Argentina: The heart of Patagonia, with Francis Mallman

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Francis Mallmann is a chef and author who has made Argentinian cuisine famous around the world. He has appeared on the Netflix original series Chef’s Table, as well as countless other programmes globally, sharing his deep love of Patagonia and its characteristically rustic cooking techniques with millions of viewers.

He’s also known for his unique philosophy, a love of poetry, and for eschewing the digital trappings of modern life, character traits that lead to Esquire magazine calling him “The most interesting chef in the world.

On this incredibly special journey, we’ll begin by exploring Argentina by bike before transferring to Mallman’s private island in the heart of Patagonia, surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes. It promises to be an unforgettable week of off-the-grid adventuring, unadulterated natural beauty, and plenty of cooking on an open fire.

Included With Trip:

  • All lodging*
  • All food and beverages**
  • Pinarello Grevil+ Disk with SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Daily Bike Wash
  • One custom Castelli × inGamba cycling kit
  • Daily post-ride massage from a professional soigneur
  • Laundry service for cycling clothing

*Pre/post-trip lodging is not included

**Beverages ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities will incur additional charges

Trip at a Glance

Start location:

San Carlos di Bariloche

Finish location:

San Carlos di Bariloche

Group size:

8 – 12

Days riding:

6

Days at La Isla with Francis Mallman:

6

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Day by Day Breakdown

1

Riding in San Carlos di Bariloche

Our adventure begins in Bariloche, the wonderful lake district that forms part of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, in the foothills of the Andes. Argentina is something of a hidden gem when it comes to cycling and we will be riding roads that few foreigners have yet to discover, so to take full advantage of the landscape and our local experts, we'll be equipped with a fleet of tricked-out Pinarello Grevil+. In other words, we'll be ready for all that Patagonia has to offer.
2

La Isla with Francis Mallman

Francis Mallmann will open the doors to his enchanting island home in the untouched wilds of Patagonia – just for us. This is a truly unique experience, living off the grid as nature intended with one of the world's most influential chefs. This is a rare opportunity to disconnect from the trappings of modern life and get back to basics, surrounded by good people and some great food and wine. We'll delve into the art of fire cooking under Mallman's careful instruction, and learn just what it takes for a chef to reconnect with simple, truthful ingredients and the raw, elemental magic of wood, stone, smoke, and fire.

YOUR Guide

João Correia

The Boss

João Correia is Portuguese. He spent his formative years in New York. And he lives in California. He is not defined by any of this, but this diversity informs all he does. He loves his refurbished ‘69 VW camper. He lives to make a deal. And his favorite lunch is a giant pot filled with chicken cooked in its own blood. The one defining factor in João’s life is the importance of family. He’s fiercely loyal and you can take his word straight to the bank. It’s his bond. Which explains why you will see very little turnover within the staff at inGamba. We’re family, and like a family we look to the head of our table for inspiration, encouragement and direction. He carries this burden as the don with passion and pride.

BIKE OPTION

PINARELLO GREVIL+

FRAMESET:

Pinarello Grevil+

COCKPIT:

ZIPP Service Course SL

GRUPPO:

SRAM RED eTap AXS

PEDALS:

Speedplay (or your own)

SADDLE:

Selle Italia

WHEELSET:

Zipp

TIRES:

Vittoria

BOTTLE CAGES:

Elite

BIDON:

Elite

COMPUTER:

Garmin Edge 820