This full day MTB in Punta Arenas is an option for the ones who want to do a mountain bike experience in our city. Our trails are located next to down town, about 20 min from the main square. Our trail selection its thinking to have a complete experience in the Patagonian forest and mountains. A mixture of old trails, dual tracks and single tracks will be part of our experience. In our ride we will make several stops for pictures in some of the most scenic lookouts of the city, the Estrecho de Magallanes and the Brunswick peninsula.
SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
You have been mountain biking regularly for at least the last 2 years. You can brake, use gears and you are a confident cornering You have good bike handling skills, and are confident riding rough double track and non-technical single track You are competent at riding undulating trails with moderate climbs and descents on both double and single track, but tend to get off and walk technical single track sections.
You have a good level of bike fitness, exercising at least three times every week throughout the year, for an hour at a time. You can ride a mountain bike for up to six hours a day at a moderate velocity, with snack and photo stops. You can tackle two or three fairly significant climbs a day, up to 600 m.More...
9:00 Pick up at your hostel-hotel-Air b&b.
9:15 Transfer to the "spider sector" to start the excursion.
9:20 Disinfection of bicycles on site for passengers to see the procedure. Delivery of bicycles previously set corresponding by height and weight of each passenger. Disposable gloves delivery and box lunch according to food restrictions to each passenger.
9:30 Technical talk and safety procedures for cyclists (DAS). In this talk there is an induction to the use of the bicycle, ways of putting the body to face the different obstacles, how to use the gears and brakes. Information on procedures in the event of an accident.
9:50 Resetting bicycles to have them completely comfortable for passengers.
10:00 The excursion begins through the "spider sector", facing different climbs, with two defined stops to appreciate nature, with views of Seno Otway and the Strait of Magellan. Here begins our first descent. After this descent we return to our transport that will take us to the second spot. Pedaling time approximately 1 hour uphill, plus 2 stops of 10 minutes and a descent of approximately 15 minutes. Depending on the weather condition, we make stops to take photos of the passengers in the most entertaining places (banks, jumps, forest).
11:45 Transfer of second spot (north bank of the Mines River).
12:00 We start pedaling through the Patagonian forest and old logging roads, entering private lands and the Magallanes Forest Reserve. On the way we have the possibility of seeing puma footprints, sighting of birds such as Brown Eagle, owls, Magellanic Woodpecker, and mushrooms from the Nothofagus forest. In this sector we carry out 2 classic ascents and 2 descents, as in our previous circuit, we have defined stops, one to see the river basin of the mines at its source and a general view of the city of Punta Arenas facing the Strait of Magellan. Our time in this sector is from 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours in a loop, depending on the weather conditions. We will eat our box lunch in the area.
14:00 We begin our transfer to the Forest Reserve and Andean Club sector, this is the sector where we have more enduro tracks. Quiet ascents and very entertaining descents. It will take us 15 minutes. In this sector we will visit the Patagon Park (a new space for MTB practice), which has an uphill path and 5 descents. After this we will go pedaling to the Club Andino sector where we have use of the chairlift to make 4-5 more descents.
17:00 End of our Full day MTB. Total time of the excursion 7 hours.More...
- Difficulty : Medium.
- Equipment : Recommend equipment for low tempetures.
- Important : Recommend travel insurance.
- Notice : This excursion depends on weather conditions.
- Full suspension bicycle.
- Disposable gloves.
- Box lunch (gourmet sandwich, trail mix, fruit, water, cereal bar and chocolate).
- Entrance fees.
- FD lift ticket.
- Pick up and drop off at the hotel.
- Bilingual guide (English - Español).
We will pick you up from your Hotel, Hostel or Airbnb at the beginning of the excursion and we will leave you there at the end.
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