BikeHike Adventures reports that company founder Trish Sare will personally kick off the adventure company’s Patagonia season by leading the company’s first 2017/18 Argentina departure.
By personally leading BikeHike Adventure’s On the Trail of Argentina’s Patagonia tour (Oct.21-27), Sare wishes to draw attention to how distinctive Argentina’s Patagonia is as an adventure destination.
Patagonia offers up raw nature on an enormous scale and attracts travellers from around the globe. While Argentina’s Patagonia shares some similarities with Chile’s Patagonia, Sare points out that “it would be a crime to assume that both sides offer the exact same experience. The Argentina side of Patagonia provides an unmatched level of rugged adventure.” Overall, visitors to Argentina will note that its landscapes are much more raw and dramatic, the landscape filled with more stark contrasts, from desert steppes to lakes and ice. Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park is truly exceptional, often referred to as the “kingdom of glaciers,” boasting over 2,600 sq. km of ice fields.
BikeHike’s On the Trail of Argentina’s Patagonia begins in the small mountain town of El Calafate and then continues onwards into Los Glaciares National Park. Trip highlights include hiking alongside the grandiose Viedma Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and cruising on Lake Argentine to view the Upsala Glacier, the largest in South America.
On the Trail of Argentina’s Patagonia adventure starts at US$2,699 (land only) and includes all accommodation (twin shared), meals, internal transportation, park entrance fees and veteran guides. The trip includes stays in locally owned and managed hotels and lodges. No single supplement fees are charged to solo travellers. Departures run from October to March.