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Hotel & Bike

MTB North Patagonia · Patagonia

From 1200 €
new itinerary
Route
from Bariloche / to Bariloche
Duration
7 days /
6 nights
Distance
approx.
270 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).

MTB tour through the land of volcanoes and lakes

This extraordinary MTB tour takes you to the regions of Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa Pehuenia and Villa La Angostura in Argentinian Patagonia. Amidst the high mountains of the Andes, you will find a breath-taking, unique landscape of lakes and volcanoes.

Your local guide will lead you on spectacular MTB tours that can’t be found in any travel guide and introduce you to the treasures of the Andes along the way. Your knowledgeable guide has plenty to tell of the local Andean people, making for a truly authentic encounter with Patagonia that is sure to stay with you for years to come.

Our groups of 8-18 mountain bikers enjoy a truly unique experience, accompanied by excellent guides and a support vehicle (on 80% of the bike route), and stay in characteristic accommodation along the way.

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Highlights

Nature: Lanin National Park with its beautiful lakes and impressive waterfalls
Activity: Bike up to an impressive 1150 m on Volcan Batea Mahuida
Culture: An authentic perspective of life in a country making its debut in tourism
Culinary: Chorizo steak, trout, and the deliciously sweet dulce de leche
Souvenir: Mate tea with the traditional mate straw and cup made of calabash. Rhodochrosite, a pink stone characteristic of Argentina

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Itinerary

National Park Villarrica Nature Reserve Huilo Huilo National Park Lanin Chapelco CHILE ARGENTINA Nature Reserve Villarrica National Park China Muerta Argentina Chile Bikeetappe Transfer Airport Bikepark Moquehe Norquinco Villa Pehuenia L. Meliquina Junin de los Andes Tromen 10 20 30 40 km
1st Day (Sat) San Martín de los Andes (Arrival) (approx. 9 mi./15 km)
Individual arrival by plane to San Martín de los Andes. Group transfer from Chapelco Airport (for flight from Buenos Aires) to accommodation is provided. Once we have settled in, there is time to adjust our bikes and head out on a short tour around the city along Lake Lacar to get used to the bikes before the week properly commences. San Martín de los Andes is a serene oasis, surrounded by cascading waterfalls, rivers, forests, and majestic mountains. We enjoy dinner at a traditional restaurant. The tour guide gives a briefing of the week to come. Overnight stay in San Martín de los Andes. (Catering: Dinner)
2nd Day (Sun) San Martín de los Andes – Villa Pehuenia (approx. 34 mi./55 km)
After a delicious breakfast, we take a transfer to the start of today’s tour. Once on our bikes, we make our way along part of the famous North-South Route (Ruta 40), along the shores of Lake Alumine toward the Lanin National Park. After a picnic lunch, we continue our tour, passing through the Mapuche native community, before arriving at our accommodation. In the evening, we head into the town of Villa Pehuenia, where we enjoy dinner at a traditional restaurant serving typical Patagonian dishes such as chorizo steak and fresh trout. Overnight in Villa Pehuenia. (Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
3rd Day (Mon) Villa Pehuenia – Batea Mahuida Volcano – Villa Pehuenia
(approx. 24 mi./38 km)
After breakfast, we hop on our bikes and begin our ascent to the summit of Batea Mahuida Volcano at an impressive 1,700 meters, passing a number of lagoons along the way. Once we reach the peak, we are treated to spectacular panoramic views and the striking hues of the crater lake. Our guide then leads us along some fantastic trails, none of which are too technical, offering a fun-filled remainder of the day’s tour. We spend the night in Villa Pehuenia once more. (Catering: Breakfast, Lunch)
4th Day (Tue) Villa Pehuenia – Junin de los Andes (approx. 34 mi./55 km)
Today’s tour leads us along the Chilean border. As we leave the small mountain village, nestled in the hills, we pass by lakes and beautiful white sandy beaches hidden in the thick Patagonian forest. We continue south through small mountain villages and enjoy incredible panoramas over Lake Aluminé and Lake Moquehue, situated in the heart of the Andes Mountains. We spend the night in Junin de los Andes. (Catering: Breakfast, Dinner)
5th Day (Wed) Junin de los Andes – Lanin Volcano – Junin de los Andes
(approx. 34 mi./55 km)
In the morning, we take a transfer to the starting point of today’s tour. Natures exquisite biodiversity is on display for us as we head out on our bikes through flourishing native vegetation including Radales, Ñires, Cypresses, Coihues, Lengas, and Araucarias. We ride through a peaceful Mapuche mountain village before reaching the striking Lanin Volcano, towering at an impressive 3,700m. Once there, we then have plenty of time to hike to the base of the volcano. We then continue by bike to Lake Tromen before taking a transfer back to Junin de los Andes, where we once again spend the night. (Catering: Breakfast, Dinner)
6th Day
(Thu)
Junin de los Andes – San Martín de los Andes (approx. 28 mi./45 km)
Today we head out on our bikes before hopping on a boat taking us to the international crossing (Paso) Carririñe on the Chilean border. Once on land again, we continue by bike over rivers of dry lava, enjoying spectacular views of lakes and volcanoes. We then take a transfer back to our accommodation in San Martín de los Andes, where we spend the night. (Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
7th Day (Sun) San Martín de los Andes (Departure)
During breakfast, we can reflect on the adventures of the past week before taking a transfer to Chapelco 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.

November 2024

17.11.
Comfirmed departure
17.11. –
23.11.
Hotel & Bike
MTB North Patagonia
Patagonia Bike & Hotel Patagonien San Martin de los Andes bis San Martin de los Andes available 1200,00 € To Booking
Included services
  • 6 overnights (twin-share) incl. breakfast
  • 3 x lunch and 5 x dinner (see itinerary)
  • Transfers between Chapelco 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 Martín de los Andes
  • Individual airport transfers from airports other than Chapelco Airport
  • 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

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

Flights to Chapelco Airport can be booked with a travel agency or on the internet.

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.

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.

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. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit.

 

VISA ARGENTINA

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.

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

This trip includes active daily tours with mountainous stages ranging from 22-43 mi./35-70 km and trails on the single trail scale up to S1. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the trip. We recommend that you create a sensible weekly training program to gradually increase your stamina and off-road MTB skills. Please also take time to go out on longer rides in hilly terrain to ensure that you are physically fit enough to participate in this trip. Of course, biking is the best way to prepare for this trip but running, squash, and swimming are also good for developing aerobic fitness and endurance.

 

Patagonia’s mountain bike terrain is varied and has a number of steep climbs and long descents that require a good level of fitness. The landscape is very diverse and offers a lot of biking variety: single trails and long descents, gravel roads and volcanic trails, lake scenery, and rainforest.

 

The route we follow is at a relatively low altitude, so you should not need to worry about problems such as altitude sickness. Nevertheless, please do stay aware and listen to your body. Daytime temperatures during the summer season in the southern hemisphere typically average 18 - 20 C°. November to April is the dry season in northern Patagonia. However, in the Lake District rainfall can occur at any time of the year.

 

On this tour, a support vehicle is available to transport the majority of the luggage. On request, the support vehicle can also accommodate group members who wish to take a break from biking.

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 our bike tours. We advise you to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required). Furthermore, we recommend bikers carry arm and leg protectors during 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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