Chile, a long and narrow strip of land, sea bathed and crowned by the high peaks of the Andes. This is where man’s tenacity has allowed us to build a road. Where the temple of native and immigrant become present in every hamlet we visited.
Carretera Austral in the Patagonia, is an invitation to know snowdrifts, feel the wind, the cold, enjoy sailing route to the Marble Cathedrals, smell the aroma and flavors of the area, enjoy yourself with Caleta Tortel and marvel with O’Higgins Great Glacier with its 80 m vertical walls, well … a challenge and a dream for every biker.
Moto Expediciones, has developed this circuit for all people who like to enjoy your bike on the road on and off-road, contemplating nature in its primordial state and enchanted by the waterfalls. Rain and sun will be our company; but worth it!
• Southern Road
• Pumalín Park
• Queulat Hanging Glacier
• Marble Cathedrals
• Guaytecas Streets – Corridors cypress in Caleta Tortel
• Villa O’Higgins and Great Glacier of the same name.
• San Carlos de Bariloche on our return.
An invitation you can not stop accepting!
Day 1: Puerto Montt
Arriving in Puerto Montt, reception at airport, retirement Motorcycle and Hotel. Welcome Dinner.
Day 2: Hornopirén
Today we begin our journey to the Southern Road, which leads to the confines of northern and deep Patagonia. First stop on Hornopirén. Hotel. Distance traveled: 109 km. 40 km of on-road.
Day 3: Chaitén
After a navigation transhipment disembark at Caleta Gonzalo, Road Southern, where we will continue our way to the town of Chaiten. Hotel. Pumalín Park. Distance traveled: 220 km.
Day 4: Puyuhuapi
In the morning we will skirt Yelcho lake and we arrived Puyuhuapi. A colorful town with strong German influence. Free lunch. Visit the Hanging Glacier Queulat and then to the hot springs to rest and recover strength from the warm waters of the interior of the southern Mountains. Distance traveled: 200 km. 40 km of on-road.
Day 5: Coyhaique
In Puyuhuapi, early morning will visit the Loom Carpet Factory, and drive to Puerto Cisne where we will proceed to lunch. Later on Route 7 we head towards the regional capital, Coyhaique. Free city tour. Hotel and dinner. Distance Traveled 240 km. 200 km on-road.
Day 6: Marble Cathedrals
Leaving early, we arrive at our next stop, Rio Tranquilo. Town located on the side of General Carrera Lake. From there, the Marble Cathedrals will be our next target. A boat trip with approx. 2 hours of navigation, where will allow us know and be among the different caverns that have been produced by the constant coming and going of the lake. Impressive. Distance traveled: 230 km. 110 km on-road.
Day 7: Glacier Exploradores
The next day, departing from Rio Tranquilo we will go to Glacier Exploradores to about 70 km away, walk to the viewpoint, enjoy the greenery, flora and fauna typical of the area. Then we head to the south to the banks of the Rio Baker. Lodge and dinner. Distance traveled: 140 km off-road.
Day 8: Deep Patagonia
After a restful sleep and admire cold temperate forests, we find in Cochrane, the main town south of Coyhaique and supplies center. Distance traveled: 120 km. Leaving from Cochrane to Villa O’Higgins will drive the foot of Santiago Hill.
Extreme southern end, for the moment, of the Austral Highway, where we are truly in the heart of Patagonia Deep itself. Distance traveled: 225 km.
Days 9 – 10: Villa O’Higgins
In one of these two days (according to the schedule of the ship or weather conditions) will sailing the Great O’Higgins Glacier, -with its spectacular 80m., vertical ice walls and its more than 800 square kilometres of surface – and the other day we will take the opportunity to perform other activities in the area, such as trekking, kayaking, etc., freely available to the tourist.
Day 11: Cochrane
Leaving early from Villa O’Higgins, Caleta Tortel reach. Location characterized by their type trails sidewalks and balconies all built in cypress guaytecas. An unmissable postcard everyone who makes this spectacular journey. We will replace forces and continue our journey to our accommodation. Distance traveled: 250 km. app.
Day 12: Crossing to Argentina
We will leave early towards Chile Chico, south side of Lake General Carrera. Distance traveled: 193 km. It is the last town in Chile before moving to Argentina. There will be control at customs. And we will drive to our next destination in Perito Moreno, Argentina. Hotel and dinner.
Day 13: Esquel
Leaving Perito Moreno, we’ll drive to the town of Esquel. Free city tour. Hotel and dinner. Distance traveled: 550 km. (on – road route)
Day 14: Bariloche
Early we will travel to San Carlos de Bariloche. Lunch in the city and free afternoon to tour and buy souvenirs; chocolates, for example. Hotel and dinner. Distance traveled: 285 km on-road.
Day 15: Return to Chile
Leaving from Bariloche, we’ll go to Villa La Angostura before coming back to Chile. Customs controls past, we appreciate the Bride Jumping, Puyehue and Llanquihue lakes, we will “take once” in Frutillar, with typical German cakes. In the afternoon return to Puerto Montt. Motorcycle Delivery. Distance traveled: 350 km on road.
Motorbikes rental values: (by the trip)
BMW G650 GS US$: 2.000.-
BMW F800GS US$: 2.750.-
BMW F1200GS US$: 3.200.-