This tour takes you through the Andes to the most remote parts of Patagonia. See Torres Del Paine National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier and Tierra Del Fuego. Stay in Ushuaia, at the end of the earth. Along the way, see guanacos, gauchos and glaciers. This is a ride of a lifetime.
40% dirt with challenging windy conditions some days.
The accommodations range from nice hotels to remote estancias. Top level hotels are the norm with en suite bathrooms. One night is spent so remote that we will need to share rooms.
Highlights for this motorcycle tour
- San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
- Los Alerces National Park, Argentina
- Ruta 40, Argentina
- Rio Baker Area, Chile
- Carreterra Austral, Chile
- Andes Mountain Range
- Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
- Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
- Tierra Del Fuego
Patagonia End of the Earth Motorcycle Adventure Tour Itinerary
Saturday, November 29th, 2016 or Sunday, January 29th, 2017
Arrive in Osorno this day. We will come meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. First class welcome dinner this evening, included in the tour package.
Osorno to Bariloche - 160 miles
Ride through the Andes mountain range today and cross into Argentina. The roads are excellent and vistas even better! Stay in Bariloche.
Bariloche to Esquel - 175 miles
Ride along the Andes mountain range and enjoy excellent paved riding. Pass numerous rivers and lakes as you make your way to the town of Esquel. If you want, ride an alternative dirt route through the Alerces National Park, where the oldest trees in the world grow. Stay in Esquel.
Esquel to Puyuhuapi - 170 miles (100 dirt)
Cross back into Chile and continue along the Carreterra Austral highway south. The highway is a dirt road, and the scenery is fantastic: mountains, large rivers and glaciers can be seen along the way. Stay in Puyuhuapi.
Puyuhuapi to Coyhaique - 160 miles (60 miles dirt)
Ride through Jurrassic Queulat National Park on your way to Coyhaique. Don't be surprised you think you are in Montana! Stay in Coyhaique
Coyhaique to Cochrane - 190 miles (140 miles dirt)
Feel yourself distancing from society and entering pure wilderness this day. You will pass numerous ranches, rugged mountains, milky glacier rivers and large lakes. Stay in the Cochrane area.
Cochrane to Estancia La Angostura - 200 miles (130 miles dirt)
Cross into Argentina by way of Roballos Pass. This is off the beaten path! Experience solitude in the Andes. Ride the dry Argentinian Patagonia on Route 40 and experience a vast, windswept plane. Stay at a functioning Estancia in the heart of Patagonia.
Estancia La Angostura to Calafate - 160 miles (100 dirt)
Ride again the vast Patagonia and marvel at the Andes in the distance. Stay in Calafate.
Free day, Calafate - up to 100 miles
Ride out to famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Watch Condors cruise the face of the glacier as is calves into the lake! What a sight! Stay in Calafate.
Calefate to Torres del Paine - 170 miles (70 miles dirt)
Ride along the distant Andes south until crossing over into Chile and near Torres Del Paine National Park. Stay on Torres Del Paine National Park area.
Free day, Torres del Paine - up to 150 miles dirt
Explore the National Park Torres Del Paine with its towering granite spires. Absolutely breathtaking! Stay near the Park.
Torres del Paine to Cerro Sombrero - 220 miles
Cross the Staits of Magellan to Tierra Del Fuego! Stay in Cerro Sombrero.
Cerro Sombrero to Ushuaia - 180 miles
The Andes rise one more time during this breathtaking day. Ride to the end of the Earth to Ushuaia, Argentina. Fresh ocean air and scenic mountains make this outpost unforgettable! Stay in Ushuaia.
Free day, Ushuaia - up to 100 miles (20 miles dirt)
This is the day you will ride to the end of Route 3 and the end of the earth! Ride around Ushuaia. Ride up to the local ski resort and marvel at the panoramic view of the harbor, Beagle Channel and the last islands until Antarctica. Stay in Ushuaia.
Ushuaia to Río Grande - 140 miles
On our way back to Rio Grande, stop and take a boat out to a Penguin Colony. Stay in Rio Grande.
Rio Grande to Punta Arenas - 230 miles
Ride to the north side of Tierra Del Fuego and cross the Straits of Magellan once again. Ride along the straights to Punta Arenas, Chile. Farewell dinner this evening. Stay in Punta Arenas.
Monday, December 5th 2016 or Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Fly Home, or Keep the dream alive (unknown miles)
Financial Liability to the motorcycle:
Included in the tour package is a reduction of liability for motorcycle damage. It is "You break it, you buy it, until you reach deductable.
For example, you pay all damages to a BMW 650 single UNTIL $1,500 USD, after which, is covered by the policy.
BMW 650 singles: $2,500 max deductable
BMW 650 Sertao: $2,500 max deductable
BMWF650 Twin: $4,000 max deductable
BMWF800: $4,000 max deductable
BMW R1200GS: $5,000 max deductable
*Damages above deductable must include a police report.
This is not a normal motorcycle ride. This is an adventure. This ride is not for wimps. This tour requires elements of endurance and stamina. Riders must be able to ride in adverse weather conditions and adverse road conditions. These roads are some of the roughest and most remote in the world. Riders must be physically fit, mentally strong, and able to cope with adversity. The accommodations on this trip range from luxurious to disapointing. Be ready for a true adventure!
To Book this Tour:
To secure a spot for our End of the Earth Tour, please register and pay $1,000 deposit.
Visas are not needed for up to three months stay in both Chile and Argentina
* There is an entry fee that must be paid to Chile upon arrival at the airport. This paid entry fee is good for the life of your passport and is payable with a credit card. The fee is $130 US dollars.
You must have a valid Passport with two blank pages in it.
As this tour starts in Osorno Chile, and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile. You will need to fly out of Punta Arenas. Usually, international flights are routed through Santiago, Chile followed by a domestic connection to Osorno and from Punta Arenas back to Santiago.
For assistance with travel options, please contact us at: 1-800-756-1990 or (907) 272-2777 for advice. You may also reach our travel agent Sally at:Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, or (907) 562- 2213. Just tell her you are part of MotoQuests’ Patagonia End of the Earth group!
*Send us your Travel Information so we know when and where to meet you!!
The Lonely Planet Chile
The Lonely Planet Argentina
Chilean – Peso
Argentinian – Peso
ATM machines are the most convenient and work much better than cash or traveler’s checks. We’ll have access to ATM’s almost every night of the trip.
It’s a good idea to bring at least one backup card (another ATM card, debit, or credit card). Cash is another great backup, in clean large bills.
You can easily change your money into Chilean or Argentinean Pesos at currency exchanges in any international airport.
*It is a good idea to change at least $100 US into Argentinian Pesos at the Santiago International Airport when you arrive.
Things to Bring:
- Drivers’ License with Motorcycle Endorsement from your country.
- International Drivers License with Motorcycle Endorsement (Available from any AAA office)
- Passport (with two blank pages)
- Clothes and toiletries (Laundry available in Calafate, (General stores / pharmacies available almost every day)
- Cameras, with extra memory cards and backup batteries
- Plan to ride in 40f to 95f degree weather.
- Plan for rain! Two/Three Pairs of Gloves, electric vest, fleece layers, Waterproof riding wear.
Riding suit, top and bottom, with pads. Have something that is waterproof, or bring an outer waterproof layer for rainy days.
Stout water-proof boots, rain gear, a warm hat, rain-proof gloves (2 pair), hiking shoes, bug spray, lots of underwear, fleece layers, full-faced helmet, swim suit, and a good camera are the things you need on the trail.
Send us your travel information so we know when and where to meet you. Please be prepared to show your current motorcycle drivers license.
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I have taken 4 tours with MotoQuest including Laos, Alaska, Patagonia and Peru. These guys are great, and have fun while making you feel safe. I can't wait for the next adventure!
Jennifer Davenport, USA”