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Paso de la Carrera, Cordillera de los Andes

The "Paso de la Carrera" is located SW of Mendoza city. To get there we must cross the first Andean mountain range, known as Precordillera, or Pre Mountain Range. When we arrive to Potrerillos we must head SW.
Leaving behind both El Salto and Las Vegas oasis, we drive up on a dirt road to get to the start of the track. "Paso de la Carrera" is a high valley that sits at about 6.400 ft. (1.950 m) above sea level. Farming is a common activity and the area is famous for agriculture and breeding cattle. During summer time, "gauchos" (local cowboys) show their skills in festivals that are held regularly in the area.
Along the track, the views of the Frontal Mountain Range are gorgeous and, later, the Tupungato volcano, with its impressive shape and size, is the perfect scenery for a lunch brake. Not far behind us, a support vehicle will be carrying our personal things and all the supplies we might need during the day.
The bike trip ends in the village of Tupungato, a well known wine area where some of the best wineries can be visited.

General Information

Location: Andes Mountain Range

Transportation: private

Estimated time of departure: 9 am

Estimated time of arrival: 6 pm

Estimated duration of riding: 4 to 5 hours, depending on individual's physical condition, and including lunch

Ride starting hight: 5,600 fasl. (1.700 masl)

Maximum height: 7,550 fasl. (2.300 masl)

Personal equipment required: comfortable warm pants, comfortable trekking or sport shoes, warm socks, t-shirt, turtle neck shirt, wool sweater or warm fleece top, a good warm jacket, gloves, warm stocking cap, cap or hat, sun glasses and UV sun-block cream

Lunch: picnic

Technical difficulty

Low: doesn´t require previous knowledge nor special skills.

Physical condition

Sedentary to good (Sedentary: person with lack of training or walks gently one or two times a week. Good: person who trains systematically not more than three times a week).


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Transportation (that is also used as vehicle support)
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Discover the Andes, Expeditions: tel +54 -261-156571967, EVT Legajo 16431