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

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

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

-

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Private


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.


 

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.


Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

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.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
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.

 
 

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