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Destinations: Argentina,  Destinations: Chile

6 Reasons to Bicycle Chile and Argentina

1. Discover the Unexpected. Due to their immense differences, it is somewhat unfair to talk about Chile and Argentina as if they were the same country. But, there is one... Read More »

Destinations: Argentina,  Destinations: Chile,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

que dia es hoy – patagonia

This month we’d like to share a very entertaining blog from Hess Kim who was on the December 10 – 20, 2011, Bicycling Patagonia’s Lake District Plus! the Island of... Read More »


Movie Review: Evita

Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s hit musical isn’t just on Broadway.  This is no news flash, as Evita the film came out in 1996, but we’d like to remind you that if you’re... Read More »

Destinations: Argentina,  Destinations: Chile

Winter Tour Updates: Chile and Argentina

Although we may feel like we have perfected each and every tour itinerary we offer, over the years we’ve learned that more often than not they are a work in... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Chiloé Island: A Cultural Oasis in Patagonia

Winter is just around the corner for all of us who live in North America, which means that summer is just around the corner in Patagonia’s Lakes District in Argentina... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Patagonia Day 9 – 10 Chiloe Island

After our penguin viewing, seafood eating transfer to Chiloé, we had high expectations for our time near Castro. Unlike some hotels that claim to be “on the water”, Palafito definitely... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Patagonia day 8: transfer to Chiloe Island

After our night in Petrohue, it was time to bid goodbye to two cyclists and a guide. Doug left to spend a few days in Santiago before he’ll return to... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Patagonia day 7: Pedaling Through the Reserva Nacional...

A few changes to today’s itinerary were announced yesterday. Maria Elena and the tour leaders suggested a 33km (66km total) out-and-back ride through the Reserva Nacional Llanquihue beside the Petrohue... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Patagonia day 6: Morning Trip to Puerto Montt and Canyoning

Yesterday we had a break from biking – and from packing our bags and moving to a different town and hotel again. Javier and Tristan offered to take the group... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Patagonia day 5: Puerto Octay to Puerto Varas

I woke up in the middle of the night to a banging sound. I had left the shutters open in the bathroom to get a little air flow through the... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Patagonia day 4: Termas de Puyehue to Lago Llanquihue

Today we arrived in Puerto Octay on Lago Llanquihue in the Chilean Lake District. A little tired from yesterday’s ride, we got a late start from Termas de Puyehue. My... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Patagonia day 3: Crossing the Border: Cardenal Samore Pass

Day 3: Crossing to Chile was the longest and the hardest day of riding. It was also the day with the most bureaucracy because we left Argentina and entered Chile.... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Patagonia Day 2: Scenic Ride from Bariloche to Villa la...

Last night was officially the first day of the tour. After meeting M.E. and the tour leaders Javier and Tristan at the bike shop, Dirty Bikes for the bike fitting,... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Patagonia with ExperiencePlus!

I want to introduce myself – my name is Lindsay Brust. I am an ameteur (albeit enthusiastic) runner and biker living in Boulder, CO. I had the pleasure of getting to... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Patagonia – A Tour Leader’s …

As an Argentine-American who has spent life moving around the world since childhood, I am fortunate to say that I live in a truly marvelous part of the world. Bariloche,... Read More »

Destinations: Chile

Patagonia, With Gears to Spare!

Patagonia, With Gears to Spare! “It’s the freakin’ Andes, Jim!” Jim and I had been leap-frogging for the first part of the day—I’d stop to take photos and he’d pass... Read More »

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