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Patagonia End of the Earth Motorcycle Adventure Tour

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.


Tour Details

Road Conditions

40% dirt with challenging windy conditions some days.

Lodgings

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.

Tour Difficulty

Expert

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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
  • Ushuaia
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Patagonia End of the Earth Motorcycle Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Sunday, February 2nd

Osorno, Chile

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.

This bucket list adventure will leave you breathless!

Day
2

Monday

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.

Day
3

Tuesday

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.

Expect around 40% dirt on the Patagonia trip

Day
4

Wednesday

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.

Ride the Carratera Austral in Chile to the southern reaches of Patagonia

Day
5

 Thursday

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

Day
6

Friday

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.

Torres del Paine National Park

Day
7

Saturday

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.

Day
8

Sunday

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.

Day
9

Monday

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.

 

Check out Perito Moreno Glacier on your free day in Califate

 

Day
10

Tuesday

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.

Day
11

Wednesday

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.

 

This bucket list adventure will leave you breathless!

Day
12

Thursday

Torres del Paine to Cerro Sombrero - 220 miles

Cross the Staits of Magellan to Tierra Del Fuego! Stay in Cerro Sombrero.

Day
13

 Friday

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.

Welcome to Tierra del Fuego Dinner being prepared Patagonia style Cross the Straits of Magellan on your way to Tierra del Fuego Make new friends on the Patagonia trip Torres del Paine National Park A penguin colony close to Ushuaia

Day
14

 Saturday

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.

Day
15

Sunday

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.

Nature as far as the eye can see

Day
16

Monday

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.

 

Day
17

  Tuesday, Februay 18th



Fly Home, or Keep the dream alive (unknown miles)

 
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Information

Reserve and book your place on this tour

SmugMug Gallery: Photos from previous Patagonia trips

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:  $1,500USD max deductable
BMWF650 Twin: $2,000USD max deductable
BMWF800:  $2,300USD max deductable
BMW R1200GS: $2,500USD max deductable

*Damages above deductable must include a police report.

*Warning:*

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.

Visa:

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.

Passport:

You must have a valid Passport with two blank pages in it.

Get ready for the beauty Patagonia is going to throw at you

Travel:

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!!

Reading:

Books recommended:

The Lonely Planet Chile

The Lonely Planet Argentina

Buy Lonely Planet Book

Money:

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.

Birds on sticks Patagonia Too old to sail Patagonia´s flora

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 Puerto Varas and Bariloche,  General stores / pharmacies available almost every night)
  • Cameras, with extra memory cards and backup batteries

 

Riding Gear:

  • 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.

Our guides use the MotoQuest Guide Jacket and MotoQuest Guide Pants by Olympia MotoSports, designed for all conditions. These suits are fitted for men.

For Women we recommend:

Recommended Rain Gear: Olympia Horizon Rain Gear

Also bring:

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.

Arrival:

Send us your travel information so we know when and where to meet you. Please be prepared to show your current motorcycle drivers license.

 

Traffic jam, Tierra Del Fuego.

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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
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Feb 1st 2015 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Monday, Dec 1st 2014

Type of Tour: Dirt and Paved
Number of Stages: 1

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 9,300
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 10,700
  • Couples *: US $ 15,200
  • * Includes basic bike rental

Nov 1st 2015 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Monday, Dec 1st 2014

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ TBA
  • Rider with own room *: US $ TBA
  • Couples *: US $ TBA
  • * Includes basic bike rental

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Included in this tour

  • All accommodations
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • All Breakfasts,  plus Welcome and Farewell Dinners excluding alcohol
  • Rental of a BMW F650 GS Single
  • Support Vehicle
  • Staff Mechanic
  • Bilingual professional and experience MotoQuest guides on motorcycles
  • Proper paperwork for border crossings
  • Detailed road maps
  • MotoQuest T-Shirt and Hat
  • Photos taken on the trip
  • Custom Calendar from photos taken on the trip

    Excluded in this tour

    • Flights: Contact our travel agent: Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, (907) 562- 2213
    • All Gasoline
    • Meals:  Lunches and Dinners not included (Except for the Welcome and Farewell Dinners)
    • Travel insurance
    • Laundry :  Available at least at all two night stays (Puerto Varas and Bariloche)
    • Personal Expenses
    • Alcohol
    • Park Entrance Fees
    • Tips
    • Additional Motorcycle Insurance

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    Contact

    MotoQuest
    4346 Spenard Road
    Anchorage, AK 99517
    info@motoquest.com
    1-800-756-1990 / (907) 272-2777

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