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Long rides - Cancelled till futher notice

The following is our proposal for riding holiday in Patagonia, with your dates we organize a trip,

Patagonia is not only about wilderness, vast expanses, it is also about ecology, clear water lakes, people of the land, natural forests.

Riding in Patagonia is a way to get closer to nature, to venture into the woods, to follow a stream, have a picnic, to enjoy a good meal under the stars… When you are not riding you can take a walk, relax by the river with a good book, try your luck fly fishing or go shopping in the village. You send us your dates and what you would like to do and we can organize a program we can offer in both in Argentina and Chile.  In order to enjoy the ride it is best to consider a minimun of 4 nights maximum depends on you.

For example if you would like to come riding with us this is our proposal: 

 
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 hosteria in outskirts of San Martin de los Andes

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:  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 at hosteria in the outskirts of San Martin de los Andes. 

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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