Chile Lakes + Volcanoes Bike Tour

The District at the Gates of Patagonia

7 days / 6 nights Level: 2Price from: $4,995Collection: 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

Eat

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

Drink

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 we’ll drive to the town of Pucón where our cycling trip begins. After a short transfer from the hotel you’ll be treated to a light lunch while we introduce you to the region and get you excited about the days to come. Then the essentials: bike fitting, safety talk, and map review. Our first ride takes us up to the shores of Lake Caburgua where we’ll break for photos. Shortly after we’ll begin our descent back down the valley with the Villarrica Volcano at center focus. Tonight we’ll taste some traditional Chilean cuisine featuring local and organic produce at one of our favorite restaurants in downtown Pucón.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Pucón
    Accomplished: 13 miles / 21 km, elevation gain: 300 meters
    Accommodations: Playa Grande Suites

  • Day 2

    Huife Hot Springs

    After a hearty breakfast we’ll start the day with a short transfer to the start of our ride. Cycle beside beautiful farms and take in spectacular views of the impressive Villarrica Volcano. Your guide will help you identify several species of flora and fauna along the way. Soak in geothermal heated waters in several of the pools at the Termas Huife hot springs. Delight in a peaceful lunch at the springs as the waters of the Rio Liucura gently flows by. For those in need of a few extra kilometers, climb past Huife until the road ends. After our visit we’ll hop back on our bikes for a thrilling descent. Choose to return to the hotel by bike or opt for a lift in the van. This evening we dine at a local restaurant specializing in parrilla and asado.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Pucón, Huife
    Accomplished: 25 miles / 40 km, elevation gain: 490 meters
    Longer Option: 33 miles / 50 km
    Accommodations: Playa Grande Suites

  • Day 3

    The Shores of Lake Panguipulli

    This morning we’ll transfer to the beautiful Lake Panguipulli to cycle along the coast on one of the most stunning rides Chile has to offer. Revel in a fun descent out of Panguipulli, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch by the lake, and be treated to dramatic views of the Choshuenco Volcano. After lunch, opt to continue riding additional miles along the lake to Choshuenco village or hop in the van.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Panguipulli, Choshuenco, Huilo Huilo
    Accomplished: 31 miles / 50 km, elevation gain: 620 meters
    Accommodations: Lodge Nawelpi

  • Day 4

    The Natural Reserve Huilo Huilo

    A day of adventure awaits you! This morning we’re off to explore the trails of Huilo Huilo, bringing us through the surrounding temperate rainforest of the reserve. We’ll make our way to the small town of Puerto Fuy where lunch awaits us lakeside. After, join your guide for a gentle kayak around Lake Pirihueico. If you would rather relax at the hotel, remember the spa is always an option. The choice is yours. Tonight we’ll savor a delectable dinner at the Nawelpi Lodge.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Huilo Huilo, Puerto Fuy
    Accomplished: 2-3 hours kayaking
    Accommodations: Lodge Nawelpi

  • Day 5

    The Shores of Lake Llanquihue

    This morning we head off in the van, transferring from the Auraucania region to the gates of Patagonia. Our first stop is a local favorite of ours, Rancho Espantapajaros, for an unforgettable meal. We’ll begin our ride toward the charming village of Frutillar, a unique spot with a strong German heritage. The town is located by Lake Llanquihue where the Osorno Volcano, with its perfect cone, stands tall in the background. Cycle quiet roads along the shores of this massive lake until we arrive in the town of Llanquihue where our van awaits to transfer us to our next hotel in trendy Puerto Varas.

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

  • Day 6

    Osorno Volcano and Petrohué Falls

    Today we’ll cycle another wonderful route along Lake Llanquihue. After a short transfer from the hotel we head off towards Petrohué Falls at the foothills of Osorno. Our approach reveals an amazing sight—the snowcapped Osorno Volcano appears to rise directly out of the lake. We’ll be treated to some thrilling cycling with spectacular views of the dramatic landscape. Along our ride today we pass through the villages of La Vega and Puerto Clocker, continuing on through the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. Walk a short distance to visit the dramatic blue waters of the Petrohué River cascading over basaltic lava. From here we’ll transfer back to our hotel in Puerto Varas and celebrate our farewell dinner together at our friend Rodrigo’s restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Puerto Varas, Villa las Cascadas, Petrohué Falls
    Accomplished: 38 miles / 57 km, elevation gain: 350 meters
    Longer Option: 70 miles / 105 km
    Accommodations: Hotel AWA

  • Day 7

    Goodbye to Chile

    Sadly, our bicycle holiday has come to an end and it’s time to say goodbye to the beautiful Lake and Volcano District of Chile. After breakfast, your guides will transfer you to the Puerto Montt Airport to catch your flight back to Santiago or your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast

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

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Temuco, Chile
Pick-Up Location: 11:00am at the Temuco Airport or your downtown Temuco hotel

Depart

Airport City: Puerto Montt, Chile
Drop-Off Location: Mid-morning at the Puerto Montt Airport

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

2017Single Supplement: $1,300
2018Single Supplement: $1,300

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Accommodations

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

Meals

  • 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 wines with every meal

Gear

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

Support

  • 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

Activities

  • 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

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