8-Day Gravel Bike Tour in Chile's Lake and Volcano District

Chile's Lake and Volcano District

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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 4 - 10
8-Day Gravel Bike Tour in Chile's Lake and Volcano District
Chile's Lake and Volcano District

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11 reviews

Duration: 8 days
Group size: 4 - 10

About this trip

Discover the Lake and Volcano district in Chile. Cycling Chile’s south backroads is the ultimate green tour.

This well-supported gravel cycling adventure has been especially made for intermediate and advanced cyclists. 


For flight quotes (international and domestic), please contact our partner Exito Travel.  

Before we kick off our gravel bike tour in Chile’s Lake and Volcano District, you should take a day or two to adjust to local time and recover from your travels, and allow for any flight or luggage delays. You should fly into Temuco airport (ZCO).

In Chile, domestic flights are operated by 3 local airline companies: LatamSky Airline and JetSmart.

Arrival in Chile - Getting your bearings

For the pre-night stay, we recommend staying at Best Western Ferrat Hotel in Temuco city,which is well-located with lots of restaurants and other facilities just a short walk away.

Our meeting hotel address is: Juan Reusch #445, Temuco

Official Airport Transfer

The official shuttle company at Temuco’s Airport is called TransAraucania.

They are the only authorized shuttle company at the airport, and their staff wears a blue and green uniform. By contract with the airport, they must have available transport based in the domestic flights arriving every day.

They have a counter at the airport, right next to the automatic doors (from the baggage carrousel). They offer regular and private shuttles to Temuco at $30.000 pesos (USD $40 per vehicle).

You don’t need reservations and you can pay in Credit Card or Cash. The ATM’s is on second floor.

All their shuttle services will drop you off at the hotel or address you are staying in Temuco. 

Driving time is approximately 35 minutes.

What’s included

  • Professional tour guide
    5:1 guest-to-guide ratio
  • Private transportation
    With trailer & bicycle rack
  • 07 nights' accommodation
    At mountain lodges
  • All activities
    Gravel and road cycling, hiking and ethnic visit
  • Meals
    As per itinerary (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners)
  • Unlimited water
    1 glass of Chilean wine, beer or soft drink during our group dinners
  • Zero waste snacks
    drinking water, local beer, isotonic drinks, trail-mix, fresh fruit and home-made energy bars
  • Gratuities
    At restaurants and hotels
  • Insurance
    Medical and accident cover, basic plan
  • Gravel bike rental
    + helmets, pedals and water bottles
  • Entrance fees
    to national parks

What’s not included

  • Flights
    International and domestic
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bike parts/components
    Derailleur, crankset, fork, etc
  • Extra drinks
  • Extra services
    Laundry and SPA
  • E-Bike rental
    Available upon request
  • Gratuity for local team

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $765

Available options

E-Bike Rental
Single Supplement


Day 1
Kutralkura Geopark - From Curacautin to Malalcahuello (warm-up ride)

 Our local staff will meet you at Best Western Ferrat Hotel in Temuco, and transfer you 2 hours to a small quaint village called Curacautín.

This village is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve “Araucarias”. There, we’ll stop for lunch and then our guides will assist you to assemble and fit your bike. Once we are ready, we’ll start our trip with a 25-kilometer warm-up ride towards a national park, with the Lonquimay volcano at sight and surrounded by ancient araucaria trees.

We’ll pedal toward the old train station of Manzanar. There, we’ll take the old rail way that now has been turned into a bike trail that crosses a few short tunnels.

Afterwards, we’ll arrive at our mountain lodge and have a rest before the orientation and briefing session.

Finally we'll have our welcome dinner together.

Accommodation: Suizandina Lodge 
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Today's ride distance: 78 kilometers / 15.5 miles

Your Organizer

11 reviews
Amity Tours is an Adventure Travel Company founded in 2003. We are a boutique inbound tour operator specializing in Family Adventures - Cycling – Skiing – Hiking & Conservation Tours in Chile and Argentina. Our key elements are ADVENTURE - PEOPLE - NATURE.


Our self-guided bike tour around Lago Llanquihue was truly the trip of a lifetime. The bike ride itself offered challenging hills, varied terrain (beaches, countryside, small towns, forests, etc), and incredible lake and volcano views the whole time. We also very much enjoyed biking up to the waterfalls and Lago Todos los Santos, where we took a boat across the river for a fun lunch. The accommodations (Casa Ayacara, Entre Volcanes Lodge, and Hotel Awa) were all great in different ways, and everyone was extremely friendly. We also enjoyed the food and restaurants in the region a lot as well. From a logistics standpoint, the RideWithGPS maps were very helpful and the luggage transport service was always on time and reliable. We arrived to each hotel after biking to find our bags had already been moved into our room, which was so nice. Caitlin with Amity Tours was SO SO helpful in making this trip as incredible as it was. She helped us by suggesting an itinerary, and then listening to what we wanted and making adjustments and customizations to the trip to make it absolutely perfect. I cannot thank her enough for helping us think through every little detail. A few of the great things she did was help us book a private hot tub experience at Cancagua Day Spa near Fruitillar (which was a highlight of our trip, for sure) as well as adjust our itinerary to allow us to lodge in a different area and have a dedicated bike day to go to the waterfalls/Lago Todos los Santos. She was patient, flexible, understanding, professional, and, above all, absolutely nailed it! Thanks Caitlin!
By Patrick K for Megan & Patrick's Milestone Birthday Adventure! on Feb 18, 2024
we had great food, met wonderful people, and learned a lot and kept safe by our enthusiastic guides.
By Gail H N for (2) 6-Day Patagonia Experience in Torres del Paine Gail on Dec 24, 2023
Even though concerned about the lack of internet, this made the experience even better! The standard dome was a bit chilly but so comfortable once in the well blanketed bed. The yoga was a great addition and the food couldn't have been better. I liked the choice of activities every day and loved the guides. Great trip!
By Betsy B for 6-Day Patagonia Experience in Torres del Paine Betsy Barrett on Dec 23, 2023
The Eco Domes are fantastic. We had a Superior Suite Dome which was large with lots of storage. It had both a wood stove and a bathroom heater. The bed was very comfortable. The food at Eco Camp is plentiful and delicious. Our guides were great--so knowledgeable about Chile and the local flora and fauna. Lots of little surprises each day. It was great having a yoga option. The logistics of getting to and from Eco Camp were perfect. Highly recommend this trip.
By Joan S for 6-Day Patagonia Experience in Torres del Paine Joan and Robert on Dec 22, 2023
Thanks for a great Chilean hiking trip. We enjoyed every minute of it. David was a wonderful guide. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we hiked, always organized, and took us through all that the volcanoes had to offer……Wind, rain, snow, sun, and some amazing views. A big thank you to Eduardo our driver for safely getting us to and from all our hikes. It was an excellent few days of hikes, delicious food, beautiful accommodations and fun with David and Eduardo.
By Terry K for PRIVATE HIKING TOUR CHILE L&V - TOM EBBERN NOV2023 on Dec 01, 2023
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