Mountain Biking In The Lake And Volcano District Of Chile

Duration

7 Days

Difficulty

Intermediate

Location

Chile

Date

2019/20

From US $3.430

7-Day Mountain Biking Tour in Chile’s Lake and Volcano District

Explore the best trails of Southern Chile on your MTB and ride next to glaciers & active volcanoes

Tour Rate
  • From US $3.430 
  • Single Supplement: US $385

 

Included
  • Bilingual & professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Gratuities at restaurants and hotels
  • Accidents insurance
  • Basic cycle parts (cable housing, tubes, tires and spokes)
  • Entrance fees to hot springs and national parks
Not Included
  • International and local flights
  • Other cycle parts and components (derailleur, crankset, fork, etc)
  • Extra beverages & cocktails
  • Laundry
  • Bike rental (upon request): US$200
Dates

We operate this tour upon request and according to availability.

Itinerary

The following itinerary has been designed by one of our top cyclist guides. He is the former national champion in XC Mountain Bike in 2004 and in March 2009 won the silver medal at the Pan-American games of XC Mountain Bike.

Day 1: Temuco - Ride in Rucamanque

You’ll meet your local in Temuco, from where we’ll have a warm-up hike in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Hotel in Temuco

Meals: Welcome dinner

Mountain Bike distance: 20 km

Day 2: Temuco - Conguillio National Park

 

Transfer from hotel to Conguillio National Park. We’ll pedal along a slightly steep path up to the park’s main entrance, overlooking a striking view of the Llaima Volcano.

Moreover, we’ll ride alongside vast lava fields and then through ancient forests of Nothofagus and Araucarias, reaching an altitude of 1.650 meters above sea level (5.413 feet). 

Accommodation: Suizandina Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, and Dinner.

Mountain Bike distance: 50 km

Day 3: Conguillio National Park - Crater Navidad Ride

Today, we’ll ride 30 kms (19 miles) passing through pristine forests of araucaria trees (monkey puzzle tree) at Nalcas-Malalcahuello National Reserve until coming up on the Navidad Crater of Lonquimay Volcano.

Accommodation: Suizandina Lodge www.suizandina.com

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, and Dinner.

Mountain Bike distance: 30 km

Day 4: Malalcahuello National Reserve - Cordillera Las Raíces

Another day of great scenery, as we ride across Las Raices Range surrounded by thousands-year-old araucaria trees and with Lonquimay volcano in sight. 

At dusk we’ll visit the Malalcahuello Thermal SPA, the most modern of the region, to relax and enjoy the soothing baths. 

Accommodation: Suizandina Lodge 

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, and Dinner

Mountain Bike distance: 50 km

Day 5: Pucón - Quelhue - Caburgua Falls

Transfer to Pucón, the main adventure tourism destination in the Lake & Volcano District. We’ll cycle from Pucón to the Hanging Bridge of Quelhue, home of the Mapuche community. Then we’ll continue on biking until arriving at the fantastic Ojos del Caburgua waterfalls.

Accommodation: Geronimo Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, and Picnic Lunch

Mountain Bike distance: 30 km

Day 6: Pucón - Villarrica Volcano Ride

From our hotel in Pucón, we’ll bike up the road to the Ski resort at the base of the Villarrica Volcano. We will have an amazing and unforgettable view of the Andes, the surrounding lakes and the astonishing volcanoes of the area.

With a little good luck, we will see smoke coming out of the Villarrica volcano. 

Accommodation: Geronimo Hostel 

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Mountain Bike distance: 25 km

Day 7: Pucón - Temuco Airport

Sadly, it’s time to say good-bye to the beautiful Lake & Volcano District of Chile. 

According to your flight schedule, transfer from hotel in Pucón to Temuco Airport

Meals: Breakfast

More Info

Difficulty

Intermediate: You’re active on your days off, and recreational biking may even be your weekend sport of choice. You love to ride, and it shows in your endurance and strength. Our intermediate bike tours offer a steady but active pace (between 3 to 5 hours), with opportunities to push yourself. Expect some challenging climbs, with great descents over rolling terrain. Average distance per day: 20-30 miles / 30-50 km.

Itinerary Modifications

Slight itinerary modifications might occur due to weather and or road conditions, or force majeure.

Bike Rental : US $200

Our company counts with great rental bikes: Cannondale Trail 5 mountain bike or similar

FRAMESET

 

 

 

 

 

If you rent one of our great bikes, please feel free to bring your own helmet, pedals, seat and seat post (27,2 mm). We can provide them too.

Sizes S, M, L, XL
Frame Trail 26, double-butted 6061 Alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8″
Fork SR Suntour XCM-RL-26, 100mm, remote lockout
WHEELS
Wheels Alex DC 4.0, double wall, 32-hole
Tires Kenda Small Block 8, 26×2.1″
DRIVETRAIN
Shifters Shimano Altus
Derailleur Front:  Shimano Altus, 31.8 clamp
Rear:  Shimano Acera
Crank Shimano M371, 44/32/22
Cassette Shimano HG20, 11-34, 9-speed
Pedals Cannondale Platform
COMPONENTS
Saddle Cannondale Stage 3
Seat Post C4, 27.2x350mm, 400mm (X)
Handlebar C4 by UNO, 6061 alloy, 20mm rise, 680mm
Stem Cannondale C4 by UNO, 31.8, 12 deg.
Headset Tange Si
Brakeset Cannondale Helix 6B hydraulic disc, 160/160mm 

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