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17D Chile-Argentina Crossing Cycling Tour

Cochamó Valley is a U-shaped valley located in the Andes, in North Patagonia & the Los Lagos Region of Chile. The valley, with its sheer 1000m granite walls & domes, dazzling waterfalls, and a crystalline, trout-filled river, has a striking similarity to Yosemite Valley. It is also home to the ancient Alerces trees, which can grow up to 50m tall & has a life span of 3000 years. Famously known as "The Chilean Yosemite" and with no roads but only trails penetrating the valley, it has become a trekker's paradise, climber's mecca and nature lover's haven. Beyond being a world class rock climbing destination, it is popular for trekking, horse riding, kayaking, fly fishing and other outdoor activities.

There are several ways to do a Chile-Argentina crossing in Northern Patagonia. We have chosen this cycle crossing through Cochamó Valley because we think it is a good representative of Northern Patagonia. Ride through the stunningly beautiful wilderness of the valley along the old smugglers routes, criss-crossing rivers, brilliant blue lakes, ancient forests, and towering granite walls into Argentina's little Switzerland, and Lake District.

Highlights

  • Spectacular scenery in the Northern Patagonia region of Chile & Argentina
  • Enjoy superb wine and a delicious meal at the end of each cycling day
  • Comfortable accommodation to relax in each day

Included

  • Domestic flights & all airport taxes
  • Local airport transfers and all other land and water transfers
  • Full accommodation arrangement
  • Full tour service including back up vehicles
  • All meals except dinners
  • English-speaking first-aid trained guide
  • Entrance fees to National Parks or sites

Excluded

  • International airfare and related taxes
  • All dinners and meals in Santiago
  • Tipping & gratuities to guides
  • Personal travel insurance, pre-trip medical immunizations, and all expenses of a personal nature
  • All others not mentioned above

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Grading:

Duration : 17 days
Best Season : Nov - late Apr
Grading:
Total distance: 550km
Longest distance in a day 88km
   
Group Size : min 6 persons

Day 1-2
Depart Singapore and arrive in Santiago a day later. Transfer by domestic flight to Puerto Montt
Day 3-14 10 days of cycling, and 2 rest days through the Cochamó Valley marveling at the spectacular scenery, cross the border into Argentina amidst the Lake District of this region, and cross back to Chilean volcanoes finally ending in Temuco.
Day 15 Transfer back to Santiago for a free & easy day in the capital city.
Day 16-17 Depart Santiago and arrive back in Singapore.

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