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Guided Group Tour: "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, & Ushuaia!"

Our Most All-Inclusive Patagonia Adventure Tour Package with the Best Hotels, Motorcycles, and Guides

Our Most All-Inclusive Patagonia Adventure Tour Package with the Best Hotels, Motorcycles, and Guides

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  • Adventure Motorcycle Ride through Patagonia, Tierra Del Fuego and Ushuaia
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  • Rental Motorcycle in Argentina

 The tour that has received rave reviews from our Customers combines 3 of the most famous keywords and places in all of motorcycle adventure touring: "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and Ushuaia!" All famous names for good reason... 

Riders who take on this incredible riding adventure will be guided through the "can't miss" highlights of Patagonia, and discover each day why this region remains so special in the hearts of travelers. Whether it's the scenery we enjoy, the incredible barbeques or "asados" we'll feast on, or just the warm reception from the people in Patagonia, it's an adventure ride that has left many riders saying "I can't believe I didn't do this before!"

While the rigors and challenges of riding in Patagonia can make the riding feel a bit rough, this particular package utilizes what could often be described as the best hotels, cabanas, and resorts along the route. We dine at the best places possible, ride the best motorcycles for the terrain ahead, and strive to provide the best overall trip experience possible in the Andes Mountains of Chile & Argentina.

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Santiago, Chile and then Osorno, Chile  - YOUR ADVENTURE BEGINS!

Whether you’re taking extra time to explore the capital city of Santiago or just flying through, riders need to arrive in Osorno on or before this date, as we'll be departing early the next morning. Intra-Chile flights can be booked through www.latam.com or www.skyairline.cl (Santiago/SCL to Osorno/ZOS and then from Punta Arenas/PUQ at the end.) The bi-lingual RIDE Adventures Guides will pick you up from the airport, and a welcome meeting and dinner will be held once everyone is together in Osorno. Excitement will be peaking, and we understand.


Patagonia Motorcycle Trip MapDay 2 – Osorno, Chile to San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina – 239km

After our morning meeting and fitting of your motorcycle, we’ll be ready to go when everyone is comfortable for departure. You'll certainly have the opportunity to bring any unique parts & accessories from home to customize the bike’s fit to your liking and assistance with anything you need is of the utmost importance, as safety is key to enjoyment and completion of the incredible journey ahead. Then it’s time to start riding into the heart of Patagonia! 

Due to the wild series of inlets and land formations that make up the coast of southern Chile, this trip heads east up into the Andes Mountains before going further south into Patagonia. Either way, passing through Parque Nacional Puyuhue and later Nahuel Huapi, it’s going to be a fantastic first day’s ride all the way in to where Bariloche sits along the lakeshore. Settling in for the night, our first Argentine asado (barbeque) in this lively town sets us up for even greater riding ahead.

Motorcycles Entering Parque Nacional Los Alerces in ArgentinaDay 3 – Bariloche to Trevelin, Argentina – 308km

An optional ride will be presented for the morning to enjoy the "Circuito Chico," a one-hour loop through Llao Llao to the west of Bariloche. Leaving Bariloche, most of the trucks and traffic will take the obvious Route 40 south, but we’ll enjoy a detour through Parque Nacional Los Alerces just to the west. Sweeping sandy turns through the “Fitzroya” trees (cousin to the Redwoods found in California and the tallest trees in all of South America,) beautiful lakes and mountains guide us through the national park. Positioning ourselves to cross back into Chile the next day, how did you enjoy the gravel or "ripio" as it's called here?

Day 4 – Trevelin to Puyuhaupi, Chile – 246km

South America motorcycle tour groupToday marks the start of our ride down the Carretera Austral (Highway to the South) and what many folks agree is some of the best riding anywhere in the world. First crossing the Futaleufú River, we’ll also be passing near Parque Nacional Corcovado, one of very few privately owned land preserves in the world, arranged as such by the late Doug Tompkins, founder of The North Face and Esprit clothing brands.

Heading further south on the Carretera (formerly called the "Ruta Agosto Pinochet,") rain is likely before arriving in the town of Puyuhaupi, but such conditions only add to the atmosphere and adventurous feeling of Patagonia. With the gigantic Nalca Plants lining the road, glaciers to the left, waterfalls all around, and the rainforest to be enjoyed, this is unforgettable riding.

Carretera Austral Motorcycle RidersDay 5 - Puyuhuapi to Coihaique, Chile - 224km

If we're going to get rain on this trip, it'll likely be here in the Queulat Rainforest in this stunning valley full of switchbacks and unforgettable scenery. Even the most "reserved" personalities tend to burst a bit in this section, as every turn reveals a new view of the precious Patagonia we've grown to love. Waterfalls that cascade down from a few hundred meters high and all the bright green forestry full of the gigantic Nalca plants of Patagonia await you.

Day 6 – Coihaique to Puerto Tranquilo, Chile – 225km 

Nalca Plant Patagonia TripPatagonia riding, this is it! Just because the scenery got better these past couple of days, that doesn’t mean it can’t get even better still…

The plant life and rain makes for an amazing atmosphere though with snow-capped mountains, rivers and waterfalls, and in the right season, salmon spawning in the River Cisnes.

After Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo and its sharp mountain peaks, you’ll get your first glimpses of Lago General Carrera, and if the sun is out, another site never to be forgotten.  Glacier fed waters reflect blue light which makes the water bright blue, and combined with more snow-capped mountains in the background, this is one incredible ride into Puerto Tranquilo. If we arrived early enough, opportunities for fishing, boat tours of the nearby Marble Caves, and canopy tours are possible.

Day 7 – REST DAY in Puerto Tranquilo, Chile

Lago General Carrera PatagoniaThe rest day in Puerto Tranquilo is chosen for a couple of reasons. First, Patagonia makes for some tough riding and we need to rest up, and second, because you probably won’t want to leave the Puerto Tranquilo area! We will be far "off the beaten path” at this point and varying emotions about seclusion and our normal lives are bound to set in. With activities like boat tours, fly-fishing, horseback riding, canopy tours, and river rafting on the Rio Baker, be as active as you like on this rest day. On the other hand, if you really feel you want to ride a little this day, the fabulous "Patagonia Park," one of the late Doug Tompkin's conservation efforts is right near by with plenty of guanacos bouncing around the lodge Valle Chacabuco.

Group motorcycle trip PatagoniaDay 8 - Puerto Tranquilo to Los Antiguos, Argentina – 175km

Leaving this spot about only about 50m/80km from the Pacific Ocean, we’ll ride along the shores of Lago General Carrera with its blue beauty guiding us along rock walls and fantastic scenery on our way back into Argentina. Now get ready for the wind! As Pacific air rolls across the Andes, it typically rushes down the eastern side of the mountains in quite a hurry, so this can be a challenging day of riding. 

Day 9– Los Antiguos to near Gobernador Gregores, Argentina – 414km

Guanacos in ArgentinaJust grip down and get through what could definitely be more pounding winds today, as this is part of why Ruta 40 is so famous! Extremely remote territories, very few fueling points, and the wide-open “pampas” region of Argentina again add to the variety in this adventure. Guanacos (like a small llama, indigenous to South America and this region in particular) will be dancing around the road before us, so we take extra caution on rides like this.

Ruta 40 motorcycle Argentina Day 10 – Gobernador Gregores to El Calafate, Argentina - 330km

Still out in the Argentine wild, we tilt back to the west with the Andes in site today. Passing Lago Cardiel and Lago Viedma, the piercing peaks of Mount Fitz Roy and the town of El Chaltén will be seen in the distance. Passing Lago Argentino and nearing the town of El Calafate, a fun town with great shopping, dining, and relaxation potential sets us up for one of the greatest highlights in all of Patagonia the next day.

Day 11 - REST DAY in El Calafate (optional, but strongly encouraged visit to Perito Moreno Glacier: 160km)

Perito Moreno Glacier PatagoniaIt's important to rest once again, and there might be no better town to do so in. Just a short twisting ride in the morning leads us to yet another incredible site in Patagonia: The Perito Moreno Glacier! One of only 3 known glaciers in the world that is still actually growing, huge chunks of ice will fall off before our eyes, crashing into the bay before us.  As if this awesome sight isn’t enough, the rumbling sounds of ice cracking throughout the ice field will remain a definite part of Patagonia memories. Enjoy the remainder of the day around the town of El Calafate where shopping, crafts, culture and restaurants all await you.

Day 12 - El Calafate to Cerro Sombrero, Chile - 460 km

Out across the open "pampas" of Argentina and with the Atlantic Ocean in your sites, riders will still want to be careful for the bounty of guanacos bouncing around in this typically windy section. Swinging through Rio Gallegos, the goal is to catch one of the ferries to cross the Straight of Magellan, which means...you've just completed a RIDE to Tierra del Fuego! Such remote territories will again make everyone glad that they have the safety and reassurance of our Support Truck and Guide following behind.

sign to Ushuaia in Tierra del FuegoDay 13 – Cerro Sombrero to Ushuaia, Argentina – 414 km

Finally, your ride to Ushuaia at the “Fin del Mundo” or the “End of the World!”

Adventure riders from around the world have dreamt about this moment, and here it finally waits before you. Thoughts about the amazing journey that it took to get this far might sneak into the amazing anticipation that comes with riding to this point, only 1000km from Antarctica.

Wide open wind blasts are likely throughout the day until about 100km before arriving in Ushuaia, at which point the scenery drastically improves while you ride through Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. Enjoy a nice evening there in town probably focused on a seafood dinner, and buy the very popular post cards to send to people from "The End of the World." A group dinner is certainly appropriate to celebrate the occasion.

Day 14 - Ushuaia to Rio Grande - 215 km

As we'll be explaining upon your booking, riders have a few options to enjoy on this half-day in Ushuaia. Some will choose to visit the Harberton Island Penguins on a 5-hour morning tour involving a boat/bus ride, while others might choose to ride a little further to Bahia Lapataia in the National Park Tierra del Fuego. Here awaits a photo opportunity at the end of Ruta 3, which is just 17,848 kilometers from Alaska! You can also send a postcard from Southernmost Post Office at the End of the World, or of course just relax around Ushuaia the entire morning. - The afternoon will be spent making a short ride back to the Atlantic Coast and the town of Rio Grande, positioning riders to cross back into Chile the next day.

Ushuaia Entrance Photo MotorcyclesDay 15 – Rio Grande to Punta Arenas, Chile - 230 km -  plus ferry across Strait of Magellan

Back to Chile the RIDE goes, and with perhaps one of the greatest finishes to a motorcycle trip ever. First, make your way across the border, across Tierra del Fuego, and to the ferry at Porvenir. Boarding the enormous vehicle & passenger vessel, a few hours will be spent crossing the Strait of Magellan one more time, just like the Patagonia Explorer that you are. Punta Arenas marks Chile's southernmost (non-military) city, so you'll be able to say you've been "as far south as possible" in both Chile and Argentina on this trip. This fun town on the shores of the Strait is loaded with shopping and dining options, and positions everyone for the ultimate finish ahead. 

Torres del Paine National Park Los CuernosDay 16 – Punta Arenas to Torres del Paine National Park - 330 km

With the Strait of Magellan to your right, and the southern tip of the Andes Mountains dead ahead, riders should make it to the touristy town of Puerto Natales for refueling and lunch by mid-day. Puerto Natales is a booming small town, largely because it's on the edge of perhaps the greatest highlight in all of Patagonia: Torres del Paine National Park.

We've specifically allowed for at least 2 possible days for everyone to enjoy the sites within the park, as sometimes cloudy weather obscures famous sites like "Los Cuernos" (The Horns) that will never find justice in any photos herein. Spend the afternoon this day riding to Glacier Grey, and around Lago Pehoe before settling down for an evening in the Park.

Day 17 - Torres del Paine to Puerto Natales, Chile - 120 km

Motorcycle Rider Torres del PaineIf cloudy weather the day before obscured your views within this stunning National Park, that's okay because clouds one day often means clear skies the next. Riders have the entire last day to enjoy exploring every lake view, waterfall, mountain peak, and guanaco within this truly special preservation of our planet before heading back to Puerto Natales for the finish. Please note, this itinerary is designed to accommodate those with the extra time to spend hiking famous routes like the "W Trek" within Torres del Paine. Also, it allows us some extra time if needed for the skies to clear in the park, and of course let's everyone finish the trip with one of the greatest highlights in all of Patagonia! Enjoy one final night with the great group of fellow riders you've probably made long this journey.

Day 18 - Departures, if you must

Puerto Natales airport will serve as an excellent starting point for your journey home, so start organizing all those photos, and preparing to show those whom you left behind. Or are you returning to Torres del Paine for some trekking, and more exploration? You're not alone if you're not feeling ready to leave Patagonia. Congrats to you all, on an incredible adventure ride successfully accomplished. Thank you for trusting in RIDE Adventures to support you on this adventure ride of a lifetime.

SEE WHICH BIKES ARE AVAILABLE so you can join this amazing tour through Patagonia to Ushuaia!


Bikes Available

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 R1200GS - Liquid Cooled

BMW R1200GS - Liquid Cooled

Revised back in 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 over the previous model, 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 its predecessor, the "GSA LC" as we tend to call it boasts 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:
1170 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
Honda CB500X

Honda CB500X

Another recent assertion by Honda Motorcycles into the Adventure Riding world, riders seeking a compact-sized adventure bike have been raving about the CB500X. With plenty of power emanating from the parallel-twin engine, and an agile disposition, everything from paved twisties to gravel, dirt, and sand can be conquered with this fun adventuring option.

  • Wet Weight - 428lbs
  • Seat Height - 31.8 inches
  • Fuel Capacity - 4.6 gal

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Seat Height:
31.8 in
Curb Weight:
428lbs
Fuel Capacity:
4.6 gal
Displacement:
471cc Parallel Twin