BIKE & BOAT - ONE WAY from ARGENTINA to CHILE

Trip description

Unique experience that navigates the Cordillera de los Andes through 3 beautiful lakes, connected in 4 terrestrial stages with your bicycle in 1 day or more, from Bariloche, Argentina to Puerto Varas, Chile

Details

Trip Duration 75 miles (121 km.) in 11 hours.
Departure: from the first catamaran of Lago Nahuel Huapi (Puerto Pañuelo): 09:30 am
Presentation time: in Puerto Pañuelo: 09:15 am
Arrival: 5:30 pm to Petrohué
Accommodation Optional lodging in Puerto Blest (ARGENTINA) or in Peulla (CHILE)
Languages of the tour (on catamarans) Spanish, Portuguese, English

It includes

  • Sailing Lake Nahuel Huapi
  • Navigation Lake Frías
  • Navigation Lake All Saints

Not included

  • Bike Helmet, first aid kit, etc, the necessary to make the crossing
  • Boarding fees
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Support Truck route between Peulla and Puerto Frías (on request)

Useful information

  • Each passenger must arrive with his or her own cycle, prepared for high mountain terrains.
  • We recommend that you carry a first-aid kit with you.
  • Take into consideration that the difficulty of this route fluctuates between medium to high.
  • Pack comfortable sports clothing and footwear, a warm coat, a hat, sunblock and sunglasses.
  • It’s obligatory to wear a cycle helmet for safety reasons.
  • Pack a water bottle to keep you fully hydrated.
  • It’s obligatory to travel with al documentation required to make the border crossing from Argentina to Chile.
  • Times are subject to modifications without prior notice. We recommend that you reconfirm all times before you travel.

Travel itinerary (referential)

Bike & Boat →  BARILOCHE TO PUERTO VARAS IN 1 DAY

starting at US$ 120 pp.

Total kilometers covered by bike: 121 km.

Difficulty: medium

1st leg Bariloche Center - Puerto Pañuelo | 25 kms - 15 miles
Altitude: 700 meters above sea level
Difficulty: Low
Land: Pavemented
Sailing trip aboard the first catamaran on Lake Nahuel Huapi: 9:30 am
Arrive to Puerto Pañuelo by: 9:15 am
Traffic: High
We recommend that you take extra care, as heavy traffic passes along this route and there's little space to cycle off of the carriageway.
2nd leg sailing trip from Puerto Pañuelo to Puerto Blest along Lake Nahuel Huapi
Length of sail: 1 hour aboard the catamaran Gran Victoria
It's important to arrive for the first sailing trip aboard the Brazo Blest by 9:15 am.
3rd leg Puerto Blest - Puerto Alegre | 3 kms - 2 miles
Altitude: from 700 meters above sea level to 780 meters
Difficulty: Low
Land: Soil
Sailing trip aboard the second catamaran on Lake Frías: 12.45 pm
Arrive to the port by: 12:30 pm
Traffic: Low - just long-distance buses
Puerto Blest is home to a beautiful boutique hotel with spa and heated swimming pool.
4th leg Sailing trip from Puerto Alegre to Puerto Frías on Lake Frías
Length of sail: 20 minutes aboard the catamaran Victoria del Sur
It's important to arrive to Puerto Alegre by 12.30 pm. Upon arrival to Puerto Frías, customs and immigration paperwork will be realized.
5th leg Puerto Frías - Peulla | 29 kms - 18 miles
Altitude of cycling uphill: from 780 meters above sea level to 1000 meters, covering: 4 kms ' 3 miles
Altitude of cycling downhill: from 1000 meters above sea level to 150 meters, covering: 8 kms ' 5 miles
Altitude of cycling along horizontal plane: 150 meters above sea level, covering: 17 kms ' 10 miles
Land: pebbly soil
Difficulty: medium to high (depending on each cyclist's rhythm)
Sailing trip aboard the third and last catamaran on Lake Todos los Santos: 3:30 pm
Arrive to the port by: 3:15 pm
Optional accommodation: Hotel Natura or camping
Traffic: Low - just long-distance buses
Verify that the time it takes to complete this leg by bike, crossing the mountain range, is enough for you to arrive to Peulla by 3:30 pm and from where you can board the third ship. For those who opt to stay in Peulla and continue with the journey the following day, there are many extra excursions on offer that you can enjoy.
6th leg sailing trip from Peulla to Petrohué on Lake Todos los Santos
Length of sail: 1 hour 40 minutes aboard the Catamaran Lagos Andinos
It's important to arrive for the Lake Todos los Santos sailing trip by 3:15 pm, a trip that passes through the interesting green color and exuberant vegetation of the Valdiviana Forest.
7th leg Petrohué - Puerto Varas | 64 km - 40 miles
Altitude: from 150 meters above sea level to 75 meters
Land: pavemented cycle path
Difficulty: medium
Traffic: Low
Note: This is the longest of all the crossing's journeys
Leaving the dock at Petrohué, you cycle along Route 225, heading towards Ensenada, along a luxurious cycle path of 64 kilometers.
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Travel itinerary (referential)

Bike & Boat →  BARILOCHE TO PUERTO VARAS IN 2 DAYS
Includes hotel accommodation in Peulla, Chile

starting at US$ 331 pp.

Total kilometers covered by bike: 121 km.

1st leg Bariloche Center - Puerto Pañuelo | 25 kms - 15 miles
Altitude: 700 meters above sea level
Difficulty: Low
Land: Pavemented
Sailing trip aboard the first catamaran on Lake Nahuel Huapi: 9:30 am
Arrive to Puerto Pañuelo by: 9:15 am
Traffic: High
We recommend that you take extra care, as heavy traffic passes along this route and there's little space to cycle off of the carriageway.
2nd leg sailing trip from Puerto Pañuelo to Puerto Blest along Lake Nahuel Huapi
Length of sail: 1 hour aboard the catamaran Gran Victoria
It's important to arrive for the first sailing trip aboard the Brazo Blest by 9:15 am.
3rd leg Puerto Blest - Puerto Alegre | 3 kms - 2 miles
Altitude: from 700 meters above sea level to 780 meters
Difficulty: Low
Land: Soil
Sailing trip aboard the second catamaran on Lake Frías: 12.45 pm
Arrive to the port by: 12:30 pm
Optional accommodation: Hotel Puerto Blest
Traffic: Low - just long-distance buses
Puerto Blest is home to a beautiful boutique hotel with spa and heated swimming pool, where you can decide to take a rest from your journey and continue the following day.
4th leg sailing trip from Puerto Alegre to Puerto Frías on Lake Frías
Length of sail: 20 minutes aboard the catamaran Victoria del Sur
It's important to arrive to Puerto Alegre by 12.30 pm. Upon arrival to Puerto Frías, customs and immigration paperwork will be realized.
5th leg Puerto Frías - Peulla | 29 kms - 18 miles
Altitude of cycling uphill: from 780 meters above sea level to 1000 meters, covering: 4 kms ' 3 miles
Altitude of cycling downhill: from 1000 meters above sea level to 150 meters, covering: 8 kms ' 5 miles
Altitude of cycling along horizontal plane: 150 meters above sea level, covering: 17 kms ' 10 miles
Land: pebbly soil
Difficulty: medium to high (depending on each cyclist's rhythm)
Sailing trip aboard the third and last catamaran on Lake Todos los Santos: 3:30 pm
Arrive to the port by: 3:15 pm
Optional accommodation: Hotel Natura or camping
Traffic: Low - just long-distance buses
Verify that the time it takes to complete this leg by bike, crossing the mountain range, is enough for you to arrive to Peulla by 3:30 pm and from where you can board the third ship. For those who opt to stay in Peulla and continue with the journey the following day, there are many extra excursions on offer that you can enjoy.
6th leg sailing trip from Peulla to Petrohué on Lake Todos los Santos
Length of sail: 1 hour 4o minutes aboard the Catamaran Lagos Andinos
It's important to arrive for the Lake Todos los Santos sailing trip by 3:15 pm, a trip that passes through the interesting green color and exuberant vegetation of the Valdiviana Forest.
7th leg Petrohué - Puerto Varas | 64 km - 40 miles
Altitude: from 150 meters above sea level to 75 meters
Land: pavemented cycle path
Difficulty: medium
Traffic: Low
Note: This is the longest of all the crossing's journeys
Leaving the dock at Petrohué, you cycle along Route 225, heading towards Ensenada, along a luxurious cycle path of 64 kilometers.

Outdoor activities at Peulla, Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park

Canopy
Price: US$30
This activity is for those who are looking to discover a new adventure, sensing the excitement of flying through the native trees of the south of Chile. Our canopy experience is 800 meters long, with eight cables, nine platforms and two abseiling opportunities. Along the way, we'll come into contact with century-old trees, including the Coigüe, a waterfall called "El velo de la novia" and a creek that flows from a lagoon in the middle of The Andes Mountains.
1 to 2 hours, depending on the group
Available October to March
Difficulty: LOW
Includes Canopy equipment, guide
Adults and children 5 years and older
Maximum weight: 210 pounds (95 kilos).
Limitations: Those under 18 years of age must have parental authorization. Restrictions apply to physical and/or mental conditions that provoke limitations, alcohol or drug induced states, and other kinds of states that might affect safety conditions during the activity.
Sports or comfortable clothing. Avoid sandals and high-heeled shoes.
Horseback riding
Price: US$30
This activity in Peulla is a complete horse-riding experience across farming country, traveling through Valdivian forest (incredible evergreen forest that always surprises), valleys and rivers, all within Chile's longest-standing national park, Vicente Pérez Rosales. We begin at Fundo Rigi, where a specialist guide in ecotourism will guide us through from start to finish. The horses are trained to receive all kinds of riders, with or without experience. There are different horse-riding routes to enjoy, providing opportunities to observe flora and fauna. All in all, a great experience.
1.30 hours
Available: All year round
Difficulty: LOW
Includes Guide
Adults and children 12 years and older
Limitations: Those under 18 years of age must have parental authorization. Restrictions apply to physical and/or mental conditions that provoke limitations, alcohol or drug induced states, and other kinds of states that might affect safety conditions during the activity.
No fear of horses. No spinal injuries, hip injuries, or problems with the lumbar region of the vertebrae.
Safari 4X4
Price: US$30
This fun activity is something the entire family can enjoy and shows off Puella's natural diversity. We'll make our way to the Fundo Rigi, where we'll discover a wide range of birds and farm animals. Our double-traction vehicles, Jabalí and Puma, will take us into the interior of The Andes Mountains in search of the River Peulla, which we will cross in our jeeps.
2 hours
Available: All year round
Difficulty: LOW
Includes: Driver, guide, rain jacket
Adults and children 12 years and older
Limitations: Those under 18 years of age must have parental authorization. Restrictions apply to physical and/or mental conditions that provoke limitations, alcohol or drug induced states, and other kinds of states that might affect safety conditions during the activity.
In the winter, warm clothing that's waterproof. In the summer, light-colored clothing to avoide attracting insects.

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Attention
Cruce Andino may delay or modify the trip. Please double check your departure/arrival times!