Mountainbike Valle de Uco - From Cacheuta to Tunuyan - Mendoza

From Cacheuta - Quebrada del Cóndor (Potrerillos)- Manzano Histórico (Tunuyán)- Vista Flores

  • Start Date : 2021-Oct-09
    End Date: 2021-Oct-11
  • Hora Inicio: 10 am
    Hora Fin: 12 am
  • Meeting Point:Mendoza
    End time: Mendoza
  • Duration:4 days
    Availability: 15 available spots
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Mountainbike Uco Valley - Mendoza

Propuesta

ITINERARY:

Day 1:

Meeting in Mendoza 10 am. Transfer to Cacheuta. Lunch, and we start pedaling, we head west, passing the Potrerillos reservoir, crossing the towns of El Salto and Las Vegas, leading us to La Quebrada del Cóndor where we´ll spend the night. Dinner.

MSNM.: 1380

Distance: 44km approx. (30% asphalt)
Time: 4h approx.
Overnight: cabins
Difference in altitude: 1570mts (+) 377mts (-)

Day 2:

After breakfast, we head towards the Manzano Historico located in Tunuyán´s department. Crossing the department of Tupungato and agricultural production areas. Arrival at the Manzano, dinner and overnight in cabins.

MSNM.: 1200

Distance: 76 km (55% asphalt)
Time: 5 hours approx.
Overnight: Cabins
Difference in altitude: 638mts (+) 1,369mts (-)

Day 3:

Descending from  El Manzano to the entrance of a dirty road that takes us through the countryside to the back of the Clos de los Siete winery, we enter the path inside the winery and pass through the vineyards to Clodomiro Silva street; thru one of the main production areas of the department. We cross the center of Vista Flores town until we reach our overnight place. Farewell dinner!

Overnight: Cabins at the Cochi Lihue campsite
Distance: 35 km approx. (60% asphalt)
Time: 3.5 hours approx.
Difference in altitude: 747 (-)

Day 4:

Breakfast. We travel to Mendoza. End of our services

Note

This mountain bike journey is a demanding trip that requires preparation and good physical condition of the participants.

They must also have a bicycle in good condition, with the basic elements listed below.

  • Minimum Group 8.
  • Special dates on request for groups to consult.
  • Total distance: 155km.
Program subject to climatic, geographic or political conditions. Changes may occur on the trip depending on various circumstances and factors. The decisions will be exclusively in charge of the guides and coordinators.

Included Services
  • Bicicle Transportation from Mendoza to Cacheuta & from Villa Flores to Mendoza.
  • Permanent coordination and Guides
  • Support vehicle and emergency mechanical assistance.
  • Satellite Monitoring of the trip
  • 3 night-accommodation in  hostels, cabins, hotel, according to the itinenary
  • All Meals included from day 2 to day 7
  • Energy Bars
  • VHF Equipment
  • Free verification of the Mountain Bike mechanical condition.
  • Personal Accidents Insurance
  • Replacement bicycle

Services NOT included
  • Trip to & from Mendoza
  • Bicycle Transportation to Mendoza
  • Extra replacement parts
  • MTB Insurance
  • Bycicle
  • Luggage or bikes insurance in regular transportation.
  • Beverages

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Faq

How many kilometres do we ride per day?

We pedal an average of 50 km per day ,from 10am to 5pm. We will stop for hydration, to take pictures, lunch and to visit interesting places while we cross.

 

Do we ride with a backpack or saddlebag?

We ride without saddlebags. If possible, without a backpack. Your personal belongings will travel in the support vehicle.

 

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

For 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.

 

How do I transfer my bike to San Martin de los Andes?
  • CAR: If you travel by car to San Martin.
  • BUS: You must pack it and send it to San Martin de los Andes. You should check with the bus company if you can travel with your bike in the bus or if you should send it before hand.
  • PLANE (Recommended): If you need advice, consult us. You should put protections inside the box. A good recommendation is to store inside clothes, sleeping bag, etc. so that your bike can travel as much protected as possible. Keep in mind that you should not pay extra for carrying the bike, since it is considered sports equipment (if it is within 15kg ). Take into account  that as carry-on luggage ,you can also carry 5kg.

 

What happens if I get tired and I can not continue?

The entire journey is accompanied by a support vehicle. In case of getting tired or if injured, we can carry your bike and continue in the vehicle.

 

What happens if I break my bike?

Our support vehicle is equipped with tools and materials to fix your bike. In case it can not be repaired, we have a spare bicycle to replace your damaged one.

Graduación de dificultad

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

 How to dress and personal equipment

The secret is to dress in layers, to obtain maximum comfort;  the best performance at minimum weight. It is important to use windproof and dry-fit clothes , that is why we do not recommend using cotton. If you think of buying new shoes, make sure to wear them before the trip. The weather may vary, although we have seen the forecast, the weather is unpredictable. Nights are cold. Although the sun shines, always wear a coat and waterproof jacket. Always try to wear UV glasses and use sunscreen even if it is cloudy. If possible, avoid exposure to solar radiation, at any time. All these precautions contribute to your health and well-being.

 

GENERAL EQUIPMENT: MTB
  •  MTB bicycle in good condition (Check bicycle; it must be in optimal conditions. Check brakes).
  • Helmet (MANDATORY)
  • Sunglesses (MANDATORY)
  • Gloves
  • 2 spare inner tubes.
  • 1 fuse
  • Inflator suitable for your bike.
  • Forks inflator (if required)
  • Front and rear lights. Spare batteries.
  • Refractory front and rear.
  • Physical Fitness Certificate *** (where your Doctor indicates that you are fit for this activity).

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
  • Sun hat - Multifunction scarf , Buff.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Short or long leggings with pad
  • T-shirts made of synthetic material (dry fit type) for pedaling.
  • Windproof jacket
  • Sneakers for pedaling
  • 2 short sleeves  T-shirts
  • Underwear.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Comfortable shoes to be in the camp.
  • Socks
  • Warm gloves
  • Long sleeve shirt x 1
  • Long trousers x 1
  • Extra coat 
  • Swimming wear (to bathe in the hot springs or rivers)
  • 2 coats (Polyester fleece)
  • Warm hat 
  • Jacket or duvet vest (optional)
  • Waterproof jacket of outer layer (ultrex or gore tex or similar would be ideal) - in case of not having, complement a windbreaker with a plastic layer.
PERSONAL ELEMENTS
  • Passport, ID card, ID.
  • Medical insurance (MANDATORY)
  • Medical and personal information completed, authorization.

 

MISCELLANEOUS
  • FRONTAL flashlight with batteries (spare batteries).
  • Heavy-duty large plastic bags for storing clothes.

 

HEALTH & HYGIENE
  • Sun glasses. (MANDATORY)
  • Personal first-aid kit (medication with the relevant recipe).
  • Sunscreen, Lip balm (factor 30 or more)
  • Soap, shampoo (boy) and small towel.
  • Toilet paper. Scarves Baby wipes.
  • Repellent for insects.

 

HYDRATION
  • 1 or 2 bottles - optional Camelback, Nalgene or similar.

 

OPTIONAL, not mandatory (see space and weight)
  • SILVER TAPE tape, for blisters and repairs.
  • Steel thermos
  • Mini - sewing kit
  • Monocle. Photographic or video equipment
  • Book, notebook, travel diary, pencil, pen.
  • Penknife
  • Some drink / dessert to share in the camp.

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