Training weekend with the Argentina GS Trophy Team

Argentina - Mendoza & San Juan

  • 14 Apr 2022 - 18 Apr 2022
CUYO. In the language of the indigenous people, the Huarpes, means "sandy country".
It´s the Argentinian region well known for their excellent wines, where the Malbec is the flagship. The Mount Aconcagua reigns over all heights and every shadow. From Cuyo, General San Martín projected and started the heroic deed of liberating Argentina, Chile and Perú from the Spaniard Colonial Army. 

Mendoza, a province of Cuyo, is, maybe, the most enthusiastic of the off road sports. Many generations of riders had been starring at every dirty bikes race, off road and enduro or rally racing made in the south cone of américa. Geography and terrain are perfect. Riding a bike in back-country roads of Mendoza is as normal as taking a nap in the torrid summers. 

Led and taught by the excellent local riders, we will again have our Off Road Training for big trail motorcycles. The team of instructors leaded by Diego Graziosi (BMW Motorrad Official Instructor) will have some of the Argentinian GS Trophy Team riders, as Julio, Julián and Gastón Quiroga, Diego Noras, Agustín Salanueva and Lucas Estuardo. 

We'll ride on gravel and winding mountain roads. Thousands of turns and outstanding views. When riding off road, we'll use dry river beds. We want to learn how to "read" the different terrains. How to choose the best riding lines and how to build confidence and skills to ride our big trail bikes in these rough areas. 

We don´t want to miss the "Pampa del Leoncito", in the near province of San Juan. It´s an old dry lake that resembles the Bonneville Salt Flats. We'll spend the night there, in the gorgeous town of Barreal, with the Mount Mercedario (6.720 m.a.s.l.) taking care of us.  Another night will be spent at Penitentes Sky Station (2.600 m.a.s.l.). Lots of fun and thrills we´ll have when we ascend to the top of the border between Argentina and Chile, at "El Cristo Redentor" and it´s 3.854 m.a.s.l.   From there, to Chacras de Coria in Mendoza trough twisty backcountry roads we will continue learning with our instructors, improving our skills and smiling like kids as the most difficult parts are falling behind.

Barbecues of lamb and steer meat. Homemade bread sandwiches somewhere in the hills. Malbec wines or unique signature blends from the terroir. All the strength and identity of the local cuisine and the kindness and warm hospitality of our dear friends. 

** COVID PANDEMIC: This tour is subject to the possibility of full internal tourism in Argentina. In case there are no flights but the starting point can be accessed by land, you will be informed in a timely manner. If it is not possible on the proposed date, it will be rescheduled.
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  • Riding time: 4-8 hs/d

Tour facts

Start end
Mendoza City
Total distance
650 Km
Total time
5 Days
Riding days
5 Days
Rest days
Daily kilometers
entre 150 y 270 km/d
Hotel overnights
Riding season
Chacras de Coria, Termas de Villavicencio, Pampa del Leoncito, Barreal, Uspallata, Mt. Aconcagua, Cristo Redentor, Embalse Potrerillos.
First class accommodation, luxury farm stays, lodges and boutique inns. Restaurants specialised in local and traditional cuisine. Astounding breaks and snacks every two hours. 


  • Certified BMW Instructors in motorcycle (multilingual) and skilful riders members of the GS Trophy team. 
  • Transportation of your rented or own motorcycle to the starting point and to Buenos Aires at the end
  • Airport pickup on the first day of the tour
  • Overnight accommodations as mention in the details
  • All the meals as mention in the details 
  • Complete buffet breakfast every morning
  • Snacks and hydration stops during the riding day
  • Support vehicle, with first aid and tools & spare parts which will carry your luggage, any oversized purchases you make; or even a passenger or two
  • Informative package with accurate maps, tracks and routes for GPS device or smartphone
  • Tour Souvenirs

Not included:

  • Air ticket
  • Fuel for the bikes
  • Personal insurance (health, luggage, assist card, etc)
  • Alcoholic drinks 
  • Personal spending, tolls and tips
  • Any damage to the motorcycle
  • Any expenses not expressed as included. 


  • Base price*:
  • USD 1,250
  • Passenger price:
  • USD 1,050
  • Single room suplement:
  • USD 240
* Sharing a double room

Bike Upgrade:

  • +USD 0
  • BMW F700GS
  • +USD 450
  • BMW F800GS ADV.
  • +USD 510
  • BMW R1200GS
  • +USD 600
  • BMW R1200GS ADV.
  • +USD 660

Additional info:

  • If the tour suspends due to pandemic restrictions, all the payments will be reimbursed at 100%. 
  • If the tour is confirmed (45 days before starting date), the cancelation and refund policy is the standard (see table) 
  • Reservation 20% to grant a place. The balance can be paid up to 60 days before starting date. 
  • The costs of the tours do not include taxes (VAT 21%) nor fees. 
  • All the payments can be done at the exchange rate of the payment day. (this issue can have certain restrictions). 

  • All the rental motorcycles include in the fees, a mandatory third party insurance and a full coverage against theft, fire or total damage & destruction. 
  • Does not include insurance on any partial damage. This should be paid for the rider and guaranteed by a Credit Card. 
  • All motorcycles are rented with a full tank and must be returned with a full tank or a US$ 50 penalty charge will apply.
  • The Rider, as the renter, is fully responsible for all road tolls and any fines or other consequences of the violation of traffic regulations, parking orders or prohibitions, or any other laws or regulations, during the rental. In the event that R40Moto is required to pay such tolls, fines, fees or associated costs, you agree that R40Moto may charge you the amount of any such fine, plus a reasonable surcharge for handling these matters.
  • All the riders must have a valid full Driver's Licence to drive big motorcycles. 
  • Personal documents, as Passport, visas, ID, Driver's Licence are a full responsability of the rider.
  • Places in our tours are subject to availability at the moment of making the reservation payment. 
  • All the tours have limited places.  

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