New Bike Tour in Chile Ventures Where Few Have Pedaled Before

Bicycle Adventures, a Pacific Northwest-based active travel company specializing in two-wheel tours in North America, Hawaii (the Big Island) and internationally, announces a new bike tour itinerary in Chile venturing where few have pedaled before, embracing lakes and snow-capped volcanoes south of Santiago to the northern edge of Patagonia.

In partnership with a local, well-respected Chile-based company, Bicycle Adventures’ Chile Lakes & Volcanoes, a 10-day day cycling vacation, includes a ride on the Lake Ranco Route where until now no other bicycle tour company has been.

“Until a short time ago the road here was gravel. But now it is paved, so we will be the first bike tour company to ride on this road. Our forte is to find roads less traveled,” said Todd Starnes, Bicycle Adventures’ co-owner and guiding visionary (

The tour begins in Temuco, Chile, just a short flight from Santiago. The first ride is from the UNESCO Araucarias Biosphere Reserve to the Corralco Hotel and Spa. Day 2 brings guests into the Kütralkura Geopark and The Andes Climb. From here they bike to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park with Osorno Volcano. A hike on Day 3 into Kütralkura Geopark to Coloradito Hill opens up views of four volcanoes followed by a walk through a forest of 2,000-year-old trees. After this serenity comes Pucon, the region’s adventure hub, for more rides up volcanoes, exploring the heart of the Chilean Patagonia rainforest and the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, with optional zip lining or spa-ing. Day 9 brings Vicente Perez Rosales National Park ride and an optional climb (chairlift available) of the Osorno Volcano, one of the steepest rides in the world.

Stunning accommodations including a lodge in tree house, a local family-hosted dinner and a lunch in a microbrewery are exclamation points to this over-the-top trip when trip it comes to unscripted adventure and mind blowing scenery.

Departures in 2016 are Jan. 11, Jan. 23, Mar.5, Mar. 21 and Dec. 11. Departures in 2017 are Jan. 9, Jan. 21, Mar. 4 and Mar.20. The per person double rate is $4,850. Included are upscale accommodations, most meals, the services of a bi-lingual guide, bikes, vehicle support, and more.  Remember, winter in North America is summer in Chile where the weather is similar to northern California and December temperatures average 65 degrees.

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For more information on all of Bicycle Adventures programs, domestic and international contact the company by phone: 800.443.6060, email: or visit online at:

About Bicycle Adventures
Scenic byways, four and five-star accommodations and local dining and visits to National Parks are trademarks of Bicycle Adventures, founded in 1984.  Types of tours include Classic (25-50 miles a day), Classic Plus (50-60 miles a day) and Epic (70+ miles a day with the most demanding terrain). The new Rails-to-Trails series offers fully supported bicycling on scenic car-free bike paths. Family tours offer multi-sport adventures and riding on safe, scenic bike paths.

Pre-set and custom tours embrace the Pacific Northwest into Canada, California and the Southwest, as well as Colorado, the Dakotas, New York, Hawaii, New Zealand, Spain’s Basque region, Chile and Taiwan. Excelling in its own backyard the Redmond, WA-based company’s line-up includes a National Geographic ‘Tours of a Lifetime’ award-winning Empire Epic cycling tour from Washington to Montana’s Glacier National Park, an Outside Magazine ‘Best of Travel’ award for its family tours in Washington, Idaho and South Dakota, and urban adventures in Seattle and Portland.


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