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5-day mountain biking across the Andes from San Martin de los Andes

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Mountain bike in the Patagonian Andes with AAGM-certified Julian, enter the depths of the forest and ride along steaming volcanos.

Private

Andes

5 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore the Patagonian Andes via mountain biking with a fully-qualified guide.
  • Cross incredible scenery that covers both Chile and Argentina.
  • Experience steamy volcanoes, dense forest and beautiful mountain passes.

Description

Explore the vitality of nature in the pristine Patagonian region that’s shared by Chile and Argentina.

Mountain bike across spectacular sites including the Valdivian jungle, volcanic craters, and glacial lakes. Our adventure is a round circuit and begins and ends in San Martin de los Andes.

San Martin de los Andes is an Argentinian city in the western province of Neuquén that rests at the foot of the Andes.

Beginning here we’ll head to the Lanin National Park, an incredible host of natural beauty. Thick forest woods blend into leafier terrain and then green meadows, while the ice cold glacial waters shadow our trail.

Crossing the border into Chile we continue towards Pucón. Our trail takes up past the steaming volcano of Villarrica, which last erupted in 2015, and the calmer volcano of Quetrupillán, which last erupted in 1872.

The thick Andino-Patagónico forest provides dramatic surroundings that offer an incredible biking adventure.

Then we’ll head back east towards the Argentinian border via a slowly ascending wooded trail. We’ll cross on one of the less used but most beautiful border crossing, the Carirriñe pass. The inicial section runs through large forests of lengas and coihues.

Passing the beautiful Laguna Verde, we’ll head closer to our starting point. The large forested region brings us to the lakes of Curruhué Grande and Curruhué Chico, before finally biking full circle back to San Martin de los Andes.

The difficulty of this mountain bike trip is medium, and so it is open to people aged over 18.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the incredible Patagonian Andes on a 5-day mountain biking adventure as we cross the Chile-Argentina border and experience true natural beauty.

Itinerary

Day 1: San Martín de los Andes

Day 2: San Martín de los Andes - Pucón

Total: 98 km.

Day 3: Pucón - Ruta Transvolcánica - Coñaripe

Total: 70km.

Day 4: Coñaripe - Laguna Verde

Total 72km.

Day 5: Laguna Verde - San Martín de los Andes

Total: 62km.

 

Details

More info

Required equipment: long-sleeved synthetic t-shirt; short sleeves synthetic t-shirt; cycling jersey; polar long sleeves; windbreak jacket; warm jacket; cycling bib or shorts; cycling tights; bike gloves or similar; winter hat; buff; sunglasses; helmet; swimwear; sunscreen; small backpack; sleeping bag; mat; headlamp.


About the guide

Lives in San Martín de los Andes (North Patagonia) for 12 years now, but has worked as a mountain guide in the Glacier National Park leading expeditions to the Patagonian Southern Ice Field (22 times) and also to high mountains in Mendoza.

For several winters led groups in the mountains of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia and in the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Huayhuash in Perú.

Now he works during summer guiding ascents to different volcanoes and also guides mountain bike tours. During winters works exclusively on avalanche training.

Languages

English

Certificates

EPGAMT | AAGM

Residence

San Martín de los Andes, Neuquén, Argentina


What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar

5.00

Sept 14, 2022

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5.00

Sept 6, 2022

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5.00

Aug 23, 2022

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5.00

Aug 17, 2022

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4.00

July 16th, 2022

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5.00

July 20, 2022

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4.00

May 8, 2022

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5.00

April 14, 2022

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James Dempster

5.00

March 9, 2022

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Leonardo Rodriguez

5.00

March 4, 2022

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Daniel Martinez

5.00

Feb 2, 2022

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Prices per person

Group of 2

USD 2083 Each

Group of 3

USD 1856 Each

Group of 4

USD 1856 Each

Group of 5

USD 1805 Each

Group of 6

USD 1671 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee




 

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