Southern Lakes 

Journey

Southern Lakes 

Journey

Chile & Argentina: A motorcycle tour through some of Chile and Argentina’s finest scenery.

This superb motorcycle tour is a will take you among snow capped glaciated volcanoes that tower over verdant hills and pristine lakes. We stay in superbly located lakeside accommodation and enjoy a traditional Argentine Asado.

This motorbike adventure shall take in some of Chile and Argentina’s finest scenery as we enjoy ancient forests, emerald-deep blue lakes and superb mountain scenery on this wonderful nine-day motorbike tour of the Chilean Lakes district and Argentina’s epic seven Lakes ride.

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: 

After a short flight to from Santiago to Temuco we shall transfer to our hotel in Pucon. Today we shall get acquainted with our bikes before going on an afternoon ride around the Chilean Lakes District.
 

Day 2: 

We have some time to further explore the Chilean Lakes District before riding to one of Chile's most magnificent cities, Valdivia set on the confluence of the Rio Calle Calle and Rio Cruces.

 9 DAYS

 10 NIGHTS

DISTANCE

800 MILES

MIX SURFACES

FROM US $4,795

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

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 3: 

Today we ride south into the stunning southern lakes region of Chile and overnight at Pertohue.

Day 4: 

Continuing south we shall ride into Patagonia and overnight at Ancud.

Day 5: 

Returning north we ride onto Frutillar, a wonderfully preserved 18th century village that has a strong Germanic history and onto our overnight stay at the tiny village of Entre Lagos, on the shores of Lago Puyehue.

Day 6: 
Today is yet another spectacular ride as we cross into Argentina via the lofty Paso Puyehue. We will finish the day in San Carlos de Bariloche, an absolutely stunning town know for its Swiss architecture, Saint Bernard dogs and chocolates.

Day 7: 
A free day for you to explore San Carlos de Bariloche.

Day 8: 
Today shall see us ride the world famous Seven Lakes ride, returning us to Pucon.

Day 9: 
Your included flight will return you to Santiago.

Departure Day

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

RIDE PROFILE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90% of this ride is on pavement; some sections of pavement can be potholed and narrow. 

10% 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.

 

Tour Start/End

Tour Start: Santiago, Chile

Tour End: Santiago, Chile

 

Climate

It is summer in the Lakes district, so we can expect some beautiful sunny days. Average daily temperatures should be between 7 and 20 degrees C (45 and 67 degrees F). Although rain is not expected on the tour, it’s always best to be prepared for unseasonal weather. 

 

Accommodation

  • 10 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$ 500.00 (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: 10 Breakfasts

  • On mentioned ride days we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen: 7 Lunches

  • We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants we have used many times before: 4 Dinners

 

Important Information

 

  • You will need to be in Santiago one day prior to start of expedition, for your joining day (a bonus nights accommodation 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 $5,295

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 $5,110

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 $4,795 

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 $5,110

Upgrades

If you require a lower 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$ 500.00 
(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 $4,790