After being picked up from your central Cafayate hotel, meet your guide and small group of no more than 8 people, and set off on the short journey to the Quebrada de las Conchas reservation. Keep your camera close to hand as you wind your way along the Río de las Conchas, into the heart of the canyon, then catch your first glimpse of the reserve’s dramatic multi-colored cliffs.
Jump out at the starting point along Route No. 68, where you’ll be matched with a suitable mountain bike, and receive a safety briefing before heading out. Then, set out on a thrilling 16-mile (25km) route, stopping along the way to view some of the reservation’s most memorable landmarks.
Pause to admire the imposing Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) and the aptly nicknamed Anfiteatro (Amphitheater), as your guide explains the region’s unique geology, sculpted over millions of years.
Continue to La Punilla, where the unusual rock formations offer ample photo opportunities; the Tres Cruces, which offers spectacular views over the canyon; and La Yesera, renowned for its fish fossils.
After around five hours exploring the extraordinary landscapes, return to Cafayate, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.