South America - Patagonia

, Argentina, Americas

Highlights

Patagonia is a remote, but incredibly beautiful part of the world, set in both Chile and Argentina and offering an amazing combination of dirt and tarmac riding. Against a backdrop of turquoise lakes, jagged granite mountains and blue glaciers, we ride through "off the beaten track" places down to Ushuaia, then north to Buenos Aires.

Is it for me?

Number of days: 35
Approx total miles: 4,800
Accommodation: 100% hotels & hostels
Meals Included: All Breakfasts. 5 Group Evening Meals
Culture Shock Rating: Mild
Riding Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Riding Conditions

This route includes approximately 800 miles of gravel road through Patagonia on the Carretera Austral and Ruta 40. Ruta 40 can be subject to strong cross winds and deep gravel. The infrastructure here is poor, with up to 200 miles between stops.

Riders Requirements

Riders must have a full motorcycle licence and should have a minimum of 2 years experience of riding larger bikes. Riders will be riding their own motorcycles, which need to be appropriate and adequate to ride on this type of journey.

Riders must be confident and competent road riders and whilst off-road riding experience is beneficial, it is not essential. What is more important is your own attitude to motorcycle overlanding. You need to be flexible and adaptable if the going gets tough, have the ability to take a positive view to overcome the challenges that riding in developing countries will throw at you and keep a good sense of humor and team spirit.

 

 

Organised by GlobeBusters Motorcycle Expeditions

South America - Patagonia


Itinerary

Santiago, Chilean Lake District, Andes crossing to Bariloche and Esquel (Argentina). Cross back to Chile to ride the Carretera Austral, around Lago General to Chile Chico.

Ruta 40, the infamous gravel road through Patagonia. El Calafate & Perito Moreno Glacier. Cross back to Chile to Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas. Argentinian Tierra del Fuego, Rio Grande, Ushuaia (the most southern city in the world), Tierra del Fuego National Park, the end of the road.

The final week of the expedition will involve riding back north along the South Atlantic coast to Buenos Aires, with a visit to the spectacular wildlife sanctuary of the Peninsula Valdez.

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