A unique adventure through the heart of The Andes
by a mountain range gradually Riding perplexed and infinite, rich and imposing, is an experience that usually remains hidden in the funds of our retinas over a long time.
Large bright green valleys covered overflowing las vegas, border crossings and rugged sand-covered patches of snow, torrential waterfalls that hang from the steep cliffs and hidden ... A myriad of reasons that bind to the explanation of an adventure for everyone. Days of ascent and descent, longer days, days to reach overpasses almost on the border with Chile. Days off next to a lake or within a unique spa in the world. The beginning and end are given in the city of Malargue. The ride starts and ends in the small town of Las Loicas in the middle mountains of southern Mendoza, a corner full of indescribable magic Dates confirmed
-December 8th to 11th/ Ciudad Perdida - 4 days
-December 29th/12 to 1th/1 (New Year) / Ciudad Perdida - 4 days
-February 9th to 12th ( Carnival Holiday ) - Ciudad Perdida - 4 days
-March 28th to 31th ( Easter) / Ciudad Perdida - 4 days
more info: www.cabalgandolosandes.com.ar
Horse riding expedition of several days. Mules, and arrieros baqueanos permanent. Overnight stay in tent in the mountain.
Itinerary Trip by bus, meeting at 7 at Retiro Bus Station (Retiro. Buenos Aires City. Air Option: Fight to Mendoza City and hence combined with a bus (7 hours) to Malargue.
Day 0: Departure from Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires: 19 pm. Retreat from)
Day 1 (Thursday or Saturday to be confirmed): Meeting in Malargue. Lunch, preparation, presentation and lecture at the base of operations. Transfer by shuttle by route 40 to the south. This first part of the trip will show us the geography and is an introduction of the adventure that is about to begin. By-pass Manqui Malal, Bardas Blancas and Valle del Rio Grande to Las Loicas, from where the great adventure is starting. Snack, horse mounts prepare and technical instructions. Two hours horseback riding. Camp, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: 6 to 7 hours riding going through the magic Ciudad Perdida, a place which overflows into figures of different geological forms. Then descend to The Valley Los Menucos and the amazing Andes. Lunch. In the afternoon ascent to Portezuelo. Camping. Dinner and overnight stay (incredible view to stars).
Day 3: Horseback riding into a big Cascade with important basaltic traces very closed to the border with Chile. Great view to unforgettable landscapes. Camp in Pichi Trolón. Last night in the mountains. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Descent through a Valley to Las Loicas, completing a circuit loop. Back to Malargue, passing through this legendary route 40 from Bardas Blancas. Lunch in Malargue. Bus to San Rafael. Return to Buenos Aires. End of OUR services.
Day 5 (Monday or Wednesday, according to program): Arrive in Buenos Aires at 8 am.
Clarifications: All Horses are properly trained and ready to ride in the mountain area. Our baqueanos are very experienced and know perfectly the place. You do not need previous experience of jinete. The program is not subject to weather conditions. It may be any modification depending on various factors and circumstances. Decisions will be solely in charge of the guides, baqueanos and coordinators.
Do I have to ride much per day?
The course is quiet. The riding at the first day is only two hours, we go slowly getting into a rhythm and then on subsequent days, remains a criterio of a 2 / 3 hours in the morning and the same in the afternoon.
Do you have to know how to ride a horse and / or have previous experience in the activity?
Definitely not. The horses are ready to receive people who have never mounted and the learning process is significantly faster. The mode is "in step", as issued, a horse following the other, to advance through the rolling terrain of the mountains very characteristic Cuyo.
What if you have experience in horseback riding?
Those who have experience will also be able to choose horses to gallop and / or jogging adepending on the type of terrain.
As this is a route that passes through wilderness where no roads and vehicle arrives, the overnights are in igloo tents, comfortable and 2 / 3 or 4 people. Those who want, can sleep outdoors (bivouac) with personal sleeping bag insulation, under a blanket of stars unforgettable ...
What if someone needs to be evacuated for any reason?
Almost all camps have escape routes other valleys, and in order to be in a few hours on the road vehicles. Our local scouts and guides are trained to resolve issues of first aid and / or evacuations.
Is there a cell phone signal?
No. Cell phones in this area end up becoming useless items. Only in the city of Malargue, at the beginning and end, there is signal.
Do I carry a bag, large backpack, a backpack girl ... what should I bring? Each peson should carry his personal baggage in a large purse or backpack to Malargue. Then, the staff will be organized.
What will we eat?
Our menus are varied. From pasta with tasty sauces to stews or meats (goat Argentina) roasted. Snacks, salads and fast-digesting foods are common at midday. Must complete the personal profile / medical as to clarify if someone does not eat any food.
- Transfer from Malargue private shuttle.
- Full board in the mountains (from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4)
- 3 nights accommodation in a montain camp.
- Guides, coordinators and local scouts .
- horses properly equipped and prepared for this type of mountain expeditions.
- general mountain equipment: first aid kit, VHF
- General Logistics camp (pots, stove, safety features, orientation, etc..)
- Insurance Personal accident
- prior advice with photos, maps and materials needed
- Permanent assistance.
Round trip to Malargue.
Personal Equipment Rental
Expenses incurred by abandoning the program.