ROUTE 40 CENTRAL 7 DAYS

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Discover Mendoza-San Juan in our Honda Tornado 250cc motorcycle, ideal for alternate on-off roads, easy to operate with all types of terrain, so you can enjoy the amazing and inhospitable landscapes that we cross.
We drive through Valles Cordilleranos of the Central Andes, where crops are high, small villages, surrounded by the highes mountains in America, with peaks up to 6,952 meters. We visited the famous "Pampa El Leoncito" (dry lake) where this flat area allow you to speed up. 
In our tour we visited wineries and vineyards, and tasted wines that are national pride, known worldwide as the Malbec.
 We will do mountains crossing up to 3,600 meters. Beautiful Scenery, the Andes with eternal snows. In this section the landscape reminiscent of Patagonia, with its plains and yellow grasses, indicates that Patagonia begins.
Visited Llancanelo and Payunia, considered World Heritage by its beauty, its rich fauna and for being one of the most populated places of volcanoes in the world, 800 are sighted. Also visit Hot Springs, take a bath and relax, enjoy the view of the mountains.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

-Aconcagua 6962 msnm
-Pampa “El Leoncito”
-Old Route Ruta 40
-Volcanoes “La Payunia”


 

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Day 1

We start our tour heading Villavicencio reservation, visiting abandon Hotel Villavicencio, then we took the “year road” called that way because it 365 turns, gravel road in good conditions, reaching 3000 msnm, visited “El Balcón, from her ewe can see the Aconcagua and the Central Andes, we continue through and old mining road, crossing the foothills of the Andes, we arrive in to Barreal, visited La Pampa el Leoncito. Total 250km.

Day 2

Wake up in Barreal, heading Uspallata Valley, we will ride across this beautiful valley, in one side the Andes and the other the foothills,  40 km of gravel. Visited Aconcagua National Park, “The Redeemer” climbing 4000 msnm, then we head Route 7, riding Amazing turns and beautiful landscape, then we take “La Carrera” road, we arrive into Tupungato finalizing our they having a dinner at a winery, tasting excellent wines. Total 300km.

Day 3 

The Adventure begins! From district Pareditas we head the mountains, visiting nicest places in argentina, “La Laguna del Diamante”, with its volcano. (Visit the lagoon it only available during summer season, rest of the year is with snow). From “Pareditas” the sinuous road takes us to the “Laguna del Diamante”, we do some crossings up to 3600msnm.  70 km of gravel, drive skills are requiring in this kind of terrains. Total 140 km of gravel.

Day 4

The mythical “Ruta 40”, we ride through the Central Route 40, sand roads, soft, and beautiful landscape, remind us being at the Patagonia, we arrive to the Hot Springs  “Las termas El Sosneado”, we visit the world famous sky resort Las Leñas. El recorrido Total 300km, most f the stage is gravel.

Day 5 

After breakfast we head “Valle Hermoso” (beautiful valley), once we arrive we understand why its called Valle Hermoso!!!, from the top of the valley we can see the rivers and lagoons that draw the landscape. We expend the day riding around the Valley, with river crossing, barbecue, and coming back to Malargue. Total 200km.

Day 6

From Malargue we head south and arriving to “La Reserva La Payunia” (volcano area), with more than 800 volcanoes, the landscape is incredible, colors, formations, volcanic sand, we expend the day discovering the reservation. Heading El Nihuil we stop to visit Laguna de Yancanelo, flamingos and more fauna around.  Total 300km.

Day 7

“El Nihuil”, is where the Rally Dakar come every year to surf the dunes, if we feel combortable we ride our bikes in the dunes. After having fun at the dunes we travel the “Cañon del Atuel” with beautiful rock formations, colors and the river next to us. Total 150km.
 


Highlights


TOUR

DISTANCE APROX.: 1640 KM 80% OFF ROAD
SURFACE: Asfalto, Ripio Suelto, Camino de Cornisas, Arenilla
MOTORCYCLE TYPE: Moto Touring
LEVEL: Nivel 3
PARTICIPANTS RENTING MOTORCYCLE: Min. 3 pax / Max. 5 pax
PARTICIPANTS OWNED MOTORCYCLE: Min. 3 pax / Max. 10 pax
DURATION: 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS


PROGRAM

-Moto Honda Tornado 250cc
-Guide
-4x4 Support Vehicle
-Fuel not included, you can include it during buying process
-Lunch, Accommodation and Diner
-Transfer Hotel Airport 
-All meals included


 

Route

  1. Mendoza