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Cycling Chile's Lake District

Listed under Cycling in Puerto Montt, Chile.

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This region is another cyclists dream, plenty of spectacular scenery, including mountains, volcanoes and the many bright blue lakes which give the region it’s name. There are too many options here, with plenty of suitable routes and trails and it really depends on how much time you have and how fit you are as to which are the best towns to base yourself or which are the best routes to follow. Some of the regions highlights are the Parque National Alcerce Andino, for one of the worlds oldest rainforests, the trees forming a cathedral like canopy, Parque National Vincente Perez Rosales (Chile’s first national park) the Volcan Osorno, for the hardened lava fields and the snow fields and the huge waterfalls and hot springs nestled in it’s sides, and the glassy expanse of Lago Llanquihue along fjord like terrain. It’s most likely that you’ll start your journey in coastal city, Puerto Montt, where there is a small airport. There are plenty of small towns dotting the region, many of them have the German looking architecture of the immigrants who settled here making it look quite a lot like Switzerland, so you’ll be able to sleep and eat comfortably if you prefer.

Written by  Jake Marsden.

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Have a look to a cycling operator in Puerto Montt www.cyclingchile.com

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I'm going to the Lakes District to cycle but prefer to rent a mountain bike there. I'm having a hard time finding via the internet shops that do rentals. I'd preferrably like to rent in Puerto Montt to enable a cirlce out of there but am open to any cities at this point. Any contact info for bike shops? Will I need to bring my own panniers?

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hi did you ever made it to the Lake district, I´m planning to rent bikes and equipment on 2012 , any feedback polosurf91@hotmail.com

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