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Chile Bike Tour

Chile's Lakes & Volcanoes District

From $5,598 - $6,698 pp dbl. occ. | 7 days / 6 nights

(+$1,710 to $2,640 for sgl. occ.)

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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Chile

Start Puerto Varas / End Pucón or Temuco Airport

Chile Bike Tour Map

Highlights

  • Embark on an epic road biking trip through a wildly diverse landscape on Chile's Ring of Fire
  • Pedal quiet paved roads with breathtaking views through some of Chile's most remote and rugged terrain
  • Relish the comforts of luxury hotels including the Relaix & Châteaux Hotel Hacienda Vira​ Vira at the foot of Villarrica Volcano
  • Share the indigenous Mapuche culture during a private ceremony and dinner in a local home—a unique experience
Chile

Start Puerto Varas / End Pucón or Temuco Airport

Chile Bike Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Explore the rugged Lakes and Volcanoes District—a landscape of peaks, lakes and forests | 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 past bucolic farms, green pastures and grazing cows | Relax at Parque Futangue, a remote nature reserve of virgin forests, lava fields and waterfalls.

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.

Days 5-7 Villarrica Volcano and its namesake lake create a dramatic backdrop for Pucón, Chile's adventure capital | Ride a portion of the stunning Seven Lakes Route | Bike the Ironman route, following the Trancura River and enjoying views of several mighty volcanoes 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 | Visit a local Mapuche family for a farewell meal and traditional ceremony. 

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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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.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $5,598 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $5,598 - $6,698 pp dbl. occ.
7 days / 6 nights

(+$1,710 to $2,640 for sgl. occ.)

Premiere Hotels

Hotel AWA
Hotel AWA

Puerto Varas (1 night)

Futangue Lodge
Futangue Lodge

Parque Futangue (1 night)

Nawelpi Lodge
Nawelpi Lodge

Huilo Huilo (2 nights)

Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira
Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira

Pucón (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

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.

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

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
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level 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.

Meals

All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Road Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

  

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