THE TOUR INCLUDES
- Total 1600 Kms / 995 Miles
- 6 excellent days of riding designed to immerse you in the beauty and culture of Southern Chile.
- A different kind of tour combining Chiloé Island & all 3 of our exciting day routes.
- Experience the distinct cultural characteristics of Chiloé and explore its amazingly fun riding opportunities.
- With smaller group sizes we get a chance to ride remote roads other larger tour groups leave out. Max group size of 6.
- Tour consists of 6 riding days with 3 days and 2 nights on the road with 2 ferry charters to and from Chiloé Island.
- This tour is rated at a difficulty level 2 of 5.
With 6 full riding days and 3 days on the road we will handle the major logistics. We provide the moto and guide, all hotel rooms with breakfast, and off bike excursion on Chiloé Island. All you pay for is lunch/dinner and fuel.
Full-day ride down to Hornopirén Chile, the beginning of the world-famous Carretera Austral. Leaving Puerto Varas early in the morning, we will ride along the shores of Lago Llanquihue towards Ensenada. Once past Ensenada the road is paved with some nice twisty sections. We will follow the Río Petrohué towards Ralún, at this point the road turns to dirt as we ride around a giant estuary where the Río Petrohué drains into the Pacific Ocean. This is a winding dirt road that passes through Cochamó with spectacular views and follows the contours of the mountains as it wraps around the estuary. Once we reach Puelche, we will head due south down the famous Carretera Austral Ch-7 into Hornopirén and stop for lunch there at a small restaurant with excellent Chilean dishes. The ride back north will cover the same section of the Carretera Austral but our return route changes once we reach Puelche. It's there we will take a 45-minute ferry ride across the estuary. Then we will ride along an amazing winding paved road following the coast into Puerto Montt. Riding back roads from Puerto Montt you will arrive to Puerto Varas.
Full-day ride around beautiful Lago Llanquihue. Leaving Puerto Varas, we will ride out to the Saltos de Petrohué to see stunning waterfalls flowing out of Lago Todos Los Santos. After visiting the Saltos, we will ride back into Ensenada and turn north towards Volcán Osorno. A side trip to the top of the volcano offers spectacular views all the way to the Pacific Ocean. If you would prefer to take the more leisurely dirt road route, we can ride to Frutillar and have lunch there. On the way to Frutillar we will ride through Puerto Octay where we will get an impressive view of volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco. The road leaving Puerto Octay on the way to Frutillar is all dirt and crosses beautiful farmland adjacent to the lake. The road leaving Frutillar is paved, and it follows the contours of the lake’s edge. It is twisty and smooth, and provides some of the best riding in the area. Once in the town of Llanquihue, we will cross the Pan-American Hwy and ride a short dirt road section back into Puerto Varas.
Leaving Puerto Varas towards the west we will ride through beautiful farm land passing through the coastal mountains. Offering unsurpassed views of river valleys and rural farm land. The road will turn to dirt and we will ride many twists and turns with a lot of elevation change. Finally, we ride a steep switch back section down into the Llico River Valley. Following the river, the road goes to the exact point where the river flows into the ocean. Continuing on we will ride south along the coast with even more amazing views to the ocean and mountains. This section of road can be a little more technical with ruts, rocks, and muddy sections. Leaving the coast, we will climb a steep dirt road out of the coastal mountains and back to pavement. We will ride a different paved road towards Puerto Montt and eventually ride a fun back road into Puerto Varas. This is one of the most unique dual sport routes in this region of Chile.
PUERTO VARAS TO CUCAO - CHILOÉ ISLAND
We will depart Puerto Varas early in the morning and ride south through Puerto Montt to catch the ferry to Chiloé Island. Once we arrive on Chiloé Island, we will ride through the town of Ancud to Islotes de Puñihuil on the Pacific Ocean, where you will be able to see penguins on the small rock islands that are scattered off the coast. After that, we will leave the coastline and ride through central Chiloé on some beautiful dirt roads and arrive at the Pan-American Hwy or Chile Ruta-5. On Ruta-5, we will ride south to the famous city of Castro to fuel the bikes and have lunch. We will then ride a fun and twisty road out to Cucao, where we will stay for the night. That afternoon we'll spend exploring the Parque Nacional Chiloé and Parque Tepuhueico on the bikes. This is a truly remote and unique place to ride with lots to explore.
Waking up in a picture perfect town is always nice. Cucao is a small community with the Pacific Ocean on one side and Lago Cucao on the other side. Day 2 affords us the opportunity to explore this beautiful area. We will have a day ride out to the small island of Lemuy, a short ferry ride offers us some spectacular road riding to an overlook of the Gulf of Ancud. We also have the option to go kayaking on Lake Cucao in the afternoon, or explore the surrounding beaches on the bikes. This is a day of true exploration for everyone. Good food, good riding, and a peaceful place to stay. This is one of our favorite spots here in southern Chile.
Leaving Cucao is bitter sweet. When we leave the beautiful coastline, we will ride back to the city of Castro. This small city is made famous by the "Palafito" houses, or stilt houses, over the water. These colorful houses are unique to Chiloé. We will have the option to take a short boat ride to get a better view of the houses and the city from the water. After our boat ride we can visit the central market and then have lunch at one of our favorite restaurants right on the water front. Once lunch is finished we will ride back north on the Pan-American Hwy to Chacao. We will then catch the ferry back to the mainland, riding a short section of Hwy then scenic secondary roads back into Puerto Varas.