Mountain Bike Lake & Volcano District 7D Tour

Discover the Lakes and Volcanoes district of Chile with us, travel and cycle between National Park and Araucaria Trees, enjoy thermal baths and admire pristine nature in one of the most privileged areas for the practice of Mountain Bike in Chile. This tour is lead by our National Champion guide and has been especially developed for intermediate to advanced level cyclists.

Highlights:
– Amazing views of Volcanoes Lonquimay, Llaima, Tolhuaca and Villarrica
– Local English speaking guide, National Champion of Chile and world medalist
– Ride on National Parks of Araucania like Sierra Nevada, Conguillio, Villarrica and surrounded by Araucaria Trees and pristine nature
– Amazing local cuisine accompanied with great Chilean wines
– Hand pick lodges and Inns with SPA services
– Combine this trip with Torres Del Paine, Wine country, Atacama or Easter Island add on tour

Day 01

Day 01, Santiago (SCL) – Temuco (ZCO) – Malalcahuello (Bike Fit)

Our staff will be waiting at the Temuco airport to transfer you toward the Cordillera of Andes, to the town of Malalcahuello, where you will have time to relax in the hotel and enjoy the environment around it, next to Araucarias and at the slopes of Lonquimay Volcano. After that our guide will help you to assemble your bike in case of need it, all this in order to get everything ready to begin our adventure on the next day. If you are renting one of our bikes, our guide will help with the bike fit.

Later we will have a technical meeting where we will inform you of all aspects of the tour, and after this we’ll share a nice welcome dinner paired with Chilean wines.

Lodging at Corralco Lodge and SPA 4* or similar
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Day 02

Day 02, The Roots Cordillera (First ride)

We will start riding from Malalcahuello towards the Natural Malalcahuello reserve, home to one of the most unique landscapes on the planet, a prehistoric environment even used in many documentaries on the subject, among millenarian Araucarias trees and volcanic material, which was left from the past eruptions of the still active Lonquimay volcano.

Sand fields, volcanic stones, Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and 3 spectacular volcanoes
(Tolhuaca, Llaima and Lonquimay) views will join us during today’s ride.
At afternoon we’ll head back to our hotel where you can enjoy some rest and then dinner.

Lodging at Corralco Lodge and SPA 4* or similar
Riding Distance = 43 kms.
Elevation Gain = 810 mts.
/ Breakfast / Picnic Lunch / Dinner /

Day 03

Day 03, Conguillio National Park (Second ride)

Today we will visit one of the most beautiful National Parks in Chile, the Conguillio NP, besides being one of the main reservoirs of the millenary Araucaria Araucana tree, is also home to the Llaima Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world and which last eruptions was on Pedaling cross the park finding us with majestic Araucaria forests and Andean flora, as well as enjoy the spectacular views of lagoons, the Lake Conguillio and the impressive Llaima volcano next to the Sierra Nevada.

Lodging at La Baita Lodge 3 or similar
Riding Distance = 61 kms.
Elevation Gain = 810 mts.
/ Breakfast / Picnic Lunch / Dinner /

Day 04

Day 04, Villarrica Volcano Ascension (Third ride)

Today we will move from the Andean zone to one of the largest destinations for adventure tourism in Chile, Pucon. After our arrival and a light lunch, will prepare ourselves to ascend to the iconic image of this place, the Villarrica Volcano
A challenging climb ahead, the first kilometers are the steeper’s, but the last one’s are not far behind in terms of difficulty concerns. On our tour we will find all kinds of terrain, beginning in asphalt and then penetrate in ancient lava flows now covered by forests who give us entertained trails covered by volcanic debris and roots of the forest. Once completed the trail will come back to the main road that leads to the lifts of the ski area of the volcano, but now we leave the asphalt behind and change it to a mixture of soil and sand areas to reach the summit of our climb where we will enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Villarrica in its entirety.

Every effort has its reward, a dizzying descent awaits us, where will ride again that unique trail but now with all the adrenaline involved.

Lodging at Green Park 3* or similar
Riding Distance = 38 kms.
Elevation Gain = 1170 mts.
/ Breakfast / Picnic Lunch / Dinner /

Day 05

Day 05, Villarrica National Park (Fourth ride)

Every day a new adventure and a new scenario today will make a journey from north to south crossing the Villarrica National Park, entering the heart of this. Our road will take us through beautiful and remote places located between Quetrupillán and Villarrica Volcano and then perform a long, fast descent to the village of Coñaripe located on Lake Calafquén and ending our pedaling why not with a refreshing and well deserved swim in its waters.

Lodging at Green Park 3* or similar
Riding Distance = 44 kms.
Elevation Gain = 1100 mts.
/ Breakfast / Picnic Lunch / Dinner /

Day 06

Day 06, Los Nevados – Cerdúo (Fifth ride)

And the day of our last pedaling came, but will probably be the most entertaining of all. After testing our fitness with a challenging climb is time to test all our skills learned on this trip. Definitely one of the most spectacular trails that will enjoy throughout your life waits for us.
Enjoy spectacular views of the Villarrica volcano, while we test our technique in roots covered trails, rocks, sand fields, plus river crossings of snowy origin who run free in their basalt basin, all surrounded by all the green of southern Chile, definitely a great and exciting day awaits us.

Lodging at Green Park 3* or similar
Riding Distance = 40 kms.
Elevation Gain = 700 mts.
/ Breakfast / Picnic Lunch / Dinner /

Day 07

DDay 7, Pucón –Temuco Airport (ZCO)

Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to the wonderful Lakes and Volcanoes District of Chile. After our breakfast we will take our van and we head to Temuco airport to take the flight back to Santiago (SCL) or to your next destination.

It has been a journey you will never forget!!

End of Services
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• Professional English speaking local guide and professional local driver
• Lodging at 3*,4* hotels and Inns
• Private vans and support vehicle when possible
• Mentioned meals on itinerary (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on-route snacks include: mineral water, energy drinks, trail-mix, fresh fruit and gourmet sandwiches)
• Tips at restaurants for lunch and dinners
• Transfer Airport Temuco / Malalcahuello and Pucon / Temuco
• Entrance fee at National Parks and all activities according to the itinerary.

• International and local flights (we can help you buy local flights)
• Accident Insurance (you MUST have your own insurance)
• Laundry
• Beverages & cocktails not included on menus
• Bike rental (available upon request)
• Tips for drivers and guides

Mountain Bike, Hot springs & SPA, Chilean culture and history.

Tour dates 2016-17 – You can set your own date with a minimum of 4 persons
26 OCT / 01 NOV 2016
02/08 NOV 2016
11/17 JAN 2017
22/28 FEB 2017

DIFFICULTY
Medium – High, designed for people who lead active lives and are comfortable participating in up to [5] hours of physical activity per day. Programs at this level generally involve some activities of higher intensity and/or a more vigorous pace.

PACKING TIPS
We advise you to bring clothing for warm and cold weather; also including helmet and cap, brightly colored cycling jerseys, arm and leg warmers, base layers, windbreaker, booties, gloves, two pairs of sneakers, a waterproof jacket and any other waterproof item, sunglasses, bathing suit and sandals. Don’t forget your camera!

HOTELS
As indicated in the program or similar

VEHICLES
Modern vans Mercedes Benz Sprinter and 4X4 support vehicle. Air-conditioned

AIRLINE INFORMATION
We can help you buy local flights at the best rates for you, just let us now

INSURANCE
Any policy you purchase should, at the very least, cover trip cancellation, loss of baggage, accident/life coverage, travel delays, and non-refundable airline tickets. Carriers for travel insurance include Travel Guard and Travelex. You may also consider insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation. Search the web to find the best deal that suits your needs – read the fine print