Chile & Argentina: Best of Patagonia Motorcycle Tour YE03

14 Days From £0 (5,490 USD)

Chile and Argentina: See the best of Patagonia on this 14 day bikers adventure through the breathtaking landscape of ancient forests, tree-lined fjords, lakes, glaciers and towering volcanoes.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Santiago, Chile
End Location: Santiago, Chile
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: 10-23 Jan 2011, 10-23 Jan 2012
Difficulty: Suitable For Experienced Riders

About The Operator

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Years In Business: 5

This 14 day ride is for the adventurer who wants to see, what we believe is, the best Patagonia has to offer. This boutique expedition has everything. After setting off through the picturesque lakes district of Chile and Argentina, we turn south and hit the Patagonian Steppe region staying in a town remote and wild, the surprise here is the A class accommodation in a historic Estancia. Crossing into Chile again we hit the Carretera Austral (Southern Highway) traveling through idyllic villages, past Fjords, teeming waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, a hanging glacier and pristine old growth forests. To top it off the riding is challenging in places, thrilling throughout and always, always exciting!

No one remains unchanged after experiencing Patagonia

Tour Highlights
- The tranquil lakeside setting of Pucon
- World famous Seven Lakes Drive
- Stunning mountains and lakes around Bariloche; as well as great dining and world class chocolates
- Spectacular waterfalls, glaciers and mountain scenery on the stunning Carretera Austral (southern highway)
- Los Alerces National Park
- Day at Puyuhuapi Lodge in the pristine mountain wilderness

Information

THIS RIDE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR OFF-ROAD NOVICES, although not technical some off-road experience is required.

Co-riders can be catered for. On difficult sectors co-riders can travel in the support vehicle, space permitting.

65% of this ride is on pavement, some sections of pavement can be potholed and narrow. 35% of this ride will be on dirt. Most dirt is hard packed, although there are sections that have loose gravel and can be rutted. Additionally we may need to cross a small number of shallow creeks, depending on weather conditions.

Total distance: 2700 km / 1690 miles
Ride days: 9

BMW F 650 GS
POWER: 71HP twin engine
GEARBOX: 6 speed
DISPLACEMENT: 650cc
SEAT HEIGHT: 820mm/32inch
WEIGHT: 171kgs/377pds dry
Low seat option 765mm/30inch

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BMW 1150 GS ADVENTURE
POWER: 53hp flat twin
DISPLACEMENT: 1130 cc
GEARBOX: 6 SPEED
SEAT HEIGHT: 900mm/35.4 inch
WEIGHT: 253 kgs/558 lbs

  • This tour spends only a half day retracing our previous route. Everyday is a new experience and a new route.
Note on Prices
2011 - Rider: US $5,490 / Co-rider: US $2,990
2012 - Rider: US $5,990 / Co-rider: US $3,490

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Airport transfers
- Return flights Santiago - Pucon
- Motorcycle Rental BMW F 650 GS
- Fuel
- Tolls
- Border paperwork
- Services of ride leader and support vehicle driver
- Support vehicle with passenger carrying abilityMotorcycle Tours, South America
- Non alcoholic drinks on support vehicle
- Breakfast everyday, lunches and dinners on all riding days
- Accommodation in excellent small hotels
- Bonus night accommodation
- Pre-departure material and route maps
- Access to satellite phone, pay per minute
- Operator dress shirt and baseball capMotorcycle Tours, South America
- Entrances to all national parks

Excludes
- International Flights
- Visas (if required)
- Personal spending money
- Lunches and dinners on non-riding days
- Personal Health Insurance
- Tips and gratuities

Accommodation
- 14 nights hotels & 1 bonus night
- Accommodations are generally in 3 to 4 star hotels. For a list of our accommodation styles please refer to FAQs.
- A flexible attitude is needed as standards are not always what we are accustomed to.
- Single Supplement: US$ 700 (may be required to share a bathroom at least once on this trip)

Included Meals
- On everyday of the tour we provide breakfast, on all ride days we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen, on all ride days we provide dinner in a reliable restaurant that we have used many times before. Breakfasts: 14, Lunches: 10, Dinners: 10

Information
- Please note that you will need to be in Santiago one day prior to start of expedition (accommodation included)
- All prices are based on rental of BMW F 650 GS for BMW 1150 GS add US$840
- For bookings of 60 days or less that have an 'included flight' a surcharge of US$200 is added
- It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition.

Prices per person, based on 2 people traveling - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. We begin this tour in the Chilean capital of Santiago before flying to Pucon, deep within the Chilean lake district. Leaving Pucon we enjoy a wonderful ride through stunning alpine vistas, then crossing into Argentina and onto the world famous Seven Lakes Drive to Bariloche, scenically located on the shores of lake Nahuel Huapi. From Bariloche we ride on winding, mountain pavement to the township of Esquel at the foothills of the western Chubut Province and terminus of the legendary Patagonian Express train. Further south we ride surrounded by stunning wilderness and silence, stopping for one night near the remote settlement of Rio Mayo on the Patagonian Steppe. Embarking on the challenging ride across the Chilean border we reach Lost Antiguos. From here we head into the Fjordlands of the Carretera Austral, skirt the second largest lake in South America and ride up through the mountains to Coyhaique.
Day 02. As Day 1
Day 03. As Day 1
Day 04. As Day 1
Day 05. As Day 1
Day 06. As Day 1
Day 07. Leaving Coyhaique we take the breathtaking ride up through the pristine wilderness of Queulat National Park to the remote settlement of Puyuhaupi for a rest day by the lake in this most stunning region. Onwards we continue along the rural roads past settlers ranches, across small bridges and wild rivers to the border town of Futaleufu, then back into Argentina and the lovely Esquel. We head north back up to Bariloche, but this time through Los Alerces National Park with its beautiful lakeside vistas. A full day in Bariloche can be spent visiting the picturesque town or riding in the mountains that surround the stunning Lake Nahuel Huapi. Returning once more across the border to Pucon via a different route, along the Rio Negro and back across rugged plains to the volcano region, for our flight back to Santiago.
Day 08. As Day 7
Day 09. As Day 7
Day 10. As Day 7
Day 11. As Day 7
Day 12. As Day 7
Day 13. As Day 7
Day 14. Tour Ends