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Guided Motorcycle Tour Argentina

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This motorbike tour is suitable for any experienced motor-biker with some basic off-road experience who can stand some long days riding and eventual rain. On these 11 days of motorbike tour, you’ll be riding from the subtropical Salta in northern Argentina to the beautiful lake district of Bariloche, the door to Patagonia.

Key Information

  • Terrain: 20% gravel roads
  • Bike: rental bike (BMW models)
  • Mileage: 3,200 kilometers / 1,988 miles
  • Daily rides: 291 kilometers / 181 miles
  • Meals: breakfasts and all dinners


  • Starts in Salta and ends in Bariloche
  • Ride into Mendoza City, the wine capital of Argentina
  • Explore the Atuel Canyon and visit the Talampaya National Park
  • Ride on tarmac and gravel roads through the sparsely populated planes of Catamarca
  • Reach the volcanic landscapes of Copahue, Caviahue, and Pehuenia
  • A stunningly beautiful motorbike ride along Road of the Seven Lakes
  • Ride south on the legendary Ruta 40
  • 12 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate


10 riding days
Group size: 4-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport
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You will be accommodated in a double room at locally high-quality hotels. The single supplement rate is 900 USD.


You will be picked up at the airport in Salta and be brought to a hotel from where your motorbike tour starts next day. You'll leave Salta southwards through the fertile Lerma Valley, which narrows into the canyon of the Quebrada de Cafayate. This beautiful canyon is striking for its red sandstone formations, weathered by wind and water to form bizarre shapes. Through the sandy planes of the Calchaquí Valleys, you'll ride your motorbike to the town of Cafayate, the wine capital of Salta. You'll visit the impressive pre-Inca ruins of Quilmes, and on the legendary Ruta 40, you'll keep heading south to tarmac and gravel roads through the sparsely populated planes of Catamarca.

After crossing the rocky pass Cuesta de Miranda to stay in the village of Villa Unión, you’ll visit the Talampaya National Park which will impress you with its spectacular canyon and diverse fauna and flora. You’ll carry on to reach the Ischigualasto Provincial Park (Valley of the Moon) with its naturally carved bizarre rock formations which can be visited on the motorbike. On tarmac road through bushland and wine plantations, you'll pass San Juan and ride your motorbike into Mendoza city, the wine capital of Argentina.

On your way south to the Ruta 40 along the Andes, you’ll pass fruit plantations, lakes, and the volcano Diamante. By crossing the Diamond River, you'll get into northern Patagonia and visit the first highlight of Patagonia, the Atuel Canyon. You’ll carry on through basaltic dessert areas into Neuquén and follow a valley high above the river to reach the volcanic landscapes of Copahue, Caviahue, and Pehuenia, with their snow-capped volcanoes and shining lakes seamed by unearthly Araucaria forests.

On the Pehuenia Circle, you´ll enjoy an endless amount of Araucaria trees and lakes as well as rivers on your way to San Martín de los Andes on the shores of Lácar Lake. Finally, you’ll enter the lake district of Bariloche on Road of the Seven Lakes, where a stunningly beautiful motorbike ride will take you to Bariloche, the capital of northern Patagonia.

Note: Horizonte Tours reserve to make changes or adjustments to the itinerary at any time.


  • Can ride for 3-4 hours
  • Average riding experience
  • Little assistance required
  • Comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • Average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Steep ascents and descents


The BMW motorbike tour in South America will bring you from subtropical Salta in northern Argentina through the desert areas of Catamarca and San Juan, through the wine region of Mendoza and the Mapuche-Indian areas of Neuquén, and to the beautiful lake district of Bariloche, the door to Patagonia.


Snacks and water on the road, all dinners, which is mostly gourmet, and breakfasts are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Third party insurance
  • Custom permissions for border crossings
  • Multilingual guides
  • 4×4 support vehicle
  • Mechanical support
  • Satellite phone
  • Petrol for the whole trip
  • Road toll fees
  • Ferries
  • Maps
  • 12 nights of accommodation (double rooms) in locally typical high-quality hotels
  • Breakfasts
  • Snacks and water on the road
  • All dinners, mostly gourmet
  • Luggage storage
  • Airport transfers in Salta and Bariloche

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entry fees
  • Fully comprehensive insurance (excess of 4,000 USD)
  • Additional transport (taxi, bus, train)
  • Tips
  • Travel/health insurances
  • Accident insurances

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport (SLA). Transfer from and to the airport is included.

Airport: Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport Airport transfer included: Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
13 days / 12 nights
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Pricing information

Single room surcharge is 900 USD per person.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Thursday December 9, 2021
(13 days / 12 nights)

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