Andes Crossing by Bike

A great way to explore both the Argentinian and Chilean Lake District in just 4 days, averaging around 40 miles a day on rough tracks. You'll see some of the regions most dramatic volcanoes and most beautiful lakes, and sleep under the stars in beautiful locations. A great way to explore both the Argentinian and Chilean Lake District in just 4 days, averaging around 40 miles a day on rough tracks. You'll see some of the regions most dramatic volcanoes and most beautiful lakes, and sleep under the stars in beautiful locations.

4 Days

$800

Andes Crossing by Bike - 4 - $800

Operator's Itinerary

Day 0: Preparation for trip -  San Martín de los Andes. 


Meeting with the tour guide to test the bicycles and to check details of the trip.

Accomodation: Hotel (not included in trip cost)


Day 1: San Martín de los Andes - Pucón 

On our first day, our journey starts on a vehicle for about 110 km up to the entrance of Lanin National Park where we get on our bikes. Only 12 kilometres away we stop for inmigration and customs formalities, and then once on chilenean ground, we begin a long descent through the woods. The landscape changes, it turns more humid and leafy, with incredible rivers and green meadows. Getting closer to Pucón we will discover on our left hand side a new cone, the Villarrica Volcano with its steaming crater. Once in Pucón, we head straight to our accommodation.

Accomodation: Cabins.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Cycling distance: 98 km (more than 30 km descent on paved road)


Day 2: Pucón - Ruta Transvolcánica - Coñaripe 

We begin going uphill entering Villarica National Park between Villarica and Quetrupillán Volcanoes. We continue going uphill into the dense Andino-Patagónico forest on a 20km trail. On this part of the journey, we will not be joined by a support car because of the thick forest. This is one of the most special parts of the trip, and even though it will be more demanding, the land, the volcanoes and araucaria (aka monkey puzzle trees) forests become a great reward and an excellent memory. Once we finish the transvolcanic route, we will get to the town of Coñaripe, where we will spend the night.

Accomodation: Cabins

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cycling distance: 70km


Day 3. Coñaripe - Laguna Verde 

After a good breakfast we depart eastward towards the border with Argentina. The quiet and wooded path will slowly gain slope in one fo the less used and most beatiful border crossing in the area, the Carirriñe pass. The upper part of the pass runs through large forests of lengas and coihues that will provide us with an excellent shadow for our pedaling. Already in Argentina we go to our camp by Laguna Verde, again inside the National Park Lanin. The camping site is of great beauty and gives us an excellent place to make the last dinner of the trip.

Accomodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cycling distance: 72km


Day 4: Laguna Verde - San Martín de los AndesAfter enjoying breakfast on the coast of the Laguna Verde we started the last stage of the journey to San Martin de los Andes. We will pass through the Curruhué Grande and Curruhué Chico Lakes, while the large forests give way to a drier landscape. After noon we will change the direction south to descend to the shores of Lake Lolog and from there the last 12 km to San Martin de los Andes.

Meals: Breakfast

Cycling distance: 62km

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

A departure can be set up on a date of your choice (subject to availability). Please get in touch for more details.

Price from USD $800 per person, based on a group of 6 or more people. 

Please note that groups only confirm with a minimum of 6 people.

Includes

  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in hotels/ a hostel
  • Expert guide
  • Transfers to and from San Martín de los Andes

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Equipment (request our recommended kit list for more details)
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • International and domestic/in country flights

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