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“Great way to see the area!”

Circuito Chico Adventure
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We're located at the very entrance of the magnificent Circuito Chico loop, and are open all year round. Our bikes have 24 gears, disk brakes and front suspension, and are checked on a daily basis to keep them in optimal conditions for you. We offer road assistance service, specially designed maps, and all the information you need to have a great experience. During summer, you can also sail Lake Moreno crystal clear waters with us, either on a kayak or on a SUP.
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We hired 2 bikes. They are fine, but not extremely good. They are fine to do the circuit, but if you really want to go mountainbiking, I hope you get another one then the basic ones (you will miss any suspension then just as good brakes and a smooth gear). But as said, it is good to do the circuit including the sideway to Colonial Suiz. And the circuit has stunning views! So we found it really worth to do this for a day. In total it is about 35 km, but it wil take you about 5 hours at least, when you want to enjoy everything. The mainroad is a good paved road, so that will not be a problem. It has some long and/or steep parts, so do not underestimate the ride if you are not used to cycling or if you condition is not to good. In this case you really need these hours, so start in the morning around 10-11 o' clock. We had the most perfect whether (no wind, sunshine and about 22 degrees celcius), but most people dropped their bikes at the drop off point.

Anyway....it much bether then doing this by car! On you way near the panoramic point there is a mirador with a small bar/restaurant (I think it is called Mirador Punto Panoramico). Take a drink and/or something to eat and enjoy the great view! They have a beautifull terrace!

The price of the bikes is not cheap, but the trip is worth it!

Thank Pollie75
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CircuitoChicoBikes, Gerente at Circuito Chico Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2014

Dear Pollie,
thank you for your kind review!
we work hard to offer the best service and the best bikes for everyone to enjoy this magnificent tour called Circuito Chico. We have differente bike options, such as basic 26 inches wheel size and more top end 29 inches wheel size. Each one accomodating differente budgets.
We don't offer full suspension bikes or downhill bikes because this area doesn0t offer terrain that justify their usage.
We want to improve constantly and achieve a level of excellence that will make us get a "five points review everytime", so please, feel free to let us know how can we improve.
Please let us know about our staff kindness and knowledge, the quality of information received, convenience of pur location, etc.

And, next time you choose to visit Bariloche, please don't miss our kayak rental and guided tours, located on beautiful Moreno Lake blue waters, just a couple of kilometers away form our bike rental.

Kind regards,

Adrián Delgado.
Manager.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Didn't actually do Circuito Chico on their bikes, but went up to Refugio Frey on one of their new trailbikes instead. Granted it was expensive, but worth it for the ride down. They dropped us off at the top with plenty of advice and info on the trail. Would ride their bikes again.

Thank Stephen Z
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CircuitoChicoBikes, Gerente at Circuito Chico Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2014

Dear Stephen,
thank you for your great comments and sorry for the delay it took to respond it (somehow we missed it among many other comments).

I remember taking you up to the base of Catedral Mt. on the little white truck.
I'm very glad that bike worked so well. That one was a new acquisition and it's good to know we can trust that model.

If you decide to visit Bariloche again, please don't hesitate on visit us again, and this time don't miss the chance to paddle on beautiful Moreno Lake blue waters on our kayaks!

Kind regards,

Adrián Delgado.
Manager.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We really enjoyed our day biking and hiking around the loop near by Bariloche. Circuito Chico has good bikes and really good service, oriented on security of their clients. We also got a lot of information, we felt that the employee really took care of us.
But it's not that cheap to rent a bike, 120 pesos per bike for a whole day in October 2012. At the end of the day, we noticed that the other retailer just beside (from the Circuito Chico, walk right at the roundabout and on your left you'll find another retailer) was renting bikes, also for the whole day, for 85 pesos, with free drop-off (15 pesos at Circuito Chico).
So, we mostly had a good experience, but would choose to pay cheaper the next time.

Thank AlexBlt
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CircuitoChicoBikes, Gerente at Circuito Chico Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2014

Dear Axel,
thank you for your review... and sorry for the time it took to respond (somehow your review stayed unanswered).

We're glad to know that our hard work and dedication to improve to offer the service and bikes have a good outcome, allowing our customers to enjoy this awesome ride called Circuito Chico.

Unfortunately we can't control other shops prices and offers. Many times they have a better price and many times we do, as when we offer 2x1 promotions, happy hours, free drinks, discounts at restaurant, and so on. Prices vary according to promotions, so we encourage our customers to check available promotions. During the time you visited us, we were offering a 2x1 promotional price, arriving to our shop before 10:30 am, which was the best price in town by far. After that hour, regular prices were charged. And our competitors offered differente prices and promotions.

We also offer (form November to March) a promotional price combining bikes and kayaks, renting our sit-on-top kayaks to enjoy beautiful Moreno Lake blue waters, only two kilometers away from our bike shop. You can also hire a sea kayak guided tour.

So, if you decide to visit Bariloche again, please feel free to contact us to find out the best promotino available and have the best price in town, and also to have the chance to visit Circuito chico from the differente perspective you get paddling on Moreno Lake.

Kind regards,

Adrián Delgado.
Manager.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

If you like going around on a mountain bike, rent one on Av Bustillo and discover what's going on at the Circuito Chico

Thank Gaetano B
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CircuitoChicoBikes, Gerente at Circuito Chico Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2014
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Estimado Gaetano,
muchas gracias por tu calificación.

Trabajamos constantemente para ofrecer el mejor servicio y las mejores bicis para que nuestros clientes puedan disfrutar del hermoso recorrido de Circuito Chico.

Si visitás de nuevo Bariloche, no dudes en contar con nosotros para una nueva salida en bici, y no te pierdas la oportunidad de navegar las hermosas aguas azules del Lago Moreno en nuestros kayaks, a tan sólo dos kilómetros de nuestro rental de bicis.

Te esperamos!

Saludos cordiales,

Adrián Delgado.
Gerente.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

It's a 30 kilometer ride, which I encourage you do it by bike on a summer day. I've also done it by car in mid-winter, which is magnificent too, as you enjoy the snow-capped mountains.

Thank Mauricio_Montion
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CircuitoChicoBikes, Gerente at Circuito Chico Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2014
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Estimado Mauricio,
muchas gracias por tus comentarios.
Es muy agradable saber que nuestros clientes disfrutan el recorrido y nuestras bicis son el vehículo ideal para hacerlo.

Trabajamos constantemente para mejora, y comentarios como el tuyo nos indican que estamos en el camino correcto.
La próxima vez que quieras visitar Bariloche, no dudes en visitarnos y esta vez no te pierdas la oportunidad de conocer Circuito Chico navegando en kayak las hermosas aguas azules del Lago Moreno, donde tenemos nuestro alquiler de kayaks y paseos guiados, a tan sólo dos kilómetros del rental de bicis.

Te esperamos!

Saludos cordiales,

Adrián Delgado.
Gerente.

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