Argentina's Lake District Family Biking New!
- An epic mountain biking journey through three national parks
- The world-famous Llao Llao resort, an Argentine national treasure
- Kayak with your family on the pristine Lake Espejo (Mirror Lake)
- Tango lessons and yerba mate tasting
- The younger set gets a taste of gaucho life on a fun-filled horseback ride
A Trio of National Parks & Epicurean Delights in Patagonia
Everyone who comes here feels like they're the first. It's an incredible feeling. Arrive on the shores of the Quetrihué Peninsula and stand among arrayán trees over 300 years old. Embark on an epic journey with your family through the Seven Lakes region and be blown away by the endless beauty of riding through three of Argentina's national parks. You'll find yourself describing every incredible view to the person next to you because they couldn't have seen what you and your kids did. No one could have. Patagonia is your family's discovery.
Days 1-2 The world-famous Llao Llao resort, a national treasure where we savor gourmet cuisine Soak up mountain vistas as you and your family pedal along quiet scenic roads with remarkable views of shimmering Lake Nahuel Huapi, the jagged spires of Cerro Catedral and the glaciers of Cerro Tronador Your feet may take you to Lake Perito Moreno - or to the spa!
Days 3-4 At a private home, feast on authentic Argentine asado (barbecue) and enjoy homemade empanadas Ready for an exciting ride? A technical double-track trail on the Quetrihué Peninsula leads past cinnamon-colored arrayán trees and tiny pudú deer in Los Arrayanes National Park Kayak the crystal-clear waters of Lake Espejo (Mirror Lake) Sip yerba mate like the gauchos Taste acclaimed regional wines and move to the local rhythm as you learn the tango.
Day 5 Emerald lakes, snow-covered Andean peaks and the spellbinding Seven Lakes region Two-wheel it along the Continental Divide through some of Argentina's most spectacular scenery; it's a ride you'll never forget! Kids join an accomplished silversmith to create their own work of art.
Days 6-7 Bike through territory belonging to the indigenous Mapuche people Scope out an artisans market in San Martín de los Andes for wood handicrafts, sauco jam and other delightful treasures Visit with a world-renowned artist The younger set has a blast exploring the outskirts of Lanín National Park on horseback.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
Where do I start? There's so much to love about this amazing family trip. Grownups and kids alike will be awed by the landscape - it's almost too stunning to be believed. The glittering blue lakes and pristine forests, the rugged granite spires of nearby mountains, empanada making with local chefs... wow! Parents, you'll enjoy the great regional wines and elegant, family-friendly hotels. The younger set will have learning how to be a gaucho and joining in craft workshops with famous artists and getting to know our welcoming local friends. I hope you'll join us!- Regional Manager, Latin America
Llao Llao Hotel & Resort
Llao Llao (2 nights) One of Argentina's finest properties, this National Historic Landmark features a stunning setting in the foothills of the Andes, with a history of hosting world leaders and diplomats. Condé Nast Traveler Gold List; Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa, golf)
Correntoso Lake & River Hotel
Villa La Angostura (2 nights) This lodge is beautifully decorated with fine woodwork and elegant furniture, set against the lovely backdrop of Lake Nahuel Huapi. A Small Luxury of Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)
Antares Patagonia Suites
San Martín de los Andes (2 nights) This renovated historical residence is just a stone's throw from Lácar Lake and right at the doorstep of Lanín National Park and the Seven Lakes region. (pool)
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This Trip Is Rated Level 2-4
Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
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|Hiking (4.7 to 7.1 miles)|
|(Hiking 8 miles)|
|Kayaking (2.5 hours)|
|Hiking (5 miles)|
|Kids: Horseback ride (2.5 hours)|
See the detailed itinerary for kid-specific activities.
On this trip, we'll be using titanium mountain bikes that are just right for the non-technical dirt road riding as well as the paved riding. (approximately 50% dirt and 50% paved).
Our routes follow rolling terrain. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary to facilitate our activities and mileage is kept moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.
* Includes a shuttle