Self-guided Mountain bike tour in El Chaltén: Lago del Desierto

Contact Viento a Favor Bikes and get ready for an awesome mountain bike trip in El Chaltén. Explore the scenic route to Lago del Desierto at your own pace!




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Discover El Chaltén, a beautiful area of the Argentine Patagonia.

  • Explore a scenic mountain bike route to Lago del Desierto, at your own pace.

  • Combine mountain biking with hiking, kayaking or fishing.


Would you like to explore a scenic area of the Patagonia? Then come to El Chaltén for a self-guided mountain bike tour to Lago del Desierto!

El Chaltén is a scenic village in Santa Cruz, in southern Argentina. Surrounded by impressive snow capped peaks and deep-blue coloured lakes, this area is a perfect destination for outdoor adventures.

On this mountain bike day-outing, you will discover Lago del Desierto, one of the last virgin areas in the Patagonian Andes with beautiful glacial lakes and lush forests. Keep in mind that this is not a guided trip. We will just give you the professional equipment and take you to the starting point. You take it from there!

On the way, you will find plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the surroundings. You will see waterfalls, lakes, glaciers and the huge shape of Fitz Roy´s north Face emerging from the nothofagus woods. Additionally, if you want, you can stop on several hiking trails and visit stunning spots such as the Huemul Glacier, or practice kayaking and fishing.

Lago del Desierto is located 36km from El Chaltén. For the return, we offer the option to finish the ride at Hosteria El Pilar (20km from Lago del Desierto), where we will pick you up in the afternoon.

So, if you are up for this amazing mountain bike trip in El Chaltén, please contact us. Explore a unique area of Patagonia and reach the breathtaking Lago del Desierto!

We also offer a similar adventure in Estancia Los Huemules. Check it out here.

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Price per person

Group of 1
60 USD

Group of 2
60 USD

Group of 3
60 USD

Group of 4
60 USD

Group of 5
60 USD

Group of 6
60 USD

Group of 7
60 USD

Group of 8
60 USD


Price includes

  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Personal Insurance
 Included: Mountain Bike, Helmet, Gloves, Water bottle.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

El Chaltén, Santa Cruz (Argentina)

More info

Mountain Bikes: Zenith Astra w/ Shimano XT and SLX brakes, and front suspension.


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