KAYAK - MACHONICO LAKE.
Difficulty level = low.
Duration = 6 hours.
Meeting point = Austria Ski Ranch commercial premises- located on Mariano Moreno street, corner of av. San Martin.
Hours = 2:00 p.m.
Recommended clothing from October to April = Crocs or flip-flops - shorts or tights + short-sleeved shirt + fine sweatshirt + sun hat + sunscreen on + sunglasses. Towel. Change of clothes for the moment of return.
Description= From the city of San Martin de los Andes, we headed by car along the route of the 7 Lakes, Route 40, ex 234, a route that takes us to the city of Villa La Angostura. After traveling 28 kilometers we arrived at Lago Machonico.
In a beautiful body of water located to the right of the route. Lake Machonico is a lake located in the Lacar department of the Neuquén province, Argentina. It is located at the foot of the Andes (eastern slope of the same), like many other lakes in Andean Patagonia, it is of glacial origin and is surrounded by coniferous and fagaceae forests. The Rio Hermoso is its main tributary since it is born in Lake Hermoso. In the lake water sports are practiced, such as kayaking, the activity that we will carry out. Motorized navigation is prohibited.
Presentation and organization of the group, theoretical class of the activity outside the water + Practical class of Kayak inside the water. After acquiring the most important and fundamental knowledge for our kayak practice, we will enter the water. We will meet and paddle in two lakes, Lago Machonico + Lago Pichi Machonico, and a river, "Rio Hermoso" as we mentioned before, during our paddle. The place is unique, the activity completely safe and impossible for us to get wet, or have any risk situation.
We learn technical knowledge of the discipline, Water Safety. On the north bank of Lake Pichi Machonico, we will have a snack on the beach to replenish our energies. The kayaks are safe (Kayak learning school) and a magnificent place to fully enjoy the planned activity