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Cordillera de los Andes, Traverse to El Salto

About 45 mi (70 km) to the West of Mendoza, lies the village of Potrerillos. We shall get off the main road and drive through a man-made oasis towards El Salto, right on the Frontal Mountain Range.

This circuit requires good physical condition and mountain bike experience. Just over 2 and a half hours, has some high difficulty passes that we first have to walk over in order to assess the path.


General Information

Location: Andes Mountain Range

Transportation: private

Estimated time of departure: 9 am

Estimated time of arrival: 3 pm

Estimated duration of riding: 2 to 3 hours, depending on individual's physical condition

Ride starting height: 6,400 fasl. (1.950 masl)

Personal equipment required: comfortable warm pants, comfortable trekking or sport shoes with a good sole, 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

Medium to High (Medium: requires well developed motor skills coordination and previous knowledge. High: requires special skills and previous knowledge and practice).


Physical condition

Good (person who trains systematically not more than three times a week).



Please, contact us


Transportation (that is also used as support vehicle)
Bilingual guides

Discover the Andes, Expeditions: tel +54 -261-156571967, EVT Legajo 16431