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Patagonia Backroads

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Venture Into the Great Unknown with Patagonia Backroads

Patagonia is arguably the last unexplored wilderness frontier on the planet, while scientists the likes of Darwin have been exploring and studying the region for centuries, there remains a vast landscape that has kept its untouched grandeur. The inventive team at Patagonia Backroads offers travellers who appreciate the call of the wild and the thrill of off road touring a chance to explore the epic landscape of Patagonia while letting loose their adventurous side.

Legendary Equipment

Patagonia Backroads offers their guests a choice from 3 exquisitely powerful BMW GS series motorbikes. Having tried and tested a number of makes and models, their professional team of riders has determined that the F650GSI 2009, the F800GS 2009, and the R1200GS 2008 are the most adept at handling the rugged terrain and occasionally fierce climate of the region. Blending the needs of comfort, power, and reliability, each of these BMW models exceeds rider’s expectations.

When choosing the ideal 4×4 vehicle for their epic Patagonian tours, the team at Patagonia Backroads searched through a myriad of off road vehicles. Understanding that the chosen vehicle needed to provide passengers with infallible reliability, constant off road performance, towing options, and adequate cargo space, the Land Rover Defender 110 was the overall 4×4 of choice. Exceptional fuel consumption allows the Defender 110 to travel thousands of kilometres before having to return to base, thus ensuring that guests journeys are as lengthy as possible.

Touring in Luxury

Two adventurous motorbike tours are offered through Patagonia Backroads, each inclusive of meals and lodging. Both tours last an extraordinary 11 days and include accommodations in the finest hotels. Choose to travel the lands of South Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego from the town of Punta Arenas, with a stop in the southernmost city of the world for an exciting adrenaline rush. Alternatively, guests may wish to North and South Patagonia journey, also lasting 10 days. Embarking from Puerto Montt, travellers will ride through the famed Ruta 40, eventually ending the trip in Punta Arenas. Both of these amazing tours can accommodate a maximum of 10 people.

If a motorbike is not your chosen mode of transportation, the Land Rover Tours offer an alternative that is just as invigorating. The 10 night Guanaco Explorer Tour winds its way from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas, with exciting views of the General Carrera Lake, Chalten, and Puerto Natales along the way. For a Land Rover excursion with a wildlife twist, the Penguin Circle Tour offers the ultimate in back road nature observation. Departing from Punta Arenas, the Defender 110 will cover a circular path through Argentina and Chile, including the southernmost point in Patagonia. Penguins and glaciers adorn the snow capped volcanoes and luminous lakes while passing through El Calafate, Tierra del Fuego, and Ushuaia.

Bespoke Tour Options

Groups and families on holiday have the option of designing their own bespoke Patagonian tour, either on motorbike or 4×4. Guests may choose the length of their journey and the sites that they desire to experience, the staff at Patagonia Backroads will handle all of the intricate details. No matter which journey is chosen, the end result is an exciting and heart pounding adventure in Chile.

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