Categories: Argentina, Chile

Announcing Expedition 2020: South America: Patagonia Coast...

by Jessie Beyer - Monday, April 29, 2019

Unlike our “normal” bike tours, our Expeditions are all about long-distance exploration and the challenge of pedaling across continents. They include the best of a regular ExperiencePlus! tour with the added satisfaction of pedaling longer distances taking travelers across multiple countries ​or in this case across a continent. Expeditions are for folks who want long days in the saddle followed by fantastic meals and a good night’s sleep before doing it all over again. In 2020, our 17-day expedition takes you through some of Patagonia’s most stunning landscapes as you pedal coast to coast from Chile to Argentina.

Join us on this cycling expedition from Chiloé, Chile on the Pacific Coast, over the Andes, down the Chubut River valley through the Argentinian Steppe, to Playa Union on the Atlantic Coast. There are plenty of surprises along the way: starting with the unique culture of the Chilote people who are of Spanish and indigenous Mapuche descent. And towards the end of the Expedition, have a cup of tea at the Welsh settlement Gaiman. Ruta 25 is another highlight. This is one of Argentine Patagonia’s main roads, but also one of the least traveled routes in the country. We’ll enjoy oceans, rain forests, mountains, deserts, river valleys, ​the Argentinian Steppe and just about every other type of terrain you can imagine on this 700+ mile, 17-day expedition

See the day-by-day itinerary here.

The Details

Starts: Ancud, Chiloé Island, Chile

Ends: Playa Union, Argentina

Length: 17 days

Distance: 700 miles

Price: $7595


Additional Highlights include:

  • Crossing the South American continent from Pacific to the Atlantic
  • Chiloé Island
  • Penguin colony visit by boat
  • Market in Castro
  • Rafting ​or fly fishing in one of the best spots in the world
  • Andes Mountains
  • Old Patagonian Express
  • Last frontier feeling in the Argentinian Steppe
  • Authentic Argentinian “asado”
  • Guanacos
  • Gaiman, Irish tea house

Ready for the experience of a lifetime? Book now or contact us if you have any questions.


 

Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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