Argentina Ruta 40 Tour


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Argentina, Chile
South America
Adventure, One-Way, Guided
27 days
4350 miles

A legendary ride through the Andes!

The famous Route 40 is - with more than 3.000 mi - the longest route in Argentina and leads you along the Andes from the very north to the very south of Argentina. We will be riding from subtropical Salta in northern Argentina, through the desert areas of Catamarca and San Juan, through the wine region of Mendoza, along volcanic landscape and crossing the Mapuche-Indian areas of Neuquén to the door to Patagonia, the picturesque lake district of Bariloche and reach southern Patagonia with its impressive mountains such as Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre and the famous glacier Perito Moreno.

Experience Argentina like never before!

This one-way tour starts in Salta and offers a fantastic way to experience Argentina like you've never seen it before. You will explore the adventurous part of the rough Ruta 40, visit wineries, tour the famous glacier Perito Moreno, relaxe in Bariloche, and have spectacular views over green shimmering lakes. You will ride on the legendary Carretera Austral, see Araucaria trees (similar to Sequoia), and visit a museum and a famous rock painting cave. You will pass a lagoon with flamingos, see a penguin colony, pass the Strait of Magellan, and reach Tierra del Fuego and finally the southernmost city in the world - Ushuaia. You will spend your nights in high quality accommodations and have time to check out the delicious traditional cuisine.

Cross four climatic zones!

This adventure tour is crossing half a continent and four climatic zones (subtropical, desert, temperate, and sub polar), so come prepared for all weather! It is suitable for any motorcyclist with some dirt road experience and a very nice trip to bring your partner or teenage kid. The support vehicle will take your luggage to the accommodation.

Sometimes the tour runs from south to north – we will inform you in advance if that is the case.

Highlights:    Quebrada de Cafayate, Calchaqui Valley, Quilmes ruins, Cafayate, Cuesta de Miranda pass, Talampaya Nationalpark, Ischigualasto Nature Park, Mendoza City, Fruit plantations, Volcanic landscapes, Araucaria trees, Lake Aluminé, Bariloche, Road of the Seven Lakes, Los Alerces Nationalpark, Carretera Austral, inland ice field, Lake General Carrera, Salto del Ibañez, Cueva de las Manos, Lake Viedma, Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Perito Moreno glacier, Torres del Paine Nationalpark, lagoon with flamingos, Penguin Colony, Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia

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27 days
4350 miles
3 (out of 5)
Paved, gravel, and occasional dirt roads, with sandy patches and possible river crossings
Passenger only, minimum age 16+
High quality accommodation


Day 1: Arrival in Salta and transfer to the hotel (0 miles)
Day 2: Salta - Cafayate (125 miles)
Day 3: Cafayate - Belen (150 miles)
Day 4: Belen - Villa Union (181 miles)
Day 5: Villa Union - San Augustin del Valle Fertil (188 miles)
Day 6: San Augustin del Valle Fertil - Mendoza City (250 miles)
Day 7: Mendoza City (0 miles)
Day 8: Mendoza City - Malargüe (275 miles)
Day 9: Malargüe - Chos Malal (206 miles)
Day 10: Chos Malal - Villa Pehuenia (250 miles)
Day 11: Villa Pehuenia - San Martín de los Andes (175 miles)
Day 12: San Martín de los Andes - Bariloche (131 miles)
Day 13: Bariloche (rest day) (0 miles)
Day 14: Bariloche - Trevelin (194 miles)
Day 15: Trevelin - Puyuhuapi (156 miles)
Day 16: Puyuhuapi - Coihayque (188 miles)
Day 17: Coihayque - Puerto Guadal (156 miles)
Day 18: Puerto Guadal – Lago Posadas (188 miles)
Day 19: Lago Posadas - Estancia La Angostura (219 miles)
Day 20: Estancia La Angostura - El Chaltén (175 miles)
Day 21: El Chaltén - El Calafate (138 miles)
Day 22: El Calafate - Estancia 3 Pasos (200 miles)
Day 23: Estancia 3 Pasos - Puerto Natales (75 miles)
Day 24: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas (200 miles)
Day 25: Punta Arenas - Rio Grande (188 miles)
Day 26: Rio Grande – La Pataia - Ushuaia (125 miles)
Day 27: Transfer to the ariport, departure from Ushuaia (0 miles)

Booking Requirements

- All-weather motorcycle experience
- Rider's age, minimum 21 years
- Endurance to ride for long distances
- Dirt riding experience
- Valid motorcycle endorsed driver's license, category A (non-restrictive)
- Valid ID, or any required document to travel to this country (passport, visa, etc.)
- Helmets required


Rider Passenger
BMW F700GS: US $13500 US $6900
BMW F800GS: US $14100 US $6900
BMW R1200GS: US $14900 US $6900
Own motorcycle: -- --

Single room supplement:

US $2000


Note: All prices are based on a minimum of 4 riders per group.

Included Services

- Experienced tour guide on motorcycle, multilingual
- Rental motorcycle
- Third party insurance and comprehensive insurance, with deductible: US $4000.00
- Gasoline
- Support vehicle for luggage transport & service (mechanic) & passengers (limited)
- Maps
- Motorcycle documents for border crossing
- Satellite phone
- Airport shuttle (SLA, USH)
- Snacks & water
- 26x Breakfast
- 26x Dinner
- 26x Accommodation, double occupancy (if share is not available,
  the single supplementwill apply)
- Booking fee
- Taxes
- Toll fee & ferry fees
- Luggage storage

Not included

All services not specified in the "included services" section, such as airfare.

Payment Requirements

- 35% deposit required for reservation
- Balance due 6 weeks prior to tour start
- With valid credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover) or PayPal

Tour Dates

Jan 6 – Feb 2, 2018
Feb 2 – Mar 3, 2018
Jan 5 – Jan 31, 2019
Feb 2 – Feb 28, 2019

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SLAHO01-SLAAR40T / 2017/06