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 .
Overnight at Hotel
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: Breakfast. And we start to pedal to Coñaripe, short but intense day. Lunch next to a beautiful river of cold water that comes down from the mountains. We continue towards our final destination of the day, the city of Coñaripe, whose shores are washed by the waters of Lake Calafquén. Beaches of black sand where we will have a snack. Free afternoon to visit the city. Dinner at the hotel.
Distance: 32km approx. 90% gravel - 10% asphalt
Overnight at Hotel.
Optional: visit to the geothermal hot springs can be arranged according to the time that we arrive to Coñaripe: http://www.termasgeometricas.cl/ considered one of the best in the world
Day 5: We face the longest part of our journey where most of the road is asphalt, a really beautiful road along stunning lakes (Pelaifa, Calafquén, Panguipulli and Pullinque). Where we can see 4 volcanoes at the same time: first the Quetrupillán, Lanín, the Villarica and later the beautiful Mocho and Choshuenco. Lunch on the Panguipulli Lake and then , our final destination: Choshuenco
Distance: 75km approx. 95% asphalt + 5% gravel
Overnight in cabins
Day 6: Breakfast, pedalling to Puerto Fuy. We start the navigation of the beautiful Lake Pirihueico. Arrival to Pirihueico and we will continue to Hua-Hum in Argentina .Second crossing of the Andes (659 m.a.s..l) Arrival to Lacar Lake where we will spend the night.
Distance: 30km approx. + 2 hours of sailing. 90% asphalt + 10% gravel
Overnight at the Hostel.
Day 7: We continue along the Lacar Lake, beaches and forests. Lunch by the Lake. Arrival to San Martín de los Andes - celebration dinner
Distance: 45km approx. 100% gravel
Overnight at hostel
Day 8: Breakfast, relaxing time in the morning. Check out at 10am. 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: 300 km
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 with facilities
Day 3: Cabins.
Day 4: Hotel
Day 5: Cabins.
Day 6: Hostel.
Day 7: Hostel
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
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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