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Chile

Lakes and Volcanoes District

Voted South America's leading adventure tourism destination in the World Travel Awards, Chile is an adventurer’s paradise. Even the mere mention of its name conjures images of adventure, with smoking volcanoes, lush rainforest, open roads and a warm culture. With Trek Travel, you'll cover the entire length of the Lakes and Volcanoes District. Your journey begins in the outdoor mecca of Pucon and a ride to the border of Argentina, continues along the Lakes & Volcanoes Scenic Route to the Patagonian rainforest and onward past the majestic Osorno Volcano to your final destination on the shore of Lake Llanquihue. Along the way, we will ride over spectacular terrain peppered with live volcanoes and pristine lakes and refuel with traditional Chilean cuisine. With top notch hotels, challenging terrain and gorgeous scenery, this trip is a cyclist's dream!
From:
$4799 Per Person
Duration:
7 Days & 6 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 - Active Non-riders Welcome
Hotel Style: ?
Explorer
Bike Included:
Trek Domane SL 7
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Trip Wows
Pedal beneath smoking volcanoes and beside pristine lakes as you ride Chile's famous Lakes and Volcanoes Scenic Route
Enjoy local Chilean cuisine, including asados (BBQ), sopaipillas, yerba mate, Carménère wine, and pisco sours
Marvel in the views of the looming Osorno Volcano from across Lake Llanquihue and then tackle the climb to its base
Relax and enjoy a rejuvenating soak in Huife Hot Springs and the Liucura River
Climb the spine of the Andes to the border of Argentina as you keep an eye on the sleeping giants: Villarrica, Quetrupillan and Lanin volcanoes
Watch the Experience
The hotels were beautiful and I could tell the lodging was chosen with great care. The food at each location was amazing and the views were breathtaking. I was able to experience new scenery and try the local food. I could not have asked for a better vacation.
-Brittany

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Look no further. All you need to do is pick any open trip date, get your group together and we will do the rest. Private trip pricing is as follows:
  • 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
  • 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
  • 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
  • 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
  • 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details. Private pricing is not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.

Welcome to Chile's Lakes and Volcanoes District! You'll meet your Trek Travel guides at 10:30 AM at Hotel Antumalal in Pucón. After a welcome lunch and custom bike fitting, we'll head out for a ride toward Lake Caburgua and then onto the famous Huife Hot Springs. Enjoy views of Villarrica Volcano as we pedal through rolling farmland. With a little luck, we'll see smoke billowing out of this active volcano. After mastering the rolling terrain, we'll arrive at the hot springs and be rewarded a soothing soak in the hot mineral baths followed by a shuttle back to the hotel. Tonight, we'll meet for dinner and social hour at the hotel and your guides will fill you in on what's in store during the week ahead.

Today's Ride:

Pucón to Lake Caburgua to Huife Hot Springs
Approximately 34 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Pucón to Lake Caburgua to Huife Hot Springs with Shuttle
Approximately 23 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Antumalal

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

It's a glorious day to discover volcanoes! Our ride alongside the Trancura River takes us into Villarrica National Park where we are rewarded with views of the Villarrica, Quetrupillan and Lanin volcanoes. Along the way, we’ll pass through Mapuche villages and have a chance to try some fresh sopaipillas and jugo de frambuesa. If you're feeling up for a challenge, try the avid option today and tackle the freshly-paved switchbacks that lead to the spine of the Andes Mountains and the border of Argentina. If climbing is not your style, shuttle to the top where you’ll find yourself surrounded by the scenery that makes the Lakes and Volcanoes District famous. Enjoy a peaceful stroll and soak it all in! If time and wind conditions permit, you may descend back toward Currarrahue, otherwise we'll shuttle back to the hotel once everyone reaches the top. Tonight is your chance to explore the lively town of Pucón and dine at a local restaurant of your choosing.

Today's Ride:

Pucon to Puesco Bridge
Approximately 38 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Pucon to Curarrehue
Approximately 24 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Pucon to Curarrehue to Argentina Border
Approximately 47 miles with 4,500 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Antumalal

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Each day brings something new and beautiful to discover in Chile, and today is no exception. After a morning shuttle, we'll ride a portion of Chile's scenic Route of the Seven Lakes. Soak up more incredible views of the Villarrica Volcano as you pedal alongside Lake Panguipulli. After lunch in the village of Choshuenco, we'll polish the day off with a climb to our hotel deep into the rainforest of the Huilo Huilo Reserve. Be sure to glance back for a stunning view of the Mocho-Choshuenco glacier as you pedal. After checking into your secluded bungalow next to the Fuy River, take a walk in the rainforest or relax in your private hot tub. Tonight, we’ll gather for a gourmet Chilean feast at our hotel.

Today's Ride:

Coñaripe to Choshuenco
Approximately 42 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Callumapu to Choshuenco
Approximately 25 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Coñaripe to Nawelpi Lodge
Approximately 53 miles with 4,800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Nawelpi Lodge

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today begins with a visit to the Huilo Huilo waterfall before completing our 2 hour transfer to the town of Futrono near the shore of Ranco Lake. After lunch in a local cafe, we'll tackle the undulating road around the east side of the lake. Today, the scenic highlight is the lake itself, dotted with islands surrounded by shades of green and blue. If you are in need of a break today, the short option allows you to take advantage of the serenity of our lovely home for this evening. Nestled in a 34,000 acre private nature reserve, the remote Futangue Lodge is a pure gem in the Patagonian forest. Tonight, we'll enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Today's Ride:

Futrono to Parque Futangue with Climb
Approximately 39 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Futrono to Parque Futangue
Approximately 26 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Futrono to Lago Ranco to Parque Futangue
Approximately 55 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Futangue Lodge

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Pack your bags because there is more adventure to be had on our way to the southern end of the Lakes and Volcanoes District! Today we shuttle south to the charming German-settled town of Puerto Octay where you'll notice German influences in the architecture around every corner. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe before beginning our ride around Lake Llanquihue. The gleaming snowy peak of the Osorno Volcano looms large and wondrous throughout the day as we ride through rolling green pastures and dairy farms. We will pedal toward it for most of the day, and those who are up for the challenge can take on the steep climb to its base before continuing to our final destination, Hotel Awa. We'll dine here tonight and rest up for another big ride tomorrow.

Today's Ride:

Puerto Octay to Hotel Awa
Approximately 47 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Puerto Clocker to Hotel Awa
Approximately 28 miles with 1,450 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Puerto Octay to Hotel Awa with Osorno Volcano Climb
Approximately 62 miles with 5,950 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Awa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today we set off in the direction of the Osorno Volcano but stay on it's southern edge as we visit Petrohue Falls. We'll enjoy lunch en route and afterwards the choice is yours to ride or shuttle back to make the most of your stay at this fabulous property. Perhaps the lovely spa or pools are calling your name. Tonight we'll gather for a farewell social hour and dinner at the hotel and reminisce about the many miles we have covered and sights we have seen.

Today's Ride:

Hotel Awa to Petrohue & Return
Approximately 40 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Hotel Awa to Petrohue
Approximately 20 miles with 1,025 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Hotel Awa to Petrohue & Return with Ralun Climb
Approximately 60 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Awa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Linger over an extra cup of coffee this morning, indulge in the spa, or take a final spin along the lake toward Puerto Varas. Whatever you choose, relish your last morning in this paradise. At 11:00 AM, we will shuttle to the Puerto Montt Airport where you will say goodbye to your guides and catch your flight to wherever your travels take you next. If you have booked our Patagonia Add-On Package, you'll take a 9:00 AM shuttle and catch your short flight to Punta Arenas from here.

Today's Activity:

Hotel Awa to Laguna La Poza & Return
Approximately 20 miles with 1,250 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Discover Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia with an experience that will surprise you day by day. The Chilean Patagonia is home to some of the most impressive sights in the Southern Hemisphere and to some of the world’s most classic hiking routes encompassing ancient forests, glaciers, lakes, rivers and fjords, and fauna including guanacos, flamingos, condors, foxes and pumas. Our Patagonia experience in Torres del Paine has two daily hiking options – easy and active levels. The easy hiking options are not strenuous and can be enjoyed by anyone in reasonable physical condition. The active hikes are more challenging and involve up to 8 hours of hiking per day, often over difficult terrain. You can choose each night which option appeals to you the most for the following day, depending on how that day’s hike has left you feeling!

Add On Activity:

Hike in Patagonia
Torres del Paine National Park

Duration:

4 days | 3 nights

Price:

$2,500 per person (double occupancy)
Single occupancy upgrade $1,450

Hotels

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Hotel Antumalal

Pucon, Chile

Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice hotel winnerHotel Antumalal is a true sanctuary. You’d never expect architecture like this in a place like this – the rooms are beautifully appointed in Bauhaus style with lakeside views and a spa carved out of a rockside. The hotel’s wraparound glass windows, goatskin rugs, tree trunk furniture and walls made with thick slabs of monkey puzzle wood will stick in your memory forever. And the grounds also includes a private beach for sunning and reading. Come suppertime, Antumalal, whose name means “Corral of the Sun,” has simply breathtaking sunsets that pair perfectly with a glass of Chilean red on the hotel’s terrace.
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Nawelpi Lodge

Huilo Huilo, Chile

This is a true gem hidden in the corner of the Patagonian rainforest. Every design decision of this unique hotel has been considered to combine the richness of its natural surroundings with the sumptuous luxury you're sure to enjoy. Whirlpool tubs, forest views and unique wood-carved furniture combine to simultaneously place you in the center of nature and provide a decadent retreat from the worries of everyday life. Rich biodiversity will surround you, while world-class service will attend to your every need.
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Futangue Lodge

Riñinahue, Chile

A spa comes to life in Riñinahue. It’s hard to choose what’s most restful about a stay in Futangue Lodge – whether it’s the comfortable, private rooms with mountain views, the access to nearby private lakeside beach perfect for fishing or relaxing, or the hotel restaurant serving local specialties and wine made-to-order. If you’re looking for completely rejuvenation, the search is over. Spend a night with us, and it promises to stick in your memory forever.
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Hotel Awa

Puerto Varas, Chile

It’s more than a hotel; Awa is truly an alter built to worship everything outdoors. Floor-to-ceiling windows in private views offer unobstructed views of the lake and nearby volcanoes, while the hotel spa offers complete treatments in the spirit of Mother Earth. Take a walk around the estate and enjoy its one-of-a-kind concrete architecture built to embellish surrounding natural beauty without competing against it. Enjoy a continental breakfast under a banner of blue sky or enjoy a stroll around the crystal-blue waters of Lake Llanquihue.
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Hotel Variation | Marina del Fuy Lodge

Huilo Huilo, Chile

Marina del Fuy is a simple but elegant lodge located in the heart of the Patagonian rainforest. Panoramic views from private balconies are a signature attraction of the grounds, and the residence features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and cypress wooden hot tubs. Stroll down to the docks by the lake or have a drink on the deck under the shadow of the Mocho Choshuenco volcano. You will stay at this hotel in place of Nawelpi Lodge on our March 9, 2019 trip.

What's Included

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Trek Domane SL 7

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 6 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 7 lunches and 5 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Helmet and Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • You may bring your own pedals and saddle on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
37 miles
TOTAL MILES:
260 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
2,475 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
17,325 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY TO MOUNTAINOUS
The terrain is hilly country, with a few long climbs through the Andean steppe as we ascend the spine of the Andes. Chile is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination. As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866.464.8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Colombia

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Temuco Airport/La Araucanía International Airport (ZCO)
MEETING TIME:
10:30 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Hotel Antumalal, Pucon, Chile

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Puerto Montt Airport/El Tepual International Airport (PMC)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:00 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Puerto Montt Airport/El Tepual International Airport (PMC)

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone (GMT -3) and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Temuco Airport/La Araucanía International Airport (ZCO). From the airport you may take an Uber to Pucon for about $100, but you must pre-book it before you board your flight from Santiago to ensure availability. You may also take a private shuttle for approximately $120 per vehicle or a shared shuttle ("compartido") for about $20 per person. The shared shuttle needs a minimum of 4 passengers. The drive takes about 90 minutes. Shuttle drivers do not expect tips, however, if you are satisfied with their service, a $10 tip would be a kind gesture.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you in the main lobby of Hotel Antumalal in Pucon at 10:30 AM on the first day of the trip. After a welcome lunch and a bike fitting session, you'll be off on your first ride. Please come dressed ready to ride or have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hotel Antumalal (+56 45 244 1011), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 12:00 PM at the Puerto Montt Airport. From here, there are regular connections to Santiago, where you can connect to your home airport. Please do not schedule a flight out before 1:30 PM on the last day of the trip to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.

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Planning For Your Trip

Chile's climate is a both mountainous and Mediterranean, with cool mornings, hot afternoons and occasional rain. Our rides will take us to higher elevations, so be prepared for cooler temperatures and low humidity. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

before

Before: Pucón, Chile

Spend a couple of extra nights in Chile's Adventure Capital and take advantage of all of the nearby activities it has to offer including kayaking, rafting, fly-fishing, horseback riding, climbing the Villarrica Volcano, ziplines, and the list goes on. Mix in some relaxing activities like visiting hot springs and going to the beach by day, and checking out the bustling restaurant scene by night. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

after

After: Patagonia, Chile

We highly recommend booking our Patagonia Add-On Package after your trip! You'll venture into the heart of Torres del Paine National Park and experience glamping in a cozy dome at the award winning EcoCamp Patagonia for 3 nights. Choose from several guided excursions each day. It's an unforgettable introduction to this wild and wondrous place.

www.ecocamp.travel/en | See Itinerary Package for rates

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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