The Most Attractive Mountain Biking in Chile
Explore the mountain bike trip in Chile, you're immersed in the culture and sweetness of Chile From Atacama to Patagonia and also the lake district in between.
Home to Cancha Carrera, considered one of the best downhill mountain bike routes in the world, Chile is a great place to go for an activity vacation on wheels. Encompassed by beautiful scenery, Cancha Carrera is not one for novices. Combining technical riding with fast turns, our recommendation is that you take a guide with you to prevent getting lost as well as repair kits, sunscreen, waterproof clothes and lots of water.
Climb as far as you are able to to Paso Jama and then downhill on the paved road with views from the Atacama Desert moonscape. There are several rides within the Atacama based from the lodges we use there such at Explora Atacama and also the Terrantai Lodge. If Moab and the Canyonlands in Utah are the kind of biking, you can’t miss the Atacama Desert on bike. Rides vary from easy/beginner to expert trails which traverse mountain passes, and constist of uneven, steep and technical climbs and descents. Beginner rides stick to the paved roads and smooth gravel roads, allowing riders to focus on the scenery and not a lot on the peddling.
The forested mountains and clear blue lakes from the Lakes Region are a sharp contrast towards the Atacama. Set off along the shores of Lake Llanquihue, at risk of Ensenada Village. The off-road riding begins while you approach the snow-covered Osorno Volcano, and trails is going to be selected to suit your abilities.
The country offers many ideal locations for taking part in this activity. Starting in its northern border, the dry, rustic and inhospitable landscape from the desert predominates. The routes and paths present big challenges for that aficionados of this sport, who must deal with the hot sun, dehydration, our prime diurnal temperatures and the extreme low ones throughout the night.
- The central zone, however, offers a more pleasant, temperate climate, along with a huge number of places to visit between the coastal and the low mountain areas, both urban and rural. The very best options are the national parks and reserves and also the secondary roads that go through the zone.
- In the South, Austral and Magellan regions, the temperatures are much lower and the climate can instruct surprises. There exists a great variety of trails and secondary roads within all these regions. The Austral Road is a superb route to take during the summer.
- Unflagging pedaling. Down and up, maybe even a fall. Who cares? Continue exploring those fascinating Santiago valleys that provide so many mountain bike circuits.
- Exciting ascents and descents on two wheels, through beautiful Santiago valleys and mountains. It is exactly what this sport offers. Greater than a sport, it is the path to exciting adventures.
Santiago provides a series of ideal pedaling routes, for example:
- Rio Clarillo National Reserve: Whose beautiful trails are utilized by all those who appreciate trekking and cycling. It’s 45 kilometers from Santiago, in Pirque.
- Fundo Yerba Loca Nature Sanctuary: It presents clearly defined trails, encompassed by small, low forests and mountains that host an excellent variety of birds. There are many routes, like the one that leaves Villa Paulina for that mountains of La Paloma and El Altar, well suited for walkers and cyclists. It’s located 25 kilometers from Santiago, on the path to Farallones.
- Aculeo Lagoon: Located 68 kilometers from Santiago, this beautiful area has around 40 kilometers of trail that’s perfect for pedaling.In northern Patagonia you are able to ride the ‘huaso senderos’. This is an extensive network of trails and swinging bridges utilized by locals on horseback, oxcart by foot.These trails wind across the thundering turquoise Futaleufu river and its tributaries that flow from pristine lakes and glaciers. They bring us back in time and into a simpler life-style, through native forests, nearby villages, and incredibly rural ranches.
Another great network of bicycle trails are available at Torres del Paine National park, even though it may have many other visitors, it’s still the end of the world.Amid this breathtaking tableau, attempt a two-wheeled journey that takes us to spectacular vistas and past charming old-world villages. Then, breathe in and out at lodgings wrapped in European ambience, Latin flair and genuine warmth and hospitality. This really is biking in Chile – Enjoy