I get asked often about how hard or technical the riding is here in Patagonia. While the riding is not technical in terms of off-road riding like single track or maybe some of those crazy videos you see of mud riding in Colombia it is demanding it terms of technique. The roads are unimproved, remote and can at times be rocky or muddy. They require riding skill to be able to cover miles each day despite the conditions. Being able to ride dirt roads with ease is important and the short sections of tough road conditions need to be handled with confidence.
In general, the riders that come to Chile specifically to ride are coming here with anticipation and therefore have time to train and we always recommend riders put in the time and come prepared both physically and mentally. Training will help both. Keeping your skills up to par is a great way to get the most out of your time riding here in Patagonia. Riding with your buddies and taking new routes keeps your reactions sharp and you focused on your riding. Both key to riding in remote and new areas. Taking new roads that we do not know helps keep our skills sharp. It’s an easy and free way to train.
I want all our riders to come here to have fun and create a lasting positive experience riding in Patagonia. Creating a team within our groups keeps everyone happy and on the same page. So, get out there and put your skills to the test and improve your riding as much as you can!