Chile & Argentina
Here are what some of our customers have had to say about our Chile & Argentina cycling holidays...
Mary and Donald, Edinburgh, Scotland
Another fantastic trip with redspokes. The tour guides Dermot and Rodrigo were very professional and thorough and the support provided by Gustavo with meals, back up van and mechanical support for bikes was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble for all three. The opportunity to cycle from Chile to Argentina and back was a real thrill and friends are pretty impressed when you say you cycled from Chile to Argentina over the Andes! The scenery was spectacular and as always with Dermot's tours the opportunity to go off the beaten track gives you an experience and holiday not to be missed. Where next?........ Laos Thanks again
Dermot Bailie, Edinburgh, Scotland
Chile & Argentina was an amazing trip. The daily cycling environments are so diverse it makes each day really exciting and adds the sense of a real adventure. From crossing the Andes at the snowline from the Wild West like scenery when leaving Bariloche the trip has something around every corner to keep your eyes occupied.
Dawn Manning, Calgary, Canada
The Chile/ Argentina experience was wonderful. The local tour leader, Rodrigo, was exceptionally knowledgeable and informative, as well as being a world-class cyclist, and we had a great mix of 'off the beaten path' locales, as well as some classic cycling routes. The weather was spectacular, as was the scenery. The people that we met were warm and welcoming, and the food and wine were excellent! I wholeheartedly recommend this trip; cycling is the best possible way to get to know this part of the world.
Richard Matheson, Leeds, England, UK
The trip to Chile-Argentina was interesting and challenging. The highlights were climbing the Andes into the snowline (which was a satisfying achievement) and crossing the border between the two countries among the stunning peaks; as well as the challenge of gale-force winds and gravel roads which tested our cycling skills. The hospitality shown to us by the family at our homestay in the Mapucho region in Chile was humbling. Lying in the hot pools after a rewarding climb and eating fresh trout from the stream were both wonderful. We experienced all four seasons of weather in two weeks as well as lakes and volcanoes and rivers of immense beauty. The tour guides Dermot, Rodrigo and Gustavo were brilliant. In total the whole tour: bueno!
Peter Bowman, Surrey, England
Great countries; great scenery; great people; great group; great leader and guides; great tour. So where next? Lebanon & Syria, Cambodia or even one of the 'Stans' perhaps!
John and Pat Flower, Surrey, UK
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and felt it was a good route with an excellent tour leader and driver. Rodrigo was the best tour leader we have had and we have done at least 8 trips with different companies.
Peter Whitford, Santa Cruz, California
"What an incredible journey of spectacular scenery, warm people and delicious cuisine through the green, blue and white of the lakes district of Patagonia! The good amount of riding off road meant that we often had the roads to ourselves to soak in the beauty. Riding 3 segments and taking 3 ferries to cross the Andes from Chile to Argentina was a definite highlight!"
Karina Lehrner, Carmal, California
redspokes you did it again! This was my second tour with you and once again, your tour organization from start to finish exceeded any expectations that I could have. I particularly appreciate having local guides on your tours. German, Diego and Marcelo were extraordinary...like family. They guided us in an environment that created a sense of family and community. Their contribution provided much laughter, joy and good fun. Their fantastic leadership was combined with ongoing scenes of snowcapped volcanoes and excellent food and wine, all while getting to ride a mountain bike that is better than mine...who could ask for more?! Thank you again for making another year one that I can reflect on with great happiness...that is due to the thoughtful planning by redspokes. Oh and loved the overnight at Dona Alicia's with her goat-like-dog protecting the front door. Thank you and see you soon, redspokes!
David Harrington, California, USA
Tour guide Taiel was remarkable and amazing! While he wasn't one for too many words, he always made sure everyone was happy and comfortable with accommodations, cycling, food, etc. He was a great problem solver on many occasions! Very mature and professional and kind and open! We were all amazed to learn that he is only 19 years old. Definitely mature and wise beyond his years! Many thanks and bravo to Taiel! Thanks to Taiel, Gustavo, Rodrigo, and Marcelo for a wonderful journey!
Matthew Conduit, Ontario, Canada
Dermot, you did it again! A perfect holiday! That is two for two! I think I hear China calling....I know I won't be disappointed if I go with redspokes!