130 mi. / 209 km5 days
Cerros de Mendoza, Argentina19 Oct 21 Taneli Roininen Latin AmericaCerros de Mendoza is a five day, 211km desert route connecting Mendoza, the wine capital of South America, to the oasis village of Barreal, in central Argentina. Demanding climbs, sandy and rocky riding surfaces, blazing sun and hot summer temperatures make this route demanding. As a reward, enjoy solitary desert riding in the foothill of the Andes, with views to the higher Central Andean range and the endless Argentinian steppe. If you are heading north toward the Ruta de Los Seis Miles, this route gives you a hint of what the Puna region has to offer...
327 mi. / 526 km12 days
Ruta de Los Seis Miles, Sur7 Oct 9 Taneli Roininen Latin AmericaRuta de Los Seis Miles, Sur, is a 530km, 12 day high altitude desert traverse across the Argentinian Central Andean Dry Puna. It offers physically and mentally demanding high altitude touring, balanced with dream-like sceneries of salt flats, colorful lakes and some of the highest volcanos in the world. Together with its big brother the Ruta de Los Seis Miles, Norte, it creates a 1313km, 33 day Puna crossing.
487 mi. / 784 km21 days
Ruta de Los Seis Miles, Norte27 Oct 9 Taneli Roininen Latin AmericaRuta de Los Seis Miles, Norte, is a 784km, 21-day high altitude desert traverse across the Central Andean Dry Puna in Chile and Argentina. As is evident from its difficulty rating, this is a ride that promises amongst the most physically and mentally demanding high altitude touring in the Andes. Thankfully, this is balanced by dream-like sceneries of colorful mountains, salt fields, lava flows, flamingo-filled lakes and some of the highest volcanos in the world, far away from the human civilization. Together with its little brother the Ruta de Los Seis Miles, Sur, it forms a 1313km, 33 day Puna crossing.
220 mi. / 354 km6 days
Patagonia Beer Trail, Argentina44 Jul 25 Taneli Roininen Latin AmericaThe Patagonian Beer Trail runs between the Argentinian settlements of El Bolsón and San Martin de Los Andes, connecting three centers of Patagonian beer culture along the way. The route combines faded double-tracks that cross the sparse Argentinian steppe, with established back roads that run alongside crystal clear rivers in the lush Cordillera. As such, it offers a wide variety of both riding and flavors of ale...
390 mi. / 628 km10 days
Fin Del Mundo: Bikepacking The End of The World34 Oct 20 Taneli RoininenThe route to the ‘Fin del Mundo’ across the island of Tierra del Fuego goes through remote Patagonian desert-like steppe and ancient primary forests. Using seldom seen gravel roads and doubletrack it connects the two major towns of southern Patagonia: Punta Arenas in Chile and Ushuaia in Argentina.