This excursion of 250 kilometers
will show us the the natural beauty of Lake Llanquihue´s
coastal road, admiring the slopes of Osorno
Volcano, the Petrohue Falls
and the south west side of Lake Todos Los Santos.
For this excursion we can choose two alternative routes
depart from Punta Piedras Lodge & Marina towards
Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, a quiet and clean
town located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue.
We drive along the lake shore to Ensenada,
the entrance to V. Perez Rosales National Park.
A visit to this outstanding place full of wild geography
, takes us first to Laguna Verde in the
middle of the forest. We continue to the main way where
we find traces of volcanic lava deposited on this terrain
during the last eruption of the Osorno Volcano
in 1835. If the weather conditions are appropiate we can
go up to La Burbuja Ski field and admire
the spectacular and panoramic view of the Lake, Petrohue
River, the Volcanoes, the Andes and the
Reloncavi Bay. We can also have a look to the
Serac (glacier formations) if the conditions and the Park
authorities permit us.
We continue our trip up North until Viguerias
a place where we can see the basaltic rock columns resulted
from the difference of temperatures due to the volcanic
activities. Along the road we observe some typical farm
houses and both Catholic and Luteran churches (Río
Blanco) built by the German settlers who arrive
to this zone more than a century ago.
We arrive to Puerto Clocker located just
on the lake shore. From there we can go up to the
La Picada Ski Resort situated on the other side
of the Osorno Volcano. Following our
trip to Puerto Octay, we will see old
wooden piers used during the time when the commerce and
transport of this region was mainly boats and vessels
navigating the Lake. We visit an old chapel in Playa
Maiten built by the German settlers in 1867.
Arriving in Puerto Octay and beautiful
Centinela Bay we enjoy the fantastic
view and colours of the 3 volcanoes, the Lake and some
small islands and rock formations. We continue to Frutillar
along the road passing by farms and picturesque small
villages. Once in Frutillar, a charming
and peaceful town, famous for hosting the International
Classical Music Festival on each February we can walk
along the beach or have a cup of tea with sweet treats
of cakes and kuchen made from old traditional German recepies.
We continue back to Tenglo Island through
the town of Llanquihue, Puerto
Varas and Puerto Montt.