Argentina - Fin del Mundo

Experience Level
  • Open Nov-Dec
  • Set arrivals
  • 11 nights / 8 days of riding | 6 to 7 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Ushuaia
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

An expedition ride on the island of Tierra del Fuego, at the extreme tip of South America. This is your chance to explore on horseback ‘Fin del Mundo’; the End of the World.

Tierra del Fuego itself is divided between Argentina and Chile. On this ride you explore the Mitre Peninsula, at the easternmost part of the Argentinean side of the island.

Leave civilisation and everyday life behind and journey into a true wilderness area. The Mitre Peninsula is home to some of Tierra del Fuego’s most diverse wildlife, so you may catch sight of condors, sea lions, guanacos, foxes and penguins along the way, as well as varied bird life.

This trip is designed for those interested in travelling on horseback, following in the footsteps of the first heroic explorers of Patagonia and sharing a little of their experiences in an incredibly unique place. It is a real wilderness adventure and not for the faint-hearted.

You need to be a fit, confident rider to undertake this riding expedition.

You could be riding for up to 7 hours a day, but since you are riding in such a remote area you should be prepared for longer days in case things do not run exactly to plan.

Your progress will be dictating by the tides of the Atlantic Ocean, but there some are opportunities for canters when the conditions allow.

As well as long stretches of beach, there are river crossings and areas of peaty ground to negotiate, so this is sure to be a real adventure.

The horses are Argentinian Criollos, varying in size between around 14hh and 15.2hh. They are sure-footed and ideally suited to the terrain.

The first and last nights of the ride are spent in hostel accommodation in Ushuaia. The nine nights in between are basic camping in two or three-person tents. You must be prepared to share for the camping nights, but you can pay a single supplement to have your own room in Ushuaia.

Camp is set up each night outside remote gaucho huts along the riding route. These huts provide a place to cook and warm up in front of the fire if the weather has been unkind during the day.

There are shower and loo facilities only on 5 out of the 11 nights.

Meals during the trail are hearty and filling. Lunches will be picnics along the way, whilst supper will be prepared over a gaucho hut fire or out in the open.

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Upcoming Dates

This ride runs between November and March. There is an In The Saddle Exploratory Ride scheduled for 12-23 November 2019, but please contact us if you wish to travel on different dates.

 

 

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
Mitre Peninsula
12 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019 11 nights 11 ngts £2,917.74 View (.pdf) Book
Mitre Peninsula
6 Dec 2019 - 17 Dec 2019 11 nights 11 ngts £2,917.74 View (.pdf) Book
Mitre Peninsula
8 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020 11 nights 11 ngts £2,917.74 View (.pdf) Book
Mitre Peninsula
5 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020 11 nights 11 ngts £2,917.74 View (.pdf) Book
Mitre Peninsula
6 Mar 2020 - 17 Mar 2020 11 nights 11 ngts £2,917.74 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

INCLUDES Accommodation; meals (from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 12); riding.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT It is possible to pay a single supplement of £182.36 to guarantee your own room in the hostel in Ushuaia (2 nights). You must be prepared to share for the 9 nights of camping.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Other meals; drinks; tips.

NEAREST AIRPORT Ushuaia.

TRANSFERS Transfers from/to Ushuaia airport.

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Location

On the island of Tierra del Fuego, at the very tip of South America.


Weather & Climate

As you may imagine, the weather in this part of the world is highly variable and can be unpredictable. It is possible to experience four seasons in the course of a few hours and so you must be prepared for all eventualities.

The weather in the months the ride runs is generally cool and windy. Temperatures tend to range between 2-12ºC, but the wind can make things feel far colder.

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Ride Report

Abigail Wood
Abigail Wood
In November 2018 I journeyed to Ushuaia to meet Adolfo & Laura Imbert, founders of an incredible ride at the end of the world.

Fin del Mundo Riding Specialist

Chris says

Your hosts are Adolfo & Laura Imbert, whose love and enthusiasm for protecting this special corner of the world is infectious.

My Top Tip

This expedition explores ‘Fin del Mundo’; the End of the World. As you can imagine, the climate is variable and so you need to be prepared for any kind of weather.

Email: chris@inthesaddle.com

Chris Day
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