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BIKE LAKE AND VOLCANO DISTRICT 12D 11N
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  • 2-3 riders USD$ 6.995
  • 4-5 riders USD$ 4.995
  • 6-7 riders USD$ 4.490
  • 8-9 riders USD$ 4.410
  • 10-12 riders USD$ 4.390
  • 13-15 riders USD$ 4.100
  • 16-20 riders USD$ 3.795
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TRIP LEVEL
Challenging
TRIP LENGTH
12 Days
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Puerto Montt (PMC), Chile 
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DISCOVERING ATACAMA DESERT (5D-4N)

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Day 1: Santiago – Temuco – Malalcahuello (First ride) Our local staff will meet you at Temuco Airport and transfer you to a small quaint mountain village called 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-up ride. In the evening, we’ll have an orientation and briefing session before our Welcome Dinner together.
Bike traveled distance: 12 miles – Time Cycling: 1 hour - (D) (Overnight Hotel Corralco & Spa)

Day 2: Kutralkura Geopark and The Andes Climb (Second ride) Today the van will take us to the Sierra Nevada Range right through the tunnel Las Raíces, the longest tunnel in Chile (4,5 km or 2,8 miles). Here we’ll set off on our second ride, traveling alongside the Lonquimay River by an almost flat valley; this section features the Kutralcura Geopark and one of the smoothest roads. We’ll bike 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 (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. Later we'll get in the van and drive back to our hotel.
Bike traveled distance: 36+14 miles – Time Cycling: 3,5 hour + optional extra 1,5 hour – time in van: 30 minutes + 90 minutes (B-BL-D) (Overnight Hotel Corralco & Spa)

Day 3: Rolling Green Hills (Third ride) Ride down the valley from the village of Malalcahuello - We’ll ride alongside the Cautín River as the valley opens after each meter we descent the foothills of the mountain range. We'll enjoy a beautiful view to the volcanoes Llaima, Lonquimay and Tolhuaca. This ride gets you to an extensive green valley, passing through the middle of seeded fields on smooth hills. Upon completing today's ride we get in the vans and start traveling to Pucón (2 hour drive), the main adventure tourism destination in the Lake & Volcano District. Enjoy the Villarrica Volcano views and hot tub at your hotel. Evening at leisure. Ask our guides if you need some local knowledge about dining and good shopping.
Bike traveled distance: 47 miles – Time Cycling: 4 hours – time in van: 2 hours back to hotel (B-BL) (Overnight Hotel Martina de Goñi)

Day 4: Hiking day in Pucón A day of rest from your bicycles doesn’t mean you have nothing to do. Pucón is known in Chile as the main adventure destination in the Lakes & Volcanoes District, and today we’ll head southeast in the direction of Huerquehue National Park, located at the foothills of the Andes, 35 km (22 miles) from Pucón.
The hike starts easy but after a short distance the trail becomes rougher and sometimes steeper, but is still considered a relatively easy hiking level. We'll arrive at the first lookout point where the views of Villarrica Volcano (2.847 m / 9.349 feet) and Tinquilco Lake are absolutely stunning; here you’ll find great photo opportunities as well as chance to reenergize with a snack. As we continue hiking, our guide will point out some wild flora of the area, and if luck is on our side, we can spot some birds that live in the forests of Nothofagus, such as chucao tapaculo (Selorchilis rubecula), black-throated huet-huet (Pteroptochos tarnii) and the magellan woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus) among others.
Now we are over 1000 m / 3.280 feet above sea level and we begin to see the first araucarias (Araucaria araucana). Soon we will walk through a mixed forest with many of these trees, considered to be a national monument for their exceptional characteristics.
We have hiked around 2½ hours when we arrive at the first lake called Chico (small), with its clear waters reflecting the image of hundred of araucarias and snow-capped peaks. The trail gets more even and in only 15 minutes we arrive at Lago Toro (Bull Lake). Here we eat our well deserved box lunch and spend some more time taking pictures or simply resting. We can watch the breathtaking landscape and spot some of the birdlife that inhabits the shores of this lake. Following the break, we keep going through an easy terrain and visit the third lake called Verde (green), which is the last attraction of our hike. Now we can commence a two-hour decent by the same trail to the parking area. Return to hotel in Pucón and then evening at leisure.
(B-BL) (Overnight Hotel Martina de Goñi)

Day 5: Pucon's Hot Springs Loop Ride (Fourth 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. Throughout today’s ride our guide will help us identify several species of birds and trees as we 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. Later we’ll take a short ride in the vans back to our hotel in Pucón, or you can ride in your bike if you want. Evening at leisure, dinner NOT included.
Bike traveled distance: 32 miles – Time Cycling: 3 hours – time in van: 40 minutes from hot springs to hotel (B-L) (Overnight Hotel Martina de Goñi)

Day 6: Pucon's Villarrica National Park Loop Ride (Fifth ride) We’ll cycle from your hotel in Pucón toward Curarrehue, a small Mapuche village located near the border with Argentina. For today’s ride we’ll cycle alongside river Trancura while enjoying views of three volcanoes, Villarrica, Quetrupillan and Lanin. The first 45km of the road today are generally flat with a few rolling hills – just enough to get your legs going. But after that we can climb a 30km section on new asphalt (international road to Argentina) all the way through Villarrica National Park, until we arrive at the Customs next to the mighty Lanin volcano, the tallest mountain in the Lake & Volcano District. If you want, we can get back to the Mapuche village enjoying riding the downhill. Return to hotel in Pucón and dinner in a very special local place with Mapuche Family.
Bike traveled distance: 68 miles – Time Cycling: 5 hours – time in van: no driving today (B-BL-D) (Overnight Hotel Martina de Goñi)

Day 7: Chile's 7-lake route (sixth ride) 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, 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 contiue riding alongside Lake Panguipulli until the end of the paved road near Choshuenco village. From this point will drive half hour to the Natural Reserve Huilo Huilo, where we’ll eat dinner and stay overnight at the incredible Baobab Hotel & Spa.
Bike traveled distance: 58.8 miles – Time Cycling: 6 hours – time in van: 40 minutes before riding + 30 minutes after riding (B-BL-D) (Overnight Hotel Nothofagus)

Day 8: Natural Reserve Huilo Huilo Another day of rest from your bicycles. We can organize any day excursion with a minimum of 4 people. Please ask our guides the night before about the availability and additional costs of these activities.
- Within the park there are four hiking trails: the Magnetic Stones trail (3-hour hike, medium), the Truful Route (3½-hour hike, medium), the Truful River (6-hour hike, difficult) and Quinchamalí Lookout (3-hour hike, easy). Some of the highlights include a botanical forest, scenic clear-water lagoons, mighty waterfalls and amazing views of snow-capped volcanoes.
- For those who want to learn about the reserve’s plants and wildlife, there are scientific walks that focus on botany, bird watching, and geology, as well as flora & fauna interpretation.
- A terrific way to experience the beauty of the area is with a canopy tour (additional cost of USD50); a group of platforms between 15 and 25 m high (50 to 80 feet) that are linked to each other by hanging bridges and suspended steel wires. You’ll literally feel like you are flying over the rainforest, rivers and canyons as you glide across the cables.
(B-D) (Overnight Hotel Nothofagus)

Day 9: The German Settlers Route (Seventh ride) Today we’ll ride in the vans 84 miles until 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 and then drive in the vans 35 minutes to Puerto Varas. Evening at leisure.
Bike traveled distance: 56 miles – Time Cycling: 5 hours – time in van: 3 hours before riding + 35 minutes to Puerto Varas (B-L) (Overnight Hotel Cumbres Patagonicas)

Day 10: The North side of Llanquihue Lake Loop Ride (Eighth ride) We will ride through rolling hills and beautiful beaches along Lake Llanquihue, the second largest lake in Chile. We will be always on the lookout for wildlife and views of 4 volcanoes (Osorno, Puntiagudo, Casablanca and Puyehue). With the lake on one side, green pastures and fields on the other, and the snow-capped Andes in the distance, this will be another picturesque day on our bicycles. We’ll start our ride towards Frutillar, on a peaceful lake-side road with new asphalt. The ride is a new section of the Llaquihue Lake circuit, which consists of several rolling hills that end in Frutillar, a small charming village with a strong German heritage, here we'll enjoy our lunch at the German Club. Once the ride ends we’ll ride in the vans 20 minutes to your hotel in Puerto Varas. Evening at leisure.
Bike traveled distance: 30 miles – Time Cycling: 3 hours – time in van: 20 minutes from Puerto Varas to Llanquihue (B-L) (Overnight Hotel Cumbres Patagonicas)

Day 11: Vicente Perez Rosales National Park ride (Ninth ride) 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. We will start pedaling from Puerto Varas to Petrohue, attacking 34 miles in one of the most beautiful routes of the tour. Upon completing the ride we’ll head back with the vans to the charming german-style city of Puerto Varas, our last destination, and let ourselves to relax and enjoy a farewell dinner (seafood restaurant).
Option extra 7.3 miles /3750ft: Challenge yourself and climb Volcan Osorno and one of the steepest climbs in South America if not Europe.
Bike traveled distance: 34 miles – Time Cycling: 4 hours – time in van: 70 minutes from Osorno Volcano to Puerto Varas (B-L-D) (Overnight Hotel Cumbres Patagonicas)

Day 12: Puerto Varas – Angelmo Market - Airport in Puerto Montt (PMC) Sadly, it’s time to say good-bye to the beautiful Lake & Volcano District of Chile. After breakfast, we’ll ride in vans to Puerto Montt City and visit the Market of Angelmó, which is the perfect place for wonderful souvenirs, handcrafts and woolen clothing. Later, we’ll head to the Airport to catch your flight back to Santiago. It’s been a trip you will always remember!
Please book flights not before 10 am (B) (End of our services)

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The schedules indicated above are subject to change due to weather conditions or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, but we will try our best to keep them unaltered.

 
Corralco Hotel and Spa

Featuring a spa, a swimming pool and a fitness centre, Valle Corralco Hotel & Spa offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and mountain views in Corralco ski centre, on the foothills of Lonquimay Volcano. It features a restaurant, and ski lessons are provided. 64 fully carpeted, rooms at Valle Corralco Hotel & Spa are fitted with heating and plasma TVs. All of them have private bathrooms. A buffet breakfast is served daily. International dishes can be ordered at the restaurant, whereas drinks and snacks can be enjoyed at the bar. Ski storage service and ski equipment rental services are provided. There is a games room, and a small movie theatre is featured.


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Hotel Martina de Goñi

The hotel emerges in the context of architectural harmony that characterizes the city as a point of heterogeneous merger with Provencal decoration, Patagonian and modern air; decorative eclectic style converge in an elegant, beautiful, full of lovely details establishment. Martina De Goñi hotel can accommodate the diverse preferences expectations because in the premises of their five-story building, it offers three floors of rooms decorated each in different styles: Flat Patagonian Floor Apartment Provencal and Modern. Located at the corner of Colo-Colo with Geronimo de Alderete, two blocks from downtown Pucon on the east side and two blocks from the main beach. In prime location, it has rooms overlooking the mountains or to the volcano. It has parking, outdoor terrace facade, welcoming public areas, a chic dining area on the first floor, elevator, and a fifth level with outdoor terrace for guests to relax and contemplate the landscape with a relaxing water curtain . On the top floor, with windows to the outside corner, is also the Bar Lounge of vintage bohemian style, with selected wines, spirits and snacks; with attention to passengers and visitors.


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Nothofagus Hotel

A magnificent building constructed with noble materials where sensations, shapes, textures and sounds can be experienced that will bring us back to the simplicity of nature. Nothufagus is the true heart of the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve’s architectural complex. The majority of the activities that lead to unforgettable experiences begin from here. Services included: Use of the Spa facilities (heated pool, cold, wet and dry sauna, relaxation room with infrared) and Wifi in common areas.


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Hotel Cumbres Patagonicas

Each of the 90 rooms and suites at Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas has been designed to be elegant yet effortlessly casual and comfortable. Decorated with the native woods, colors and textures of southern Chile, these beautifully appointed accommodations provide unmatched privacy and luxury. Plush beds are buried under crisp linens and tasteful coverlets. Sliding doors open onto private balconies (in select rooms) offering panoramic views of Lago Llanquihue and the Osorno Volcano.


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INCLUDES
- Professional tour guide (01 guide for every 9 clients)
- Private transportation with trailer & bicycle rack
- Accommodation at 3 , 4 and 5  Hotels
- Meals as per itinerary (11 breakfasts, 06 picnic lunches, 03 lunches and 06 dinners; on-route snacks include: mineral water, energy drinks, trail-mix, fresh fruit and gourmet sandwiches).
- Accidents Insurance
- Gratuities at restaurants and hotels
- Basic cycle parts (cable housing, tubes, tires and spokes)
- All activities according to the itinerary.
- Entrance fees to hot springs and national parks
- All routes can be extended up to extra 20 miles.

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NOT INCLUDED
- International and local flights
- 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.

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