Cycle Chile & Argentina: Atacama to Salta

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5 Based on 5 Reviews
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-18886
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts San Pedro De Atacama, Chile
  • Ends Salta, Argentina
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle through a desert, ravines and a rainforest
  • Visit two South American countries
  • Enjoy excursions to salt flats and the Tatio geysers
Starting in San Pedro De Atacama and ending in Salta, the tour "Cycle Chile & Argentina: Atacama To Salta" is a guided explorer trip that takes 13 days. You will be traveling through Susques, Tilcara, Cafayate and 6 other destinations in Chile and Argentina. "Cycle Chile & Argentina: Atacama To Salta" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

This cycling adventure takes us on a journey through a part of the world that resembles no other. Starting in the popular town of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, and finishing in Salta la Linda, Argentina, we take many roads with very little traffic and no other cyclists. This once-in-a-lifetime journey includes cycling through salt flats, ravines, a serpentine road through a rainforest and in the driest desert in the world.
  • Day 1: Start San Pedro de Atacama; transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: Cycle to the Valley of the Moon
  • Day 3: Visit El Tatio geysers; afternoon ride to San Isidro's Chapel
  • Day 4: Cross border into Argentina; cycle alongside Jama salt flats; transfer to Susques
  • Day 5: Transfer to Salinas Grandes; scenic picnic lunch; downhill ride to the Humahuaca Gorge and the Hill of Seven Colours
  • Day 6: Transfer to El Carmen; cycle through rainforest; transfer to Salta
  • Day 7: Free day in Salta
  • Day 8: Transfer to abandoned train station; cycle along the Conchas River
  • Day 9: Cycle to the Sacred City of Quilmes; guided tour and transfer back
  • Day 10: Ride to the Calchaqui Valley; transfer to Molinos passing the Valley of Arrows
  • Day 11: Cycle using the old National Route 40 to Cachi
  • Day 12: Cycle in Los Cardones National Park; downhill stage along Bishop's Slope; final transfer to Salta
  • Day 13: End Salta
  • 12 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and nine lunches
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Local bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation
  • E-bike hire
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 17 2019
5 - Excellent
Cycling in Chile & Argentina
This was the one of the best cycling trips weve done and couldnt recommend it more highly. There was so much contrast and diversity in the landscapes and terrain each day! No 2 days were the same! From high plateaus, salt flats,... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 13 2019
5 - Excellent
Fantastic scenery
Great riding, fantastic scenery and superb support staff.
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 12 2019
5 - Excellent
Brilliant variety of rides. Best trip ever!
Such a variety of cycling through such a variety of landscapes. Some of the best days riding weve ever done.
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Smiling in Atacama
This trip was absolutely fantastic, I really didn't want it to end. The scenery was jaw dropping with different views and a different cycling experience every day. It's hard to single out anything in particular that stands out... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle Chile & Argentina: Atacama to Salta tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 04 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 04 June 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycle Chile & Argentina: Atacama to Salta tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Cycle Chile & Argentina: Atacama to Salta tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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