Course Sierra & Range

Back-road tour (cycloross/MTB)


Regional back-road course that gets deep inland, to the core of the Cuchilla Grande, throughout its bucolic hillsides & ridges, native forests and rocky glens.

7 nights, 6 days. Daily tough rides of unrelenting hilly back-roads –but with customizable distances by way of support vehicle. To make it all worth the while, every day the ride reaches different and unique rural accomodations, Estancias of the country’s historic heritage, in the peaceful charm of the country living, but with all the amenities of top-level touristic lodging.

Day by day itinerary

( SUBJECT TO CHANGES REGARDING ROUTES, LODGINGS, DATES, IN ACCOUNT OF CLIMATIC FACTORS, STATE OF THE ROADS, RIDERS' SAFETY, OR IN GENERAL DUE TO FORCE MAJEURE/COMMON SENSE)

Day 1 - Hotel del Lago, Laguna del Sauce
Ground transportation from Laguna del Sauce Airport or from downtown Punta del Este to Hotel del Lago.
8 pm to 9 pm welcome cocktail to riders/companions, introductions, brief informative talk, easy going, casual ice-breaking gathering prior to dinner.
10 pm dinner at “La Navicella”, Hotel del Lago.

Day 2 - Hotel del Lago
Breakfast.
10:30 am departure to a sierra ride of 87 km, 1,108 m of climbing through the Cuchilla Grande, heading to “Los Dalton” farm.
Light picnic lunch Por el Camino.
Free afternoon.
Tea time/snacks and dinner at “Los Dalton” farm.

Day 3 - "Los Dalton" farm
Brunch, free afternoon, optional ride on local course, horse riding, bird watching, recreational activities. Tea-time with homemade snacks, dinner.

Day 4 - "Los Dalton" farm
Breakfast.
10:30 am departure to a sierra ride of 60 km, 836 m of climbing.
Light picnic lunch Por el Camino.
Tea-time with homemade snacks.
Dinner and lodging at Posada Itay, Salto del Penitente.

Day 5 - Posada Itay, Salto del Penitente
Breakfast.
10:30 am departure to a sierra ride of 65 km, 816 m of climbing.
Light picnic lunch Por el Camino.
Tea-time with homemade snacks, dinner and lodging at Estancia Balcón del Abra, Cerros Blancos, Mariscala.

Day 6 - Estancia Balcón del Abra, Cerros Blancos, Mariscala
Breakfast.
10:30 am departure to a sierra ride of 87.5 km, 954 m of climbing.
Light pic-nic Por el Camino.
Tea-time with homemade snacks, dinner and lodging at Cabaña Martín Pescador, Sierra de Los Caracoles.

Day 7 - Cabaña Martín Pescador, Sierra de Los Caracoles
Breakfast.
10:30 am departure to a sierra ride of 83.2 km, 971 m of climbing.
Light pic-nic Por el Camino.
Tea-time with homemade snacks, dinner and lodging at Casa Mosaico, Garzón.

Day 8 - Casa Mosaico, Garzón
Breakfast.
10:30 am departure to a coastal ride of 73.8 km, 463 m of climbing headed to Hotel del Lago.
Shower and check out 2 pm.


Spring 2016/Summer-Fall 2017 fees

Sierra & Range …………. US$ 4.250 per person

(7 nights, 6 days, full board)

Due to the occupancy limitations along this course, there is no rebate for non-riders.


Optionals

Take adevantage of the Por el Camino rates if you choose to stay at the Hotel del Lago for the week-end.