Bike And Hike Tour In Chile Lake District

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Duration

7 days

Difficulty

Medium

Location

Southern Chile

Date

From October to April

US $3.100

7-Day Bike & Hike Tour in Chile’s Lake and Volcano

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Temuco Airport (ZCO) – Malalcahuello National Reserve (Warm-up ride)

Upon arrival at Temuco Airport, transfer to Malalcahuello National Reserve. After check-in at hotel, we’ll have a warm-up ride.

Accommodation: Corralco Hotel & SPA 

Meals: Welcome dinner

Today’s ride distance: 20 kilometers / 12 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.

Meals: Breakfast

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.  

 

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