Mountain bike route in Atacama

MOUNTAIN BIKING CHILE - SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Program

MOUNTAIN BIKE SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1: PUNTA ARENAS - PUERTO NATALES
Arrival at Punta Arenas, Chile. Our guide will await you at Punta Arenas airport or pick you up in Punta Arenas city. Terrestrial transfer to Puerto Natales in private vehicle (*), 260km in three-hour drive through the Patagonian pampa. Lodging in Puerto Natales. Briefing with our trekking guide to discuss all details of our trip program. Dinner not included. In Puerto Natales there are several restaurants with all kind of Chilean and international menus.

Book any flight that arrives before 20:00pm at Punta Arenas airport (Chile).

 

DAY 2: NATALES - ESTANCIA
Breakfast in the morning. Leave at the hotel all not necessary gear for our MTB  trip. Leave in the morning (9:30am) from Puerto Natalestowards Milodon Cave, place which is notable for the discovery in 1895 of skin, bones and other parts of a giant called Milodon – an extinct animal which died 10,200 – 13,560 years ago. After this stop, we continue towards Laguna Sofia in a single track until Estancia Pingo,place where we found our campsite (refuge in case of rain). Rest and dinner.

 

DAY INFORMATION

Distance: 40km
Altitude Gain: 370m.
Decline Gain: 218m.
Lowest Altitude: Sea Level m.
Highest Altitude: 160m.

 

DAY 3: ESTANCIA - SERRANO
Breakfast. Start from Estancia towards Torres del Paine park. This is a stage mainly over a dirt road with some sections in single track.
On the road, we visit Toro Lake and always biking with a spectacular view of all Paine Massif. Arrival at Serrano campsite. Tent and dinner.

 

DAY INFORMATION

Day Information:
Distance: 56km
Altitude Gain: 1.200m.
Decline Gain: 1.120m.
Lowest Altitude: 70 m.
Highest Altitude: 300m.

 

DAY 4: SERRANO - LAS TORRES
Breakfast. Leave our camp towards Main entrance of  Torres del Paine park. First 7 km through dirt road. The start a 35km of single track visiting small lakes, great view of all Paine mountain range, Condors and Guanacos. This is a great path. Last 5 km until Las Torres camp goes in a dirt road. Arrival at our camp
Dinner and tent.

 

DAY INFORMATION

Distance: 48km
Altitude Gain: 1.100m.
Decline Gain: 1.000m.
Lowest Altitude: 22l m.
Highest Altitude: 486m.

 

DAY 5: TORRES DEL PAINE LOOKOUT (TREKKING DAY)
Breakfast in the morning. Trekking day.  Leave most of our gear and tents. Start our hike with a day pack through Ascencio valley by the footpath into Lenga trees towards Torres del Paine lookout, one of the most spectacular views of the Park (4 hours). From here we can view the three granite pinnacles towering above a green, cirque-bound lake in a deep, narrow valley. The scene is one of the intense past glaciations. Return to Torres camp (Tent). Hot shower available. Snack and dinner.

 

DAY 6: LAS TORRES - LAGUNA AZUL - PUERTO NATALES
Breakfast. Back to MTB. Leave Torres camp at 9:30am. Biking towards Laguna Amarga, visiting also Cascada Paine a great waterfall that comes from Paine River. Continue to Laguna Cebolla and arrives at Laguna Azul, Celebration lunch. Transfer in a VAN tyo Puerto Natales. Hotel. Dinner not included.

 

DAY INFORMATION

Distance: 44km
Altitude Gain: 1.200m.
Decline Gain: 1.100m.
Lowest Altitude: 77l m.
Highest Altitude: 450m.

 

DAY 7: PUERTO NATALES - PUNTA ARENAS
Breakfast in our hotel. We will coordinate a ground transfer to Punta Arenas Airport (*)  according your flight departure time. We recommend to book any flight starting from 12:00pm. If your flight is very early morning, we can schedule last hotel night in Punta Arenas, instead Puerto Natales.

 

Trip include:

 

- Billingual Mountain bike guide.

- Transfer round trip from/to Punta Arenas.

- 2 nights accomodation in Puerto Natales, based in double rooms with breakfast.

- 1 night accomodation at Estancia Pingo Salvaje, based in double room with breakfast and dinner.

- 1 night accomodation at Hotel Rio Serrano, based in double room with breakfast and dinner.

- 2 nights accomodation in tent in Camp Las Torres with breakfast and dinner.

- Trail food and isotonic

- All mechanic assistance during the trip

- Cleaning implements for yourt bike

- Availability of essential spare parts for your MT bike (for sale)

 

Trips does not oinclude:

 

- Bike (available for rent)

- Bike wear and shoes

- Hotel nights in Punta Arenas and Santiago (ask for extra services)

- Medical accident insurance (please bring it from your country)