Enjoy a phenomenal ride through Chile and Patagonia
Blissful cycling views are found the deeper you travel
Experience a land of timeless beauty
Pedal through boldly vivid landscapes
Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery as you camp for part of the tour
Return to Coyhaique at the end of the tour with an unforgettable experience behind you
Feel the power and the majesty of your surroundings

Cycle Tour Chile: Southern Austral Road

Duration
10 days
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$919 USD

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the southern end of the legendary Carretera Austral on this 10-day guided tour. Riding from the city of Coyhaique to Caleta Tortel you'll explore this stunning region reaching into the depths of Patagonia. At the end of the tour, you will be transported back to Coyhaique for your onward travel.

  • Category
    Adventurous
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Rugged
  • Distance
    284 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    40.4 miles
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From the City of Coyhaique you will start the most southern bicycle section of Route 7, the Carretera Austral, in the middle of a landscape of mountains, Patagonian steppe, ice fields and great possibilities of adverse weather conditions. You will cross the Cerro Castillo National Reserve, and cycle beside the turquoise colors of the General Carrera Lake in the town of Puerto Tranquilo.

You will sail in the middle of the Marble Cathedrals, and will be surprised with the power of the Backer River on a rafting activity in Puerto Bertrand. You will enter the unique landscape of Patagonia between the city of Cochrane and the Ñadis sector, to finish the tour in the village of the Caleta Tortel footbridges, where you will then be transferred back to the city of Coyhaique to conclude the tour.

Aside from the glorious cycling, the tour also includes trekking and rafting activities, giving you an adventurous and unique insight into this lovely region.

The trip is classified as having a high difficulty, covering an average of 60 km (37 mi) per day. The Carretera Austral, at this point, consists of approximately 443 km (275 mi) gravel and 120 km (74.5 mi) pavement. Previous experience in recreational or professional cycling sports is essential to get the most out of this trip as is being in good physical condition with training prior to the trip.

Do not miss out on this great personal experience, an opportunity to travel sustainably and contribute to local rural communities on the famed Carretera Austral.

*Note that this tour can be joined with the Northern Carretera Austral Tour to make one epic journey.

**Also note that this trip can be extended, subject to availability, to ride all the way to Villa O'Higgins.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation (hostels and camping)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dinners
  • Snacks
  • Local, english-speaking guides.
  • Support vehicle and luggage transfer
  • Mechanical support
  • First Aid Assistance on the tour
  • Van Transfer from Caleta Tortel to Coyhaique
  • Marble Cathedrals, Rafting and trekking at Baker River
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transport to and from the tour
  • Alcoholic beverages and a la carte meals
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available