trips take place mostly in far away places with beautiful landscapes
and surrounded by pure nature. Nevertheless during our trips
you have non stop assistance of our experienced mountain biking
guides as well as a support vehicle with trailer and seats to drive
anyone that feels tired to continue biking. We also have a mechanic
in our team for any kind of problem with your bike and also a spare
Our goal is that you enjoy your vacation at most traveling by
your own means, the bike, togather with our guides who will
help you discover the natural and cultural beauties of each region
that we visit. With a nice friendly atmosphere within the group
during our expedition we will bike at a constant rhythm with
in-between stop-overs for drinking water and eating energy booting
snacks as well as to enjoy sightseeing the surrounding landscape.
No age limit has been established. We have had men and women
of all ages from 13 to 70 years old. Although we do ask for
a previous medical check up and certain specific tests for the high
mountain tours The average age is about 50 years old.
We also organize trips with shorter daily legs staying at
cabins, hotels and inns eating at restaurants. The tastes are different
and we put all our effort to meet your expectations and organize
the trip of your dreams.
and beverages during our trip:
our mountain bike trips we serve 4 meals daily: Breakfast,
lunch, snacks, dinner, desserts plus energy boosters will be
provided during the ride.
The diet is based on carbohydrates and takes into consideration
the needs of cyclists and their tastes. Red meat ,chicken and fish
are available. Vegetarian food is provided for those who require
The snacks during the trips are crucial for an efficient ride. Energy
bars, cereals and fruit are used as snacks during the ride. Water
is the most important thing, during the meals we offer also
juice as an option.
during the expedition - support vehicle:
have comfortable vans for transportation with enough seats for
everyone in the group. This vehicle will drive along with the
group offering assistance when it is required. During the
stop overs this vehicle will provide us with food and water.
The vehicle has also a trailer to transport the whole gear,
luggage and the bicycles as wells as a complete tool kit for mechanics
for any case that could come handy. The trailer transports also
a spare bicycle. The vehicle is also equipped with a UHF station
and a first aid kit.
the road different lodgings will be available depending where
we are at that particular moment. They could be small hotels,
hostels and camp sites organized by our team. The places chosen
have the necessary clean and comfortable basic services required
for an adventure trip. Should you require a more comfortable option
with luxury included, please ask for further information.
best to train our body is to find similar geographical conditions
to those we are going to travel. The best is to look for gravel
roads where one has to do some extra strength and where the handling
of our bike is different. Also its good to carry our bike
with some extra weight to practice balancing with different
loads in our sidebags. Another possibility is to use thick tires
and then change to thinner ones. In general a dual type of tire
- gravel/ pavement – 26x1.50 is enough.
If we train on a fixed bike we can simulate uphill conditions
with it and we will not feel strange when on a mountain. Nevertheless
, to climb a slope the best is to go steady and avoid over doing
it because this would hurt our leg muscles and back. Everyone has
his own abilities for riding uphill and it is important that you
find your own balance. Swap between heavy loads and agile rides
and see how renovating this is.
We recommend: during the week cycle 2 hours alternating intense
rides with smoother rides. Depending on each case and on how
much you expect from your body, you can add some gym activities
such as aerobic exercises, swimming and running. If you do not
have too much time 40 minutes running at a good pace can bring just
as much benefits as on a bike. On weekends a 5 hour exercise
would be good. First relaxed, no matter the distance or speed,
to adjust the body and mind. Later you can increase distance and
reduce the resting stop. Discipline and self control is something
that always helps . Remember to avoid over training.
Always when training more than an hour it is important to drink
water, eat fruit, a sweet or an energy bar. When the training
is about 5 hours or more, a short stop for a snack is recommended.
tips for beginners:
For those without experience on mountain terrain , camping or
lack the proper training and have never cycled with a packed bicycle.
best thing to do is establish a “base town” and from there start
short outings and then gradually increase the distances and
difficulty of the rides. One day you can do a short ride with a
minimum of weight in your sidebags . The following day you can load
the tent and other camping gear and go somewhere close by. In that
way you can get used to the uphill broken terrain , make
the necessary adjustments and discover your capabilities and
physical stamina by setting your own rhythm.
If you have no previous experience nor training and you have
decided to do a long trip then its important: to have time, patience
and the will. This way you will learn on the go, get fit and
you will discover that with the right attitude: one or two world
round trips are no obstacle. But do not forget that the will
is limited without its allies, time and patience.
If your are not interested in carrying sidebags and being
on all the boring details. There is a possibility of participating
in an organized tour like we offer with support service so
you can enjoy the trip cycling all the way and having a good time
with your road companions.
At the beginning I was surprised until I discovered the amount
of strength hidden in ourselves and the effect of an incredible
There is no real need to be super fit or have the best bike
to join us in our mountain biking trips. All you need to
do is follow your guide who has, in an intelligent way, organized
everything in stages so you can enjoy the “energizing “ surrounding
views. To enjoy and achieve an average of 100 km or more, one
must find a balance and harmony on our daily cycling with
someone who can guide us with enthusiasm. Its not difficult .
We have found in the last few years people who have completed in
an amazing way trips like Bariloche-Ushuaia (2.700 km) or the Transpatagonia
(1.100 km). And we are talking about people who had never cycled
before more than 80 km, never been on a mountain bike, nor on gravel
roads nor slept in a tent. We even had grandmothers!. All these
people discover the power of Patagonia and the power within themselves.
There are no set rules to know whether one is in a condition
Our mountain biking and organizer Mariano lorefice comments:
" Some cases might seem almost suicidal or irresponsible.
One can advise and hopes that everyone arrives prepared as best
as they can ...But I have also had cycling champions with the best
bikes you could imagine and yet they found the rides an absolute
torture. Luckily they are an exception and if anyone feels tired
or not well, there is always a support vehicle to get in and rest."
We also organize trips with shorter distances staying in log
cabins, hotels and eating at restaurants. Our services adapt and
we cater for all
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