This fantastic road cycling holiday in Chile and Argentina, will take you through landscapes of snowcapped volcanoes, deep valleys, lakes and curious forests of monkey puzzle trees set against the awesome backdrop of the Andes.
Our North to South route begins in Temuco from where we head into the Andes and an interesting region featuring many great hot springs. Climbing over the mountain range we head through the impressive Las Raices tunnel and on into Argentina. Turning south through the Valleys of Argentina we enjoy quiet roads and cozy accommodation before joining the famous Ruta 40. We take the opportunity for a relaxing rest day in San Martin de los Andes before continuing south on the Ruta de las Siete Lagos.
Our last stop in Argentina is the village of Villa La Angostura, still feeling the effects of the eruption of Volcan Caulle in 2011. Climbing over the Andes one last time and re-entering Chile, we thread our way past the now quiet volcano and on to the hot springs town of Puyehue. Skirting around the shores of Lago Llanquihue on a special bike lane we stop in Ensenada before a side trip to visit the crashing rapids and waterfalls of Saltos de Petrohue.
Our last stop is in Puerto Varas, a great spot to relax and sample the strange combination of German and Chilean cuisine. This holiday is the perfect choice for those cyclists looking for a spectacular long-haul destination which is accessible to the everyday riders amongst us.
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WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES
A) Accommodation (shared twin rooms).
B) Meals as per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
C) Full tour service including guides, support vehicles etc.
D) Unless stated at least one First Aid qualified Western leader.
E) Entrance fees to National Parks or sites which are an integral part of the itinerary.
F) Group airport collections / drop-offs on scheduled arrival and departure days.
WHAT THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
A) Personal clothing and equipment
B) Travel insurance and Bike Hire (both available if required)
C) Bar bills, souvenirs, guide tips, optional activity costs etc.
D) Flights & charges for travelling with your bike (if applicable)
E) Cost of Visas (if necessary)