Day Trips from San Martin
Hiking: Cerro Falkner
After an hour's scenic drive from San Martin, you begin your ascent of Cerro Falkner, trekking through dense forest. When you emerge from the trees you are greeted by stunning views which, on reaching the summit, open up to 360 degrees, taking in Cerro Tronador and Lanin Volcano.
Hiking: Achen Ñiyeu Volcano
This day hike near San Martin takes you through unusual landscapes to the crater of the Achen Niyeu Volcano. You'll trek from the beach of Laguna Verde in the Lanin National Park, through forests and then onto black sand in a desert-like landscape. On reaching the volcano, a demanding 45 minute ascent takes you to the edge of the crater, from where panoramic views include Lanin Volcano and its expansive glacier.
Kayaking: Machonico Lake
A full-day kayaking on the Machonico lake, located 30 km away from the
city of San Martin de los Andes on the route of the Seven Lakes. Takes
us 20 minutes by car to reach it.
The Machonico has a particular orientation, that makes it a very quiet and calm lake, it is ideal for this activity. We start to get the boats down from the vehicle in order to carry them to the lakeshore. After paddling a few minutes we reach the mouth of the Rio Hermoso river, which we paddle upstream up to Pichi Machonico lake, an almost unknown lake as it lies outside the scope of the most popular tourist routes.
Once in this lake, we sail to its end and we stop on a sandy beach, perfect place for lunch. From here, we return to the starting point, using the same route.
Cycling: Laguna Rosales from San Martin
We leave San Martin de los Andes by vehicle for about 8km up to the
beginning of a secondary road where there will be no vehicular traffic.
In this place we start riding our bikes, the first few kilometers along a wide and plain path that will allow us to familiarize ourselves with them. The specialized guides will teach us how to enjoy mountain biking and soon we will be ready to get into trails, slopes, short climbs and crossing streams. This first part has unique landscapes where we can capture the best images of our adventure.
After taking a break for lunch and recovering, we start the second part to Paraje Trompul, located in the Curruhinca Mapuche Community. We continue bordering the Lacar lake on its northern shore; along old logging roads used by the mapuches, who continue living in this lands. Riding through ups and downs, we arrive at a small sandy beach known as La Islita where we can take a break and dive into the lake.
We finish our day, riding back to town.
Multi-Day Treks from San Martin
Experience ice hiking on the Lanin Volcano. It will be a challenging but rewarding adventure and you must be prepared for a long day of trekking. You will climb to the summit over two days spending one night camping sheltered…
Combine the ascents of these 2 volcanoes into one trip. You will climb the Lanin volcano over 2 days, camping in a sheltered area. Spend one day in Pucon to recover and hike right to the mouth of the Villarrica,…
Trek in the shadows of Volcano Lanin on this trek through Lanin National Park. Wild-camping during your trek, and plenty of wildlife and nature to be seen, explore the incredible scenery created by lakes and volcanoes during your…
Horse Riding in San Martin
Journey into the heart of the Argentinian Lake District and camp out around bonfires along the way. Truly experience the "gaucho" lifestyle amongst the mountains, volcanoes and glacial…
Ride across towering mountains and through enchanted forests, alongside beautiful lakes, across hidden valleys and through rivers and creeks. Enjoy authentic luxury accommodation in a family-owned estancia and pop-up campsites along the…
Multi-Day Bike to San Martin
Cycle through the lush forests of Northern Patagonia, touring "The Five Volcanoes" and staying in a combination of hostels, cabins and campsites to add a real sense of exploring the…
A great way to explore both the Argentinian and Chilean lake district in just 8 days, averaging around 30 miles a day on rough tracks. You'll see some of the regions most dramatic volcanoes and most beautiful lakes, and sleep…