Our mountain bike trip "Double Crossing of the Andes" will take you to the most striking scenes of the Argentinean and Chilean Andes. Spectacular, Mountain Bike tours amazing climbs and descents on gravel roads ranging from the desert to the lakes, mountain streams, and the magic of the Patagonian forest set among snowy peaks.
We will visit the river region in Chile where we will pedal through an amphitheatre of volcanoes: Mocho Choshuenco, Villarrica, Quetrupillán, Lanín.
Always accompanied by a support vehicle, mountain bike professional guides and assistants specialized in adventure travel and sports tourism all over Argentina.
Itinerary> 230km + 20km warm up
Day 1: Arrival at San Martin de los Andes in the morning. Transfer to the Hostel, presentation of mountain bike guides & staff. Light lunch, walk around different circuits of San Martin de los Andes. Commissioning of MTB. Welcome snack.
Overnight at Hostel
Day 2: Breakfast and beginning of the cycling day going around Curruhue Chico Lake and then Curruhue Grande Lake, passing through Pehuenes Forest (Araucaria) and arriving at Laguna Verde.
Distance: 70 kms approx.
Overnight at campground
Day 3: Breakfast, Journey to Carirriñe Path locate 1150 msnm (meters above see level) First Crossing of The Andes. Lahuen Co, El Escorial (deposit of volcanic ash) Epulafquen lake. Liquiñe. Arrival to Chile.
Evening in the thermal bath. Hikes to explore the area.
Distance: 50 kms approx.
Overnight in cabins
Day 4: Breakfast. And we start to pedal to Coñaripe, short but intense day.
Lunch next to a beautiful emerald river of cold water that comes down from the mountains. We continue towards
our final destination of the day, the city of Coñaripe, whose shores are washed by the waters of Lake Calafquén.
Beaches of black sand where we will have our tea. Free afternoon to visit the city. Dinner at the hotel.
Distance: 32km approx. 98% gravel - 2% asphalt
Overnight at Hotel.
Optional: visit to the geothermal hot springs can be arranged according to the time that we arrive to
Coñaripe: http://www.termasgeometricas.cl/ considered one of the best in the world
Day 5: We face the longest part of our journey where most of the road is asphalt, a really beautiful road bordering Lakes (Pelaifa, Calafquén, Panguipulli and Pullinque. Where we can see 4 volcanoes at the same time: first the Quetrupillán, Lanín, the Villarica and later the beautiful Mocho and Choshuenco. Lunch on the Panguipulli Lake and then the last stretch our camp on the Rio Fuy.
Distance: 75km approx. 90% asphalt + 10% gravel
Overnight in cabins
Day 6: Breakfast, pedalling to Puerto .Fuy. We start the navigation of the beautiful Lake Pirihueico. Arrival to Pto. Pirihueico and we will continueto Hua-Hum crossing in Argentina ."Second crossing of the Andes (659 m.a.s.lL)". Arrival to Lacar Lake where we will spend the night.
Distance: 28km approx. + 2 hours of sailing.
Overnight at the Hostel.
Day 7: We continue along the Lacar Lake, beaches and forests. Lunch by the Lake. Arrival to San Martín de los Andes - celebration dinner
Distance: 45km approx. 100% gravel
Spend the night in Hostel
Day 8: Breakfast, relaxing time in the morning. End of services.
The double crossing of the Andes mountain biking is a demanding journey that requires physical fitness of the participants.
They must also have a bicycle in good conditions, with basic elements listed below.
Group: 8 participants minimum
Total Distance: 300 km
-Guided and permanent coordination (previously relieved path)
-Support vehicle and emergency mechanical assistance.
- 6 night-accommodation in hostels, cabins, hotel . 1 night in camping ground.
-All Meals included
-Specially trained guides and coordinators.
-Passes to National Parks.
-VHF and cell phone for emergencies.
-Verification of mechanical condition of Mountain Bike.
-Meetings in Buenos Aires before traveling.
-Parking lots if necessary.
-Personal Accidents Insurance
-Round trip from and to Buenos Aires.
-Passes to National Parks in Chile
-Parts. Extras needed.
-Health and MTB Insurance .
-Provision of bicycle.
-Luggage or bikes insurance in regular transportation.