Patagonia is a region located at the southern end of South America, a territory shared by Argentina and Chile, which comprises some of the best exploration opportunities on the planet. Motorcycle riders, horse enthusiasts, nature seekers, hikers, climbers and fisherman annually venture to this vast land to satiate their thirst for adventure. River Pilot Tours offers you an opportunity to see this wild region in style. This tour is fully supported with bilingual guides and support vehicles to give you more time to ride, enjoy friends and take in the sights.
During the beginning of the tour, riders will quickly notice the wild series of inlets and land formations that make up southern Chile and how this carefully scouted trip heads east up into the Andes Mountains before going further south into Patagonia. Passing through Parque Nacional Puyuhue and later Nahuel Huapi, riders can see it’s going to be a fantastic ride. Patagonia is a wonderful cross section of mountains, lakes, glaciers, vast open spaces and vegatation that inspires one to explore and savor each day. To learn more about the ride, view the interactive map
The motorcycle riding in Patagonia is unique. When riding in other countries, riders typically experience various landscapes that diverge slowly and offer consistent views. In Patagonia, the views change on a daily basis. Riders can be within miles of a glacial archipeliago in one moment, meandering along miles of long, gravel unpaved sections the next and with the coming turn be greeted with idyllic open valleys filled with majestic trees and lakes. Artists and photographers venture to Patagonia to capture the epitome of outdoor landscapes. This is a land of unspoiled beauty.
If one of your lifes dreams is to go towards the town of Ushuai near the Straits Of Magellan, this tour will fultill that dream. After visiting the Torres del Paine National Park, Chile you will continue farther down towards the famous tip of south america town that signals you have made it across some of the most beautiful and rugged country in the world. Get your picture taken, ride further south or reflect on just how remarkable it is to ride on one of the worlds most beautiful continents. While one more dream is reached, others await. River Pilot Tours - "Come Along For The Ride"
Note: The final day in the tour itinerary is the departure day. No activities are planned unless otherwise specifically included at time of booking.
Approximate Total Miles: 1,864
Average Miles Per Day: 200, longest is 325, 6-8 hours riding per day
Riding Conditions: Approximately 60% gravel-dirt, 40% pavement
Climate: Climate conditions change routinely during this summer season. Expect temperatures from 40-95 degrees fahrenheit. All season gear recommended. Download the River Pilot Gear Pack Checklist to prepare
Riding Difficulty: Moderate
Motorcycle Licensing: Operator must have motorcycle license in home country. International Drivers Permit recommended and can be obtained from AAA here
Included Motorcycle: BMW F650GSAvailable Motorcycle Upgrades:BMW F800GS: Add $95 USDBMW R1200 GS: Add $300 USD
Highlights: Ruta 40, Futaleufú River, The Carretera Austral, River Baker, Lago General Carrera, Coihaique, Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine National Park, Punta Arenas
Optional activities: Boat tours, canopy tours, horseback riding, rafting, hiking, fly fishing
Minimum Departure: Tour departs with a minimum of 6 persons
Insurance: Damage-Theft insurance available at $30 USD per day
Visa: A visa is not required for entry into Chile or Argentina for stays up to 3 months. A country entry fee of $130 USD payable by cash or credit card is required upon entry to Chile