Bicycling The Island of Chiloé, Chile
Culture and Nature on the Island of Chiloé
Tranquil fjords, wooden houses and churches, the rugged coastline of the Pacific: The Island of Chiloé, in northern Chilean Patagonia, is reminiscent of the landscapes in Scandinavia. Though it was inhabited long before the Spanish arrived in 1567, the island remained isolated from the commercial trade routes until the founding of the nearby port city Puerto Montt in 1853. During these three isolated centuries, a unique culture developed. The Chilote are of Spanish and indigenous Mapuche descent, and depend on their marine environment to support their way of life.
***If this sounds great but you want a longer tour you can pair Chiloé Island with the ExperiencePlus Bicycling Patagonia's Lakes District tour which features a 7-day itinerary bicycling Patagonia’s Lakes District in Argentina and Chile. ***