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Chile and Argentina - Lake District Road Explorer - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Your first glimpse of snowcapped Volcan Osorno
  • Cycling the Seven Lakes Route from San Martin to Villa Angostura
  • Quiet roads and the backdrop of the awesome Andes
  • The immense monkey puzzle trees around Villa Pehuenia
  • Riding through the 4,528m long Las Raices tunnel
  • A tasty Argentinean Malbec and a juicy steak dinner

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Departure: UK/European airports Non Riding Day    
2 Arrival Day: Santiago to Temuco Non Riding Day    
3 Temuco to Corralco 47 Miles / 75 Kms Approx. 940 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Corralco Lodge to Lonquimay 25 Miles / 40 Kms Approx. 710 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Lonquimay to Paso Pino Hachado 50 Miles / 80 Kms Approx. 1675 Metres Approx. B L  
6 Paso Pino Hachado to Zapala 62 Miles / 100 Kms Approx. 1005 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Zapala to Junin de los Andes 62 Miles / 100 Kms Approx. 950 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Junin de los Andes to San Martin de Los Andes 26 Miles / 42 Kms Approx. 230 Metres Approx. B L  
9 Rest Day: San Martin de los Andes Non Riding Day   B L  
10 San Martin de los Andes to Villa Angostura 62 Miles / 100 Kms Approx. 1865 Metres Approx. B L  
11 Villa la Angostura to Puyehue 62 Miles / 100 Kms Approx. 1830 Metres Approx. B L  
12 Puyehue to Las Cascadas 56 Miles / 90 Kms Approx. 525 Metres approx. B L  
13 Las Cascadas to Puerto Varas 28 Miles / 45 Kms Approx. 535 Metres Approx. B L  
14 Departure: Puerto Montt Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Based on the success of our mountain bike holidays in this region, and in response to popular demand, we have introduced a fantastic road cycling holiday in Chile and Argentina. This trip will take you through landscapes of snowcapped volcanoes, deep valleys, lakes and curious forests of monkey puzzle trees set against the awesome backdrop of the Andes.
Our North to South route begins in Temuco from where we head into the Andes and an interesting region featuring many great hot springs. Climbing over the mountain range we head on through the impressive Las Raices tunnel and on into Argentina.
Turning south through the Valleys of Argentina we enjoy quiet roads and cozy accommodation before joining the famous Ruta 40. We take the opportunity for a relaxing rest day in San Martin de los Andes before continuing south on the Ruta de las Siete Lagos. Our last stop in Argentina is the village of Villa La Angostura.
Climbing over the Andes one last time and re-entering Chile, we thread our way past the now quiet volcano and on to the hot springs town of Puyehue. Skirting around the shores of Lago Llanquihue on a special bike lane we stop in Ensenada before a side trip to visit the crashing rapids and waterfalls of Saltos de Petrohue. Our last stop is in Puerto Varas, a great spot to relax and sample the strange combination of German and Chilean cuisine.
This holiday is the perfect choice for those cyclists looking for a spectacular destination which is accessible to the everyday riders amongst us.

For more information download our trip notes

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
14 days
Prices From:
£2,545
Estimated flight price
£900

Optional

Bike Hire
£200
Single Room Supplement:
£500
Single Room Supplement:
£500
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100

Holiday Details

Place to place

12 nights hotel / guesthouses

10 days riding

1 rest day

Breakfast and lunch

Guided and vehicle support

Group airport transfers

Luggage transfers

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Last Updated: 28/07/2017