Chile & Argentina – Andes, Volcanos & Lakes
Challenging Itinerary, Spectacular Scenery
This tour is all on paved roads and is designed for avid cyclists and offers the most challenging and extensive itinerary of the Lake and Volcano region of Chile and Argentina. The route traverses the unspoiled, lightly traveled countryside north of Patagonia. This area is dotted with sparkling lakes, picturesque coastal cities, ancient forests, snow-capped mountains and volcanos, waterfalls and thermal springs.
In addition to fantastic riding, you’ll get acquainted with the local culture, wine and delicious food of the region. The cuisine is a delightful mix of Spanish, Italian and German influences, and you’ll have an opportunity to try the local favorites. All the delicious meals will keep you well-fueled for some unforgettable riding!
- Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Andes and explore the “Switzerland of South America.”
- Ride the world-famous Circuito Chico cycling route and see some of Argentina’s most beautiful scenery.
- Stay in four and five hotels, many have spa services.
Airport Arrival/Departure City:
Temuco (ZCO) and Puerto Montt (PMC)
Extension Ideas: Visit Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Santiago and/or Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.
Average Daily Mileage and Terrain
Ride an average of 60 miles daily over rolling hills and mountain roads. As with all our trips, there are options to ride more or less each day.
Weather: Get more information about the weather in this area here.
- Lodging in quaint, family-owned, three- and four-star hotels and lodges.
- Hearty breakfasts every day, and most dinners (9).
- Experienced tour guides.
- Private transportation and support vehicle.
- Entrance fee at Huife Hot Springs.
- Gratuities for transfers, hotels and restaurants.
- Custom ATG bike jersey and souvenir map with tour route.
What’s Not Included
- Airfare and travel insurance.
- Entrance fees to national parks.
- Dinner Beverages and cocktails.
- Restaurant, Guide and hotel gratuities.
- Laundry, telephone, etc.
What Our Guests Are Saying
“I was looking for a Chile and Argentina trip that would challenge me more than the other ones on the market, and would make the trek to South America worthwhile. ATG’s itinerary did just that. The trip was simple to plan and book. Once in Chile, we had an expert local guide and driver who knew everything about the routes and the areas we visited, and made every effort to ensure that we enjoyed our tour. The routes were well planned and prepared us for the last day’s very challenging climb up the Osorno Volcano. The scenery was amazing, the weather was perfect, the accommodations exceeded my expectations, and it was an all-around perfect experience that still brings a smile to my face and makes my friends jealous!”
Alexis, San Francisco
“The Chile-Argentina trip is wonderful – the scenery is not only breath-taking, but highly varied. You can cross into the next valley and feel like you are in another country. If siblings could be countries, then that would describe the relationship between Chile and Argentina; it was really cool to see the similar-but-different ways people do things there. And it was such a treat to swap winter days for ones that are not only warm, but long! That is something the Caribbean cannot provide.The Chilean guides were fantastic. Alejandro was extremely attentive to the needs of his clients – you couldn’t ask for better service. And how could you find a better riding guide than Ernesto Araneda? Infinitely strong, full of stories about elite-level racing, he is also very sensitive at gauging the strength and enthusiasm of his clients and planning accordingly. And he has a pretty good idea of what you might find interesting about the life and culture of the places you visit. One last thing: it didn’t hurt that most of the hotels were first-rate!”
Phil Koop & Susan Watt, Toronto, Canada
“Our trip to Chile and Argentina with ATG was spectacular! The riding was extremely fun and quite challenging. The route was mainly on very low traffic roads with extraordinary scenery. Every day we saw truly amazing sites while we were busting our lungs up, over, down and around the Andes. The hotels ranged from very comfortable to exceptional, and the food was always outstanding. In particular, we truly appreciated our Chilean guides for their expert knowledge of the region, their superior customer service and the surprisingly delicious picnic lunches. This is a part of the world that any passionate cyclist should not miss, and a great place to ride during the Northern hemisphere’s winter months!” Phil H., Atlanta
“I had the time of my life. I always felt well taken care of by the tour leaders. The rides completely met challenge expectations and I finished with a sense of accomplishment. The scenery was magnificent. I’d do it again.”
Richard B. Spencer, Edmonton, Canada