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 .
For those passengers arriving before 2pm, we will warm up for 20kms
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) .
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.
Day 4: Visit to Liquiñe, first views of Choshuenco and Villarrica volcanoes. We will ride among the Neltume Lake and Saltos de Huilo Huilo. We will arrive at the Neltume Village, spend the night by the Fuy River.
Day 5: Breakfast . Short trip to Pto. Fuy. We will sail the beautiful Pirihueico Lake. Arrival to Pto. Pirihueico .Ride to the Hua-Hum border in Argentina "Second crossing of the mountain range (659 m.s.n.)". Arrival to Lacar Lake where we will stay in the mythical hostel Hua-Hum.
Day 6: We continue bordering Lacar Lake, its beaches and forests. Arrival to San Martin de los Andes - Farewall Dinner
Day 7: Breakfast. 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: 230 kms
-Support vehicle and emergency mechanical assistance.
-4 Hotel nights and 1 night in campsite with facilities
-All Meals included
-Specially trained guides
-Passes to National Parks.
-VHF and cell phone for emergencies.
-Meetings in Buenos Aires before traveling.
-Parking lots if necessary.
-Personal Accidents Insurance
-Round trip from and to San Martin de los Andes
-Passes to National Parks in Chile
-Extra parts. needed.
-Health and MTB Insurance .
-Luggage or bikes insurance in regular transportation.