Chile Lakes + Volcanoes Bike Tour

The District at the Gates of Patagonia

7 days / 6 nights Level: 2Price From: $6,095Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, a sanctuary of wildlife and nature at the base of the Andes
  • Cycle the foothills of the Osorno volcano looming over Lake Llanquihue
  • Stroll the bustling city of Pucón, gorgeously situated around a lake and snow-capped volcano
  • Visit picturesque Petrohué Falls, the dramatic waterfall named for the mist that rises from the rushing water


Caldillo de congrio, local lake trout, hash-like picadillo, and merkén, a smoked-chili spice


Pisco sours; Carménère and Chardonnay wines

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to Chile!

    Your guides will meet you at the airport in Temuco and transfer you to the town of Pucón to begin our Chilean cycling adventure. After settling into our hotel, we’ll take a short drive to a beautiful lookout point—a spectacular setting for our bike fitting and safety review. Our first ride takes us to the town of Curarrehue and onto Catripuli, where views of the Villarrica volcano are unparalleled. Spend the afternoon at the hotel spa or stroll through the beautiful gardens around Lake Villarrica. This evening, we’ll dine at an organic restaurant in town, where the focus is on fresh, local ingredients.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Pucón, Temuco
    Accomplished: 14 miles / 23 km, elevation gain: 984 feet / 300 meters
    Accommodations: Casa Solaria and Hotel Antumalal

  • Day 2

    Huife Hot Springs

    This morning’s ride is an easy spin to the shores of Lake Caburgua. The impressive Villarrica volcano is an ever-present companion as we ride through a landscape dotted with rural farmhouses, and your guides will identify the unique flora and fauna of the area’s evergreen forests as we climb to Huife Hot Springs. Arrive beside the Liucura River for a soak in these geothermal waters, soothing your legs in several of the warm pools before a peaceful lunch. Afterwards, perk up with a thrilling descent to the main road, then hop in the van for a transfer back to the hotel. Tonight, head into bustling Pucón for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Pucón, Huife
    Accomplished: 27 miles / 44 km, elevation gain: 1,607 feet / 490 meters
    Accommodations: Casa Solaria and Hotel Antumalal

  • Day 3

    The Shores of Lake Panguipulli

    This morning we’ll transfer to beautiful Lake Panguipulli to cycle one of the most scenic routes in Chile. Pedal along the lakefront, then enjoy the rush of a descent out of Panguipulli with dramatic views of the glacier-covered Choshuenco volcano. We’ll break for lunch in Choshuenco, a misty village in the Andean foothills, then transfer to our next hotel, located within the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve. Dinner will be served at Lodge’s incredibly elegant restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Panguipulli, Choshuenco, Huilo Huilo
    Accomplished: 31 miles / 50 km, elevation gain: 2,034 feet / 620 meters
    Accommodations: Nawelpi Lodge and Hotel Nothofagus

  • Day 4

    Huilo Huilo

    The natural splendor of Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve awaits us! Contained within this tranquil Patagonian rainforest reserve are dozens of bird species and endemic plant life, both of which we’ll spot as we explore the trails and visit the magnificent Huilo Huilo Falls. After lunch, take a thrilling zipline ride through the canopy of Patagonian temperate rain forest—or if you prefer, spend the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel and listening to the murmurings of the Fuy River. Tonight promises to be another unforgettable evening as we dine in the comfort of our hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Huilo Huilo
    Accomplished: 2-3 hours hiking; optional ziplining
    Accommodations:  Nawelpi Lodge and Hotel Nothofagus

  • Day 5

    The Land of Lake Llanquihue

    Today begins with a transfer from the Araucanía region to the gates of Patagonia. Our first stop is a local favorite of ours, Rancho Espantapajaros, for lunch with a sprawling view. Afterwards, begin riding towards Frutillar, a unique city in Chile’s Lake District with a distinct sense of German heritage. Pause to appreciate the picturesque setting on Lake Llanquihue and the perfect peak of the snow-covered Osorno Volcano presiding over the whole scene. We’ll leave Frutillar via quiet roads along the shores of Lake Llanquihue, then meet the van for a transfer to our next hotel in Puerto Varas. Tonight, you’re free to enjoy dinner in this trendy southern city.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Frutillar, Llanquihue, Puerto Varas
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 1,312 feet / 400 meters
    Accommodations: Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas

  • Day 6

    Osorno Volcano and Petrohué Falls

    If it isn’t already apparent, today will truly underscore why this region of Chile is known as the Lakes and Volcanoes District. After breakfast, our cycling route for the day brings us back to Lake Llanquihue. Depart from the hotel towards Petrohué Falls at the foothills of Osorno—upon our approach, the conical peak of the volcano seems to rise directly out of the lake. Pedal past the villages of Ensenada and continue through Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, home to the lava-etched Petrohué Falls. After a short walk up the basalt banks of the vibrant blue-green Petrohué River, we reach the waterfalls at its source. Snap plenty of photos from this humbling vantage point before we ride to the town of Ensenada for lunch. We’ll finish cycling back to our hotel in Puerto Varas and rest up for this evening’s farewell dinner at our friend Rodrigo’s restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Puerto Varas, Villa las Cascadas, Petrohué Falls
    Accomplished: 32 miles / 52 km, elevation gain: 1,148 feet / 350 meters
    Accommodations: Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas

  • Day 7

    Goodbye to Chile

    Sadly, our bicycle holiday has come to an end and it’s time to bid the Lakes and Volcano District farewell. After breakfast, your guides will transfer you to the Puerto Montt Airport to catch your flight back to Santiago—or wherever you next destination may be.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.

Arrival Details

Airport City: Temuco, Chile Pick-Up Location: Temuco airport Pick-Up Time: 12:00 pm
Departure Details

Airport City: Puerto Montt, Chile Drop-Off Location: Puerto Montt airport Drop-Off Time: Mid-morning
Travelers Take Note

To show you all our favorite parts of Chile, this tour includes transfers on multiple occasions. We like to think of it as an opportunity to see more of the country en route to your next ride.

A very limited number of e-bikes are available on this tour. Requests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

2022Single Supplement From: $600
2023Single Supplement From: $600

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  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers


  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal


  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service


  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations


  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

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Diverge Elite E5

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Type: Road


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Type: Hybrid

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Type: E-Bike

XC 700

Manufacturer: Trek

Type: E-Bike