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Guided Mountain Bike Trip in Argentina - Chile

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 - 12 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Argentina   Chile  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome in Bariloche. Night in hotel.

Day 2: Green farms and gaucho villages. Drive 80 km. From Bariloche to the Manso River getting to the bridge called La Pasarela. Bike ride of 45 km in single mountain trail for 20 km and then another 25 km on gravel road. Visiting the local farms, gauchos and villages on the Chilean side. Single track ride. Back to Bariloche. Night in hotel.

Day 3: Exploring nearbies of Bariloche area. One day biking in Bariloche surroundings. Climb up to Balcon del Gutierrez a 5 km steep uphill for 1:30, pass through the Catedral Ski resort Village. Then 6 km of downhill bike on asphalt/gravel road. 10 km on gravel all the way to Colonia Suiza. Night in hotel.

Day 4: Lake crossing trough the Andes to Chile. Early in the morning we depart to Pto Pañuelo in Llao – Llao Peninsula, taking our first boat of the day to get to Pto Blest (1-11/2 hs). Once in Pto Blest we will bike 3 km to get to Frias Lake, which is a emerald lake with glacier sediments. Another 20 minutes boat across these lake. View of Mt Tronador (3554 m), the highest peak of the area. Once in Pto Frias we will bike 27 km to Peulla, which is a Chilean little village where you will do Customs.
Boat cruising across Todos los Santos lake (less than 2hs) arrival to Petrohue. Drive up to Vn Osorno hut. Night in refugio at the foot of Vn Osorno.

Day 5: After a good breakfast at the base of Vn Osorno with view of Lago Llanquihue. Bike 55 km from Ensenada to Ralun or also Cochamo, besides Petrohue river. Getting to the Pacific Ocean at the Seno de Reloncaví. In the afternoon we will drive to Pto Varas and spend the night there. Night in Hotel.

Day 6: Drive to Paso Puyehue (border limit) 200 km north from Pto Varas. We will drive from to the highest point of the pass, then after crossing the border we start our descent all the way to Villa La Angostura (50 km ride on asphalt road). Night in hotel.

Day 7: 24 km ride in Peninsula de Quetrihue besides Lago Nahuel Huapi. Single trail. Night in villa. Drive back to Bariloche. Night in hotel. End of services.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Mountain bikes
- Helmet and accessories (spare tire, etc).

Optional:
- Professional mountain bike guide
- 3 international boat cruising
- All nights in hotels
- Mountain huts specified in the itinerary
- Car support
- Meals during the activity.

Price Excludes:
- Car support on the day 3 just during the lake crossing
- Air tickets
- Meals while in towns
- Hot springs.