Double Crossing of the Andes by Bicycle - Mountain Bike - Cycling - MTB

Double Crossing of the Andes by Bicycle - Mountain Bike - Cycling - MTB

San Martin de los Andes -Lago Nonthue - Paso Hua Hum - Puerto Fuy, Pirihueico- Neltume Lake -Coñaripe - 7 Lakes - Neltume - Lago Lacar

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San Martín de los Andes
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San Martín de los Andes
1400 kms from Buenos Aires
8 days
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Our mountain bike trip "Double Crossing of the Andes" will take you to the most striking scenes of the Argentinean and Chilean Andes. A spectacular, Mountain Bike trip, 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.


Day 1: Arrival at San Martin de los Andes in the morning. Hostel, presentation of mountain bike guides & staff.  Welcome snack .

Overnight at Hotel

Day 2: Breakfast and beginning of the cycling day going towards Laguna Verde. Passing through Curruhue Chico Lake , Curruhue Grande Lake and Pehuenes Forest (Araucaria) . 

Distance: 70 kms approx.
Overnight at campsite

Day 3: Breakfast, Journey to Carirriñe Path located 1150 masl.First Crossing of The Andes. Lahuen Co, El Escorial (deposit of volcanic ash) Epulafquen lake. Liquiñe. Arrival to Chile.  Hot springs. 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  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 a snack. Free afternoon to visit the city. Dinner at the hotel.

Distance: 32km approx. 90% gravel - 10% asphalt
Overnight at Hotel.
Optional: visit to the geothermal hot springs can be arranged according to the time that we arrive to Coñaripe: 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 along stunning 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 , our final destination: Choshuenco

Distance: 75km approx. 95% asphalt + 5% gravel
Overnight in cabins

Day 6: Breakfast, pedalling to  Puerto Fuy. We start the navigation of the beautiful Lake Pirihueico. Arrival to Pirihueico and we will continue to Hua-Hum in Argentina .Second crossing of the Andes (659 m.a.s..l) Arrival to  Lacar Lake where we will spend the night.

Distance: 30km approx. + 2 hours of sailing. 90% asphalt + 10% gravel
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
Overnight at hostel

Day 8: Breakfast, relaxing time in the morning. Check out at 10am. End of our services.



The double crossing of the Andes by bicycle is a demanding journey that requires physical fitness of its members
They must  have a bicycle in good conditions, with basic elements listed below.

Group: 8 participants minimum

Special dates on request for groups. 

Total Distance: 300 km

Program subject to climatic, geographical or political conditions.  Modifications may occur during the trip. Decisions will be in charge only by the local guides.

speaker_notesIncluded Services:

  • Support vehicle and emergency mechanical assistance.
  • 6 night-accommodation in  hostels, cabins, hotel . 1 night in camping ground.
  • Tents
  • All Meals included from day 2 to day 7
  • Specially trained guides 
  • Passes to National Parks.
  • VHF and cell phone for emergencies.
  • Meetings in Buenos Aires before traveling.
  • Parking lots  if necessary.
  • Replacement bicycle
  • Personal Accidents Insurance



speaker_notes_offServices NOT included:

  • Round trip from and to San Martin de los Andes
  • Passes to National Parks in Chile
  • Bicycle Transportation
  • Extra parts. needed.
  • Health and MTB Insurance .
  • Bicycle.
  • Luggage or bikes insurance in regular transportation.
  • Beverages.
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