Bike to the Torres del Paine

Bike into Torres del Paine from Puerto Natales via the Milodon Cave. Ride single tracks past lakes and peaks, you will also have the chance to trek to the Ascencio Valley to the Paine lookout point. With 4 days of mountain biking and a day of trekking there is plenty of opportunity to discover adventure.

7 Days

$2,100

Bike to the Torres del Paine - 7 - $2,100

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Ride to Milodon Cave, notable for the discovery of skin, bones and other parts of a giant called Milodon - an extinct animal
  • Bike towards Torres del Paine park and then visit Toro Lake, having spectacular views of all Paine Massif throughout the ride
  • Hike through Ascencio valley and reach Torres del Paine lookout, one of the most spectacular views of the park
  • Ride towards Laguna Amarga, visiting the Cascada Paine waterfall before reaching Laguna Azul for a celebration lunch

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Bike to the Torres del Paine

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

Arrival at Punta Arenas, Chile. A guide will await you at Punta Arenas airport or pick you up in Punta Arenas city. Transfer to Puerto Natales in private vehicle, 260km in three-hour drive through the Patagonian pampa. Lodging in Puerto Natales. Briefing with our trekking guide to discuss all details of our trip program. Dinner not included. In Puerto Natales there are several restaurants with all kind of Chilean and international menus. Book any flight that arrives before 20:00pm at Punta Arenas airport (Chile).

Accommodation: Hotel, Puerto Natales


Day 2: Natales - Estancia 

Distance: 40km; Altitude Gain: 370m; Decline Gain: 218m; Lowest Altitude: Sea Level m; Highest Altitude: 160m.

Breakfast in the morning. Leave at the hotel anything you don't need for your biking trip. Leave in the morning (9:30am) from Puerto Natales towards Milodon Cave, place which is notable for the discovery in 1895 of skin, bones and other parts of a giant called Milodon - an extinct animal which died 10,200 - 13,560 years ago. After this stop, we continue towards Laguna Sofia in a single track until Estancia Pingo, place where we found our campsite (refuge in case of rain). Rest and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, dinner


Day 3: Estancia - Serrano 

Distance: 56km; Altitude Gain: 1.200m; Decline Gain: 1.120m; Lowest Altitude: 70 m; Highest Altitude: 300m.

Breakfast. Start from Estancia towards Torres del Paine park. This is a stage mainly over a dirt road with some sections in single track. On the road, we visit Toro Lake and always biking with a spectacular view of all Paine Massif. Arrival at Serrano campsite. Tent and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, dinner


Day 4: Serrano - Las Torres

Distance: 48km; Altitude Gain: 1.100m; Decline Gain: 1.000m; Lowest Altitude: 22l m; Highest Altitude: 486m.

Breakfast. Leave our camp towards Main entrance of Torres del Paine park. First 7 km through dirt road. The start a 35km of single track visiting small lakes, great view of all Paine mountain range, Condors and Guanacos. This is a great path. Last 5 km until Las Torres camp goes in a dirt road. Arrival at our camp. Dinner and tent.

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, dinner


Day 5: Torres Del Paine 

4 hours trekking

Breakfast in the morning. Trekking day. Leave most of our gear and tents. Start our hike with a day pack through Ascencio valley by the footpath into Lenga trees towards Torres del Paine lookout, one of the most spectacular views of the Park (4 hours). From here we can view the three granite pinnacles towering above a green, cirque-bound lake in a deep, narrow valley. The scene is one of the intense past glaciations. Return to Torres camp (Tent). Hot shower available. Snack and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping (with hot showers)

Meals: Breakfast, dinner


Day 6: Las Torres - Laguna Azul - Puerto Natales 

Distance: 44km; Altitude Gain: 1.200m; Decline Gain: 1.100m; Lowest Altitude: 77l m; Highest Altitude: 450m.

Breakfast. Back to mountain biking. Leave Torres camp at 9:30am. Biking towards Laguna Amarga, visiting also Cascada Paine a great waterfall that comes from Paine River. Continue to Laguna Cebolla and arrives at Laguna Azul, Celebration lunch. Transfer in a van to Puerto Natales. Hotel. Dinner not included.

Accommodation: Hotel, Puerto Natales

Meals: Breakfast


Day 7: Puerto Natales - Aeropuerto Punta Arenas

Breakfast in our hotel. We will coordinate a ground transfer to Punta Arenas Airport according your flight departure time. We recommend to book any flight starting from 12:00pm. If your flight is very early morning, we can schedule last hotel night in Punta Arenas, instead Puerto Natales.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $2,100 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Includes

  • Bilingual mountain bike guide.
  • Transfer round trip from/to Punta Arenas.
  • Meals & accommodation as indicated in itinerary
  • Trail food and isotonic
  • All mechanic assistance during the trip
  • Cleaning implements for your bike

Excludes

  • Bike (available for rent)
  • Spare parts for bike
  • Hotel nights in Punta Arenas and Santiago
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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