Foodie Multisport Adventures in Chile South America

Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Hiking, Biking
Included
Hotel, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English
Theme
Adventure, Outdoor, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
4,612
/ Person
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Activity Overview
This exhilarating escapade into Chile's lake and volcano district offers you exciting bike rides and hikes through the spectacular landscapes. You will get the chance to savor some of Chile's finest local foods and wines. Key highlights along the way include Pichillancahue Glacier, the 7-lake route, Lake Ranco, Villarrica National Park, Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, and the German settler's route. While some of the bike rides and hikes may be demanding, you will get a chance to rest in natural hot springs on your way. This excursion offers a great balance for those who enjoy playing hard, with a relaxation afterward.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day in Santiago.
Once you arrive at Temuco airport, a friendly driver will be waiting to take you to the Dreams Araucania Hotel, a 30-minute drive away. You will check into the hotel, relax, and get a chance to explore this energetic city as your first introduction to Chile. Your hotel is situated in an exceptional area with numerous restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.

Day 2: Ride day Temuco-Pucon.
You will enjoy a relaxing morning before a 10:30 am drive to Pucón, the escapade hub of Chile. Once you checking into your hotel and lunch, your guides will help you with bike fitting before a 16-mile warm-up ride to Lake Caburgua. In the evening, we will have an orientation and briefing session prior to our welcome dinner together. You will enjoy inclusive Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. You will be accommodated at the Martina De Goni Hotel.

Day 3: Villarrica National Park Ride.
You will begin the day with a bike ride from your hotel in Pucón toward Curarrehue, a little Mapuche village situated close to the Argentinian border. The day’s ride will follow the river Trancura as you enjoy views of three volcanoes: Lanin, Quetrupillan, and Villarrica. The first 45km of the ride is mainly flat with selected rolling hills. The ride can stop here, or you can advance on a 30km climb all the way through Villarrica National Park. Once you reach the top of the climb, you will be next to the colossal Lanin volcano, the highest mountain in the Lake and Volcano District. Afterward, you will enjoy an electrifying downhill ride all the way to the Mapuche village. You will return to your hotel in Pucón to clean up prior to a very special dinner with a Mapuche family. You will enjoy inclusive Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. You will be accommodated at the Martina De Goni Hotel.

Day 4: Pichillancahue Glacier and Hot Springs Hike.
You will leave Pucón and take a cycling break. After a van drive to the National Park Villarrica, we will arrive at the Pichi Llancahue Glacier trail. Ensure to laced-up your shoes tightly, as you will hike to a phenomenal glacier, fully covered by the volcanic ash from the Villarrica volcano. After a 30 minutes hike, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of four volcanoes: Mocho-Choshuenco, Quetrupillán, Lanin, and Villarrica. The vegetation switches from raulí (Nothofagus Alpina) and hualle forests (Nothofagus oblicua) to massive millennium old araucarias. After the hike, you will relax your muscles at the Geometricas Hot Springs, which boasts a mixture of natural surroundings and thermal facilities. Termas Geometricas has 16 tactical thermal pools, which ensure that will hardly feel overcrowded. As you relax in the hot springs, you will enjoy views of the extensive landscape. Once you are revitalized, you will be driven to the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, where you will enjoy a delicious dinner. You will spend overnight at the marvelous lake-front hotel Marina del Fuy. You will enjoy inclusive Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 5: Huilo-Huilo Bio Reserve, Rafting, and Hiking.
You will start the day with a whitewater rafting tour down the clear, blue-green waters of the Fuy River. You will tour the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve. You will take a one-hour raft to the section called "bridge to bridge,". Deep in the heart of Chile’s Lake District, you will enjoy the warm, clear waters that come out of Lago Pirehueico. The Fuy’s amazing clarity is a sight to contemplate. With a compact canopy of coihue trees overhanging its banks, the river has a striking, and elegant feel. There are nature walks that focus on botany, bird watching, and geology, as well as flora and fauna interpretation to help you learn about the reserve’s plants and wildlife. Later on, you can relax at your lake-front hotel as you prepare for the night’s dinner. You will be accommodated at the marvelous lake-front hotel Marina del Fuy. You will enjoy inclusive Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 6: Ride 7 Lake Route.
You will begin the day by cycling one of Chile's picturesque roads, The Seven Lakes Route. You will ride right from the hotel alongside the shores of the Fuy river and the charming Panguipulli Lake. It is worth to spare time to view the awesome, snow-capped volcanoes. The ride ends on the beach of Lake Panguipulli (land of lions). You will enjoy the views of Chile's southern volcanoes while eating a tasty lunch cooked by the local culinary academy. After lunch, you will be driven to the lake-front hotel Bahia Coique in Lake Ranco. Meat lovers will enjoy the Angus beef at De Pellin y Coigue restaurant. You will enjoy inclusive Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. You will be accommodated at the marvelous Bahia Coique Resort.

Day 7: Lake Ranco Ride.
You will start the day with a bike ride from the village around Lake Ranco on a different section of the route. This impressive lake is neighboring mountains and lush fields full of grazing cattle. The ride will proceed south, towards Termas de Llifen, where you will eat lunch, and then end in the village of Lago Ranco, situated in front of the lake. You will stay at a private reserve for the night called Futague, situated by Lake Ranco. You will enjoy inclusive Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. You will be accommodated at Parque Futangue Hotel.

Day 8: German Settlers Route Ride.
You will start your day with a transfer from your hotel in Futangue to Puerto Octay village to begin the bike ride. You will start the ride heading to quaint villages with a rich German history. The route consists of rolling hills with some flat stretches up to the beach of Lake Llanquihue, where the Osorno Volcano with its perfect cone provides a picturesque view. You will enjoy a marvelous buffet lunch in a German-style family-run restaurant. Afterward, you will resume cycling towards the village of Frutillar, renown for the world-class classical concerts held in the Teatro del Lago. During this ride, you will enjoy scenic views of four volcanoes Puntiagudo, Puyehue, Osorno, and Casablanca. With the snow-capped Andes in the distance, green pastures, the lake on one side, and fields on the other, this will be a charming day. You will end the ride in the village of Llanquihue to enjoy a well-deserved local beer. You will then be transferred to the Cumbres Patagonicas hotel and spa a five-star in Puerto Varas. A farewell dinner will be set at a really special restaurant where you will savor traditional Chilean flavors and dishes prepared in tapas style paired with wines. You will enjoy inclusive Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Accommodation is at Cumbres Patagonicas Hotel and Spa a five-star.
 
Practical information
74km/day - Level: Level 3+ FIT; terrain is rolling; itinerary has short and long ride options.

Lodging
Accommodation: 8 nights in charming 3 and 4 star hotels. All accommodations include private bathroom and a variety of other amenities. Hotels included:
- Hotel Dreams Araucania****
- Hotel Martina de Goni*** 2 nights
- Hotel Marina del Fuy**** 2 nights
- Bahia Coique Resort***
- Parque Futangue Hotel****
- Cumbres Patagonicas Hotel & Spa*****

Finish of the trip is in Puerto Varas further south with an airport for return flights.
 
Included
  • Professional tour guide
  • Private airport shuttle from Temuco Airport to Dreams Hotel in Temuco City
  • Private transportation with bicycle trailer
  • 8 nights' accommodation at 3 ✰, 4 ✰and 5 ✰ hotels, according to itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (8 breakfasts, 01 box lunch, 06 lunches, and 07 dinners; on-route snacks include: mineral water, trail-mix, and fresh fruit).
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Accidents insurance
  • Rafting Gear for Whitewater Rafting in Fuy River (helmet, life vest, raft and paddle, wetsuit, shoes, splash top).
  • Bike rental (Hybrid Kona or Road Bike Cannondale CAAD8)
  • All activities according to the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to hot springs and national parks
Not Included
  • International and local flights
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers
  • Other cycle parts and components (derailleur, crankset, fork, etc)
  • Extra beverages & cocktails
  • Laundry
Group-size:
Min. 4 people
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Pricing Info
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$
4,612
Price per person for double room occupancy
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$
988
Single room occupancy fee
Timing
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On Nov 17, 2018Public tour
On Dec 7, 2018Public tour
DailyPrivate tour - contact us to check availabillity
Duration
9 Days, 8 Nights
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Cancellation Policy
Non-Refundable
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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