Regular day-tour

Our regular day-tour runs three times a week, taking you through the amazing forests below Cerro Catedral, a landmark mountain behind Bariloche (also South America´s largest ski resort). After setting up and receiving instruction from our guides at El Retorno Lodge, we´ll ride over dirt backroads and trails, with some uphills but mostly gentle terrain.

We´ll cross over small streams, and stop at different panoramic spots. You´ll have lunch at our “secret spot” next to a quiet stream, deep in a native forest, with plenty of time to relax and soak in this incredible spot, with great views of the Andes Range in the background. Depending on the strength of the group, we can go a bit further to do more trail riding, to the amazing Lake Moreno, or return to El Retorno Lodge, where we´ll enjoy the rest of the afternoon.


You will be picked up at your hotel after 9:30am, and dropped off at your hotel after 5pm. This regular day-tour runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and is available on a private basis every day of the week.


3.5 – 4.5 hrs of total cycling, approximately
(these hours are spread out through the day)


Low- there are some light climbs; basic technical skills are sufficient


us$ 120 per person


  • Shuttle from and back to your hotel
  • Support vehicle available on-call for emergencies, equipped with radio communication,
    first aid kit, spare parts and tool box
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Mountain bike riding instruction
  • High quality 24-speed mountain bikes, with front shocks (GT, Schwinn and Merida bikes)
  • Helmet, water bottle, riding gloves and sunglasses, as well as tool repair kit
  • Daypacks (available if you need one)
  • Snack in the morning and Picnic Lunch at mid-day
  • Afernoon refreshments, tea or beer


For our mountain bike day tours

  • Biking shorts or other comfortable riding shorts (optional – long cycling pants or comfortable pants, depending on the weather)
  • Extra short-sleeve tee and windproof/waterproof jacket (which you can carry in your backpack while cycling)
  • Optional – long-sleeve t-shirt
  • Sneakers
  • Sunblock
  • Suncap (which you can carry in your backpack when riding)
  • Eyeshades
  • If you need it, we can provide daypack and eyeshades


We were treated with perfect professionalism, everything was delivered exactly as promised.

“What an incredible itinerary, one day better than the next, beautiful places and delicious food. Congratulations on the organization and logistics to the entire Dirty Bikes team. Best of all was the privilege of meeting Silvina and Pablo, our Tour Leaders – they were both sensational, always attentive, and very patient in teaching us how to ride our mountain bikes. They were sensible to our personal needs and did everything possible to make each one of us happy. All of this with constant merry, energy, humor and warmness. More than customers, we feel like we´ve become great friends, and words cannot express our gratitude”

Joaquim, Liu, Lee, Roberto, Sérgio and Nenê (Sao Paulo, Brasil)

Many thanks to Javier and Pablo, our excellent tour leader and ride guide.

“Our ride through such beautiful forests and lakes was enhanced with our guides’ friendly, polite and relaxed manner. All accommodations were first class and the camp at Lake Falkner provided a personal and memorable barbecue in a quiet location. All lunches were gourmet affairs. Javier provided intelligent, fair and detailed knowledge of the surrounding nature, environment and the people of Argentina. Very enjoyable and memorable for me. Thanks to all at Dirty Bikes.”

Malcolm Griffiths (Australia)

Damiano (Tour Leader) was wonderful!

“The biking was great and it was superb to have the van support as our children learned to mountain bike. Damiano was spectacular with the children, they were very comfortable with him. The trip was well organized and supplied. The kayaking was lovely. All around, a great 3 days in Patagonia. Thank you so much”

The Feder Family (New York, USA)

I loved the trails and circuits

“And especially the last 3.5 km uphill, excellent! And everything else was brilliant! Pepe was great, as was Nicholas the chef. Kisses!”

Gabriela Alaimo (Argentina)

I want to congratulate Anibal and his team for the excellent organization of our adventure

“The human touch and magnificent disposition in everything, and in every moment”

Daniel Saramaga (Argentina)

Thank you for the great bike trip.

“Although I found it quite difficult at times and found it a challenge , I absolutely loved it! Thanks so much for helping me to overcome my fear of biking downhill!!
The scenery was amazing and it was so good to see it all in the open air and not by car or bus! A great trip, well worth it”

Michelle Wallace (England)

Michelle Wallace (England)