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Customer Experiences

"Hi Eric, I hope you are doing well. We finished our trip last Monday. The Balkans are spectacular and beautiful, this is a great destination for bikers. I am thinking of going to the North Cape next year. Do you offer this destination?"

- Lyonel relied on us for a motorcycle tour through Peru not long ago, but this time he got to explore the Balkans of Europe with a BMW GS rental we provided. Glad you enjoyed, Lyonel!

"I rode the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail a little over a week ago and had an absolute blast! Chad did an awesome job leading our group so all we had to do was ride. Josh was behind making sure we all made it through any difficult section we encountered. Meeting new friends and riding new terrain was the most fun one can have on two wheels. "

- Ron Cutter and a great group of fun Riders all enjoyed a beautiful autumn weekend in Wisconsin riding the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail route with Chad Berger, designer of the route. So glad you enjoyed, Ron. We do, too ... every year!

"It's great that you've been busy.....must mean that business is good! Lucky those who travel by motorcycle! 
 
We had a great time. The visuals were amazing, and the experience was challenging and fun. Every day was fascinating in its own right. Andres and Juan Pablo are very friendly and made the pick up and drop off smooth. The 'Tail of the Alpaca' is an incredible ride, but in reality every day included fascinating features and rides. I often felt as though I were traveling in a different planetary system because the landscapes were so surreal. The salt flats, crossing the Andes, the canyons, the colors, the wildlife, the people....truly a feast for the spirit and mind. "

- Mary Jo Ford, along with her husband and daughter from California enjoyed a customized version of our Self-Guided "RIDE the 3 Corners" adventure riding package. This photo overlooking the Salar de Uyuni from Fisher Island, what a place to RIDE!

"We are now in Lima about to begin the next phase of our journey in Peru so it is an opportune time to write to you.

We had a fantastic time, not without its challenges as you had promised.

The biggest challenge was the lack of language on our part. While things were going well language was not a problem but when problems arose eg boarder crossings, asking for directions in cities etc  then the lack of language became an issue. I would suggest for self guided tours having some basic knowledge of the local language is essential. 

The highlights were travelling through countryside on a motor bike that is so different to anything we have experienced at home in NZ.  The landscapes are truly amazing. Travelling in 3 different countries and experiencing the cultures was also a highlight. The bike performed faultlessly (apart from one flat - not the fault of the bike). Your advice to watch a YouTube video paid off. It was a pleasure to ride and handled the different road surfaces superbly, even the occasional sand.  The high calibre of hotels was wonderful - truly appreciated at the end of a long day, great to have access to WiFi each time. We enjoyed the local cuisine and wine each night. Many thanks for all the support with the problematic border crossing; we would have been completed lost without your and Andres interventions that day.
Finally thanks to you, Andres and Juan for making this such a memorable experience.
Best wishes,
John and Jane"

- John and Jane from New Zealand tackled the Altiplano and Atacama region of the Andes Mountains with our Self-Guided "RIDE the 3 Corners" adventure riding package. The picture helps realize just how clear, crisp, and vivid the colors and textures of this region are. So fantastic for photography, and riding!

"Roger and I had the trip of a lifetime. Diedrich and Edie took great care of us and showed us everything. Diedrich has amazing knowledge of Peru especially the Incas. That is why we are planning the Wisconsin trip. It is also close enough to haul our bikes. We'll be in touch."
 
Thanks, Todd

- Todd Thorsell and his buddy Roger clearly enjoyed themselves in Peru, taking this photo near the Colca Canyon on our Guided Group "Machu Picchu Express" motorcycle tour. Glad you enjoyed, guys!

 "The trip was amazing! Darko and Mario put together an extremely memorable trip with a fantastic attention to detail on all fronts. 
 
Thank you for helping coordinate."
 

- Matthew Miller experienced some of the very best riding Europe has to offer on our "Alps Moto Explorer" Guided Group Motorcycle Tour. So glad you enjoyed, Matthew, and we know others will, too : )

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 "Good to hear from you. Thank you! Looking back on our Patagonia ride brings tears to my eyes. Your annotated map and bike logistics made our trip possible and tremendous. Please use my email however you can to encourage others to trust your knowledge and service. You and Ulli really delivered for us. Our 3,500 miles (1,500 on dirt) is one of those motorcycle adventures that can only be done with planning and preparation. We could not have done it without Ride Adventures support. We are forever grateful.

Thanks again,

Mike Bradford
Lake Tahoe, NV"
 

- Mike Bradford from the Lake Tahoe area wrote back in response to a recent eNewsletter, still feeling the effects that Patagonia has on adventure riders. That's why we love what we do at RIDE Adventures, so thanks for the note, Mike! The Bradfords clearly enjoyed the "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" route.

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"After two days in Paris detoxing from such an adrenaline rush from your tour I returned to the States Sunday evening. I want to thank you for everything as it surpassed my wildest dreams in regards to the roads traveled, the sights, food, accommodations and organization."

- Bill Currie from the U.S. got to RIDE the Balkans motorcycle trip through Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovinia, & Montenegro, and through some snow-lined roads! This is pretty normal for the May dates that we offer this trip, all making an amazing atmosphere and riding experience. Glad you enjoyed, Bill : ) 

Subject Heading from email: "Great Ride / Great Guide / No Jive"

- Scott Hauser's comments are what we like to see, and what we work for on the RIDE the Balkans motorcycle trip through Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovinia, & Montenegro over 14 days of BMW Riding! So glad you enjoyed, Scott, even on the heels of so many other global motorcycle adventures.

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"RIDE Adventures makes it easy!

Two of us toured southern Argentina and Chile late March 2017 for 10-days. Riding out of Villarrica we did a 2,700KM loop on a F800GS and Africa Twin 1000. The bikes were great and the roads were better than Colorado! All the border crossing paperwork and insurance documents were 100% and made easy. We are already talking about doing northern Chile next year."

Oliver Wolff
Denver, Colorado

- Oliver Wolff from Colorado took advantage of our Patagonia motorcycle rental options with a fellow rider, and following our Best of Northern Patagonia route, had a great trip! See you for the Atacama & Aliplano trip soon, Oliver.

"Eric,

Had an awesome time. Cory's planning was spot on. With the help of Collin I was able to feel relaxed and take on the riding challenges of the day. The magnitude and diversity of riding was fantastic. For experienced riders I would recommend without reservation. I got to appreciate the rural culture, warm personalities and biodiversities of Bolivia.  

- Peter Straubhaar from Colorado just finished the Guided Motorcycle Tour "Rugged Adventure - The Essential Bolivia" based on a request to get as far "off the beaten path" as possible. That's exactly what this itinerary was for, so we're glad you found us!

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"Getting caught up, and I do want to pass on the trip went great. Could not of ask for anything more, Ulli was a great host, knew the country(s) well, bike was ready for us to go, I honestly have no issues, would look you up again and highly recommend you guys to anyone.

- Rick Keist from Seattle just finished our Self-Guided Fly & RIDE The Best of Northern Patagonia package. As is always possible in Patagonia, there was some rough weather....but also some great riding and views. Glad you enjoyed, Rick!

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 "We completed our journey yesterday Thursday morning !  And safely !  We were able to visit many places , admire the beautiful landscape : Cueva de las manos ( the ride was great , a small dose of challenge ) , the Patagonian crosswinds unbelievably strong, the sweet ride up to  Perito Moreno glacier , the ride all around Torres del Paine NP among others are the highlights of this trip not to mention the riders  you meet on the road telling their colorful  "ride stories"  but although  time is always short and there is a schedule to meet we have certainly enjoyed this ride A LOT and would recommend it to our friends.
 
The bike performed flawlessly , ZERO issues ! Not even a flat.   
A good thing we brought a 2 gl fuel can.  We ended up using it twice.
 
Returned the bike as instructed to Alejandro in Punta Arenas around noon , a bit dirty but otherwise just with more miles on it. No accidents, scratches , nothing  missing from the bike.
 
We're already thinking to do another one ... Thanks." 

- Tony Yrey finished a Self-Guided "Fly & RIDE The Patagonia Experience" motorcycle trip package, obviously with a high level of success! No damage, overall good weather, and great views of highlights like Torres del Paine National Park and the Perito Moreno Glacier. Thanks for the note, Tony!

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 "Hi Eric, Ulli, Christine, greetings from Lithuania! I'm already back and telling all my friends how amazing this trip was! I was dreaming to travel Carretera Austral for many years. Also to return to Ruta 40. Everything was great :) Bike was perfect, I really liked it. Ulli, thanks again for all the route tips!
 
I didn't make it all the way to Villa O'Higgins because I was a bit short of time, but I'm very glad I chose to cross to Argentina on a small road via Paso Roballos. Not the easiest pass but definitely worth it. Very very beautiful!
 
Here are some photos I picked for you: https://goo.gl/photos/ZgLocHc5ZxD9vkB29 Also there is a short video from Bajo Caracoles. Not the most amazing place to stay, as Ulli described it. But definitely memorable :)
 
By the way, Eric, when I was returning the bike, I met your friends - they were just starting their trip. There some photos of them too.
 
Thanks again and best wishes,
Laurynas"
 

- Our Patagonia motorcycle rentals came through for Laurynas's adventure riding plans, and this news couldn't make us happier! Riders exploring the incredible, remote & rugged beauty of Patagonia, with scenes like this photo to share....it's what we work for.

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"Exactly one year ago today I was rolling into Ushuaia.
 
And yeah, the trip was a hoot. I had a fantastic ride, from beginning to end. And much of the credit for making that possible goes to you and your crew. Ulli got me set up nicely to start, and I had no troubles with the bike from then until Samuel came to retrieve it in Puerto Natales two weeks later.
 
I rode from Pucón over into Argentina, then back into Chile at Futaleufú, down the Carreterra Austral, back into Argentina at Chile Chico, rode out to the cueva de las manos, and then after stopping for a rest and some hiking in El Chaltén for a couple of nights, rode down to Ushuaia before heading back up to Puerto Natales to drop off the bike, and then by bus over to Torres del Paine N.P. for a few days before flying back home.

The weather cooperated (I never once rode through anything more than a drizzle), the bike ran great, I always found a decent place to sleep and eat, I never had any trouble with [bureaucrats] at any border crossings, and I never ran out of gas.
 
No. Wait. I did run out of gas once.
 
So yeah, the whole thing rocked. Wish I was there now."
 

- David Wood from Oregon in the U.S. set out on a solo motorcycle trip through Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego all the way to Ushuaia at "The End of the World!" Thanks for commenting that our Patagonia motorcycle rentals performed well for you, and that you enjoyed your trip, David!

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"Trip was great. I liked both trips. I like the smaller bikes 500cc ktm or 690 ktm better then the large bikes personally. I would like a little more two track type ride like Ecuador but the weather riding scenery and etc are amazing on the trip we just went on.  Ulli was great.  Bikes great. Accommodations great."

- Ty Melton from Colorado in the U.S. had some friends join him for the Self-Guided "Fly & RIDE The Best of Northern Patagonia" package, and it looks like the guys enjoyed their trip! The two-track riding is disappearing all around the Andes Mountains, so other riders should not wait to book their trips.

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"First of all I would like to apologize for my late reply to your e-mail below. Actually my reply comes with the ”1 year anniversary” of our Chile adventure. And yes, it was a truly unique experience that we will not forget!

Everything went smooth, thank you for the guide notes and the maps you have provided, which led us to some of the most amazing places we’ve ever seen, and also kept us safe! We had absolutely no problem whatsoever, bike, staff everything was great."

- Flaviu Dan from Romania was inspired enough by his customized Self-Guided "Fly & RIDE The Patagonia Experience" on a BMW F700GS that he just reached out about a year later to share. With a photo and words that summarize the trip, we are SO glad you enjoyed, Flaviu! That feeling of freedom and exploration of the beautiful Patagonia region puts a huge smile on lots of Riders' faces :)

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"This trip across Patagonia landscapes was absolutely fantastic, riding excellent bikes which were professionally pampered by your technical teams.
 
It's so difficult to leave travel dreams ! Consequently, I must tell you that Arnaud and Jean-Brice have immediately ordered the brand new 1200 GS LC available on the French market…
 
Please find attached some pictures of our ride. Best regards"

- Pascal Ducasse and his friends enjoyed a perfect example of a "customized" version of our Self-Guided "Fly & RIDE The Patagonia Experience" package. Wanting to slow down and "soak-up" more of the off-bike opportunities and scenery in Patagonia is something we truly support everyone with. Riders just need to ask us for the help and suggestions on where to stay longer. Thanks for sharing, Pascal!

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"We hired three bikes from RIDE Adventures for 4 weeks of touring in Chile and Argentina (south as far as the Perito Moreno glacier and north to the Paso de Agua Negra).  My bike was a practically new R1200GS which was perfect for the trip.
 
I was not expecting to be as blown away as I was by the experience of riding in South America - astounding scenery from lush lakeside parks to volcanos  to desert to glaciers to a mountain pass only 600 metres lower than base camp for Everest.  The roads also astonished me : in a good way - we rode on gravel roads and asphalt roads  The gravel was what I had hoped for and expected - the asphalt roads were not ! - I rode on some of the best surfaced roads with perfect cambers and beautiful sweeping bends ( at times for in excess of 100 miles)!!  Fantastic!  Having ridden bikes for over 20 years in approximately 30 countries, I can honestly say the trip included probably 3 out of 5 of my best days on a bike.

Ulli was exceptionally helpful whether with route suggestions, changing panniers, supplying pannier bags, new maps [and exceptionally fairly not charging me for a bracket which broke supporting one of the panniers when i returned the bike as he could see it was not due to a fall] as well as some very well received cold drinks on his porch when picking up and dropping off bikes!
I would recommend anybody even half thinking of a trip in Chile or Argentina (regardless of the length) to contact RIDE Adventures.  I certainly will be back and will book with them again!

 -Barrett, Ireland, March 2017"

- Barrett and his friends are making us stand tall and proud with huge smiles after trip reports like this! Please remember though, Patagonia motorcycle rentals should be reserved 8-12+ months in advance, as the season sell out early. Barrett, we're glad you guys planned well ahead, and enjoyed your adventure ride: ) 

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"Just a brief note to thank all of you at RIDE Adventures for a great trip. Ulli, you nearly didn't get your Africa Twin returned. It's a great bike and Jan & I really enjoyed each days riding, even the very wet day you so kindly organised for us.

Eric it must have been difficult organising a big groups accommodation and etc but it all went smoothly with a great mix of places to stay and dinners provided.

Andres…whaaat? …thanks for taking care of all the day to day small problems that cropped up with the group, explaining patiently each days trip and always with a smile. It has been a pleasure to travel with you. And thanks for looking after Cheryl in the vehicle. She enjoyed the trip.
Rodriquez: good job keeping the bikes up to scratch."

- Jim Hoffmann from Australia was kind enough to share these words with our Staff just after his Self-Guided, Truck Supported Full Patagonia Adventure trip. Jim opted for the new Honda Africa Twin, a motorcycle getting great feedback from the adventure riding world. Glad you enjoyed, Jim!

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"El viaje ha sido perfecto.
La moto gs 1200 lc estaba en perfecto estado, casi nueva y con el neumatico trasero nuevo.
Gracias por vuestro buen trabajo
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- For those who haven't practiced their Spanish since high school, Victor Vivaracho (from Spain) is very happy with how his Patagonia Motorcycle Rental experience with RIDE Adventures went. (Approx: "The trip was perfect. The BMW R1200GS LC was in perfect condition, almost new and with a new rear tire. Thanks for your good work.") Glad you enjoyed, Victor!

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"Pete, Lisa, and I, with our assorted riding companions, had the time of our lives. Each and every day each of us commented on the excitement, scenery, or riding challenge particular to that day, and distinctly different from days prior. Extraordinary experience for each of us.
 
Andres simply could not have been more effective, helpful, and encouraging as a support person. Highest possible marks. Itinerary selection seemed optimal, particularly after seeing our routing on a three dimensional map indicating terrain.
 
Hotel selection, in some cases, seemed unexpectedly good; in some cases less so. I understand you are limited in some towns by availability of better accommodations, in others by seasonal demand. Were somewhat better accommodations available at a marginal increase in pricing, I'd have been supportive. I suspect some others might not share that perspective.
 
Regarding bike quality and condition, the three of us appreciated and admired the BMWs which we used. I gather the Honda riders had similar perspectives.
 
I will look forward to sharing a different tour with you guys ; I recommend your services to any and all, without reservation."

- Nothing puts a bigger smile on our faces than comments like these from George Mulligan, on the heels of his "Self-Guided, Truck Supported Full Patagonia Adventure." Thanks again, George! 

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"Having met you in Washington last summer gave me the confidence to hand very a large sum of cash. I would have been a bit nerveous doing that with the other companies I was looking at.  All of the scheduling was done promptly and in a professional manner.  I also appreciated chatting with you directly.
 
A few days before I flew to Chile I emailed Ulli to confirm everything was ready with the bike.  He quickly responded and continued to promptly answer email and text throughout the entire trip.  It was reassuring knowing he was easy to contact if there were a serious issue.  
 
The bike was well equipped and ready to go when I arrived.  Ulli took the time to go over the maps, highlight routes and give recommendations on things to see and a few places to stay.  Having reserved the bike for a couple days longer than the standard northern Patagonia, I was able to use Ulli's recommendations as the starting point and customize the trip based on my time frame.  

- The spirit of solo motorcycle travel led Jake Szympruch from Oregon to Patagonia, and his Patagonia Motorcycle Rental Package sounds like it was the right choice. Jake, for that, we are glad you enjoyed! See you around Oregon :) 

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"Hi Eric!
 
Thank you so much for all the arrangements you've made for us. We've had a really great time on this beasts! We've been very lucky with the weather as well, only half a days rain in 3 weeks! And who said it would be windy in Torres del Paine!? Look at the pic below. Nothing but sunshine, condors, a good hike and a few beers afterwards. 
 
The bikes were absolutely stunning! No problems whatsoever. We delivered them a bit dusty in Punta Arenas and probably your tires are worn out now.... Afterwards straight to the airport and now already in Santiago. 
 
Once again, thank you very much and hopefully we can enjoy your services once more someday!"
 

- Thijs and Tim had some perfect timing weatherwise for their Motorcycle Rentals in Patagonia. This time of year, weather is 90% "good" along the Carretera Austral and Ruta 40, but still, sometimes clouds and rain can obscure the sites inside Torres del Paine National Park. Glad you guys got the "good stuff!"

"Thanks Eric!
 
Finished the trip in style and did indeed enjoy those twisties. Overall a fantastic experience, thank you very much for making this possible!
 
Here's one of my snapshots which could have been taken straight off a BMW GS folder, don't you think?"

- Moments and photos like this one from Bastian Guenther are a treasured part of any "Self-Guided Fly & Ride The Patagonia Experience" trip on our BMW GS rentals. We're just glad you finished this tough ride safely, Bastian. Knew very well that Patagonia would make the trip an excellent one for you.

"As Greg mentioned in his message the ride was a trip of a lifetime. Thanks for helping to make this happen. 

- There should be more room on these testimonials for photos! Jeff Yates captured some incredible shots on his Self-Guided "Fly & Ride Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" motorcycle trip, and left us wanting more. Great mix of clouds and sun in Torres del Paine National Park. Glad you enjoyed, Jeff!

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"We arranged for a KLR from Pucon (Villarica) to Punta Arenas that we rode to Ushuaia and Caleta Gonzalo among many other side trips. All the rental and pick-up/drop-off coordination went smoothly. The route information and specific recommendations we received from Eric and Ulli were excellent. We had a tremendous adventure covering about 3,500 miles including about 1,500 miles of rippa [ripio]. The bike held up fine with the requisite dirt bike attention to maintenance. We did carry additional fuel and were glad we did. Tools and extra fuel are advised. The experience is a life-time motorcycle adventure with more excitement than the Alps and more sophistication than Baja.

Reservations are advised for the finer places (like Torres del Paine) since the lodging inventory is not extensive and there is a fair amount of tourism in the popular locations during their summer season. Getting reservations made takes lead time and commitment.

- Great photo, Mike and Kathy! The Bradfords had some great weather on their Self-Guided "Fly & Ride Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" motorcycle trip, even for important moments like this one in front of Los Cuernos (The Horns) of Torres del Paine National Park, along side of Lago Pehoe.

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"The trip was awesome. I know I learned a lot as a rider while having an adventure at the same time. Im sure Bob sent you information about the blog. Bobonbikes.com is the site if not. Our friends that saw it were loving the mountains, waterfalls and glaciers we got to see. I’m sure it only gets better as one rides south. I’m already looking forward to the next trip. I read your email about the Adriatic area. That sounds like it could be a winner, I hear Croatia is a must see."

- Dominic Ginder and his father, Bob, made excellent use of 16 days of riding time with their Motorcycle Rentals in Patagonia. Dominic, you're correct as well about future plans for Croatia. So much to explore by motorcycle!

"Eric, Made it to Punta Arenas yesterday. Awesome trip! I do have to admit it was tough and some OJT was required on the gravel portions but I am much more skilled now. Never dropped the bike once! Guess 60 year old guys can recall dirt bike skills from 40 years ago LOL. Wind riding was tiring but nothing Harley riders are experienced at. Very rewarding trip to say the least. Thanks for all your help and by the way, the African Twin is an amazing bike. I had never ridden an adventure bike before but the Honda did everything I needed it to do and will be my choice for purchase. 

PS: We road in either sunny skies or overcast every day. Not 1 day of rain!!  Thanks again!!"
 
Larry McCormack
Colorado Springs, Colorado

- Now that's a celebration photo! Larry, Tim, and Ron finished their Self-Guided "Fly & Ride Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" motorcycle trip in Punta Arenas, and took this excellent shot overlooking the Straight of Magellan, just across from Tierra del Fuego. Congrats on the safe finish, guys, and thanks for sharing!

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"It was a great trip. But as I suspected, I didn't have enough time to see everything.  Wish I would have had time to see more of the northern country.  Bret had some great pictures of that area on his ride back to Osorno.  Made it to Ushuaia y fin del mundo. 
 
Winds were relentless in Argentina. And the only reason to go they that is Ushuaia and Perito Moreno glacier. Otherwise the good riding is mostly in Chile imo.

- Every rider has their own riding style, and a "Self-Guided Fly & Ride Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" package worked out well for Leslie Donelson and his friend, Bret. As noted though, the only thing that would have made the trip better would probably be some more time in northern Patagonia! Hey, at least you guys experienced what so many have yet to.

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"Hi Eric,
We had a great trip. Bikes ran great. Ulli and Elke were wonderful hosts at pickup and very accommodating with the bike drop off. They picked the bikes up at the hotel which was great. Weather was between 55 and 78 F the whole time and we only had about 5 hours of rain. Spring flowers were at there prime and in tourist area's the accommodation's where easy as it is not high season yet. Great countries to visit and yes they continue to pave the roads. No problems traveling alone as the bikes ran without problems. - Thanks for your help and guidance and no problem with the group not coming together it worked out best this way in the end we had full freedom and it was great. We had an unbelievable time, everyday we arrived at another great place marvelling at how lucky we where to experience everything in its prime and with perfect weather. Thanks again for your support."
Cheers,
Henry 

- Even when plans changed, Henry Van Klaveren and his cousin Gertjan were still able to enjoy a "Self-Guided Fly & Ride The Patagonia Experience" trip! Glad you finished safely and with smiles, guys.

"To Eric, Ulli, Elke, Andres and the entire RIDE team
 
Thank you very much for providing me with an incredible experience, an epic adventure with views and landscape through Patagonia that will stay with me.  The service was extremely professional and the support first class.  RIDE Adventures struck the balance perfectly between riding freedom and providing the confidence support / advice was only an email, whatsapp or phone call away.
 
I highly recommend RIDE Adventures!"

- Riding in Patagonia isn't for everyone due to the riding challenges, but Hayden Dyer made it happen, and we're so glad he enjoyed his "Self-Guided Fly & Ride The Patagonia Experience" trip!

This trip certainly exceeded my expectations - so I am very happy indeed. From my experience as a participant & sometimes as an organiser, on many motorcycle, mountain biking & road cycling, golfing tours - I offer the following:

1. GROUP DYNAMIC 9.5/10.0 weighting 60% - this worked well because the number was not more than 8 - everyone sat at the same table & got to know each other - so there was more tolerance for the slower & less confident / competent riders. Ulli has the right demeanor to handle such a group of disparate ‘A’ types - and to keep a sense of humour - although I would say he was sorely tested (always there is ‘one’ that fails to listen & heads off in the wrong direction from the get go! - and towards the end when fatigue was taking it’s toll & the pressure was on the laggards leading to mistakes & grumpiness). Elke, his very good wife, provided exceptional hospitality at the welcoming dinner and again in the beautiful home at the conclusion of the tour - which added a dimension of a very much more intimate friendship.

- Bruce Ravenhill from South Africa flew over to Chile with a few friends for our Fully Guided "The Best of Northern Patagonia" motorcycle trip package. Bruce also has long experience organizing trips like this, so we appreciate such positive feedback from a fellow Guide!

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"I had the adventure of a lifetime riding the Best of Northern Patagonia on the BMW F800GS. The riding and the scenery were unlike anything I've experienced before (plenty of volcanoes). The locals we ran into on the trip from Chile and Argentina were some of the friendliest people I've ever met. The hotel accommodations were a wide range from lavish to basic but were always clean and adequate. We were looking for a dual sport ride and got a great mix of dirt/gravel and paved roads. Truly a trip I'll remember for the rest of my life."

- Travis Rymon is reporting back to us with good words about the "Self-Guided Fly & Ride The Best of Northern Patagonia" motorcycle trip he just enjoyed with his father. Glad you guys now see what it is we've been raving about!

"Hey Eric, I wanted to tell you thank you for everything. We had a great time in Patagonia and everything went as planned thanks to your help.

- Ilay Avnin from Canada and his friend, Adam, were able to ride from Pucon to Punta Arenas, reporting back with a great experience overall! The route they chose is explained in the Self-Guided Fly & Ride the Patagonia Experience package.

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"Thanks for following up Eric. It was an incredible experience and the direction I received prior to the trip from yourself and Ulli was spot on. The times I got lost or wandered off the path were very much welcomed as it added to the experience. I was alone for 100% off the riding, but never lonely. I can best describe the experience with the video I put together. Please see below link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuih9bEVxNE "

- Although the service we provided Jordan was for a Kawasaki KLR 650 rental in Patagonia, he also found out on his trip that riding gear serves as snow gear for snow-tubing near Pucón! Glad you enjoyed, Jordan.

"Eric/Cory/Christine, just to let you know I had an awesome trip, the route is super and the bike was great, absolutely no issues. The weather was also absolutely perfect. I attached some photos, it's hard for me to tell on my phone but I think some of the panos are super cool. Thanks for all your assistance in getting everything set up!!! Everyone should do this trip, it truly did have everything you could want in 9-10 days, really cool scenery and terrain, and enough challenge to keep you on your toes. Thanks again!"

- Photograph and comments by Andrew Birkmire from the U.S. after his riding experience with one of our motorcycle rentals in Bolivia. Andrew was kind enough to share a handful of photos, but we chose this one as it shows some of the raw 'simplicity' of life that we encounter when exploring the most remote areas of this beautiful country in the Andes Mountains!

"I'd like to thank the RIDE Adventures Team for their excellent service in making our self guided trip of Northern Patagonia the trip of a lifetime! I had promised my Son a trip as a reward for his college graduation, five years later our schedules finally lined up and we found RIDE Adventures. Even though it was short notice the planning was seamless. Arriving in Chile (Pucon) our bikes were in perfect condition, well equipped freshly serviced and ready for our adventure.  The trip book was thorough and after a route briefing any concerns we had were dispelled. 

- Brad Michael came up with an incredible graduation gift idea for his son David. Our Self-Guided, Fly & Ride The Best of Northern Patagonia motorcycle trip package sure qualifies as one of the best gifts a recent Grad could receive!

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"Bolivia and the route that Cory took us on is really “cool” in terms of an adventure motorcycle outing.  It is certainly more technical than what I would imagine many GS1200 destinations are and that alone makes it special for more advanced riding. It is also certainly not a 2 up tour. In fact I found that riding it faster was safer than riding slower, as your concentration levels remain high; but doesn’t give you much sightseeing value, unless you stop.  We generally wanted to ride bikes and not look at pretty scenery on a bike, thus it suited us.

Destinations, accommodation, meals and general operations was in my opinion, above average.  Motorcycles worked well and all issues we had were dealt with effectively… Obviously a backup vehicle and spare bike is a great bonus. I would highly recommend Cory and this operation in Bolivia to anyone looking for an unforgettable adventure experience."

- Ricky Dos Santos from the British Virgin Islands and some riding buddeies had a Private Group Motorcycle Tour of Bolivia, which as we can see turned out to be a great riding experience!

"Yeah it was a pretty fantastic trip.

So I had 4 days and it probably should have been 5 days. Had some difficult weather so was unable to do as much dirt road riding as I would have liked but that could not be helped. One ride we had on my third day was fantastic. We rode with a local guy who knew the forest roads well and he took us to some places very much off the beaten path. Basically waterfalls that no bus full of tourists would ever see!  That day included miles and miles of twisty mountain goodness, dirt roads in wide open spaces unlike anything I have ever seen, a family of baboons crossing the road(!), plus incredible sights along the Blyde River Canyon. Just a great day that I'll remember for a very long time. 

I met some interesting and colorful people, saw things I have never seen before, and got to experience South Africa by motorcycle. What could be better?"

- Damon Bourne from Wisconsin in the U.S. had a unique schedule, and asked us to create a Private Guided Motorcycle Tour in South Africa. Looks like we got it right, thanks for the note, Damon!

"I simply loved our Bolivia 2016 trip. Bolivia is a very poor country but the people are friendly, the hotels were clean and the food good and very cheap. And, most importantly, the riding was excellent and exactly what we wanted to experience – a technical demanding ride over rough dirt backroads through lots of mountain passes. Cory is very professional and well organized. He soon warmed to our peculiar sense of humor and we really had a good time. I would definitely do this trip again in future."

- Paulo Santana from the British Virgin Islands requested a Private Group Motorcycle Tour of Bolivia, and all indications are that he got what he was hoping for. Thanks, Paulo!

"We did a self guided Best of North Patagonia tour early October and we loved it! One of the reasons we chose Rideadv is because we found their website to be very clear, easy to use and they offer exactly what we were looking for. Throughout the whole booking process Rideadv has been very clear and responsive. They provided additional practical advice about flights etc. We did some last minute changes to the reservation without any problem. They are really client focused. The bikes we got from Ulli were in perfect shape. He made sure we could find his place, the bikes were all ready when we got there, he had ample choice of bags, cases, straps etc. Last but not least he provided perfects maps with some very useful tips about the route, which roads were blocked (due the weather), where to eat/stay etc. The one issue we had underway (rear tyre flat/to be replaced) he guided us to a perfect BMW shop in Osorno and this was all fixed in less than an hour. We would certainly use Rideadv again!!"

- A Self-Guided, Fly & Ride The Best of Northern Patagonia motorcycle trip package worked out really well for Daan Teeuwissen and his friends from The Netherlands. Glad you enjoyed, Daan, and come back for more! Still lots of Patagonia still undiscovered.

"My brother and I did the Best of Northern Patagonia route and it was, simply, the trip of a lifetime. The team always supported us, super-friendly and enthusiastic - an all round 10/10 experience. Thank you Andres! Thank you Eric!"

- Joshua Gibson from South Africa wrote some much-appreciated words about his motorcycle trip. Looks again like we got their Self-Guided, Fly & Ride The Best of Northern Patagonia adventure riding package just right. Glad you enjoyed, Josh, and there's more of Patagonia and the Andes still yet to see!

RA: Was it easy to reserve and plan your trip through RIDE Adventures? - Sean: "Yes 10/10"

RA: Did you find convenience in contacting us instead of having to deal with international phone calls different time zones, or other booking uncertainty? - Sean: "Yes 10/10"

RA: Is there anything else you can say about how we're doing? -  Sean: "RIDE Adventures, glad I found you, you are awesome."

- Sean Gibson from South Africa had some thoughts to share on our post-trip follow-up. Looks like we got his Self-Guided, Fly & Ride The Best of Northern Patagonia adventure riding package just right. Glad you enjoyed, Sean!

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"I had the trip of a life time with a 1:1 guide going through some of the most remote areas of southern Peru. This was a 'free' trip where we had a sketched itinerary but no obligation to respect it. We had great adventures, met awesome people. Landscapes were out of this world. Thanks to everyone at RIDE Adventures for making this trip possible."

- Valérie Julie Brousseau from Canada sent another smile across our faces when we saw this note about her motorcycle trip experience in Peru. We are so glad you enjoyed, Val!

"Eric & Cory, we had an incredible time! Eric, I can't thank you enough for answering so many of my questions months before this trip, and months before we made this all official. I can't believe I still did this. What a great way to start the new decade. Cory, thank you again for helping us plan our route and being incredibly helpful and available!  AHHH! :)" 

- Priscilla De Castro from New Jersey commenting on her 30th birthday celebration trip ... a motorcycle rental package in Bolivia! So glad you enjoyed, Priscilla. Nice rest stop photo from the Salar de Uyuni.

"Wow! Wow! WOW!!!
Peru is truly spctacular. This was much more than a mere adventure. Far more than a simple holiday. Way bigger than just any old "trip of a lifetime". Words are not enough to really describe what we experienced. 
A life-changing, eye-opening, magnificent odyssey, through landscapes from a different planet! That comes close. 

The three principal environments in Peru are coastal desert, high mountains (and here I mean HIGH, as in really, really HUGE!), and jungle. But there is also everything in between from pine forests at 2000m to the incredible expanses of golden Pampas grasses on the "Altiplano", way above the tree line, starting at 3,000m and up for there. Our highest point was 4,900m, and still we were dwarfed by the giant peaks all around. Amazing is too weak a word for it. AWESOME is often a word that is over-used. This was truly that.

- Rory Aitken from the U.K. after clearly enjoying his exploration of Peru on one of our BMW R1200GS rentals. With sentiments like this, perhaps more people will finally venture into the Andes Mountains of Peru on one of our motorcycle rentals!

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"Cody and I had a great trip ! We talk about how amazing it was everyday! We wouldn't have changed anything! 
 
The overnight bus you recommended to take to Villarica (pardon my spelling) was great, really comfortable and we slept great, although our Spanish is not the best, so we had a little trouble booking it , but it all worked out lol. 
Ulli was waiting for us when we got off the bus and brought us out for coffee, which was awesome! Then Ulli brought us to his place and got us geared up and gave us a great rundown on the bikes. Ulli spent 20 minutes and went through the maps with us, and he fed us soo much good information in such a short time, it really made our trip down to Punta Arenas a breeze, everything Ulli told us was accurate and useful. Ulli was awesome ! thanks again Ulli. 

-This was by Kyle Tindale from Canada after he and his friend, Cody, enjoyed a Self-Guided "Fly & Ride The Patagonia Experience" on BMW F700GS and Kawasaki KLR 650 motorcycle rental we provided

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"I've ridden bikes from an early age, facilitated, planned and organised tours for operators all over the planet for many years, and specialised in the travel game very much longer. With insight that comes from experience I can say that Eric is quite simply the expert when you are looking for 'the real' adventure tour. His depth of practical biking knowledge, and ability to propose quality trip experiences at a wide range of price points is unmatched. Eric exhibits a whirlwind fast ability to comprehend a traveller's needs, and deliver exactly the experience they are after. His hands on participation and devotion to detail continue to win him loyal customers within a tough industry."

-Simon Blooomhill, CEO, Hit The Road Travel - Simon is a key partner and enabler in the making of our "Southern Africa Experience" Guided Motorcycle Tour packageand it has been a pleasure working with him!

"Back home again.  Trip was phenomenal, as always.  Mel even liked her time on the back of the bike.  Who knew?  In any case, thanks again for all of the help." 

- Mark Larson from Arizona in the U.S. after he and his wife, Melanie enjoyed exploring Peru on one of our BMW R1200GS rentals. Mark had done Patagonia a few years ago with us, and appears to be "conquering Lost Andes!"

"I had made a spontaneous decision to experience Patagonia on a motorbike last Christmas. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into and had only 2 years of riding experience--most of which was on pavement. Eric at RIDE Adventures took the time to answer all my questions before I was even fully committed. I expressed my concerns about riding alone and having little off-road experience. Eric was very organized, friendly, knowledgeable and I had no qualms at all during the reservation and payment process; This is important when you are forking out thousands of dollars. He kept good notes on the invoices and documented everything via written communication.

On the ground, I was able to pick up the BMW F700GS without any issues. Everything was handled in English and I was on the road very quickly. I put over 3,000 miles on the bike with zero issues other than having to oil the chain a few times (bring some chain lube it’s very expensive in Patagonia). The bike came with all the tools you would ever need for basic maintenance and road-side repairs. Luckily, I didn’t have so much as a flat tire and the bike was already well-maintained. I did have one low-speed crash and dented one of the panniers a bit. I was charged a reasonable price for the damage when I returned the bike. Ulli, the fleet manager near Pucon, was just as helpful, friendly and knowledgeable as Eric. Every time I called him, he answered. I never felt like I’d be unsupported in an emergency.

-Written by Roger Keyes from Kansas City, U.S.A. after his motorcycle rental package in Patagonia for riding through Chile and Argentina. Roger enjoyed the BMW F700GS so much, he came home and bought one!

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"I really LOVED my trip in Patagonia. I rave about it constantly. Everything was easy to organize, the bike was beyond excellent, and the support I received from you guys was awesome. Your help with the itinerary helped me create my own unique trip with confidence. Thank you for helping me organize one of the best trips of my life. Thank you!"

-Written by Nelson Powers from the U.S. after his motorcycle rental package in Patagonia for riding through Chile and Argentina. Riding solo to Ushuaia can be a long and grueling, but also exhilierating!

"As Paul mentioned we had a fantastic trip, the route you gave us had fantastic scenery and you guys were great. The bikes were a lot of fun and comfortable for the 15 days.... although I had a couple of issues on my bike, it was all part of the experience!
Thanks again!"

-Written by Craig Pejic from the U.K. after his motorcycle rental package in Patagonia for riding through Chile and Argentina. So glad you guys enjoyed your trip, and that we had a chance to meet along the road near Futaleufú, Craig!

"Rob's e mail pretty well sums up my response as well. 
 
As with Rob, this trip was also a long ago dream that was realized. The trip, the scenery, the entire experience was truly epic. After returning home, for the first week I would wake up in the morning and mentally I was still in Patagonia. My mind still flashes to the lasting images of Patagonia.
  
Our good weather luck charm, Rob, brought us clear skies with only one rain day of significance the entire trip and even the rain day and the drive thru muddy China Creek was a most memorable experience. 

-Written by Jake Berzkalns after his Self-Guided, Truck Supported "Full Patagonia Adventure trip through Chile and Argentina. So glad you enjoyed Patagonia and now know what we've been talking about since 2010, Jake!

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"For me the journey was truly wonderful. I am inspired by the beauty of our Earth and this journey gave me an abundance of wonder. The small group was perfect and allowed me to experience riding in the manner I love. I tend to keep to myself.
 

-Written by Robert Butler from Canada after his Self-Guided, Truck Supported "Full Patagonia Adventure trip through Chile and Argentina. So glad you enjoy this region that we are so excited about showing the world, Rob!

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"Everything has been already said about our chile trip by Rob and Jake. They are spot on, and I can only fall in line with Rob and Jake's praises. We not only enjoyed we a perfect travel itinery but also a product, which will be difficult to match or find anywhere else out there.

In addition, we just had the right constellation of people, led by Andres. To keep it short and sweet, he has all the right attributes a guide should have. Reliable, dedicated, knowledgable and caring. I enjoyed myself very much. Thank you Andres.

RIDE Adventures, I shall certainly use your services again. Please stay in contact and keep me updated and thank you for your overall speedy and professional correspondance."

-Written by Stephan Wacker who lives in Namibia, but is originally from Germany. Stephan clearly enjoyed his Self-Guided, Truck Supported "Full Patagonia Adventure trip in early 2016! Good news is, we'll get to visit with Stephan at his hotel again in Swakopmund when we are on our Southern Africa Experience tour.

"When my wife and I decided to go on a motorcycle tour as part of our honeymoon, we were not sure what to expect as we had never rented a motorbike before. Now, after our trip, we can say that we had an amazing experience and exceeded our expectations. First of all, Eric provided extremely useful information when we were planning the trip. Upon our arrival in Pucòn, we sat down with Ulli to plan the trip in detail. He was extremely helpful in modeling one of the standard tours - The Best of Northern Patagonia - to our needs, preferences and timetable. He also provided precious advice on accommodations and restaurants, and was quick to answer our emails asking for advice during the trip. The motorcycle ran perfectly, we never had a single issue with it during the 10 day trip. The places we visited and the roads we rode on were simply amazing. I would definitely recommend RIDE Adventure and look forward to planning our next trip with them!"

-Written by Federico Rolando from New York after clearly enjoying his opportunity to RIDE our "The Best of Northern Patagonia" route. Federico, do come back sometime, as there's much more still to enjoy in Patagonia!

"In a word, amazing!!!

The trip exceeded any possible expectations I might have thought I had. From the snow covered mountains to the emerald blue rivers, driving rain, cross winds, sunshine, dirt, dust, mud, pavement and cold, pretty much all in one day, it was truly an adventure i will never forget. Every part made even better by Ulli and Andres. Both of them went way above and beyond the entire trip to make sure we never had to worry about a single thing. There is a massive amount of logistics on a trip like this and both of them made it so all we had to do was enjoy the riding. A+++ for both of them. Apart from the riding, the fly fishing was perhaps the best fishing i have ever had the opportunity to do. I live on a premium fishing river in Washington but the fishing down there was way beyond anything i have ever gotten to do.  

The hotels were perfect, I enjoyed very much both the mom and pop places we stayed as well as the high end resorts.  Great food and the other people we met on the trip will be friends for life. We were all talking at the end of the trip that we should all try and get the band together to do another one in a year or two."

-Steven Scott, from Washington, after his experience joining some riding buddies and our guides Ulli and Andres for the "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" motorcycle tour in 2015. Steven, there's nothing we enjoy more than exceeding expectations!

"The truth is every time I talk to my friends about the trip, I realize there are no words that can describe what we saw and experience. Not even the pictures do. Hope the memories of it never fade away. 

I loved every single moment of this trip! Almost didn't realize I was the only girl of the group hehe (Actually I had never drink so much beer in my life!). I don't know if all groups are this fun but we certainly got a good one! 

 Ulli and Andres thanks for all your efforts!  Company in the truck was great! I would only suggest to make more propaganda on the web page that wife's can ride on the truck!  ;) But this tour is definitely Top!!"

-Silvana Puello from Colombia after she joined her boyfriend Jaime on the back of a BMW F800GS on our "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" motorcycle tour! Looks like she enjoyed herself, and we couldn't be happier about that.

"Absolutely amazing experience. Two rental bikes and 17 days of adventuring through Chile and Argentina. Parke Pumalin and Parke Patagonia were the highlight of the trip, never seen that many stars while camping in those parks. Also the fly-fishing in Rio Baker was fun. Great service and the bikes were excellent GS1200's, perfect for this kind of terrain and adventure through dirt roads."

-Quint Henriquez from the Netherlands Antilles after his Self-Guided Motorcycle Trip in Patagonia with his friend, Ian. Quint, we're glad you had such a great experience! Don't forget the fly-fishing opportunities here folks...

"My girlfriend and I rented a GS1200 for 14 days for a self guided ride from Punta Arenas to Santiago. The trip turned out absolutely amazing and everything pretty much went to plan. The bike was fantastic and perfect for this trip. It was brand new when we collected it and we clocked up 4,400kms in the 14 days. We were both sad when the trip was over and had to give the bike back! Many thanks to Eric for all his help and guidance. Can't wait to do another trip!"

-Mark Jeffries from the U.K. after his clearly EXCELLENT experience riding a Self-Guided Motorcycle Trip in Patagonia in 2015.

Riding through Patagonia was the experience of a lifetime and I’m very glad I did it with RIDE Adventures. I rode with two other friends who rented from a different agency, and I was the only one of the three of us who didn’t experience any mechanical problems. Having a brand new bike with very low miles made a huge difference in terms of my comfort and confidence on the trip. Eric was extremely responsive and helpful during the pre-trip planning and Ulli the fleet manager was prompt and professional in getting my bike set up and ready to go.

-Anna Kim from California after she clearly enjoyed her motorcycle rental experience from our Pucon, Chile location, and riding through Patagonia with friends on a self-guided trip!

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"I have finally made it back to Singapore after the long haul from the bottom of the world. I just wanted to write a few words about the 2 weeks I spent with Ride Adventures, Ulli and Andres.

Going into this trip, I had some trepidation about being able to keep up with the rest of the team on the infamous Ripio. Although I was confident I would get through it, I did not want to end up an hour behind the rest of the group and becoming a drag on the tour.

Luckily, we had a group of riders that although on their own bikes had a very large range of ability and would have no doubt kicked my ass on dirt or road were quick to develop a team concept and help each other out when needed. I do believe I was very fortunate to be able to ride and spend time with such an outstanding group of people.

-Written by Dan Ruben from Singapore after he was able to sneak most of our "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" motorcycle trip into his busy schedule!

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"The ride was about 4,000 kms but I think all of the 9 bikes involved would have kept going for 4,000 kms more if we could have.  I still have trouble coping with the fact that I’m not riding a bike all day and have to work and do stuff that I find no meaning to anymore!"

- Jaime Pumarejo from Colombia, after his experience on our "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" Guided Group Motorcycle tour. Jaime and his girlfriend Silvana rode 2-up the whole way!

"Lots of inside jokes with the US Boyz I'm sure. I can speak for Mike and I that we were thoroughly stoked about every part of our adventure too!

The people, the places, the food (omg what a meat fest), the accommodations, the dogs and most of all, our guides. Andres (the happiest guy in the world) made us feel so comfortable and at home, and Ulli with his youthful and fun approach really brought all the hard work you all do with planning together!

Thanks again Mike and everyone for the awesome Adventure. Hope to cross paths one day again." 

-Brent Martin from B.C., Canada after clearly enjoying his "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" motorcycle trip!

"Patagonia: this is RIDE Adventuring at its most sensational. Four blokes, four bikes, four thousand kilometers. Exhilarating off road riding, sweeping tarmac stretches, the most awesome landscape and then once the sun goes down ... outrageous. Think: Discovery Channel featuring Borat.

Eric at RIDE Adventures (www.rideadv.com) is a top class, experienced leader and host. He secured well-prepared, well-maintained bikes (BMW 1200GS), researched and planned a bespoke route, arranged great hotels and selected excellent restaurants. More to the point he took on everything we threw at him with enduring patience and humor - and through the tour has become a really good friend.It is difficult to imagine how bike tours get better this."

-Jeremy Lester, Dubai UAE,(Jeremy offers a lift to an Israeli Army Officer stranded in Puerto Tranquilo in Chilean Patagonia during the "Patagonia Experience" motorcycle tour.)

“Just finished a RIDE Adventures tour of Patagonia. Hands down the best motorcycle trip I have ever taken (and I have done a lot). We were in the hands of a true expert with Eric. His attention to detail and wealth of experience allowed us to focus on the fun and get the full and unique experience that Patagonia has to offer. Loved every minute of it. Already planning the next South American trip to Bolivia in December with RIDE Adventures."

-Ian Ohan, Owner - Freedom Pizza - Dubai, UAE
(Photo overlooking Lago General Carrera in Chilean Patagonia during the "Patagonia Experience" motorcycle tour.)

"I just got back from a 5 week trip to South America with my good friend Jan Linek where we travelled through 4 countries and logged 10,000 km.  Booking our motorcycles with RIDE Adventures was made painless and easy. Eric's knowledge and experience with travelling through these countries was evident with the suggestions he made for us regarding roads, hotels, tourist traps to avoid and even what to expect at border crossings. 

-Remi Aquin, District Sales Manager (Pictures from Jan and Remi's travels by renting motorcycles in Chile, and riding through Northern Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Northern Argentina.)

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"Your assistance in planning our trip was outstanding, and everything went smoothly from beginning to end. The sites we enjoyed in Patagonia are going to remain in our memories for a long time and it is going to be difficult to find some thing else which could beat them. Even the weather we encountered was beautiful!

-Dominique and Patrick from Maillot , after 18 days of a self-guided motorcycle trip in Patagonia.

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"During a motorcycle trip to Alaska in 2010, we decided to go see "the other side" and ride through Patagonia. But life got in the way and two month before getting down there we had little more booked than our plane ticket...
This is where RIDE Adventures comes in. 

-Emily & Johann, Ann Arbor, Michigan
-Anna & Patrice, Seattle, Washington, a
fter 10 Day incredible self-guided riding trip through the heart of Patagonia

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"Hi RIDE Adventures,
Overall the trip was great. The closing of the pass was a real wrench in the plan. We decided to play things by ear and instead of going to Argentina spent our days exploring the region around Puerto Varas. We met a great french couple running a place called Casa Ko and loved staying with them and getting daily recommendations. Some of the highlights were Volcan Osorno, falls near Petrohue, the road to Cochamo, Lago Tagua Tagua, and taking the ferry from Ruta 7.

-Chris from California, after a week-long motorcycle rental in Chile and Argentina.  In December of 2012, Paso Samore (between Osorno and Bariloche) had a fire and was shut down for a couple of weeks.  Riders had to make some last-minute route adjustments!

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"Eric, Thanks for all your help on our trip to Patagonia. You did a super job staying on top of the details and the trip went as smooth as I could imagine. Whether it was translating for the hotel staff in Tierra del Fuego or planning an amazing itinerary, we were very impressed. It would have taken me weeks to reproduce what you did. The maps and fuel suggestions were very valuable. I would be happy to endorse your services, please use me as a reference. Now I need to plan the next trip!"

-Tom Prendiville (Shown in the picture during a self-guided Patagonia motorcycle trip with his brothers. Here crossing the Straight of Magellan on the ferry with the BMW Motorcycles.  Next stop, USHUAIA!)

"Just got back from a great ride in Peru...RIDE Adventures helped nine of us to build and ride a personalized tour of Peru...the ninth person was a Peruvian that lives here in the States. Having a Spanish speaking guy with you really makes the trip

-Ted Beck - Montana - If you want more particulars - email me! (Ted and his group did a self-guided motorcycle trip of Peru with motorcycles we provided, and hotels and maps we arranged for them.)

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"Back home and distracted! We had a fantastic adventure, thanks you for your assistance everything was a pleasure and I am working on getting a group together to come ride again!"

-Ryan Roux & Andres DuPlessis - South Africa - after 20 days of BMW motorcycle rentals in Patagonia in 2013

"We really had a great time on the trip overall. In the beginning it took a day or so to figure out how to best pack the bags and especially the top bag to allow for enough rear seat space for Juli to be comfortable. 

-David and Juli - from Austin, Texas, after their 10-Day self-guided motorcycle tour through the Andes Mountains of Patagonia between Chile and Argentina

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"Thanks for all your help - our trip was truly a memory of a lifetime; astonishing scenery, driving and people from start till end.

-George and Anders from Norway, after 10 great days of BMW motorcycle rentals in Chile, spent riding the Andes Mountains of northern Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile -  on the ferry at Estrecho de Tiquina to Copacabana, Bolivia for sure!

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"Hi RIDE Adventures,

I had great trip and great start in California with GS Motorcycle. Next time I will get plan for ride with your team travel some where else interesting. I passed my fear about traffic and now I can enjoy like American people! So many video was took I will update you soon."

-Minh Tran from Vietnam after 15 days of riding across the U.S. on an BMW R1200GS.  His first time riding in the U.S., all part of an architectural research project, and meeting friendly Americans along the way!

"All around, a great trip. Your entire organization is totally professional. Your email responses were always prompt and accurate. Like I said, Lars was very honest in his assessment of my trip and he was right. It's obvious that all of you actually ride and you know the routes.

-Terry Banen from the U.S, after what was clearly a great self-guided motorcyle trip in Peru, including Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu.

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"Well, the trip came to an end today. Pulled in at 3:00 showing 1475 miles.  I can't wait to start looking through all the pictures and videos.  Really want to thank you guys for an incredible time! I could not have asked for a better time. Chad...you and Ernie are top notch tour guides and photographers...thank you!"

-Jeff Baenen from Illinois after his September 2013 Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail guided motorcycle tour and ride back home on his Triumph 1200 Explorer

"Hey Eric - We had an amazing trip! Everything with the bike and equipment was perfect. I've attached a few photos in case you'd like to use any of them. Thanks for everything!"

-Andrea and Chapman from California after a weekend ride through the Lakes District of Chile, Northern Patagonia on a BMW F800GS rental.

"This was truly awesome riding. What a scenery, how much massive natural beauty. I attach one of my favorites, Lago Pehoe in Torres del Paine, and that’s taken w/ my phone... Not my last time riding in S. America."

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"We just got back from our vacation and were totally amazed by the beauty of all the places we visited. We really appreciated the help and courtesy demonstrated by your Chilean partners and were also impressed by the size and neatness of your facilities. Thank you so much for taking time to talk to me and for visiting us while you were in Florida. I will make sure to recommend your company to everybody I know and who is interested in motorcycle trips."

-Isabella Scafati from Italy & Miami after a self-guided trip in Patagonia with her boyfriend, Dale in January 2014.

"Just wanted to thank you for everything with the trip. We had an amazing time and will definetly recomend you guys to my riding friends and anybody looking for an amazing experience.
Needless to say I hope this won't be my last trip so I will let you know when I'm ready for the next one..hopefully soon!"

Best regards,
Santiago

-Santiago Falla from the U.S. and Colombia, after his 12-Day Self-Guided Patagonia Motorcycle Trip with his girlfriend in February 2014.

"Hey, Finished up nice here in Pucon. Cudos to you and Ulli. Great ride thanks. You can quote me on that. Regards, Steve"

-Steve Curry from New York after a Self-Guided Patagonia motorcycle trip on the BMW F700GS.

"Thank you Eric and Ulli for a GREAT trip. everything was organised 24 hours before our departure to Chile and went like a clock. Especially important to us was the option to reduce our Excess in case of theft/damage. No other company in Chile was prepared to offer this. We'll be back!"

-Pieter and Reghardt from South Africa, after a last-minute self-guided tour of Patagonia on BMW's from our fleet in Pucon, Chile.
 

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"Fantastic comprehensive service! 1.) The staff was very responsive in communications to set up the trip and ensure all prior planning was accurate and efficient. They made sure to keep in touch while on the trip as well to ensure everything was going smoothly and help out with any questions. 2.) Maps, routes, and day notes provided by RIDE Adventures were well planned out and incredibly helpful on our self-guided tour. They personally walked us through our trip route twice to make sure we saw everything we could see. 

-Philip & Philip Moor from New Jersey, USA , after what was clearly an enjoyable self-guided Patagonia motorcycle travel experience! As they first let-out the clutch in Osorno.

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"Este viaje fue una experiencia de Vida, el equipo fue muy profesional, la ruta formidable, Eric y Tomas excelentes personas y compañeros de viaje. muy divertidos y profesionales." (In English, which Gustavo speaks extremely well also: "This trip was a life experience, the team was very professional, and the route was formidable. Eric and Thomas are excellent people and travel partners, very fun and professional.")

-Gustavo Scherenberg from Mexico after his private group's "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" motorcycle tour in February 2014. This group added an extra day for rafting the Futaleufu River. Be sure to Contact Us and ask about how you can, too! (Gus's group in front of the Grey Glacier in Torres del Paine National Park.)

"Thanks again for a great experience, you are right they do envy you. I was very impressed with profesionalism of the whole business from my first enquiry to arriving in Osorno. Of course i am bragging like hell about how I didnt scratch the bike. It would be very difficult for me to suggest ways you could have improved that trip and I appreciate the flexibility and effort you went to, to get us to Ushuaia outside the normal tour itinerary. I will certainly stay in touch and drop some photos once I get a chance, All the Best, Martin"

-This from Martin Farrand from New Zealand. We included some pictures of Martin on his "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" motorcycle trip. (Martin's helmet represents the infamous All Blacks from New Zealand overlooking the Queulat National Rainforest)

"What a great trip and adventure! The riding was fantastic and the planning was professional yet flexible and spontaneous. I would recomend RIDE Adventures to anyone."

-Warren Bean from Oregon, USA after his "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" motorcycle trip. Returning to Chile with the other riders, wishing they could turn around to do it all over again as we were told!

"The trip was simply great and remarkable. We followed roughly the itinerary you suggested with some deviation in particular for Lake District and made some more stops on the way. The nature and its variety is just breathtaking. It was a bit tough on Carretera Austral due to the road works and weather but still beautiful."

-Zbigniew Ostapiuk and his wife from Norwary after a 16 Day Self-Guided Patagonia Motorcycle Trip in Chile & Argentina. They showed us that the BMW F650GS is perfectly capable of 2-up riding even when off-pavement!
 

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"Man, that trip was unbelievable! Crazy awesome! Fantastic roads, mind blowing scenery and awesome people. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Chile and Argentina definitely had their own plans for us. We only had three reservations throughout the trip....we missed all three, but it always worked out for the better. To sum up: Fu@&ing Fantastic. You’ve got customers for life."

-Myles Colligan and Taylor Garrigan from the U.S, after their self-guided version of our "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" motorcycle tour. Clearly, they enjoyed!

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"RIDE Adventures, you are the best! Thank you for patiently answering all our questions over the past several months. Thank you for keeping us confident that we can do this self guided. Thank you for a great itinerary that gave all the right information still keeping the adventure riding spirit intact. 

-Krishnakumar Gopinathannair from California, after he and his friend, Bijoy completed their Self-Guided Patagonia Experience trip in February 2014. Glad you enjoyed, and great seeing you along the route, guys!

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“I was part of a Brazilian friends group that in the period from 02 to 11/05/2014 held a 2014 Atacama Expedition (Santiago - San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago). We rented 07 BMW 1200GS liquid cooled bikes from RIDE Adventures, all of them with zero miles. This is a very serious, organized, and extremely professional company. I recommend RIDE Adventures for motorcyclists who need to rent a bike for his travels around the world. I really appreciate the service. Thank you RIDE Adventures Team!”

-Fernando Carneiro from Brazil, after his group's Northern Chile trip on BMW motorcycle rentals we provided. Glad you enjoyed the service and riding adventure, Fernando!

-Paulo Godoy, also from the same Brazilian group renting BMW R1200GS's in Chile. Vê-lo novamente, amigos!

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"Javier was a great guide and a very fun and good person. We are making a movie of the trip (Javier was the main cameras man) and will share that with you. Here are a couple of photos from the trip. Thank you very much for an incredible journey in a wonderful country. Next year we are off to Russia for our annual cruise. We had an AWESOME trip. A big special thanks to Javier...he was extremely special."

-Charles Davidson, Brandon Batagol, and Bruce Syme from Australia after their private motorcycle tour of Peru. Glad you guys enjoyed so much, let's do those "hot springs" tours!

"Last Saturday, our group got together with all our wives to have dinner, see more than 3,000 pictures, and remember this great motorcycle adventure. There are two points I like to share with you that the group agreed upon: First is that everybody commented on how you are a very well organized guide, and the second, that Patagonia is the best ride we have done yet. It is going to be difficult to beat."

-Jacobo Ayub from Chihuahua, Mexico after his private group "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia!" tour in early 2014 - It was great riding with our new friends from Mexico!
 

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"The trip was fantastic. Antonio was a great host and provided everything to my expectations. It was difficult to leave, would have easily spent more time riding!"
Regards,
Carlos

-Carlos Aguirre from the U.S. after clearly enjoying his 1-week All-Inclusive Harley Tour in the Dominican Republic!

"From the moment I started planning this trip until the very end, every question I had - and there were many - was answered by Eric in great detail. Everything about my experience with RIDE Adventures has been fantastic. The bike rental and itinerary was setup perfectly and really allowed me to enjoy incredible beauty of Patagonia at my own pace. 

-Mark Mackoviak from the U.S, after his Self-Guided Motorcycle Trip in Patagonia, having clearly enjoyed the experience!

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"Our trip from Osorno to Punta Arenas was our first adventure ride in South America and the scope of the project was difficult for us to comprehend. Eric provided everything we needed in the way of prudent advice and kept us out of trouble. Several things he iterated held true and had we not listened to his advice could have run out of gas, gotten seriously lost or worse. 

-Louis Zietz from Texas,  after months of months of planning and patiently waiting for what was clearly a successful Self-Guided Motorcycle Trip in Patagonia!

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"The bike trip finished today and we delivered the bikes. All the time spent riding in Patagonia was great, very hard, cyclonic winds and the real Ruta 40 in bad ass ripio!!!  When i arrive in Portugal i will download everything from the camera and send some landscapes to you because they were really something. Best regards, Vitor, Hugo and Inês"

-Vitor Freitas from Portugal after what sounds like a great time on a self-guided motorcycle trip in Patagonia! You bet it can get windy on some of those sections...

"We've taken hundreds of pics and we know all our friends are already enjoying the wonderful vistas. Ulli was super and he really stepped up when we had those mechanical problems. We will recommend your operation to anyone who wants to hear !!! Now thinking about South Africa next year..."

-Sylvain Arseneault from Canada who enjoyed a self-guided motorcycle trip in Patagonia, and clearly has more interest in riding!