Patagonia Explorer 

Journey

Patagonia Explorer 

Journey

Chile & Argentina: Ride Patagonia, a world of vast blue skies, deep blue glaciers and towering snow capped peaks

 

Patagonia is a land filled with dramatic scenery, a world of vast blue skies, deep blue glaciers and towering snow capped peaks.

This motorcycle tour to the very end of the world at Tierra del Fuego will be some of the finest biking moments of your life. Patagonia will leave you awestruck; we consider this vast land to possibly be the most scenic ride in the world

SANTIAGO TO USHUAIA (November & January departures)
 

Joining Day: Your Santiago airport transfer will take you directly to our joining hotel, ready for an early start tomorrow. Today you will meet your crew for your tour briefing and welcome dinner.
 

Day 1: A morning flight and group transfer to Pucón, where you will pick up your bikes and have your orientation/safety ride.
 

Day 2: Today you’ll have a free day to explore Pucón.
 

Day 3: A scenic ride and your first border crossing into Argentina, our overnight stay is stunning San Carlos de Bariloche.

 18 DAYS

 19 NIGHTS

DISTANCE

2200 MILES

MIX SURFACES

FROM US $8,695

Motorcycle rental as per your selection.

Expert guide / lead rider and full support team for the duration of the tour.

10 nights of accommodation are included in the cost on a shared basis.

Support vehicle for luggage and passenger transport during the tour.

10 breakfasts, 7 Lunches, and 4 Dinners are included.

Airport transfers are included in the overall cost of the tour.

Fuel and Tolls are included on this Journey

Flight Ushuaia to Buenos Aires or Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, depending on direction of travel

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Flights and appropriate visas are not included in any of the pricing.

Only one bonus night is included which can be used for a hotel the night before the trip.Additional nights before or after are not included.

Certain lunches and dinners are not included in the price. Refer to itinerary

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR JOURNEY

Entrances to all National Parks as mentioned on itinerary

Day 4: A free day for you to explore San Carlos de Bariloche.

Day 5: Today’s ride will take you towards the sparsely forested foothills of the Western Chubut province, arriving for a restful night at Esquel.

Day 6: Riding through some stunning Patagonian wilderness, you will stop for the night in the remote settlement of Perito Moreno.

Day 7: The horizon seems to stretch on forever as you ride to a beautiful and remote estancia (Argentinean farm). Prepare yourself for a fantastic traditional Argentinean meal.

Day 8 & 9: You’ll ride across the plains to the peaceful village of El Chalten in the shadow of the Fitzroy Range. Two nights in El Chalten will give you a chance to take a walk into the range and give our legs a much-needed stretch.

Day 10: Today you’ll head further south to the town of El Calafate for a two-night stay.

Day 11: Ride out to the spectacular Moreno Glacier and enjoy the day in the National Park.

Day 12: Today’s ride will take us back into Chile and into the beautiful Torres del Paine National Park.

Day 13 & 14: You will have two full days to hike the rugged trails throughout the park or ride amongst the many winding roads that cover this region. The choice is yours.

 

Day 15: Leaving Torres National Park, you’ll ride out to Puerto Natales and then cross the Magellan Straits to our overnight accommodation in Cerro Sombrero.

Day 16: Ride triumphantly into the southernmost city in the world, the beautiful Ushuaia.
 

Day 17: Enjoy your last ride through the Tierra del Fuego National Park and celebrate, as you truly come to the end of the world.
 

Day 18: Your included flight will take you to the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires for your final night of the tour.
 

Departure day: Spend some time in Buenos Aires or fly home, the choice is yours.

USHUAIA TO SANTIAGO (February departure)
 

Joining Day: Your Buenos Aires airport transfer will take you directly to our joining hotel, ready for an early start tomorrow.
 

Day 1: Today you’ll take a flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, where you’ll meet your crew for your tour briefing and welcome dinner.
 

Day 2: Enjoy a ride through the Tierra del Fuego National Park where you’ll truly come to the end of the world. Today you will have your orientation / safety ride.
 

Day 3: You’ll ride through the southern forests and mountains to arrive at your first border post into Chile and onto your overnight stay at Cerro Sombrero.

Day 4: Crossing the Magellan Straights, you will ride into Torres del Paine National Park.
 

Day 5 & 6: You will have two full days to hike the rugged trails throughout the park or ride amongst the many winding roads that cover this region. The choice is yours.
 

Day 7: Today’s ride will have you crossing the border back into Argentina. Your overnight stay is El Calafate.

Day 8: Ride out to the spectacular Moreno Glacier and enjoy the day in the National Park.

Day 9 & 10: Today you’ll head north to the town of El Chalten, nestled in the shadow of the Fitzroy Range. Two nights in El Chalten will give you a chance to take a walk into the range and give our legs a much-needed stretch.

Day 11: The horizon seems to stretch on forever as you ride to a beautiful and remote estancia (Argentinean farm). Prepare yourself for a fantastic traditional Argentinean meal.

Day 12: Leaving the estancia you’ll continue north and stop for the night in the remote settlement of Perito Moreno.
 

Day 13: Today’s ride will take you towards the sparsely forested foothills of the Western Chubut province, arriving for a restful night at Esquel.
 

Day 14: A scenic ride into the forested mountains and lakes area, our overnight stay is stunning San Carlos de Bariloche.
 

Day 15: A free day for you to explore San Carlos de Bariloche.

Day 16: Today you’ll cross back into Chile and ride into Pucón for your overnight stay.
 

Day 17: The ride north today is toward the wonderful Salto Lago where you will be spending the night.
 

Day 18: Today will see you continue north and onto the vibrant capital of Chile, Santiago for your final night of the tour.
 

Departure day: Spend some time in Santiago or fly home, the choice is yours.

RIDE PROFILE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80% of this ride is on pavement; some sections of pavement can be potholed and narrow. 

20% of this ride will be on dirt. Most dirt is hard packed, although there are sections that can have loose gravel and can be rutted. Additionally, wind can be a factor on this ride.

Some off-road experience is preferred for this tour.
On the more difficult sections pillions can travel in the support vehicle.

 

Tour Start/End

Tour Start: Santiago, Chile OR Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tour End: Buenos Aires, Argentina OR Santiago, Chile

 

Climate

It is summer in Patagonia, so we can expect some beautiful sunny ride days. Average daily temperatures around Pucón (the north) are between 7 and 20 degrees C (45 and 67 degrees F). In the south the temperatures will be slightly cooler. Average summer temperatures in Ushuaia are between 4 and 12 degrees C (40 and 54 degrees F). The prevailing winds, from the southwest, are dry, cold, and can be very strong at times. Although not a lot of rain is expected on tour, be prepared for some wet weather riding 

 

Accommodation

  • 19 nights of accommodation.

  • Our accommodations range from small family run hotels through to 4 star hotels. 

  • A flexible attitude is needed as standards are not always what we are accustomed to. 

  • All accommodation is on a twin share basis. If you are traveling alone we will pair you up with another solo traveler. However, if you prefer single accommodation a single supplement is available: US$ 850.00 (please note that you may be required to share a bathroom at least once on this trip)

 

Meals

  • On every day of the tour we include breakfast: 19 Breakfasts

  • On mentioned ride days we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen: 9 Lunches

  • We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants we have used many times before: 7 Dinners

 

Important Information

  • You will need to be in Santiago or Buenos Aires, depending on direction of travel, one day prior to start of expedition, for your joining day (a bonus nights accommodation is included) 

  • All riders must have a valid motorcycle license and at least two years riding experience. 

  • It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition. 

Bikes

BMW R1200GS

  • 1200cc Twin cylinder boxer engine

  • Seat height 90cm (35In) Approx.

  • Inner Leg Curve 195cm (78in) Approx

  • Heated Hand Grips

  • BMW style accessory power socket

  • Top Box

  • Engine protection bars

  • Bash plate

  • Dual purpose tires

  • Journey Cost US $9,695

BMW F800GS 

  • 800cc Parallel twin cylinder engine

  • Seat height 88cm (34In) Approx.

  • Inner Leg Curve 193cm (76in) Approx

  • Heated Hand Grips

  • BMW style accessory power socket

  • Top Box

  • Engine protection bars

  • Bash plate

  • Dual purpose tires 

  • Journey Cost US $9,325

BMW F700GS 

  • 800cc (de-tuned) Parallel twin cylinder engine

  • Seat height 82cm (32In) Approx.

  • Inner Leg Curve 181cm (71in) Approx

  • Heated Hand Grips

  • BMW style accessory power socket

  • Top Box

  • Engine protection bars

  • Bash plate

  • Duel purpose tyres

  • Low seat option available (79cm / 31 in)

  • Journey Cost US $8,695 

Triumph Tiger 800XC 

  • 800cc In-line three cylinder engine

  • Seat height 85cm (33In) Approx.

  • Cruise control

  • Heated Hand Grips

  • 12v accessory power socket

  • Top Box

  • Engine protection bars

  • Bash plate

  • Dual purpose tires

  • Journey Cost US $9,325

Upgrades

If you require a low bike option we have a lowered suspension or lowered seat BMW F700 GS available: Free of charge

 

All accommodation is twin or double share, if you would like a single room there will be a single supplement: US $850
(please note, you may be required to share a bathroom at least once on this trip)

Our motorcycles are insured and have a damage excess of US $4,000, you can reduce the excess by taking advantage of our Excess Reduction Policy: US $25 per day

 

Pillion / Support Vehicle Passenger US $6,795