Hotel & MTB Patagonia 7 Lakes

Hotel & MTB Patagonia 7 Lakes

(7 Days/6 Nights, approx. 130 km )


The famous, 7 lakes route (Ruta de los Siete Lagos), is internationally renowned. A winding path through an epic mountain landscape leads you past almost 40 magnificent lakes, seven of which are so spectacular that they have made this route so famous.

This tour is one of the most spectacular journeys in Patagonia. Many of the lakes are fed by glaciers and are therefore crystal clear. Through the volcanic landscape our journey leads us to stunning viewpoints often the backdrop for a spontaneous picnic. The tour takes place across National Parks like Lanin and Nahuel Huapi with all the highlights included: Circuito Chico, Cerro Catedral, Colonia Suiza, Quetrihue peninsula and much more.

Thanks to our carefully considered choice of comfortable accommodation as well as the excellent guidance by our local tour leaders and additional support from the accompanying driver, you will enjoy adventure in comfort.

This tour is on some dates combinable with our Patagonia Andes Crossing Hotel & MTB tour.

This itinerary has been updated for 2021. All tour dates for 2021 are now online and available to book.

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Highlights of the tour
Culture: A visit to the historical village, Colonia Suiza, at the famous Bariloche Circuito Chico
Nature: National parks as Lanin and Nahuel Huapi.
Activity: A truly sensational panorama tour in the Lanin National
Culinary: Enjoy a freshly brewed beer from a local Patagonian brewery
Souvenir: traditional native hand crafts and silverware

Itinerary

1st Day (Sat) San Carlos de Bariloche (Arrival) (D)

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 at the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi. Dinner and overnight stay

 

2nd Day (Sun) San Carlos de Bariloche – Circuito Chico – San Carlos de Bariloche (aprx. 25 mi./40 km) (B, L, D)

After breakfast we go on a bike ride to the famous Circuito Chico which is a lovely round tour along the shores of the huge Nahuel Huapi Lake within the same-named national park. We pass the Colonia Suiza and continue to Cerro Catedral, one of the largest Ski resorts in Patagonia. We stop for lunch at Brewery Patagonia after we enjoyed the panorama. Overnight stay in Bariloche.

3rd Day (Mon) San Carlos de Bariloche – Confluencia – Lago Meliquina – San Martín de los Andes (aprx. 28 mi./45 km) (B, L, D)

From Bariloche a 45 min 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 and on through lush green valleys. The Patagonian desert steppe changes gradually into a sprawling forest. After a picnic lunch at Meliquina Lake restaurant a 30 min transfer takes us to San Martín de los Andes. Overnight stay.

4th Day (Tue) San Martín de los Andes – Mapuche Community (aprx. 38 mi./60 km) (B, L, D)

After breakfast we step out to Chapelco Mountain Bike Park which is a ski resort that turns into biking slopes during summer. Long and incredible single-tracks, world-class and breathtaking landscapes await you. Enjoy an one hour ride down the single tracks through native forests. We will have lunch within the Mapuche indigenous community. Overnight stay.

5th Day (Wed) Mapuche Community – San Martín de los Andes (aprx. 19 mi./30 km) (B, L)

After breakfast, we ride up to the ‘Rosales Lagoon’, ‘Huella Andina’ and La Tucumana: All single tracks we ride are used within the famous event ‘Patagonia Run’. As soon as we get to the Lacar Lake we have a Pic-Nic lunch. For today’s dinner (not included) you are free to decide than “San Martin” has plenty of options offering typical meals of the Patagonian region like lamb, trout and much more. Overnight stay.

6th Day (Thu) San Martín de los Andes - Villa La Angostura (aprx. 33 mi./53 km) (B, L, D)

After breakfast in San Martin we join a 25 mi./40 km transfer. Our today’s bike ride takes us along the Lakes route up to Villa La Angostura. Much adrenaline and lots of fun is guaranteed while riding in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Patagonia Argentina. Accommodation and dinner in Villa La Angostur

7th Day (Fri) Villa La Angostura – Bariloche Airport (departure) (B)

We have time to reflect on our tour during breakfast before taking a transfer to Bariloche Airport.

Journey

Arrival by plane

Flights to Bariloche airport/San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina) can be booked with a travel agency or on the internet. Arrival after 1 pm requested.

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

 


Prices & Accomplishments

Basic tour price per person (in a double room)

– 1,090 euro

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 tour (see itinerary)
– Experienced English-speaking guide and bike mechanic
– Luggage transfer
– Support vehicle with bilingual driver

Additional optional services (prices on request)

Single room
– Additional nights
– Rental bike: mountain bike or e-mountain bikes are available directly from our partner (and have to be paid on site); please contact us for assistance, if you like to rent a bike

Not included in the basic tour price

– Arrival to San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina)
– Individual airport transfers from airports other than Bariloche
– Meals and beverages not described within itineray
– Entrance fees to National Parks
– Tips for tour guide and driver

 

Things to note

Language

An experienced English-speaking guide leads this tour.

Accommodation

Throughout the holiday, we use a mix of simple hotels, hostels and lodges/tourist park cabin accommodation.

Catering

Catering as specified in the itinerary (B = breakfast; L = lunch and D = dinner). Whilst we can cater for vegetarians, albeit sometimes with a more limited choice, we cannot provide special diets on this tour.

Itinerary changes

We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on organizational requirements as well as on availability of accommodation.

MTB level 2

Daily tours in hilly terrain at distances of 18 – 37,5 mi./30 bis 60 km and trails according to single track classification up to S1. The better conditioned 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 country 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 require a 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 heights and does not involve any significant adaptation to altitude. We would not expect any altitude issues with this trip, but still recommend listening to any instructions given. During the southern hemisphere summer, we will experience daytime temperatures of approx.18 – 20 degrees Celsius. From 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 different overnight accommodation, our main luggage will be loaded onto the support vehicle, which will follow the group on the day ride. The support vehicle will pick up any group members who wish to take a break from biking. 

Single-Trail Classification

So that you are well prepared for your bike tour at Islandhopping, and that you know which technical grade you should await to be confronted by, we have comprised a classification for all single trails, which you will ride. The difficulty levels included in our classification coincide with the Singeltrail-scale.

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

Red (medium, S2): loose surfaces, larger stones and roots, steps and shallow stairs, gradients of up to 70 %, light hairpins, permanent braking readiness, displacement of center of mass to overcome obstacles, accurate braking, permanent body tension.

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.

Helmets and protectors

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

Passport or Visas

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is required for visits to countries outside the EU. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. 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. For USA passport holders there is presently no fee to enter Argentina – land, sea or plane. 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.

VISA CHILE

UK and US passport holders do not require a visa for short stays. USA passport holders will be issued with a tourist card on arrival.

Vaccinations

There are no mandatory vaccinations for Argentina. The WHO, however, recommends a vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria (if need be hepatitis B, hepatitis A, typhus, rabies, measles, yellow fever). When entering a country after your time in Argentina a yellow fever vaccination may be required.

There are no mandatory vaccinations for Chile. The WHO, however, recommend a vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis A (if need be hepatitis B, typhus, rabies, measles).

Since some of these vaccinations have to be repeated, you should plan these in advance. We recommend that you see your family doctor or a doctor for tropical diseases at least two months before the trip in order to get the necessary advice. 

Rental bikes

If you would like to rent an MTB/E-MTB, please let us know with your booking (or by e-mail). We will get in touch with you asap to provide you with the information needed to rent a MTB directly with our partner operator. Payment has to be made on site in USD.

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
January 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 23.01-29.01MTB Patagonia 7 LakesPatagonia - Bike & HotelBarilocheBariloche1090 book
April 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 04.04-10.04MTB Patagonia 7 LakesPatagonia - Bike & HotelBarilocheBariloche1090 book
November 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 13.11-19.11MTB Patagonia 7 LakesPatagonia - Bike & HotelBarilocheBariloche1090 book

Any questions?

Contact us:

Monday - Friday
09:00- 12:30 Hrs
14:00- 17:00 Hrs

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com