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Patagonia eBike Tour with Ottsworld


Be part of me on an epic journey to Torres Del Paine Nationwide Park in Chilean Patagonia! I’m so excited to supply this distinctive technique to expertise and see the park in addition to immerse your self within the estancia tradition of the area.

In 2023, I took this journey as a trial run to work out the kinks and to put it up for sale as a brand new technique to see Patagonia. It ended up being one in all my favourite journeys I’ve ever taken, and I didn’t need it to finish. I liked the whole lot about this journey – it spoke to me in so some ways – by tradition, journey, problem, wildlife, friendships, meals, and distant landscapes – all wrapped up in an awesome journey to get to Torres del Paine. I knew instantly that I’d provide this as an Ottsworld tour as a result of it was the whole lot I like about journey – and I needed to share that with others.

torres del paine ebiking tour
Arriving within the park on the final day!

Overview, Dates, and Prices

The itinerary gives an ideal mix of out of doors exploration and cultural and culinary experiences.

In March 2025, we’ll have the primary Ottsworld Patagonia eBike tour!

  • Trip Into Genuine Patagonian Estancias
  • Work together with Native Baqueanos and Tradition
  • Bike 129 miles alongside Patagonian Steppe
  • Get pleasure from e-bikes and a specialised information alongside the journey
  • 24/7 Assist Car
  • Enjoyment of Native Meals Ready by Our Personal Chef On Board or Native Barbeque at Estancias
  • Astounding Views of Torres del Paine Nationwide Park and wildlife
  • Immerse Into the Iconic Baguales Mountain Vary

Beginning within the small city of Puerto Natales, you’ll embark on digital mountain bikes for 5 days, biking from estancia to estancia in direction of Torres Del Paine Nationwide Park. Every day, you’ll have the chance to see wildlife, meet locals, and see the well-known torres (towers) of the Paine Mountain Vary. You’ll discover a scrumptious dinner and distinctive lodging on the finish of daily, together with some well-known Chilean wine! You’ll even have the chance to study extra in regards to the estancia tradition and the way it suits into Patagonia’s historical past, and there may even be some alternatives to hike.

Whereas the entire different vacationers are preventing the crowds on the W trek, we’ll be using in large open areas with nobody else round besides herds of untamed horses, guancos, sheep, condors, and Ria birds. We’ll get pleasure from a number of the greatest views of the park from a distance within the coronary heart of the grasslands. Every day we get nearer and nearer to the towers and the park entrance, and on the final day, we enter the park by a little-known entrance and see our first vehicles and indicators of tourism as we journey by the park with an up-close view of the towers, waterfalls, and extra!

See what to anticipate on this one-of-a-kind tour round Torres Del Paine Nationwide Park

Dates: March 15 – 21, 2025

Price: $5500 per particular person (double occupancy required, no solo stays out there)

Itinerary at a Look

Welcome to Patagonia, a phenomenal wild land on the southern tip of South America; Patagonia is a paradise for nature fanatics and adventurers alike.

On this tour, you will see that your self immersed in several and stunning landscapes, and additionally, you will study in regards to the native lifetime of its inhabitants by its gastronomy and its on a regular basis chores.

Day 1 March 15 – Arrival Day
Day 2 March 16 – Bike to Milodon Caves and Estancia Dos Elianas – 36.6 Miles
Day 3 March 17 – Bike to Estancia San Luis – 26 miles
Day 4 March 18 – Bike by the Sierra Baguales Mountains to Estancia 3R – 25 miles
Day 5 March 19 – Morning hike and bike to Estancia Tercera Barranca for a day asado (conventional BBQ) – 28.5 miles
Day 6 March 20 – Bike from Laguna Azul to Laguna Amarga in Torres del Paine Park – 13 miles
Day 7 March 21 – Departure Day – or keep take further adventures

In case you can’t make these dates and are nonetheless all for doing this tour – Chile Nativo gives it (a barely completely different itinerary) at numerous occasions within the season. Study extra right here. Use code Ottsworld for five% off ANY of their common, non-custom packages (together with mountain climbing and puma monitoring).

map of Torres Del Paine biking trail
Map of in a single day stops

How you can Guide This Tour

I’d like to speak to you first to reply any of your questions previous to your reserving. Subsequently, observe these steps to guide:

  1. Ship me an electronic mail at [email protected] letting me find out about your curiosity. We’ll arrange a name to debate any questions you’ve got. This will likely be on a first-come, first-served foundation – there are solely 9 spots out there on this tour.
  2. I’ll then put you in contact with Cata from Chile Nativo, the place you possibly can guide your deposit together with her and safe your spot for this practice Ottsworld tour. A $1375 deposit is required to safe a spot.
  3. A minimal of 6 persons are required for the tour to run. Please wait to buy airfare till we will affirm six visitors.

Cancellation Coverage and Charges

  • Deposits: Upon confirming your journey particulars, there will likely be a 25% down fee from the entire worth of providers with the intention to safe your reservation – $1375
  • Closing Cost: The stability of the journey price is due 70 Days earlier than the journey begins. 
  • Cancellations: Have to be made in writing. Relying on the canceling dates, the next are the quantities that will likely be refunded to you.
    • 90 Days or Extra = Complete journey price minus a USD$ 500 reserving price per particular person
    • 89 – 61 Days = 50% of whole journey price will likely be refunded
    • 60 Days or Much less = NO Refund
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Day by day Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY

Switch from Puerto Natales airport to Puerto Natales Metropolis.  In case you arrive within the morning, then in the present day you’ll have time to discover Puerto Natales, one of many southernmost cities on the earth!

Positioned 250 km northwest of Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales is positioned in entrance of the Última Esperanza Sound between the ocean, forests, and Patagonian mountains. The town represents the gateway to Torres del Paine Nationwide Park and the perfect tour base from which to go to a myriad of different excellent options provided by Chilean Patagonia.

This afternoon, we are going to go into city for a briefing and bike becoming on the Chile Nativo places of work.

In the present day’s lodging is Puerto Bories Visitor Home, positioned on the sting of Seno de Última Esperanza. Bories Visitor Home is a rustic house common with English-Patagonian structure. Straight in entrance of Bories Port are spectacular views of the Seno de Última Esperanza, Balmaceda Glacier, and the encompassing mountains.

Night time at Estancia Puerto Bories
Included: D

DAY 2: BIKE TO MILODON + CERRO CASTILLO

After having fun with breakfast, we are going to embark on a biking journey by a scenic route by the coast of Ultima Esperanza and Eberhard Fjords to Puerto Pratt, the primary Chilean city formally created in 1899 with the aim of consolidating Chilean territory in Última Esperanza. Proceed to Puerto Consuelo, an estancia based in 1893 by Hermann Eberhard whereas he was looking for appropriate land to farm sheep. From his settlement, Eberhard explored the realm and ultimately found the Mylodon Cave.

Then, we are going to proceed throughout the street till we attain Mylodon Cave Nationwide Monument, the place we are going to study in regards to the historic historical past and animals of the area and luxuriate in lunch. After the monument, we switch to Estancia Complejo Torres del Paine (30 min). From there, you possibly can take the van or pedal for thirty-five kilometers on Castillo Viejo Highway alongside stunning Patagonian landscapes earlier than arriving at Villa Cerro Castillo to relaxation.

E-Bike journey to Puerto Prat, Puerto Consuelo & Milodón Cave (20 km/12.4 mi gravel street & 4kms/2.5 mi paved street)

Switch to Estancia Complejo Torres del Paine (30 min) & non-obligatory bike to Estancia Dos Elianas (35 km/21.7 mi gravel street)

Night time at Estancia Dos Elianas
Included: BLD

DAY 3: E-BIKE RIDE TO ESTANCIA SAN LUIS

Begin the primary a part of your day gazing at Paine Massif postcard landscapes enroute to San Luis Estancia. In the present day you’ll get your first have a look at the towers within the distance.  Bike by estancias, and loads of wildlife on this scenic gravel street.

Estancia San Luis is positioned on Chilean-Argentinian land as soon as owned by the Sociedad Explotadora de Tierra del Fuego, a former cattle-raising firm. At the moment, it extends about 13,000 hectares, on which livestock farming has been its primary exercise for greater than forty-five years. With laborious work and perseverance, the household enterprise managed to diversify actions to incorporate tourism in order that, in the present day, we will benefit from the panoramic landscapes of Paine and Sierra Baguales, your subsequent vacation spot.

10kms/6.2 mi paved street + 42 km/26 mi gravel street

Night time at Estancia San Luis
Included: BLD (Non-public Chef)

DAY 4: ESTANCIA SAN LUIS TO 3R

In the present day we’ll journey from San Luis to Estancia Cerro Guido, the place we are going to take a second to have a cultural half day Tour in Cerro Guido to study extra about estancias; later, we are going to proceed using in direction of Sierra Baguales, an remoted volcanic mountain vary with jagged reliefs attributable to the nice basaltic plateau’s struggling of abrasion, which, surrounded by yellow steppes, make deeply shifting — lonely and pristine — photos.

Away from busy vacationer sights, the Hacienda 3R in Sierra Baguales gives the peace and rawness that characterize Patagonia, an setting remaining detained in time, optimum for contemplation and inhaling Patagonian life. In 2018, Hacienda 3R opened its doorways to the general public, permitting for vacationer exploitation on some demarcated trails. To not intervene with the panorama and its inhabitants, the paths are usually not marked, so visits to the hacienda, like yours, are led by guides.

40kms/25mi on gravel street

Night time at Estancia 3R
Included: BLD (Non-public Chef)

DAY 5: ESTANCIA 3R TO TERCERA BARRANCA

This morning we could have two choices. We are able to both get up early for a mini-trek by the close by forest to catch glimpses of gorgeous mountain and valley views, or we will sleep in a bit for a extra relaxed morning (option to be made the day earlier than).

Afterwards we are going to depart from Estancia 3R and head again, we are going to descend alongside the identical path as yesterday till we attain a clearing the place we are going to take the route westward to our subsequent vacation spot: Tercera Barranca Ranch. Right here, we are going to get pleasure from a day barbecue. Estancia Tercera Barranca is an enthralling countryside retreat nestled within the coronary heart of nature. Company can benefit from the tranquility of the countryside and immerse themselves within the rustic allure of the property.

46 km/28.6 miles on gravel street

Night time at Estancia Tercera Barranca
Included: BLBBQ

DAY 6: BIKE LOOP LAGUNA AZUL

You’ll not depart Torres del Paine Nationwide Park earlier than doing one final beautiful journey from Laguna Azul to Laguna Amarga, passing Macho Canyon, recognizing massive teams of guanacos, and stopping on the iconic Paine Waterfall.

After breakfast, we take a 30-min switch to Laguna Azul park entrance. We’ll begin using in direction of Cañadón Macho (horse-shoe form journey), positioned on the border of Torres del Paine Nationwide Park. That is an space plentiful in wildlife the place we can be careful for guanacos, foxes, coots, swans, geese and woodpeckers. Furthermore, the lagoon gives an awesome view of the three Towers.  

After this nice biking expertise, we’ll return to Puerto Natales to finalize your journey proper the place you began, Estancia Puerto Bories. Farewell dinner at Chile Nativo Quincho with a non-public chef.

18km/ 11 mi gravel street + 4 km/ 2 mi paved street

Night time at Estancia Puerto Bories
Included: BLD (Non-public Chef)

DAY 7: FAREWELL

That is your final day of your journey and we hope you had an exquisite time with us. Have a secure flight again house!

Included: B

How you can Get To/From Puerto Natales

Most individuals from the US will fly into Santiago after which onward to Puerto Natales. The airways that provide flights between these two airports are JetSmart and Sky Airline, and tickets are round 75 to 100 USD every means. The flight takes 3 hours.

Relying on flight occasions – you’ll have to remain one night time in Santiago (it’s a phenomenal metropolis, and I can suggest some nice excursions there!) after which catch a morning flight onward to Puerto Natales.

Our Host – Chile Nativo

I’m working with my mates at Chile Nativo to place this journey collectively. They’re an area operator and are specialists in Patagonia and particularly Torres Del Paine; they are going to be working the journey. They began as a horse trekking firm and through the years have expanded out into mountain climbing and biking. They supply the tour information, ebikes, personal chef, and assist car. I merely work with them to customise the journey to my liking. You may learn extra about them right here.

What’s Included

  • Included per dinner: 2 bottles of beer (330 ccs) + 1/3 bottle of wine (250 ccs per particular person)
  • Six nights of resorts/estancias
  • 6 Breakfasts and Dinners, 5 Lunches
  • Big Talon E-Bike & Helmet
  • Assist autos to do emergency repairs, transfers if persons are drained, and transport bikes when mandatory.
  • Airport transfers Puerto Natales
  • Entrance charges
  • Native Information with Data of Mechanics & First Help
  • Packing Checklist
  • Group name previous to tour

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare to Puerto Natales
  • Extra alcoholic drinks
  • Journey Insurance coverage
  • Gratuities
  • Rain or wind gear
  • Private bills
  • Medical bills

Who Ought to Think about This Tour?

In accordance with Chile Nativo, this itinerary is taken into account ‘Demanding’

It isn’t essential to be an knowledgeable biker to take part, however you must really feel snug for six to eight hours a day of exercise. Vacationers ought to have robust bodily stamina, be snug on a motorcycle, and using on gravel. Climate will be excessive and might impact your capability to comfortably journey. You must arrive at the start of the journey in nearly as good of form as potential.

To maximise your enjoyment of the journey I counsel starting a daily biking and train routine not less than 3 months previous to departure. The higher form you’re in, the extra enjoyable you’ll have.

Our lodging on the Estancias is genuine and primary, however the Estancia expertise and views are something however primary! You have to be prepared to share bogs, sleep in bunk beds, and share rooms. No single dietary supplements can be found.

You additionally have to be prepared to tough it a bit since we’re in a really distant a part of the world. You might not have web connection that’s nice, or you’ll have to pee by the roadside in the course of the day. This isn’t a luxurious tour – that is an energetic, outside tour the place climate can simply impact our every day plans, so that you’ll must be versatile when touring in Patagonia. So the perfect factor you are able to do is include a very good, versatile angle.

Questions

Be at liberty to contact me (electronic mail [email protected]) in case you have any questions on this tour! I’m so excited to supply this and hope you’ll be a part of me!

Patagonia Add-Ons from Chile Nativo’s River Glamping Camp

Chile Nativo river camp
Chile Nativo River Camp

Keep at Chile Nativo’s stunning river glamping camp by the shores of the Serrano River! It’s excellent if you happen to simply need to calm down for a number of days in spite of everything of that biking or if you wish to base there and do extra adventures within the park!

Full-day Puma Monitoring (1D/1N)
Day 1: Switch for choose up the place your program ends and take you to the Riverside Camp (with a information) (D)Day 2: FD Puma monitoring / Switch to Puerto Natales (B – BL)

Two visitors: NET worth USD $1.345 per particular person
Three visitors: NET worth USD $1.045 per particular person
4 visitors: NET worth USD $895 per particular person
5-8 visitors: NET worth USD $795 per particular person 

FAST TRACK W Trekking (3D/2N)
Day 1: Switch from Puerto Natales/ Catamaran + Hike French Valley/ In a single day Riverside Camp (7-8 hrs) (BL – D)Day 2: 3hrs spherical journey Gray Navigation + Pingo Hike/ In a single day Riverside Camp  (B – BL – D) Day 3: Spherical journey hike to Las Torres lookout (8-10 hrs) / Switch to Puerto Natales (B – BL)

One visitor: USD 3.195
Two visitors: USD 2.495 per particular person / NET worth USD $1.996 per particular person
Three visitors: USD 2.095 per particular person / NET worth USD $1.676 per particular person
4-8 visitors: USD 1.795 per particular person / NET worth USD $1.436 per particular person 

W TREK PLUS  (5D/4N)(Lodging in Chile Nativo Riverside Camp)

The W Trek – Torres del Paine’s most well-known hike, has made its identify for a very good cause – it’s unforgettable! Now, there’s a W Trek that gives the traditional highlights – French Valley, Las Torres, & Gray Glacier – with unique nightly lodging in our Riverside Glamping. This W Trek consists of the principle sights of Torres del Paine whereas exploring a number of the nationwide park’s distinctive, lesser-known trails and actions. 

Every night time, you’ll relaxation and calm down within the consolation of a non-public lotus belle tent alongside the shores of the Serrano River, distant from the crowds and refugios. With spectacular views of the Paine Massif, this preferrred camp is simply one other spotlight of this once-in-a-lifetime W Trek expertise!

One visitor: USD$5.295
Two visitors: USD$ 3.895 per particular person / NET USD$ 3.116 per particular person
Three visitors: USD$ 3.295 per particular person / NET USD$ 2.636 per particular person
4-8 visitors: USD$ 2.795 per particular person / NET USD$ 2.236 per particular person 

KAYAK GREY (1D/1N)

We invite you to paddle alongside the icy waters of the Gray River & Gray Lake between the immense floating icebergs of the Gray Glacier. Get pleasure from indescribable views of Paine Grande and the encompassing valleys and peaks of this spotlight area. 
Day 1: Switch for choose up the place your program ends and take you to the Riverside Camp (with a information) (D)
Day 2: FD Kayak Gray (4-5 Hours Paddling, 25 km / 15.5 mi)/ Switch to Puerto Natales (B – BL)
5-9 passengers required
Price: $995

See all of Chile Nativo’s journeys right here.



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