Horseback riding and trekking in Chilean Patagonia from Puerto Varas to Bariloche crossing the Andes through the Puelo Valley. From 3 to 14 days, lodging at local farms and in our exclusive Island Bandurrias. Bilingual guides and Tailor made tours.
Experience the sparsely settled and pristine Puelo valley, a rich place to explore which is truly off-the-beaten-path. You will see magnificent mountain landscapes, ancient forests and a traditional rural way of life. You will stay with local families and in a comfortable lakeside cottage on an island surrounded by the Andes. Be overwhelmed by the kindness of your hosts and the exquisite homemade food. This easy/moderate trekking or horseback expedition can be organized from Puerto Montt, Chile to Bariloche, Argentina or in reverse. Starting on 6 days tour.
The trip is an exciting but not demanding one. We will have some longer days than others where we will have to cover a particular distance. Lots of river crossings so riders would experience the local way of travelling and have fun. Some steep up hills and undulating terrain could turn just a bit more demanding if the weather is not good.
This adventure ride is an excellent way of managing lots of different terrain and being able to ride one of the toughest horse breed in the world. Clients will canter on open ground, trotting in the forest or simply enjoying at their own relaxing pace.
Sleeping and meals
We stay in some comfortable rustic and clean farm houses typical of the Puelo Valley. Food will be organically and locally grown from the local gardens and meat will be cooked as in its most delicious Chilean asado.
The cuisine on the trip would be a mix of special blend of flavours and ingredients. It consists of an ethnic variety of gastronomic Creole-Chilean style. A typical European wood stove gives its special flavour to the dishes.
Depending on season, it is possible to taste the delicious rainbow trout, fontinalis, or salmon trout. The Creole barbecue “Asado al palo” or “Asado al Asador” is served during several meals. It consists of a tasty lamb cooked with plenty of embers and fire wood. As main local dishes, people cook them in different ways usually accompanied with salad, potatoes and Chilean red wine.
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