We leave Puerto Varas biking back roads which offer beautiful views of the lake and the volcanoes. After biking for 3 kilometers, we arrive at our first stop of the day, the Chester Beer brewery, owned by Derek Way. Derek has been producing traditionally brewed beer for 5 years, and this brewery is the result of years of effort and providing good beer to his friends in Puerto Varas. With an excellent location, this first stop is just the beginning of our journey.
We continue biking back roads until we reach Llanquihe, an old industrial town without much tourism interest.
We leave behind Llanquihue biking the old road to Frutillar, bordering the lake and with stunning views of the mountains and the whole area.
After the upward parts of the road and finally passing many agricultural farms with a strong German origin, a gentle descent takes us to Frutillar, one of the most interesting cities of Llanquihue Lake’s basin. Its well-preserved German architecture and the city’s cultural movement, linked to classical music and the Teatro del Lago (Lake Theatre), welcomes us.The second craft brewery of our journey is located in this city.
The Salzburg brewery, located in the grounds of the hotel of the same name and with a beautiful lake view, has already had some years of development; their “extreme” beers are proof of this. Different varieties such as Bock, Stout & Pale delight and refresh us at the end of our journey. Don’t worry, our private transport awaits for our return to Puerto Varas.
Star at: Puerto Varas
Ends at: Puerto Varas
Location: Llanquihue Lake, tenth region.
Duration: Half day; Departures at 09:00 and 15:00 hrs.
Difficulty level: Moderate/medium.
Meals: Incluyes box lunch with local flavors.
Brewery visits: Inclusive.
Bike: Included 24-speed GIANT mountain bikeI, aluminum frame, front suspensión, disc brakes, Shimano gear, gloves and helmet included.
Necessary equipment: Sport shoes, waterproof windbreaker, sun protection (sunglasses, hat & sun screen).
Guide: Bilingual guide with WFR first aid certification, native flora & fauna expert.
Safety: First aid kit and bike repair equipment.