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.
• Distance: 44km approx. (30% asphalt)
• Time: 4h approx.
• Overnight: cabins
• Difference in altitude: 1570mts (+) 377mts (-)
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.
• Distance: 76 km (55% asphalt)
• Time: 5 hours approx.
• Overnight: Cabins
• Difference in altitude: 638mts (+) 1,369mts (-)
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 (-)
Breakfast. We travel to Mendoza. End of our services
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.
From Tunuyan - Quebrada del Cóndor (Potrerillos)- Potrerillos - Cacheuta - Tupungato
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.
We ride without saddlebags. If possible, without a backpack. Your personal belongings will travel in the support vehicle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
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.
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.
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