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Ushuaia by UTMB® | 5-7 april 2019

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Runner’s Guide

Check all the information you need yo know about “Ushuaia by UTMB®” 2.019: registrations, technical talks, event program, maps and more.

Official Program

Check out the Official Program of the race at The End of The World.

Event’s Schedule

GPS track for the FMU course (130km)

You must be aware that:

  1. The organization reserves the right to do changes.
  2. If an alternative course must be implemented due to climatic conditions, the track SHOULD NOT be used. The organization will notify runners if this happens (it could be informed even until the start of the race).

GPS track for the FBT course (70km)

You must be aware that:

  1. The organization reserves the right to do changes.
  2. If an alternative course must be implemented due to climatic conditions, the track SHOULD NOT be used. The organization will notify runners if this happens (it could be informed even until the start of the race).

 

Services in Ushuaia

HOW TO TRAVEL TO USHUAIA

The usual gateway to Argentina is the City of Buenos Aires, an important capital connected by air with the main cities of the world. From here, there are several daily flights to Ushuaia (direct flights, 3hs or with a stop-over, 5hs approximately). The city can also be reached from other places such as Córdoba, Mendoza and all the Patagonian provinces.

Ushuaia has its own airport: Malvinas Argentinas International Airport. It is located just 4 km away from the city (15 minutes approximately by car) and holds not only an excellent service infrastructure, but also the most modern security airport equipment in the country. It is important to note that there is no public transportation between the airport and the city (you must use a taxi, remise or transfer service).

From the City of Buenos Aires, you can take a plane to Ushuaia departing from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (the nearest airport to the city center, approximately 20 minutes by car) or from the International Airport of Ezeiza “Ministro Pistarini” (35km from the city, about 1 hour and a half depending on traffic).

Both Aerolineas Argentinas and Latam have regular flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires.

If you want to fly from another country to Buenos Aires and immediately take a plane to Ushuaia, you must take into account that international flights usually arrive at Ezeiza (we recommend you to check this when buying the flight). Therefore, it is best, in this case, if your flight to Ushuaia also departs from Ezeiza or, if this is not possible and you must take a flight from Aeroparque, calculate at least an hour and a half to arrive safely from one airport to the other.

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For foreign citizens, the valid document in Argentina is the passport. You can stay in the country as a tourist for a maximum of 90 days. Depending on your nationality, you might need a visa to enter Argentina or maybe they will ask you to pay a reciprocity fee. It is advisable to consult in advance with the General Consulate of the Argentine Republic in the country of origin. Also, if you travel with minors, you should make sure you comply with the necessary requirements.

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EXCLUSIVE HOTELS FOR USHUAIA BY UTMB® 2019

Arakur Resort & Spa
★★★★★

Services included

Buffet breakfast

Self-guided trekking tour in the Natural Reserve Cerro Alarkén

Access to the gym and indoor pool, in/out

Final rate per night
SINGLE/DOUBLE
USD190

Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa
★★★★★

Services included

Transfer in/out to the airport
Buffet breakfast  I Access to the spa with Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna & Gym
Minibus service to the center in fixed hours
WIFI

Final rate per night
SINGLE/DOUBLE
USD139/154

Albatros Hotel
★★★★

Services included

Buffet breakfast
Access to the gym
WIFI
Centric location

Final rate per night
SINGLE/DOUBLE
USD108

Cilene del Faro Suites & Spa
★★★★

Services included

Buffet breakfast
Pool, sauna & gym
WIFI
Centric location

Final rate per night

SINGLE/DOUBLE
USD130

Lennox Ushuaia
Boutique Hotel

Services included

Buffet breakfast
Fitness Center
WIFI
Centric location

Final rate per night
SINGLE/DOUBLE
USD125

Altos Ushuaia Hotel
★★★

Services included

Buffet Breakfast
WIFI
Located 3km away from the city center

Final rate per night
SINGLE/DOUBLE
USD85

Hotel Las Lengas
★★★

Services included

Breakfast
WIFI
Centric location

Final rate per night
SINGLE/DOUBLE
USD95

Hotel de los Andes
★★

Services included

Breakfast
WIFI
Centric location

Final rate per night
SINGLE/DOUBLE
USD88
Operador Responsable Rumbo Sur S.R.L. – Legajo 0836 – Resol. 65/75

EXCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR RUNNING TEAMS, GROUPS AND FAMILIES

Cilene del Faro Suites & Spa

APARTMENTS

Services included

Buffet Breakfast
Pool, sauna & gym
WIFI
Centric location

Final rate per night per apartment
APARTMENTS FOR 4
USD250
APARTMENTS FOR 5
USD320

Aldea Nevada Cabins

Services included

Breakfast
WIFI
Located 2,5 km away from the city center

Final rate per night per cabin
CABINS FOR 2
USD89
CABINS FOR 4
USD120
CABINS FOR 6
USD159

To ask about other type of rooms or accommodations for Running Teams, Groups or Families, please send an email to: tourism@ushuaiabyutmb.com

EXCLUSIVE HOTELS FOR USHUAIA BY UTMB® 2019 LOCATED IN BUENOS AIRES

The following hotels are for those who for some reason must stay in Buenos Aires or want to know this city, before or after traveling to Ushuaia for the Event.

Lennox Buenos Aires – Boutique Hotel

Services included

Buffet Breakfast
WIFI
Centric Location

FINAL RATE PER NIGHT
SINGLE/DOUBLE
USD125

EXCLUSIVE TRANSPORTATION FOR RUNNERS AND SUPPORTERS

To reserve transfers to/from the airport “Malvinas Argentinas” of Ushuaia, please send an email to:  tourism@ushuaiabyutmb.com

The cost of the transfer service is: USD 22 (per person)

We recommend reserving the service well in advance of the race.

ACTIVITIES AND OTHER TOURISTIC SERVICES IN USHUAIA

Tours Suggested by Ushuaia by UTMB®

Helicopter Ride and Landing in the Andes Mountains – 30 minutes

Fly over Ushuaia Bay, Mount Olivia and Five Brothers Mount, the Carbajal Valley, the spectacular Laguna Esmeralda, Cerro Castor (where the southernmost ski center of the world functions) and the Rio Encajonado Valley, to finish landing on a mountain from where you will be able to appreciate, at your feet, the city of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel.
Price per person: USD 352
Contact: turism@ushuaiabyutmb.com
Responsible operator: Heliushuaia – Volar SA

Helicopter Ride along the Beagle Channel Coast and Sarmiento Shipwreck – 45 minutes

Fly over the Ushuaia Bay, Mount Olivia and the Tierra Mayor Valley and from there visit the coast of the Beagle Channel and the Estancia Remolino, where you will appreciate the remains of the Sarmiento Steam´s shipwreck. Afterwards, the tour flies over the Estancia Túnel and Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, to finally reach altitude and land on the summit of a mountain that will allow you to contemplate in all its splendor the End of the World … drinking champagne!
Price per person: USD 561
Contact: turism@ushuaiabyutmb.com
Responsible operator: Heliushuaia – Volar SA

Navigation to the Lighthouse

Sailing through the Beagle Channel to Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, you will be able to see different seabirds (such as seagulls, steam duck, cauquenes, albatross and petrels). On the island Les Eclaireurs and Mary Ann you will also see sea lions and cormorants.
If the weather conditions allow it, there will be a 30-minute descent on Mary Ann Island (Bridges Islands) with the possibility of doing a small trekking excursion.
Upon returning, you will enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the city and the mountains that surround it.
Price per person: ARS 1540
Contact: turism@ushuaiabyutmb.com
Responsible operator: Rumbo Sur SRL Legajo 0836 Resol. 65/75

Excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park

This excursion goes through the historical trails that prisoners crossed, in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. The Park constitutes the place between the sub-Antarctic forest, the Beagle Channel and the Andes Mountain Range meet. Enjoying the native fauna and flora, the lakes and the unique landscape, you will arrive at Lapataia Bay, where the Pan-American route system ends.
Price per person: ARS 1170
Contact: turism@ushuaiabyutmb.com
Responsible operator: Rumbo Sur SRL Legajo 0836 Resol. 65/75

Off Road Lakes with Canoes

In the direction of Lago Escondido, crossing the Andes mountain range, this experience begins with canoeing. From there, 4×4 vehicles will adventure through the area of ​​Lake Fagnano, crossing old lumberjack roads. The excursion ends with an exquisite lunch in a mountain refuge.
Price per person: ARS 3500
Contact: turism@ushuaiabyutmb.com
Responsible operator: Rumbo Sur SRL Legajo 0836 Resol. 65/75

Trekking to Laguna Esmeralda

Esmeralda Lagoon is located in the Tierra Mayor Valley, at the foot of Ojo del Albino Glacier, surrounded by peat and forest. Its characteristic emerald color contrasts with the vegetation that surrounds it, turning it into a magical place. The hike begins 20 km away from Ushuaia, along a 5 km path that leads to the shores of the lagoon.
Difficulty: Medium / Low
Price per person: ARS 2100
Contact: turism@ushuaiabyutmb.com
Responsible operator: Rumbo Sur SRL Legajo 0836 Resol. 65/75

Ojo del Albino Trekking

This excursion includes the Trekking to Laguna Esmeralda and, in addition, an ascent along the main tributary of the lagoon, which has its source in the Ojo del Albino Glacier. While you will explore the glacier, you will be surprised by the spectacle of ice and mountain. Upon arriving at the viewpoint of the valley, lunch will be offered with incomparable views from 900 meters above sea level. The adventure will continue with stops at panoramic points of stunning beauty. Finally, you will return to the refuge and from there to the Hotel.
Difficulty: High
Price per person: ARS 2800
Contact: turism@ushuaiabyutmb.com
Responsible operator: Rumbo Sur SRL Legajo 0836 Resol. 65/75

USEFUL DATA ABOUT USHUAIA

Weather

Regardless of the season, the weather in Ushuaia is very variable, even during the same day. By April it is autumn in Ushuaia and days are cold but sunny, generally with little wind. The average temperature is between 6º and 11ºC.

Time

The official time in Argentina is -3:00 hs GMT.

Currency

The legal currency in the country is the Argentine Peso (ARS). The exchange rate against US dollars and Euros fluctuates. We suggest that you verify this in the website of the National Bank of Argentina (www.bna.com.ar). Banks operate normally between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Outside these hours, you can use ATMs.

Communications

Ushuaia offers WIFI service in most of the establishments of the city. In the town center, you may also find “Locutorios” with Internet access that also provide local, national and international calls.

Business hours

In general, shops are open from 09.30 to 12.30 and from 15.30 to 20.30; and restaurants from 12.00 to 15.00 and from 19.00 to 23.30.

Transport

Ushuaia has taxi services, remises and three urban bus lines (lines A, B and C).

Tourist Information

The central office of the “Secretaría de Turismo de la Municipalidad de Ushuaia” (Prefectura Naval, 470), in front of the tourist dock, provides free guidance. There is also a tourist information office at the International Airport, open upon the arrival of flights.

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