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Mountain Biking near Pucón - Bicycling Pucón - Chile

In the countryside around Pucón are many natural wonders. Some are only accessible in private vehicle—or by bike. Popular day outings are the waterfalls Ojos de Caburgua, the Cuevas Volcánicas, a series of cascades on the road to Palguín and the hot springs that steam across the landscape. Spinning the wheels will also take you away from the city and its tourists, to see the daily life of campesinos and to visit indigenous villages. The Ciclovía is the beginning of many journeys. Cycling maps are available from most bike rental shops.

Pucón, Chile


Getting There
The Ciclovía begins on O’Higgins, just east of Calle Colo Colo.


Quite a few places lease bikes. Businesses along O’Higgins tend to be more expensive.

Travel Tips: Helmet and tool kit are usually supplied. Pucón Rent a Car has a biking map on its website.


In early December a mountain bike race is organized in Pucón; for more information check

Price Description: On average, the cost is $5 per hour, $9 for half day (four hours), $14 for a full day (10 hours).

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring: Water, snacks, sun block and other protection.

Hiking and trekking in Villarrica and Huequerhue National Parks, scaling Volcán Villarrica, rafting, kayaking, birdwatching, fly fishing, visiting the Museo Mapuche and Mapuche communities. In winter, there are skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports.

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

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