Horse riding in Patagonia


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Traditional cooking in Patagonia

On this photo taken in ride

A quarter of grilled goat brought up and killed on the spot-, pieces of fat melting-, hot "tortas fritas"- bread cooked in fat-....

Come to test the sovereignty food!



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Soliecol horseback riding


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The SOLIECOL's way of functioning promotes a natural solution -thanks to the respect for nature- to our problems. We began to work in completely absence of investment. It is important because on this way, we testify of the possibility of counting only on the Nature, the People's one and the Unique which includes all of us. We simply put a tourist instead of his owner on the back of a Criollo (autochthonous horse), we follow their paths, we overcome the same difficulties; it means that we don't interfere negatively on the environment.

Little known destination  The northern extreme of Patagonia is outside of the tourist path. Thus, just in the middle of the 40 road, under the Domuyo Volcano, the landscapes are absolutely virgin. So we are lucky of being able to propose the development of a responsible activity, including exclusively what is at hand, with an emphasis on the welfare of the dispossession. We prove by this way, that undertaking an absolutely sustainable economic activity can change our lives.

The form of travelling – It is about travelling approximately 130 kilometers in one week in completely autonomy, thanks to mules we have all we need at any time. We are the guards of this place, guaranteeing the maximal safety and an empirical knowledge of it. Our horses are quiet and voluntary, affective and wild, reactive and careful. They were born in these mountains and have never known stables. They are a part of us, a vital element in our survival, they allow us to move and work, they make us free.

Diversified production –  In our rides menu there are many local products, jams of our trees and honey of our bees, vegetables of our orchard and meat of our land. We are among the last transhumant breeders on Earth, we live exclusively on the generosity of the nature and on the logic of our technics. We impose the respect on our culture by the excellence of what it produces, here is the key of our reason of being and the essential condition of our economic subsistence.

Exemple of production cycle: el carrizo

Traditions of northern Patagonia

Objective: Relaunch reed cutting to make traditional rooves, nowadays replaced by steel or carton. We want to renovate the mill of "Chapua", which we visit during the ride, so that it will recover its ancestral aspect.

Don Andres, Patagonia argentinaWorking in the fieldStubble ready to be cutPatagonian farm


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Once cut, we leave the reed on the spot so that it dries, at least one week, much more if it rains! Then we attach the reeds to transport it into the storage place. We collect it in April, but we continue the work when spring arrives, newly in October!

Freshly cut stubble in PatagoniaUnited work to build future in PatagoniaBuilding dry toilets in northern PataganiaGauchos working in northern Patagonia

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