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PATAGONIA MOTORCYCLE RENTALS FOR SOUTH AMERICAN ADVENTURE RIDING

Patagonia remains one of the most mysterious and sought after adventure riding destinations in the world, and our Patagonia motorcycle rentals are perfect for riding the Andes Mountains of Chile and Argentina and making your trip a reality. Sites like Torres del Paine, the Perito Moreno Glacier, Mount Fitz Roy, and routes like the Carretera Austral are all gaining popularity for very good reason. Don't wait too long though if you want to see Patagonia as it is now, one of the few truly precious and preserved natural territories in the world!

PLEASE NOTE: The Patagonia riding season is only September through April. Each year, some dates can be sold out well before the season starts, so we recommend you reserve your bikes 8+ months in advance or earlier if you want to ride the following Patagonia season!

BMW 650 GS (Single Cylinder)

BMW 650 GS (Single Cylinder)

Being the one of the lightest of the rental options sure does have its advantages.  If your plans are to seek out every spot of dirt possible, yet still be comfortable on the open road, the single-cylinder version of BMW’s GS models is an excellent choice.  Also an excellent choice for riders who prefer or need a low seat height.

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Seat Height:
31.5 in
Curb Weight:
430 lb
Fuel Capacity:
3.7 gal
Displacement:
625 cc
BMW F700GS (twin cylinder)

BMW F700GS (twin cylinder)

The new F700GS offers a larger windshield, enhanced braking system, Electronic Suspension Adjustment, Automatic Stability Control, and a handful more horsepower! As if the previous version (the F650GS) wasn't a good enough adventure bike, this mid-weight option continues to be the most versatile and popular motorcycle rental option.

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Seat Height:
32.3 in
Curb Weight:
461.0 lb
Fuel Capacity:
4.2 gal
Displacement:
798 cc
BMW F800GS

BMW F800GS

Certainly considered the “athlete” of the BMW team, the F800GS can be counted on to carry all your travel gear and still maintain the awesome feeling of a pure off-road machine when you’re in the dirt.  With over 215mm of suspension travel, the F800GS boasts 85 horsepower from its twin-cylinder engine, and is sure to give an adrenaline rush when you unleash it!

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Seat Height:
34.6 in
Curb Weight:
472.0 lb
Fuel Capacity:
4.2 gal
Displacement:
798 cc
BMW G650GS Sertão (single cylinder)

BMW G650GS Sertão (single cylinder)

Playing off the success of BMW's Dakar models from years past, the 2012 model year brings us to the latest offering from the German manufacturer of great touring motorcycles.  With more suspension travel, ground clearance, and wind protection, the Sertão might spark new ideas about where and how far you can ride

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Seat Height:
33.9 in
Curb Weight:
432 lb
Fuel Capacity:
3.7 gal
Displacement:
652 cc
BMW R1200GS - Liquid Cooled 2013

BMW R1200GS - Liquid Cooled 2013

Revised for the model year 2013, BMW it seems has done it once again in the world of adventure motorcycles. The new liquid-cooled version of the famous R1200GS comes with a more "upright" stance and off-road friendly positioning.  Now with a wet clutch, a higher air intake perfect for river crossings, and a 10% horsepower increase, BMW has clearly made improvements on what was already a great adventure bike.

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Seat Height:
33.5.0 in
Curb Weight:
525.0 lb
Fuel Capacity:
5.3 gal
Displacement:
1170 cc
BMW R1200GS Adventure (2014+ Liquid Cooled)

BMW R1200GS Adventure (2014+ Liquid Cooled)

Just a year after releasing the Liquid Cooled R1200GS, BMW's famous Adventure model or "GSA" was introduced, and for all the right reasons. Like it's predecessor, the "GSA LC" as we tend to call it boast the 125 liquid cooled horsepower and has the fuel capacity and carrying capability to make the longest and most remote adventures a reality. At the same time, it's still a thrill when in tight mountain switchbacks and twisties!

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Seat Height:
35.0 in
Curb Weight:
432.0 lb
Fuel Capacity:
6.1 gal
Displacement:
651 cc
Honda Africa Twin

Honda Africa Twin

Finally, the return of a legend! The long awaited, and thoroughly updated Africa Twin by Honda has been talked about for years, finally making itself available in various markets around the world in 2015. With a four-valve Unicam® cylinder head 998cc parallel twin engine, more power than an adventure rider could ever need is available along with suspension travel and ground clearance to handle the most remote and rugged terrains and pathways. 

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Seat Height:
34.3 in
Curb Weight:
511 lb
Fuel Capacity:
4.96 gal
Displacement:
998 cc
Kawasaki KLR 650

Kawasaki KLR 650

Another famous bike for adventure travelers, the KLR has been tested and proven by riders everywhere.  Kawasaki made changes in recent years, making this bike now even more comfortable for the “open road” aspects of travel while not losing any of its off-road ability.

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Seat Height:
35.0 in
Curb Weight:
432.0 lb
Fuel Capacity:
6.1 gal
Displacement:
651 cc

Contact Us About Motorcycle Rentals in Patagonia

Motorcycle Pricing Per Day and Per Week

MotorcyclePer DayPer Week  Conditions 
Kawasaki KLR 650 $125 $875     unlimited mileage Rental Form >
BMW G650GS $130 $910     unlimited mileage Rental Form >
BMW G650GS Sertao $145 $1015     unlimited mileage Rental Form >
BMW F700GS $175 $1225     unlimited mileage Rental Form >
BMW F800GS $185 $1295     unlimited mileage Rental Form >
Honda Africa Twin $205 $1435     unlimited mileage Rental Form >
BMW R1200GS-LC $220 $1540     unlimited mileage Rental Form >
BMW R1200GS-Adventure LC $250 $1750     unlimited mileage Rental Form >

Inclusions

Motorcycle Rental Information

Included:

  • Sidecases
  • 3rd Party Collision insurance
  • Basic Tire repair kit
  • Basic tool kit
  • Basic Crash Bar Protection
  • Late model, professionally-maintained motorcycles
  • Map of the Region
  • Route planning assistance and notes
  • Unlimited Kilometers
  • Use of a 60 Liter Waterproof Duffel bag (waterproofing not guaranteed)
  • Telephone assistance in case of emergency
  • All Taxes

Motorcycle Rental Information

Not Included:

  • Optional International Border Crossing Documentation and Insurance
  • Fuel
  • Optional Theft/Damage Liability Reduction Waiver
  • Ferry Crossings, tolls, etc.
  • Security Deposit
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FAQS

Where do I fly to for renting a motorcycle in Patagonia?

As of now, all our points of service for Patagonia motorcycle rentals are on the Chilean side of the border, although our bikes can be ridden into Argentina and other countries if you wish. Please see the list of start/finish cities on this page, and inquire directly with us if you have questions about which airports to use for each location.

When is the best weather for riding motorcycles in Patagonia?

For the north to south routes like “Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!", riders can expect a range of temperatures. Most commonly, we ride between about 60F/15C to 75F/24C, but riders should be prepared for a range of 45F/7C on the most southern mornings, to 85F/29C on sunny northern afternoons. No matter what, riders should be prepared for the possibility of rain on these trips, although it might stay dry as well. It’s also important to keep in mind that January and February represent the “middle of summer” in Patagonia, so the “further" you are from either month, the colder it will be. — Remember also that the further south you are, the colder it will get, and Patagonia by it's very nature with the Andes Mountains means the weather can change throughout the series of micro-climates we encounter. The routes we take people through and recommend can include everything from the Queulat Rainforest, to the wide open dry “Pampas” of Argentina. Patagonia is the ultimate variety show in terms of weather and scenery!

Am I a good enough rider to ride a motorcycle in Patagonia?

The riding on either the “Patagonia Experience” or “Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!” routes can for the 2015/16 season should be about 60/40 paved vs. non-paved, and the helmet camera footage on this link should help you visualize what it’s like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcEGsgyKS18 - On these routes, you won’t be stuck in the rocky section at 1:20, or the part at the end with the cows, but that should help explain that it’s mostly hard-packed gravel that can be soft and unstable at times, too (like if they just put in fresh gravel to keep the road in shape.) So, to keep up with the exact itinerary you see online, you’ll probably want to ride 50+mph occasionally on gravel.
The other major factor at times in Patagonia can be just the wind and weather. It's important to be prepared for temperatures from 40F to 90F (depending on how far south you go, which month, etc.) and the often-present high winds, in particular on the Argentina side of the border. Please inquire further with us to discuss whether your riding skills and background are enough to handle Patagonia, although in the end, the decision to try it is entirely each rider's responsibility.

Can I just rent a motorcycle and ride in Patagonia?

"Yes" - Many of our customers are riding through Patagonia self-guided, while some still prefer to hire us for a guiding/support service, or to be part of a guided group motorcycle tour. No matter what, when you’re talking with someone at RIDE Adventures about a motorcycle trip, you’ll be communicating with a real person who either lives, or has lived in the region you’re asking about. We provide our motorcycle rental customers with the best insights to hotel recommendations, route advice based on your interests, and with each booking, we also offer the best, most current “turn by turn” notes for following the routes shown on our website.

What does "Self-Guided" mean?

Self-Guided: Means you're essentially just "renting the bikes" from us, but we've prepared all necessary documentation, insurance, papers, one-way freight needs, etc. With all self-guided bookings, we offer the best route notes in the business so that you can find the routes, fuel spots, restaurants, etc. but you're essentially "on your own" and this is of course much more challenging. It's possible to have pre-pay an entire hotel package for you, but that's really a separate topic from the "bike" rental.

How do you handle mechanical issues with motorcycle rentals?

Mechanical Issues: Problems are quite rare on our motorcycles as they are professionally maintained by certified staff, and are all less than two years old to begin with. The absolute majority of the time, a rider's mechanical issues were caused by the rider themselves (when they crashed, broke something, etc.) If you ever do have an issue, the first thing to do is to call the Fleet Manager whose information you would be given upon booking. At that point just wait for the Fleet Manager/s instructions on what to do. We do know of lots of mechanics in the region, and sometimes they can help, but parts are not always available so it’s very important to take care of your motorcycle. All that being said, there are infinite possible scenarios, so explaining how each would be handled is not feasible until the moment or rare case that a mechanical issue happens.

Reservation Process

Patagonia (Chile & Argentina) Motorcycle Rental Options

  • Kawasaki KLR 650: $125/day (main hub: Pucon, Chile where Temuco/ZCO airport is used)
  • BMW G650GS Single Cylinder: $130/day (main hub: Osorno, Chile where Osorno/ZOS airport is used)
  • BMW F700GS: $175/day
  • BMW F800GS or F800GS Adventure model: $185/day
  • Honda Africa Twin: $205/day
  • BMW R1200GS: Liquid Cooled year 2013+: $220/day
  • BMW R1200GS Adventure (2014+ Liquid Cooled): $250/day
  • All prices are in US Dollars

Pickup or Dropoff Points in Chile

(Fee applies per motorcycle and is for pick-up or drop-off, and note that the home base for all bikes is either Pucon or Osorno.)

  • Arica, Chile: $600 ($490 May thru September. Must reserve well in advance for this lower fee.)
  • Iquique, Chile: $570 ($390 May thru September. Must reserve well in advance for this lower fee.)
  • Antofagasta, Chile: $550 ($0 May thru September. Must reserve well in advance to avoid fee.)
  • Santiago, Chile: $220 (Avoidable May thru September. Must reserve well in advance to avoid fee.)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: $600
  • Pucon, Chile: $0
  • Osorno, Chile: $0
  • Puerto Montt, Chile: $150
  • Bariloche, Argentina: $250
  • Puerto Natales, Chile: $290
  • Punta Arenas, Chile: $390 
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: $990 (NOTE: 2-bike group minimum per pick-up or drop-off)

Other Options:

  • Papers & insurance to enter/leave Chile: $95 per bike (mandatory minimum, other countries charges may apply)
  • Low seats or factory-lowered suspension may be requested for certain models
  • KLR 650’s can have a suspension lowering link added by request
*Prices include: Crashbar protection, unlimited kilometers, sidecases, tankbag, use of 60-liter waterproof duffel bag, map of Chile/Argentina, 3rd party liability insurance, basic tool and tire repair kits, phone assistance in case of need, the best route-planning assistance and turn-by-turn instructions and route notes available (only through RIDE Adventures), bikes are less than 2 years old

Reservation Process:

**Please Note: Motorcycle availability and reservations are secured by formal payment or deposit only as received on a first-come, first-served basis.

To secure a reservation, send us
1) your specific rental start & finish dates,
2) pick-up and drop-off cities, and
3) how many of which motorcycle(s) you’d like to rent, and
4) we’ll send you a formal pricing package from our Accounting system.

Then if you wish to proceed, then
a) make a 50% deposit (or 100% full payment if under 60 days before pick-up,)
b) we will confirm receipt of the payment, and then run through our internal confirmation process, and
c) we’ll respond to you with confirmation or rejection of your initial reservation request. If we unable to confirm bikes & details that coincide with your initial request or another suggested combination of dates/cities/bikes that we will make, a full refund is made within 2-14 business days, depending on your original method of payment. Alterations to any confirmed rental details can be made at anytime, based on availability but only confirmed in writing.

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