Turtle, Ecuador

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  • Reviewed August 2017
    Peter Moy

    It would be hard to top this trip.

    This was my first Exodus bicycle trip and if the other are as good as this one it will not be my last. The scenery was spectacular. Each day was a different and new experience. This trip has it all; some moderately challenging gravel, relaxing riding on tarmac winding between rugged peaks, boat trips across beautiful lakes, good company, great food and drinks, excellent well-maintained equipment, and helpful staff.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were so many inspirational moment on this trip is impossible to single out one specifically. Cycling over the pass trough the Andes in the between Peulla and Puerto Frias was an achievement for me with my limited mountain biking experience. (I only fell off once!) Climbing the active Villarica volcano was a once in a life time experience, particularly as there was a small eruption while we looking into the crater.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    This trip covered a lot of territory through some fairly tough country. The logistic for this trip were complex involving the coordination of boat and bus transfer in two very separate countries. Yet the whole show ran like clockwork. I was impressed. This was a very professionally run trip.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    IF you do not enjoy a salmon or fillet steak then this trip may change your point of view. The Argentinian steal is sublime as is the Chilean salmon. I recommend Tony's Casa de Carne in Bariloche. I had the best steak I ever tasted in my life at Tony's steak house. (And I am an Australian!) Also, I recommend the frappe at the Chocolate Museum in Bariloche as well. I suspect my waste line would have expanded dramatically if I had stayed in Bariloche longer than a couple of days!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    You are exposed to the wild weather of the roaring forties from the Southern Ocean in this region of the world. Be prepared for one or two days of solid weather. (Wind and Rain).
  • Reviewed May 2017
    Gerlinde Bellefroid

    Absolutely wonderfull!!

    As Belgians it was our first experience with Exodus Travel but it was an wonderfull experience. We absolutely loved the full trip, the magnificent nature every day again, the nice atmosphere within the group, the local guides who took good responsability. The combination of both countries, lakes, volcanoes, mountains, vieuws all over....the beauty just didn't stop! Very good bikes (as new!) with front suspension.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Every day was a new and beautiful suprise. The possibility of climbing an active volcano with some members of our group was unique, very special!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Thank you to all the guides and organisation.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Just enjoy!!
  • Reviewed January 2017
    Melanie Ward

    Cycling the Lake District of Chile & Argentina

    A great tour around the lakes of Chile and Argentina. The itinerary over the Andes and over the lakes via boats is fantastic. Great food and scenery.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The day cycling over the Andes. It was a tough climb but very rewarding!!! Cycling in Conguillio National Park was also fantastic and a contrasting landscape to all other days - stunning!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The leader and his assistants were a great team, and worked well together.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Pack clothing for cool and wet weather. The first week was cold and wet, and I wish I had packed more clothes suitable for cooler weather both on and off the bike (think of what you're wear when cycling in November in London). The second week was warm and sunny, so save your shorts and t-shirts for that week. Make full use of the local launderettes in Bariloche and Pucon...costs only a few pounds for a bag of dirty clothes washed and dried in under 24 hours. Also, a number of people on the group flights missed their connecting flights and had their baggage go missing which was understandably very stressful. The main cause was due to short connections between flights (e.g. 2 hours in Madrid). Ensure you have lots of time for flight connections; we booked our own flights and allowed 3.5 hours in Madrid which worked ok. Packing some cycling gear in your hand luggage is also a good idea as the cycle clothing options are limited in Puerto Varas and surrounding areas.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Enjoy the steaks and Malbec!
  • Reviewed December 2016
    Keith Batchelor

    Cycling in Chile and Argentina

    The trip was very well organised, the bikes were all brand new and the guides, Taiel and Jeronimo, always did their utmost to ensure that the holiday ran smoothly. The scenery was spectacular with some very impressive views of snow capped volcanos and lakes. We had a bit of rain at the beginning of the holiday but from day 3 onwards the weather was great. The gravelly tracks provided me with an interesting challenge from time to time and there was plenty of opportunity to enjoy the scenery along long stretches of Tarmac. A fantastic and memorable holiday.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I particularly enjoyed the Asado (Argentinian barbecue) at San Martin, prepared by Jeronimo the Asador. It gave us a excellent opportunity to mix with the other travellers and guides over some lovely food and wine.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leaders, Taiel and Jeronimo, both did their utmost to ensure that the holiday ran smoothly and that we all had a really good and memorable experience. They always listened carefully to any comments and/or recommendations and responded to them to ensure maximum satisfaction.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It is worth learning a few words of Spanish as, unlike in Europe, relatively few of the locals speak English. That said, usually Taiel of Jeronimo were close at hand and able to assist.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A minor improvement to the schedule would be not to spend a complete day in The working city of Temuco. We could possibly have had a extra day in Pucon with the wide variety of activities on offer there or perhaps we could have spent the night at Melipeuco before driving to the airport at Temuco the following afternoon in plenty of time for the flight to Santiago.
  • Reviewed November 2016
    Yvette Pole

    Cycle the Lake District of Chile and Argentina

    Having personally completed over 8 Exodus cycling trips, this one to the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina rates as one of the best - a fabulous route through stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, volcanoes with lava fields and vast lakes. Highly recommended

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling over the Andes mountain pass between Chile and Argentina, with the later visit to the Conguillio National Park and the Eco-lodge

    What did you think of your group leader?

    They were all great - thank you to the local team Marcello, Taiel & Jero

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Most days had good weather, but you should also pack proper rain proof gear, as the weather can be erratic

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    All cycle days of this itinerary can be fully enjoyed by everybody who has a basic level of biking skill and a reasonable average level of fitness - If you like cycling holidays, great adventure and visiting fascinating places, you must do this well organized trip
  • Reviewed November 2016
    John Cheek

    John

    A fantastic cycling trip to the Lake District of Chile and Argentina. An expertly organized adventure, with fantastic bike rides and breathtaking scenery. A 'must do' trip - between my wife and I, we have done over 12 Exodus cycling holidays and this one rates as the best. A well thought out route, professionally managed and a never to be forgotten experience. A special thanks go to the local operator of BikeWay and Marcello, with guides Taiel and Jero, who all made this tip so memorable

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling over the Andes, with the views of the snow capped volcanoes and lakes

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Knowable and professional, who always went beyond what was expected or required

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be prepared for the sometimes sudden changeable weather - check on the weather conditions for the time of your trip and insure you take all the clothing options with you, to enjoy every day of the cycling

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A highly recommended trip - a definite add to the 'bucket list' of a must do cycling holiday
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