Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
- Round trip ride from Puerto Natales into Torres del Paine
- Views of Paine Massif, remote estancias and the dramatic Baguales Range
- Support vehicle and expert mountain bike guide included
Day 1: Puerto Natales - Cerro Guido
Distance: 35 km
In the morning your guide will meet you and you will travel towards Cerro Castillo, which is about 1 hour from Puerto Natales towards Torres del Paine. You will stop in Cerro Castillo for your last bathroom stop with a toilet for the day and if you like a quick snack, before starting to cycle. A support truck will follow you for as long as they can and you will ride down a local road that is part gravel and part farm roads that have been created by trucks driving on them overtime. The ride is mostly flat, and you will have views of the vast pampas with Sierra Baguales on one side of you and Torres del Paine ahead of you. After about 35 kilometers of cycling you will arrive at an Estancia to spend the night, the Estancia is called Cerro Guido. You will eat well and enjoy the evening in this beautiful farm house.
Day 2: Torres del Paine - Laguna Azul - Las Torres
Distance: 31 km
Today in the morning your guide will have breakfast and get ready to cycle. From the Estancia you will begin cycling on an old farm road towards Torres del Paine National Park. The ride is about 31 kms and should take about 3 hours. You will continue with views of the Paine Massifand Cierra Baguales, two large mountain ranges. You will also see Laguna Flamencos, a beautiful Lagoon that is frequently filled with flamingos. You will have to cross over a river called Rio Las Chinas, in December this river can be high and we may have to deviate a little from the regular route to get across it. You will arrive at a place named Laguna Azul and if you still have energy you can cycle from here to Las Torres; however, if you don't you can jump in the support vehicle and be taken to your base camp in Las Torres!
Day 3: Torres del Paine - Puerto Natales
Distance: 37 km
Today we return back to Laguna Azul via transfer and then, start out on a single track on the east side of Torres del Paine. This is the same trail that Lady Florence Dixie mentions in her book,Across Patagonia. The trail is 19 km long; along the way we will cross numerous streams and creeks sometimes riding through them and others portering the bikes across. You will see the famous Torres distinctly from many other tourists and enjoy the rolling hills along the track.After lunch you will start towards a place we call Canadon Macho. This section will be another18kms. You will arrive at a gravel road and from here be able to ride downhill to Laguna Amarga if you like, or if you are tired you can go ahead and get in the support vehicle to start your way back home. In the evening you will arrive back in Puerto Natales.
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $1,544 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.
Discounts are available for larger groups. Please enquire for further details.
- 1 night at Hotel Cerro Guido [double-occupancy room]
- 1 night at Refugio Las Torres w/ shared room + bathroom
- Breakfast on days 2, 3
- Lunch on days 2, 3
- Dinner on days 1, 2
- 3 vehicle supported days [including a driver]
- 3 guided cycling days
- Entrance for Torres del Paine
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- Personal trekking gear
- Drinks during lunch or dinner