Road Cycling Tour In Chile’s Lake & Volcano District

Duration

8 Days

Difficulty

Intermediate

Location

Chile

Date

October to April

3.995 $

8-Day Road Cycling Tour in Chile’s Lake and Volcano District

Discover the Lake and Volcano district in Chile.

Cycling Chile’s south backroads is the ultimate green tour.

This well supported cycling program has been especially made for intermediate and advanced road cyclists.

Tour Rate
  • US $3.995,00
  • Single Supplement USD $600,00

For private departure dates, please ask for special rates & availability.

Included
  • Professional tour guide 
  • Private transportation 
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (+ on-route snacks include: mineral water, energy drinks, trail-mix, fresh fruit and gourmet sandwiches)
  • Gratuities at restaurants and hotels
  • Basic cycle parts (cable housing, tubes, tires and spokes)
  • Entrance fees to hot springs and national parks
  • All routes can be extended up to extra 20 miles
Not Included
  • International and local flights
  • Accidents insurance
  • Other cycle parts and components (derailleur, crankset, fork, etc)
  • Extra beverages & cocktails
  • Laundry
  • Bike rental available upon request – Bike rental: US$250 for the whole tour
Dates
  • February 24th, 2020
  • April 02nd, 2020
  • Tour departs with a minimum of 2 pax

ITINERARY

Day 1: Temuco – Malalcahuello

Transfer from Temuco city to Malalcahuello National Reserve. Our team will help you assemble your bike for the tour. 

Afterwards, we’ll have a warm-up ride in Curacautin.

Accommodation: Corralco Hotel & SPA

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Bike traveled distance: 12 miles / 20 kilometers

Time cycling: 1 hour

Day 2: The Andes Climb in Kutralkura Geopark

Today we’ll ride the smoothest roads of the Geopark, alongside the Lonquimay River by an almost flat valley and through the lands of different Pewenches communities.

The road is quite rolling with several flat sections and a few small climbs. If you want to pedal up some serious grades, it is possible to extend the route on 22 km (13.6 miles) more, until the peak altitude of 1.884 meters (6.181 feet above sea level).

Once you reach the border line with Argentina you can enjoy breathtaking scenery of the Andes.

Accommodation: Corralco Hotel & SPA

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Bike traveled distance: 36 + 14 extra miles / 58 + 22 extra kilometers

Time cycling: 3,5 hours approximately (with an optional additional 1,5 hour)

Day 3: Coloradito Hill hike

We’ll hike towards Cerro Coloradito (redish hill), a natural view point of 4 volcanoes: Lonquimay, Llaima, Sierra Nevada and Villarrica.

The hike is quite fun, with fantastic views and almost no other people in the trails. We’ll be surrounded by an ancient forest of araucaria trees, some of them dating over 2.000 years old.

After the hike, we’ll drive to Pucon, the Capital of Adventure Travel in Chile.

Accommodation: Martina de Goñi Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, and Picnic Lunch

Time hiking: 3 to 5 hours

Day 4: Pucon's Hot Springs Loop Ride

We’ll cycle from our hotel to Lake Caburgua and then towards Pucon’s famous Hot Springs. The ride today is a combination of rolling hills with several short climbs at the second half of the road. 

We’ll cycle next to beautiful farms and enjoy views of the Villarrica volcano. With a little good luck, we will see smoke coming out of this active volcano.

After cycling the rolling and sometimes hilly road to the hot springs, we will enjoy lunch and then a soothing soak in a hot mineral bath. 

Accommodation: Martina De Goñi Hotel 

Meals: Breakfast and Picnic Lunch

Bike traveled distance: 32 miles / 52 km 

Time cycling: 3 hours approximately

Day 5: Chile's 7-Lake Route

Today we will ride one of Chile’s most scenic roads, The 7-Lake Route. We’ll pedal alongside the shores of two beautiful lakes, Calafquén and Panguipulli, and cover three-quarters of the way around Villarrica, a majestic, snow-capped active volcano. This road is smooth and quiet as almost no vehicles drive here.

At one point we should be able to see five volcanoes. We’ll have a picnic lunch by the beach of Lake Panguipulli – meaning “land of lions” – while enjoying the views of Chile’s southern volcanoes. From here we continue riding alongside Lake Panguipulli until  Choshuenco village. 

Finally we’ll arrive at the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve where we’ll spend the night.

Accommodation: Nothofagus Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Farewell Dinner

Bike traveled distance: 58.8 miles / 94.7 km

Time cycling: 6 hours approximately

Day 6: The German Settlers Route

Today we’ll ride through quaint little villages with a strong German heritage towards Puerto Varas. The route consists of rolling hills with flat stretches until we end the ride by the beach of Lake Llanquihue, where a unique landscape is waiting for us, the Osorno Volcano with its perfect cone.

Accommodation: Cumbres Patagónicas Hotel & SPA 

Meals: Breakfast and Buffet Lunch

Bike traveled distance: 90 km / 56 miles

Time cycling: 5 hours approx

Time driving in the van: before riding, 3 hours / after riding, 35min to Puerto Varas

Day 7: Ride in Vicente Perez Rosales National Park

Today, we start riding from hotel, alongside Llanquihue Lake, where a unique landscape is waiting for us : the Osorno Volcano with its perfect cone. We’ll pass through the middle of this astounding landscape as we travel towards Ensenada village. 

Option extra 7.3 miles / 3750ft: Challenge yourself and climb Volcan Osorno and one of the steepest climbs in South America if not Europe.

Accommodation: Cumbres Patagónicas Hotel & SPA

Meals: Breakfast, Buffet Lunch and Farewell Dinner

Bike traveled distance: 55 km / 34 miles

Time cycling: 4 hours approx

 

Day 8: Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt Airport (PMC)

After breakfast, we’ll visit Puerto Varas downtown looking for that special souvenirs to bring home. 

Afterwards, we’ll head to Puerto Montt Airport to catch your flight 

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, with opportunities to push yourself. Expect some challenging climbs, with great descents over rolling terrain.

Average distance per day: 40-50 miles / 65-80 km.

Itinerary Modifications

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

Insurance
Any policy you purchase should, at the very least, cover trip cancellation, loss of baggage, accident/life coverage, travel delays, and non-refundable airline tickets. Carriers for travel insurance include Travel Guard and Travelex. You may also consider insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation. Search the web to find the best deal that suits your needs- read the fine print.

Bike Rental US$ 250,00

Our company counts with great rental bikes: Cannondale Caad8-5  105 Alloy- 2014 road bike or similar

FRAMESET
Sizes 51, 52.5, 54, 56, 58cm
Frame Caad8 alloy, optimized 6061 alloy, Save, BB30
Fork Cannondale Ultra, carbon blades, 1-1/8″
WHEELS
Wheels Maddux RS 3.0, 32 hole (36H 58-61cm)
Tires Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c
DRIVETRAIN
Shifters Shimano 105 5700
Derailleur Front:  Shimano 105 5700, 31.8mm clamp
Rear:  Shimano 105 5700
Crank FSA Gossamer, BB30, 50/34
Cassette Shimano Tiagra 4600, 12-28, 10-speed
Pedals Wellgo
COMPONENTS
Saddle Cannondale Stage ergo w/ crmo rails
Seat Post Cannondale C3, alloy, 27.2x300mm
Handlebars Cannondale C3 compact
Stem Cannondale C3, 31.8, 6 deg
Headset Tange Seiki Integrated, 25mm top cap
Brakeset Tektro R741, dual pivot, cartridge pad

 

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