South Patagonia

South Patagonia
Motorcycle Tour to the End of the World

Argentina – Chile

DURATION

15 days / 14 nights

PARTICIPANTS

4 – 10 Riders

DISTANCE

3.600 km

PILLION
Acceptable
DIFFICULTY
Medium
GRAVEL ROADS
Medium
Patagonia: Bariloche - Ushuaia Motorcycle Tour

The Classic Motorcycle Adventure in Patagonia

Patagonia, the greatest motorcycle adventure in South America! On the South Patagonia: Bariloche – Ushuaia Motorcycle Tour in Argentina and the Carretera Austral in Chile we ride through Patagonia.

Starting from the beautiful situated town of Bariloche we’ll explore the National Park Los Alerces with its ancient and giant trees, beautiful lakes and mountains, travel the Carretera Austral in Chile to reach southern Patagonia with its impressive mountains like Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and Torres del Paine and the famous glacier Perito Moreno. Finally we will ride our motorcycles to Tierra del Fuego and the southernmost city of the world Ushuaia.

South Patagonia: Bariloche - Ushuaia Motorcycle Tour

The best Motorcycle choice

The South Patagonia: Bariloche – Ushuaia Motorcycle Tour is suitable for any experienced motor-biker with some basic off-road experience. People having lung, heart or blood circulation problems should consult their doctor for the altitude.

BMW F700GS

798cc
75 hp
210 kg
820 mm seat hight
19” front wheel

8.300 US$

Low seat hight, good handling on road, suitable for gravel.

BMW F800GS

798 cc
85 hp
220 kg
880 mm seat hight
21” front wheel

8.700 US$

Best for gravel, good handling, not heavy, high seat.

BMW R1200GS

1.170cc
115 hp
240 kg
850 mm seat hight
19” front wheel

9.100 US$

Good handling, recommended for riding with passenger.

PILLION / PASSENGER

4.400 US$

SINGLE ROOM SURCHARGE

1.500 US$

Services included
Services NOT included
South Patagonia: Bariloche - Ushuaia Motorcycle Tour

Travel itinerary

The South Patagonia: Bariloche – Ushuaia Motorcycle Tour starts at the airport in Bariloche where you will be picked up and brought in the Hotel from where your Patagonia Motorcycle Adventure Tour starts the next day.

The Ruta 40 will lead us south to El Bolsón and through the National Park Los Alerces to the welsh settlement Trevelin.

Crossing over to the Chilenean part of Patagonia we’ll hit the legendary Carretera Austral, which we’ll be following for the next 3 days. With it´s very humid climate this fjord area has lush green vegetation and roaring rivers in a beautiful mountain setting.

We’ll pass the impressive castle like mountain Cerro Castillo, the Dead Forest Valley and the Villages Bahia Murta and Puerto Rio Tranquilo. Then we’ll ride our motorcycles through probably the nicest part of the Carretera Austral in Chile, going round the green shimmering Lake General Carrera having spectacular views of the northern inland ice-field.

Back in Argentine Patagonia we’ll carry on with our motorcycle adventure on the old Ruta 40 that goes along the main Andes mountains southwards to the village of Lago Posadas, situated close to the beautiful lake Lago Posada and it’s surroundings. On the Ruta 40 again we’ll reach a traditional Estancia where we’ll enjoy a typically barbequed Patagonian lamb.

Carrying on through the steppes we’ll pass lake Cardiel and Lake Viedma to reach El Chaltén, a little Village on the base of the famous granite towers of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. We´ll ride our motorcycles back along Lake Viedma to the Ruta 40 and on the southern shores of shining Lake Argentina we’ll reach Calafate where we visit of the famous Glacier Perito Moreno.

After crossing into Chile again, we’ll spend the night in a pleasant Estancia close to the Torres del Paine National Park. Visiting the stunning massive of the Torres del Paine National Park we’ll enjoy the Paine Falls, see the Torres Peaks from close up, watch icebergs floating in glacier lakes, probably observe Guanacos, Ñandus, Foxes and Condors. On our way south to Punta Arenas we´ll pass a lagoon with flamingos and will visit the Penguin Colony of Otway.

We’ll put our motorcycles on the Ferry over the Strait of Magellan to reach Tierra del Fuego. After a windy ride over the island we’ll get to Rio Grande. Passing the village of Tolhuin, riding along the immense lake Fagnano and crossing the Garribaldi Pass we’ll finally reach our destination: Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the World.

* Note: The tour operator reserves himself to make changes or adjustments to the itinerary at any time.

Do you have any question?

Our Tours are suitable for any experienced motorbike rider. You should have a riding experience of at least 10.000 km altogether and some 2.000 km over the last year. Off-Road experience is only necessary for as “difficult” marked tours, although some off-road riding experience of course is advisable.

Usually from all over the world you first have to fly to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. From there you go on a local flight to your starting destination. Depending on the tour you chose this would be Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche, Ushuaia or Mendoza.

There are two airports in Buenos Aires: The international airport Ezeiza (EZE) and the city airport Aeroparque (AEP). Usually you will arrive in Ezeiza, go through immigration, get your bags, go through customs. Then you probably have to change to the local airport Aeroparque to go on your local flight. You need to have 3-4 hours minimum between the arrival and take off if you change Airports in Buenos Aires

The tour begins with your arrival at the starting location. E.g. if the tour is dated 1.1.2025 – 10.1.2025, we meet in the evening of the 1st of January for briefing, handover of the motorbikes, welcome dinner, and you can catch a flight back on the 10th of January to fly back home.

You can take your flight back home on the date indicated as ending date. That is the day after the last riding day

It is recommended to get to the starting location one day earlier, we happily make a reservation for the room extension for you.

All the hotel nights with breakfast on the tour are included. Starting with the night of the meeting, handover of motorbikes and welcome dinner, ending with the hotel night of the last riding day.

You will need a decent riding gear, clothing for all kinds of weather and moderate temperatures, sun protection, personal items. 

  • Paperwork: It is necessary that you have a passport valid for at least another 6 months, a valid drivers license for big motorcycles, vaccination documents, credit card with min. 4.000US$ credit for the guarantee deposit.
  • Money: Cash US$ Dollars is the best to have. You can change US$ cash dollars in most towns, but they will not be taken as payment. Everything you want to purchase during your stay will have to be paid in local currency. 

    ATMs are found in bigger towns and cities, but you will be restricted to extract a small amount of cash each transaction, but you will be charged high bank fees.

    Credit cards are useless outside big hotels and restaurants, most shops don’t accept credit or debit cards.

Apart from the big cities, South America is safer than expected. It is very safe to travel in the countries we go to. In the mayor cities you have to take care of pick pocketers and scams as everywhere, but no violent crimes are to be expected.

The official language in all South America is Spanish, except for Brazil. English is understood and rudimentary spoken in Hotels, Restaurants and other touristic locations. Anywhere else you would need to speak and understand Spanish to communicate. 

You need an international health insurance that does not exclude motorcycling. It has to cover any possible hospitalisation, surgery, medicine and/or repatriation costs. It also has to cover explicitly COVID 19.

  • Vaccination: For Chile and Argentina there are no obligations for vaccinations expect Covid 19.

    Bolivia has an obligation for yellow fever vaccination but it is not controlled in the mountain areas where we are entering the country. 

    COVID 19: Travel rules due to the Covid 19 Pandemic are different from country to country and are changing frequently. With an internationally accepted vaccination proof it is possible to travel in most countries lately.

Due to the ongoing SarsCov2 Pandemic we are frequently adjusting to the changing rules worldwide and in Argentina. It is very important that you check the travel rules of your home country but also the ones you are traveling to.

If travel rules of the affected countries by your travel will make it impossible to participate on a tour with us, we will refund any payments you have made to us.

Available dates

17.01.2023 31.01.2023
03.02.2023 17.02.2023
08.12.2023 22.12.2023
31.12.2023 14.01.2024
19.01.2024 02.02.2024
04.02.2024 18.02.2024

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