the rugged coastline of the Pacific: The Island of Chiloé, in northern Chilean Patagonia, is remniscient of the landscapes in Scandinavia. Though it was inhabited long before the Spanish arrived in 1567, the island remained isolated from the commercial trade routes until the founding of the nearby port city Puerto Montt in 1853. During these three isolated centuries, a unique culture developed. The Chilote are of Spanish and indigenous Mapuche descent, and depend on their marine environment to support their way of life.
Highlights: Chile’s Lake District, Views of Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes, Waterfalls on the Petrohué River, thermal pools, San Carlos de Bariloche, Chiloé Island , Wooden Churches, Penguins.
Feb 15-21, 2020 – Guaranteed to Go!
Feb 15-24, 2020 -Guaranteed to Go!
One of the most prestigious “new world” wine producing regions, Chile’s central valley has produced award winning wines in recent years. Join us on our bicycle tour of the Chilean wine country where we pedal through vineyards of the Central Valley before turning south and bicycling along the stunning beaches of the scenic Pacific Coast. We stay in historic colonial cities such as Santa Cruz and Constitucion and visit secluded villages and beach resorts. This is an excellent trip for both wine and food lover and photographer!
The Maule and Colchagua wine valleys of central Chile were featured in National Geographic as a must-see for both adventurers and foodies. What better excuse to hop on a bike and pedal the gently rolling terrain along the foothills of the beautiful Chilean coastal mountains while tasting some of Chile’s world-class wines. Arrival and departure couldn’t be easier as we’ll pick you up and drop you back off in Chile’s capital city Santiago.
Highlights: Visit four Historic Vineyards, Chilean wine, Colonial Chilean cities, Santiago de Chile, Bicycle the Pacific Coast of Chile.
Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country (7-day)
Mar 14-21, 2020
Sep 26 – Oct 3, 2020
Mar 14-24, 2020
Sep 26 – Oct 6, 2020