Why South America? Once winter hits the Northern Hemisphere it is time to head south to warm up and discover the breathtaking natural wonders of Chile and Argentina. Cycle at your own pace along ancient Incan trails in Northwestern Argentina, explore Patagonia's Lake District and Chile's Wine Country. Both novice and advanced cyclists alike will find an itinerary suited to their riding comfort levels and under the guidance of professional tour leaders.
Chile's Central Valley produces lush, award-winning wines. Bicycling Chile's Wine Country tour meanders alongside tapestries of vineyards before arriving at stunning Pacific coast beaches, historic colonial cities, and secluded villages. This is the perfect tour for both the intermediate to advanced cyclist who appreciates robust wines and regional cuisine. Departures available in March and October with prices starting at $3,995.
Bicycling Patagonia's Lakes District from Argentina to Chile traverses a superb route across the Continental Divide from Argentina into Chile. This classic ride departs from the high plateau setting of San Carlos de Bariloche in the shadow of soaring Andean peaks, pristine lakes, and lush valleys en route to Chile's spectacular Lake District. At this latitude the mountains are much gentler than the severe Peruvian and Ecuadoran landscapes. Cycle past conical volcanoes and rushing waterfalls and then rejuvenate in soothing thermal pools. Extend this trip and discover the history and culture on the mystic Island of Chiloe, the second largest Island in Chile. Of course, there are also plenty of opportunities along the way to taste world-class Chilean wines! Departures available in December, 2015 as well as January and February, 2016 with prices starting at $3,350.
There is so much more to see and do in Argentina than visit Patagonia! Discover Northern Argentina introduces the ancient Inca Trail and the present-day prosperity of this spectacular region located in the stunning Rio Grande Valley of Jujuy. Novice riders will enjoy an exhilarating descent from a 10,000 foot perch in Salta and continue pedaling through lush valleys, stopping to explore Incan ruins, deserts, cloud forests, and the much-treasured Cafayate wine country. Departures available in April and September with prices starting at $3495.
Now is the perfect time to plan ahead and book a winter, spring, or autumn South American cycling adventure with the leader in bicycle touring! Bicycle tour specialist, ExperiencePlus!, has been family-owned since 1972. The first U.S. based tour operator to offer bicycle tours in Italy, ExperiencePlus! Has since expanded to include tours in 22 countries blending true cycling expertise with innovative routes and off-the-beaten-path immersion.
ExperiencePlus! was recently included in the 2015 National Geographic Traveler's “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” For further information on tour departures and itineraries please visit www.ExperiencePlus.com