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Bicycling Patagonia

  • Riders take a break on the Patagonia Lakes trip with ExperiencePlus!

    Word on the Street: Argentina and Chile

    Here are a few snippets we’ve gathered from various sources that capture the essence of our bicycle tour offerings in South America. We hope that they’ll inspire you to travel south with us in the near future! Patagonia Lakes District… Read full article

  • 6 Reasons to Bicycle Chile and Argentina

    1. Discover the Unexpected. Due to their immense differences, it is somewhat unfair to talk about Chile and Argentina as if they were the same country. But, there is one particular thing they have in common – people just don’t… Read full article

  • que dia es hoy – patagonia

    This month we’d like to share a very entertaining blog from Hess Kim who was on the December 10 – 20, 2011, Bicycling Patagonia’s Lake District Plus! the Island of Chiloé trip. She uses photos with short captions to share… Read full article

  • Movie Review: Evita

    Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s hit musical isn’t just on Broadway.  This is no news flash, as Evita the film came out in 1996, but we’d like to remind you that if you’re planning a trip to Argentina, this may just have to… Read full article

  • Winter Tour Updates: Chile and Argentina

    Although we may feel like we have perfected each and every tour itinerary we offer, over the years we’ve learned that more often than not they are a work in progress.  This is true for the late 2011 and 2012… Read full article

  • Chiloé Island: A Cultural Oasis in Patagonia

    Winter is just around the corner for all of us who live in North America, which means that summer is just around the corner in Patagonia’s Lakes District in Argentina and Chile. Join us this December, January, or February to… Read full article

  • Patagonia Day 9 – 10 Chiloe Island

    After our penguin viewing, seafood eating transfer to Chiloé, we had high expectations for our time near Castro. Unlike some hotels that claim to be “on the water”, Palafito definitely lives up to its claim. Wooden stilts held the hotel… Read full article

  • Patagonia day 8: transfer to Chiloe Island

    After our night in Petrohue, it was time to bid goodbye to two cyclists and a guide. Doug left to spend a few days in Santiago before he’ll return to Maine, while Lindsay headed directly home to Denver. Tika, our… Read full article

  • Patagonia day 7: Pedaling Through the Reserva Nacional Llanquihue

    A few changes to today’s itinerary were announced yesterday. Maria Elena and the tour leaders suggested a 33km (66km total) out-and-back ride through the Reserva Nacional Llanquihue beside the Petrohue River because the road from Puerto Varas to Petrohue was… Read full article

  • Patagonia day 6: Morning Trip to Puerto Montt and Canyoning

    Yesterday we had a break from biking – and from packing our bags and moving to a different town and hotel again. Javier and Tristan offered to take the group to the nearby city of Puerto Montt for the morning… Read full article

  • Patagonia day 5: Puerto Octay to Puerto Varas

    I woke up in the middle of the night to a banging sound. I had left the shutters open in the bathroom to get a little air flow through the cozy bedroom on Lake Llanquihue. A rain storm had rolled… Read full article

  • Patagonia day 4: Termas de Puyehue to Lago Llanquihue

    Today we arrived in Puerto Octay on Lago Llanquihue in the Chilean Lake District. A little tired from yesterday’s ride, we got a late start from Termas de Puyehue. My yummy buffet-style breakfast of a roll, cheese, fruit, yogurt and… Read full article

  • Patagonia day 3: Crossing the Border: Cardenal Samore Pass

    Day 3: Crossing to Chile was the longest and the hardest day of riding. It was also the day with the most bureaucracy because we left Argentina and entered Chile. Thank goodness we had beautiful weather! After leaving the hotel,… Read full article

  • Patagonia Day 2: Scenic Ride from Bariloche to Villa la Angostura

    Last night was officially the first day of the tour. After meeting M.E. and the tour leaders Javier and Tristan at the bike shop, Dirty Bikes for the bike fitting, I took a shower and headed off to the welcome… Read full article

  • Patagonia with ExperiencePlus!

    I want to introduce myself – my name is Lindsay Brust. I am an ameteur (albeit enthusiastic) runner and biker living in Boulder, CO. I had the pleasure of getting to know Maria Elena Price, one of the co-owners of ExperiencePlus!,… Read full article

  • Patagonia, With Gears to Spare!

    Patagonia, With Gears to Spare! “It’s the freakin’ Andes, Jim!” Jim and I had been leap-frogging for the first part of the day—I’d stop to take photos and he’d pass me, then he’d stop for munchies or photos and I’d… Read full article

  • Patagonia – A Tour Leader’s …

    As an Argentine-American who has spent life moving around the world since childhood, I am fortunate to say that I live in a truly marvelous part of the world. Bariloche, in the Patagonian Lakes District, still takes my breath away… Read full article