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New! Chile's Lakes & Volcanoes District Bike Tour

Snowcapped Andes, Sparkling Lakes & Verdant Forests

  • Embark on an epic road biking trip along quiet paved roads through Chile's stunning Ring of Fire—a remarkably diverse landscape of volcano-ringed lakes, farmland and rain forests
  • Relish the creature comforts of Hotel Hacienda Vira Vira, a riverside Relais & Châteaux property at the foot of iconic Villarrica Volcano
  • Learn about indigenous Mapuche culture and musical traditions during a shared meal in a local home
  • Savor world-class Chilean wines and indulge in unique German-influenced cuisine
  • Extend your stay in Chile's capital of Santiago—a cosmopolitan, dynamic and energetic city framed by the Andes

Snow-blanketed volcanoes towering above shimmering lakes. Fine local wines and inspired cuisine. Untamed stands of dense forest. This is Chile's Lakes & Volcanoes District. A place where old-world charm comes alive in lakeside German villages and ancient indigenous culture thrives in Mapuche communities. Discover a region of enchanting beauty that is at once wild and refined.

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Itinerary

Day 1 A rugged landscape of peaks, lakes, streams and forest beckons you to discover the spectacular scenery on two wheels  Bike along the shore of Chile's second-largest lake, flanked by snowcapped Calbuco and Osorno Volcanoes  Visit a working dairy farm and sample manjar, Chile's staple sweet.

Days 2-3 Pedal through the quaint colonial villages of Frutillar and Puerto Octay, where German culture, cuisine and architecture are well preserved  Quiet lakeside roads lead through a bucolic scene of tidy farms, green pastures and grazing cows  Parque Futangue, a remote nature reserve of virgin forests, lava fields and waterfalls, is our home for the night.

Day 4 Experience the rain forest in Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, recognized by National Geographic as a World Legacy award winner  In the heart of the reserve's wilderness, Nawelpi Lodge is the perfect luxury base for exploring the area on foot and by boat. 

Days 5-7 Villarrica Volcano and its namesake lake create a dramatic backdrop for Pucón, Chile's adventure capital  A biking journey through Southern Chile wouldn't be complete without riding a portion of the classic Seven Lakes Route  Bike the Pucón Ironman route, following the Trancura River and enjoying views of several mighty volcanoes—Villarrica, Quetrupillán and Lanín in the distance  Gain insight into the area's indigenous culture while visiting a Mapuche village and cultural center  A ride into Villarrica National Park offers splendid vistas and first-rate cycling  We're welcomed into the home of a local Mapuche family for a farewell meal and traditional ceremony. 

Our new Chile trip is like no other. We take you on an unforgettable road biking journey through the incredibly picturesque Lake District. Weave through lakeside villages and around white-tipped volcanoes, lush forests and blue-green lakes. Venture off the beaten path and stay in the magical Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, one of the planet's most valued and endangered ecoregions. From your first encounter with the Chilean people, you'll feel their openness and warmth. Our activities will immerse you in the area's thriving indigenous Mapuche community and strong German heritage. And of course you'll be pampered with delicious traditional cuisine, fine Chilean wines and the luxurious comforts of outstanding hotels, including Hotel Hacienda Vira Vira, a 56-acre Relais & Châteaux oasis.
Michelle Muench- Regional Manager - Latin America
$5,598 - $6,498
pp dbl. occ.
(+$1,710 to $2,640 for sgl. occ.)

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6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

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Puerto Varas, Chile/Pucón or Temuco Airport, Chile

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All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners included

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Hotel AWA

Hotel AWA

Puerto Varas (1 night)

Savor superb lakefront views from floor-to-ceiling windows at this design hotel featuring contemporary architecture that melds modern style with local materials. (pool, spa)

Futangue Lodge

Futangue Lodge

Parque Futangue (1 night)

Surrounded by gardens, meadows and lush forest, this remote lodge is set within the borders of a private reserve. 

Nawelpi Lodge

Nawelpi Lodge

Huilo Huilo (2 nights)

From the comfort of your luxury bungalow in the heart of the Huilo Huilo Reserve, connect with nature while falling asleep to sounds of the rain forest and the rushing Fuy River.

Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira

Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira

Pucón (2 nights)

Run by a Swiss husband-and-wife team and lauded by Travel + Leisure, this luxurious hotel and full-fledged farm is perched above the Liucura River at the foot of a snowcapped volcano. A Relais & Châteaux member.

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Our new Chile trip is like no other. We take you on an unforgettable road biking journey through the incredibly picturesque Lake District. Weave through lakeside villages and around white-tipped volcanoes, lush forests and blue-green lakes. Venture off the beaten path and stay in the magical Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, one of the planet's most valued and endangered ecoregions. From your first encounter with the Chilean people, you'll feel their openness and warmth. Our activities will immerse you in the area's thriving indigenous Mapuche community and strong German heritage. And of course you'll be pampered with delicious traditional cuisine, fine Chilean wines and the luxurious comforts of outstanding hotels, including Hotel Hacienda Vira Vira, a 56-acre Relais & Châteaux oasis.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 18 700
2 15* 800 28* 1600 33* 1900 47* 3100
3 14* 800 28 1900 46 4100
4 Walking & Hiking (3–9 Miles)
Optional Activities in Huilo Huilo (Mountain Biking, Kayaking, etc.)
5 31* 1900 44* 3300 61* 3900
6 25* 1100 46* 1700
50 1900
7 9* 700 18 1000
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 8 or more. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $5,598 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $5,598 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ

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