Patagonia Motorcycle Tours Chile

Discover Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego by motorbike and make this tour a unique experience. Join your hosts, Motoaventura Chile, in the vastness of the southern spaces and the unpredictable climate and explore this destination known as one of the most adventurous in the world. During this tour, you will visit several national parks in Chile and Argentina, you will ride an equipped motorbike with unlimited mileage, and you will admire volcanoes and lakes through amazing roads!

Key information

  • Terrain: mix of asphalt and off-road
  • Bike: rental bike
  • Riding gear available for rent: helmet 15 USD/day, GPS 20 USD/day, and 60 Liter waterproof bag 15 USD
  • Meals: all breakfasts and lunches and 3 dinners

Highlights

  • Ride the iconic Ruta 40
  • Starts in Osorno and ends in Punta Arenas
  • Lovely view of the ashes of the volcano Puyehue
  • Visit Los Alerces, Torres del Paine, and Lapataia National Parks
  • Full high-definition video sent to your home after the tour
  • BMW and Honda motorcycle rentals
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


15 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Airport transfer included: Caí±al Bajo Carlos - Hott Siebert Airport

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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be staying in various accommodations. All the rooms will be in three and four-star hotels that have a parking lot and a Wi-Fi connection available.

Program

During this tour, you will have the opportunity to rent a motorcycle and ride across Chile and Argentina. Discovering Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego by motorbike is a unique experience. The vastness of the southern spaces and the unpredictability of the climate makes this destination one of the most adventurous tours.

You will also visit several national parks that include Los Alerces, Perito Moreno, Torres del Paine, and Lapataia. You will be led by professional and experienced adventure guides with unique knowledge of the travel areas. You will be supported during the trip by a vehicle with fuel and minor repair items. Satellite phone and a GPS tracking system will also be available.

Day 1: Osorno

The participants are met at Osorno Airport (ZOS) and transferred to the hotel. After check-in follows the bike collection, signing of contracts, group briefing, organization of baggage, and the welcome dinner offered. You will leave to your journey on the following day.

Day 2: Osorno to Bariloche

Hairpin bends through the Chilean landscape form the setting for the first hours of the journey, passing the frontier will take you up to lunchtime. Climbing the range of the Andes, you shall be able to admire the ashes of the volcano Puyehue and the panorama of Lake Nahuel Huapi, in which you will stop for the night. An evening in the streets of one of the liveliest cities of the region awaits for you.

Day 3: Bariloche to Trevelin

You shall leave beautiful Lake Nahuel Huapi only after having explored the inlets to the mirador Llao Llao, a panoramic viewpoint where you shall have coffee. You will descend the bends of the Andes to El Bolson and venture into Los Alercos National Park, characterized by 80 kilometers / 50 miles of unpaved roads and tracks that wind round iridescent lakes.

Day 4: Trevelin to Puyuhuapi

The Carretera Austral is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful routes in the world to cross on a motorbike, and on this day, the group will explore part of it. After passing the border, which takes you back into Chile, you will be captivated by the beauty of the rivers, waterfalls, and lakes that you will catch sight of between one bend and the next. You should find many panoramic viewpoints right up until you reach the fiord, where you can enjoy salmon and fresh cod for dinner.

Day 5: Puyuhuapi to Coyhaique

The unpaved road will lead you along the banks of the fiord and round the hairpin bends of the rain-washed mountains of Chilean Patagonia. From the summit, you will admire waterfalls and glaciers before descending to rejoin the asphalted road. You shall ride through grassland, surrounded by rocky peaks and the sight of multi-colored expanses of flowers to your destination, where the group will enjoy a great dinner with the view of the valley.

Day 6: Coyhaique Antiguo

This day, you will leave the hotel early in the morning, enjoying the stretch of quick asphalted road and the unpaved kilometers of the Carretera Austral. You will arrive at the magnificent General Carrera Lake and shall be enraptured by the majesty of this area. You will ride alongside this vast sheet of water until you reach the border with Argentina, where the iconic Ruta 40 starts again.

Day 7: Antiguos Gregores

Ruta 40, groups of guanacos, and strong gusting winds are the actors in this phase of the journey. You will maintain a good speed for the whole day but get a taste of the unpaved road for the last 30 kilometers / 19 miles. For dinner, you will enjoy a spit-roasted lamb accompanied by local wine and served in an authentic Tehuelche estancia.

Day 8: Gregores to Calafate

The gravel road and the wind will be tough for half of the day, but you will be compensated with the views of the Viedma and Argentino lakes. After you have returned to the paved road, you will have lunch in the historic estancia that gave refuge to Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and Ethel Place. The excellent road surface will take you as far as El Calafate, a tourist center famous for its nightlife movida, where you will stay for two nights.

Day 9: Perito Moreno Glacier

Today the group will be picked up and taken to Los Glaciares National Park to rest at the foot of the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier. The crash of a block of a thousand-year-old ice into the water and echoing afar make this a unique experience, an unforgettable moment. On your return, the group will be free to organize their own evening.

Day 10: Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park

Ruta 40 leaves from El Calafate, alternating between paved and unpaved roads, but without sparing the wind, which in this region blows with gusts that can reach 130 kilometers per hour.

However, once you have returned to Chilean soil, the wind drops to another level while in front of your visors appears the eighth wonder of the world, the Torres del Paine National Park. You will ride around the unpaved circuit and stop for the night with the added benefit of an exceptional view of the towering peaks.

Day 11: Torres del Paine to Sombrerero

The mountainous ridge of the Andes gives way to the Argentinian steppes and the salty tang of the sea grows stronger hour by hour. Once you arrive at the Magellan Straits, you shall have lunch inside the wreck of the steamship Amadeo and get ready for landing on Tierra del Fuego, where you will celebrate another conquest on this journey.

Day 12: Sombrerero to Ushuaia

You shall cross the heart of Tierra del Fuego in front of the Atlantic Ocean. A series of lakes and mountain blaze the trail to the southernmost city in the world reachable by land, Ushuaia. As the culmination of the trip, you shall win through to the signpost Fin del Mundo (World’s End) in the Lapataia National Park. You will celebrate the finishing line in style with a dinner based on extraordinarily fresh king crab.

Day 13: Ushuaia to Rio Grande

After breakfast, the group will be free to visit Ushuaia and its surroundings until lunch time. The journey will now continue northwards, to enable you to meet the ferry that will carry you to Punta Arenas the following day. You shall enjoy the final Argentinian wine in front of the Atlantic Ocean, which witnessed the Falklands Islands War.

Day 14: Rio Grande to Punta Arenas

Back in Chile, you will ride along the Magellan Straits on the last unpaved stretch of road on the journey. You will need to reach Porvenir by 1 p.m. to embark on the ferry that lands at Punta Arenas after 5 p.m.

In the event of the ferry not running (because of strong winds or unscheduled maintenance), the group will arrive at their destination by land approximately 200 kilometers / 124 miles away. Once you have arrived at Punta Arenas the members of the group will return their motorbikes and get ready for the farewell dinner offered.

Day 15: Punta Arenas

The members of the group will be taken by to Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ) for a connection to Santiago, from where they will board their homeward flights.

Rental prices

  • HONDA CB500X - 8,340 USD
  • BMW F700 GS - 8,690 USD
  • BMW F800 GS / ADVENTURE - 9,000 USD
  • BMW R1200 GS LC - 9,450 USD
  • BMW R1200 GS ADVENTURE - 9,880 USD

Skill level

Advanced

  • Can ride for five to six hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

During this tour, you will visit several national parks that include Los Alerces, Perito Moreno, Torres del Paine, and Lapataia. You will visit several locations in Chile and Argentina that include Osorno, Bariloche, Travelin, Puyuhuapi, Coyhaique Antiguo, Antiguos Gregores, Calafate, the Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine, Sombrerero, Ushuaia, Rio Grande, and Punta Arenas.

Location

This tour will take place at South America at the Patagonia Region. During this tour, you will visit several locations in Chile and Argentina that include Osorno, Bariloche, Travelin, Puyuhuapi, Coyhaique Antiguo, Antiguos Gregores, Calafate, the Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine, Sombrerero, Ushuaia, Rio Grande, and Punta Arenas.

Food

This tour includes a daily breakfast and lunch plus drinks. You will enjoy three dinners plus drinks throughout the tour. Alcoholic beverages and additional dinners are available for an additional cost.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 dinners plus drinks
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 24-hour assistance
  • Airport transfers
  • Customs documents
  • Daily breakfast and lunches with drinks
  • Equipped motorbike with unlimited mileage
  • Ferry from and to Tierra del Fuego
  • Full high-definition edited video of the tour
  • Hot and cold drinks provided during the halts and meals
  • Land motorbikes transport from Punta Arenas and to Osorno
  • Mechanic with first aid certificate and satellite telephone for emergencies
  • Motorbike fuel for guided mileage only
  • Motorbike guide
  • Motorbike tools and parts
  • Special discount for your next tour with Motoaventura Chile
  • Support vehicle, second guide, and transport of waterproof roll-up bags
  • Third-party insurance
  • Transfer of empty suitcases from first to final hotel
  • Visits to national parks

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Dinners not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance to national parks and sites of interest
  • Motorbike fuel for non-guided mileage
  • Motorbike insurance for damage - 45 USD per day
  • Personal expenses
  • Taxis
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Vaccines
  • Visa

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Carlos Hott Siebert Cañal Bajo Airport (ZOS). Transfer from this airport is included. Motoaventura Chile will pick you up from the airport. Transfer at the end of the tour to Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ) is included. Motoaventura Chile will take you to the airport.

Airport: Caí±al Bajo Carlos - Hott Siebert Airport Airport transfer included: Caí±al Bajo Carlos - Hott Siebert Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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