Chile and Argentina

The epicurean in you will love it! Travelling from Santiago to Buenos Aires via the Andes will give you a taste of the countless attractions offered by both countries. The wine-producing Colchagua and Uco Valleys will appeal to your bacchanalian side, while the oceanfront will provide you with a breathtaking view of the hillside seaport of Valparaiso. Portillo will leave you with an indelible memory from atop its 2,800-meter peak, while Puente del Inca, The Inca’s Bridge, will astonish you. The descent from the Andes to Mendoza will thrill you, the hot springs of Las Cuevas will relax you and the Argentinean wine region will seduce you. And lastly, cultural Buenos Aires will have you up dancing the tango.
October 18 to November 7, 2015
> Price (taxes included) : $7,695
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 21 days / 18 nights
Level of difficulty: 4

General Conditions

From day to day

Short route: 675 km • Long route: 775 km

Day 0 - Departure from Montréal.
Day 1 - Arrival in Santiago and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 - Free day. Transfer to Rancagua (2 hrs)
Day 3 - Rancagua, Donihue, Coinco, Quinta de Tilcoco, Malloa, San Fernando (90 km).
Day 4 - San Fernando, Santa Cruz (50 km).
Day 5 - Santa Cruz, Palmilla, Santa Julia, Lago Rapel (90 km).
Day 6 - Lago Rapel, San Pedro, San Antonio (80 km).
Day 7 - San Antonio, Cartagena, El Tabo, El Quisco, Algarrobo, Casablanca (80 km).
Day 8 - Free day or looped route around Casablanca.
Day 9 - Casablanca, Las Tablas, Valparaiso (50 km).
Day 10 - Free day or looped route via Vina del Mar.
Day 11 - Transfer to Portillo. (4 hrs)
Day 12 - Portillo, Puente del Inca, Punta Vacas, Polvaredas, Uspallata (95 km).
Day 13 - Uspallata, Potrerillos, Lujan de Cuyo, Chacras de Coria (105 km).
Day 14 - Free day or looped route via Maipu.
Day 15 - Chacras de Coria, San José, Tupungato, Tunuyan (95 km).
Day 16 - Transfer to Mendoza. Free day.
Day 17 - Flight to Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel (2 hrs).
Day 18 - Free day.
Day 19 - Transfer to Buenos Aires airport and flight back to Montréal.
Day 20 - Arrival in Montréal.

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger and bicycle with Air Canada;
  • 18 nights in two- to four-star hotels, (double occupancy);
  • 18 breakfasts and 6 evening meals;
  • domestic flight with Lan Airlines from Mendoza to Buenos Aires;
  • bus transfers;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.
Entry taxes not included ($92 US Argentina).

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Santiago > Buenos Aires/Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $6,295
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.