Patagonia, from Bariloche to CalafateMedium
the first stage of this bicycle trip is from Bariloche to Ushuaia. This is considered the toughest and most intense stretch, and it’s an option only for those who want to experience Patagonia at its roughest while riding a mountain bike. This stage takes place in both Argentina and Chile, while we ride part of the Carretera Austral Chilena and the Ruta 40. We will ride along countless lakes, the Pacific Ocean and suggestive fjords. The Patagonia desert, with its straight lines and wide views, will give us the feeling of being in an “endless space”. We will have the opportunity to getting to know the way of life of locals and gauchos who live in isolated ranches. By the end of the trip, we will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Chalten and to do some trekking to the base camp of Cerro Torre or the Fitz Roy.
From the Calafate we will go to the Perito Moreno glacier, which with its imposing vastness will be a worthy and deserving finishing line to the courageous cyclists who choose to make this trip. This is an intense tour –from many points of view- and an unique opportunity to get to know Patagonia.
Photos of the last travel in Patagonia, from Bariloche to Calafate
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total distance 1327 km. Some stretches will be done on the support vehicle, which will always be available for those who may need it. The total distance is divided into 13 days of riding, with 4 days for rest and optional field trips.
Daily distance: 100 km, with stops, a long one at midday. Average daily riding time: 6 hours.
Average speed –approximate-: 17 km/hour. Wind: mostly from the west –sideways-.
Level difference: the itinerary is uneven terrain. We will ascend 11.000m with a daily average of +850m. Maximum height will be 1500mosl.
between 5 C and 25 C (we recommend a 0 degree sleeping bag). Weather is humid in the Andes, we should expect rain, and very dry climate in the plains and desert.
there will be stops every 2 or 3 hours in order to drink water, coffee, tea or juice and energy snacks. There will be a long stop a midday in order to have lunch. Dinner will be either prepared by the team or, whenever possible, in restaurants. The support vehicle will always be available.
this is a trip for reduced groups, minimum 5 people and maximum 8. Registration should be confirmed at least 3 months in advance. Otherwise, there could be a surcharge on the cost.
- permanent assistance of 2 guides/assistant.
- Support vehicle/s with capacity to carry the whole team and the cyclists whenever necessary.
- Mechanical support.
- Meals and snacks during the rides.
- Boat crossing of lake General Carreras.
- Lodging: 17 night in hotels, hostels, cabins –double or triple rooms-.
- Camping in 5 locations.
- It will be possible to sleep in shared rooms by making a reservation, at an extra cost.
- rooms on camping nights.
- Personal shopping.
- Entrance to national parks.
- Meals on days off.
- Extra drinks.
- Meals mentioned as not included.
- Optional outings.
- Extras: those who do not wish to sleep in tents can do it in rooms, acknowledging it in advance. The cost will be 150 u$s for the 5 nights