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Northern Argentina Biking: Vineyards & Andean Culture Off The Beaten Path
|from $4,598* per person||8 Days||March, May, October, November|
|Luxury accommodations||Exertion level: 6|
|Operator: Backroads||18 people max|
- Salta, argentina
- Active & Adventure trips
- Ride through amazing high-altitude valleys, canyons, subtropical forests and a cactus national park
- Experience gaucho culture, based on horse riding, farming, maté drinking, wine and folklore
- Savor world-renowned wines from the Cafayate region
- Connect to Andean indigenous culture and sample asado, a local specialty
- Remote haciendas that appear like a mirage amid the rugged landscape
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ItineraryDays 1-2 From Salta, bike through amazing high-altitude valleys, canyons and subtropical forests on dirt and paved roads Varied vegetation - from algarrobo (carob) trees to lush bromeliads and ferns - lines our route Got on your dancing shoes? Let's chacarera!
Days 3-4 Experience gaucho culture and its horse riding, farming, maté drinking, wine and folklore From an 11,000-foot summit, descend past giant cardón cacti through Los Cardones National Park Watch for llamas and guanacos The hilly ride to the quaint town of Payogasta offers views of the snowcapped Nevado de Cachí After taking in a treadle loom demonstration, it's time for live Andean music In the beautiful Cachí Valley, learn to make empanadas with a local family.
Days 5-6 Remote haciendas appear like a mirage amid the rugged landscape A challenging ride ends at Estancia Colomé, set amid some of the world’s highest-altitude vineyards Explore the 96,000-acre property on two wheels, then tour its impressive bodega and renowned James Turrell Museum.
Days 7-8 Savor acclaimed wines from the Cafayate region Ride along the famed Ruta 40, which stretches the length of Argentina Pedal amid multicolored canyons with otherworldly landforms like the Toad and Devil's Throat.