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Patagonia Pedal and Paddle

Dec - April9 daysSkill:INTERMEDIATE 5/9


At a controlled speed and on mellow singletrack terrain, you are comfortable riding a variety of singletrack which may include tight trees, mud, loose rocks and sand.

You are comfortable and confident rolling over small obstacles (a couple inches high) like roots, rocks and small rollable drops (a couple inches high).

You do not take your wheels off the ground.If you have ridden a bike park, you are comfortable on all green trails and easy blue trails. You roll over obstacles with ease, although keep both wheels on the ground.

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  • You are capable of riding for multiple days in a row at a moderate pace for an average of 3-4 hours of pedal time each day. You could handle adding in a day requiring up to 5 hours of pedal time.

  • You can handle moderately steep climbs of up to a total of 500 vertical metres (1,650 ft.) in a day.

  • You exercise on average 5 hours per week.

  • Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.

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Culture level:Adventurous

Level Adventurous

  • On our Adventurous Rides, you'll step out of your comfort zone a little bit, perhaps with foreign languages, semi-remote areas, new cultures and cultural experiences, and/or other experiences that are a little bit unfamiliar to 'Western'-country Riders.
  • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Out There' Rides, or if you prefer the familiar, check out our 'Familiar' Rides.
$4,295 USD

Ranked Top Ten Trips of 2011 by Outside Magazine! Patagonia is one of the most spectacular regions on earth and we've created our most amazing itinerary ever to show it to you. Mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and gorgeous accommodations in the Andes combine for an incredible trip in an incredible part of the world.