Dates: October to April 2023
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Prices: from EUROS 2970
You will pay a deposit of 10% to secure your spot. Once confirmed, your tour operator will charge the remaining amount.
Terrain: Trail run and one road run
Average daily running distance: 11.8 km on average of the days that run / 8.7 in total
Longest running distance in a day: 20km (one Day rumming in El Chalten)
Group size: 2-10
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What level of running is this trip suitable for?
Beginners and experienced runners
Are there any alternatives for non-runners?
Hotel Los Alamos – El Calafate – https://posadalosalamos.com/
Wine cellar, 2 Bars, 1 Restaurant, SPA (Heated swimming pool of 200 m², 2 massage pools, gym, sauna, steam bath, hydromassage and Scottish shower), GOLF (18-hole golf course of varying difficulty)
STUDIO: Room size: 26 m² / Bedding: One king size double bed.
Equipment and services: safe, heating, telephone and wake-up service, 55″ led smart tv, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, bathtub, hairdryer, amenities, desk, armchairs, bathrobes and slippers. WIFI
Chalten Suites – El Chalten – https://chaltensuiteshotel.com/
Restaurant, room service, Laundry Service
Superior Room: Room size: 31 m² / Bedding: One king size double bed or two beds
LED TV for DirectTV and Internet. They also have all the accessories you may need during your stay: minibar, wardrobe, hair dryer, safe and electric kettle.
Where is the holiday taking place?
El Calafate, Argentina.
What to bring?
- If you have a kit or check list of what the guests need to pack and bring along for the trip, you can add it here
Day 1: Welcome to Patagonia!
Upon arrival at airport of El Calafate, a transfer will take you to your hotel to begin this beautiful adventure in South Patagonia! In the afternoon, we will do the first Running Trail to Cerro Huyliche. A path that ascends 750 meters in 10 km through steep landscapes which will take us to the summit. Once at the top, we will enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Argentino and the Andes Mountains. The immensity of the surrounding landscapes will invite us to enjoy the silence. The descent will be done by vehicle and the night will be free to taste some regional specialties in the center of the city. Trail Running: 10km ↑ 750
Day 2: A very special glacier
The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most impressive highlights in Argentina. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981 and today it is going to take our breath away! We will leave early in the morning towards Los Glaciares National Park. After arriving at the first viewpoint by bus, we will complete the rest of the way running. The run will be 8 km on asphalt. This road will give us views of the lake, the famous glacier and the surrounding forests. Then you will have free time to walk the walkways. The walkways will allow you to appreciate the glacier from different perspectives. With some luck, you will be surprised with ice ruptures while enjoying a light lunch with an incredible view. Road Running: 8km, little slope
Day 3: Navigation, history and nature in Estancia Cristina
Early in the morning we will go by bus to port Punta Bandera to embark for Estancia Cristina – all the while surrounded by giant icebergs. Once we arrive at the ranch, we will start a 4×4 tour to an imposing viewpoint of the Upsala Glacier, one of the largest in the South Ice Field. The immensity of the nature is overwhelming, filling us with energy for the next stretch. The first part of the descent will be done by walking through the Fossil Canyon, steep terrains protected by its geological wealth. After approximately 6 km we will arrive at the valley to continue running to the estancia for the last 8 km. Hiking: 6 km / Trail running: 9 km
Day 4: Next destination: El Chalten
Early in the morning we will start the trip to the city of El Chaltén, a paradise for hiking lovers. During the tour, if the weather allows it, we will enjoy the famous silhouette of El Chaltén´s mountain range. Upon arrival we will do a running trail to the viewpoint “Mirador del Fitz Roy”, where we will enjoy an impressive view. Afterwards, we will return through the lagoon “Laguna Capri”. We will use the same path to return to town. At night, we will regain strength by enjoying a delicious dinner at a hotel. Trail Running: 12,2 km ↑↓409
Day 5: Full Day Running
Today a beautiful trail awaits us, La Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. A hike that is mostly uphill, but with a pleasant slope. First we will cross a forest until we reach the line of vegetation to continue through rockier terrain to the final viewpoint. The grand prize is an impressive view of the Torre and Fitz Roy hills, surrounded by valleys, lagoons and glaciers. We’ll return the same way and you’ll have the night off. Trail Running: 20km ↑↓1117
Day 6: Optional free day
Today you will have the day off to do whatever you want. You can do some other hikes on your own (they are very well marked and easily accessible), or you can do another type of activity such as a horseback ride in the area, a gentle rafting on the Fitz Roy River or a kayak experience in the Desert Lake among other options. Your guide will give you details of the options available to help you decide.
Day 7: To be continued….
This adventure is coming to an end. With the necessary time we will return to the point where it all began, the airport of El Calafate, to return home or continue in another destination getting to know places in this particular way that we love, running.
What’s Included in the Price?
- 6 nights accommodation in double room with private bathroom
- All transfers by private bus with running guide
- All the excursions in private (Except Estancia Cristina that the boat and 4×4 can be shared with other pax)
- Entrance fees to National Parks
- Meals indicated in the program, no drinks
What’s NOT Included in the Price?
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Services not indicated in the program
What is the fee per participant?
Price per person based on double occupancy
- 2 Pax – EUR 4410
- 3 Pax – EUR 3820
- 4 Pax – EUR 3610
- 5 Pax – EUR 3415
- 6 Pax – EUR 3240
- 7 Pax – EUR 3120
- 8 Pax – EUR 3090
- 9 Pax – EUR 3040
- 10 Pax – EUR 2970
- Single Supplement EUR 605
Up to how many days before departure is it still possible to book a spot for your trip?
Booking window closes 30 days before departure date