LAKE & VOLCANO CYCLE TOUR

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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.
Own bicycle or can be rented at extra cost

Region CHILE, SOUTH AMERICA
Category TREK & HIKE / RIDE & DRIVE
Activities HIKING, CYCLING
Comfort COMFORTABLE
Activity Level 3/5
Best Time YEAR ROUND
Duration 4 NIGHTS
Type GROUP / INDIVIDUAL
Visa REQUIRED
Travel Insurance REQUIRED
Health Certificate
Cost

Our local staff will meet you at Temuco and transfer you to Malalcahuello, where a soothing thermal bath awaits us at our hotel. Your guides will assist you to assemble and fit your bike and then take a short warm-u ride.

Accommodation Corralco Hotel & SPA
Meals Welcome Dinner
Bike traveled distance 12 miles / 19 kilometers
Time cycling 1 hour

Today, we will ride alongside the Lonquimay River by an almost flat valley. This section features the Kutralkura Geopark and one of the smoothest roads.

We’ll cycle the Geopark territory through the lands of different Pewenches communities, ascending the international path Pino Achado until reaching the Customs. 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 (14 miles) more, until the peak altitude of 1.884 meters (6.181 feet above sea level). Upon arrival at border with Argentina, we’ll enjoy breathtaking scenery of the Andes.

Our local staff will meet you at Temuco and transfer you to Malalcahuello, where a soothing thermal bath awaits us at our hotel. Your guides will assist you to assemble and fit your bike and then take a short warm-u ride.

Accommodation Corralco Hotel & SPA
Meals Breakfast,Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Bike traveled distance 36 + 14 miles / 58 kms + 22 kms
Time cycling 3,5 hours approx, with an optional additional 1,5 hour
Time driving in the van before riding, 30min / after riding, 90min to hotel

Today, 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 towards Pucón (3-hour drive), the main adventure tourism destination in the Lake & Volcano District.

Accommodation Martina De Goñi Hotel
Meals Breakfast and Lunch
Time hiking 3 hours approximately
Time driving in the van None before hiking / 3 hours to Pucón after hiking

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. As we cycle next to beautiful farms, we’ll enjoy views of the active 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 at the shores of the Liucura River.

Accommodation Martina De Goñi Hotel
Meals Breakfast and Lunch
Bike traveled distance 32 miles / 52 kms (+ 22 miles / 35 kms if you want to ride back to Pucón)
Time cycling 3 hours approx
Time driving in the van 40 min from Hot Springs to hotel in Pucón

Each day brings new beauty on this tour, and today is no exception. 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 Volcano. This road is smooth and quiet as almost no vehicles drive here. We’ll have a picnic lunch by the beach of Lake Panguipulli while enjoying the views of Chile’s southern volcanoes. Then, we’ll continue riding alongside Lake Panguipulli until the end of the paved road near Choshuenco village, before driving towards Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve.

Accommodation Nothofagus Hotel & SPA, 4
Meals Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Bike traveled distance 58.8 miles / 94.7 km
Time cycling 6 hours approx
Time driving in the van Before riding, 40min from Pucón / after riding, 30min to Hotel

Today, we’ll drive we reach the city of Osorno, where we will begin cycling. From this point we’ll start our ride towards quaint little villages with a strong German heritage. 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.We’ll enjoy an incredible buffet lunch in a German family-owned restaurant before heading to Puerto Varas.

Accommodation CumbresPatagónicas 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

This trip of a lifetime is about to end. In the morning, we start riding from the hotel, alongside Lake Llanquihue, where a unique landscape is waiting for us – the Osorno Volcano with its perfect cone. The side of the Volcano reaches the shore of the lake and we’ll pass through the middle of this astounding landscape as we travel to the village of Ensenada.Upon completing the ride we’ll head back with the vans to hotel to relax before enjoying a farewell dinner.

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, lunch and dinner
Bike traveled distance 55 km / 34 miles
Time cycling 4 hours approx
Time driving in the van before riding, 3 hours / after riding, 35min to Puerto Varas

Sadly, it’s time to say good-bye to the beautiful Lake & Volcano District of Chile.After breakfast, we’ll visit Puerto Varas downtown looking for special souvenirs to bring home, before heading to Puerto Montt Airport.

Ends of services..

Meals Breakfast