17 to 31 Oct. - Ever a popular date we suggest you book early for this biking adventure in Chile and Argentina.
Place to place
11 nights hotel / guesthouses, 2 nights Cabanas
Breakfast and lunch provided
10 days biking
2 rest day (1 day optional volcano hike)
Guided & vehicle support
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.
This is one of the best trips we have had with Skedaddle. The scenery and the single track section on the final day were both fantastic! Ernesto and the guides were so patient looking after me.
Luciano's lunches were always a highlight...
There was a distinct quickening of the pace with the prospect of lunch in view! However, arriving early made no difference as there was, without exception, more than enough to go round. Luciano was at all times delightful, helpful and accommodating. Saddle are indeed fortunate to have such a strong duo with him and Ernesto. They made the holiday.
High Praise for the Skedaddle Chile Team
The February ‘14 Saddle Skedaddle cycling Tour to Chile and Argentina was fabulous. We were a mixed bunch with different levels of fitness and expertise but due to the skilful management and expert leadership of our guide Ernesto Del Curto, there was not at any moment even a hint of dissension or disagreement within our party. (Apart possibly from when the “tuck box” was made available when I’ll admit to a bit of jostling.)
The general standard of the hotels was above our expectation and the food – particularly Luciano’s great spreads at lunch – was at all times excellent – I never did work out how and when he got fresh bread, meats and salad stuffs when we were in the middle of a National Park with no shops within miles.
The cycling was sometimes demanding but at each stop and always at the end of the day, everybody was to be found grinning and laughing. We were blest with masses of sunshine and had only one leg of 15 kms or so in light rain – and that helped to soften the terrain and keep the dust down so every cloud …
Would we go again? Yes, most definitely we would and we’d choose the same bunch of guys to go with – we all gelled so well – but that was not coincidence, it was down to the morale and esprit de corps engendered by great leadership and quiet, assured management. Ernesto you are the best. ”
John Napier, Bath, UK
The last day was fantastic (not because it was the last day) with great scenery and fabulous cycling including a single track section that nearly converted us to mountain biking!
I would struggle to think of any way in which Ernesto could have done more to make the trip more enjoyable (well, maybe he could have paved over the gravel roads). He worked so hard to ensure that everyone was having a good time and was caring, thoughtful, perceptive, up-beat and good fun at all times. He is a real credit to Skedaddle!
Fabulous trip with Skedaddle!
A lovely mixture of landscapes, road surfaces, distances, slopes…
We stayed in a mixture of places and the cabanas were wonderful. Overall, it was interesting to stay in such a range if places including the more unusual :-)
I love that the hotels all serve cake for breakfast! Our lunches were truly incredible. The expectation of Luciano’s salads got us through the morning rides, and his guacamole deserves a prize. Really appreciated that we were taken to restaurants for dinner that had been researched, tried and tested. My favourites were the simple grills in the most rustic settings! The tour leader was patient, knowledgable and happy to help with whatever issue. A great guy!
A great, relaxing holiday...
Having never really spent much time on a mountain bike it was quite challenging. The scenery was amazing so I did stop more to take photos and appreciate the view.
An amazing cycling experience...
The scenery is stunning and the cycling quite challenging. The Circuito Chico near Bariloche was a beautiful ride with superb scenery.
Ernesto (tour leader) was wonderful. He was always cheerful and had to cope with dreadful weather on a few days – he did so with charm and consideration. He tried to consider everyone’s needs and was unfailingly patient and charming.
Enjoyed the trip – a good bunch of people. Excellent accommodation and meals and the routes were lovely with fantastic scenery. Ernesto did us all proud (cool and collected) as guide and Luciano equally so in his role as driver and lunch provider.
Seamus & Mary, Sheffield
Initially it seemed an expensive holiday but the accomodation was great and the cycling was very well supported. I have been impressed by the Skedaddle service and have heard good things about other trips from fellow travellers!
Ernesto is the most enthusiatic, efficient guide I have come across and I have done quite a few of these holidays with Skedaddle now!
Alastair, South Africa
Everyday of cycling offered something different :-)
I truly appreciated Ernesto’s (tour leader) leadership skills. He has a sense of humour that you can’t help but appreciate. He was intelligent, patient and talented in multiple aspects.
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Getting back to nature… If your ultimate holiday experience consists of taking in some of the worlds most inspiring and beautiful landscapes, you can’t go far wrong with Chile and Argentina. With colossal features, including towering monkey puzzle tree’s, snow … Continue reading
Last Updated: 22/12/2014