The Northern Lakes Ride

Experience the Argentinian Lake District in the saddle, you will pedal a total of 240km on this challenging ride from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de Los Andes. While you're out riding, you will spend your nights under the stars enjoying the beautiful scenery that the lakes have to offer.

4 Days


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The Northern Lakes Ride - 4 - $765

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Pedal on the back streets and then through the mountain forests towards the Traful Lake
  • Follow the shoreline of the lake, enjoy incredible views of the Andes on route to the campsite
  • Take the unpaved road known as Paso del Cordoba until eventually reaching the Caleufu River 
  • Ride along Meliquina Lake shoreline
  • Return to San Martin de Los Andes through a shadowy forest

Start from Bariloche and end at San Martin de los Andes

Landmarks visited on The Northern Lakes Ride

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Villa La Angostura 

Arrival in Villa La Angostura, setting the bikes and equipment, and revision of the general plan of the trip. Welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Hosteria, Villa la Angostura

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Villa La Angostura - Villa Traful

Length of ride: 60km

We start pedaling from the hotel on the back streets to the area of the River and Lake Correntoso. We begin going along Siete Lagos Route for about 30 km until we find an unpaved road that will take us to Villa Traful. This road goes uphill to about 900m until we reach a Portezuelo and from there we are left with a 25km road, in which we will go up and downhill along the shoreline of Traful Lake. The whole day will be spent in the forest in the mountain.

Accommodation: Hosteria, Lago Traful

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Villa Traful - Paso Cordoba - Filo Hua Hum

Length of ride: 72km

We start early on a curvy dirt road that will continuously alter between going up and downhill, with slopes that won't go over 100m. It will go along the shoreline of Traful Lake for about 25 km until we reach the confluence of the Traful and Limay Rivers. There we will take a road known as Paso del Cordoba. This unpaved road has a slight slope on the first 10 km, then it gets steeper going uphill until the first pass. Later it goes downhill and then uphill again to reach the actual place called Cordoba pass. There, with an incredible view of the various colors rock formations, we start going downhill for about 12 km until we get to the Caleufu River, an ideal place for a stop and a snack or lunch according to the time of arrival. Later we keep going for about 10 km to our camping site.

Accommodation: Camping, Filo Hua Hum (with services)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Filo Hua Hum - San Martin de los Andes.

Length of ride: 54km

From the camping site we take a 15km wide gravel road along Meliquina Lake shoreline. The first half is under sunshine and then we move into the shadowy forest towards the paved road that will take us to San Martin de los Andes.

Accommodation: Hosteria, San Martin de los Andes

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Depart

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $765 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Additional Notes

Price from USD $765 per person, based on a group of 4 people.

The price for groups of 2 is $1118 per person.

The price for groups of 3 is $882 per person.

Please note that there is no additional mountain bike guide accompanying this trip; the driver of the vehicle is also your guide.

This trip can be combined with our Five volcanoes trip to create an 11 day itinerary.


  • Meals & accommodation as indicated in itinerary
  • Full time MTB guide
  • Permanent support vehicle
  • Trailer for the safe transport of the bikes
  • First aid kit
  • Communication equipment
  • Bicycle repair equipment


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

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