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Patagonia Explorer Motorcycle Tour in South America

This is a motorbike tour of superlatives and of a lifetime. Patagonia is known for its unique landscapes, vast forests, mountains, national parks, and glaciers. Completing this tour means covering thousands of kilometers on roads and tracks, in all kinds of weather, but through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. The mythical Ruta 40 and Ruta 7 (Carretera Austral) will lead you to the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier, National Park Los Alerces, Ventisquero Colgante, Lago las Torres Reserve, Manihuales Reserve, Patagonia National Park, emerald-colored lakes, wild passes, prehistoric arctic forests and the pampa.

Key information

  • Terrain: 60% paved / 40% gravel
  • Bike: rental bike (Yamaha 250 XTZ Tenere)
  • Riding gear: not included, please bring your own gear
  • Meals: Daily breakfast is provided
  • Daily ride of 200 to 250 Kms

Meet the instructors

Rahul
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Highlights

  • Starts in Bariloche, ends in Calafate
  • Experience various landscapes: nature, glaciers, volcanoes, lakes, fauna and flora
  • Carretera Austral, Ruta 40
  • The route includes Los Alerces National Park, Los Glaciares National Park
  • Also visit Perito Moreno Glacier and Patagonia National Park
  • Boat trip to Catedrales de Marmol, rafting on Futaleufu River
  • Trekking to the scenic Fitz Roy Mirador, visit Ventisquero Colgante waterfall
  • 12 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

10 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Polish, Spanish
Group size: 6-15 participants
Airport transfer included: San Carlos de Bariloche Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

The accommodations are in two and three-star hotels, guesthouses, or villas, in twin or triple rooms. Breakfast is included in the price. Upon request, subject to availability, it is possible to organize a single room at an additional fee.

Program

  • Day 1: Arrival at Bariloche
  • Day 2: Bariloche - El Bolson - National Park Los Alceres - Trevelin
  • Day 3: Trevelin - Futaleufu / rafting
  • Day 4: Futaleufu - Vantisquero Colgante - Puyhuapi area
  • Day 5: Puyuhuapi area - Villa Ortega - Coyhaique
  • Day 6: Coyhaique - Puerto Rio Tranquilo
  • Day 7: Puerto Rio Tranquilo - Catedrales de Marmol - Puerto Guadal
  • Day 8: Puerto Guadal - Lago Posadas
  • Day 9: Lago Posadas - Estancia Santa Thelma
  • Day 10: Estancia Santa Thelma - El Chalten
  • Day 11: El Chalten - trekking to Fitz Roy Mirador - El Calafate
  • Day 12: Visit Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Day 13: Fly out from Calafate

The route may change without notice due to political, social, or weather factors.

Motorcycle tour available for this tour

Yamaha 250 XTZ Tenere. Motorcycle rental is included in the tour price.

Difficulty level: 6/10

Skill level(s) required for this tour: intermediate

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Instructors

Rahul Chauhan (MAT)

Location

This motorcycle tour takes place in Argentina and Chile.

As part of the fantastic motorbike riding you will have a chance to visit and experience the most exceptional places in this part of South America: participate in rafting on the Futaleufu River, take the thermal bath in the volcanic waters, walk in the shadow of the mystic Fitz Roy Mountain, have a boat ride on the General Carrera Lake and visit exceptional Catedrales de Marmol, experience from the close distance the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Guided tour to Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno glacier visit by boat (150 EUR)
  • Rafting on Futaleufu River (100 EUR)
  • Boat trip to Marble Caves (100 EUR)
  • Purchase meals other than breakfasts (at your own expense)

What's included

  • Accommodation for 12 nights
  • Daily breakfast at the hotels
  • Assistance of a multilingual guide on a motorbike. All support staff will be equipped with 2-way radios. If you have a specific language requirement, please let Planet Way Round know
  • Yamaha 250 XTZ Tenere (motorcycle rental is included in the tour price)
  • Support car in which tools, additional fuel, and your luggage will be carried
  • Basic maintenance of the motorbikes
  • Group airport transfers are included in the tour price, provided your arrival date is on the tour program dates (individual transfer can be organized on different dates but is not included in the tour price, 190 EUR / transfer)
  • Entry tickets to Los Alerces National Park
  • Entry tickets to Patagonia National Park
  • Entry tickets to Los Glacaires National Park
  • Entry tickets to Quelat National Park
  • Basic travel insurance (upon request and with an additional fee, Planet Way Round can offer additional insurance, covering for example the costs related to a no-show on the tour due to Covid-19. Tourist Guarantee Fund fee. Tourist Support Fund fee. Third-party liability insurance for the motorbikes)
  • After the tour, participants will receive photos of the tour, GPX tracks of the route, and a commemorative poster
  • Each participant will receive a welcome pack, which includes, among other items: stickers, tour stickers, a detailed program, the list of hotels, and a tour souvenir

What's not included

  • Motorcycle fuel
  • Airline tickets (tickets should not be bought until the organizer confirms the completion of the minimum group size)
  • Tourist entry visa (not required for EU citizens)
  • Covid tests and / or vaccinations, if required
  • Medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Drinks
  • Costs related to the transport of a participant to the nearest medical center, in case of injury or illness or inability to continue the tour
  • Costs related to the transport of the participant’s motorcycle to the finish point of the tour, in case the motorcycle or the participant cannot continue the tour
  • Meals other than breakfasts
  • Entry tickets to the optional tourist attractions: guided tour to Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno glacier visit by boat (150 EUR), rafting on Futaleufu river (100 EUR), boat trip to Marble Caves (100 EUR)
  • Motorcycle refundable security deposit of 500 USD, payable in cash on the first day after arrival
  • 5% GST per person

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (BRC). Group airport transfers are included in the tour price, provided your arrival date is on the tour program dates. Individual transfer can be organized on different dates but is not included in the tour price (190 EUR / transfer).

The tour starts in Bariloche, Argentina, and ends in El Calafate, Argentina. The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires. You will have to take a domestic flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche and then from El Calafate to Buenos Aires. Domestic and international flights are not included in the tour cost.

Airport: San Carlos de Bariloche Airport Airport transfer included: San Carlos de Bariloche Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
13 days / 12 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

Availability

Arrival: Saturday December 7, 2024
Departure: Thursday December 19, 2024

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