Discover Torres del Paine by Bike

Cycling

$705.00 (per person/based on 4*)

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Description

Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced

Highlights: Discover the Pampa, stay in a working Estancia, view Torres del Paine by bike

 

  • Transfer from Puerto Natales to Cerro Castillo
  • Bike from Cerro Castillo to Cerro Guido
  • Ride to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Visit Laguna Azul
  • Return to Puerto Natales

THE  ITINERARY INCLUDES:

 

  • 1 night at Estancia Cerro Guido [double-occupancy room]
  • 1 night at Refugio Torre Central w/ shared room + shared bathroom
  • Breakfast on days 2, 3
  • Lunch on days 1, 2, 3
  • Dinner on days 1, 2
  • 3 guided cycling days
  • 3 vehicle supported days [including a driver]
  • Bike [Giant Talon 27.5] + Helmet

THE ITINERARY DOES NOT INCLUDE:

 

  • Anything not listed above
  • Entrance for Torres del Paine
  • Insurance
  • Personal biking gear
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Tips for staff or at dinners
  • Bedding [i.e. sleeping bag]

Upper body

  • Shirts/Jacket
  • Wind proof and water proof jacket, such as Gore Tex or similar
  • Fleece or pile coat
  • Quick dry long sleeve t-shirt
  • Quick dry or cotton short sleeve t-shirt
  • Winter hat, beanie
  • Light gloves

Lower body

  • Quick dry hiking socks
  • Quick dry, light weight long underwear bottoms
  • Quick dry and breathable windproof pants
  • Shorts
  • Light trekking boots and/or gym shoes

Other necessary items

  • Pajamas
  • Sleeping bag (-5°C for Nov. – Mar. trips, -15°C for April – Oct. trips)
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle (1.000cc)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Chap Stick with sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Backpack (big enough for all your personal things)
  • Shower Shoes, flip flops
  • Earplugs
  • Head lamp and/or flashlight
  • Camera

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: Bike Across Pampas to an Old Estancia

Puerto Natales – Cerro Guido

In the morning, you will meet with your bike guide at our office in Puerto Natales. At this time, you will be fitted for a mountain bike. Your guide will briefly go over the itinerary for the next couple of days. Afterwards, you will drive for about 1 hour to Cerro Castillo. Here, you will begin biking. There will be a support vehicle following for as long as possible. The ride is mostly flat through the vast pampas. The stunning Sierra Baguales will be on one side of you as you ride with Torres del Paine straight ahead. The night will be spent in a beautiful farm house on estancia called Cerro Guido. You will enjoy a home-cooked meal before a well-deserved sleep.

Cerro Castillo – Cerro Guido
Total Distance: 46 km / 28.5 miles
Ascent: 210 m  / 689 ft
DAY 2: Bike Towards Torres del Paine

Cerro Guido – Torres del Paine

 

After breakfast, you will begin biking on an old farm road en route to Torres del Paine, for approximately 3 hours. You will have impressive views of the Paine Massif and Sierra Baguales, two imposing mountain ranges. You will also see Laguna Flamencos, a beautiful lagoon frequently filled with flamingos. Eventually, you will arrive to a place called Laguna Azul. From here it is possible to bike to the campground at Las Torres, however, if desired, you can jump in the support vehicle to be driven to the campground instead.

Cerro Guido – Laguna Azul
Total Distance: 35 km / 22 miles
Ascent: 300 m / 984 ft
DAY 3: Visit Laguna Azul

Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales

Today, you will drive back to Laguna Azul. Here, you will begin biking on a gravel road en route to the lake. The trail is a diverse mixture of rocky and grassy areas and will challenge you with many small hills. On a clear day, it is possible to see the famous peaks of Las Torres from parts of the trail. Lunch will be eaten at the edge of Laguna Azul. Afterwards, you will continue biking around the lake weaving in and out of forests and up and down hills until you reach a tranquil beach where it will be an easy cruise to our vehicle. You will be driven back to Puerto Natales in the evening.

Torres – Laguna Azul 
Total Distance: 20 km / 12.5 miles
Ascent: 574m / 1883 ft