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Biking

Huellas y Costas, Bd. Brown 860 (tel. 2965/15-680515 [cell]; www.huellasycostas.com), has guided mountain-biking tours that last from a few hours to 3 days. For short-term bike rentals, try El Retorno, Mitre 798 (tel. 2965/456044). A 1-day bike rental will cost around $10 (£6.80).

Diving

Most of the diving companies here offer the same tours for the same price. It's a question of whose schedules you like. All have been licensed and have high safety standards. The main draw is swimming with the sea lions and elephant seals, and some also arrange for diving close to the whales. Aquatours, Av. Roca 550 (tel. 2965/451954), offers a variety of diving trips in the bay off Puerto Madryn and also off the Península Valdés.

Fishing

Call Raúl Díaz (tel. 2965/450812), a seasoned fisherman who will be happy to take visitors out with him on a fishing trip.

Golf

The Puerto Madryn Golf Club (http://golf.madryn.com) is on RN 4, on the road to the airport. Call the club manager, Juan González (tel. 2965/471947), to arrange your tee times and get detailed information on the rates.

Horseback Riding

For rides between 2 and 4 hours in the steppe above Madryn and along the coast, try Nativo Adventure (tel. 2965/15-695232 [cell]), or Huellas y Costas.

Kayaking

Huellas y Costas, Bd. Brown 1900 (tel. 2965/15-637826 [cell]; www.huellasycostas.com), runs regular sea-kayaking outings from late December through March.

Windsurfing

You can rent a sailboard and sail from the Vernardino Club Mar, Bd. Brown 860 (tel. 2965/474289).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.