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Patagonia Motorcycle Adventure Tours

Patagonia.jpgPatagonia: The mysterious territory with wide open spaces, enchanting rainforests, bright blue glacier-fed lakes, charging whitewater rivers, archipelagos, and the Andes Mountains, all shared by both southern Argentina and Chile. To some of us, it's where RIDE Adventures was born back in 2010 (just moments after the photo to the right was taken,) and to others, Patagonia remains the very best riding experience many riders claim they've ever had. While approximately 10% of the routes we ride in Patagonia are now being covered by pavement each year, the stunning attraction to this region will forever be preserved. 

The prepacked options listed on this page aren't the only motorcycle trip arrangements we have to offer in Patagonia. We are completely aware that some of us prefer to ride solo, some with groups, and others just want to RIDE! As such, you just need to let us know via the Contact Form what would make your motorcycle adventure in Patagonia the perfect one, and with that information, we can either help you select from the pre-packaged options shown, or create a custom trip for your specfic wishes. Please also note that, much like with any of the locations we now provide such services, our rental motorcycles can be sold out for the dates you want to travel. As such, we always recommend confirming plans with us as far in advance as possible. Especially in Patagonia, trip spots and motorcycle rentals can be sold out 6+ months in advance.

Overview of Tours

Tours of Patagonia will typically involve flying into Santiago, Chile (SCL) and possibly another regional flight within Chile to your tour departure point.

Duration: Patagonia tours are typically 10-18 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 mid-September in the north through April (South American summertime, don't forget the seasons are opposite the northern hemisphere!)

Motorcycle options: Kawasaki KLR 650, BMW G650GS, F700GS, F800GS, R1200GS, and R1200GS Adventure

Weather: Be prepared for anything, as Patagonia is ever-changing. 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: Self-Guided "Ride & Fly" tours, or motorcycle-guided with 4x4 support vehicle to carry luggage

Typical Itineraries:

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!

Typically included:

  • Motorcycle of your choice (Kawasaki KLR 650, BMW G650GS, F650GS, F800GS, R1200GS, or R1200GS Adventure)
  • Bi-lingual tour guide if guided tour chosen
  • 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.
Pricing: From $400 to $800 USD per day (depending on which motorcycle you choose, single or double occupancy, tour inclusions, hotel types, etc.)

Contact us for more Patagonia tour information