Bike Hike Tour Chile

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Duration

7 days

Difficulty

Intermediate

Location

Southern Chile

USD $3.290

Per person in DBL

7-Day Bike and Hike Tour - Lake and Volcano District

Hiking and biking southern backroads is easily the best way to explore Chile’s Lake and Volcano District. This well supported biking and hiking adventure has been especially designed for active people who love nature.

Tour Highlights

  • UNESCO Geopark Kütralkura, Lonquimay Volcano and Malalcahuello National Reserve
  • Bike The Andes Mountains at Alto Biobio National Reserve
  • Meet the Mapuche people and learn about their ancestral culture
  • Savor Chilean cuisine and taste the best wines and local microbrew beers
  • Visit Pucón city and climb the Villarrica, Chile’s most active volcano
  • Road cycling the Seven Lakes Route
  • Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve
  • Bicycle Upgrade – carbon E-road bike Specialized. Check our bike fleet here 

Itinerary

For flight quotes (international and domestic), please contact our partner Exito Travel.  

Before we kick off our bike and hike tour in Chile’s Lake and Volcano District, you should take a day or two to adjust to local time and recover from your travels, and allow for any flight or luggage delays. You should fly into Temuco airport (ZCO).

In Chile, domestic flights are operated by 3 local airline companies: LatamSky Airline and JetSmart.

We recommend staying at Best Western Ferrat Hotel in Temuco city,which is well-located with lots of restaurants and other facilities just a short walk away.

Our meeting hotel address is: Juan Reusch #445, Temuco

Official Airport Transfer

The official shuttle company at Temuco’s Airport is called TransAraucania.

They are the only authorized shuttle company at the airport, and their staff wears a blue and green uniform.
By contract with the airport, they must have available transport based in the domestic flights arriving every day.

They have a counter at the airport, right next to the automatic doors (from the baggage carrousel). They offer regular and private shuttles to Temuco at $30.000 pesos (USD $40 per vehicle).

You don’t need reservations and you can pay in Credit Card or Cash. The ATM’s is on second floor.

All their shuttle services will drop you off at the hotel or address you are staying in Temuco. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes.

Our meeting hotel address is AVENIDA ALEMANIA 945, TEMUCO.

On the first day of our bike and hike tour, our local team will meet you at Dreams Araucanía Hotel in Temuco at 9am. We’ll drive for approximately 2 hours to Curacautín, a small quaint village. This village is part of the UNESCO Kütralkura Geopark and the Biosphere Reserve “Araucarias”.

There, we’ll stop for lunch. Afterwards, your guides will assist you to assemble and fit your bike. Once we are ready, we’ll start our trip with a 26-mile warm-up ride, with the Lonquimay volcano at sight and surrounded by ancient araucaria trees.

We’ll arrive at a modern hotel with SPA located in a small ski resort. In the evening, we’ll have an orientation and briefing session before our welcome dinner together.

Accommodation: Corralco Hotel & SPA

Meals: Lunch and welcome dinner

Today’s ride distance: 42 kilometers / 26 miles

Today we’ll ride towrads the Andes mountain range, pedaling alongside the Lonquimay River by an almost flat valley located in Kütralkura, Chile’s first Geopark.

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).

Accommodation: Corralco Hotel & SPA

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

Today’s ride distance: 58 kilometers (+ optional 22,5) / 36 miles (+ optional 14)

 

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

The hike is quite fun, with fantastic views and always surrounded by ancient forests of araucaria trees, some of them dating over 2.000 years old.

After the hike, we’ll drive to Pucón, Chile’s capital of adventure tourism.

Accommodation: Casa Solaria Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and picnic lunch

 

Ascending the active Villarrica Volcano is without a doubt a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is not technical, but you need to be in good shape to reach the summit.

We’ll start hiking from the ski center located 1.400 meters above sea level. After 4-6 hours, we’ll reach the open crater, from where you can enjoy the mind-blowing views over five lakes and several volcanoes in the distance.

The descent is quite fun, as we slide down the snow on our rear ends.

Accommodation: Casa Solaria Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and box lunch

 

Today, we start cycling from hotel towards Lake Caburgua. After then, we’ll visit and bath in 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 also cycle next to beautiful farms with views of the Villarrica volcano.

Accommodation: Casa Solaria Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and picnic lunch

Today’s ride distance: 52 kilometers / 32 miles 

 

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, cover three-quarters of the way around the Villarrica Volcano with majestic views of the southern volcanoes.

Accommodation: Casa Solaria Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and farewell dinner

Today’s ride distance: 94.7 kilometers / 58.8 miles

 

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

According to flight schedule, private transfer from hotel to Temuco Airport (ZCO).

End of our services

Meals: Breakfast

 

bike hike tour chile

Difficulty

Medium: designed for people who lead active lives and are comfortable participating in up to 5 hours of physical activity per day. 

Itinerary Modifications

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

Bike Rental 

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. Please bring two water bottles.

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

Helmets & Pedals

Most riders choose to bring their own helmets, but if you prefer, we have a small number of helmets available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  Please let us know in advance if you’d like to use one.  

All our bikes are equipped with Wellgo pedals and toeclips.  We will be happy to substitute any pedals you choose to bring.  

Amity Tours also has a small number of Shimano SPD and SPD-SL pedals, available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  Please let us know in advance if you prefer to use them.

Road Safety

Besides your own on-road safety gear (helmet, rearview mirrors, bright colored jerseys and gloves) we provide a support vehicle that drives at the rear of the group with a road-sign that alert other drivers the presence of bike riders on the road.

Drivers in Chile are used to bicycles on the road, so they shouldn’t bother you while riding. All our staff communicates by radio at all times.

Bicycle choice

If you bring your own bike, make sure they have tires of at least 700x25c. Although the road surfaces are normally in fine shape, one never knows what condition they will be in after the winter. Pack your bike well in a hard-case box or cardboard box for its transportation during the tour.  

Weather Notes

We suggest visiting the web for current conditions in Chile and doing your own research on this topic. www.meteochile.cl/ or www.accuweather.com

Generally the weather in this area is very similar to Northern California, specially the coast side.

Late October and November (spring time in the southern hemisphere) present milder temperatures (50°F / 77°F) with some scattered rain.

During December you can start feeling the beginning of the summer with temperatures around 50°F / 81°F. 

In January and February temperatures range between 60°F / 95°F.

Remember that you are visiting the Lake & Volcano district, so always expect some rain!

 

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