Chile’s most well-known national park: Torres del Paine is a must visit in the south of the country. With its formations and geographic reliefs will astonish every tourist that comes to visit. It is a place that holds unique biodiversity in the country with a wide variety of native flora and fauna. It is recognized worldwide because of its impressive landscapes and hiking trail enabled that go through a wide variety of places including magellanic forests, lakes and ponds with imposing glaciers in the surroundings. All this attractions contrast with the main highlight: Torres Del Paine, gigantic granitic mountains that are an icon of the south of Chile. In the park itself several glaciers can be found like Dickson and Grey glaciers; this formations make part of the immense patagonic ice field, the world’s third biggest freshwater reserve. For its natural magnificence this park was named biosphere’s reserve on 1978 by UNESCO, conserving in this way the 240,000 hectares of this natural setting.
Reception in Puerto Natales by our local guide. Meeting and introductory talk about the program, and tuning of the last details, of the trip and our bikes. Little ride around Puerto Natales. Accommodation in Puerto Natales.
Pick up at the Hotel. We travel by private transport to Torres del Paine National Park with our bikes. 2 hours approx. traveling, going through typical stays of Patagonia. At noon arrival at Torres del Paine National Park, entering through the main entrance, Laguna Amarga. We leave our bikes at Hosteria Torres and from here we start a Trekking to the Base of Torres del Paine (7 hours, round trip). From this place, the three huge granitic towers, which have made this Park famous, have been photographed. Night and dinner at Refugio Torres, located in the Valle and Río Ascencio.
We wake up at Refugio Torres to start our first day of pedaling (28.5 kms app). Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Paine massif at all moments, this day we have to go through the great Paso de Los Cuernos. Bordering Lake Nordenskjold and the hanging glacier of Mount Almirante Nieto. A day with really amazing views with stops at different viewpoints of the park! Dinner and overnight at Camping Pehoe with a wonderful view of the Cuernos del Paine.
Crossing of Lake "Pehoe", a wonderful turquoise lake, by catamaran to start the trek to the French Valley. The most beautiful of the valleys of this National Park, surrounded by hanging glaciers and an amphitheater with huge granite walls, making it a unique scene in the world (6/7 hrs round trip). Then catamaran back by Lake Pehoe. Accommodation at Camping Pehoe.
We wake up at Camping Pehoe to start our second day of pedaling towards "Hosteria Grey" (28 Kms approx). Passing through the bridge of the Paine river, place from where the famous photograph of the Paine massif is born due to the great panoramic view that is had from this place. After passing through a large part of the Patagonian Pampas of the National Park we will arrive at our lodging place; Grey Lake Hotel. Place where is the great "Grey" Glacier and Lake, where it is possible to see giant ice icebergs floating on the shores of the lake. Night in Hotel Grey.
During the morning we will embark on a 3-hour (round trip) navigation through the spectacular and icy Gray Lake. Surrounded by giant icebergs we will arrive at one of the moraines of the imposing Gray Glacier. Managing to see the immensity of this huge ice sheet that is part of one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world; The Southern Ice Field. Upon returning to the hotel we will take our bicycles and depart for the small Patagonian town "Rio Serrano" where our support car will be waiting for us to take us back to Puerto Natales. Accommodation in Puerto Natales. (25 km).
Transfer to Punta Arenas airport. End of our expedition in this great place of the world, Patagonia.