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Our first skedaddle holiday and I'm impressed
Excellent apart from couple of small things – we wern’t that well briefed on the weather before we left. We were told to take thermals etc and they all stayed in the bag. Nearly all hotels were a much better standard that we expected, really very good, added o the enjotment of the holiday. The landscape was beautiful and so unspoilt – hope it stays like that!
Christine, East Sussex
As seen in the press...
Saddle Skedaddle’s Chile and Argentina Lake District cycling holiday starts off on the shores of one of the largest lakes in South America – Lake Llanquihue – and then visits the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park before crossing into Argentina at Paso Cardenal Samore.
The Telegraph (June 2016)
What a great crew!
From start to finish, good clear information and communication. Always at great locations, and always with friendly and helpful staff. The two eco-lodges at Mitico and Parque Conguillio were wonderful experience, and the hotels in San Martin de los Andes and Pucon were of a great standard and central for a great experience on rest days. Jason was a fantastic tour guide, his ability on the bike, his local knowledge and expertise in the ecology and geography was terrific. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with him (and the crew) and I know that is shared by the others. Great people who left a lasting impression. Best days: (1) The fabulous descent into St Martin and (2) My birthday, with cake in the national park, and another great ride towards Pucon.
Fantastic holiday - best holiday ever!
Thanks to the guys supporting us – they were amazing. All the guides (Ismael, Alvaro and Victor) worked extremely hard to ensure we were comfortable, happy and having a great time. Really friendly guys. Ismael particularly for his optimism and sense of humour but also his sensitivity. Loved Jason – he was an excellent guide and very informative. He also appreciated everyone’s needs and was very supportive making sure everyone was having a great holiday. I would definitely recommend a Skedaddle holiday!
Ruth, North Yorkshire
One of the most memorable holidays I ever went on
The Chilean/Argentinian Lake District has one of the most beautiful, diverse and unspoilt scenery, which is ‘mind blowing‘. Great guides and superb accommodation in most places. Tour Leader Jason went out of his way to accommodate everyone. He was very polite, always good humoured and very encouraging. His knowledge of flora and fauna was impressive. Albero, the driver and cook was also extremely helpful and good humoured. The cycling was not easy but at the same time very satisfying for having achieved it all. I loved the whole trip so much that I am seriously considering doing the same tour again!!
The holiday of a lifetime
The helpfulness and patience of all the team was really good, I was the slowest and least confident, but due to the support and backup I ended up completing more rides and really enjoying them despite the difficulties. Jason was very professional and was extremely helpful in encouraging me to improve my cycling skills and in reassuring me when I worried about holding the others up. I feel proud of what I achieved on this holiday, it was the best holiday I have had mainly because I came home feeling I had achieved something. Thank you.
There are no words to describe HOW fabulous this holiday was!!!
This has been the best holiday I have EVER had!! The guides were phenomenal! Every problem I encountered they fixed. Jason’s knowledge of the wildlife and history of Patagonia is so extensive that we never missed an opportunity to have our trip enriched further by information we were offered. Alvado and Victor were the most cheerful drivers I’ve ever met – don’t think they could be as accommodating to a bunch of pestering tourists – and their food was fab!! So much so that I lost NO weight during this holiday.
Kirsty, Greater Manchester
Amazing! For anyone thinking about booking this trip, stop thinking and just book it.
A fantastic trip. It’s one of the best group trips I’ve ever done (and I’ve done a lot). At the end I wanted to do it all again, maybe with a rest day!
Jason was an excellent guide. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, he clearly loves where he lives, the region and his job and that shows. I was a bit worried about holding the rest of the group up, so we dealt with that on Day 1, Jason struck a good balance between letting the faster riders stretch their legs and ensuring that those of us with shorter legs to stretch could go at our own pace and enjoy the ride. I appreciated the gentle encouragement when needed and the space to get on with the miles. Jason and Alvaro make a fantastic team. They are one of the best guiding teams that I have had the pleasure to ravel with (probably the best). I really cannot praise their organisation, commitment, professionalism and kindness enough.
Perfectly wonderful trip - in all aspects!
Guides were just amazing – best in all the various tours I did whilst in South America. Can’t sing their praises enough! The training they get from Saddle Skedaddle really pays off.
Seriously great hotels, brilliant restaurants we were taken to, really fabulous lunches, stunning scenery, superb itinerary with heaps of variety, lovely fun group. Best organised trip I’ve ever done overseas. They were great fun but very organised and professional when the van broke down, and more than helpful when I requested help re obtaining a bus ticket not even part of their tour. Simply WONDERFUL!!
Olwyn, New Zealand
Our second trip with you and I loved it. Challenging but quite manageable. More off road than we care for but we’d done a one day course in preparation and that proved very useful.
We were pretty much the least experienced cyclists in the group but we coped well and the others were all lovely, encouraging us on the rides when we did come in last. The others in the group were really nice, interesting travelling companions and the atmosphere was terrific. It was an extremely slick and seamless experience – possible only because of the amount of constant behind-the-scenes planning, phone calls etc.
The (seeming) ease with which everything happened just added to the pleasure.
Place to place
9 nights hotel / guesthouses, 2 nights Cabanas
Breakfast and lunch provided
9 days biking
1 rest day (optional volcano hike)
Guided & vehicle support
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