Bike Odyssey, a newly launched bicycle tour operator founded by Sam Wood, formerly of Ride & Seek, has announced a Chile and Argentina tour tracing the footsteps of Che Guevara. The 29-day “Che – Bariloche to Santiago” tour covers 2351 kilometres from Bariloche to Santiago and is slated for 17 November to 18 December 2018. Broken into two 14-day stages, prices start at $6486 per stage or $12,637 for the entire tour.
“While our cycling will be tempered by the need to explore the pristine surroundings, in the first week we will ascend (and descend) the height of Mt Everest and in the second, we will conquer in vertical metres the highest peak of the Andes, Mt Aconcagua,” said Wood. “Our daily rides will be buttressed between volcanoes, lakes and thermal springs, coupled with the rocky coastline and the delectable delights of the region’s finest wines.”
Accommodations include beautiful National Park lodges, designer hotels on the Pacific coast, and hip wineries. Bike Odyssey spares no expense on the cuisine, arranging dinners at some of the finest restaurants in the region.
- Ferrying across the spectacular lake district of Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina
- Triple crossing the world’s second highest mountain range by bike
- Circumnavigating the expanse of Alerce Andino National Park
- Witnessing Volcán Villarrica, one of Chile’s most awesome sights
- Visiting the waterfall of Salto Los Indios
- Experiencing the Maule Region’s oceanic food culture
- Riding through Radal Siete Tazas National Park, famed for its rock formations, turquoise pools and seven waterfalls
- Rolling through spectacular Casablanca Valley Wine Region
- Enjoying Chile’s grandest port city, Valparaíso, where Che decided to stow away in the bowels of a ship
- Exploring Chile’s capital and largest city, Santiago