Alto Villarrica Resort
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Microwave in room
- Breakfast Available
- Swimming pool
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This entry covers what we did two weeks ago. Di and I chose to stay in Chile while Colin and Don visited Buenos Aries. The break provided a chance to take time off the bike in an area where we could enjoy some hiking and forest scenery.
After a quick visit to Valdivia we set up camp for 4 nights in Villarrica. This town is close to the volcano ...
First day in Pucón was spent rafting the river Tracura, a mighty cold river with glacial run off water from the volcano. We did the upper grade IV section of river which had some huge drop offs. We lost a Chilean girl out the side of the raft on the first one, she looked petrified for the rest of it! We enjoyed a quick stop half way down to do a cliff jump then it was off for a ...
... her 15 mins before departure!!! We were picked up at 6am and taken to Pucon where we picked up all our mountaineering gear and 3 more tourists. We were a group of 12 with 4 guides. We drove to the Volcan Villarrica National Park to a ski resort where one chairlift operates in the summer. We took that lift up absout 400m, then started to walk. We needed crampons as we were walking in snow and after ...
... i not etc? it was an early start, at the tour company´s office by 630am to get our gear. This was sturdy waterproof boots, waterproof trousers, gaiters (which are waterproof ´legwarmers´ that prevent snow getting into your boots), a waterproof jacket, backpack, plastic slider thing (basically like a tray with no sides that was made out of plastic), waterproof nappy (for want of a better word, to strap onto yourself over the waterproof trousers so that you didn´t get wet), ...
... foot (for reality, you try it), 8lbs on the back (I actually think this was true) and head straight up 90degrees (for reality purposes...you know what to do). Let me explain my life, I'm a passionate yogi, which means I am barefoot as often as possible and usually on a yoga mat and I like to look good when I go out so you will find me in some sort of heels on many occasions or in stylish boots or sandals and if I can dance, I'll dance. Yesterday was stark contrast to ...