La Quebrada de Humahuaca + Acay extension


On this tour we cross the Tropic of Capricorn and experience more than the ” seven colors ” of the Quebrada valley. Following off the beaten track roads and paths we will discover other cultures and ancient pre-Columbian towns.

1 Nov 2015
Photos of the last travel in La Quebrada de Humahuaca + Acay extension

Day 1 – Jujuy and Humahuaca:
Meet in Jujuy and transfer to Humahuaca (130 km) by minibus. Short walk through town to adapt to high altitude.
Lodging: in hostel-inn, hosteria.

Day 2 -Humahuaca:
Humahuaca surrounding areas and visit to -Coctaca- the biggest pre-Columbian ruins in Argentina.
Daily bike riding rate: 40 km gravel road.
Lodging: in hostel-inn, hosteria

Day 3 – Tilcara:
Cycling to Tilcara past Huacalera and crossing the Tropic of Capricorn. Hiking tour through the ruins of a “Pucara”, an ancient fortress with a fantastic view point.
Daily bike riding rate: 45 km paved road.
Lodging: in hostel-inn – hosteria

Day 4 -Purmamarca:
To Purmamarca passing by Maimara. 25 km ride touring and trekking the surrounding area.
Daily bike riding rate: 25 km paved road
Lodging: in hostel-inn – hosteria

Day 5 -Salinas Grandes:
Transfer to the “Salinas Grandes” salt pans, returning through the mountain pass of Abra de potrerillos (4200m.a.s.l) and descending 2000m. On the “Cuesta de Lipan” path . A gravel road that leads us back to
Purmamarca (2275m.a.s.l).
Daily bike riding rate: 65 km gravel road.
Lodging: in hostel-inn – hosteria in Purmamarca.

Day 6 – Yala Jujuy
Yala (1445m.a.s.l.) Cycling by Tumbuya and volcano, with a 10 km downhill on paved road. In the afternoon we visit a hidden waterfall after in Yunga jungle.
Daily bike riding rate: 58 km (15 km gravel road).
Lodging: in cabins.

Day 7 -Yala – Jujuy:
Climb up to the Yala lagoon (Yunga jungle), Hot spring “Termas de Reyes” and the final 17 km down to Jujuy.
Daily bike riding rate: 52 km (40 km gravel road).
Lodging: in hotel.

Day 8 – Jujuy city:
Breakfast and farewell. City tour is optional.

Ciudad de Jujuy, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Coctaca (pre-Columbian ruins), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Maimará, Salinas Grandes, Tumbaya, lagoon de Yala, Abra de Potrerrillos (4200m above sea level), Reyes hot springs.

285 km (120 km on paved roads)

We mountain bike 285 km, 120 km of this on paved road. 70 % is downhill. Approximately 60 km are on trails and secondary gravel roads. There is no more than 3 hs cycling per day.

minimum 8 people. Registration should be confirmed two months in advance otherwise a 15% will be added to the price.

  • Permanent assistance by two guides
  • Support vehicle
  • all meals (4 meals during the day and snacks - energy boosters during the ride and beverages)
  • Lodging in in hostel-inn - hosterias
  • Mechanical assistance and spare bikes

  • transfer or flight ticket from Buenos Aires (round trip).

  • Mountain bike or hybrid,with gravel and paved road tires and prior mechanical check up
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle or water backpack (Camel)
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal medication
  • Sunblock lotion and lipbalm
  • No need for saddlebags unless you want to carry your own camera

  • Bike pants short & long
  • Running pants
  • Windbreaker
  • synthetic long sleeve shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Polar fleece jacket
  • Gloves
  • Socks synthetic & wool
  • Rain poncho (optional)
  • Sandals or spare tennis shoes
  • polar neck