Cycling the Lake District of Chile & Argentina

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4.9 Based on 24 Reviews
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7712
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Ends Temuco, Chile
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle around much-loved Andean lakes including Lago Llanquihue and Lago Frías
  • Ride the scenic Seven Lakes Road cycling route to San Martin
  • See ancient monkey puzzle trees in Conguillio National Park
  • Enjoy free time in Bariloche to hike or go rafting
  • Visit the Batea Mahuida volcano crater in Villa Pehuenia
Start in Puerto Varas and end in Temuco, the tour "Cycling The Lake District Of Chile & Argentina" is a guided bicycle tour that takes 13 days. You will be traveling through San Carlos de Bariloche, Conguillio, Cerro Campanario and 9 other destinations in Chile and Argentina. "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 escape of active volcanoes, turquoise rivers, gigantic lakes and ancient native forests. See Andean condors swoop from the cordillera foothills as we cycle on some of the most scenic paved routes in South America. We’ll also gain cultural insight into both Chile and Argentina, including the European influences and indigenous customs that have shaped the region.

Offering a fantastic mix of paved roads and off-road gravel tracks, this two-country cycling route allows you to cross the Andes twice in spectacular fashion. Along with the challenging bike ascents and catamaran rides across Todos los Santos Lake, you’ll also enjoy staying at a charming ecolodge in Conguillo National Park.
  • Day 1: Start Puerto Varas
  • Day 2: Cycle around the edge of Lago Llanquihue to Frutillar
  • Day 3: Cycle 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; explore Bariloche and ascend the nearby viewpoint of Cerro Campanario
  • Day 7: Transfer through the Enchanted Valley to the Traful river; cycle to Villa Traful
  • Day 8: Short transfer to start point; cycle the Camino de los Siete Lagos to San Martin de los Andes
  • Day 9: Transfer to Rahue village; cycle along the Alumine River to Villa Pehuenia
  • Day 10: Free day in Villa Pehuenia
  • Day 11: Cycle to Icalma Village in Chile; short transfer to Melipueco; cycle the lunar landscape of Conguillio National Park
  • Day 12: Ride through Conguillio National Park
  • Day 13: End Temuco Airport
  • All breakfasts, eight lunches and one dinner included
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Local bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation
  • E-bike hire
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 24 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 20 2020
4 - Very Good
A memorable journey
This was our first adventure with the tour operator, but we are not new to cycle touring having used several other tour companies in the past. This was also our first time in South America and it was memorable for many reasons -... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 02 2019
5 - Excellent
Cycle Lake District of Chile & Argentina : Great trip through stunning scenery
Another terrific cycle trip with the tour operator comprising a mix of on & off road riding, flat & hilly sections in scenery that is simply beautiful. Enthusiastically led by Tai, ably assisted by his younger brother Yal, &... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 29 2019
5 - Excellent
One bike - two countries.
The snow-clad volcanoes and emerald lakes of the Andes mountains.Gravel tracks, black lava fields and ancient forests of monkey puzzle trees.
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 23 2019
5 - Excellent
A Volcanic Undertaking
Once again this tour operator delivered. Our guides were fantastic, the bikes were well maintained, and the accommodation was for the most part great. The food was also better than some previous trips and only somewhat... Read more
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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 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 11 March 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 March 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 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 traveling 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.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What level of fitness to you have to be to go on this tour?

    Some cycling experience and a good level of fitness is recommended. The total distance cycled in this tour is approximately 400km.

  • What type of bike do I need on this tour?

    The type of bike used on this tour is Trek X-Caliber 7 and Giant Fathom 29er 2 mountain bikes with front suspension. A quality local hire bike is included in the overall price of this tour. At the time of booking the tour operator will take your height in order to reserve equipment. The operator will tell you before you book whether suitably sized bikes are available.


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