South America
Chile & Argentina

Southern Lakes Explorer

This wonderful motorcycle tour will take you among snow-capped glaciated volcanoes that tower over verdant hills and pristine lakes. Enjoy some of Chile and Argentina’s finest scenery as you explore ancient forests, sparkling emerald lakes and dramatic mountain landscapes, all while staying in superbly located lakeside accommodation. This motorcycle tour showcases the highlights of the Chilean Lakes district and Argentina’s epic Seven Lakes Ride.

Highlights

— Enjoy the epic Seven Lakes Ride
— Explore the town of San Carlos Bariloche
— Visit the stunning Lago Todos Los Santos 
— Stroll through a preserved 18th century town

  • Day 1

    Santiago

    Your Santiago airport transfer will take you directly to the hotel, ready for an early start tomorrow. Today you will meet the rest of the crew and group for your tour briefing and welcome dinner.

    Day 2

    Santiago – Pucón

    After a short flight to Temuco you will be transferred to the hotel in Pucón, a wonderful township nestled at the foot of Villarrica Volcano deep within the Chilean lakes district. Get acquainted with your bike before enjoying a great ride designed to take in some of the extraordinary scenery that abounds, and one that offers a mix of on and off-road.

    Day 3

    Pucón – Valdivia

    Ride to beautiful Valdivia, set on the confluence of the Rio Calle Calle and Rio Cruces. Spend the late afternoon and evening visiting the 17th century forts and exploring the Plaza de la Republica. Famed for its craft beers with a German influence, you certainly won’t forget the numerous boutique beers on offer in Valdivia.

    Day 4

    Valdivia – Petrohué

    Ride through this stunning region of Chile and stop at Ensenada, wonderfully located on the shores of Lago Llanguihue. Today’s ride is spectacular as you ride amongst verdant farmlands and forests. Continue to the stunning Lago Todos los Santos. Hopefully you’ll see Volcon Osorno being beautifully reflected off the emerald green lake.

    Day 5

    Petrohué – Ancud

    Reach the Germanic town of Puerto Varas, which offers more stunning views of Lago Llanguihue and Volcan Osorno, before riding onto Puerto Montt and the mythical Chiloe Island. Chiloe is an archipelago of over 40 islands and is steeped in history. You are now in Patagonia, stay overnight at Ancud situated on the dazzling north coast of the island.

    Day 6

    Ancud – Entre Lagos

    Returning north ride to Frutillar, a wonderfully preserved 18th century village that has a strong Germanic history. Another beautiful riding day amongst the lakes and mountains. Stop en-route at the super laidback Puerto Octay on your way to your overnight stay at the tiny village of Entre Lagos, on the shores of Lago Puyehue.

    Day 7

    Entre Lagos – San Carlos Bariloche

    Another spectacular ride as you cross into Argentina via the lofty Paso Puyehue. Ride through the Parque Nacional Puyehue all the way to the Argentinean border with lakes and twin volcanic peaks in full view. Continue down into San Carlos de Bariloche, a stunning town known for its Swiss architecture, St Bernard dogs and chocolates.

    Day 8

    San Carlos de Bariloche (free day)

    A full day is spent in Bariloche allowing you time to ride the superb Circuito Chico that runs along the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi. A visit to the world-renowned resort of Llao Llao is highly recommended for lunch.

    Day 9

    San Carlos de Bariloche – Pucón

    Travel north and ride the world famous Seven Lakes Drive; a dirt road around, as the name suggests, Seven Lakes. The scenic splendour continues on as you pass through San Martin de los Andes before crossing back into Chile at the remote border pass of Mamuil Malal. Your final ride will be through a rare Monkey Puzzle tree forest.

    Day 10

    Pucón – Santiago

    Your final day includes a transfer back to Temuco for your return flight to Santiago.

    Day 11

    Santiago

    Transfer to the airport for your onward journey

    Total Distance c. 1300 km.
    Approx. 90% sealed roads & 10% dirt roads.

  • Southern Lakes Explorer
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  • What's Included & What's Not
    Price Includes Price Excludes
    9 days motorcycle hire
    11 nights standard accommodation
    Chile internal flights
    Fuel
    Tolls
    10 breakfasts
    7 lunches
    4 dinners
    Entrance fees
    4WD support vehicle
    English speaking tour guide and local support team
    Personal items and expenses
    Tips and gratuities
    Additional activites
    Riding gear
    Travel Insurance
    Flights, stopovers and additional accommodation can be arranged through H-C Travel
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