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

Lago Del Desierto
lago del desierto
Lago Del Desierto
Lago Del Desierto
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!



1 Day

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




  • 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!

Price includes

- Transportation start and back

- Personal insurance

Price details

Included: Mountain Bike, Helmet, Gloves, Water bottle.


More info

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

Meeting point

El Chaltén, Santa Cruz (Argentina)

About the guide



What people are saying about this trip

Jamie Dorsey


November, 2022

Booking through Explore-Share was really easy - I would use this platform again. The bike ride itself was also really fun. You meet at a hotel and they drive you to the starting point. You can take your time and stop to do small hikes or grab a snack. We opted to do the Glaciar Huemeles hike and get some empanadas after being dropped off at Lago del Desierto before starting the bike ride back to El Chalten. This was a really beautiful side trip that I would recommend - took about 1.5 / 2 hours. The bike ride was then about 4 hours, taking our time and making some short stops for water /snacks and to take in the views. It wasn't a technical mountain bike ride by any means, but the gravel road is pretty rough and got tiresome over the 37 km, which is why I gave 4 stars. The bikes themselves were in good shape though and had good suspension. If you don't want to bike the whole way back, they will pick you up at Bonanza around 5pm, but at that point we felt were already pretty close to town and didn't want to wait a few hours until 5pm, so we just kept going. We biked on a rainy day, but even then the views were still beautiful, and it was a really nice way to see the scenery along the range.


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