In bike (MTB) Otamendi and Islands of the Paraná - Buenos Aires

A day at pure pedal crossing the heart of the Paraná Delta

  • Start Date : Request!
  • Hora Inicio: 9:30 am
    Hora Fin: 6 pm
  • Meeting Point: Otamendi, province of Buenos Aires
    End point: Otamendi, province of Buenos Aires
  • Duration:1 day. 25 km by bike
    Availability: 15 spots
Otamendi and Paraná Islands - by Bike


Itinerary: Otamendi - Ciervo de los Pantanos National Park - Circuit of the rafts - Recreation Blondeau - Nueva Esperanza, Recreation the sky, Otamendi. We will cross the Paraná de las Palmas River, the Arroyo las Piedras and Canal Alem on rafts in order to reach the old Recreo Blondeau. Round trip along paths adjacent to the routes. 56 km. With optional extra 14kms to Heaven for those who still feel like it. Total 70km.

Tour known for the presence of characteristic fauna of the Paraná delta area.

Endangered protected species include the straight-billed pajonalera, the dwarf espartillero and the blackish burrito; and the swamp deer.

Program Description: 70K
  • Meeting in Otamendi, province of Bs As.
  • We leave from Otamendi, where we will leave the vehicles in a private parking lot. As soon as we left we took the big descent through the Otamendi Hills. We pass in front of the Otamendi station in the Campana party, we will stop to listen to a little history of the place as we will border the Ciervo de los Pantanos National Park. A place where there are a large number of bird species (about 240 species detected). This landscape has been protected since the 1990s, with the Otamendi Natural Reserve project.
  • Then we continue walking to Paraná de las Palmas, where we have the first raft crossing. We continue along dirt roads touring the islands and their imposing nature, about 6 km more, until the second raft, then another 6 km until the third raft. Finally we travel another 5 km to the Blondeau playground. There, a picnic lunch awaits us by the river.
  • Lunch (Blondeau recreation) - Around noon we arrive at the place, whose construction dates back to 1922 and of French origin at the junction of the Carabelas River and Canal Além. The Ramos Generales store still works where the inhabitants make their purchases. This year 2020, he turned 10 years old. And it is served by its 2nd generation.
  • We continue to socialize with our fellow adventurers or simply move away to, alone, fill ourselves with a little more silence and fresh air. After lunch we start the return, we will visit the town of Nueva Esperanza, where we will have a new crossing of rafts. Here we have the possibility of pedaling back and forth to a campsite in the area to add more km to the route and enjoy the island atmosphere. After a break.
  • Return to Otamendi, making all the raft crossings, and finally arriving at the last slope of the ravines from where the Parana de las Palmas river used to come, we will visit the moto cross circuit, and we will finish our tour.
A great day with a lot of nature and also with many experiences.

IMPORTANT: To carry out these cycling outings we must have a minimum experience, good physical condition and we must have a MTB in good condition.
MINIMUM GROUP: 6 people.
If you do not have your own bike, contact us to help you rent one.


Included Services
  • Lunch: Milanesa Sandwich + Lettuce + Tomato.
  • 2 fruits + Energy drinks during the tour.
  • Raft crossing ticket over the Parana de las Palmas river and 3 crossings of interior canals (8 total crossings)
  • Professional guides.
  • Light mechanics throughout the course.
  • Free prior technical review.
  • Personal accident coverage.


Services NOT included


  • Drinks (can be purchased at the Blondeu store - Beers, Wine or Soft Drinks for those who wish)
  • Transfer to Otamendi.
  • MTB.
  • Helmet
  • Parking x car ($800)

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Do you require experience?

It requires experience, however it is a light pedaling, ideal to start.
Do we pedal with a backpack or pannier?

We pedal without panniers, you can carry a small backpack, to carry water, a coat and some energy.
Can I do it with a bicycle that is not MTB?

Due to the geography of the land, we do not recommend it. The bicycle we recommend for the journey is a Mountain Bike, with a minimum of 21 gears, with front shock absorbers, of good quality and in good condition.
Can I rent a bicycle to do it? I have a MTB but it's not that good.

In principle, it serves us as a parameter that in your city you go out to pedal and you are going to have some previous training. It is also important that you are comfortable and that you know her. In case of chatting with us, tell us about your experience and training, if you do not have a suitable mtb or for reasons of travel distance, we can evaluate the rental of a bicycle.
What if my bike breaks?

We have tools and materials to make repairs.

Difficulty graduation

MountainBike: Desnivel / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

MountainBike (B)

It is defined in relation to the pedaling time in each day, the terrain to travel, the experience necessary to make the crossings of several days, taking into account the unevenness that we will have to face.

20% 1 day / no unevenness in flat areas / asphalt and gravel.

40% 2 or 3 days / with little unevenness. Crossings in the province of bs as or missions / asphalt and gravel.

60% 4 or 5 days / uneven. Travesias en el norte, Patagonía / asphalt and gravel.

80% 5 or 6 days / uneven. Travesías Sierras, Camino de Santiago / Path, asphalt, gravel.

100% + than 5 days / with large slopes. Crossings in the Cordillera Central / Trail, asphalt, gravel.

Physical (F)

Physical demand to wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours pedaling), legs (descents = back / knees) and accumulated days of pedaling.

20% 2 to 4 hours pedaling on the flat or with little unevenness (1 day)

40% 4 to 6 hours of pedaling on the flat or with little unevenness (1 or 2 days)

60% 3 to 5 hours pedaling up to 250mtrs of positive difference - 4 days.

80% 4 to 6 hours of pedaling up to 500mtrs of positive slope - 5 days.

100% 5 to 8 hours of pedaling, + 500mtrs of positive slope, + 6 days.


The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. And in the ability to face a steep slope (up or down).

20% We travel flat terrain: asphalt and gravel.

40% Routes with moderate ascents and descents: asphalt and gravel.

60% Mixed terrain, with steeper ascents. We can walk on trails.

80% Mixed terrain, trails. Steep descents and ascents.

100% Very technical terrain. Very steep descents and climbs by sections.

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

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Required equipment


  • MTB bike in good condition (Check bike; make sure it is in optimal condition)
  • Helmet
  • Glasses
  • 1 pair of bike gloves (recommended)
  • 1 spare cameras.
  • 1 fuse of the model of your MTB. (Important)
  • Note: Repair equipment such as tools, Inflator, puncture repair material, chain cutter, spare link, emergency fuse and other materials will be provided by our company.
  • 1 coat.
  • 1 multifunctional handkerchief
  • 1 waterproof jacket (in case of probability of rain)
  • Fits with short/long chamois (depending on the season) - Dryfit type jersey/t-shirt. (recommended)
  • Sunscreen
  • Repellent.
  • documents
  • Water for the crossing (1.5 liters to go out)

Rental Equipment

Trekking sleeping bag

Booking in Advance

US$ 16 + options

Pair of Trekking Poles

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

Rental mittens

Booking in Advance

US$ 8 + options

Pair of Crampons

Booking in Advance

US$ 15 + options

Rental : helmet, crampons and ice ax

Booking in Advance

US$ 36 + options

Combo Top: helmet, crampons, ice ax and full harness

Booking in Advance

US$ 50 + options

Category 3 sunglasses - Shepra Julbo Spectrom

Booking in Advance

US$ 5 + options

Backpack for trekking and mountaineering - Woman

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

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