Why the Andes?
The Andes are 17 times the size of the Alps, spreading over a distance of more than 7100 km across seven countries with completely different cultures and landscapes. There are hundreds of ecosystems as varied as they are spectacular, with numerous valleys connecting the mountain peaks of the Andes to the Amazon Rainforest and the Pacific Ocean. Here is where ancient civilizations like the Huari, Tiwanacu and Incas - great builders of lost cities - were born.
Road infrastructure development
The development of these countries during recent decades has allowed major modernization of the continent's infrastructures and, in particular, the construction of tens of thousands of kilometres of roads all throughout the Andes.
These newly paved roads allow greater access to areas that were formerly out of reach, making the South American continent the new “Eldorado” for cycling lovers.
Cycling through the Andes is also a cultural adventure - passing through tiny villages that have remained largely untouched by time, going above 4500m above sea level, unexpected encounters with local communities, and endless descents that connect to ancient ruins of lost civilizations. These are memories that will stay with you forever.
A balance of nature and culture!
In order to optimize the days and take advantage of what the continent has to offer, bike rides are usually in the morning, while the afternoons are most often dedicated to visiting natural or archaeological sites.
Transandes Bike offers you an ideal mix of cycling and culture with excursions in the heart of spectacular landscapes and the chance to discover more about the pre-Columbian civilizations that have shaped this continent over millennia.
Tours are suitable for all preferences and levels in countries where the biggest risk you’re taking is the possibility that you’ll never want to leave!