Are you a mountain biking enthusiast? These THIRDHOME properties are for you!
While some vacationers prefer to relax pool or beachside during their stay, some explorers prefer to be a little more adventurous. Keep reading to view a selection of THIRDHOME luxury properties that are located by some of the most exciting mountain biking trails in the world!
From the Rockies to the Appalachians, the United States offers plenty of thrilling off-road terrains for mountain biking! Check out some of these ideal biking properties in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Colorado.
Sun Valley, Idaho
The spectacular mountain views are just the start to what’s special about this home. The photos don’t do it justice, you must visit and see for yourself! Three sides of the house overlook large ponds, where you are likely to spot bald eagles, elk, moose, great blue heron and other local wildlife. Outside, enjoy the 2.5 acres of landscaped gardens and three smaller ponds with fountains. Offering 4 spacious bedrooms and only 8 minutes from the nearest mountain, outdoor activities couldn’t be closer! Click here for all properties located in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Big Sky, Montana
Spanish Peaks Ranch is as beautiful in the summer as it is exciting in the winter. This fabulous five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 5,400 square-foot ranch offers all guests the cozy comfort and panoramic views that come with Mountain living, as well as the luxury of unique architecture and amenities. Big Sky Resort is just down the road and offers an exclusive spa that is accessible to guests as well as easy planning for outdoor activities. Click here for all properties located in Big Sky, Montana.
This custom Northwest-style home is comprised of 8,000 square-feet with four bedrooms and seven bathrooms! Located in Bend, Oregon, with incredible views of the Deschutes River, guests are able to enjoy a luxurious stay surrounded by beautiful greenery. The expansive great room boasts a soaring stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows, giving an ideal spot to unwind and take in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Pilot Butte and Tumalo Falls are located nearby to give guests the opportunity to bike and explore some incredible scenery! Click here for all properties located in Bend, Oregon.
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado
This expansive residence is positioned on Mt. Crested Butte in the ultra-exclusive ski in/out “Summit” area and takes in unparalleled views of the surrounding scenery. From this home, you can look over the Crested Butte Resort, the town and valley! Not to mention, 17 mountain peaks are visible from almost every room in the house. In the winter time, guests are able to ski-in and ski-out, but in the summertime, guests are free to bike the beautiful trails all around wonderful Crested Butte! Click here for all properties located in Crested Butte, Colorado.
This beautiful 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 5,500 square-foot family home is located in a lovely neighborhood on a private road just 15 minutes from downtown Aspen! Located right on the Rio Grande Trail, adventurous guests are able to bike or hike their way to downtown Aspen or simply explore the nature-filled trail! Click here for all properties located in Aspen, Colorado.
If you’re dreaming of mountain biking with lake views or in the incredible atmosphere of Vancouver, get ready to reserve a stay in Canada!
This home is located on Lake Archambault, one of the nicest lakes in the Laurentians! This lakefront home is the perfect getaway for any guest wanting to explore the Canadian outdoors. Offering 4 bedrooms and accommodating up to 8 guests, there is plenty of room for the entire family! Saint-Donat is becoming increasingly popular among cyclists, who like to take the challenge of riding along the famous Chemin du Nordet to reach the village of Mont Tremblant! Click here for all properties located in Mont Tremblant, Canada.
North Saanich, Canada
If you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s no better spot than this elegant four-bedroom waterfront home. Nestled on 5,000 square-feet surrounded by the gorgeous natural splendor of Vancouver Island, this home includes access to your own private dock! Explore the nature around the home by biking the nearby trails all around Vancouver Island. Click here for all properties located in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Europe is full of unparalleled scenery from historic landmarks, to art, to incredible landscapes! Mountain bike all over Europe with THIRDHOME.
This historic Italian estate, located only 15 minutes from Florence, is situated on 10,000 square-feet and is surrounded by the stunning, rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Each of the 8 bedrooms is bright and spacious, featuring fabulous interiors and furniture. Bike the surrounding countryside with family or friends! Click here for all properties located in Tuscany, Italy.
Located in the luxurious National Montreux Residences, this high-standing four-bedroom residence features stunning views of Lake Geneva. With miles of peaceful lakeshore and stunning 19th-century architecture, you and your guests will love exploring the charming city of Montreux! Bike the beautiful mountains around Lake Geneva, or take a bike ride down the shore. Click here for all properties located in Montreux, Switzerland.
Enjoy the peace of the Spanish countryside at this spectacular farmhouse, the oldest home in the village of Cadaqués. Just 20 minutes from town, you’ll spend your trip immersed in the stunning Cap de Creus Natural Park, surrounded by gorgeous vistas as far as the eye can see. Offering 6 bedrooms and accommodating up to 12 guests, this magical residence is a dream! Click here for all properties located in Spain.
Argentina is home to some of the most spectacular mountain ranges and exotic landscapes.
Uspallata is a small, delightful town in a valley in between the stunning Andean String! It is a popular destination for the adventurous traveler looking for mountainous excursions. There are 5 private vineyards on the property for guests to enjoy as well as 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 guests. Mount Aconcagua Provincial Park is only a few miles away, which is the perfect setting for hiking and biking! Click here for all properties located in Argentina.
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Destinations like Cancun, Miami and Puerto Vallarta usually rear their heads when Spring Break conversations begin around the dinner table. While there’s nothing wrong with these destinations, March is also an amazing time to visit other less obvious choices with the family. Don’t let your upcoming Spring Break fall prey to a crowded beach, visit one of these destinations instead.
Check out our top 5 picks for Undiscovered Spring Break Destinations for 2019
Lake Tahoe, California
For a unique combination of mountain adventure and shoreside barbecues, consider visiting Lake Tahoe this Spring Break. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to ski in nothing but a swimsuit, make your way up to Northstar or Squaw Valley for a sun-soaked slalom. After a day of skiing, relax by Emerald Bay’s gorgeous water or go shopping in South Lake Tahoe. Snowshoe/hiking trails, delicious local food, concerts, and breweries are also plentiful in the surrounding area. For ski/snowboarders, this Spring Break destination is a must.
Looking for a tropical beachfront Spring Break without the deafening crowds found at other destinations? Consider booking a property on Brazil’s expansive coast. The coastal states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina all feature miles upon miles of unspoiled beach. Between Rio and Florianópolis you’ll find plenty of beachfront properties, including some residences surrounding the famous Balneario Camburiu Bay. For beach fun and cultural exploration, a coastal Brazilian retreat might be just what the doctor ordered.
Park City, Utah
Another destination for ski lovers, Park City is a multi-faceted destination with lots of family-friendly fun to offer. Besides skiing and snowboarding, Park City, in Spring, features a Free Après Ski Concert Series, the Park City Museum, a wide variety of restaurants, distilleries, fly-fishing, hot-air balloon rides, and various hiking trails. Outdoor activities, great food, and relaxation all await you and your family this Spring Break.
The perfect coastal family destination on the outskirts of San Diego, Carlsbad offers many of the main staples of a beachfront Spring Break without the crowds or rowdiness. Small children will have plenty to do besides playing on the beach. Take the kids to Legoland California, the San Diego Zoo or the Museum of Making Music for fun and educational experiences. Disneyland is also just a short drive up to Anaheim. Book a Carlsbad Spring Break stay for a kid-friendly vacation with plenty of sun and lots of fun.
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Your most unique option this Spring Break is Argentina’s Patagonia mountain range. San Carlos de Bariloche, a mountain town surrounding a large glacial lake, is one of the most beautiful hidden gems of the Andes. With Swiss and German architecture, Bariloche feels more like a misplaced Bavarian village than an Andean town. Enjoy swimming, mountain biking, kayaking and Bariloche’s Swiss-style chocolate stores during your mountain stay.
Make the most out of this Spring Break by going outside the box!
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THIRDHOME Adventures are meant to transform your idea of travel. Discover what makes this THIRDHOME Adventure to Argentina & Chile so special below:
Combine your love of wine, wildlife and the great outdoors with this THIRDHOME Adventure:
- September 16-26, 2018
- October 2-12, 2018
Top 5 Highlights from Landscapes of Argentina & Chile: Wines, Wildlife and Cowboys
1. Witnessing Southern right whales, elephant seals, fur seals, orcas and more on the Atlantic coast.
On this THIRDHOME Adventure you will spend a day at the Valdes Peninsula Reserve. This nature reserve is inhabited by roughly 32,000 southern elephant seals, 8,000 southern sea lions and the largest breeding population of southern right whales on earth. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to photograph one of these majestic creatures emerging from the water off Argentina’s coast.
2. Walking with the Magellanic penguins.
Also located in the Valdez Peninsula Reserve is one of the world’s largest nesting colonies of Magellanic penguins. These medium size penguins are named for Ferdinand Magellan who saw them on his expedition in 1520. Walk with these adorable creatures at Estancia San Lorenzo, a private property that’s home to around 50,000 penguins. These penguins are very used to human visitors and will walk right along side you along the Patagonian steppe.
3. Watching for herds of guanaco and rhea, lesser & greater cavy, Patagonian fox and more.
There’s also an abundance of land critters to keep an eye out for. Watch for roaming herds of guanacos as they navigate their Patagonian terrain. Search for the flightless Rhea, South America’s largest bird. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the shy Patagonian grey fox as they emerge from their dens.
4. Experience tastings at exceptional wineries in Argentina and Chile’s world-famous wine regions.
Discover both Argetina’s and Chile’s world-class wineries. Visit Mendoza, Argentina, in the high-altitude Cuyo region to taste varietals from one of the “Great Wine Capitals” of the world. You’ll also have a chance to taste the wines of Uco Valley, primarily known for their Malbec, merlot, pinot noir, semillon and torrontes varieties. In Chile, you’ll explore the Maipu Valley and its many family-run wineries. You’ll have the opportunity to visit three wineries per region, learning about all the varieties and distillation processes amidst the scenic backdrop of the Andes Mountains.
5. Traversing the landscape as it changes from coast to mountain.
This Adventure will take you from the Atlantic coast of Argentina, through the Mendoza wine region, by road through the Andes, through Chile’s Andean desert and finally to Chile’s lush coastal region. You’ll be surrounded by stunning mountain views even as the setting changes around you. The variety of backdrops invokes an idea of drastically different worlds colliding into one masterful scene. You have the opportunity to discover this harmony of difference yourself by signing up for this THIRDHOME Adventure.
To learn more about this THIRDHOME Adventure visit our Landscapes of Argentina & Chile Adventure page to request more information.
WHAT ARE THIRDHOME MEMBERS SAYING ABOUT THEIR LUXURY HOME EXCHANGE TRIPS (TO Argentina AND Florida) THIS WEEK?
This gorgeous property is tucked away in the Northern Patagonia mountain range of Argentina. Surrounded by snow caps and the waters of Lake Guitierrez, this home is privy to some amazing views. The resort community of Arelauquen, where the home is located, has a natural reserve of over 1500 acres for hiking, horseback riding and fishing. The Andes mountains are also a known for their ski-trails. Up to 8 people can stay at this mountain marvel.
THIRDHOME member Ronaldo says,“It was our second consecutive snowboarding season in Javier and Andrea’s house and everything went smooth and beyond perfection. From the host’s dedication in making us feel very welcomed guests to the maid’s care in organizing and cleaning the house for us…Simply outstanding!” Click here to read more of Ronaldo’s review.
On the doorstep to Disney World, this Kissimmee property has everything a family could need. With room for 12 people, in Disney themed rooms, your family will want to come back every year. This property also features a heated pool with a summer kitchen for outdoor dining. If Disney World isn’t for you, there are also three PGA signature golf courses and tennis courts nearby. Make the most out of your next Orlando vacation with this beautiful home.
THIRDHOME member Lauren says,“It was such a relief amidst our hurricane preparations to stay in such a lovely home. We traveled out of Fort Lauderdale, which was in the direct path of Hurricane Irma, with our closest friends and had all our kids on board. The home had plenty of space and privacy for the week. 5-star home and 5-star service. Thank you, Lisa and THIRDHOME for everything! ” Click here to read more of Lauren’s review.
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THIRDHOME “Tercera Casa” es un intercambio internacional de casas de lujo. Este concepto crea una tercera opción para disfrutar las vacaciones. Uno de los inconvenientes más frecuentes de ser propietario de una casa de vacaciones es la monotonía del viaje. Con un intercambio de casas, se puede seleccionar un destino diferente por una semana en la casa de otro miembro.
Por ejemplo, si es propietario de una casa en el capital de Guatemala y posee una segunda casa vacacional en La Antigua Guatemala, su opción está limitada a pasar sus vacaciones en La Antigua. Cuando se decide a salir del país y viajar por ejemplo a Belice, no se está utilizando la casa vacacional y por lo tanto está perdiendo costo en el mantenimiento cuando no se usa frecuentemente. THIRDHOME le puede ayudar a cambiar este problema y darle una solución al agregar su propiedad a una selección exclusiva de 10,500 propiedades en más de 95 países. Para poder aplicar a la membresía, sólo necesita ser propietario de una segunda casa y de una pasión para viajar en lujo. Por cada semana que usted está en el sistema de THIRDHOME usted adquiere “llaves” para viajar a la casa de un otro miembro. Para obtener más información, puedes visitar nuestro sitio de web en www.thirdhome.com
A continuación le invitamos a ver un ejemplo de estas propiedades:
Disfrute de las vistas del Mediterráneo desde esta villa andaluza, mientras toma mojitos junto a la piscina.
Un escape a las montañas de los Andes, como Pablo Neruda, en esta suntuosa mansión en Bariloche.
Planear una semana de sueño en el Mediterráneo, con un personal de 7 personas, no tendrá que levantar ni un dedo.
Para un viaje de familia, esta villa en Jamaica acomoda hasta 8 personas.
Si está interesado en saber cómo puede aprovechar su casa de vacaciones para viajar por el mundo, póngase en contacto haciendo clic en el link abajo.