Cycling the Lake District of Chile & Argentina

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5.0 Based on 7 Reviews
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Ends Melipeuco, Chile
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Two South American countries
  • Cycle across the Andes
  • Iconic Andean Lakes
  • See Monkey Puzzle Forests
Starting in Puerto Varas and ending in Melipeuco, the tour Cycling The Lake District Of Chile & Argentina is a guided bicycle tour that takes 13 days. You will be traveling through Puerto Varas, Llaima Volcano, Melipeuco and 10 other destinations in Argentina and Chile. Cycling The Lake District Of Chile & Argentina is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Discover a beautiful and fertile land at the northern gateway to Patagonia - a magical landscape filled with active volcanoes, turquoise rivers, gigantic lakes and ancient native forests. See Andean condors swooping down from the foothills of the cordillera as we cycle on some of the most scenic paved routes that South America has to offer. We'll gain a cultural insight into both Chile and Argentina, including the European influences and indigenous customs that have shaped the region. Cross the Andes twice in spectacular fashion on two wheels as part of an incredible 'once in a lifetime' journey!
5 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
Cycling the Lake District of Chile & Argentina
5 - Excellent
“A great tour around the lakes of Chile and Argentina. The itinerary over the Andes and over the lakes via boats is fantastic. Great food and scenery.”
Cycling in Chile and Argentina
5 - Excellent
“The trip was very well organised, the bikes were all brand new and the guides, Taiel and Jeronimo, always did their utmost to ensure that the holiday ran smoothly. The scenery was spectacular with some very impressive views of snow capped volcanos and lakes. We had a bit of rain at the beginning of the holiday but from day 3 onwards the weather was great. The gravelly tracks provided me with an interesting challenge from time to time and there was plenty of opportunity to enjoy the scenery along long stretches of Tarmac. A fantastic and memorable holiday.”
Cycle the Lake District of Chile and Argentina
5 - Excellent
“Having personally completed over 8 Exodus cycling trips, this one to the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina rates as one of the best - a fabulous route through stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, volcanoes with lava fields and vast lakes. Highly recommended”
5 - Excellent
“A fantastic cycling trip to the Lake District of Chile and Argentina. An expertly organized adventure, with fantastic bike rides and breathtaking scenery. A 'must do' trip - between my wife and I, we have done over 12 Exodus cycling holidays and this one rates as the best. A well thought out route, professionally managed and a never to be forgotten experience. A special thanks go to the local operator of BikeWay and Marcello, with guides Taiel and Jero, who all made this tip so memorable”
  • Day 1: Start Puerto Varas.
  • Day 2: Cycle around the edge of Lago Llanquihue to Frutillar.
  • Day 3: Ride from Puerto Varas to Petrohue; boat ride on the emerald waters of Todos los Santos Lake.
  • Day 4: Begin the Andes crossing to Argentina; lake crossing and some tough cycling sections to arrive at Puerto Blest.
  • Day 5: Ferry across Lago Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Panuelo; cycle to Bariloche.
  • Day 6: Free day; time to explore the city of Bariloche and ascend the nearby viewpoint of Cerro Campanario.
  • Day 7: Transfer to Villa La Angostura; cycle the 'Camino de los Siete Lagos' to San Martin de los Andes.
  • Day 8: Ride through Huilo Huilo biological reserve; boat ride to Port Fuy; ride to Choshuenco Village.
  • Day 9: Cycle to Panguipulli Village; transfer to Pucon.
  • Day 10: Free day in Pucon; optional hot springs or trek up Villarica Volcano (weather dependent).
  • Day 11: Transfer to Cunco; cycle into the lunar landscape of Conguillio National Park; stay at base of Llaima Volcano.
  • Day 12: Ride through Conguillio N.P.
  • Day 13: End Conguillio National Park
  • 12 nights hotels all en suite , 13 nights hotels all en suite (12 for Land Only bookings)
  • All breakfasts, 9 lunches and 1 dinner included
  • 9 days cycling with full vehicle support 
  • Airport transfers (if booking incl. flights)
  • 74% tarmac, 26% unpaved tracks
  • Routes mainly follow quiet roads
  • Group normally 5 to 16 plus local staff. Min age 16 yrs
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Local bike hire
  • Any international flights to Puerto Varas and from Melipeuco are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycling the Lake District of Chile & Argentina tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling the Lake District of Chile & Argentina tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 30 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 January 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycling the Lake District of Chile & Argentina tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Cycling the Lake District of Chile & Argentina tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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