Chile and Argentina - Lake District Road Explorer - Guided Road Cycling Holiday
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29 Feb to 13 March - Explore landscapes of snowcapped volcanoes, deep valleys, shimmering lakes and curious forests of monkey puzzle trees set against the awesome backdrop of the Andes.
- Your first glimpse of the 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
- Tasty Argentinean Malbec and a juicy steak dinner
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|1||Departure:||Non Riding Day|
|2||Arrival Day: Santiago to Temuco||Non Riding Day|
|3||Temuco to Corralco||44 Miles / 70 Kms Approx.||1,400 Metres Approx.||B L|
|4||Corralco Lodge to Lonquimay||25 Miles / 40 Kms Approx.||200 Metres Approx.||B L|
|5||Lonquimay to Paso Pino Hachado||50 Miles / 80 Kms Approx.||1,675 Metres Approx.||B L|
|6||Paso Pino Hachado to Zapala||62 Miles / 100 Kms Approx.||1,005 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.||1,865 Metres Approx.||B L|
|11||Villa la Angostura to Puyehue||62 Miles / 100 Kms Approx.||1,830 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|
Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
Exceeded all my expectations!
Back office help was good and the trip service was excellent. I really enjoyed the variety of accommodations. From the salubrious and magnificent to the rustic and charming. Alvaro created wonderful lunches with fresh foods, cheeses, salads, meats: all my favourite things. Favourite days were from San Martin to Villa Angostura and Villa Angostura to Lake Puyehue because of the hills, lakes, terrain, and rivers. In terms of distance and elevation, these were the two most challenging rides, but I think they were everyone’s favourites. Ernesto is an excellent tour leader. He can talk about Chile and Argentina from a number of different viewpoints: politically, culturally, environmentally, and socially. He kept the group together when needed through towns, and let us ride at our own pace at other times. Ernesto also has a great sense of humour. Best tour leader ever. These guides were so hard working. They did the ride, then repaired bikes, packed bags, made lunches, and always put their guests first. Seriously, hard-working and cheerful and knowledgeable guides. Diego is a lively, reliable, and cheerful guide. He was always there with an encouraging word or with a cheerful anecdote.
Julia, United States (USA)
Every day was different & interesting, spectacular scenery!
10/10 for Tour Leader Ernesto and his team – kind, considerate, well organised, a great sense of humour & committed to providing an outstanding holiday. We couldn’t have any better guides. This was my second Skedaddle trip & I have already booked a self-guided trip in the UK.
Jenny, NSW, Australia
You couldn't keep me away!! I will be travelling with Skedaddle again.
Ernesto and the team were great; I think having a British guide was a helpful addition to the team. However, everyone was fantastic – very approachable, very responsive, fantastic team. I had a good chance to talk to all the cycling guides in particular, in my position at the back of the pack!!
The service could not have been better...
Thank you for organising this cycling holiday in such an out-of-the-way part of the world. It was a privilege to be a part of the inaugural Chilean lake district tour. It offers not just enjoyable cycling, beautiful and varied scenery, but a taste of interesting and unusual cultures.
Ernesto, the tour leader, was not just excellent but outstanding. He takes great pride in his country, has an excellent knowledge of the region, and was always patient, cheerful, friendly, helpful and informative. The best tour leader I have ever had the pleasure of riding with. A great guiding team.
John, South Africa
Overall very good value for money...
Very well planned and organised, especially on the ground with local staff. All the days were outstandingly good! As a relative newcomer to the game, I felt the routes were well chosen – in that both novices and more experienced riders obviously got a lot from them. Local staff were excellent in adapting their plans for unexpected eventualities and where possible, to our preferences and abilities.
Amazing holiday with truly professional guides...
Incredible scenery! Breakfasts, Lunches and evening meals were just great. My favourite day was riding through the road tunnel.
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Last Updated: 17/09/2019