Mountain bike riding is an adventure sport practiced just about everywhere with Patagonia being no exception. In Puerto Piramides, long time resident Mario Gadda offers daily tours and other special excursions. The name of his business Traccion a Sangre and his tours will take you along paths, trails and old ranch roads are known only to him and very few other local guides.
With modern, professional mountain bikes and all other necessary equipment provided, Mario offers guided tours for discovering at a rhythm your own body dictates, to hidden corners, through incomparable landscapes and magnificent sunsets that his more than twenty years exploring the region guarantees.
The magazine Vida Silvestre published an article on Sustainable Tourism. The article dedicated its focus on two different excursions in Argentina where specific environmental consciousness is applied. It is a challenge for any small business to function when dealing with adventure activities in isolated areas. One of the excursions analyzed in the article is that of Mario Gadda, with the only Mountain Bike service offered in Puerto Piramides. The Vida Silvestre foundation owns and manages a piece of land, just a few kilometers from Puerto Piramides, with 18.200 ac ( 7,360 ha ) and bordering the coast of the Golfo Nuevo, called San Pablo de Valdes. All of the activities offered on this land are financed by the Vida Silvestre Foundation, made possible through the support of thousands of members and donations. Here is a video made by Traccion a Sangre during its classic yearly Mountain Bike event Pedaling with the Whales. In this video, the Park Ranger of ¨San Pablo de Valdes¨ briefly explains the characteristics of the different activities offered. Combining these two unique and environmentally conscious businesses, Mountain Biking and San Pablo de Valdes, they have created a fantastic attraction for adventure-oriented tourists who visit this Patagonian Destination.