The times have changed and the amount of information available for different parts of the world is astounding. This has created a high level of confidence to travel to remote parts of the globe with relative ease. As the owner of Moto Patagonia, I hear a lot from very strong riders that they do not want to hire a guide or ride in a big group. This takes away from the adventurous feel and creates a level of certainty that some do not want. I totally understand that and I myself have similar feelings. This sentiment is the main reason I limit group size to me plus 5 riders on all the Moto Patagonia guided tours. We also do not use a chase truck; we ride unsupported to create a more authentic ride. It’s an adventure ride after all, things will go wrong and working as a team to solve problems and continue the ride is what makes it fun and exciting. This comradery is why nearly everyone rides with a core group of friends. Its why clubs around the world get created and its why the comradery of motorcycle riding draws so many to the lifestyle. Now on the other end of the spectrum renting a motorcycle and heading off on your own or with a group of friends certainly is a very cost effective way to see different parts of the world and have your own adventure on your terms. It removes some of the things a guided ride offers but replaces it with no time line and offers an open agenda for what to see and when to see it. I understand the allure of the rental. For this reason, when I started Moto Patagonia, I quickly realized that moto rentals would have to be a strong part of what we do and make it equally as important as our guided rides. Motorcycle Tour or Motorcycle rental, riding here in Patagonia is safe fun and exciting.
Daniel Palazzolo, Co-Founder and Lead Guide at Moto Patagonia.