Bike and Hike Torres del Paine Adventure

A good route if you want to push yourself a little and see some of the more remote areas of the park. Unmarked hiking through the Oggioni Pass, rough terrain bike trails through streams and a crossing of Lago Paine give you access to parts of Torres del Paine that only a tiny fraction of visitors ever see.

6 Days

$1,670

Bike and Hike Torres del Paine Adventure - 6 - $1,670

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Trek through Ascencio Valley to the base of the Torres
  • Climb through the Oggioni Pass 
  • Lago Dickson crossing
  • Cycle along Rio Paine to Lago Paine
  • Cycle to Laguna Azul

Landmarks visited on Bike and Hike Torres del Paine Adventure

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

You will hop on a bus at Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ). You will be taken directly to Puerto Natales. The drive is approximately 3 hours, along the way you will be able to catch your first glimpses of guanacos and nandus. You will take a taxi to your hotel and your guide will meet you for a briefing explaining the next few days and helping you with any last minute questions.

Accommodation : B&B, Puerto Natales

Meals: None


Day 2: Puerto Natales - Camp Japones

After an early breakfast, you and your guide will leave Puerto Natales heading towards Torres del Paine National Park. After arriving in the park you will begin to casually walk up Almirante Nieto, a mountain that takes you to an incredible view of Lake Nordenskjold and the Asencio Valley.

After passing Refugio Chileno you will hike one hour through a dense Lenga forest. After leaving the forest, you will approach a moraine and climb to see the amazing granite peaks known as the Torres. You will leave your things at the Campamento Las Torres and continue to hike about 1 hour up a steep moraine to see the icon of Torres del Paine -- the Torres!

After returning to your Campamento Las Torres you will hike to a climber's camp called Camp Japones. The Camp Japones is the original camp where the climbing pioneers stopped to get away from the weather and prepare the hike to the top of the Torres. You will settle into this camp for dinner and prepare for a big day tomorrow.

Accommodation : Camping

Meals: B,L,D


Day 3: Camp Japones - Dickson

You will wake for an early breakfast and a nice cup of hot coffee or tea and then pack up camp and begin hiking today. This pass is a very unique pass and almost no one does it. There is no real trail and is marked only by little stone towers that the previous hikers left.

You will begin by going along the trail to the back side of the Torres, but then as the trail continues straight, you will detour and hike down towards a waterfall. You will cross over the waterfall on a natural stone bridge and then hike over two glacier moraines. Finally you will start uphill. If you have a good map you will be able to see Oggioni Mountain in the back of Valle de Silencio (Silence Valley). You will hike over this mountain and then back down allowing you to cut directly to Dickson.

After making it over the pass you will be walking through a thick forest (again with no real trail) and from a distance you will be able to see Refugio Dickson. You will continue on until you finally reach the refugio. Today is a long day and you will be happy to arrive after such an exciting, but exhausting day. We will bed down in a refugio for the night.

Accommodation : Refugio

Meals: B,L,D


Day 4: Dickson - Dickson

Today you will have time for a bit of off the trail exploration around the area. Or if the weather

is bad the previous day this will be used as a flex day in the program.

Accommodation : Refugio

Meals: B,L,D


Day 5: Dickson - Puerto Natales

After a hot breakfast we will begin cycling away Lake Dickson. First we have to cross Lake Dickson on a small boat operated by the refugio. The first half of the ride is 15 km and the trail is a single track that takes you over and through streams and creeks. The second part of the trail is the same trail that Lady Florence Dixie mentions in her book, Across Patagonia. The trail is 18 km long; along the way we again 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.

You will finish the day by meeting with a van that will take you and your gear back to Puerto Natales for a delicious meal and a good night's rest.

Accommodation : B&B, Puerto Natales

Meals: B, L


Day 6: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas

Today you will take a bus to Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ). You will continue your journey home or

to your next destination.

Meals: 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Price is based on a group of 2 people. Discounts are available for groups of 4 or more.

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $1,670 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.

Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people. Please get in touch for more details.

Includes

  • 2 nights at a Boutique Hotel in Puerto Natales [double-occupancy room]
  • 2 nights inside of a refugio in Torres del Paine w/ shared room + bathroom
  • 1 night of camping in Torres del Paine [including tent(s) + sleeping mats]
  • Guide on days 2-5
  • Breakfast on days 2-6
  • Lunch on days 2-5
  • Dinners on days 1-5
  • Bus from Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ) to Puerto Natales [and return]
  • Bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine
  • Shuttle from Laguna Amarga to Las Torres
  • Transfer from Torres del Paine to Puerto Natales
  • Entrance for Torres del Paine
  • Bike on day 5

Excludes

  • Accommodation not listed in chart above
  • Transportation not listed in chart above
  • Food not listed in chart above
  • Insurance
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Tips
  • Sleeping bag

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