PATAGONIA END OF THE EARTH ADVENTURE
Our Patagonia motorcycle tour takes you through the Andes to the most remote parts of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile. See Los Alerces National Park, Queulat National Park, Torres Del Paine National Park, Perito Moreno National Park and ride to the end of the earth - the southern tip of Tierra Del Fuego. Towns you will visit include San Carlos de Bariloche, Esquel, Coyhaique, Calefate, Ushuaia, and Punta Arenas. Along the way, see guanacos, gauchos and glaciers, all to the backdrop of the picturesque Andes Mountain Range.
Road Conditions: This challenging motorcycle tour features 40% dirt surfaces with windy conditions some days.
|Arrival||Departure||*Double Occupancy||*Single Occupancy||*Couples Package|
|January 29, 2017||February 14, 2017||$10,150||$11,900||$16,900|
|November 18, 2017||December 04, 2017||$10,150||$11,900||$17,000|
*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room
|BMW F700 GS||BMW F800GS||BMW R1200GS|
DAY 1 - Osorno, Chile Arrive in Osorno this day. The MotoQuest team will come meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Osorno is a small working-class farming and cattle community. Walk the streets this afternoon. Join us for a first class Welcome Dinner this evening and meet the rest of the group. Stay in Osorno.
DAY 2 - Osorno, Chile to Bariloche, Argentina: The motorcycle adventure begins with a ride through the Chilean Lakes District and throught the Andes mountain range. You will cross into Argentian via a paved road made for motorcyclings. You will need to clear customs and immigration in both Chile and Argentina, so have your papers ready. Ride the Lakes District on the Argentinian side along Lake Nahuel Huapi to the outdoor recreational capital of San Carlos de Bariloche. Bariloche is known for being the "Switzerland of the Andes" with many residents immagrating from the old country. Because of this heritage, Bariloche is particularly known for its chocolate, which can be found on every street corner. Stay in Bariloche.
DAY 3 - Bariloche, Argentina to Esquel, Argentina: Ride south, through the Andes mountain range and enjoy excellent paved riding. Pass numerous rivers and lakes on your motorcycle as you make your way to the town of Esquel. As an option, ride an alternative dirt route through the Alerces National Park, home to the world's oldest trees. Stay in Esquel.
DAY 4 - Esquel, Argentina to Puyuhuapi, Chile: 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. Ride through the river rafting mecca o Futaleufu. Arrive on a protected bay on the Pacific Ocean at the fishing town of Puyuhuapi. Stay in Puyuhuapi.
DAY 5 - Puyuhuapi, Chile to Coyhaique, Chile: Ride through Jurrassic Queulat National Park on your way to Coyhaique. Queulat received the most rain in Chile and therefore the plants in this region are like that of the Land of the Lost! Keep your eye out for cascading waterfalls from the snowpack high above. The Carraterra Austral at this point is a simple dirt road, winding past remote ranches, tall mountains, clear rivers and forrests. Arrive in Coyhaique, known for its cattle ranches and fly fishing. Stay in Coyhaique.
DAY 6 - Coyhaique, Chile to Cochrane, Chile: Feel yourself distancing from society and entering pure wilderness this day. You will pass numerous ranches, rugged mountains, milky glacier rivers and large lakes. Keep an eye out for glaciers hanging high above you. You will also be riding along large fresh water lakes. Stay in the Cochrane area.
DAY 7 - Cochrane, Chile to Estancia La Angostura, Argentina: Cross into Argentina again by way of Roballos Pass. This is off the beaten path! Experience solitude in the Andes. Keep your eyes out for Guanacos, Flamingos, Fox and Condors. 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 - Estancia La Angostura, Argentina to Calafate, Argentina: The motorcycle adventure continues south through the vast Patagonia. Marvel at Mt Fitzroy the Andes in the distance. Stay in Calafate, Argentina.
DAY 9 - Free day, Calafate, Argentina: Ride out to famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Watch Condors cruise the face of the glacier as it calves into the lake! Explore around Calefate. Stay in Calafate, Argentina.
DAY 10 - Calefate, Argentina to Torres del Paine, Chile: Ride along the distant Andes south until crossing over into Chile and near Torres Del Paine National Park. Stay in the Torres Del Paine National Park area at estancia, located along a rock band which is home to Condors.
DAY 11 - Free day, Torres del Paine, Chile: Explore Torres Del Paine National Park with its towering granite spires. Keep your eye out for Condors and Guanacos. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking! Stay near the Park.
DAY 12 - Torres del Paine, Chile to Cerro Sombrero, Chile: Encounter the "roaring 40's" - the place where the wind picks up! The Andes taper off as you ride along the Straights of Magellan. Cross the Staits of Magellan by ferry to Tierra Del Fuego! Stay in Cerro Sombrero.
DAY 13- Cerro Sombrero, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina: 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, Argentina.
DAY 14 - Free day, Ushuaia, Argentina: 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 enjoy the panoramic view of the harbor, Beagle Channel and the last islands until Antarctica. Stay in Ushuaia, Argentina.
DAY 15 - Ushuaia, Argentina to Río Grande, Argentina: On your way back to Rio Grande, stop and take a boat out to a Penguin Colony as an optional tour. Stay in Rio Grande, Argentina.
DAY 16 - Rio Grande, Argentina to Punta Arenas, Chile: The last day of the motorcycle tour features a ride to the north side of Tierra Del Fuego and across the Straits of Magellan once again. Ride along the straights to Punta Arenas, Chile. Farewell dinner this evening. Stay in Punta Arenas, Chile.
DAY 17 - Fly Home, or Keep the dream alive (unknown miles)
THE GEAR TO BRING
MotoQuest guides wear Scorpion helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.
MotoQuest Staff on Tour
Included With the Tour
- Lodging Accommodations
- Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
- Support Vehicle
- Support Vehicle Driver
- Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
- MotoQuest Swag Bag
- Photos Taken on the Trip
- Custom Photo Book
- Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue
- Travel Accommodations
- Meals on the Road
- Alternative Tours
- Travel Insurance
- National Park Entrance Fees