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Mountain Biking in National Park Route, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile

Visit remote places:
Only a 5% of the visitors go there
Follow historic trails:
Used by the Patagonian Cowboys
Torres del Paine is located in Southern Patagonia and is one of the numerous and spectacular national parks in Chile. It was created in 1959 and UNESCO has listed the location as a Biosphere Reserve since 1978. This place is a wonderland for nature enthusiasts from all over the world.

Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic sub-polar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia. Mountain biking the national park of Torres del Paine is one amazing adventure, perfect for bicycle enthusiasts.

The route will take you to some unbelievably unusual and remote parts of the park, through Paso Oggioni and the Silencio Valley and then onto the northern part, where only 5% of bikers visit this spot. It is best to book an organized tour if you are visiting for the first time. This journey is a combination of mountain biking with mountaineering. Due to the fact that there are sections where you have to carry your bicycle, go through rivers, climb hills and explore valleys through historic trails, once used by the Patagonian cowboys.

This ride will give you the opportunity to see Torres del Paine from a much different perspective. Biking there is certainly a one’s in a lifetime experience. The nature around you is overwhelming with outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna, found nowhere else on the planet. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land take your breath away. You can mountain bike the park all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February.

Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is changeable and unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Punta Arenas
151 mi / 243 km, 4 hrs 28 mins
Drive from Bulnes towards Los Flamengo, make an open left turn onto Carlos Ibanez del Campo, continue straight onto Ruta Nueve, then onto Routa 9 N, turn right to remain onto Routa 9 N and continue straight onto Pedro Montt
BY CAR FROM Puerto Natales
37.5 mi / 60.4 km, 1 hr 7 mins
Drive from Pedro Montt towards Ruta 9, make an open left turn on Camino A Puerto, turn right to remain on Ruta 9 N and right again on Y-205 until you reach the Park's entrance.
BY AIR
Consorcio Aeroportuario Magallanes,
151 mi / 243 km from the city of Punta Arenas

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