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 .
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: 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.
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
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.
Day 7: We continue along the Lacar Lake, beaches and forests. Lunch by the Lake. Arrival to San Martín de los Andes - celebration dinner
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