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.
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 Andes(659 m.s.n.)". Arrival to Lacar Lake where we will stay in the mythical hostel Hua-Hum. WE will keep on riding by Lacar lake. Arrival to San Martin de los Andes- Farewell Dinner
Day 6: 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: 220 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.
San Martin de los Andes, Carirriñe Pass, Linquiñe,Chile, Neltume, Pto Fuy, Pirihueico, Huahum Pass,Arg-SMDLA-> 300km
Arg - Paso Carirriñe - Chile - Paso Hua Hum - Arg
Grupo Aguas Blancas Mtb - Uruguay
The great adventure of the double crossing of the Andes.
Day 1: Hostel
Day 2: Camping ground
Day 3: Cabins.
Day 4: Camping ground
Day 5: Hostel
Day 6: Hotel
We pedal an average of 50 km per day ,from 10am to 5pm. We will stop for hydration, to take pictures, lunch and to visit interesting places while we cross.
We ride without saddlebags. If possible, without a backpack. Your personal belongings will travel in the support vehicle.
For the geography of the terrain, we do not recommend it. The bicycle we recommend for the trip is a Mountain Bike, minimum 21 gears, with front cushioning, good quality and in good condition.
We do not recommend it, we request to bring your own bicycle, the same with the one you work out.
It is also important that you are comfortable and that you know your bike. In case of contacting us, tell us your experience and training. If you do not have a MTB bike or it is diffcult for you for travel reasons, we can evaluate the rent of a bicycle.
The entire journey is accompanied by a support vehicle. In case of getting tired or if injured, we can carry your bike and continue in the vehicle.
Our support vehicle is equipped with tools and materials to fix your bike. In case it can not be repaired, we have a spare bicycle to replace your damaged one.
The secret is to dress in layers, to obtain maximum comfort; the best performance at minimum weight. It is important to use windproof and dry-fit clothes , that is why we do not recommend using cotton. If you think of buying new shoes, make sure to wear them before the trip. The weather may vary, although we have seen the forecast, the weather is unpredictable. Nights are cold. Although the sun shines, always wear a coat and waterproof jacket. Always try to wear UV glasses and use sunscreen even if it is cloudy. If possible, avoid exposure to solar radiation, at any time. All these precautions contribute to your health and well-being.
Note: The repair equipment, such as tools, material for puncture repair, chain cutter, links spare part, and other materials will be in charge of our company.
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