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8-day Andes two-way mountain bike cross from San Martin de los Andes

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Follow one of the Guiando Patagonia guides for an unforgettable mountain bike expedition in South America. Cross the Andes mountains from San Martin de los Andes and explore the beautiful Patagonia!

Group

Andes

8 Days

Feb, Mar

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Cross the Andes mountain range on two wheels.
  • Try yourself on a challenging 7-day mountain bike adventure.
  • Enjoy sailing in the beautiful lakes of Patagonia.

Description

Are you looking for a once-in-a-lifetime mountain bike adventure? Then this 8-day trip is for you. Cross the Andes twice with expert local guides!

The Andes mountain range, one of the largest in the world, runs along the west of South America. With many glaciers, volcanoes, lakes, forests, and a rich flora and fauna, this huge chain passes through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile.

This 8-day tour (7 days of cycling) is your chance to cross the Andes two times on a mountain bike. We will meet in San Martin de los Andes and spend 7 days discovering amazing spots such as the Valdivian jungle in Chile, and the Lanin National Park in Argentina.

Furthermore, we will have the opportunity to sail in the deep-blue waters of Patagonia. For a complete description of the trip, you can see the itinerary below!

Keep in mind that for this roundtrip expedition you should have some mountain bike experience and a good fitness level. We will ride, on both gravel and asphalt roads, from 21 to 70km per day. Be ready for challenging uphill rides and adrenalin charged descents!

So, if you are up for this amazing mountain bike trip in Patagonia, please contact us! Let’s cross the Andes and explore a fabulous alpine area together!

We can also try the famous “Seven Lakes” route on a 4-day trip!

Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting in San Martin de los Andes

In the in the afternoon we meet in San Martin de los Andes to prepare the mountain bikes and have a tour briefing.  

No mountain biking.

Day 2: San Martin - Hua Hum Hostel

We cross the trails within the Mapuche Community, surrounded by rural forest landscapes.

Following the 48 Road we cross the Lanin National Park and border Lake Lacar. After some uphills sections we finally reach Yuco. Lunch on the beach, and continue to the Hua-Hum Hostel.

Distance: 47km (gravel roads)

Day 3: Hua Hum Hostel - Neltume (Chile)

We cross to Chile by the Hua-Hum pass (659m). We sail in the Pirihueico Lake towards Puerto Fuy, with amazing views of the Choshuenco volcano. Amazing downhill biking towards Neltume.

Trek at the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve.

Distance: 22km (gravel and asphalt).

Day 4: Neltume - Coñaripe

Awesome views of the Villarica volcano and Neltume Lake. We follow a semi-abandoned route with many panoramic points. We descend “Cuesta de los Añiques” towards Coñaripe and the Calafquen Lake.

Distance: 49km (gravel road)

Day 5: Rest day in Coñaripe

We have the chance to rest and explore the surroundings. Optional: go by bicycle to the hot springs, or to try rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, etc.

Day 6: Coñaripe (Chile) - Choshuenco (Argentina)

Bordering the Calafquen and Panguipulli lakes, and the Pullingue lagoon, we cross from Coñaripe, Chile, to Choshuenco, Argentina.

Distance: 70km (asphalt road)

Day 7: Choshuenco - Puerto Pirihueico - Hua Hum

Free morning on the lake beach.

Then we begin the ascent of the Cordillera towards Puerto Fuy, where we cross to Puerto Pirihueico.

Distance: 21km (asphalt road)

Day 8: Hua Hum - San Martin

Rest day at the inn. Half-day trek optional.

In the afternoon, we return to San Martin by boat, crossing the Nonthue and Lacar lakes.

 

Details

Accommodation

Hua Hum Hostel. Cabins and dorms.

More info

Total distance: 209 km.

Meeting point

San Martin de los Andes, Nequén (Argentina).

About the guide

I live in the city of Bariloche, Argentina-Northern Patagonia, since 2001, and as a guide of Trekking and Mountain Bike since 2009. In summer we travel different bicycle circuits of all levels. From here we travel the most incredible circuits in mountain bike. We make trips since 2009, in Patagonia Argentina and in Chile. We offer departures of several days, where visitors only have to come and pedal, everything else is already solved. The team of Guiando Patagonia awaits you to visit the most wonderful places in Patagonia, and that the timeshare is unique with you.

Languages

Portuguese | English

Residence

Bariloche, Argentina


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1959 Each

Group of 2

USD 1959 Each

Group of 3

USD 1959 Each

Group of 4

USD 1959 Each

Group of 5

USD 1959 Each

Group of 6

USD 1959 Each

Group of 7

USD 1959 Each

Group of 8

USD 1959 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price Includes: Support vehicle and mechanical assistance - Communication equipment - Catamaran to Pirihueico Lake - Mountain Bike - Overnights - Day 1 Dinner , Day 2- 3- 4- 6 all meals, Day 7 breakfast and lunch. Day 5- Breaksfast and dinner /// Price does not include: Spare parts - Entrance fee to the National Park - Transportation at any time of the tour - Luggage or bicycles insurance on regular transport - Alcoholic beverages - Day 5 in Coñaripe lunch, and entrance to hot springs- Tips.




 

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