PATAGONIA

An extraordinary adventure through vast natural beauty

Discover a land of mountains, lakes, volcanoes, gravel tracks and open roads. Join us for a ten day trip of a lifetime, boasting an itinerary mixing technical gravel riding, volcano hiking and road cycling. World class accommodation and cuisine only adds to the magical experience - a real adventure deep into the Andes.


Trip dates

  • Sun 3 - Tue 12 November 2019


Trip highlights

  • Cross the mighty Andes twice, in the shadows of vast volcanoes

  • A tale of two halves as we ride rugged Argentinean gravel tracks before rolling on smooth tarmac open roads on the Chilean side. A hike to summit Volcan Mocho on our ‘rest day’ separates the two.

  • A true test of endurance, with famously unreliable weather, unforgiving terrain and some long (up to 200km) days on the bike

  • A journey perhaps better recorded by bodies of water as we ride past lakes Nahuel Huapi, Correntoso, Traful, Maliquina, Lacar, Lolog, Currhue, Pirihueico, Neltume, Panguipulli, Rinihue, Ranca, Llanquihue, Rupanco, Puyehue and.. you get the picture

  • Indulge in world famous steak, fish and red wine (and more) at beautiful accommodation throughout the trip

  • Arrive early into Bariloche to enjoy this amazing region, whether that means fly fishing, glaciers, or more


What’s included

  • Expertly crafted daily routes with industry leading on the road service including guides, mechanics and vehicle support

  • All ride food and drink, lunches and coffee stops

  • Pre-loaded GPS devices if you prefer not to bring your own

  • Accommodation, laundry, all meals and alcoholic drinks (within reason)

  • Transfers from and to Bariloche airport at the start and end of the trip

Please note:

  • At present, bike hire is not available for this trip

  • Travel insurance is not included but appropriate cover is mandatory for all guests

  • Flights and on-trip staff gratuities are not included


Trip difficulty

  • Rating: 5/5

  • Typical gravel riding day: 100km, 1,500m

  • Typical road cycling day: 120km, 2,000m

  • Road surface: mix of roads and gravel (a specialist gravel bike is essential, with a change of wheels and tyres for smooth roads)

  • The variety of riding (and hiking), some long days (200km) and “four seasons in one day” make this trip a real challenge for all riders

  • Please be aware this trip is harder than it might appear; long relentless days on gravel are a real test of mind, body and machine. It is essential that you have experience of riding on a variety of surfaces ahead of arriving on the trip.

  • Please see our FAQs for more information on our trip difficulties


Practical information

  • Arrival day: Transfers will be provided from Bariloche Airport. There are regular internal flights from BA Aeroparque, assuming BA is the best connecting major hub for you. We recommend arriving a few days early to acclimatise and to enjoy everything Patagonia has to offer. As a minimum, a morning arrival on the first day is advised.

  • Departure day: We will provide transfers to Bariloche Airport for onwards travel. We advise an afternoon or evening flight to minimise time pressure on the last day of your trip.

  • Flights: we recommend only booking your flights once your trip is confirmed to go ahead, or at least booking flexible or refundable tickets

  • What to bring: full cycling clothing and accessories including helmet and shoes. A fully serviced gravel-specific bike including your pedals, fresh tyres (35mm tubeless minimum) and brake pads. GPS device if you prefer to use your own. We will provide laundry when possible but we advise bringing at least three complete riding outfits. There is no dress code for evenings - we want you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.


Pricing

  • 10 days / 9 nights:

    • Single occupancy: €9,990 per person

    • Double occupancy: €8,415 per person*

*Double occupancy must be booked in pairs, sharing either a double or twin room

 

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  • By placing your deposit you are agreeing to our full terms and conditions therefore it is essential that you carefully read and fully understand them

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  • All prices are shown and paid in Euros, your bank’s conversion rates will apply if this is not your account’s default currency

  • If your account’s default currency is Euros, you will have the option of paying via SEPA direct debit. Otherwise, payment will be made via credit card.

  • You will be asked to select the specific date of your trip at the “participant information” stage - please do so carefully

  • There are a number of other personal details that are mandatory to submit ahead of booking, otherwise you can return to the booking area to complete non-mandatory information such as arrival/departure details, bike hire sizing, etc. at a later date.

  • We do not recommend you book your flights until we have confirmed your trip is going ahead

  • Please get in touch if you have any questions or problems throughout this process: hello@attu.club

 

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