Motorcycle Holiday

PATAGONIA
MOTORCYCLE TOURS

THE END OF THE WORLD

There’s magic in the very name of Patagonia, the last frontier of true adventure and vast open spaces guaranteed to take your breath away. From vertigo-inducing Andean passes, turquoise-blue lagoons and massive glacier fields down to the endless windswept plains and tundra-like landscapes of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia is the ultimate playground for motorcycle riders both on and off the road. Combining two of South America’s most stunning roads, the Ruta 40 in Argentina and the Carretera Austral in Chile, our Patagonia motorcycle tours are designed to take you off the beaten path and into the wilderness.

PATAGONIA MOTORCYCLE TOURS

DIFFICULTY
6 / 10

BMW GS

30% UNPAVED

COMFORT
4 / 5

18 DAYS

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Motorcycle tour of Patagonia.

Riding motorcycles in Patagonia is like traveling some forgotten planet with incredible scenery and awe-inspiring views around every corner. Active volcanoes, Andean passes, glaciers, national parks brimming with wildlife, the vast open spaces of the Southern pampas, the eerie landscapes of Tierra del Fuego and the marble caves of Chile Chico will blow your mind as you ride across this magnificent land of horsemen and mountains.

Adventure motorcycle trip in Patagonia

A motorcycle adventure is all about the unbridled freedom to ride, explore, spend evenings under the starry skies listening to the crackle of a bonfire and swapping stories with your riding buddies. And in Patagonia, the freedom is truly unlimited: forget busy roads, traffic and restrictions, leave the stress of a fast-paced life behind and immerse yourself in a culture and land that has no boundaries and no road signs for thousands of miles. Our motorcycle tours in Patagonia are aimed at riders longing to experience the thrill, the scenery and the adventure to the fullest.

Riding motorbikes in Patagonia

Patagonia is most known for its gaucho culture, the traditional horsemanship and settler towns celebrating the colonial heritage. However, it’s also a land of the indigenous Tehuelche, Mapuche people and the vanished Selk’nam tribes. In fact, Patagonia owes its name to the indigenous hunter-gatherers whom the Spanish colonists named “Patagones” – “Big Feet” – because of their rumoured giant size and muscular physique. Although many of the indigenous peoples have perished, the Mapuche culture is still going strong and you can explore the Patagonian history and traditions as you travel.

Argentinian empanada

Patagonia is a wild and windswept country, so you’d expect the local food to be more about sustenance rather than flavour, right? Wrong. Patagonian cuisine is among the most delicious in the world, with specialties like Argentinian steaks or the Chilean lamb asado guaranteed to make your mouth water. Chilean empanadas, Cornish pasty-like pastries filled with minced meat, make for a great roadside snack when you’re riding a motorcycle.

Off-road riding in Patagonia

Patagonia is crisscrossed by endless gravel trails and tracks offering unlimited freedom if you’re a keen adventure rider longing to get off the tarmac. While some of the main roads connecting the bigger cities and towns are paved, there is no shortage of off-road riding in the mountains and along the glacial lakes and rivers, especially on the Chilean side.

WHY CHOOSE RIDE EXPEDITIONS FOR YOUR PATAGONIAN MOTORCYCLE TOUR?

From the pre-tour service, excellent accommodation & bikes, to the on-tour support, we strive to offer the very best tour packages & experiences on the market.

Ride Expeditions is owned by British couple – Toby & Anna – who share a passion that extends beyond motorcycles & adventure travel… simply put, they like to ‘Do Things Right‘. This way of thinking is instilled into all RX staff and partners, and it’s noticeable in everything we do. If it’s great quality you’re looking for, you’re in the right place.

The BMW GS range is the most popular adventure motorcycle used throughout the world, and it’s not hard to see why.

BMW R1250 GSA

These incredible machines are able to handle anything our Patagonian motorcycle tour itineraries can throw their way. We use the latest model motorcycles with low milage and always equipped with new rubber.

Our motorcycle routes in Patagonia offer an excellent range of accommodation for us on our tours. We use 4-5* hotels in the bigger cities and the absolute best option available in smaller towns & villages.

 

We always like to include a variety of accommodation and, wherever possible, choose properties with ‘character’ over your run-of-the-mill, generic hotel chains.

 

 

Our Patagonian motorcycle tours are accompanied by a long wheel base Mercedes Sprinter – equipped with all the necessary tools, spare parts, refreshments, medical kit, stretcher, defibrillator (AED) and of course, your luggage!

 

 

 

All of our tour leaders have been trained as Wilderness First Response medics by Wild Medix in South Africa.

Wild MedixTheir training is invaluable in the event of an emergency – our medics accompany the group and there will be an extensive medical kit in the support vehicle including a defibrillator (AED) & stretcher.

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We also have a Wild Medix consulting doctor on call 24/7. He is always ready to assist in the case of an emergency. Our Dr is fully briefed on all rider’s medical info prior to the tour, he knows what we do, where we are riding, exactly what we have in our medical kit and what training our medics have.

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Our mission has always been to ‘combine expert local knowledge with high western standards’. It is this winning combination which makes our adventures so successful.

Our local partners are invaluable to our business and we’re careful to only work with those who share our passion and vision. We simply couldn’t do it without them!

Motorcycle guide in South America

Born and raised in Ecuador, JC studied in the USA before kicking off his career as a motorcycle tour guide. Since 2015, JC has been planning and leading motorcycle adventures in his home continent, from the southern tip of Patagonia to the Caribbean coasts of Colombia.​

Happy guests across the board… just check out our reviews on YouTubeTripadvisorTrustpilot and Google.

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Since the day Ride Expeditions was created, we have been dedicated to supporting the local community.

M'Lop Tapang Cambodia

Part profits from every Patagonian motorcycle tour are donated to M’Lop Tapang – a Cambodian charity dedicated to bettering the lives of young children & their families.

One Tree Planted

In an effort to off-set our carbon emissions, we also plant a tree for every rider that books with us, by donating to One Tree Planted

Ride Expeditions Ltd is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. At no extra cost to you, and in accordance with ‘The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018’, all passengers booking with Ride Expeditions Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.

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The policy also includes repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Ride Expeditions Ltd. This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.