Dates:11th to 21th of December 2016
22th of December 2016 to 2nd of January 2017
Duration: 11 days and 10 nights
Distance: 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
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
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:
with the group and guides, preparing the bikes and possible mini
tour in Bariloche nearby area.
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)
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.
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)
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):
The 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)
Day 7 - Villa La Angostura - Crossing the Andes
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).
Day 9 -San Martin de los Andes:
We 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.
biking ride: 110 km (60 km gravel road).
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.
biking ride: 100 km (75 km gravel road, 25 km paved road).
Day 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).
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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