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Cycle to Frutillar
Pedal past glorious lakeside views between the historic German town of Frutillar and lakeside Puerto Varas.
The curiously Bavarian town of Frutillar may seem at first glance to be in the wrong continent, but its red and white churches and pine-decked cabins look completely at home within the notably alpine surroundings of the Chilean Lake District.
Our favourite way to drink in the fresh air and mountain scenery is to get on two wheels. We'll drive you first to Frutillar, where you'll have time to explore this neat and pretty German town before the 25km bike ride to Puerto Varas. Taking a quiet old road along the glittering lakeshore, this route passes evergreen forests, volcanic beaches and meadows overlooked by snowy peaks.
Activity Rating: easy
Chilean Lake District (south)
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Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
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Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.