Alpac Attack 2016

AlpacAttack - The call of the wild

6 days of mountain bike racing through the Patagonian wilderness

AlpacAttack is a 6 day mountain bike stage race through the pristine wilderness of the Chilean side of northern Patagonia.

The route takes in a plethora of stunning natural wonders such as Volcan Villarica, Lonquimay, Llaima, Sollipulli and Chritmas crater as well as traversing some of Chile’s most beautiful national parks including  Conguillio and China Muerta.

AlpacAttack is probably the least technical of all our races but that doesn’t mean it is any less of a challenge

In fact, in distance and altitude climbed, it’s the biggest in our series, with 550km and 15000m of ascent over 6 days.

Snow capped volcanoes, mountain streams, ferocious winds and one of the least inhabited areas on earth come together to make AlpacAttack one epic adventure.

If you’re looking for the ultimate test of endurance in the most spectacular of surroundings, then look no further, Alpac Attack and the Patagonia wilderness are calling you.


Itinerary & entry details.

March 29th to April 3rd 2016

2016 Itinerary

March 28th – Race registration at a hotel in central Pucon, Chile

March 29th – Early morning transfer from Pucon to Curarrehue. From here the race starts.

March 29thApril 3rd – AlpacAttack (See stage details)

April 3rd – Prize giving and post race party

April 4th – Optional transfers to Pucon / Temuco or continued stay in Malalcahuello

Included in entry fee

  • All accommodation from March 29th to April 3rd inclusive
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner from March 29th to April 3rd (excluding breakfast on March 29th)
  • Coach transfer from Pucon to Curarrehue
  • GPS and physical route marking
  • Fully stocked water stations
  • Full medical support
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations
  • Vehicle support (where possible) during race stages
  • Overall winners prizes and trophies
  • Stage winner prizes
  • Finishers T-shirts and medals
  • Prize giving ceremony and post race party

Not included in entry fee

  • International and domestic flights
  • Equipment hire, including bike, helmet, clothing etc
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Insurance
  • Private medical services or treatment, emergency medical treatment and emergency evacuation fee
  • Entry visas or immigration services


Pre bookable optional extras

  • Airport transfers from / to Temuco
  • Mechanical services.
  • Massage services


Entry fee

  • Paid in full before September 30th – $1695
  • Paid in full before November 30th – $1995
  • Balances paid after November 30th -$2195
  • Companion package available for $1395 (please refer to FAQ)


AlpacAttack 2016 - Application Form

If you’re interested, please fill in our application form to get started!

Race Stages

Curarrehue – Melipeuco 95km with 2710m of ascent

After a 50km coach transfer from Pucon, the race will start at the small thermal spa town of Curarrehue.
The route follows the Chile / Argentina border along beautiful mountain trails. There is no easy start here as the trail climbs over the next 60km to cross the flanks of Sollipulli volcano at 1600m, where snow could be encountered. From here however its a rapid 35km descent, through numerous small streams and gradients reaching 25% to reach the Hotel Los Pioneros in Melipueco where we will be based for the next 3 nights.

Vuelta al Volcan Llaima 120km with 2460m of ascent

A long stage today, mainly on wide gravel roads which can be severely corrugated in places. The views today are breathtaking as the course passes the base of Volcan Llaima and finishes with a descent through the forests and lava fields of the Conguillio national park.
The stage will once again finish in Melipueco town only 1km from the race hotel.

Melipueco to Melipueco 70km with 1600m of ascent

Don’t be fooled by the shorter distance of stage 3. A grand mixture of singletracks and acute mountain roads around Volcan Sollipulli mean this circuitous route is no walk in the park.

This marks the final finish in Melipueco before we move onto Malalcahuello in the morning.

Melipeuco – Malalcahuello 84km with 2860m of ascent

Today the AlpacAttack train moves on to Malalcahuello. While the luggage is transferred by the main roads, the riders take on the China Muerta national park, the scene of some severe bush fires in 2015. Dense pine forest and muddy trails make way to a sandy volcanic landscape as the riders move closer to the final destination.

The hotel tonight is the Swiss style Suizandina.

Malalcahuello to Malalcahuello via Lonquimay and Christmas crater 100km with 3420m ascent

The Queen stage. With 4 days of racing in the legs, this one is going to hurt both physically and mentally. Tough mountain trails, peaking out at 1800m above sea level mean that snow could be encountered today, but the views of Christmas crater will be well worth the toils of  over 3000m of ascent.



Malalcahuello – Malalcahuello 64km with 2800m of ascent

We’ve kept it short and sweet for the final stage of AlpacAttack 2016. Well, when we say short, there’s still 2800m of ascent and descent to negotiate on this singletrack and mountain road 64km loop around Malalcahuello.

Once the race is over, its time to relax and party on with the rest of the riders and AlpacAttack crew at the hotel.
The prize giving ceremony will be in the evening