Patagonia like many places in the world has its own persona and invokes thoughts of adventure travel almost instantly. Those of us who live here full time and endure the long winters to take advantage of the precious summer months tend to stick together. We know what’s ahead and we basically spend all winter preparing for summer. That may sound crazy but that is how great Patagonia summer is. The number of activities, national parks and travel opportunities in this region is astounding. The outfitters and guides here all know each other. We work together to create unique itineraries for our clients. Whether it’s a motorcycle tour, rafting, hiking, birdwatching, or flyfishing there is something here for everyone.
It took us years of riding to find other people and businesses who melded with us and our style. Ones who had a similar energy as we do. Its not always easy as not every guide, lodge and outfitter can be googled here in the far south of the world. But as you build one relationship it leads to new ones, and we have been able to work with many great providers who add value to our tours.
One of those close relationships we have is with a unique fly-fishing lodge in Coyhaique Chile, the capital city of the remote Aysen Region of Chile. This mid-sized city is also the base for some of the greatest fly fishing in the world some would argue. The sheer amount of water available to fish would back up that argument just based on the numbers. The lodge is named Vista Patagonia, a lodge dedicated solely to fly fishing, run by a dedicated, some may say obsessed fly fisherman named Diego Guerrero and his wife Macarena or just Maca as we all call her.
Although this lodge is dedicated to fly fishing, we are one of the lucky few who get to use the lodge on the shoulder season before his fishing guest arrive. It is always a rider favorite among the many lodges we use in our travels. Lodging is likely the number one thing to make or break a tour, we want the best we can get each night after a long day of riding.
These types of relationships are key to Moto Patagonia’s success, and its why my favorite hat is a Vista Patagonia Hat. Fostering these relationships are what help us create unique and exciting tours.
If you’re interested in riding a moto and fly fishing send me an email and let’s talk. I have some ideas in mind for the right angler/rider!
Cheers to all.