The perfect MTB tour for outdoor enthusiasts looking for an alternative adventure exploring the extreme landscapes and regions of Tierra del Fuego! This 5 day cycling experience is one you are sure not to forget – leaving you in awe at the wonders you will visit and the one-of-a-kind landscapes and perspectives you will pedal. Explore the nature in which the native Selk’Nam people lived and learn about the special history of the pioneers of this island. This excursion has vehicle support throughout – allowing guests to pedal routes and distances of their choosing almost each day. The perfect excursion for those yearning for the ultimate outdoor active adventure! A carefully planned itinerary great for beginner – intermediate riders: pedaling rarely visited routes while spending each night in authentic and unique estancias and inns!
Aspectos destacados del viaje
• Cross the Strait of Magellan
• Visit the Only King Penguin Colony Outside the Sub-Antarctic Islands
• Tour the Towns of Porvenir & Cerro Sombrero
• Stay at an Authentic Working Ranch
• Ride 100 – 250 KM on Quiet Trails in Tierra del Fuego
• Visit & Stay in the Alberto Baeriswyl Living Museum Home
• Ford the Condor River
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Pick-Up from Hotel – Ferry Crossing to Porvenir – MTB Baquedano Range & Visit to Stromatolites Park
- 2.5 Hour Ferry Crossing
- 5 Hours, 41 km / 25.4 mi MTB through Baquedano Range
- 2 Hour Private Transfer to Porvenir
- Night in local hotel or hostel in Porvenir
We will start our journey with a private transfer from your hotel in Punta Arenas to the ferry docks located at the northern side of Punta Arenas.
At approximately 9AM, we will begin our 2.5-hour crossing through the mythic waters of the Straits of Magellan; these world-famous seaways are very rich in terms of history of exploration.
Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, Bougainville, Fitz Roy and Darwin, among several other sailors and explorers, surveyed this region, most of the times, in really harsh and dangerous conditions.
You will see an interesting array of seabirds, including Black-browed Albatrosses, Southern Giant Petrels, Southern Fulmars, King Cormorants, Dolphin Gulls and South American Terns.
It is very likely to see interesting marine mammals such as pods of Peale’s Dolphin and inquisitive South American Sea Lions.
Upon arrival, we will begin our excursion on bike pedaling through the Baquedano range where we will visit dredges and inland roads taking us to the Laguna de los Cisnes and Lago Verde and on to the Estromatolitos (Stromatolites) Park.
This highly unique and fascinating park displays the natural stromatolites – layered mounds of sedimentary rocks originally formed by the growth of layer upon layer cyanobacteria – single-celled photosynthesizing microbe.
These fossilized stromatolites are records of ancient life that inhabited and helped form this area.
We’ll have plenty of time for photos and to enjoy our box lunch before we return to Porvenir where we arrive to our first accommodation for the night in a local hostel or hotel.
We’ll enjoy dinner and a relaxing end to our first day’s ride.
Visit King Penguin Colony – Transfer to Cameron Village – Beach & Forest MTB Ride
- 1.5 Hour Private Transfer to King Penguin Reserve
- 30 Minute Transfer to Cameron
- 4-5 Hour MTB Ride, 60 km / 37.2 mi
- Night at Casa Alberto Baeryswil Museum (B-BL-D)
Today’s excursion begins with a visit to the King Penguin colony – a private nature reserve which aims to preserve the small number of Kings that visit the area and even remain year-round here, taking advantage of the excellent feeding conditions of the surrounding seas.
We will keep a fair distance admiring the penguins from behind the infrastructure, careful not to disturb them or their environment.
After a while, the penguins tend to forget about the visitors (or they might simply not care about our presence) and usually come closer on their own – sometimes as close as 20 meters (65 ft.), sometimes a bit closer, but again: we’ll let them decide! This respectful, close proximity between visitor and penguin makes for a unique experience!
After our time with the penguins, we will transfer to the Cameron village where we will have the possibility to pedal along a dirt road that later turns into a singletrack trail.
Along the way we will cross rivers and ranches and ride between pampas, forests and along coasts.
We will see archaeological sites of the Kawésqar people who first inhabited these lands and who have a rich history of the culture here. Soon after our pedaling journey, we arrive at Estancia Yartou and our destination for the next two nights, Casa Museo Alberto Baeriswyl where we will enjoy dinner by the sea.
Rather than a hotel, Casa Museo Alberto Baeriswyl is a living museum that intertwines the concepts of museum and home, featuring 1920s decor and allowing guests to spend the night in a traditional early 19th Century abode.
Named for Alberto Baeriswyl Pittet, the Swiss pioneer who was instrumental in the region, the house was once the main home at Puerto Yartou, the region’s first timber factory, in a time in which that what was once an extremely lucrative initiative and necessary for heating and housing at the harsh pre-modern end of the world.
At Casa Museo Alberto Baeriswyl bathrooms are shared and there are a number of common areas and dining room to enjoy.
Full Day MTB Ride Through Condor River to Puerto Arturo
- 6 Hour MTB Ride, 36 km / 22.3 mi
- Night at Casa Alberto Baeryswil Museum (B-BL-D)
After a delicious breakfast shared together, our third day’s adventure begins! Today we won’t need vehicle support during our pedaling excursion.
From the gate of our base we set off south along a track that enters the forest and looks out onto the coast until we reach our first challenge: the Condor River.
We will have to ford the river crossing as we carry our bikes and once we reach the other side, we will follow animal-made trails to find our forest path which leads us to the mouth of the Almirantazgo Sound in Puerto Arturo.
On this excursion we will feel the pristine nature of Tierra del Fuego’s extreme elements and we will end our day back at Casa Museo Alberto Baeryswil for another evening’s rest and delicious dinner with great company.
Full Day MTB Stone Forests Ride
- 30 minutos en Transfer privado
- 4 Hours Pedaling, 76 km / 47.2 mi
- Night at Estancia Kaitien(B-BL-D)
Today is ours for the choosing! Pedaling what we wish – up to 60 km. We leave Puerto Yartou and transfer to Estancia San Sebastián – our access point where we will begin today’s cycling.
Along our path we can see the petrified trees among this distinct and extreme landscape.
Our vehicle support allows us to ride as much or little as we want depending on our stamina, the weather conditions, and how we are feeling.
Once we finish with our ride, we will have the opportunity of experiencing life on a living estancia (ranch) where we will also be staying for the evening.
We will have the pleasure of staying at Estancia Kaitien where we will watch unique demonstrations such as sheep shearing & herding and enjoy a traditional asado (Barbeque)! Here we will also have the options to fish, horseback ride, or tour the fields of the ranch by bike before we rest at this wonderful estancia.
Morning MTB Ride – Visit to Cerro Sombrero – Ferry Crossing of Primera Angostura – Transfer to Punta Arenas
- 1.5 Hour MTB Ride, 12 km / 7.5 mi
- 2 Hour Private Transfer to Cerro Sombrero
- 20 minutos navegación
- 2 Hour Private Transfer to Punta Arenas (B-BL)
In the morning we pedal a relaxing 12 km (7.5 miles) leaving the estancia where we stayed. From here, we will take our transfer to the village of Cerro Sombrero where will we visit the city and its attractions.
Later we will board the Bahía Azul ferry crossing the Strait of Magellan via Primera Angostura – the narrowest passing in the strait.
If we are lucky we will be able to see land and marine fauna during our short ferry ride.
Once back in the continent we will stop at the San Gregorio ranch – once a major regional livestock region – to learn a bit of its history and enjoy some unique photo opportunities.
Our journey ends as we travel 2 more hours arriving back to Punta Arenas in the evening.
- Transporte privado según lo indicado en el itinerario
- Todas las comidas indicadas en el itinerario (D: desayuno, BL: box lunch, C: cena)
- All Ferry Fares Indicated in Schedule
- One Night Lodging at Local Hotel or Hostel in Porvenir (Double Occupancy Rooms)
- Two Nights Lodging at Casa Alberto Baeryswil Museum (Double Occypancy Rooms)
- Two Nights at Estancia Kaitien (Double Occypancy Rooms)
- Vehicle Support As Indicated in Schedule
- Trek Fuel MTB Bicycle Model EX 5 29 2019, Helmet, & Gloves
- Guía Local con Conocimientos de Mecánica y Primeros Auxilios
- Noches adicionales
- Park Entry Fees
- Gastos Médicos
- Seguro de viaje
- Gastos personales
- Alcohol During Meals
- Propinas para Guía/Chofer
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A wonderful, quaint hotel in the heart of Porvenir, Hotel Yagan is a great local accommodation where guests can relax upon arriving to the grand island of Tierra del Fuego. Guests may share amoung great company in a common lounge area or enjoy the hotel´s small bar and restaurant which offers traditional Chilean cuisine. The hotel has WiFi and all accommodations have a private bathroom with a shower and standard hotel amenities.
Casa Museo Alberto Baeriswyl
La Casa Museo Alberto Baeriswyl es un museo viviente y una casa que presenta una decoración tradicional de la década de 1920 y permite a los huéspedes pasar la noche en una morada tradicional de principios del siglo XIX. Fue la casa principal en Puerto Yartou, la primera fábrica de madera de la región y una iniciativa extremadamente lucrativa para la calefacción y la vivienda durante esos días pre-modernos. Los baños son compartidos y hay una serie de áreas comunes y un pintoresco comedor para disfrutar.
Estancia Kaitien is a family owned working cattle ranch with with more than 80 years of tradition in Tierra del Fuego. This estancia is dedicated to the production of sheep wool and meat and allows visitors the opportunity to live the life and customs of Patagonia ranchers while enjoying a unique agrotourism experiences. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities on the estancia including herding sheep with working dogs, participating in shearing, harvesting and cultivating the garden, fishing, horseback riding, or mountain biking. Overnight guests have the privilege of staying in the estancia´s unique rooms “Mile” and “Los Coirones“. Meals are locally sourced, prepared in a traditional style and setting, and will give you a taste of the culture and customs at the end of the world.
Fechas & Precios
Los precios del programa se determinan en función del número final de pasajeros confirmados en un grupo. El precio por persona baja a medida que más pasajeros se unen al grupo. Chile Nativo opera con un máximo de 8 pasajeros por salida lo que permite un alto nivel de servicio individualizado y una experiencia personalizada inolvidable.
PRICES FOR SEASON 2023/2024: Consult our travel specialist as prices may vary depending on seasonal and amount of guests booking!
SALIDAS DISPONIBLES A SOLICITUD!
P: ¿Qué nivel técnico y físico tiene esta atracción?
R: Si te gusta andar en caminos de tierra y senderos anchos de tierra (ATV o doble vía), pero aún no tienes las habilidades y la confianza para andar en caminos angostos con raíces, rocas, curvas cerradas, árboles y pendientes, entonces este programa es adecuado para ti. ya que se trata de amplios senderos abiertos de fácil navegación. Con respecto a la capacidad física, si se siente cómodo y puede aceptar los siguientes detalles, ¡entonces este viaje es perfecto para usted!
– Haces ejercicio regularmente, en promedio 2-4 horas por semana.
– Te sientes cómodo con un pedaleo sostenido a un ritmo relajado durante 2-4 horas al día.
– Puedes pedalear 2 o 3 días seguidos por no más de 2-3 horas al día.
– Puede tolerar pedalear 1 o más subidas de hasta 300 metros de desnivel (660 pies).
– Toleras tramos cortos donde tienes que empujar y/o caminar cuesta arriba en la bicicleta.
– Su régimen de ejercicio incluye una combinación de entrenamiento de resistencia como andar en bicicleta y entrenamiento de fuerza.
Q: What are the specifications of the bike we will be using in this excursion?
R: During this excursion we will be using a Trek Fuel EX 5 29 2019 mountain bike.
Frame: Aluminum Alpha Platinum, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block, Full Floater, EVO link, Mino Link, Freak internal routing, 130 mm of travel
Fork: RockShox Recon RL, Solo Air, Motion Control, Boost110, 130 mm travel
Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe RL, 210 x 52.5 mm
Front hub: Bontrager Boost110
Rear hub: Sealed Bontrager, Boost148
Rings: Bontrager Connection double wall 32 holes
Tyres: Bontrager XR3, 29×2.30˝
Derrailleur: Shimano Deore M6000, 10 speed, shadow plus
Cranks: Race Face Ride, 30T Cinch
Through axle: PF92
Rear hub: SunRace, 11-42, 10 velocidades
Pedals: CaneCreek Stamp 1, platforms
Seat post: Bontrager, 2 screws head, 31.6 mm.
Handle bar: Bontrager, 31.8 mm, 15 mm de heihgt, 720 mm wide
Stem: Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8 mm, 0 degree
Brakes: Shimano hydraulic Disc MT200
Weight: Medium frame – 14.97 kg / 33 lbs
Weight Limit: This bike has a manufacturer total weight limit. Combined weight among rider, bike and gears is 300lbs (136 kgs)