Bariloche Multisport Tour
We are suggesting a 4 day tour to include hiking, kayaking and mountain biking, but you can substitute or add a day or more of horseback riding or rafting or hiking or kayaking
Day 1 - arrive Bariloche where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 - breakfast, then a full day of hiking and kayaking
Operation: From October through April. Private departures only.
The best way to explore the mountains and lakes of Bariloche is by hiking and kayaking.
On a typical day, we will drive to Lopez Bay for a health and safety briefing with our guide before we hop into our boats and spend roughly 2 hours on the Moreno Lake. After an hour of paddling, we will stop on a small island to have a spot of lunch. Our lunch break provides us with the perfect opportunity to sit and take in the fantastic scenery before jumping back in our kayaks and spending a further hour on the water. In the afternoon, we hike to the Tristeza inlet lookout point. The trail is easy and well-travelled, leading us to a beautiful granite dome with incredible vistas over the neighbouring glaciated Tronador peak, and a 12-mile-long narrow inlet. Due to the diverse topography of the area, we can tailor the day to all ages and levels of fitness.
Total hiking distance: 5 miles (8 km) mostly flat
Total hiking time: 1.5 hours
Elevation gain/drop: 200 feet
Day 3 - full day mountain biking
Mountain Biking is an excellent way to explore Bariloche. Numerous trails lead to the base of surrounding mountains, key lookout points, lake shores, hidden forest paths and so on. This ride begins at the Casa de Piedra Bridge, and the old gravel road to Colonia Suiza. This road is currently closed to cars, making it an ideal and safe biking route. The ride continues along the Moreno Lake, to the small town of Lopez, known for its ever-growing number of artisan breweries and family run tea/coffee shops, making this the ideal place for a bit of a rest! From Lopez, we would usually tailor the rest of the ride to suit the abilities of those with us. So, whether you are a beginner, or a more experienced rider, there are various options available, all of which are scenic and highly enjoyable. Our support vehicle will meet us at a pre-arranged location and drive us back to our hotel.
Tip: There are plenty of single track trails for the more experienced riders which can be combined with the gravel road section.
Total riding distance: From 10 to 20 miles according to rider’s experience and preferences.
Includes: snack, water and bike gear.
Day 4 - breakfast, then transfer to the airport
2016-17 Season Rate per person in US: (may change during holidays):
Rate will decrease with more people
Other Active Options
Full Day Horseback Riding (from October through April)
A 1.5 hour drive along the beautiful Manso River bed and the
spectacular Mascardi Lake will take us to the base of Tronador’s
glaciers. Tronador is the highest peak in the area and the only one
covered by glaciers which offer a unique spectacle of falling
seraks and waterfalls. Short horse rides of 2 hours up to longer 6
hour rides can be enjoyed along the valleys of Pampa Linda to the
very edge of the glaciers. A marvelous spot to enjoy a bottle of
malbec with our lunch. Easy to demanding, depending on client
Full day rafting the Manso River
Ideal for beginners in mountain rivers, this trip can be enjoyed by the entire family. Sandy beaches, thrilling rapids and the whole splendor of the Andes Patagónicos (Andean-Patagonic) woods. No previous experience required.
We pick up the passengers at their lodging. We leave Bariloche through Route 258, proceeding to Lake Steffen, passing lakes Gutierrez, Mascardi and Guillelmo.
Surrounded by high peaks and exuberant forests, our raft drifts downstream while we watch the rich flora of the National Park: coihue, ciprés, arrayán, maitén, radal, colihue cane, chilco, etc. We can also watch birds such as martín pescador (king fisher), bandurria, avutarda and tero. The crystal-clear waters of the Manso will allow us to watch different kinds of trout as well.
After approximately an hour and a half, we stop in a beautiful sandy beach, where our guides will carefully prepare a delicious lunch. Then we are all set to resume the trip. From here on, the Manso becomes more and more thrilling. Uvasal (Alka Seltzer), Banda de Billar (Billiard Edge), Diente de Hipopótamo (Hippo Tooth), Montaña Rusa (Roller-coaster) and Roca Magnética (Magnetic Rock) are some of the rapids we will run.
When we arrive in the Lower Manso valley, the trip concludes and we then start our trip back to Bariloche.
Full day hiking
(Daily basis and year round with restrictions in July & August (ski season).
The guides take into consideration the appropriate level of exertion wanted by the participants, as well as the weather and mountain conditions. This is a great outing for those wanting to just walk softly in incredibly beautiful areas and those who want to really push the limits. Since the departures are private we can easily adapt the level of exertion to accommodate those of passengers.
There are 2 wonderful options for a full day of hiking in Bariloche area.
Full day kayaking
Daily basis and year round with restrictions in July & August (ski season).
Breakfast. This is a tranquil day accessible to all levels of fitness. Previous sea-kayaking experience is not required. After driving to our launching site on the Moreno Lake and covering the routine safety and skills briefing, we will paddle for a couple of hours around the Llao Llao Peninsula to our picnic site on an isolated beach. Paddling is one of the best ways to get to know the Bariloche area and its many lakes, bays and islands. We will enjoy a sense of remoteness that can only be experienced in true pristine wilderness. The weather and participant´s wishes will determine if we complete the circumnavigation of the Peninsula, or if we return to our launching site after visiting Sentinel Island. (Isla Centinela).