Cycling the Lake District of Chile & Argentina

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5 Based on 29 Reviews
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 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
The trip "Cycling The Lake District Of Chile & Argentina" starts in Puerto Varas and ends in Temuco. This is a bicycle tour that takes 13 days taking you through Puerto Varas, Frutillar, San Carlos de Bariloche, Pucon and 9 other destinations in Argentina and Chile. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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 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: Villa Angostura, cycle the first part of the Seven Lakes Route and on to Villa Traful
  • Day 8: Short transfer to start point; cycle the second part of Seven Lakes Route to San Martin de los Andes
  • Day 9: Transfer to Rahue village; cycle along the Alumine River; transfer to Villa Pehuenia
  • Day 10: Free day in Villa Pehuenia
  • Day 11: Cycle to Icalma Village in Chile; short transfer to Melipeuco; 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
5 - Excellent
Based on 29 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 11 2024
5 - Excellent
Inspirational, beautiful, very well supported and organised, wonderful lodgings, good healthy food and moderate to challenging for active multi-sport persons. Highly recommend.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 03 2023
5 - Excellent
Beautiful trip, great leaders
There is some stunning scenery on this trip, and a good mix of tarmac and gravel riding. Some of the gravel is harder going than others but the team really looked after us - no pressure on pace, and lots of options to hop on the... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 03 2023
5 - Excellent
Cycling the Lake District of Chile and Argentina
Thoroughly enjoyable, wonderful scenery, great guides, excellent food and beers (reminiscent of Belgian style). The cycling is physically demanding.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 02 2023
5 - Excellent
great holiday with fantastic scenery
I did this trip October 2022. It was great fun, with amazing views and interesting cycling. There were 2 long tarmac downhills which were exhilerating. I took the bus rather than do the long steep dirt road section over the... 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 25 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 September 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

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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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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.

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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