130 mi. / 209 km5 days
Cerros de Mendoza, Argentina
19 Oct 21 Taneli Roininen Latin America
Cerros 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...