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South American Epic section 8



The Lake District Dit is de achste etappe van de South American Epic,fiets met ons mee van Santiago naar Puerto Montt Bij het verlaten van de metropool Santiago, fiets je het wijngebied van de Colchagua-vallei in, langs de Rio Mantequito, en vervolgens langs de ruige Pacifische kust van Chili. Je fietst door het spectaculaire Lake District - een gebied met tientallen meren, met sneeuw bedekte vulkanen, stromende rivieren en prachtige bossen. Op naar de havenstad Puerto Montt.

Recreatief, Racefiets, Mountainbike
16 dagen
1520 km / 945 mi
$ 4,450.- / € 4,542.-

    Price for this tour not available yet

  • Santa Cruz & the renowned Colchaqua Valley wine region
  • Sampling seafood along Chile’s southren Pacific coastline
  • Backroads and river crossings
  • Lakeside views of Osorno and other volcanoes
  • Aanbetaling $170.- pp.



Recreatief, Racefiets, Mountainbike
16 dagen
Gemakkelijk = ongetraind, normale conditie
Gemiddeld = u fietst vaker, goede conditie
Uitdagend = ervaren, uitstekende conditie
Groepstour = met meefietsende gids
Individueel = met routes en kaarten
Met gids
Afstand per dag
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
Afstand totaal
1520 km / 945 mi
Luxe = 4-5 sterren hotel of luxe B&B
Basis = 1-2 sterren hotel/motel of B&B
Camping = tent, sporthal of campus
Camping, volpension
Dagelijks bagagevervoer
Niet inbegrepen
31 okt 2024 - 14 nov 2024
This section is fully booked. Please mail us to be added to our waitlist. Registration for 2026 is now open.
Santiago, Chile
Puerto Montt, Chile
Vliegveld bij start
Santiago SCL
Vliegveld bij eindpunt
Puerto Montt, El Tepual PMC

Prijzen *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Prijs per persoon / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
De tour prijs per person
$ 4,450.-


Inclusief / Niet Inclusief

The Lake District
Spinning out of Santiago, the riders will head into Chile’s agricultural heartland. A Mediterranean climate has resulted in an endless array of orchards and vineyards. The cyclists will quickly find themselves pedalling through the Colchagua Valley, the country’s largest wine region. The area’s loamy soil, abundant sunshine, dry air and cool nights produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenere. After sampling a few of these delicious wines, the riders will head west across the rolling hills towards the Pacific coast.

The next few days see the cyclists heading south while hugging Chile’s rugged western coast. The route takes them through small oceanfront villages where they can stop to enjoy a wide variety of local seafood specialties. The scenery alternates between quiet sandy beaches and wild surf, waves crashing over the jagged rocks. The pace of life is slow here – oxen still pull carts of papayas and potatoes to market. The coastal city of Concepcion was once the Spanish Empire’s southernmost fortified outposts and is the site for the next rest day. Periodically ravaged by earthquakes, this industrial city is home to more than a dozen universities. Interested riders can take a half-day tour out to the nearby Mina Chiflon del Diablo (Devil’s Whistle Mine). Here ex-miners will take them down into a naturally ventilated undersea mine and out to a coalface 50 m under the ocean.

The route now heads back inland over rolling hills bound for the spectacular Lake District – an area featuring dozens of glacial lakes, looming, snow capped volcanoes, rushing rivers, tranquil forests, hidden vineyards, quaint German-style inns and manicured lawns. This region is also home to the Mapuche (People of the Land), Chile’s largest indigenous group. They were the first and only group in South America to have their independence legally recognized. Riders will enjoy a rest day in Villarrica, a quaint town on the shores of Lago Villarrica. Here they will have the opportunity to shop for local handicrafts, visit the tourist destination of Pucon or even mountain bike down foreboding Volcan Villarica.

The last stages of the section take the cyclists south past numerous beautiful lakes, national parks and nature reserves, all framed in the background by the majestic Andes. The route passes through the rustic town of Puerto Octay, perched scenically on the shores of Lago Llanquihue. One of the oldest towns settled by German immigrants, the historic homes are worth exploring. The riders will skirt the shores of the lake, taking in the views across the water of the menacing volcanoes, Osorno and Calbuco, before pulling into the Patagonian gateway town of Puerto Montt.

* Tourbeschrijvingen kunnen onderhevig zijn aan verandering en aanpassingen afhankelijk van de groep, beschikbare accommodaties en andere onvoorziene omstandigheden, waaronder het weer, bosbranden, overstromingen, orkanen, aardverschuivingen en/of andere natuurverschijnselen.
Gebruik deze beschrijving als overzicht van wat je kunt verwachten.

Level: intermediate

Some long and tough days with shorter less challenging days mixed in. Environment (sometimes including wind and heat) and terrain (including some significant climbing) are more of a factor. Some unexpected challenges may creep in from time to time.


Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee.
6 Nachten in hotels
10 Nachten kamperen
Meeste diners
Meeste ontbijten
Alle lunches langs de weg.
Op fietsdagen ’s middags soep.
Ervaren kok
Bagage vervoer
Ervaren tour leider
Fiets monteur
Medische kennis aanwezig
Lokale ondersteuning

Niet inclusief:

Vluchten van en naar de tour.
Maaltijden op rustdagen en de avond daarvoor.
Fooi gidsen.

We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

Kaart & Routes



For this section, we recommend a touring bike with 35-40c
For more information see PDF file below


KM per day section 8 South American Epic
choosing a bicycle
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