Day 1: Transfer from the airport to Puerto Montt, Afternoon tour of Puerto Montt and surrounding area.
Day 2: After Fitting out with our rental bikes, we will be shuttled to Puerto Varas where we will begin cycling along the shore of lago Llanquihue. Lago Llanquihue is the largest of the great lakes before the central valley sinks below sea level. It seems as if all the volcanoes of the world live here, reflecting their perfectly snowcapped images on the tranquil lake.We will ride towards the dramatic Volcan Osorno, once we are at the foot of the volcano we will turn in our bikes for our hiking boots and hike up to the mountain refuge of Volcan Osorno where we will stop for lunch. We will then hike along the surface of the Volcano´s lava and snowfields from where you get impressive views of the lake Llanquihue. Overnight stay in the mountain refuge. Total distance: 45-65 kms.
Day 3: After our breakfast at the refuge we will continue our cycle to the Reloncaví Fjord riding along the river Petrohué with the ocean at a distance. From this ocean view, if we are lucky we might even see some dolphins at play and other sea life. We end our day at the Ralun Hot springs where we let the natural wonders of the hotsprings relax our muscles. Overnight stay in a deluxe cabin on the shores of Lago Llanquihue. Total distance: 45 km.
Day 4: Back on our bikes, we´ll head along Lago Llanquihue to Las Cascadas, tiny settlement fronting on a black-sand beach. A 3Km hike will take us to the waterfalls. After our hike we continue on to Puerto Octay passing through dairy country with many small farms and tiny, shingled churches. Overnight stay in Puerto Octay.
Day 5: Today our journey take us along the shore line to Frutillar, one of Chile´s most captivating and populatr lake resorts. German settlers, have left their enduring mark throughout cities and towns of southern Chile but most notably in Frutillar. We continue our cycle to Llanquihue where we will be shuttled to Puerto Montt. Total distance: 60 km.
Day 6: Early morning transfer to Chiloe island. Chiloé offers a pastoral landscape of misty green fields and picturesque fishing villages. Also Known as the Enchanted Island, Chiloé singular led to belief in witches, fairies, and other mithycal figures that form a great part of their culture today.We will cycle along the shore admiring the distinctive shingled houses with corrugated metal roofs that line the streets of Chiloe´s towns and the many typical Chilote wooden churches. There are over 200 churches on the island, many dating from the 18th century.Our final destination for the day is Castro, the largest city on the island, characterized by its "palafitos", houses built on stilts and by its colorful cathedral declared World heritage by Unesco.
Day 7: Cycle from Castro to Dalcahue to take the ferry across to Quinchao visiting many fishing hamlets from here we take our way back to Ancud enjoying the hospitality of the locals.
Day 8: Early morning shuttle back to Puerto Montt, say good bye to our rental bikes and heading to the airport.
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