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Argentina's Lake District Family Multisport Adventure Tour

 
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National Parks & Epicurean Delights in Patagonia

  • Experience an unforgettable family Multisport adventure hiking, pedaling, kayaking and horseback riding amid emerald lakes and snow-covered Andean peaks through Argentina's national parks
  • Discover Nahuel Huapi National Park with a private boat across vast Lake Nahuel Huapi and an exploration of green Victoria Island
  • Delight the younger set with a rock climbing adventure, a private craft workshop with a famous artisan and a special kids-only dinner 
  • Kayak with your family on pristine Lake Espejo and get a taste of gaucho life on a fun-filled horseback ride on a private estancia—there's no better place to horseback ride than Patagonia!
  • Soak up fascinating local culture as you learn to tango and make empanadas, plus enjoy wine tastings and asado in the home of a local

You'll be blown away by Argentina's epic national parks. Jagged spires blanketed with glaciers. Your kids breathlessly narrating every magical encounter to the person next to them. Gazing over a shimmering lake against the backdrop of the majestic Andes, you'll feel like you were the first ones ever here.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Emerald lakes, snow-covered Andean peaks and the spellbinding Seven Lakes region await  Discover Argentina's spectacular Lake District scenery by foot and bike  Hike on a private ranch and sit down for an authentic home-cooked lunch prepared in an adobe oven  Families saddle up for a horseback ride along exclusive trails with world-class views of Lake Lalog  Explore pristine Lanín National Park and take in postcard-perfect vistas of Lácar Lake  Kids enjoy a special night out joining an accomplished Argentine artisan and creating their own work of art followed by a kids' dinner in town  Adults visit the gallery of a world-renowned artist in San Martín de los Andes  Scope out a local artisans' market for wood handicrafts, sauco jam and other delightful treasures.

Days 3-4 Enjoy the many beautiful lakes, rivers and streams en route to the town of Villa la Angostura  Walk to the stunning Cascada Nivinco, in a landscape highlighted by waterfalls and lake vistas  Sip yerba maté like the gauchos and savor gourmet cuisine Move to the rhythm as you learn the tango and regional folkloric dances Kayak the amazing crystal-blue waters of Lago Espejo (Mirror Lake)  Kids have the chance to tie in and try their hands at rock climbing  At a private home, taste acclaimed local wines, feast on authentic Argentine asado and enjoy homemade treats.

Days 5-7 Relax at the world-famous Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, a national treasure  With bikes in tote, embark on a private boat excursion across the magnificent Lake Nahuel Huapi, ride or hike on pristine Victoria Island and dig into a gourmet picnic  Soak up mountain vistas as you pedal along scenic roads with remarkable views of blue-green lakes, the spiked spires of Cerro Catedral and the glaciers of Cerro Tronador  Learn how to make empanadas with a local chef  Play a round of golf, go canoeing or fly fishing, try your hand at archery or pamper yourself with a massage at the spa—the choice is yours! Set out on foot to explore picturesque Lake Perito Moreno.

Where do I start? There's so much to love about this amazing family trip. Grown-ups 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 fun 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!
Michelle Muench- Regional Manager - Latin America

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Terrain, Traffic & Hiking Trail Support

The Lake District's beautiful yet rugged topography limits the number of available roads. Although we've carefully crafted this itinerary to feature a mix of the region's most scenic paved and dirt road-biking routes, at times we encounter small trafficked areas, as well as a few sections of dirt roads with loose rocks and sand. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier or rougher sections of the route.Our hikes through Patagonia's captivating terrain follow rocky and sometimes uneven paths, many of which are remote and do not intersect with roads. Vehicles will get us to and from the trailheads, but the nature of these trails is such that we won't see our vehicles along the route. Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks, and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides.

Leaders & Local Guides

Trips with a small number of guests may be supported by one Backroads Trip Leader and team of knowledgeable local guides. Rest assured that there will always be at least two people hiking on the trail with you.
$5,298 - $6,398
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(+$1,350 to $1,830 for sgl. occ.)

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6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

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San Martín de los Andes, Argentina/Llao Llao (16 miles from Bariloche), Argentina or Bariloche, Argentina

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All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners included

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Premiere Inns*

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Paraiso Casa de Montana

Paraíso Casa de Montaña

* Casual Inn
San Martín de los Andes (2 nights)

Boasting an ideal location just minutes from the city center in the Seven Lakes region, each room in this boutique hotel looks out on Lácar Lake and the Andes. (pool, spa)

Correntoso Lake & River Hotel

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 Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)

Llao Llao Hotel and Resort

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 and a history of hosting world leaders and diplomats. (pool, spa)

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Glittering Blue Lakes and Pristine Forests

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Where do I start? There's so much to love about this amazing family trip. Grown-ups 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 fun 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!

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

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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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 4 600 7 1400
2 Biking 9* 700 12 1500 22 2100
Biking 13 1400
Walking/Hiking 3* 600 5 800
Kids Local Artisan Workshop in San Martin de los Andes
Kids Dinner in Town
3 Walking/Hiking 2 200 6 500 7 1800
Walking/Hiking 4 300
Other Tango Dancing Performance & Class
4 Walking/Hiking 2 400 7 2200
Walking/Hiking 3 700
Kayaking on Lago Espejo (2.5 Hours)
Kids Rock Climbing (2.5 Hours)
5 Biking 4 400 12 1000 18 2000
Biking 8 600 16 1800
Walking/Hiking 2 300
Other Private Boat Excursion on Lake Nahuel Huapi to Victoria Island (2.5 Hours)
6 Biking 9* 1000 16* 1500 27 2400
Other Family: Empanada Making with Local Chef (1 Hour)
Other Afternoon Optional Activities at Llao Llao Hotel
7 Walking/Hiking 4 600 5 1000
Other Trip End in Llao Llao, Bariloche, or Bariloche airport
 

Note: 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 30% dirt and 70% paved). The biking terrain on this trip includes a mix of paved and unpaved roads with some stretches of rugged terrain and sandy sections, making the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest. Liberal van support is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Argentina

So What Do You Want to Do First?

Argentina may be the most kid-friendly destination in South America, and this unique family trip more than proves it. In addition to biking, hiking and kayaking, we’ve got all kinds of kid-oriented activities, from riding horses with gauchos to rock climbing in the Andes, to participating in an art workshop with a famed artist – all supported by the best local guides and our own Backroads Trip Leaders, including your dedicated Kid Coordinator.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Argentina with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multisport concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

The Best Leaders in Argentina

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Argentina, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Argentina you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

A Great Trip for Teens

This Family Adventure, with its blend of challenging activities and cool places to explore, is ready to erase the doubtful looks of the toughest travel critics around: teenagers. We're not saying there won't be a single eye-rolling response (or the odd WhatsApp exchange with the gang back home), but this trip has plenty to keep teens in the moment and part of the family.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

Time Together, Time Apart

Backroads is the leader in designing trips that ensure everyone, young and young-at-heart alike, has an amazing time. Your Backroads Family Adventure balances family activities with diversions designed exclusively for the kids—giving the adults a welcome break from making decisions, other than choosing whether to explore a few more miles or just enjoy each other's company. A family vacation where everyone gets to relax, recharge and have fun – what a concept!

We Stand Behind Our Trips

Most companies' trips in Argentina are run by local operators. At Backroads we manage our own trips; we would never subcontract your precious vacation to a third party. So as you enjoy the support of your seasoned Trip Leaders, along with our expert local guides and drivers, you have the confidence of knowing we're with you every step of the way.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Argentina trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Custom-Designed Bikes for Kids

Only Backroads provides bikes specifically designed for younger riders. Find out more information on all of our kids' bikes and optional accessories. And check out Tom Hale's blog post about biking with your kids.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Argentina, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politics – and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 8 or more. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $5,298 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,598 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $5,298 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,698 pp dbl occ

Click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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