Experience Patagonia with Cog Wild & the Coyhaique River Lodge
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.
December 8 – December 15 2018 or create your own custom dates! Our unique partnership with Coyhaquie River Lodge allows us to offer custom dates for any size groups. Call Cog Wild to discuss options.
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.
$3950 per person
*Price Does Not Include:
Trip Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance for the unforeseeable.
Guide and lodge staff gratuity. If you like the ride, tip your guide!
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.
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.
We were in town for a large family reunion and a group of brothers, cousins and nephews hooked up with Cog Wild for a great day of riding.
Bill M., 2014 Tour Guest
My L.A. Mt. Bike crew just finished Cog's 3-day McKenzie Tour and it was by far the best tour and about the best riding I've ever done--we've all ever done. Everything about this trip was top notch.
2014 Tour Guest
My tour was incredible. Our guides assessed our riding abilities and conditioning during the first ride, and then adapted our experience to our personal abilities. Can’t stop talking about the beer we enjoyed as well.
Smith, 2013 Bike & Brew Tour Guest
Three days of the best riding I’ve ever done. The terrain on the Umpqua River was awesome, the guides really took care of us, and just the right amount of distance and vertical each day. Definitely going back.
2014 Tour Guest
The team at Cog Wild is exceptional. My rental bike came with all the newer bells and whistles, and was in perfect working order. My guide was skilled, the trails are exciting and fun, with breathtaking views. And they top it all off with a local beer at the end.
Vicki A., 2014 Tour Guest
We want to understand what kind of rider you are! This way, we can be sure your ride is suited just for you and you have an enjoyable ride.
Total newbie. I can ride a bike and use hand brakes, but this will be my first ever mountain bike ride. Yay!
Beginner. I mountain bike once a year, normally when on vacation. Rides are around one hour. Flat or downhill is best and am very much a beginner when it comes to skill, technique and ability.
Advanced beginner. I mountain bike a few times a year, or I’ve been on a few rides spread out over many years. I can ride for 1-2 hours, tops and I know how to shift gears. I’m not particularly comfortable with long climbs or steep downhills. I prefer a flat or gradual downhill trail without any technical features.
Low intermediate. I’ve been riding for at least a year, but sporadically. My rides are mainly 1-2 hours and I’m working up to doing long climbs. I know how to shift gears and I’m working on riding rocks and other technical elements but still occasionally need to walk up steep hills and technical stuff.
Intermediate. I ride a few times a month or about once a week. I have been riding for at least 3 years and a typical ride for me is 2-3 hours long. I’m starting to be able to handle long climbs with some technical features. I’m working on fast cornering and riding trails with more technical features like rocks and exposure.
Advanced Intermediate. I ride 1-2 times a week and I’ve been riding for at least 5 years. I can handle a ride up to 4 hours long and I’m pretty good on longer climbs. I’m willing to try more technical features such as rocks or roots and I like to push myself when on the bike.
Advanced. I consider myself to be a strong rider. I ride at least 2-3 times a week and my rides can be 3-5 hours. I enjoy long climbs and technical features. I’m very comfortable with technical downhill and all cross-country trails.
Expert. Mountain biking is a very big part of my life. I ride at least 3-4 times a week with up to 7 hour rides. I can ride all day and several days in a row. I love long, arduous climbs over 4,000 feet in elevation gain. I can handle extreme technical trails and I’m comfortable in the air as needed.
Professional. I get paid to ride my bike. I’m that good. Bring it on!
Non-aerobic. Exercise is not a part of my life and I exercise less than one hour a week. The thought of going uphill on a bike is very daunting. I want the easiest, mellowest ride possible on flat, easy terrain!
Very low intensity. I live a fairly sedentary life, with very little activity outside of walking. I can handle a one hour bike ride on flat terrain at a relaxed pace. Small, short hills are a challenge, but might be manageable. I exercise about one hour a week.
Low intensity. I like to exercise, but I don’t get to do it more than 2 hours a week. I can ride a bike for 1-2 hours at a relaxed pace, with several good resting breaks. I can handle one or two easy hill climbs of up to 300 feet or so.
Low-medium intensity. I try to get regular exercise, up to 2-3 hours a week. I can ride a bike for 2-3 hours at a relaxed to moderate pace, with a few short breaks. I can ride two days in a row and feel okay. I can climb up to 600 feet or so in a day.
Medium intensity. I get regular exercise, up to 4-5 hours a week, including riding a bike. I can go on a four-hour bike ride at a moderate pace with some short breaks. I can ride two to three days in a row. I’m confident climbing up to 1,000 feet in a day.
Medium-high intensity. I’m really getting into mountain biking and I can ride up to 5 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks. I can definitely handle riding several days in a row. I can climb at least 1,500-2,000 feet in a day.
High intensity. I consider myself a pretty fit athlete and I exercise on average 7-8 hours per week. I can ride 5-6 hours a day at a moderately fast pace with a few breaks and can definitely handle multiple days in a row. I can handle a ride with 3,000 feet of climbing.
Very high intensity. I consider myself a strong endurance athlete and I get very regular, intense exercise for up to 10 hours a week. I can ride up to 7 hours a day at a fast and steady pace and I can ride for many days in a row and still feel pretty good. Long climbs, up to 4,000 feet are not a problem for me at all and I can handle steep terrain. I’m confident that I can ride most anything over the course a few days.
Professional. I am a professional cyclist or endurance athlete and ride for long days on end. Bring it on!