Here’s what to expect in terms of typical food when you take a bicycle tour in Argentina with us.
Hotel breakfasts are usually continental breakfasts – a roll with jam, butter and hot tea or coffee. Usually, instant coffee (Nescafe) is offered instead of freshly brewed coffee. On tour, we try to have a more filling breakfast including cereal, fruit and milk. If you need a more satisfying breakfast you can buy cheeses, fruit, or cold cuts, at the grocery store or corner store. You might also be tempted by the smell of freshly baked bread at the panaderías. These stores offer a variety of delicious rolls fresh out of the oven as well as pastries sweetened with manjar, which is similar to caramel.
For our more remote tours in northern Argentina, we will provide packed lunches on the road, as the area is sparsely settled with few places to eat along the way.
On our tours in other regions of Argentina, you’ll be able to find snacks along the way, e.g. at corner stores, and panaderías offer ice cream, pastries, chips, fruit, juice and water.
Also, our support van will always be there stocked with water and snacks to keep you going.
We will provide suggestions for the evenings scheduled for dinner on your own. A common meal might be pollo a lo pobre, which is fried chicken, French fries, and a fried egg. Salads are a common menu item (as a first course, not as an entire meal), but note that they come with exactly what they say. For example, an ensalada de tomate (tomato salad), is chopped tomatoes on a bed of shredded lettuce. Nicer restaurants will offer a variety of seafood dishes and soups as well, and don’t forget that Argentina is famous for their beef!