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Long ride - Cancelled till futher notice

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Day 1:

Arrive in San Martin de los Andes.
During the afternoon we will go on a ride, getting to know the horses. When we get back to base camp drinks and a home cooked dinner will be waiting for us. If possible we like to eat in the garden to enjoy the view from the house, so we prefer to start early before it gets dark.
Night in mountain cabin in Lolog.

Day 2 - 3:
After breakfast we set off on a 3 night camping ride into indigenous forests, wonderful views and ice cold rivers. We will stop for a picnic lunch, a short siesta and continue to where we will set up our first camp site (6 hours riding).
Our picnic will have home made breads, cheese, cold meats and fruit. Dinner will be cooked on an open fire and we will enjoy the beautiful southern stars.
Night camping.

Day 4:
After breakfast we will start up on the trail again, new landscape and scenery, a picnic lunch and we will arrive in the evening to our second campsite. (6 to 8 hours riding)
Night camping.

Day 5:
Today we will ride back to base camp, leaving behind many good memories of a lovely time shared by all. 
We have a goodbye dinner and you spend the night with us, at the cabin or you can book into a hotel in town. 


Day 6:
During the morning we can go shopping in San Martín de los Andes or you can take a last morning ride.
Then we say goodbye and hope that you enjoy the rest of your trip!


FACT SHEET

Lodging:
Tents.

Food:
All our meals are home made and we specially like to cook everyone’s favorites.

Typical meals is an “asado” (Argentine barbecue) meat or lamb, we might also have a river trout, stews cooked over open fires and pasta.   Grilled vegetables and salads along with something sweet to finish the meal are always included.
Bread, pizza and pies are freshly made and don’t forget the Argentine wine.

We also cater for any special request, vegetarians for example, likes or dislikes, please advise us with time.

Terrain:
As mentioned in the program we will be riding on diverse terrain from steep mountain trails, flat water meadows to rocky hillsides. Volcanic and glacier formations.  

Horses and saddles:
Our horses are criollos, locally bred and well trained, they know the lay of the land and are gentle and nice to ride.

We neck rein in Argentina, similar to western riding.
Our saddles are like an old English army saddle covered with a sheepskin for comfort.

Experience and length of ride:
We can take all level of riders, we always ride with a fully bilingual guide and a gaucho.

We usually ride 6 hours daily.

Distance:         
It is very difficult to say how long a ride will be, some days we might ride up to 30 km and other days no more than 15 km depending on the difficulty of the terrain.

 

Pack List

The following is a suggested list of personal gear to bring on our ride, especially if you are coming on one of our camping trips.

  • Please keep luggage  as light as possible!

  • A wide brimmed hat and thin scarf for sun protection.

  • Riding clothes, several layers to be put on and peel off, depending on the weather.  (Trousers, long sleeve shirt, Tshirt, warm sweater).

  • Riding gloves.

  • Jacket to give protection against wind and rain.

  • Footwear that is safe for riding (trekking shoes will do).

  • A full change of clothes.

  • Swimwear.

  • Socks (bring spare socks in case the ones you are wearing get wet).

  • Warm sweatr for the evenings, which can be cold.

  • Lightweight rain coat or rain poncho and rain pants.

  • An extra pair of light casual shoes.

  • Small towel.

Others

  • Chaps

  • Sun block cream and lip balm.

  • Minimal toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.)

  • Camera and spare films and camera batteries.    

  • Small torch and spare batteries

  • Sun glasses.

  • Your medicines.

We provide

  • Saddle bags.

  • Sleeping bag – You are welcome to bring your own.

  • All necessary camping gear.

Please keep in mind:

There is no possibility to shop during the rides and therefore you should ensure that you have all you will need for your trip including batteries for cameras etc.

It is possible to charge your appliances before and after the rides at the basehouse.  The voltage is 220 vol.




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