17 days tour:
Day 1: Arrival in Osorno, Welcome Dinner.
Day 2: Osorno – Bariloche, approx. 250 kms onroad
We will leave Osorno, crossing the mighty Andes via Puyehue Pass, with views of recently active volcanos. We reach Argentina and the town of Villa la Angostura, then we will ride along the edge of beautiful Lake Nahuel Huapi, with its cold, clear, waters which reach depths of more than 1500 feet in some places, surrounded by forests of native cypresses and coihues. We soon turn south and pass the Limay River and the site of the general store where the American bandit Butch Cassidy used to take on supplies. From there it is a short run to Bariloche, where we will spend the first night, in this world-famous resort city at the edge of Nahuel Huapi.
Day 3: Bariloche – Esquel, approx. 330 kms onroad
After breakfast we leave Bariloche and head for Esquel. This takes us along the edge of the mountain lakes of Mascardi, Guillermo, and Gutierrez, surrounded by high peaks and forests. We will stop in the town of El Bolsón for lunch. We’ll enjoy a great meal and a good sleep in Esquel, a small and cozy city founded by the Welsh in the nineteenth Century.
Day 4: Esquel – Puyuhuapi, approx. 70 kms onroad – 200 kms offroad
We will have breakfast in Esquel, and then hit the road to Puyuhuapi with the Puyuhuapi Thermal Spa which is located in a sheltered cove with abundant vegetation, at the mouth of the streams flowing down Melimoyu mountain range. Thermal waters gush forth at different points along the beach with water at close to 50°C which forms two pools. Lodging in Puyuhuapi.
Day 5: Puyuhuapi – Coyhaique, approx. 100 kms onroad – 100 kms offroad
We will have breakfast and then ride to Coyahique where you can see an arboreum and a heavy trunk of lenga with its ring dated between 1578. Lake Los Palos in the Valley of the Colonos and Lago Riesco. Lodging in Coyhaique.
Day 6: Coyhaique – Cochrane – Coyhaique
Today we will go to Cochrane, we will take a rest for the next day! If we have time we will do the marmor Cathedral in Puerto Tranquilo.
Day 7: Coyhaique – Estancia La Agostura, approx. 330 kms offroad
Today we get serious about our riding, because we have 330 km of gravel and mixed gravel and dirt. This is the Patagonia you have heard about, the very picture of emptiness and desolation. You may ride for several hours and not see much more as a fence. It is a land where you can expect to see some of the wild animals such as guanacos, Darwin’s rheas (similar to ostriches) and at least one type of armadillo. We pass the outpost settlement of Bajo Caracoles and finally reach the remote ranch where we will stay at the Estancia La Angostura or in Gobernador Gregores in case that the Estancia has no place, they have only 5 rooms. As a special treat we will be staying at a authentic rustic chilean Ranch. A true “estancia”, completely with working “gauchos” and dinner grilled over an open fire. As a special gift we will enjoy a huge sky filled with stars. Accommodations here are more simple with a shared bathroom.
Day 8: Estancia La Agostura – Calafate, approx. 150 kms onroad – 160 kms offroad
We will hit the road for another 160 kms of gravel riding and 150 kms of pavement, pass more estancias and the mighty Santa Cruz River, which drains Lake Argentina. Then, we reach pavement again, for a short ride into the town of Calafate, where we will spend 2 nights.
Day 9: Calafate – Perito Moreno – Calafate, approx. 140 kms onroad – 20 kms offroad
This is mostly a slack day, a day to recover from the grueling days of dust and gravel in the outback. But don’t lay back so much that you miss our tour to the Perito Moreno glacier, which is one of the most spectacular sights in whole Patagonia. At the end of the day we return to Calafate and have a good sleep.
Day 10: Calafate – Puerto Natales, approx. 170 kms onroad – 70 kms offroad
We will head for Cerro Castillo followed by a ride through a breathtaking scenery along Lago del Toro, to the Puente Negro (Black Bridge) over the Serrano River, and a splendid view of the Paine Massif. Continue along the Eberhard fiord to the old port and sheep processing center at Bories, now a Chilean National monument. We will sleep in a very beautiful hotel on the way to Torres del Paine.
Day 11: Puerto Natales – Cerro Castillo, approx. 200 kms offroad
We will spend this day in Torres del Paine National Park visiting Laguna Azul (Blue Lake), Salto Chico (falls), Condor Lookout, and a half-hour hike to the lookout over the lake and the amazing Cuernos, or “horns” of the Paine Massif. Then we will stop for a possible close-up view of the wild guanacos, and the lookout point for the famous Torres, or “towers” of Paine, followed by a short trip to Cerro Guido and the Baguales mountains. For dinner we will have a traditional gaucho-style barbecue known as “asado al palo” at an estancia (ranch) with lodging at a comfortable hostería at Cerro Castillo.
Day 12: Cerro Castillo – Cerro Sombrero, approx. 450 kms onroad
We travel to Cerro Sombrero. On the way we will see old estancias before we cross the Estrecho de Magallanes with the ferry.
Day 13: Cerro Sombrero – Ushuaia, approx. 330 kms onroad – 120 kms offroad
We will leave Cerro Sombrero and head for Ushuaia on a paved road. We ride along Lake Fagnano and up into the spectacular Darwin Range, over Garibaldi Pass. Then at the end of the day we will reach Ushuaia for dinner and our lodging for the night.
Day 14: Ushuaia
In the city of Ushuaia we can visit the jail which is today a museum. It’s very interesting to know the history of this city.
Day 15: Ushuaia – Rio Grande, approx. 230 kms onroad – 120 kms offroad
We will leave Ushuaia early and start a long and interesting day. We will visit the pinguins in Estancia Harberton and get information, cost of the excursion U$D 90. Gas up in Tolhuin. Then we’ll ride to Río Grande, where we spend the night.
Day 16: Río Grande – Punta Arenas, approx. 240 kms onroad – 120 kms offroad
We will have to ford a shallow river as we leave Argentina at San Sebastián and head for the Chilean side of the island. In Punta Arenas we will have our last dinner together!
Day 17: Punta Arenas – Santiago de Chile
Flight to Santiago de Chile.
Rider with BMW F 650 GS 2011/2012 : U$D 6.800
Rider with BMW F 650 GS bicilindrica 790cc 2012: U$D 7.200
Rider with BMW F 800 GS 2011/2012: U$D 7.680
Rider with BMW R 1200 GS 2011/2012: U$D 7.820
Rider with BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 2011: U$D 8.240
Passenger: U$D 2.995,-
Single room surcharge: U$D 790,-
180 days before the trip: 10% of the total trip180 – 90 days before the trip 40% of the total trip90 – 31 days before the trip: 80% of the total trip30 – 0 days: 100% of the total price tripIncludes:
• Tri-lingual motorcycle traveler assistant (German, Spanish, English) for the tour
• Driver in a support vehicle with water, spare parts. Ford F-150 Lariat, Ford Ranger, VW Amarok or Chevrolet Silverado, double cabin, with pick up, 4×4, models 2011/2012
• tickets for the National Parks of Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno, Cueva del Milodon
• Flight tickets for Santiago – Osorno / Punta Arenas – Santiago
• Lodging in comfortable hosterías, ranches (estancias, with simply accommodation) and hotels, with breakfast included
• The motorcycles are with side cases, tank bag, windshield and waterproof bag of 60 liter
• Maps of Chile and Argentina
• Paperwork for all border crossings
• Ferry of Punta Delgada
• Transportation is included to and from the Osorno airport and the rental station
• Transfer of the motorcycles from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt – Osorno
• Welcome dinner and farewell dinner
• Satelital phone for the trip for emergencies
• We suggest to take a travel insurance that cover accidents, sickness, etc.
Our Partner only included liability third part insurances in the rental contract of the motocycles