Explorer

Patagonia Explorer 03 – 15.12.2023

THE ESSENCE OF PATAGONIA
BASIC INFORMATION
DETAILS OF THE TOUR
PRICE INCLUDES / NOT INCLUDES
Patagonia Explorer 03 – 15.12.2023
PRICE: 3700 €  
BOOKING FEE: 25%
CAR PASSENGER PRICE: 3300 €

MOTORCYCLE:


Yamaha 250 XTZ Tenere.

Motorcycle rental is included in the tour price.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:


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 thousends of km 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 us 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.

A 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 Futaleufu River, take the termal bath in the volcaninc waters, walk in the shadow of the mytic 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.

Although this expedition requires endurance due to the distances involved (in all weather conditions). The ride in itself is not technical and can be done by riders with limited off-road experience. And one more thing: we know where to find the best steaks, seafood and wines on the way – to make sure we have the energy to reach our destination!

START:

3 December 2023 / El Calafate, Argentina

END:

15 December 2023 / Bariloche, Argentina

NUMBER OF DAYS AND NIGHTS:

13 days, 12 nights

NUMBER OF RIDING DAYS:

10 days

TOUR TYPE:

Explorer

TYPE OF ROADS:

60% paved / 40% gravel

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

6 / 10

MIN./ MAX. NUMBER OF BIKES:

Min. 6 / Max .12

Available

FULL PRICE: 3700 €
 
CAR PASSENGER PRICE: 3300 €

Choose your options:


DETAILS OF THE TOUR


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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • nature
  • glaciers
  • volcanoes
  • fauna and flora
  • lakes
  • Carretera Austral
  • Ruta 40
  • Los Alerces National Park
  • Los Glaciares National Park
  • Perito Moreno glacier
  • Bariloche
  • El Calafate
  • Patagonia National Park
  • Boat trip to Catedrales de Marmol
  • rafting on Futaleufu River
  • Ventisquero Colgante
  • trekking to Fitz Roy mirador
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WEATHER:

We will visit Patagonia in spring. You have to be aware that Patagonia is famous for its capricious weather, changing many times per day and extremely strong winds (on the Argentinian side mainly). You have to be prepared for all types of weather conditions.

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MOTORCYCLE GEAR:

Wearing adequate riding gear is an individual responsibility. We strongly recommend “adventure” or hard-shell type boots for this ride. Bring your own gear.

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LUGGAGE:

We will be riding light. Try not to take more than one 20kg luggage piece. It should be dust & water proof. For riding days take with you a small backpack or waterproof bag, with straps, to enable you to attach it to your motorbike.

IMPORTANT, REMEMBER:

Argentina has been struggling with an economic crisis for years. Credit cards outside of big cities often don’t work. When exchanging USD to pesos, there are two rates: the less favorable official rate. The so-called blue rate (unofficial). Carry some cash with you, preferably in USD.

We will travel far from civilization. We’ll not always have telephone coverage. There may not be internet either.

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE:

1200

meters above seal level

DAY BY DAY TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1
ARRIVAL TO  EL CALAFATE

DAY 2
PERITO MORENO GLACIER VISIT

DAY 3
EL CALAFATE – EL CHALTEN – TREKKING TO MIRADOR FITZ ROY 

DAY 4
EL CHALTEN – TRES LAGOS – ESTANCIA SANTA THELMA

DAY 5
ESTANCIA SANTA THELMA – LAGO POSADAS

DAY 6
LAGO POSADAS – LOS ANTIGUOS

DAY 7
LOS ANTIGUOS – PUERTO TRANQUILLO

DAY 8
PUERTO TRANQUILLO – CATEDRALES de MARMOL – COYHAIQUE

DAY 9
COYHAIQUE – VENTISQUERO COLGANTE – LA JUNTA

DAY 10
LA JUNTA – FUTALEUFU – RAFTING ON RIO FUTALEUFU

DAY 11 
FUTALEUFU – TREVELIN – EL BOLSON 

DAY 12
EL BOLSON – BARILOCHE 

DAY 13
FLY OUT FROM BARILOCHE

 

THE ROUTE MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE DUE TO POLITICAL, SOCIAL OR WEATHER FACTORS.

PRICE INCLUDES:

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MOTORCYCLE

Yamaha 250 XTZ Tenere. Motorcycle rental is included in the tour price.
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4X4 CAR

For participants traveling in the 4x4 car - local driver option.
PRZEWODNIK

GUIDE

Assistance of a multilingual MotoBirds guide on a motorbike. All support staff will be equipped with 2-way radios. If you have a specific language requirement, please contact us.
SAMOCHÓD WSPARCIA I SERWIS

SUPPORT CAR

A support car will assist us during the tour. Our luggage will be loaded in the car. The price includes fuel for the support car and driver expenses.
SAMOCHÓD WSPARCIA I SERWIS

MOTORBIKE MAINTENANCE

Basic maintenance of the motorbikes.
ZAKWATEROWANIE I WYŻYWIENIE

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

Accommodation in 2* and 3 * 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 - against an additional fee of EUR 70 / night.
ZAKWATEROWANIE I WYŻYWIENIE

TRANSPORT TO/FROM THE HOTEL

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)
WIZY I DOKUMENTY

ACTIVITIES

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.

DOKUMENTY

INSURANCE

Basic travel insurance. Upon request and with additional fee, we can offer additional insurance, covering for example the costs related to no – show on the tour due to Covid -19. Tourist Guarantee Fund fee. Tourist Support Fund fee. Third-party liability insurance for the motorbikes.
ZDJĘCIA Z PODRÓŻY I TRAKI

PICTURES & GPX TRACKS FROM THE TOUR

After the tour participants will receive photos of the tour, GPX tracks of the route and a commemorative poster.
ZDJĘCIA Z PODRÓŻY I TRAKI

WELCOME PACK

Each Participant will receive a welcome pack, which includes, among other items: MotoBirds stickers, tour stickers, a detailed program, the list of hotels and a tour souvenir.

PRICE NOT INCLUDES:

  • 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 MotoBirds 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.
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