The World’s End

15 Day Adventure Motorcycle Tour of Patagonia

Motorcycling in Patagonia is pure adventure: Forget busy highways and clogged roads, forget bustling cities and fast food cafes on every corner, riding…

Tour Highlights

Experience the true meaning of adventure riding both on and off road in the Patagonian wilderness.
Breathtaking views, daily.
Visit the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier.
Wake up next to beautiful lakes.
See Patagonian gauchos astride their beautiful criollo horses up close and personal.
Ride into BIG landscapes!
Enjoy the awe-inspiring snow-capped mountains & stunning scenery of the Torres del Paine National Park.
Ride across some incredible bridges.
Witness plenty of wildlife.

Patagonia Standard PackageMotorcycling in Patagonia is pure adventure: Forget busy highways and clogged roads, forget bustling cities and fast food cafes on every corner, riding in this part of the world gives you all the freedom and open space you would ever need and more. Fantastic roads, incredible landscapes and those enormous skies add up to some of the best motorcycling ever – we know you are going to love it as much as we do.

Our adventure motorcycle tour of Patagonia takes in the best that the region has to offer, from incredible glaciers and towering mountains in stunning national parks to the jaw dropping beauty of the coastal fjords and freshwater lakes. Starting from Pucon in the north of Chile, our route zig zags south between Argentina and Chile, taking in the legendary Ruta 5, Ruta 40 and the Carretera Austral as we head south through Patagonia.

On the way you’ll stay in lakeside lodges and tiny haciendas, drink beer with the locals and maybe have a barbecue or two along the way – this is a country made for adventure and good times! As for the riding, our route takes in everything from flat out highways and endless sweeping curves over the vast open plains, winding country roads through the mountains and of course mile after mile of joyful, challenging and life affirming gravel roads. This is truly an epic adventure on every level and every day brings wonderful riding and fantastic experiences – it’s one of the best places to ride in the world!

Our ‘Adventure’ package for this tour is self-guided, but with the support of a backup vehicle & driver. This trip type is designed to give you total freedom, but with the hard work having been done for you already and with the security of a support vehicle driven by a first response medic. We provide the motorcycle for you, sort all of your accommodation, provide with you with the necessary cross-border paperwork and arrange transport for your motorcycle back from the end destination. We will provide you with GPX routes for every day of riding, as well as a tour handbook that details fuel stops, suggested restaurants, route information, contacts and other important information. A support vehicle will drive the route, carrying your luggage, tools, essential spare parts and medical kit.

Please be aware that this is not a guided tour and you are not accompanied by a full support team. While our support vehicle will be able to provide limited support where needed, you will be responsible for your motorcycle and route navigation. This trip type is only suitable for extremely competent riders, those who are comfortable fixing a flat tyre and other minor mechanical issues, and those who are confident navigating GPX routes and border crossings themselves.

“Bienvenidos” is a word you’ll hear a lot in Chile and Argentina, as South American hospitality is second to none – you really are welcome in this wonderful part of the world. We’ll meet you at the tiny and friendly Temuco Airport for a transfer on to Pucon, where your adventure will really begin.

It’s around a two hour journey, but with Chile’s lush and beautiful scenery in every direction, the journey will speed past. Once at the hotel, you can get settled in and go and meet your trusty steed. Your bikes for the tour will be lined up outside the hotel, so if you simply can’t wait to get riding, you can spend the afternoon exploring the lovely tarmac roads around the town, going into the bustling centre of Pucon and its lovely lakeside beaches or maybe head up the gravel road that leads to the vast Villarrica volcano that towers above the valley. And this is just Day 1!

  • Accommodation: Country style hotel.
  • Included Meals: None.
  • N.B. You’ll need to book a flight to Temuco (airport code: ZCO) from Santiago (airport code: SCL). Please book the early morning (approx 7:30am) flight with Latam Airlines. Flight time is approx 1.5 hours

You’ll be firing on all cylinders for the first full day of riding in Patagonia – this will be a truly excellent start to your trip. The first part is on delightful tarmac roads that take you away from the town and up into the cool forests and to your first border crossing into Argentina an hour or so later. With all boxes ticked and forms checked, it’s on to a lovely bit of track that goes on for about 10km of gravel riding heaven, before transitioning into smooth and sweeping blacktop across the rolling landscape towards San Martin de los Andes – a good place to get some lunch and take a break.

From here you’ll pick up the Ruta de los Siete Lagos – the route of the seven lakes – and this is a truly incredible road around some of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes you would ever have seen. Think the best of British Columbia and the British Lake district mixed with a touch of the Italian lakes and you are just out there – it’s stunning and so are the roads.

You will continue to head south into a region that is often known as the Argentinian Switzerland and for a very good reason. With an intoxicating mix of fantastic roads, soaring snow capped peaks of the towering mountains and chocolate box lakes, it’s easy to think you’ve been transported into the Alps – even the houses look Swiss! As you head to our eventual destination of San Carlos de Bariloche on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi you’ll catch a glimpse of the Lanin Volcano and the surrounding splendour of the Andes Mountains – this is some truly epic scenery to finish off your first full day of riding in Patagonia!

The shores of Lake Bariloche are popular with both locals and travellers for the laid-back and, some may say, quirky mountain town vibe – like a Spanish-speaking Chamonix! There are plenty of restaurants for your evening meal and, as it’s your first night in Argentina, a steak might be a great choice!

  • Accommodation: 3* hotel.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.

Another incredible day of riding today as you pick up the legendary Ruta 40, Argentina’s most famous road that is almost legendary among two-wheeled travellers from around the world. Along the way, you’ll get to enjoy the Circuito Chico and the impressive views across Lake Perito Moreno. You’ll also blast through a beautiful series of sinuous and twisty roads that will have a big smile on your face for hours.

If a bit of history is your thing, then you can stop off at Butch Cassidy’s ranch and have a look around his cabin, although they’ve cleared up a bit since he left! This is cowboy country for sure and it’s easy to imagine the infamous gunslinger riding the same trails as the bikes across the wide and rugged landscape today.

Tonight’s destination is the town of Futaleufu. But before that, there’s some great riding through the Los Alerces National Park to end the day back on the Chilean side of the border. Time to get those boots off and relax – it’s been a great day.

  • Accommodation: Rural lodge.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.
  • N.B. Entrance fee for Los Alerces National Park not included.

Time to go off-grid and brave the wilderness as today you hit the Carretera Austral. OK, so it’s just a section of Ruta 7, but to give this road just a number would be a crime that we are not ready to commit. The Carretera is a glorious mix of smooth and flowing tarmac and great gravel sections with breathtaking scenery from start to finish. Get your camera and your GoPro ready because you’re going to need them!

You’ll start the day with a 50km stretch of wonderful, grippy and sweeping gravel roads. After that, there’s a bit of a break of some 90km when you will be treated to some exceptional tarmac roads where you can really open the taps and carve through the twisties. But it’s not over yet as there’s another 40km of gravel up next, with tight and challenging switchbacks over vertigo-inducing drops before mercifully reaching the last 20km of paved bliss to finish off the day. For committed off-roaders, you’ll be sad to know that this road is slowly being paved, so there’s no time to waste – come and ride it!

After such an epic day you’d probably eat a scabby monkey, but thankfully our comfortable little hotel in the small village of La Junta has a far more palatable menu. Get changed and head outside the hotel with a cold beer and enjoy the spectacular views of the distant mountains. This is a top-notch riding day by anyone’s standards – Cheers!

  • Accommodation: Hotel.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.

While the previous day was more about the gravel, today is more tarmac-based as you continue your progress south, but with roads like this – you’ll not be regretting a single second spent time on this stunning ribbon of Chilean blacktop.

After starting the day with a short but enjoyable gravel section littered with tight and technical switchbacks that really get the blood pumping, it’s on to 170 glorious kilometres of near-perfect road riding through fantastic scenery. Soaring mountains, stunning valleys, cool forests, thundering rivers – it’s all here today and you’ll love it!

After some truly wonderful hours of grin-inducing riding, you’ll hit the hill high above our favourite Chilean town, Coyhaique, the capital of Chilean Patagonia. This little jewel in the middle of a wide valley floor is a great stop-off point to refresh and relax. Great shops, cool restaurants and the most wonderful craft beer bars surround the picturesque town centre – it’s a little oasis! Oh and did we mention the tastiest empanadas in Chile?

  • Accommodation: Hotel.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.

Your destination today is the lyrically named Puerto Río Tranquilo which translates as ‘the port on the tranquil river’. It’s one of Chile’s iconic gaucho towns still retaining the spirit of the remote outback trading post it once was. Puerto Rio Tranquilo has effortless natural beauty and a wonderful rugged atmosphere that’s easy to love.

But before you reach the little port, there’s a small matter of some seriously cool riding to attend to. The first section is more fabulous paved roads slicing through the scenery before you swiftly head into a particularly enjoyable 120km of grippy and winding gravel. Although it’s easy to forget, all these gravel trails are still the main roads, so keep an eye out for tractors, coaches, lorries, bicycles and cows – quite a lot of cows, and horses too! You’re in the heart of Chilean Patagonia now and it’s pretty damn lovely to be here, but if you need any convincing, cresting the hill to get your first view of the gorgeous turquoise water of the Lake General Carrera will do the trick. This vast lake covers over 1400 square kilometres of jaw-dropping scenery between Chile and Argentina and is almost too blue and beautiful to be true. Just stunning!

Our recommendation for you – cows permitting – is to get into Puerto Río Tranquilo for a late lunch. After that, there will be time to look around and think about your plans for the next day. You’re in the town for two nights for a bit of a mid-tour breather, not to mention perhaps a bit of laundry!

  • Accommodation: Hotel.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.

With a full day to enjoy in and around Puerto Río Tranquilo, the world is very much your lobster. You can do a bit of riding around the stunning lake or take a walk up into the mountains, try a bit of fly fishing or maybe have a crack at pony trekking like you are a real cigarillo smoking gaucho. Or you could just chill – the vibe in the town and in the bars and restaurants here is perfect for recharging after some hard days of riding – so if you feel like putting your feet up and having a relaxed rest day, we can’t blame you.

But for our money – the stand-out way to spend the day is to book a boat trip to explore the truly magnificent and otherworldly marble caves that are unique to this lake. Google search for an idea of what to expect, but seeing them up close is a very special experience that we’d highly recommend. And then a slap-up meal as the sun goes down – perfect!

  • Accommodation: Hotel.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.
  • N.B. Boat excursion not included.

After a relaxing day yesterday, today it’s back on the pegs for a slice of dirt-lovers heaven. You’ll leave Chile once more and return to Argentina for a punchy 165 km of gravel that will bring hour after hour of smiles. This is one of the most exciting days of gravel riding on the tour, backed up by constant incredible scenery that is so beautiful, that sometimes you just have to stop and pinch yourself.

Between wonderful riding and endless photo opportunities, when you finally pull up at your overnight stop on the shores of Lago Posadas we can guarantee this is a day that will stay with you forever.

  • Accommodation: Lakeside guestfarm.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.

It’s a big hit of Ruta 40 on the menu today, and as the Argentine equivalent of Route 66, it’s a must-ride road if you are coming to Patagonia. You’re travelling pretty much due south on fast and sweeping tarmac roads that go on for mile after mile. It’s life-affirming riding, and a chance to open the taps and carve across this massive landscape like you’re recreating Mad Max on those big Kawasaki Z1s!

For possibly the first time on this tour, you will also need to keep your eye out for the guanacos which are slightly more dim than Welsh sheep with the look of a tall llama, and they like nothing better than standing really close to the tarmac! You’ll also see rheas – that look like little ostriches – desert foxes and the odd armadillo – although as these have comparable road sense to hedgehogs, the ones you see may be decidedly flat!

After a long day, you’ll end up in the little town of Gobernador Gregores. It’s a functional rather than beautiful town, but with a place to lay your head after a good meal, that ticks the boxes just fine!

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.

Brace yourself for a serious adventure today – from fast road to deep gravel, glorious lakes to cool forests – by the end of the day that post-ride beer will feel like nectar from the gods. After breakfast, you are straight into 50 or so kilometres of fast and sweeping blacktop which may lull you into a false sense of security! The road transitions into the odd gravel section before all of a sudden changing into something far more taxing. Ahead of you, there is a punishing and challenging section of just over 70km of deep round gravel that will demand all your skill and attention to stay on track. When you reach the end and the far easier tarmac, the sense of achievement has been known to make grown men cry. If you complete the infamous ’73 Malditos’ without swearing, you deserve a medal!

Soon after, you’ll reach Tres Lagos. A town that sounds nicer than it perhaps is, but the presence of a petrol station and a cold drink is pretty much all you need after that gravel! Suitably refreshed and refuelled, the afternoon is far easier, with a leisurely 140km south through even more epic scenery, and the chance of spotting condors soaring over the vast landscape. Eventually, you hang a left off the main road to ride alongside Lago Viedma, one of the most beautiful glacial lakes in this part of the world with its sparkling turquoise water. The road will take you towards El Chalten, set in one of Argentina’s many incredible national parks. Popular with hikers, bikers and travellers from all over the world, we’re confident you’ll instantly love El Chalten, not to mention the epic scenery that surrounds the town and towers above it.

The views as you ride into the town are some of the best on this tour, so be prepared to stop for lots of photos and have those GoPros on standby. And with plenty of cool bars and restaurants to while away the evening, we’re confident you’ll love El Chalten as much as we do!

  • Accommodation: Hotel.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.

If you can bear to, it’s time to leave El Chalten and take the relatively short ride over the El Calafate. On the way, you’ll head back along the side of Lago Argentine and it’s almost comically blue water.

A right turn by the fish sculpture – trust us, it’s worth a stop – and there’s some fast riding that will take you across some wide open plains and into the outskirts of El Calafate. But although it might be tempting to head to the accommodation and then just explore, that can wait because no trip to Patagonia would be complete without seeing the truly incredible Perito Moreno glacier, a beast of an icefield towering above the waters of Lago Argentino.

The glacier is around 50km from El Calafate in the Los Glaciares National Park, and it’s a great ride up to and into the park. Nothing can quite prepare you for the scale of the massive glacier as you round the curves of the road and catch your first glimpse – it’s still 6km away and even here it’s huuuuuge!

It’s a fantastic ride up to the viewpoint of the glacier with plenty of twisties and big, sweeping curves along the way before we dismount to take in the jaw-dropping view over the sea of ice that fills the entire valley. There are two restaurants here to have lunch and after, we thoroughly recommend taking the boat trip that goes right up to the massive, creaking and incredibly blue cliffs of the glacier. It’s a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience that you won’t forget, so take plenty of photos!

You’ll head back to El Calafate, and after freshening up, a trip into the centre of the town is definitely in order. El Calafate is a wonderfully vibrant and interesting place, with even more of those lovely little bars and, as you are now back in Argentina, fantastic steak restaurants. We recommend a restaurant called Nina, not just for the steaks, but for the beautifully restored vintage motorcycles that decorate the place – I mean, there’s a Douglas flat twin in there!

  • Accommodation: Hotel.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.
  • N.B. Entrance fee to the glacier is not included.

After the awe-inspiring views the day before, today is about covering some distance over those wide and sweeping plains as you head south back towards Chile. The roads are fast and furious, but there are often strong winds and those damn guanacos to deal with so it’s not like a quick blast up a motorway – these are some serious landscapes.

The road eventually pulls away from the open landscapes and into more rolling hills as you head into Rio Turbio. It is not the prettiest of places, with machinery of the area’s coal mining industry lining the roads as you ride into the town. But no worries, it’s only a stop off to refuel and head to the border back into Chile, and after that, it’s like someone pushed the pretty scenery button! From the open plains and windswept vistas of the morning, it’s on into green and verdant hills as you head south towards your destination of Puerto Natales with its colourful buildings and friendly village atmosphere.

After checking into your accommodation for the night, we recommend heading back into the town and checking out the many little bars and restaurants, and of course those delicious craft beers. Oh and maybe buying the odd souvenir!

  • Accommodation: Lodge.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.

Today is going to be yet another highlight of your adventure as, although you’ve got the option to just chill at the accommodation, you will have the chance to explore the Torres Del Paine National Park. Spread over a vast area of nearly half a million acres, this place is truly stunning. Soaring mountains, enormous glaciers and crashing waterfalls – it’s got the lot, and best of all, you can explore it all on glorious gravel roads. This is adventure riding nirvana and you’ve got all day to savour the experience to the full – hell you can even have lunch in the park overlooking those breathtaking vistas!

  • Accommodation: Lodge.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.
  • N.B. The park entrance fee is not included.

Today you head pretty much due south, and it’s a combination of sweeping roads interspersed with the odd gravel section through rolling countryside and a delicious 250km stretch through epic and untouched landscapes – a fitting last day!

Around mid-afternoon, you’ll come to the outskirts of Punta Arenas, the most southerly port in Chile, and it will fell like you arrive as conquering heroes. This is where intrepid explorer Ernest Shackleton set out for his epic antarctic expeditions, although hopefully yours has not been quite as gruelling and maybe a tad warmer.

  • Accommodation: 4* hotel.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.

It’s time to say your goodbyes, so the support vehicle driver will bid you farewell before loading up the bikes and returning back to base.

We thank you for joining this epic adventure and hope you’re going home with memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Accommodation: Not included.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast.
  • N.B. On this 'Adventure' package of our World's End tour, we do not offer the extension to Ushuaia. For those of you keen to reach Ushuaia at the end of this trip, there are numerous options available to you, from flying (non-direct) to a cruise or coach. From Ushuaia, you'll be able to fly out to Buenos Aires and connect to major airports from there. Alternatively, you can book our Premium World's End tour package that does offer an extension to Ushuaia..

Dates & Pricing

Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650): £4500
  • Rider (own bike): £3035
  • Pillion: £2095

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 Included [Sold Out]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R + £1470 [7 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £810
  • Start Date: November 10, 2024
  • End Date: November 24, 2024

Private tour for Toby


Main Tour Price


Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650): £7240
  • Rider (own bike): £5775
  • Pillion: £2865

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 Included [Sold Out]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R + £1470 [1 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £1365

Optional Tour Extension


Extended Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650 ): + £1805
  • Rider (Own bike): + £1485
  • Pillion:+ £775

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 (extension) Included [Sold Out]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R (extension) + £325 [8 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £315
  • Start Date: December 2, 2024
  • End Date: December 19, 2024
  • SOLD OUT

Expedition Leader:

Henk


Main Tour Price


Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650): £7240
  • Rider (own bike): £5775
  • Pillion: £2865

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 Included [3 Available]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R + £1470 [6 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £1365

Optional Tour Extension


Extended Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650 ): + £1805
  • Rider (Own bike): + £1485
  • Pillion:+ £775

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 (extension) Included [4 Available]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R (extension) + £325 [8 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £315
  • Start Date: January 8, 2025
  • End Date: January 25, 2025

Expedition Leader:

Henk

Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650): £5960
  • Rider (own bike): £4495
  • Pillion: £2095

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 Included [5 Available]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R + £1470 [10 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £810
  • Start Date: February 3, 2025
  • End Date: February 17, 2025

Expedition Leader:

Henk

Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650): £4500
  • Rider (own bike): £3035
  • Pillion: £2095

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 Included [5 Available]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R + £1470 [10 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £810
  • Start Date: February 26, 2025
  • End Date: March 12, 2025

Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650): £4640
  • Rider (own bike): £3130
  • Pillion: £2160

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 Included [5 Available]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R + £1515 [10 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £835
  • Start Date: November 8, 2025
  • End Date: November 22, 2025

Main Tour Price


Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650): £7460
  • Rider (own bike): £5950
  • Pillion: £2955

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 Included [5 Available]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R + £1515 [9 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £1410

Optional Tour Extension


Extended Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650 ): + £1860
  • Rider (Own bike): + £1530
  • Pillion:+ £800

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 (extension) Included [5 Available]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R (extension) + £335 [9 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £325
  • Start Date: December 1, 2025
  • End Date: December 18, 2025

Expedition Leader:

Henk


Main Tour Price


Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650): £7460
  • Rider (own bike): £5950
  • Pillion: £2955

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 Included [5 Available]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R + £1515 [9 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £1410

Optional Tour Extension


Extended Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650 ): + £1860
  • Rider (Own bike): + £1530
  • Pillion:+ £800

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 (extension) Included [5 Available]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R (extension) + £335 [9 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £325
  • Start Date: January 10, 2026
  • End Date: January 27, 2026

Expedition Leader:

Henk

Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650): £6140
  • Rider (own bike): £4630
  • Pillion: £2160

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 Included [5 Available]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R + £1515 [10 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £835
  • Start Date: February 5, 2026
  • End Date: February 19, 2026

Expedition Leader:

Henk

Tour Price

  • Rider (Incl. Kawasaki KLR 650): £4640
  • Rider (own bike): £3130
  • Pillion: £2160

The Motorcycles

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 Included [5 Available]
  • KTM 890 Adventure R + £1515 [10 Available]

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement + £835
  • Start Date: February 28, 2026
  • End Date: March 14, 2026