Valley Week - Trails and Culture
our Eco Camp based
in the confluence of the Futaleufu river and the Azul river you will be
able to mountain bike and explore this entire
Patagonia river valley. Participants will
have multisport options like rafting the
world class Futaleufu river and many others.
Rides can be custom tailored in difficulty
to the physical abilites of the riders...
Andes to the Pacific - Bike Across Chile
Starting in the small alpine village of
Futaleufu we will mountain bike through
the entire country of Chile to the seaside
village of Chaiten on the Southern Pacific
Ocean. On route you will see or experience
hanging glaciers, hot-springs, scenic volcanoes,
temperate rainforests, alpine lakes, exotic
wildlife, and unique micro-climates...
Los Alerces - Argentina
We will mountain bike into
the Pampas of Argentina, with its dramatic
change in landscape. Our first destination
will be the small welsh village of Trevlin.
We will visit and learn about the unique
European heritage of this area. Then we
will ride to a lake in Parque Nacional de
los Alerces, home of the giant, endangered
3000 year old Alerce trees before heading
back to Futaleufu...
Valley Circuit - Argentina & Chile
A mountain bike
circuit through the Andes Mountains that
lets riders experience the real Patagonia.
We visit villages and hamlets that are way
off the international tourist routes. Spectacular
scenery and a great cultural experience
of our mountain bike vacations are centered
around our Eco Camp. Returning to the Eco Camp
each day allows our guests to customize
their riding options and incorporate non-bike
riding activities into their vacation itinerary.
Some of the possibilities include: whitewater
rafting and kayaking on the Futaleufu river,
sea kayaking, sit-on-top kayaking, horseback
riding, trekking, canyoning and even fly
fishing. Contact our office if you wish
to customize any of our itineraries.
Futaleufu Eco Camp-day Rides
biking from our Eco Camp offers ride
a wide variety of mountain biking opprtunities.
Below are some of the possible rides.
to the National Reserve of Huemul -
15kms: Cross the mighty Futaleufú
and ride up the river near the Argentinean
border into the Patagonia Steppe and explore
the pristine Río Chico Valley, a national
reserve of a small deer like animal, called
in time to the "Las Escalas" Valley
Cross the turbulent Futaleufú River
and traverse a trail cut deep into the side
of the very impressive Inferno Canyon. Continue
along as the gorge opens wide into Las
Escalas Valley. Witness three of
the biggest "class V" rapids on
the planet. Re-cross the Futaleufu on a wooden
footbridge and ride along-side the Lonconado
Lake. This is a world class ride!
to the "Devils Throat" -30kms:
You will ride along the meandering trail next
to the Río Espolón. One can
not help stopping at the inviting sandy beaches
along the way, to enjoy swimming in the refreshing
turquoise water. The 'Cascada Espolón'
is a sight to behold as the water tumbles
from the high lake above to the valley floor
Monjas to the "Throne Room" -
10 kms: A magical
ride to the world renowned spectacular class
5 'Throne Room' rapid. See our slide show
of this ride.
Bikes & Equipment
Chile provides mountain bikes, vehicle support
and equipment for all of our rides. See our
packing list and equipment web page for details.