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Cog Wild is thrilled to expand its operations to Patagonia with a superb, one of a kind mountain bike tour. Escape the winter and join us for a 7 day mountain bike tour outside of Coyhaique in the heart of Chilean Patagonia. Coyhaique is located in the Aysen region of Chile in a beautiful valley between the world class Simpson and Coyhaique rivers.

This pristine region is for the true adventurer that wants to bike where few have biked before. The mountain biking is wild, spectacular and rustic through nearby mountains and lush forests, carving across tantalizing ridge lines and along the banks of unspoiled rivers. Ride historical local foot and cattle trails past farms and national forests and enjoy mate with the local gauchos (Chilean cowboys). Explore Patagonia the way the locals do and leave wanting more.

Your home base will be the luxurious Coyhaique River Lodge where you will enjoy fantastic local food and pamper yourself between daily adventures of a lifetime.The region surrounding the lodge is very diverse so you will sample a wide variety of terrain – mainly forest trails ranging from soft and rocky in high alpine ranges to fast, smooth, and narrow with technical features.

Though mountain biking will be your primary activity, there will be plenty of opportunities for hiking, rafting, fly fishing and exploring other nearby natural treasures.

THIS MULTI DAY TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 6 days of mountain biking and multi sport adventure bliss
  • Local, expert and caring guides.
  • Transportation to and from the airport, on tour start and end dates.
  • Transportation throughout the tour.
  • 6 nights stay at the luxurious Coyhaique River Lodge
  • All meals and alcohol throughout your stay.
  • Cog Wild t-shirt.
  • Cog Wild patch.

Ride with Juan in Patagonia on his favorite trails and experience Patagonia like a local! Catch a sneak preview here.

Patagonia from Juan Eduardo Zamorano Vera on Vimeo.

Trip Overview

LOCATION
Patagonia
DURATION
7 days
SKILL LEVEL
5 - 9
FITNESS LEVEL
5 - 8
Tour Style
Tour, Hotel
Tour Size
2-10
STARTING PRICE
$3950
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Mountain bikes. Gauchos. Mate. Towering peaks. Pristine Rivers. Expansive Valleys. Adventure. Serenity.
Welcome to Patagonia.

2017-2018 DATES:

March 17-24

April 7-14.

START LOCATION:

Your guide will pick you up at the Balmaceda Airport and drive you to the Coyhaique River Lodge where you will start your tour. The elevation of the lodge is 1,000 feet. You will ride trails up to 4,000 feet with some amazing views.

PRICE:

$3950 per person

*Price Does Not Include:

  • Airfare
  • Trip Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance for the unforeseeable.
  • Guide and lodge staff gratuity. If you like the ride, tip your guide!

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Due to the logistics and remote nature or this trip, our cancellation policy follows that of the Coyahaique River Lodge and is as follows:

50% of the trip price required at booking. Full price is required 60 days prior to trip departure. All is non refundable unless your vacancy is filled.

We have many beautiful rides available. Rather than setting a concrete itinerary, your guide will speak with you over dinner each evening to plan for the next day. Here is a sample of some of the epic rides you will do, some of them are too good to reveal and are best kept as secret surprises!

Fat Albert, Catch and Release, Adam’s Parachute and El Puesto – a series of fun, thrilling, short rides that Juan has built on a beautiful parcel of private property a short 20 minute trip from the lodge.

Camino Lepin – A ride bordering the mountain range of Cerro Rosado with views of the valley Cerro Mano Negra in the distance. 13 miles of undulating, spectacular riding.

Las Horquetas / San Miguel– an 8.6 mile historic cattle trail that connects the valley of the Las Horquetas with the sector of San Miguel. Riding across the Rio Blanco admire the stunning geology of the region.

Camino Lago Caro – Start in a stunning section of the Paloma River, and continue all the way to Lago Caro. Marvel at the Paloma river running through the valley, and the magnificence of glaciers hugging nearby muntain ranges as you end hugging the lake shore for a 15.4 mile ride.

Camino Al Lago Portales- Start near the village of Atravesado. Along the 27.5 mile route we will have views of the Cea Lagoon and the Lago Atravesado among gorgeous rivers and valleys. Stop and admire two formidable crashing waterfalls along the way to end the shores of Lago Portales.

Lago Tamango – Castillo – Ride along the old 7 mile Sendero de Chile, an historic path for travelers from the town of Villa Cerro Castillo to Lake Tamango. Take in the wonder of the Cerro Castillo mountain range, the views of Tamango Lake and its various lagoons and explore abandoned settlements and the still standing Cord Castle.

Other Activities: Choose to hike, white water raft, horseback ride, fly fish, or travel to the fjords of Patagonia out of the saddle and into the wilderness.

All multi day tours will be charged a non-refundable 50% deposit per person at the time of booking. Full tour price will be charged 60 days prior to trip departure and is non-refundable. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance.

Find the packing list and other travel details here

Juan Eduardo Zamorano is a local Chilean who grew up in wine country on an apple orchard. In 2004 he was the Chilean national downhill champion and in 2011 he moved south to Coyhaique to be in the mountains and develop the sport of mountain biking in Patagonia. Juan scouts and builds the trails in the region after developing close relationships with the gauchos and other local landowners in the region. He is a certified PMBI instructor and WFR. Juan spent the summer of 2017 working for Cog Wild in Bend, OR.