We provide you a helmet, which is mandatory for all our excursions. The guide always carries a first aid kit and cell phone. During multiday trips, as many of them are developed in remote places, a satellital comunication device is included, trauma items are transported in the support vehicle.
All participants must to fill out a medical form and insurance details, which are included in all excursions.
We design some easy excursions around Tilcara that are acceptable for people of any physical condition and beginners, but it is necessary to have some skill level in the bicycle. For multiday tours, we recommend that each participant be trained, so can enjoy much more the excursion and long days cycling.
All our excursions around Tilcara full day or half day can be done with one participant. In multiday tours there is minimum of participants, we always request that they check availability in advance.
We can run a tour with kids over 13 years old, accompanied by their parents or with the written authorization of their parents only for 2 hours and half-day tours in the surroundings of Tilcara.
Yes, of course. We try to provide a personalized service that meets the expectations of our participants. We do tailor-made programs on the requirements of our clients and participants.
Any participant can do excursions if they bring their own bicycle. We suggest that for multiday tours, as we know nobody will know their own bicycle better than they do. The important thing is that the bike is in perfect mechanical condition. A good quality bike in perfect conditions is essential. This is the responsibility of each participant. During the excursions we always carry some spare parts for mechanics, but if the bicycle has some specific equipment then the participant must bring their own tools and spare parts.
Many of our excursions are made in remote places and that´s why we try to find the best option in each place to spend the night. Many times the accommodation is in family homes, refuges or in the case of not having the previous two we make a camp. We believe that the true essence is to share with local people their customs and lifestyle.
Mineral water and Snacks are included in all excursions. Basically it consists of fresh fruits, cereal bars, chocolates, etc. During full-day and multi-day tours options are varied, but for us is really important to offer typical local food and homemade food. We always request that each participant alimenticio o bien si algún pasajero es vegetariano o celíaco. notify us if they have a specific diet, allergy to any food. We count with vegetarian and gluten free options.
The influence of the altitude in the province of Jujuy achieves a very varied climate throughout the year. In Quebrada de Humahuaca and Puna regions, the climate is semi-arid with huge difference of temperature between day and night (+ 20 ° C during the day and between + 10 ° C and + 5 ° C during summer nights and between 0 ° C and -10 ° C during winter nights).
In these regions there is a marked wet season during the summer months and the rest of the year is very dry. Most of the afternoons are windy.
In the Valles and Yungas regions the climate is subtropical, there is no so much difference of temperature and its average is + 19 ° C and + 25 ° C respectively. Although during the summer it is the rainy season, during the rest of the year there may be some isolated rains and storms. In winter, occasionally there is some snowfall in the highest areas.
During some of the excursions there are panoramic points, waterfalls, archeological sites, etc. that they are worth visiting and that it is not possible to do it by bicycle. We recommend bringing comfortable shoes for a short walk.
We run most of our excursions over 2000 meters above sea level and in some cases we cycle at higher altitudes. We recommend to stay well hydrated before and during the activities, avoid alcoholic beverages and eat lightly. It is always good to have a previous day to rest, acclimatize and drink coca tea.
Siempre es bueno tener un día previo para descansar, aclimatarse y beber té de coca.
Reservations that are canceled 24 hours before the excursion will have no cost. In case of having guaranteed the reservation by bank deposit and requesting a refund, 10% of the total services will be retained as administrative expenses. Reservations that are canceled within 24 hours prior to service will cost 100% of total services.
Multi-day excursions: Reservations canceled 10 days before the excursion will have no cost. In the case of having guaranteed the reservation by bank deposit and requesting a refund, 10% of the total services will be retained as administrative expenses. Reservations that are canceled between 10 days and 72 hours before the excursion, 50% of the total services will be retained. Reservations that are canceled within 72 hours prior to service will cost 100% of total services.
Jujuy en Bici reserves the right to cancel or replace any excursion in case of unfavorable weather conditions, road conditions, insufficient number of participants or any circumstance of force majeure that affects the operation of any excursion or puts any participant at risk.
Suggested equipment for half and full day excursions in Tilcara
- Comfortable shoes for cycling (trail running or light hiking type)
- T-shirt (Short or long sleeves)
- Light jacket or windstopper
During fall/winter we also suggest to bring: a sweater, long pants, and gloves.
Suggested equipment for multi-day tours
- Mountain bike ingood mechanical conditions
- Long finger gloves for cycling
- Comfortable shoes for cycling
- Extra shoes (trail running or light hiking type)
- T-shirts (Short and long sleeved)
- Light jacket or windstopper for cycling
- Small backpack (20lts) with hydration bladder
- Tools and spare parts (tubes, Allen key set, patches, etc.)
- Flashlight with extra batteries.
- Caramanola or water bottles (for overnight stays)
- Flip flops
- Long pants
- Cotton T-shirts
- Cap or hat
- Underwear and extra clothing
- Insect repellent
- Camera and extra batteries
IMPORTANT: check with us before booking, the suggested equipment for each circuit / region in where the excursion is going to be developed. We insist that each participant for multi-day tours bring sports bags or backpacks and not rigid suitcases, as they are more difficult to transport.