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Wild Patagonia


16 Days

Ride Grade


Ride / Rest day

12 / 4

Sealed / Dirt

80% / 20%


2,850 km / 1,780 mi

Chile and Argentina: A motorcyle adventure through the breathtaking landscape of ancient forests, tree-lined fjords, lakes, glaciers and towering volcanoes

After being closed to the outside world until the early 80s the 1240km / 775ml Carretera Austral, or Ruta 7, is fast becoming renowned as one of, if not the best road trips in the world, a huge claim indeed. This immense ride will take in the very best of the Carretera Austral, deep within Patagonia, and also the legendary Chilean Lakes District, Ruta 40 and the vastness of Argentina’s pampas. If towering snow-capped peaks, perfect conical volcanoes, hanging glaciers, rare pristine forests, legendary roads, mighty fjords and a vastness virtually unmatched anywhere else on earth then "Wild Patagonia" is your thing.

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Dates and Pricing

6th Nov 2023 to 22nd Nov 2023

Tour code: WP/061123

from US$8845

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Rider / F700 GS



Rider / F800 GS



Rider / R1200 GS



Pillion / Support Vehicle



Tour Highlights



Day 1: Your Santiago airport transfer will take you directly to our joining hotel, ready for an early start tomorrow. Today you will meet your crew for your tour briefing and welcome dinner.
Day 2: A short, included, flight from the Chilean capital, Santiago, to Temuco where it’s a quick private bus trip to Pucon.
Day 3: A ride amongst the volcanos today from the Chilean Lakes District to stunning Petrohue on the shores of Lago Todos los Santos.
Day 4: Into Patagonia and a landscape of glaciers, forests, raging rivers and fjords. We spend a night near the Hornopiren National Park
Day 5: A short day today as we take two ferries from Hornopiren to Caleta Gonzalo.
Day 6: Further south we depart the Carratera Austral to visit the amazing Futaleufú, home to the finest white-water rafting on earth.
Day 7: Continue south back onto Ruta 7 into a region of rainforest, lakes and valleys to the superb Puyuhuapi Lodge and Spa, only accessible via boat
Day 8: Ride through the remarkable rainforests of the Queulat National Park with its hanging glacier to Coyhaique
Day 9: Another day of towering snow-capped peaks and stunning turquoise lakes as we reach Puerto Rio Tranquillo where we spend two nights
Day 10: Our first rest day allows us time to visit the remarkable Las Cavernas Marmoles and the San Rafael Glacier
Day 11: We follow the blue waters of Lago Gral Carrera before crossing the Andes and enter Argentina.
Day 12: A big day today riding north along the legendary Ruta 40 that forms part of the Pan American Highway
Day 13: A ride through the stunning UNESCO listed Los Alerces National Park to the picture perfect Bariloche
Day 14: A rest day exploring this magnificent region
Day 15: Today we cross the border and return to the Chilean town of Pucon, via the spectacular seven Lakes Drive.
Day 16: We transfer back to Temuco on a private bus then take a flight back to Santiago for our final night
Departure day: Spend some time in Santiago or fly home, the choice is yours.



    Not Included



      If you require a low bike option we have a lowered suspension or lowered seat BMW F700 GS available: Free of charge

      All accommodation is twin or double share, if you would like a single room there will be a single supplement: US$ 900.00
      (please note, you may be required to share a bathroom at least once on this trip).

      Our motorcycles are insured and have a damage excess of US$ 4000, you can reduce the excess by taking advantage of our Excess Reduction Policy: US$ 25 per day


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      Ride Profile

      80% of this ride is on pavement; some sections of pavement can be potholed and narrow and caution must be shown as South American drivers can be a little "erratic".
      20% of this ride will be on dirt. Most dirt is hard packed, although there are sections that can have loose gravel and can be rutted and can become a little muddy if raining. We cross a number of passes that are a little steep and narrow making it difficult to see oncoming traffic. Additionally, wind can be a factor on this ride.

      Some off-road experience is preferred for this tour.
      On the more difficult sections pillions can travel in the support vehicle.

      Tour Start/End

      Tour Start: Santiago, Chile
      Tour End: Santiago, Chile


      It is summer in Patagonia, so we can expect some beautiful sunny ride days. Average daily temperatures around Pucón (the north) are between 7 and 20 degrees C (45 and 67 degrees F). As we ride south the temperatures can be slightly cooler. The prevailing winds from the southwest, are dry, cold, and can be very strong at times. Rain must be expected on some section of the Carratera Austral in the rainforest region, be prepared for some wet weather riding 

      Important Information

      • All riders must have a valid motorcycle license and at least two years riding experience.
      • It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition.
      Ride Grade

      Ride Distance
      2,850 km / 1,780 mi

      Sealed / Dirt
      80% / 20%


      • 16 nights of accommodation.
      • Our accommodations range from small family run hotels through to 4 star hotels & resorts. 
      • A flexible attitude is needed as standards are not always what we are accustomed to.
      • All accommodation is on a twin share basis. If you are traveling alone we will pair you up with another solo traveler. However, if you prefer single accommodation a single supplement is available: US$ 900.00 (please note that you may be required to share a bathroom at least once on this trip)


      • On every day of the tour we include breakfast: 16 Breakfasts
      • On mentioned ride days we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen: 11 Lunches
      • We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants we have used many times before: 10 Dinners




      BMW R1200GS
      • 1200cc Twin cylinder boxer engine
      • Seat height 90cm (35In) Approx.
      • Inner Leg Curve 195cm (78in) Approx
      • Heated Hand Grips
      • BMW style accessory power socket
      • Top Box
      • Engine protection bars
      • Bash plate
      • Dual purpose tyres



      BMW F800GS
      • 800cc Parallel twin cylinder engine
      • Seat height 88cm (34In) Approx.
      • Inner Leg Curve 193cm (76in) Approx
      • Heated Hand Grips
      • BMW style accessory power socket
      • Top Box
      • Engine protection bars
      • Bash plate
      • Dual purpose tyres 

      BMW F700GS
      • 800cc (de-tuned) Parallel twin cylinder engine
      • Seat height 82cm (32In) Approx.
      • Inner Leg Curve 181cm (71in) Approx
      • Heated Hand Grips
      • BMW style accessory power socket
      • Top Box
      • Engine protection bars
      • Bash plate
      • Duel purpose tyres
      • Low seat option available (79cm / 31 in)
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      Accidents happen, luggage is lost and tour or flight cancellations can occur, so it is our policy that all participants of Compass Expeditions tours have an appropriate level of travel insurance to cover the unforeseen. This is not only compulsory when joining our tours, but it makes sense.

      If choosing your own insurance – for motorcycle tours it is crucial the insurance policy you choose will offer a policy for riding a motorcycle OVER 250cc (including our bikes). This is a critical point to ensure when purchasing a policy.

      Our experienced In-house travel team are happy to help with getting you the right insurance for your tour and for any other travel you might be doing before or after. Contact our in-house travel team.

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