Cycle tourism in Manzanares - Santa Coloma - Torres - Carlos Keen - Lujan - Open door. Tourist towns

A day of pure pedal touring tourist towns in Buenos Aires.

  • Start Date : 2022-Apr-02
    End Date: 2022-Apr-02
  • Hora Inicio: 9:30 am.
    Hora Fin: 5:00 pm (approx)
  • Meeting Point:Manzanares
    End time: Manzanares
  • Duration:1 day
    Availability: 15 available spots
Cycle tourism - Rural roads, from Manzanares to Lujan. Round trip on Carlos keen and Open Door.

Proposal

SPECIAL DATES ON REQUEST FOR GROUPS OF MINIMUM 6 PEOPLE - ASK FOR DATE.

Route Description

Meeting: We`ll meet at 9:30 am. at the Manzanares train station, where we`ll have a large and free parking lot, to leave our vehicle.

Starting from Manzanares train station, we will ride our bicycles towards Tomás Santa Coloma, the first stop and first town on our route. To get there we`ll cross Provincial Route 6 (always with the necessary precautions to do so safely). Up to here it is 4 km on a dirt road.

We`ll continue our way to the next destination: Etchegoyen Station, and then to Torres. We will take photos in the station and the typical general store. Santa Coloma and Torres are separated by 12 km of rural roads and another 13 km to Carlos Keen.

From Carlos Keen we will ride to Lujan, where we`ll visit its basilica and after the tour and the photos we will start the march to the last town before reaching our destination, we are talking about Open Door.

Ending:

We will start our return to Manzanares, ending our tour in our vehicle and we`ll enjoy the return home, after a rewarding day of pedaling.

Difficulty:

  • Level: Easy.
  • Km Approx .: 67 km.
  • Roads: 80% dirt, 20% asphalt.

Note

By Car 

How to get to Manzanares ( Ckick Here )

Included Services
  • 2 guides coordinating the tour.
  • Free Verification of the mechanical condition of the Mountain Bike.
  • 2 fruits + Energetics during the tour.
  • Equipment VHF and cell phone for emergencies.
  • Personal Accidents Insurance.
  • Light mechanical assistance. (repair kit, tools, puncture repair supplies, chain cutters, replacement links, cameras, fuses, and other supplies)
  • Snack at the end.

Services NOT included
  • Round trip from Buenos Aires
  • Spare Parts. Extras needed.
  • MTB Insurance.
  • Provision of bicycle.
  • Drinks
  • Lunch: We can have lunch in a Tipical Restaurant , or you can take your own lunch box.

Photo and Video Gallery


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Estacion de Tren: Torres
Cycle tourism Manzanares - Torres - Carlos Keen - Lujan - Open doors

65k of cycling through the tourist towns of the bs as province.

Faq

Do I need previous experience?

It does not require experience, however it is a long pedaling, ideal to start cycling. 

Do we ride with a backpack or saddlebag?

We ride without saddlebags. You can carry a small backpack to have water, extra clothes, Sunscreen, protein bars, etc.

Is it possible to ride with a bicycle that is not MTB?

Because of the geography of the terrain, we do not recommend it. The bicycle we recommend for the trip is a Mountain Bike, minimum 21 gears, with front cushioning, good quality and in good condition.

Can I rent a bicycle ? I have an MTB but it is not so good.

We do not recommend it, we request to bring your own bicycle, the same with the one you work out.

 It is also important that you are comfortable and that you know your bike. In case of contacting us, tell us your experience and training. If you do not have a MTB bike or it is diffcult for you for travel reasons, we can evaluate the rent of a bicycle.

What happens if I break my bike?

We have tools and materials to carry out light repairs, but it is important that you know that your bicycle is prepared for this type of activities. If you have doubts, we recommend you to take it to your trusted bicycle shop to perform a service.

Difficultie´s Graduation

MountainBike: Desnivel / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

MountainBike (B)

It is defined in relation to the pedaling time in each day, the terrain to travel, the experience necessary to make the crossings of several days, taking into account the unevenness that we will have to face.

20% 1 day / no unevenness in flat areas / asphalt and gravel.

40% 2 or 3 days / with little unevenness. Crossings in the province of bs as or missions / asphalt and gravel.

60% 4 or 5 days / uneven. Travesias en el norte, Patagonía / asphalt and gravel.

80% 5 or 6 days / uneven. Travesías Sierras, Camino de Santiago / Path, asphalt, gravel.

100% + than 5 days / with large slopes. Crossings in the Cordillera Central / Trail, asphalt, gravel.

Fitness (F)

Physical demand to wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours pedaling), legs (descents = back / knees) and accumulated days of pedaling.

20% 2 to 4 hours pedaling on the flat or with little unevenness (1 day)

40% 4 to 6 hours of pedaling on the flat or with little unevenness (1 or 2 days)

60% 3 to 5 hours pedaling up to 250mtrs of positive difference - 4 days.

80% 4 to 6 hours of pedaling up to 500mtrs of positive slope - 5 days.

100% 5 to 8 hours of pedaling, + 500mtrs of positive slope, + 6 days.

Technical(T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. And in the ability to face a steep slope (up or down).

20% We travel flat terrain: asphalt and gravel.

40% Routes with moderate ascents and descents: asphalt and gravel.

60% Mixed terrain, with steeper ascents. We can walk on trails.

80% Mixed terrain, trails. Steep descents and ascents.

100% Very technical terrain. Very steep descents and climbs by sections.

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

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Required equipment

GENERAL MTB GEAR
  • Type-Bike Mountain Bike with changes
  • Helmet (REQUIRED)
  • Inner tube

Note: The repair equipment, such as tools, material for puncture repair, chain cutter, links spare part, and other materials will be in charge of our company.

CLOTHES & PERSONAL ELEMENTS
  • Jacket windbreaker. Type Windstopper
  • Warm Clothes ( fleece and leggings)
  • Gloves.
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • DNI / ID
  • Medical insurance 
  • Repellent for insects
  • 1 or 2 water botles (can be Nalgene, Camelback, etc) 
OTHERS
  • Photo Camera
  • Mate

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