Duration: Patagonia tours are typically 9-18 days, depending on whether you'll enjoy some non-riding activities like world class rafting on the Futaleufu River, fly-fishing on the River Baker, or any of the other great outdoor sporting activities that make Patagonia so special. Also, including a finish in Ushuaia at that "End of the World" typically adds 2-4 days to your trip.
Dates: From October to early March (South American summertime, don't forget the seasons reverse from the north!)
BMW F650GS, BMW F800GS, BMW R1200GS, BMW R1200GS Adventure
Weather: Be prepared for anything! In the same day, you could experience freezing temperatures, sunshine and warmth, and of course rain, depending on what area of Patagonia you're in. If your trip goes all the way to Ushuaia, you can end up seeing snow even in the middle of South American summer as it's only 700 miles from Antarctica!
Tour Formats: Motorcycle guided with 4x4 support vehicle to carry luggage
Patagonia: The mysterious territory with wide open spaces, enchanting rainforests, bright blue glacier-fed lakes, charging whitewater rivers, archipelagos, and the Andes Mountains, shared by both Argentina and Chile.
Tours of Patagonia will typically involve flying into Santiago, Chile (SCL) and possibly another regional flight within Chile to your tour departure point. (Some tours include this flight.)
After airport transfers to the starting hotel and a welcome dinner, get ready for what we consider to be some of the most precious, raw nature and incredible scenery in the world! Crossing the Andes mountains and Argentine border multiple times on your journey, you'll start to see the rugged beauty of such open spaces right away. The combination of open plains or "pampas" regions with intimate rainforest canopy is only complimented further by having such a wide range of weather possibilities. Packed properly for the adventure, riders often endure the tough winds and climate the Patagonia offers and find exhileration in doing so. Something about putting ourselves in such contact with nature keeps riders coming back again and again...
Seeping into Patagonia’s endless display of bright blue lakes and rivers, year-round snow-capped mountains, awe-inspiring glaciers, and bright green rainforests, it might seem like a motorcycle rider's paradise. Sites like Torres del Paine, The Perito Moreno Glacier, The Carretera Austral, and Mount Fitz Roy are all typically included in the routes we ride through, and if your goal is to reach Ushuaia at what is referred to as “The End of the World,” that can be the ultimate moment in your Patagonia adventure!
- Motorcycle of your choice (BMW G650GS, F650GS, F800GS, R1200GS, or R1200GS Adventure)
- Bi-lingual tour guide
- 3 to 5 star hotels, cabins, and ranch accommodations
- A variety of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
- Asados (barbeques) served in typical Argentine or Chilean fashion
- Support vehicle for luggage transport, mechanical support, safety, etc.
- Satellite phone service for emergencies
- 3rd party motorcycle insurance
- Paperwork and insurance for crossing international borders
- National Park entrance fees
- Some tours will include special “side” tours like flights, boat tours, etc.
From $400 to $600 USD per day (depending on which motorcycle you choose, single or double occupancy, tour inclusions, etc.)