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 four days of mountain biking and a day of trekking there is plenty of opportunity to discover adventure. 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. Read more...

7 Days

$2,200

Bike to the Torres del Paine - 7 - $2,200

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Ride to Milodon Cave, notable for the discovery of skin, bones and other parts of a giant extinct animal called Milodon
  • Bike towards Torres del Paine park and then visit Toro Lake, with 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
  • Spend your nights between different campsites and a hotel in Puerto Natales at the beginning/end

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. You can book any flight that arrives before 20:00. A guide will await you at Punta Arenas airport, or pick you up in Punta Arenas city if you prefer.

You will take a private transfer to Puerto Natales, a three-hour drive of 260km, travelling through the Patagonian pampa. The first night will be spent in a hotel in Puerto Natales, where your trekking guide will also meet you for a pre-trip briefing.

Explore Puerto Natales as you choose somewhere to eat in the evening – there are several restaurants with all kinds of Chilean and international menus.

Accommodation: Hotel, Puerto Natales


Day 2: Natales – Estancia Pingo

Have breakfast at your hotel in the morning, then leave for Milodon Cave at 09:30. The cave is notable for the discovery of skin, bones and other parts of a giant called Milodon in 1895 – an extinct animal which died 10,200 – 13,560 years ago.

After this stop, you'll continue towards Laguna Sofia in a single track until Estancia Pingo, where you will camp overnight.

Distance: 40km

Altitude Gain: 370m; Decline Gain: 218m

Lowest Altitude: Sea Level m; Highest Altitude: 160m

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner


Day 3: Estancia – Serrano 

After breakfast at the camp you'll begin the day's ride from the estancia towards Torres del Paine National Park.

During this stretch you'll ride mainly over a dirt road with some sections in single track. You'll enjoy constant views of the spectacular Paine Massif and also visit Toro Lake.

Eventually, you'll reach Serrano campsite where you will stop for the night.

Distance: 56km

Altitude Gain: 1,200m; Decline Gain: 1,120m

Lowest Altitude: 70 m; Highest Altitude: 300m

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner


Day 4: Serrano – Las Torres

Leave the camp towards the main entrance of Torres del Paine, riding through 7km of dirt road to begin with before joining a 35km single track. On this path you'll pass many small lakes, enjoy great views of the Paine mountain range, and likely see condors and guanacos.

A final 5km for the day will bring you to Las Torres camp. Rest with your group over dinner.

Distance: 48km

Altitude Gain: 1,100m; Decline Gain: 1,000m

Lowest Altitude: 22l m; Highest Altitude: 486m

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner


Day 5: Torres Del Paine 

Today you'll experience Torres del Paine by foot. You can leave most of your gear at the camp, taking just a day pack.

Trekking for about 4 hours, you'll follow the footpath through Ascencio valley, walking among the Lenga trees towards Torres del Paine lookout. Here, you'll be awed by one of the most spectacular views of the park – witness the three granite pinnacles towering above a green, cirque-bound lake in a deep, narrow valley; a scene is one of the intense past glaciations.

After soaking up the view, return to Torres camp ready for a hot shower, snack and dinner.

Distance: 4 hours trekking

Accommodation: Camping (with hot showers)

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, snack, dinner


Day 6: Las Torres – Laguna Azul – Puerto Natales 

Back to mountain biking on your sixth day. Leave Torres camp at 09:30 and begin the ride towards Laguna Amarga, visiting Cascada Paine on the way – a stunning waterfall from the Paine River.

Continue onwards, reaching Laguna Cebolla and then arriving at Laguna Azul where you'll be treated to the views and a celebration lunch.

As you end your time on the saddle, you'll transfer back to Puerto Natales where you'll spend the night in a hotel.

Distance: 44km

Altitude Gain: 1,200m; Decline Gain: 1,100m

Lowest Altitude: 77l m; Highest Altitude: 450m

Accommodation: Hotel, Puerto Natales

Meals: Breakfast, lunch


Day 7: Puerto Natales – Aeropuerto Punta Arenas

A transfer to Punta Arenas Airport will be arranged in line with your flight departure time. It is recommend that your book your flight from 12:00 earliest. If your flight is very early morning, the last hotel night may be booked for Punta Arenas, instead of Puerto Natales.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

The price varies depending on group size as below:

2 people – USD $2,300 per person

3+ people – USD $2,200 per person

Start date Price (pp)
March 2020
5-Mar-2020 $2,200* Provisional Date
April 2020
1-Apr-2020 $2,200 Provisional Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $2,200

Includes

  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation: 2 nights hotel, 4 nights camping
  • Trail food and isotonic
  • Bilingual mountain bike guide
  • Transfer round trip from/to Punta Arenas
  • All private transport included in the itinerary
  • Private vehicle and mechanic assistance during the trip
  • Cleaning implements for your bike

Excludes

  • Bike (available for rent)
  • Spare parts for bike
  • Personal cycling gear
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Hotel nights in Punta Arenas and Santiago
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Equipment (request our recommended kit list for more details)
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • International and domestic/in country flights

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