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Cycling near San Martín de los Andes in the Patagonian Lake District

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Bike across the Andes

Cycle this spectacular route across the Patagonian Andes, through some of South America’s beautiful national parks.

  • Date 17 – 26 November 2018
  • Registration fee £350
  • Sponsorship target £3,500

If you’re feeling adventurous, we have the perfect challenge for you! Cycle this spectacular route across the Patagonian Andes, through some of South America’s beautiful national parks and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains every way you turn.

You’ll ride through Argentina’s awe-inspiring Lake District, where snow-capped mountains fringe glacial lakes, finishing in Puerto Varas, southern Chile’s ‘City of Roses’.

Don’t forget to secure your place. You need to register with event organisers Charity Challenge before joining the ActionAid UK team.

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Bike across the Andes: 10-day itinerary

17 November

Meet in London and fly overnight to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

18 November

Spend the morning enjoying all that Buenos Aires has to offer before taking a short flight to Bariloche, a beautiful city on the foothills of the Andes in the Patagonian Lake District.

19 November

Get set up with your bike and continue exploring Bariloche.


20 November

On your first full day of cycling you’ll ride alongside the crystal clear waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi, a stunning landscape dotted with mountain peaks and waterfalls. You finish the day in Villa La Angostura.

21 November

Climb the southern Andes to cross the border into Chile, where you will experience a lunar landscape as you move towards the summit. The afternoon leg of the trip takes you through Puyehue National Park, a natural beauty with volcanoes and thermal springs.

22 November

Cycle through Chile’s Lake District, including Lake Puyehue and Lake Rupanco. Spend the night and unwind in Puerto Octay.

23 November

Cycle along Lake Llanquihue, then part briefly with your bike to wander through the rainforest to find a 45-metre waterfall. Then spend the afternoon cycling to Ensenada.

24 November

Day 8 of the journey will take you to Petrohué Waterfalls, where turquoise blue water falls against volcanic lava rocks. You’ll then celebrate the end of your journey at Puerto Varas, Chile’s ‘City of Roses’.

25 November

Leave Puerto Varas to fly to Santiago, then transfer to an overnight flight back to London.

26 November

Arrive back in London.

What’s included in this bike trip across the Andes?

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Food, water and snacks
  • Airport transfers 
  • Experienced local guides
  • Classic Challenge Tour Manager
  • UK volunteer doctor   
  • Cycle mechanic

What’s not included

  • Airport tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours

Download full trip details for Bike the Andes

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Page updated 18 June 2018