Ebike Tour Chile

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Duration

7 days

Difficulty

Intermediate

Location

Southern Chile

USD $3.870

Per person in DBL

7-Day E-MTB Tour - Lake and Volcano District

Riding the incredible bike trails of the national parks is the best way to discover the Lake and Volcano District, even more if it's on a powerful e-mtb. Surrounded by the Andes mountain range, valley, volcanoes and glacial rivers, you will explore the best off-the-beaten paths Southern Chile has to offer.

E-MTB Tour Highlights

  • Kütralkura UNESCO Geopark
  • Malalcahuello National Reserve and Lonquimay Volcano
  • Thermal Hot Springs
  • Conguillio National Park and Llaima Volcano
  • Meet the Mapuche people and learn about their ancestral culture
  • Savor Chilean cuisine and taste the best wines and local microbrew beers
  • Visit Pucón and Villarrica Volcano, Chile’s most active volcano 
  • E-MTB bike Scott included. Check our bike fleet here 

Itinerary

Before we kick off our mountain bike 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).

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

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: Juan Reusch #445, Temuco

On the first day of our e-mountain bike tour, our local team will meet you at Best Western Ferrat Hotel in Temuco at 9:30am.

We’ll welcome all riders at the Hotel in Temuco, load the luggage in our van and begin driving towards the Andes Mountains.

Your guides will assist you to fit your bike. Once we are ready, we’ll start our trip with a 14-km warm-up ride, 

We’ll visit a new bike park in Temuco called Pumalal, and enjoy riding its trails (and its pumptrack), followed by a picnic lunch at the park.

Later, we’ll drive 90 minutes to Malalcahuello Village and stay overnight at La Suizandina Lodge (dinner at the lodge). This village is part of the UNESCO Kütralkura Geopark and the Biosphere Reserve “Araucarias”.

Accommodation: Suizandina Lodge at Malalcahuello Village
Meals: Lunch and Welcome dinner
Today’s ride distance: 14 km / 9 miles

Today, we’ll explore and ride Chile’s first UNESCO Geopark, biking moon-like landscapes shaped by Lonquimay volcano.

We’ll e-bike towards Christmas Crater, the geopark’s most
important geosite: a parasitic crater of Lonquimay volcano, formed in the eruption of 1988. Be prepared for a dramatic change in the landscape, from Araucaria tree forest to moon-like volcanic lava
fields.

We’ll eat a picnic lunch by Laguna Escorial, a volcanic lake created by the lava flows of Christmas Crater. On our way back, we’ll ride a fun descent among the ski resort runs. Later, we’ll head back to our lodge and relax. 

Accommodation: Suizandina Lodge 
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
Today’s ride distance: 34 km / 21 miles

Meet the Pewenche people, bike hard and rest easy in thermal hot
springs.

Today after breakfast, we drive across “Tunel Las Raices”, one of the longest tunnels in Chile. On the other side, we start a warm-up ride
on a very beautiful, paved bike path all the way to Lonquimay city.

Here we hit the dirt and climb Las Raices Mountain Road (optional
visit of a local brewery). We’ll arrive at a fantastic view point called Pata Choike, where we enter a network of mtb trails owned by the Pewenche community.

Here we’ll eat lunch with Pewenche people, surrounded by an ancient forest of Araucaria trees. Finally, we’ll end the day at a Thermal Spa in Malalcahuello and eat dinner together. 

Accommodation: Suizandina Lodge 
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner
Today’s ride distance: 46 km / 28 miles

Experience the jurassic landscape where a computer-animated BBC
production “walking with dinosaurs” was produced, a documentary that centres around the ever-changing landscape shaped by Llaima volcano.

Today we’ll ride across Conguillio National Park, the heart of Kütralkura Geopark and home of Llaima and Sierra Nevada volcanoes.

Once again, we’ll pedal through dramatic landscapes, from lush
forests to barren lava flows, all dotted with small lakes along the
route. 

Finally, we’ll stay overnight at La Baita Lodge, Chile’s first eco-hotel.
Here we’ll eat dinner together.

Accommodation: La Baita Lodge 
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
Today’s ride distance: 29 km / 18 miles

Bike and visit an ancestral Mapuche look-out point, while enjoying views of Argentina and Chile.

Today we eat an early breakfast and check-out of La Baita Lodge,
followed by 1-hour drive to Icalma, a Pewenche village located next
to a mirror-like lake (Icalma lake) and the foothills of mount Batea
Mawida “table-like hill”.

Here we’ll be hosted by the Pewenche community of Cruzaco, who will join us on our climb to the top of the hill, followed by a thrilling downhill with stunning views. At the summit of this hill you can see more Andean lakes on the Argentinean side of the border and a wide river-valley on the Chilean side.

We’ll eat lunch together next to Icalma lake. Later, we’ll get in the vans and start traveling to Pucón (3-hour drive), the main adventure tourism destination in the Lake & Volcano District.

Enjoy the Villarrica Volcano and Lake views at your hotel. Free night to explore Pucon and eat out. Ask our guides for tips about shopping and dining.

Accommodation: Casa Solaria Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner
Today’s ride distance: 30 km / 18 miles

Ride around South America’s most active volcano and prepare for a
farewell party in Pucon.

Today we’ll visit and ride Villarrica or Ruka Pillan volcano (Spirit’s
House in the Mapuche language). From just outside town, we’ll head
up a dirt road that leads onto a gradual climb up to the Rucapillan
Mountain Resort.

From this point you will have an incredible view of the Andes, the surrounding lakes and the astonishing volcanoes of the area. With a little luck, we will see smoke coming out of the volcano.

We will then drop into the best descent in the area, weaving through forests of coigue (beech) trees and colihue (bamboo)
treesbefore delivering you back to the valley floor and into Pucón.

Lastly, we then head back to our hotel in Pucón for our farewell dinner together.

Accommodation: Casa Solaria Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner
Today’s ride distance: 16 km / 10 miles

The following activity is only possible when your flight from Temuco departs after 4pm.

Our last morning is full of adrenaline. We’ll start with a double track climb through local forests until we’re high above Pucón with a great view of Volcano Villarrica in the distance. This will take us to a huge flow of petrified lava, the result of the 2015 eruption of Villarrica, which makes for some very exciting riding and sets the perfect end of this great trip. 

Afterwards, a private transfer will take us to Temuco Airport (ZCO) to catch your flight.

End of our services.

Meals: Breakfast

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: 10-30 miles / 15-45 km.

Included Bike

E-Bike – Scott Strike Eride 930 (2023)

scott strike eride 930

SizesSmall, Medium, and Large
FrameAlloy Frame / Virtual 4 link kinematic VLK 27.5″ and 29″ compatible / geo adj. / Boost 148x12mm 140mm travel / Bosch Gen4 / Integrated removable Battery. Tapered Headtube E2, Central Kickstand Mount. Range Booster Ready
Suspensions

Fork: Marzocchi Z2 Air / eMTB+ Rail 3 / 3-Modes / 15x110mm QR axle / tapered steerer 44mm offset / Reb. Adj. / Lockout / 140mm travel

RearX-Fusion NUDE Trunnion SCOTT custom w. travel / geo adj.
3 modes: Lockout-Traction Control-Descend Reb. Adj.Travel 140-90-Lockout / 185x50mm

Wheels

RimsSyncros MD30 / 32H / 30mm / Pin Joint. Tubeless ready
Tires

Maxxis Rekon / 29×2.6″ / 60TPI Wire Bead. EXO. Dual

Drivetrain

ShiftersShifters SRAM SX Eagle Single Click
DerailleurRear
SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
CranksetCrank SRAM Eagle 34T DM / Steel
CassetteCassette SRAM PG1210 / 11-50 T
  

Components

SaddleSyncros Capilano
Seat postSyncros Duncan Dropper Post 2.5. 31.6mm / S size 100mm / M size 125mm / L size 150mm
HandlebarSyncros Hixon 2.0 Rise / Alloy 6061D.B. 20mm rise / 8° / 760mm
StemFSA CK-320 / 165mm / 34T
Brakeset SRAM DB8 4 Piston. Disc Centerline CL Rotors 200mm F&R
Electric assistance

Battery: PowerTube 625Wh

Controller: Bosch Purion

Motor: Bosch Performance CX. EU: 25kmh / INT: 20mph 

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 Cannondale platform pedals and toeclips.  We will be happy to substitute any pedals you choose to bring.  

Safety

Chile is by far one of the safest countries in South America in terms of public health and crime.

We are proud to affirm that our police is one of the least corrupt in the world; they are always friendly and helpful.  

Road Safety

Besides your own on-road safety gear (helmet, bright colored jerseys and gloves), we provide a support vehicle that drives at the rear of the group with a road-sign alerting 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 you bring enough bike parts.

Pack your bike well in a bike box that we can easily dismantle 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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