Corralco – Melipeuco
CUESTA LAS RAICES – CHINA MUERTA – MELIPEUCO, the Fourth Stage of TRANSANDES CHALLENGE 2020 !!!
The 4th Stage of the TAC 2020 will be a transition stage, in which we will link Corralco with Melipeuco, an intermediate camp before the final stage that will take us to Pucón.
A Stage that will start with controlled start from the Corralco Ski Center until km 3.6, where it will officially start.
The first section will be by Cuesta Las Raices, a wide and fast way up to kilometer 10,8 where you will go through singletracks to Los Arenales sector. These fast descent trails will be not very technical, only one section will have to be done walking of only 150 meters.
Then, from km 13.6 to km 30, it will be downhill section by different paths and singletracks until reaching the town of Lonquimay.
From this place you will continue along the “cyclepath” until km 37,7 to enter to the Fusta sector. A technical road for 4×4 vehicles to km 43,5, and then face a climb to the famous “China Muerta” area located at km 53.7. China Muerta is one of the most spectacular places in the Transandes Challenge 2020, with an amazing forest of Millenary Araucarias.
Then, at Km 62, you will take a fast and downhill path to km 80. Pretty fast with some technical sections will be the tonic of this descent of more than 18km.
After this descent, we will have a flat road before reaching the pavement that will take us to the finish line at km 87 in Melipeuco.
The camp site will be at Los Pioneros Tourist Center.