THE TOUR INCLUDES
- Total 3000 Km / 1865 Miles
- 3 Ferry charters.
- Off bike adventure activities including Marbel Caves boat tour and Perito Moreno Glacier.
- Ride through National Parks and Reserves such as, Parque Pumalín, Parque Nacional Corcovado, Parque Nacional Queulat, Reserva Nacional Río Simpson, Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo, Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael, Parque Patagonia.
- Interaction with locals; cultural immersion.
- This tour gives you the chance to ride the Carretera Austral in Chile and Ruta 40 in Argentina, offering you something new every day. You will have the chance to truly immerse yourself in Patagonia. The diverse mix of riding and Patagonia adventures along with the culture immersion makes this tour a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.
- Ride to the end of the world!
- Smaller group size gives us the advantage to see and do more. More riding and time to explore the unique activities only found in Patagonia. Max group size of 6.
PUERTO VARAS TO HORNOPIREN
Day one of the tour includes spending the morning prepping the bikes and having a meeting to cover the route and safety. After we are all set we will take a back road around the Reloncaví Estuary to meet up with the Carretera Austral and ride due south to the small coastal town of Hornopirén. This is a great way to ease into the splendor of Patagonia.
HORNOPIREN TO LAGO YELCHO
In Hornopirén we will board a ferry for a five hour trip south along the coast. We will sail through a beautiful fjord bordering the northern section of Parque Pumalín and arrive at the port of Caleta Gonzalo. From there, we will ride through Parque Pumalín, where we will have an opportunity to see 3000 year old, giant Alerce trees. From there we will ride to Lago Yelcho.
LAGO YELCHO TO COYHAIQUE
This day offers diverse and beautiful riding. We will ride to Puyuhuapi and into Parque Nacional Queulat—just south of town—the Queulat Hanging Glacier. The glacier sits atop a rocky cliff with waterfalls flowing down into the lake below. It’s a must-see sight and worth the stop. After this we will continue our ride through a remote and long stretch of the Carretera Austral down to the main city of Coyhaique.
COYHAIQUE TO PUERTO RIO TRANQUILO
From Coyhaique we will ride into the Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo. This impressive rock formation will be visible off to the west, high in the mountains above the Carretera Austral. After passing Cerro Castillo, we will ride into a remote and long stretch of road to our ultimate destination of the day, the small town of Puerto Río Tranquilo, on the shores of the largest lake in Chile, Lago General Carrera.
PUERTO RIO TRANQUILO (REST DAY)
This area has many attractions, one of which is the Marble Caves. These marble caves have been carved out from thousands of years of waves washing against them. With stunning blue colors reflecting from the water, they are not to be missed. Accessed only by boat, we will take a boat tour out to these natural wonders of the Chilean Patagonia.
PUERTO RIO TRANQUILO TO RIO BAKER
Every day is a new adventure on this trip. As we ride towards the end of the world, we will pass the Rio Baker and Parque Patagonia. Parque Patagonia offers views of wild Guanacos and other animals found this far south of the world, while the Rio Baker, flowing from Lago General Carrera into the ocean, shows off its amazing blue colors.
RIO BAKER TO GOBERNADOR GREGORES
Crossing borders always adds an adventurous feel to any ride! This is the day we cross into Argentina and continue south on the famous Ruta 40. We cross on a less used crossing and ride dirt roads all morning to reach the paved Ruta 40. The famous winds of Argentina - Patagonia are a real thing and we will have to tailor out riding to suite the strong force.
GOBERNADOR GREGORES TO EL CHALTEN
Leaving the Estancia we will ride one of the few dirt road sections of Ruta 40. Heading for the famous towers of Mount Fitz Roy in the small town of El Chaltén. Famous for its hiking and rock climbing, this scenic town is a must stop to experience Fitz Roy and the surrounding area.
EL CHALTEN TO EL CALAFATE
The ride from Chaltén to El Calafate is shorter riding day which allows us to explore the area more.
EL CALAFATE (REST DAY)
This is a special rest day as we get to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier National Park and spend the whole day inside the park viewing the Glacier and surrounding area. We will have lunch at the base of the viewing platforms and soak in the surrounding natural area.
EL CALAFATE TO PUERTO NATALES
Leaving town on pavement we will ride the last 100km of the day on a dirt road to cross back into Chile. Back in Chile we will ride south into the town of Puerto Natales. This is the jump off point for all things to do with Torres del Paine National Park. The Park is a national treasure for Chile and one of the most famous places in all of South America.
PUERTO NATALES REST DAY
This is another excellent rest day because we get to spend the whole day in Torres del Paine National Park. With some of the most stunning scenery in all of South America this National Park is a must see in Chile.
PUERTO NATALES TO PUNTA ARENAS
This is a short day but one of the windiest sections we will ride in Chile. Leaving Puerto Natales we head for Punta Arenas, the capital city of the Magellan Region of Chile, and the largest city in the south. We rest here for the night before boarding our ferry and crossing the Straight of Magellan into Tierra del Fuego.
PUNTA ARENAS TO USHUAIA
Boarding a ferry to cross the Straight of Magellan we will be making a big step into the Tierra del Fuego. We will land on the shores of the small town of Porvenir, Chile. Once we make our border crossing into Argentina we ride south and cross the mountains riding a twisty section of road into Ushuaia. Give yourself props because you just made it to the end of the road!
USHUAIA (REST DAY)
After all the riding we have done and all the borders and ferries its time to rest up in Ushuaia take a minute to soak it all in and relax. This port city is not as small as you may think and we will have plenty of time to get some good food and experience life at the end o the world.
USHUAIA TO PUNTA ARENAS
The riding is not done yet! Time for one last push back into Chile. We will ride back up to Punta Arenas for our final night on the road. With a beautiful coastal road, great restaurants and interesting history, our last night in Punta Arenas will be one for celebration and contemplation of the journey we just completed.