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Double Andes crossing mountain bike expedition trip Patagonia Chile, Argentina

Osorno volcano - Chile mountain bikingexpeditionAndes CrossingDates:11th to 21th of December 2016
             22th of December 2016 to 2nd of January 2017

11 days and 10 nights

675 km. (325 km on pavement)

Description: We cross the Andes from Bariloche to the Pacific Ocean, going through a Valdivian rain forest area with abundant vegetation, waterfalls, lakes and volcanoes returning through the Puyehue pass stopping by the hot springs. Back in Argentina we visit the arrayan forest unique in the whole world.

Places: Bariloche and surrounding areas . Lake crossing : Nahuel Huapi, Frias and De Todos Los Santos. Lake Llanquihue (Chile). Volcano Osorno (Chile). Hot springs Termas de Aguas Calientes (Chile). Paso Puyehue (1350m.a.s.l). Villa la Angostura. Arrayanes forest ( Quetrihue Peninsula).

Physical demand:The average cycling is about 4.30 hr., divided between mornings and afternoons . The average speed is 17km/h. Those who get tired may use the support vehicle.

Group size: minimum 5 people. Registration should be confirmed one month in advance otherwise a 15% will be added to the price.

Program and itinerary:

Day 1: Bariloche:

Valdivian forest Chile Argentina lake crossing the AndesMeeting with the group and guides, preparing the bikes and possible mini tour in Bariloche nearby area.
Lodging: hotel.

Day 2: Bariloche:
Circuito Chico: A short circuit around Bariloche, mountain biking along the Nahuel Huapi, Escondido and Moreno lakes coast line. We mostly ride on paved roads.

Daily mountain biking ride: 65 km ( 20km on gravel road)
Lodging: hotel.

 mountain bike trip in Chile - Patagonia
Day 3:  Puerto Montt Chiloe island - First Andes crossing
We cross with van or bus transport to Puerto Montt. In the afternoon you may visit Chiloe Island (optional on your own). Dinner.
Lodging: hotel.

Day 4 - Puelo (Chile):
We start our mountain bike trip biking by the Pacific ocean coast line. We cross on boat to Caleta Puelche, we continue mountain biking on a gravel road for 45 km, in the Reloncavi bay (Pacific ocean). We stop at a cabins lodge at the village of Puelo.

Daily biking ride: 65 km (15 km on gravel road)

Patagonia Osorno volcano - Chile

Day 5 - Ensenada (Chile):
We go mountain biking to the end of the Reloncavi bay with occasional cliffs over the Pacific ocean with wonderful views. On this section the ocean looks just like a lake with tall leafy forest, big ferns and big leaf plants called 'nalcas'. We bike along a typical South Chilean town called Cochamo.
Daily biking ride:
75 km. (30 km on paved road)
Lodging: cabins by the LLanquihue lake

Day 6 - Hot springs spa  "Aguas Calientes" (Chile):
Patagonia Puyehue National Park - ChileThe first 20 km we mountain bike through the Perez Rosales National Park  on gravel roads with uphill and downhill sections  surrounded by thick leafy forest by the Llanquihue lake coast line. then we continue mountain biking by the coastline of Rupanco lake. When we get to Puyehue lakes we continue biking on paved road to "Aguas Calinetes" Hot springs which is in the Puyehue National Park. Hot spring baths are optional
Daily biking ride: 115 km (55 km paved road)
Lodging: cabins

Day 7 - Villa La Angostura - Crossing the Andes
Patagonia Sky- Cycling tourismAfter 55 km of biking we reach Cardenal Samore Puyehue Pass ( at 1350m) from here we have a 20 km long downhill section. We ride with our mountain bikes past lakes Espejo and Correntoso.
Daily biking ride:
95 km, on paved road.
Lodging: in hosteria - inn

Day 8 - Villa La Angostura:
Leisure day. In the morning you may visit the unique Arrayanes national park 24 km (12km + 12 km) through single tracks to Peninsula Quetrihue. These biking trails are considered a bit tougher or more technical for mountain biking. (up and downhill sections with branches and roots on the way, not so smooth single tracks but wonderful for a bit of adventure on your mountain bike). At the end of the trail you get to the unique Arrayan forest  (trees with smooth, cold bark of a reddish brown color with white spots). In the  afternoon, if you prefer you, may return on a boat to Villa La Angostura.
Daily biking ride: on single track trails 24 km (optional).
Lodging: hosteria - inn (same as night before).

biking trip in Argentina - Nahuel Huapi lake Patagonia

Day 9 -San Martin de los Andes:
Paso Córdoba -  mountain bike trip Siete lagos - Patagonia ArgentinaWe mountain bike on the so called seven lakes road (Camino de los Siete Lagos) which goes through the Nahuel Huapí National Park and Lanin National Park. The road is uneven with downhill and uphill sections along the lakes coasts line surrounded by thick leafy forests.
Daily biking ride:
110 km (60 km gravel road).
Lodging: Cabins.

Day 10 - Villa Llanquin :
Mountain biking along Meliquina lake coast line we bike uphill to the Córdoba Pass, then we descent to a beautiful amphitheater where flow three rivers in the same pike. We then continue mountain biking the last 25 km on paved road along the Limay river enjoying great views of the curious rock formations of this landscape.

Daily biking ride: 100 km (75 km gravel road, 25 km paved road).
Lodging: Camping.

Peludo - fauna patagónicaDay 11 - Bariloche:

We head east, the first 25 km along the Limay river, on a off the beaten track with no car traffic, entering the Patagonia steppe. We cross the Limay river over a hanging bridge. We continue biking to Bariloche.  end of our services.

Included services:
Support vehicle, transfer Bariloche to Puerto Montt by bus, All meals (4 daily plus snacks and beverages), Lodging in hotels and cabins (3 and 4 stars ) per 9 nights

Price: US$ 2200.-

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Mountain bike or hybrid,with gravel and paved road tyres and prior mechanical check up
Water bottle or water backpack (Camel).
Sunglasses ,
Personal medication ,
Sunblock lotion and lipbalm ,
No need for saddlebags unless you want to carry your own camera.

Recommended clothing : Bike pants short & long, Running pants, Windbreaker, synthetic long sleeve shirt, T-shirts, Polar fleece jacket, Gloves, Socks synthetic & wool, Rain poncho (optional) , Sandals or spare tennis shoes.

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