There is very little left for a new mountainbike challenge of Conquest Volcán Osorno (CVO 2023). Next Sunday, January 29, from 10:30 a.m. at the base camp of the competition, in Las Cascadas (Puerto Octay), the game of this competition that celebrates its 19th version will be officially announced.
It is a highly demanding race, which goes around the Osorno Volcano, with a 77-kilometer circuit. Immersed in the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, its route includes Puerto Klocler, La Picada, Paso Desolación (where its highest point is height, 1,902 meters above sea level, to then begin the descent), Lake Todos Los Santos and Saltos del Petrohué, among other points of incredible natural beauty.
Matías Álamo, mountain bike racer and executive director of Amukan Lodge, will compete for the fourth time in this event. "I have prepared myself with a lot of gym, eating healthy, with a lot of jogging and cycling," he says. Regarding the competition, he adds that it is “technically beautiful and beautiful, because you go through wonderful places. You can be very prepared, but it is also to enjoy.”
In this sense, to those who are going to debut in this competition, Álamo recommends “that they not kill themselves in the race. One can take two hours; others, three and a half or four hours. The important thing is that they have a good time, that they enjoy themselves. If you stay a couple of days, I hope you try to get to know Las Cascadas and the surroundings of Puerto Octay, since, although it it is better to book accommodation in advance, there are always places available”.
Photo: Matías Alamo.
Susan Barraza, who has participated in several competitions, maintains that it is a race that surprises because of the places it crosses. In addition, it is an excellent opportunity to get to know the area for competitors traveling to the region with friends or family.
Omar Hernández, organizer of this sports event, explains that 40% of the competitors come from the Metropolitan Region and that the event is part of the
"The race is developed under a work model that we call Massive Sustainable Event, where from this race, we generate a development pole inviting local entrepreneurs so that they can sell their products", he points out. "We also carry out environmental management to recycle the waste that is generated and fluid communication with the private public that is related to cycling and also in the country's image, because from the event we seek to promote the name of Chile as part of the sport and tourist destination”.
In Ruténica we have many accommodation and activity options, both for CVO 2023 competitors, as well as for their companions and families visiting the area, immersed in the Lakes and Volcanoes Scenic Route.