A adventure by bike which requires low physical effort and joins the cities of San Martín de los Andes and Villa La Angostura through National Route 40.
Argentinean Philosopher José Ingenieros once said, defining an idealist,
“ Not everyone goes into raptures over a sunset, dream in front of dawn or shiver in a tempest, neither enjoy walking with Dante, laughing with Molière, shiver with Shakespeare, rustle with Wagner or is speechless in front of the David”.We think that “riding Siete Lagos Road by bike;“ can be included in this list since he finishes the idea saying that “ An ideal is a gesture of the spirit to perfection”
This is why , if you are a fan of nature, you cannot miss this ideal excursion since it is only 112 kilometers long , along National Route 40 which links San Martín de los Andes City with Villa La Angostura. There are no huge demands regarding fitness or previous experience. Watch out! You must never go alone!
We advise you to take four days to enjoy the landscape .
Before departing, check that everything is OK ( well inflated wheels for the first section of the route- concrete - and weight balanced in two bags); check also that you do not miss anything : helmet - essential- , small igloo, rain suit, heater and first-aid kit.
It is essential to take food for each and every day. There are some shops along the route ( in Hermoso Lake, Villarino Lake and Correntoso Lake ) but they may not be open as you pass by.
All the excitement starts at Lácar Lake but, please, do not let the first 15 kilometers let you down since they go up and worn you out. This is just the first effort that will take you to Partido Stream ( Split ) where there is a lot of water waiting for you.
From there onwards, there are many up and down slopes and once you pass Hermoso Stream by ( 27 km away from San Martín ), you will reach green Machónico Lake.
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