Patagonia Elegante Motorcycle Tour

Newly designed motorcycle touring adventure bringing you the best of magical Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

Tour difficulty

Light Adventure – A portion of this route is on unpaved surfaces although not considered highly technical. Some off road experience is required.
Road Tour
Adventure
Adventure Plus

Days

19

nights

18

Dates

November 2 - November 20, 2024
February 11 - March 01, 2025

Price

Rider on BMW GS 750 14,980 USD

MILES

2,381

About this tour

The beauty of this tour is that we’ve creatively condensed it into a holiday that can be done in little over two weeks while maintaining premium standards.  And if you would like a little time to explore Buenos Aires or go to Antarctica at the end of the tour, our service team will assist you in facilitate that.

The Patagonia Elegante Tour is categorized as LIGHT ADVENTURE, involving some unpaved portions easily ridden by any rider with at least a little off-road riding experience. The beauty of this tour is that we’ve creatively condensed it into a holiday that can be done in little over two weeks while maintaining premium standards.  And if you would like a little time to explore Buenos Aires or go to Antarctica at the end of the tour, our service team will facilitate this for you. This tour is well suited for couples or single riders. The natural beauty of southern Patagonia is well known. Complement this with great accommodations, fun dining and seamless services and you have a short but sweet South America adventure. Please make your reservation early.

MotoDiscovery has purchased carbon offsets for all bikes and support vehicle on this tour by 150% making it not only neutral on the carbon emissions but negative, we are removing more carbon from the air than we are producing by riding our motorcycles.

  • As the title implies, on the Patagonia Elegante Motorcycle Tour we’ve elevated the style a notch. Have you been to Patagonia but would like to return with a loved one or family member? Are you short on time? Do you prefer something in the LIGHT ADVENTURE +category rather than an intensive challenge? The Patagonia Elegante Motorcycle Tour is exactly what you need.
  • Quality. We stress this because this tour supports the idea that for just a little more, you get a lot more. Consider this a premium touring event in every way.
  • Perito Moreno Glacier. It is a natural wonder of the world, 97 square miles, 3 miles wide, and only one of three on the planet that is actually continuing to grow. To feel the energy and witness the thunderous calving of tons of slicing ice will be a highlight of this adventure
  • The estancia experience. One can hardly visit Patagonia without enjoying the typical ranch known as an estancia. In our case it will be rustic elegance surrounded by jaw dropping scenery. Be a gaucho for a day enjoying a horseback ride, go fly fishing, take the bike out for exploration. No doubt there will be a traditional asado, grilled meats on an open fire accompanied by fine Argentina wine.
  • Torres del Paine is the image often associated with southern Patagonia. Its three granite peaks ascend into the clouds where condors soar. With Puerto Natales serving as your base, you are free to explore. This is one of Chile’s largest national parks. A great ride in the most spectacular of natural settings
  • Tierra del FuegoLand of the Fire” is an archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, across the Strait of Magellan. This magical portion of South America is a must see for its unparalleled rugged beauty and a home to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia
  • Fine dining. MotoDiscovery continues to adhere to providing the most exciting dining experience possible, offering more meals and distinctive cuisines. Go ahead and compare. We are the best. Mealtime is a celebration at MotoDiscovery. Be prepared to add a few pounds!
  • Wildlife is abundant.  Scampering foxes and guanacos, cousins of the lama, are common sightings. The South American ostrich known as the nandu will express curiosity as they bound along the side of the road. Condors own the skies. Penguins frolic on beaches. Patagonia is alive.
  • The service. We know South America. For decades we’ve been exploring the continent and in this part of the world, experience really matters. Ride this Patagonia motorcycle tour with MotoDiscovery and you are riding with the best.
  • The Carretera Austral, that narrow sliver of southern Chile, filled with lakes, beautiful fjords, glaciers and cascading waterfalls. It’s lightly traveled roads make this one of the most pleasant rides of the tour. The highlight at the end of the tour is the famed Tierra del Fuego ending in the southernmost city on the globe, Ushuaia.
  • Want to get an idea of the magic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego? You must see CNN Original Series, Patagonia. Life on the Edge of the World.
  • This tour is the ideal platform for a customized private tour just for you and your friends. Interested? Fill out this easy Custom Motorcycle Tour Questionnaire, and let’s get started.

What’s included

  • Rental of BMW 700 GS motorcycle for rider (see upgrades)
  • 18 nights premium accommodations
  • 14 dinners
  • All breakfasts with occasional lunch
  • Support/luggage vehicle
  • Bilingual riding staff
  • Staff assistant in support vehicle
  • Entrances to Perito Moreno glacier
  • Entrances to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Pre-tour information packet
  • MotoDiscovery apparel item
  • Maps and GPS waypoints

What’s not included

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Fuel
  • Domestic flights
  • Motorcycle fuel
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any tips or fees for special services
  • Staff gratuities
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance (MANDATORY)
  • Tour cancellation or interruption insurance (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
  • Optional Antarctica overnight excursion

FULL PRICE LIST

Rider on BMW GS 750
14,980 USD
Rider on BMW GS 850
Add 740 USD
Rider on BMW GS 1250
Add 1240 USD
Passenger
9,879 USD
Single Occupancy Supplement
2,225 USD
Deposit per person
1,000 USD
Antarctica optional overnight excursion (limited to six participants)
Please Inquire

All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you request to not share a room the single occupancy supplement applies. If we are unable to find a roommate for you, the single supplement will apply. No exception.

Day 1: Puerto Varas, CH

Day 2: Puerto Varas, CH

Day 3: San Carlos de Bariloche, ARG

Day 4: Esquel

Day 5: Puyuhuapi, CH

Day 6: Coyhaique, CH

Day 7: Puerto Guadal

Day 8: Lagos de Furioso, ARG

Day 9: Estancia Angostura ARG

Day 10: Chalten

Day 11: El Calafate

Day 12: Puerto Natales

Day 13: Puerto Natales, CH

Day 14: Cerro Sombrero

Day 15: Ushuaia, ARG

Day 16: Ushuaia

Day 17: Rio Grande

Day 18: Punta Arenas, CH

Day 19: Fly-out

FAQ

This is often asked. We term this one as LIGHT ADVENTURE which means having some off road riding skills are helpful. Only 25% of this route is unpaved and the surfaces are well maintained gravel. The experienced touring rider should be able to easily manage this tour. Would you like to up your off-road skills prior to riding Patagonia? Look at our MotoDiscovery confidence building USA-based training event.

It is an excellent tour to bring your riding companion. We actually designed this ride with passengers in mind.

The best. Go ahead and compare. We include more dinners than most companies and we strive for dining to be more than just putting on the feed bag. It should be an experience. Open menu is the usual and if you have special dietary requirements, you can count on us to satisfy. Bon appetit!

MotoDiscovery always selects accommodations that are in the upper range in style and quality. The Patagonia Elegante Tour is no exception and is even elevated a notch. You will be very pleased.

This tour is scheduled during what is considered optimum riding season. The southern extremes of the continent can be unpredictable so be prepared for anything. Periodically winds can be intense, but this is the nature of Patagonia.

Yes. A support vehicle will accompany this tour to carry your luggage throughout the event. We do urge you to pack lightly.

Easy. With enough advance notice she can join us as a passenger in the support vehicle. She will be right there enjoying the company of our affable staff and all the inclusions of the tour. This is a common request and open to any friend or family member. We can even arrange for a rental vehicle and a driver, or just the vehicle. Contact MotoDiscovery for details.

By all means. Politically stable, both Chile & Argentina are well known travel destinations with friendly and welcoming people.

For all international tours we recommend that everyone take advantage of the State Department’s Smart Travellers Program. The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Click the link below to enroll.

https://step.state.gov/step/

PLEASE, make your reservation as soon as possible. A year in advance is not too soon. It is important for you to make a commitment in order that we can secure the best of hotels and services in this popular part of the world. Don’t delay!

Yes. Private customized tours are our specialty. We collaborate with you in the design of the event, scheduling it on dates that are to your liking, building in amenities, services and inclusions to meet your tastes. Contact us for details. You can also start by filling out Custom Tour Questionnaire

Don’t take our word for it

The combination of 2 days of instruction followed by 3 days of cross country riding was invaluable. Instruction only wouldn’t have had the same impact. Yesterday I rode 37 miles of dirt, every inch of it standing up. Prior to this experience, I hadn’t ridden 100 ft standing up. Those 5 days of training and riding made all the difference.
- Jim S., Northfield, IL

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

By requesting a booking, you’ll be able to reserve your spot on this tour. Closer to the tour date you will receive an email with payment information and you will be able to make a deposit or pay the entire balance. Your tour’s go/no-go decision depends on reaching the minimum number of riders. We’ll let you know once confirmed. Minimums vary by destination. In the event a tour is cancelled due to not meeting minimums, a refund will be provided. Alternatively, riders may opt to transfer their deposit to another available tour, if applicable.

To avoid potential changes and rebooking complications, we kindly request you hold off on booking flights and other non-refundable tour arrangements until we finalize the tour’s go/no-go decision.

Domestic tour go/no-go decisions are made no later than 30 days prior to departure date. International tours: 45 days prior.

CUSTOM TOUR

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, we will be happy to help. Click here to inquire, or call us to speak to our travel professionals.

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