Alto Chubut Ride

5.0 (10)
9 days 8 nights
Argentina
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Premium
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

During this trip to Argentina, you will have the opportunity to witness the stunning scenery of Patagonia. Accompanied by a group of local Gauchos and riding Criollo horses, you will embark on an exciting horseback adventure through the remote mountains of Argentinian Patagonia, away from the usual tourist routes. As you travel beneath the towering Andes, you will discover the picturesque Patagonian steppe, complete with its pristine streams and dense hardwood forests, which are home to a diverse range of wildlife. This vacation is perfect for adventurous riders seeking an exclusive and immersive experience.

From the city of San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina) we enter the Precordillera and Cordillera of the Argentinean Patagonia, we ride through the high peaks and deep valleys with their native forests.
After seven unforgettable days with our horses, we return by private transfer to the starting point, Bariloche.

US$ 3 030
per tourist for 9 days
Departing from
Río Negro Province, aeroport San Karlos de Bariloche
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Number of individuals
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Dominik M.
Dominik M. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
I am from Switzerland and arrived in Argentina more than 30 years ago to travel around on horseback. Since 2004 I have been living permanently in Patagonia, where I continue to work as an agronomist and farm manager. Great rider and connoisseur of the whole area of the Precordillera in Patagonia. Bilingual horseback riding guide. Tammy, my life and riding partner was born in Entre Rios, Argentina. Her life has always been related to the Argentinean countryside since her native Entre Rios where she started her relationship with horses at a very young age. She took different courses on equine activity and equine therapy, being also a ski instructor. 40 years ago she chose Bariloche to display her love for the mountains, the countryside and animals.

Tour highlights

Sleeping in the Andes
You will stay overnight camping in magnificent places
Ride Argentine Criollos
They are the ideal companion for a mountain ride
A Variety of Landscapes
From majestic mountains to flat grasslands, clear streams and lush woods

Route details

Day 1
Bariloche

Arrival at Bariloche's international airport where a private transfer will take you to your hotel, located in the center of this beautiful city surrounded by lakes and mountains. Depending on your arrival time, you will have time to visit the city and do some last minute shopping for the horseback ride. In the afternoon your guide will meet the group at the hotel to give you a brief outline of what we will spend the next few days doing. Dinner at a traditional steak restaurant.

Dinner. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2
Bariloche – Our Camp
Day 3
Our Camp / Veranada Miranda
Day 4
Veranada Miranda / Foyel Top – Refuge
Day 5
Foyel Top / Lagoons / Pantanoso Stream
Day 6
Pantanoso Stream / Our Camp
Day 7
The Lagoons
Day 8
Our Camp / Old School / Bariloche
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

The trails offer a contrasting variety and give the rider the possibility to experience both horses and terrain. The terrain does not present high complexity, but we will cross passes that reach 1700 meters above sea level and trails that border rivers. The river crossings on horseback will allow our riders to
experience new adventures.
During the days and due to the diversity of the terrain, we will move at a crossing pace. Some days we have to cover more distances than others, although at this time of the year the days are long (light until 10 pm).
It is possible that in case of rain the trails become more difficult, which will force us to walk in certain stretches. In some occasions and due to climatic circumstances, the times and routes could change. Our guides will decide and will know how to advise you in each step.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Premium
Tent
2 nights
Camp Site
3 nights
Hotel
2 nights

2 nights camping (one tent every two PAX, mattress at disposal) If sleeping bag is needed consult price.

3 nights in our Glamping (yurts double / triple / quadruple basis).

1 night in lodge / refuge.

2 nights in Hotel, DOUBLE basis; supplement SGL consult price per night.

2 nights
Tents

The tent camps are made in areas near a stream or river, with a fireplace where homemade meals are prepared over the fire. Triple expedition tents, which for your comfort will only be used by two PAX. They include a sheep leather cushion that, in addition to being insulating, is like a mat. Sleeping bags are personal clothing.

2 nights
El Sapucai Mountain Refuge
1 night
Alto Foyel Mountain Refuge
2 nights
Bariloche Hotel

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Río Negro Province, aeroport San Karlos de Bariloche
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Weather conditions along the route
You will get a weather forecast for this tour’s route based on
  • the forecasts for this season
  • the statistics from previous years’ trips
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Tour conditions

Included

  • all private transportation IN/OUT;
  • all meals as detailed in the itinerary;
  • accommodation;
  • 1 bottle of wine per day per 2 PAX included in the dinners duringthe horseback riding;
  • dinner in restaurant on night 1;
  • bilingual guides, baquianos guides;
  • satellite phone for emergencies;
  • saddle horses;
  • pack horses;
  • extra horses.

Extras

  • flights;
  • personal expenses;
  • insurance;
  • tips.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

9 days
8 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

During the day
We provide you with saddlebags (they are not waterproof). On certain occasions, the extraction of
personal belongings from the saddlebags can be a bit complex, so we recommend that you carry
sunscreen, sunglasses, a small camera, etc.
The water is obtained from the springs of the mountain range or rivers, so it is very clean and there is
no risk to drink it. If, in view of the above, you still feel unsure about drinking this water, you can bring
water purification tablets.
Indispensable
● riding helmet (essential);
● riding pants (Jeans, etc.);
● boots or booties (with a sole suitable for riding (not too thick soled so you can quickly pull your foot
out in case of an eventual fall) and walking (not leather or slick soled) Waterproof your boots before
traveling! Rubber boots are not recommended;
● hat (with wind safety strap), or cap;
● sunglasses with strap;
● high factor sunscreen;
● lip protection against wind and sun;

● waterproof jacket and waterproof pants;
● long-sleeved T-shirts;
● water bottle.
Recommended
● full-leg (preferably) or half-leg leather chaps;
● short-sleeved T-shirt;
● riding gloves;
● small bag for personal belongings;
● scarf/ bandana;
● good insect repellent;
● camera and/or camcorder, spare battery and memory.

After dismounting
You will be provided with a dry bag to protect your belongings in case of heavy rains, carried by the
pack horses and delivered to you each day upon arrival at the camp.
Indispensable
Important: 2 complete changes of clothes;
● socks and underwear;
● windbreaker and fleece jacket and/or sweater;
● flashlight (ideally a headlamp);
● cleaning kit (soap and biodegradable shampoo, we will wash in the rivers during the camps);
● personal medication (enough for the entire trip), contact lenses, tissues/moist towelettes;
● washcloths and wet wipes.
Recommended
● shorts or cotton pants;
● warm fleece/ sweater;
● sneakers or comfortable lounging shoes;
● waterproof bags to organize/pack your clothes;
● books/reading/pencil and paper;
● small alarm clock;
● basic first aid kit for personal use;
● earplugs.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 10 reviews
  • MP
    Marina Pereyra I. and Juan Romero
    23 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    It was an exceptional experience in every way. A magical location, with its vast mountain range and the hospitality of Domi and Tammy, who have a deep love for horses. It's perfect for those seeking a break from everyday life to reconnect with nature and themselves. Domi and Tammy are wonderful hosts who make you feel at home. The candlelit dinners, the cozy wood-burning stove, and Tammy's homemade desserts give the place a special charm. Being able to customize our schedule, type of ride, and plans was exactly what I needed. For anyone seeking an unforgettable horseback riding experience with great horses, this is the perfect choice. I recommend it to anyone looking for a truly unique experience and the chance to explore remote places. Sharing a meal with friendly locals and discovering hidden lagoons in the mountains were unforgettable moments. And lastly...sleeping in the yurts and gazing at the stars that enhance the beauty of the mountain range was truly spectacular. The yurts are comfortable, spacious, warm, and blend in perfectly with the surroundings. They provide the ideal balance of privacy within this shared group experience.
    23 Dec, 2023
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    22 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    Das Alto Chubut Ride war eine einzigartige Erfahrung. Obwohl ich viel über die Weiten Patagoniens gelesen und gehört habe, war es sehr beeindruckend, Teil davon zu sein, während ich auf dem Rücken eines Pferdes saß, das jeden Schritt genau kannte. Die Natur war vielfältig und atemberaubend. Ich möchte Dominik und Tammy herzlich für ihre sorgfältige Organisation und ihr umfangreiches Fachwissen danken!
    22 Dec, 2023
  • AM
    Alejandra Miller
    9 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    We had a fantastic ride, mainly due to the excellent treatment, attention and food provided by Dominik and Tammy. The horses were all well-behaved, and the guide Migueo was very courteous. The landscapes were also stunning. Overall, we had a wonderful time and can't wait to come back.
    9 Dec, 2023

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