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Hotel & Bike

7 Lakes MTB · Patagonia

From 1200 €
New Tour
Route
from Bariloche / to Bariloche
Duration
7 Days/
6 Nights
Distance
approx.
130 km
MTB Level 2
MTB Level 1
Easy mountain bike tours suitable for islandhoppers who can safely handle a mountain bike. Mostly asphalt roads and wide, natural paths (20-30km and 200-400 elevation meters per day, S0)
MTB Level 1 - 2
Easy to moderate mountain bike tours for islandhoppers who are fit, technically able and can ride safely. Mainly natural paths and simple single trails (20-40km and 300-500 elevation meters per day, S0-S1).
MTB Level 2
Moderate mountain bike tours suitable for islandhoppers who enjoy riding through varied terrain and are comfortable with climbs up to 500m (30-50km and 400-600 elevation meters per day, S0-S2).
MTB Level 2 - 3
Moderate to demanding mountain bike tours suitable for islandhoppers with a very good level of fitness and riding technique. Mostly hiking tracks and single trails (30-60km and 400-750 elevation meters per day, S0-S2).
MTB Level 3
Demanding mountain bike tours for islandhoppers with excellent riding technique and who enjoy and feel comfortable with technical trails. Mostly on hiking tracks and single trails (30-60km with 500-1,000 elevation meters per day, S0-S3).

Picturesque Lake Landscape: An Unforgettable Hotel & MTB Tour through Patagonia

The 7 Lakes Route (Ruta de los Siete Lagos) through the Patagonian region is internationally renowned. A winding path through an epic mountain landscape leads past almost 40 picturesque lakes, seven of which are so magnificent that they gave the route its name and fame. This tour is one of the most spectacular journeys in Patagonia. Many of the lakes are fed by glaciers resulting in their crystal-clear waters. Our adventure leads through volcanic landscapes to stunning viewpoints, many of which we can savour while enjoying a picnic lunch. During the tour, we pass through various National Parks including Lanin and Nahuel Huapi. Look forward to exploring Circuito Chico, Cerro Catedral, Colonia Suiza, Quetrihue peninsula, and much more.

TO NOTE: This trip is combinable with the Northern Patagonia "Fire and Ice" Tour. Both tours add up to a two-week trip.

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Highlights

Nature: National Parks such as Lanin and Nahuel Huapi
Activity: A truly sensational panoramic tour in the Lanin National Park
Culture: A visit to the historical village, Colonia Suiza, at the famous Bariloche Circuito Chico
Culinary: Enjoy a freshly brewed beer from a local Patagonian brewery
Souvenir: Traditional native handcrafts and silverware

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Itinerary

San Carlos de Bariloche Confluencia L. Meliquina San Martín de los Andes Villa La Angostura Chile Argentina National Park Nahuel Huapi National Park Arrayanes National Park Lanin Airport Bustransfer Biketour Daily route
1st Day
(Sat)
San Carlos de Bariloche (Arrival)
Individual arrival by plane to San Carlos de Bariloche/Bariloche Airport (arrival after 1 pm requested). Transfers from Bariloche Airport are provided and will bring you to Hosteria La Luna, located at Bonita Beach on the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi. Dinner and overnight stay.
2nd Day (Sun) San Carlos de Bariloche – Circuito Chico – San Carlos de Bariloche
(approx. 37 mi./60 km)
After breakfast, we begin our bike tour on the well-known Circuito Chico, a stunning loop route which leads along the shores of the ginormous Nahuel Huapi Lake, located in the national park of the same name. We continue on, biking between Lake Morena and the Sa Pedro Peninsula before reaching the impressive Llao Llao Resort. Here, we are treated to breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains. We then visit the famous Patagonia Brewery before enjoying lunch at a nearby trout farm. In the afternoon, we continue to Cerro Catedral, one of the largest ski resorts in Patagonia. Overnight stay in Bariloche. (Catering: Breakfast, Lunch)
3rd Day (Mon) San Carlos de Bariloche – Confluencia – Lago Meliquina – San Martín de los Andes (approx. 28 mi./45 km)
From Bariloche, a 50-minute transfer takes us to Confluencia. Here we start our bike ride to Meliquina via the Cordoba pass, a stunning road leading along mountainsides corroded by wind, fire, and ice. We then continue through lush green valleys before the Patagonian desert steppe changes gradually into a sprawling forest. Following a snack at a restaurant by Meliquina Lake, a 30-minute transfer takes us to San Martín de los Andes where we spend the night. (Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
4th Day (Tue) San Martín de los Andes – Mapuche Community (approx. 22 mi./35 km)
After breakfast, we bike a short distance along the famous Argentinian North-South Route (Ruta 40) to Chapelco Mountain Bike Park, a ski resort used as a biking park during the summer months. Fantastic, long single trails and spectacular landscapes await us here and we can enjoy one hour biking down the single trails through native forests. We will have lunch in indigenous Mapuche indigenous territory. The afternoon can be spent as you like, perhaps relaxing by the hotel pool! In the evening, we visit a rustic restaurant where we have the opportunity to taste typical local specialities such as bife de chorizo, trout, and wild boar. Overnight stay in San Martín de los Andes. (Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5th Day (Wed) Mapuche Community – San Martín de los Andes
(approx. 25 mi./40 km)
After breakfast, we ride up to the 'Rosales Lagoon', 'Huella Andina' and La Tucumana: All single trails we bike along today are part of the famous 'Patagonia Run' event. We make our way along Lake Logog and enjoy a picnic lunch at a hut owned by a local guide. Today’s dinner (not included) can be enjoyed in one of the many delicious restaurants in San Martin. Here you will find plenty of options offering typical meals of the Patagonian region like lamb, trout and much more. Overnight stay in San Martín de los Andes. (Catering: Breakfast, Lunch)
6th Day (Thu) San Martín de los Andes - Villa La Angostura
(approx. 44 mi./70 km)
After breakfast in San Martin, we take a 25 mi./40 km transfer to today’s bike ride, which takes us along the Lakes route up to Villa La Angostura. Plenty of adrenaline and lots of fun are guaranteed while biking through one of the most beautiful landscapes in Argentinian Patagonia. We have dinner and spend the night in Villa La Angostura. (Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
7th Day
(Fri)
Villa La Angostura – Bariloche Airport (departure)
During breakfast, we can reflect on the adventures of the past week before taking a transfer to Bariloche Airport. (Catering: Breakfast)

Accommodation

Authentic Accommodation

Throughout the trip, you will be accommodated in carefully selected, simple hotels, guesthouses, and lodges. Their charm and spectacular location never fail to captivate their visitors and many boast magnificent views of the surrounding lakes and volcanic landscape.…

Authentic Accommodation

Throughout the trip, you will be accommodated in carefully selected, simple hotels, guesthouses, and lodges. Their charm and spectacular location never fail to captivate their visitors and many boast magnificent views of the surrounding lakes and volcanic landscape.…

Authentic Accommodation

Throughout the trip, you will be accommodated in carefully selected, simple hotels, guesthouses, and lodges. Their charm and spectacular location never fail to captivate their visitors and many boast magnificent views of the surrounding lakes and volcanic landscape.…

  • Outside View & Pool
  • Breakfast with a View
  • Relax in the Garden

Rental Bikes

E-Bikes Fantic XF2

Fanfic XF2 is the NEW bike for trail riding.  With its 29″ front and 27’5” rear wheels and Hubs with Boost technology the perfect mix between athlete and motor comes alive and it is transferred to the ground.

 

The Sram NX 11V (42 teeth) let’s you climb basically anywhere, the Rock Shock Recon RL 120mm fork, lets you attack the most technical downhills.

 

You can rent this bike for 40 USD per day (please make a reservation in advance)

 

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Giant XTC ADV Carbon

The Giant XTC ADV Carbon has a super light carbon frame, as well as a front and rear fork/shock lockout allowing for a more optimized ride.

 

  • ALUXX-Grade carbon frame
  • Suspension: Sr Suntour 100 mm
  • Shimano Deore Alivio 24 Speed
  • Shimano Disc Brakes

 

You can rent this bike for 40 USD per day (please make a reservation in advance)

 

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  • E-Bike Fantic
  • Giant Bike

Services, Dates & Prices

 

The below calendar lists the basic cruise price per person. The final cruise price depends on cabin type, cabin occupancy and any additional optional services. The prices for additional optional services are listed below the travel calendar. The green checkmark indicates that the trip is secured.

Time Period Tour Country Accommodation Route Availability Price from
The final price is dependent on the type of cabin, the number of guests staying in the cabin and any additional services booked.

October 2024

13.10.
The minimum number of participants is almost reached
13.10. –
19.10.
Hotel & Bike
7 Lakes MTB
Patagonia Bike & Hotel Patagonien Bariloche bis Bariloche available 1200,00 € To Booking

November 2024

04.11.
The minimum number of participants is almost reached
04.11. –
10.11.
Hotel & Bike
7 Lakes MTB
Patagonia Bike & Hotel Patagonien Bariloche bis Bariloche available 1200,00 € To Booking

December 2024

26.12.
The minimum number of participants is almost reached
26.12. –
01.01.
Hotel & Bike
7 Lakes MTB
Patagonia Bike & Hotel Patagonien Bariloche bis Bariloche available 1200,00 € To Booking
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Included services
  • 6 overnights (twin-share) incl. breakfast
  • 5 x lunch and 4 x dinner (see itinerary)
  • Transfers between Bariloche airport and accommodation (arrival and departure day)
  • Transfers during the tour (see itinerary)
  • Experienced English-speaking guide and bike mechanic
  • Luggage transfer
  • Support vehicle with bilingual driver
Not included in the basic tour price
  • Journey to/from San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina)
  • Individual airport transfers from airports other than Bariloche
  • Meals and beverages not described in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Parks
  • Tips for tour guide and driver
Additional Optional Services

Single room

Prices on request

Additional nights

We would be happy to arrange additional nights on request.

Rental bike

Mountain bikes and e-mountain bikes are available directly from our partner (to be paid on site); please contact us if you would like to rent a bike.

Discounts

If this is your third or more Islandhopping tour booked directly with us, you will receive our SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount for your next tour in 2025.

 

As this tour is operated by a third party partner, not all regular Islandhopping discount offers apply.

Arrival - How to get there

Travel Preparations

If possible, your flight to Bariloche Airport should land after 1 pm on the day of arrival.

 

For those wishing to spend a holiday in Patagonia, a certain amount of preparation is required. In order to be able to complete all necessary formalities without time pressure, we advise booking your trip to Patagonia at least two months before departure.

Arrival by Plane

A flight is the easiest, cheapest, and best way to travel to Argentina. We ask you to please book flights to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (BRC) that arrive after 1 pm.

 

Please allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to organize your arrival/departure. You will most likely have to change planes with at least one stopover in Buenos Aires.

 

The earlier a flight is booked the better the chances are of finding a reasonably priced ticket.

Entry Requirements

For entry to Argentina, a passport with a validity of at least 6 months after the end of your stay is usually required. UK passport holders do not require a visa for short stays. There is currently no fee for USA passport holders entering Argentina. However, there are different entry rules for official, diplomatic, and dual nationality passport holders. For further details please visit the US Department of State website.

 

The information that we provide is for UK and USA passport holders. We kindly ask people of other nationalities to check the relevant embassy or consulate.

 

Recommended Vaccinations

There are no compulsory vaccinations for Argentina. The tropical institutes recommend vaccinations against tetanus, and diphtheria (possibly hepatitis B, hepatitis A, typhoid, rabies, measles, yellow fever). If travelling from Argentina to a third country, the yellow fever vaccination may be required.

 

As some vaccinations have to be given several times, you should plan as much time as possible before you travel. We recommend visiting your GP or a tropical medicine specialist at least two months before your trip for more detailed advice.

  • Preparation
  • by plane
  • Entry
  • Vaccinations

Important information

Entry Requirements

For entry into and to stay in Argentina, you will generally require a passport with 6 months of validity after the end of your stay. No visa is required for a short-term stay in Argentina for the purposes of visiting or tourism.

Tour Language

This tour is led by an experienced English-speaking guide.

Recommended Vaccinations

There are no compulsory vaccinations for Argentina. The tropical institutes recommend vaccinations against tetanus, and diphtheria (possibly hepatitis B, hepatitis A, typhoid, rabies, measles, yellow fever). If travelling from Argentina to a third country, the yellow fever vaccination may be required.

 

As some vaccinations have to be given several times, you should plan as much time as possible before you travel. We recommend visiting your GP or a tropical medicine specialist at least two months before your trip for more detailed advice.

Itinerary changes

We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary due to organizational necessities and accommodation availability.

Requirements

MTB level 2

Daily tours in hilly terrain at distances of 18 – 37.5 mi./30 - 60 km and trails according to Single trail classification up to S1. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy your trip. We suggest that you adopt a sensible weekly exercise routine, gradually increasing your distances and/or terrain difficulty as the travel date approaches. We also recommend a number of long rides in hilly terrain to ensure you are physically capable of taking part in this tour. Biking is obviously the best activity to prepare for this trip, but running, squash and swimming are also good for developing aerobic fitness and stamina.

 

The hilly terrain with some steep climbs, as well as long downhills, requires good physical condition. The terrain is very diverse and variable: technical and demanding single trails alternate with wide gravel and volcanic roads and sometimes asphalt stretches. This tour takes place at relatively high altitudes but does not involve any significant adaptation to altitude. We would not expect any altitude issues on this trip but still recommend listening to any instructions given.

 

During the southern hemisphere summer, you can expect daytime temperatures of approx. 18 °C - 20 °C / 64 °F - 68 °F. November to April is the dry season in northern Patagonia, but rain can occur at any time of year in the Lake District. For most of this holiday, we can rely on the support of our vehicles. Each morning, when moving to a different overnight accommodation, the majority of the luggage will be loaded into the support vehicle, which will follow the group during the day ride.

 

The support vehicle will pick up any group members who wish to take a break from biking. Helmets are mandatory on all bike tours. Please bring your own helmet. Furthermore, we recommend participants bring arm and leg protectors on the bike tours.

Single-Trail Classification

To ensure that you are well prepared for your bike tour with Islandhopping and know what technical difficult level to expect, we have created a classification for all single trails that could be ridden on our tours. The difficulty levels included in our classification coincide with the Single Trail Scale which can be found here

 

Blue (easy, S0 – S1): small obstacles such as small roots, small stones, some erosion, gradients of up to 40 %, loose surfaces, tight corners but no hairpins, obstacles can be rolled over. Skilful braking and weight shift required, riding while standing.

 

Red (medium, S2): loose surfaces, larger stones and roots, steps and shallow stairs, gradients of up to 70 %, light hairpins. Constant readiness to brake, shift of centre weight to overcome obstacles, accurate braking, consistent body tension required.

 

Black (heavy, S3 – S5): blocked single trails, many large boulders, and roots, smooth/slippery surfaces, loose scree slopes, large steps/drops, extremely steep gradients of over 70 %, tight hairpins. Expert level of bike control/handling required.

Helmet Requirement

Helmets are mandatory on all bike tours. Please bring your own helmet. Furthermore, we recommend participants bring arm and leg protectors on the bike tours.

Catering

The daily catered meals are listed in the tour itinerary above. Vegetarian meals can be accommodated for during the trip, albeit with a more limited choice. Other dietary requirements and intolerances cannot be accommodated for on this tour due to organisational reasons.

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