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Save $200 on South America Tours!

by Jessie Beyer - Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Book before November 15th and save on all South America tours. (If you’re looking for a guaranteed to run tour check out Patagonia’s Lakes Districts, we’ve got tours running as early as this December!)

Bicycling Northern Argentina Plus! Ruins of Quilmes

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.

Departure Dates

Bicycling Northern Argentina (8-day)

Sep 5-12, 2020

Bicycling Northern Argentina Plus! Ruins of Quilmes (12-day tour)

Sep 5-16, 2020


Bicycle Patagonia’s Lakes District Plus! the Island of Chiloé

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.

Departure Dates

Bicycling Patagonia’s Lakes District (7-day)

Dec 7-13, 2019 – Guaranteed to Go!
Feb 15-21, 2020 – Guaranteed to Go!

Bicycling Patagonia’s Lakes District Plus! The Island of Chiloé (10-day)

Dec 7-16, 2019 – Guaranteed to Go!
Feb 15-24, 2020 -Guaranteed to Go!


Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country Plus! the Pacific Coast

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.

2020 Departure Dates

Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country (7-day)

Mar 14-21
Sep 26 – Oct 3

Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country Plus! the Pacific Coast (11-day)

Mar 14-24
Sep 26 – Oct 6


 

Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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