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 Curruhe - Paso Carirriñe- Linquiñe, Chile. - Neltume, Puerto Fuy, Pirihueico-Paso huahum, arg - San Martin de los Andes

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Start Date :
date_range2019-Nov-24
Initial time :
alarmin the morning
Meeting Point:
San Martin de los Andes
End Date:
date_range2019-Jan-30
End Time:
alarmin the afternoon
End Point:
San Martin de los Andes
Location:
patagonia
Difficulty:
moderate
Distance:
1400kms away from Buenos Aires
Duration:
7 days

 

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.

Itinerary> 230km + 20km warm up

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

  • Overnight at Hostel

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) . 

  • 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: 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.

  • Distance: 40km approx.
  • Overnight in Campsite with facilities

 

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.

  • Distance: 25km approx. + 3 hours of sailing.
  • Overnight at Hostel.

 

Day 6: We continue bordering  Lacar Lake, its beaches and forests. Arrival to San Martin de los Andes - Farewall Dinner

  • Distance: 45km approx.
  • Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7: Breakfast. End of  our services.

assignmentNote:

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

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.

-4 Hotel nights and 1 night in campsite with facilities

- Tents

-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

 

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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