Andes Crossing by Bike

A great way to explore both the Argentinian and Chilean lake district in just 7 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 on a few of the nights.

7 Days

$2,294

Andes Crossing by Bike - 7 - $2,294

Itinerary Map

Landmarks visited on Andes Crossing by Bike

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1:

Reception at San Martin de los Andes airport. Transfer to Hotel - Opening meeting with tour leader and group City tour. Welcoming dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner


Day 2:

Distance: 45 km.

Breakfast. We ride over different mountain bike circuits in San Mart?n de los Andes. We tune our mountain bikes: Arrayan circuit, Cerro Chapelco, Quila Quina. At Quila Quina, we board a boat for a 30 minute trip back to town.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 3:

Distance: 90 km.

After breakfast we start our mountain bike trip mountain biking towards Curruhue grande lake, passing along Lolog lake, Curruhue Chico lake and Verde lagoon. Mountain biking through Pehuen forest (Araucarias).

We start the day with a journey the entrance of Lanin National Park, where we get on our bikes. Then follows a far-stretching descent through the woods. The landscape becomes more leafy as we pass by incredible rivers and green meadows. Getting closer to Pucón, we discover a new cone, the Villarrica Volcano with its steaming crater. The night is spent in Pucón.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 4:

Breakfast. Enjoy a day off of your bikes to partake in optional activities, such as rafting, exploring the city, visiting the hot springs, hiking the Villarrica Volcano, or simply relaxing by the lake shore.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 5:

Distance: 70 km. 

We begin with an uphill cycle into the Villarrica National Park, between Villarica and Quetrupillán Volcanoes, and then continue the uphill journey into the dense Andino-Patagónico forest. The challenge of this part of the route is met with great delight as you marvel at the land, volcanoes and araucaria ('monkey puzzle trees') forests. Once we finish the transvolcanic route we will get to the town of Coñaripe, where we will spend the night. 

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 6:

Distance: 35 km.

A shorter journey today, we begin our journey towards west for a few km and then finally turn south, riding the shores of Neltume Lake with stunning views. We will eat lunch by the shore of this lake from where we can see two more volcanoes, Mocho and Choshuenco. To end the day, we bike about 15km, mostly uphill, reaching the shores of Pirihueico Lake and our hotel here.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7:

Distance: 55 km + 2 hours boat ride.

Just a few meters from our hotel awaits our boat transfer to Pirihueico lake.  The boat ride takes around 2 hours, with views of the rainforest that covers all the surrounding mountains. Back on land and once on our bikes we cross the border and we continue for about 54km to San Martín de los Andes. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Start date Price (pp)
December 2018
14-Dec-2018 $2,294* Guaranteed Date
March 2019
1-Mar-2019 $2,294 Guaranteed Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $2,294

Additional Notes

Price from USD $2294 per person, based on a group of 6 or more people.

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

Single Supplement And Child Policy

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Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Guide

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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