about us.

Austral BIKES is a family run business with ten years of experience in bikes, seven in Santiago and for the last three years settled in Puerto Varas, Chile.
In September 2016 we opened the Service, Repair and Renovation Workshop plus the selling of bikes and accessories in Puerto Varas, we helped to maintain a wide range of customer’s bikes, whilst also expanding the list of hire clients arriving to Puerto Varas.
During 2017 and 2018 saw two more years of growth, with expansion of hire clients planning to cycle Carretera Austral, these two years also brought in the introduction of our bike tour packages and in 2018 we innovated with our Heli bike tours and the trekkings.

We´ve made contacts with local people all along the route from Puerto Varas to Puerto Natales, to guarantee a prompt repair of any issue that can affect our bikers along Carretera Austral, and also to provide bicycle transfer service from Villa O Higgins, Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas to Puerto Varas for a small additional cost.

That’s our main issue: you won’t be alone while you are cycling, we will be in contact with you (whatsapp) ready to help when needed. We are keen cyclists who have pride in our personal service, speak English & Spanish and have good quality mountain bikes.
About our tours and daily rentals: If you want a nice leisurely day out that works for the novice, we can arrange it. ¿Want something more demanding?
We can rent you the bikes or have plenty of tour routes and the experience to take you there, we have created guided, self-guided and tailor made tours.

As cyclists ourselves we realised the hassle and risk of bringing your own bikes along to foreign countries: careless handling, expensive overweight charges, and the time wasted disassembling and then rebuilding your bike plus the downright impracticality of lugging around a flight case.

¿Want to cycle the Carretera Austral?

With Austral Bikes Rentals, you can chose your cycling destination and we will prepare, even deliver to your accommodation your bike(Puerto Varas or Villa O Higgins), equipped with any accessories you need to have an exceptional bicycle experience.
We can also provide you with extra cycling gear, like bike racks and maps or itineraries, or even arrange room bookings and luggage transfer at your request
Will can pick you up at your hotel or bring the bikes to you, we enjoy what we do and will be happy to help!!.

ABOUT OUR BIKES

Our selection of bikes is of a very good standard
You can hire a bike from 2 hours up to a whole month (longer hires are by special arrangement).
The bikes available have been specially selected for the trails of the zone and the gravel road on Carretera Austral (easily handleable)
For those who want to cycle the road circuit on Lake Llanquihue, we have a selection of bikes in various sizes too.
Our cycles are adult MTB bikes (small to large) and children’s bikes (two sizes) as well as children’s trailers and tag-alongs for very small children and baby seats (which attach to the adult bikes).
All the bikes are geared to enable all parts of the road and trails (undulations to be reached with confort).
All bikes hired are supplied with a helmet and reflective vest for your safety, a lock, a pump, spare tubes and tools, panniers are also available for long journeys.
We are open all days during the year, no matter the season, unless the weather is very poor.

Staff/guides

juan pablo
adolfo
daniel
sergio
diana
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