Bariloche’s newest adventure race, the Dos Valles-Challhuaco Autumn Duathlon, is scheduled for this coming Sunday, May 5, 2013. Organized by Club Andino Bariloche‘s adventure race subcommittee, this event combines mountain biking and trail running for a unique competition in the beautiful mountain forests of San Carlos de Bariloche.
The race will begin at the Club de Campo Dos Valles, where competitors will start their mountain bike ascent of the 4×4 access road to Refugio Neumeyer in the Challhuaco Valley. Racers will then leave their bikes at the refugio and begin their ascent of Cerro Challhuaco on foot. After reaching the summit of Cerro Challhuaco (2088 meters/6850 feet), runners will then make their descent, returning to Refugio Neumeyer to reach the finish line.
Mountain Bike distance and vertical gain/loss = 14 kilometers/8.7 miles, 390 meters/1280 feet
Trail Run/Walk distance and vertical gain/loss = 8 kilometers/5 miles, 750 meters/2460 feet
Visit the CAB’s event web page for more information and to sign up: http://clubandino.org/escuelas/detalle.asp?idNews=1045&Area=cartelera. This is sure to be a wonderful adventure race through the stunning surroundings of the Challhuaco Valley’s autumn leaves. Suerte!