The Five Volcanoes

Cycle through the lush forests of Northern Patagonia, touring 'The Five Volcanoes' and staying in a combination of hostels, cabins and campsites to add a real sense of exploring the wild.

7 Days

$950

The Five Volcanoes - 7 - $950

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Cycle to the base of Lanin Volcano, and continue on to Pucon and the Villarica Volcano.
  • Ride through monkey puzzle trees in Villarica National Park. Night in Conaripe
  • See the waterfalls of the Fuy River, boat ride on Piriheucio Lake.
  • Ride through forests and around lakes, stopping at a lovely beach on route to San Martin de Los Andes. 

Landmarks visited on The Five Volcanoes

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: 

Meeting in San Martin de los Andes with the tour guide to test the bicycles and finalize details of the trip.

Accommodation: Hosteria, San Martin de los Andes

Meals: Dinner


Day 2: San Martin de los Andes - Paso Tromen

Distance: 70km

On this day, our journey starts on the vehicle. After 30 kms north, we finally get on our bikes. On the way we pass through the little village of Junin de los Andes, then we turn west towards the mountain that gives its name to the National Park, the Lanin Volcano of 3776 meters above sea level. The road will give us on every turn the best views of the volcano to which we will slowly be approaching. To end the day we go through a forest of araucarias that we will lead us to the base of the volcano where we set up our campsite.

Accommodation: Camping. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: Paso Tromen - Pucon

Distance: 88km

After a good breakfast we continue our trip to the west. Only a few miles away we stop for immigration and customs formalities, and then once on chilean ground, we begin a long descent through the woods. The landscape changes, it turns more humid and leafy, with incredible rivers and green meadows. Getting closer to Pucon we will discover on our left hand a new cone, the Villarrica Volcano with its steaming crater. Once in Pucon, we head straight to our accommodation.

Accommodation: Hostel, Pucon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 4: Pucon - Ruta Transvolcanica - Conaripe

Distance: 55km.

We begin going uphill entering Villarica National Park between Villarica and Quetrupillan Volcanoes. We continue going uphill into the dense Andino-Patagonico forest on a 20km trail. On this part of the journey, we will not be joined by a support car because of the thick forest. This is one of the most special parts of the trip, and even though it will be more demanding, the land, the volcanoes and araucaria (aka monkey puzzle trees) forests become a great award and an excellent memory. Once we finish the transvolcanic route, we will get to the town of Conaripe, where we will spend the night.

Accommodation: Cabins, Conaripe

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 5: Conaripe - Neltume

Distance: 36km

This is not a very long day in which we begin our journey towards west for a few km and then finally turn south, riding the shores of Neltume Lake with great views. Our lunch will be by the shore of this lake from where we can see two new volcanoes, Mocho and Chosuenco. To end the day, we bike about 10km uphill till the town where we spend the night, Neltume.

Accommodation: Hosteria, Neltume

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Neltume - San Martin de los Andes

Distance: 20km

Before leaving we can trek around to find better and closer views of the volcanoes, and also the beautiful waterfalls of the Fuy River. Then we continue for about 5 km south till Puerto Fuy on the shores of Pirihueico Lake where we take a boat transfer. The boat ride takes about 2 hours, with great views of the rainforest that covers all the surrounding mountains. Back on land and once on our bikes we cross the border and we continue for about 16 km to our final stop by the shores of Nonthue Lake. From here we take a transfer to San Martin de los Andes (1 hour).

Accommodation: Hosteria, San Martin de los Andes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 7:

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $950 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Please note:

Prices are based on a minimum of 4 people in a group.

For two people, prices start from $1590 (for groups of 2 or 3, there is no additional mountain bike guide accompanying this trip; the driver of the vehicle is also your guide).


This trip can also be combined with our Northern Lakes Ride to create an 11-day itinerary.


Includes

  • Meals & accommodation as indicated in itinerary
  • Full time MTB guide 
  • Boat transfer on Pirihueico Lake
  • Permanent support vehicle
  • Trailer for the safe transport of the bikes
  • First aid kit 
  • Communication equipment
  • Bicycle repair equipment
  • National park entrance fee

Excludes

  • Bike
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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