Che Odyssey - South America Cycling Tour

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29 Day(s)
2081 Km
avg 80 Km
Guided

Che’s recycled ‘Bicycle Diaries, 2018’ is Bike Odyssey's most expansive, dramatic and physically engaging expedition yet. From Patagonia’s purest pleasures, to Isla Negra’s haunting Nerudaian poetry, Che tour will envelope you in a unique and spiritual mystery, found only in the unspoilt, enchanted hinterlands of South America. Join us for the launch of this epic adventure love child, as we soar into the dizzy heights of ‘Los Andes’ and their untamed beauty, as we explore Che Guevara’s dusty trails set some sixty years before our tentative and excited scouting.

‘The Man’ himself was lured to this volcanic wonderland by our own thematic inspirations of adventure, cultural discovery and gastronomic hedonism. Our love of cycling narcissism has added an extreme physical element in the form of a tri transversal crossing of this immense tectonic range to add spice to an already broiling cauldron of sensory succulence. While our cycling will be tempered by the need to explore the pristine surrounds, in the first week we will ascend (and descend) the height of Mt Everest and in the the second, we will conquer in vertical meters, the highest peak of the Andes, Mt Aconcagua (which towers above our final destination).

Our crossings will be buttressed between the volcanoes, lakes and thermal springs that abound this magical place. After which, we will kiss goodbye to the Cordilleran peaks, as we meander between the spectacular, rocky coast line and the delectable delights of the country’s finest wine regions.  After four challenging and spiritually uplifting weeks, we will enter the city of Santiago, which sprawls below the highest peak outside the Himalayas; a fitting salute to the thirty thousand vertical meters climbed, during an odyssey that defies adjectival parameters!

Come and join Max, your tour leader and creator of this epic adventure.


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Tour Location

Country:
Argentina|Chile
From:
Santiago
To:
Bariloche

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
29 Days
Terrain:
On-road only|Hills|Big climbs
Tour Type:
Road Bike
Theme:
History
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Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 13300

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
2081 Km
Riding Days:
26
Month(s):
November|December
Departure:
12th Nov 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: $75 per night

Inclusions

All accommodation
All breakfasts, snacks all day and picnic lunches
5 dinners a week
Shuttles at the start and end of the tour to your hotel or airport
Van support (with coffee machine on our remote tours)
1 expert guide per 6 riders
Exceptional documentation - overviews, itineraries, accommodation lists and daily maps with information on locations visited and historical context.
Your own soigneur - At least 2 massages per week on tour to keep the legs and mind fresh!
A history specialist to excite the mind.
Latest technology in navigation and tracking - each rider will have a user friendly GPS device.

Exclusions

Airfares
Personal Insurance
Bike Hire
Personal expenses
Alcohol (we do run an optional wine kitty on tour)

Options

Can be done as one of two 15-day stages

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