DATES FOR FIREFLIES PATAGONIA 2018
THE INAUGURAL TOUR
CORRALCO – PUERTO VARAS
Travel Day: Travel South (Santiago – Temuco): Thursday March 8th
Day 0: Acclimatisation-shake down: Friday March 9th
Stage 1: Tour starts Saturday March 10th
Stage 8: Finish Saturday March 17th
Stage 9: Climbing Challenge
Flight back home: Sunday March 18th
*** There will be a “Climbing Challenge day” close to Santiago at 3.025 Mts
Riders must stay one extra day.
The tour is over 8 days cyclocross riding with a total distance of 928km. We ride an average of 116km/72mi per day.
The road through Argentina runs east of the Andes and is dry and stark, while the Chile route is exposed to the Pacific fronts and is wet and for the most part more challenging. It’s possible to cross in places and we enjoyed a combination of the two extremes.
Crossing the Andes Mountains is a difficult task, putting all participants to the test. While meandering through uncharted forests, virgin streams and dormant volcanoes, the challenges of these remote locations makes the riders recognize the valiant effort of fighting this disease.
Road to Valle Nevado
This is an optional part of our ride… We propose that we start with a very particular track. It’s the route who gets to the highest point in the outskirts of Santiago. 3100 mts asl between the Andes mountain range. Mixing dirt and paved road between a breathtaking landscape among the Andes.