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World Tour // South America: Cartagena - Punta Arenas 1BP

Argentina   |  Bolivia   |  Chile   |  Colombia   |  Ecuador   |  Peru

More of everything: Nature, culture, adventure and curves, curves, curves!

South America from top to bottom - on a motorcycle all the way to the end of the world! We receive our bikes in Cartagena, handle some paperwork and then start our incredible tour.

The Colombian countryside, cities and people inspire us with their beauty, openness and friendliness. And the road below us has a name: Panamericana! In the next few weeks we will ride nearly 4,000 kms of the 26,000 kilometer long north-south link.

But first we make our way through the jungle of Ecuador and cross the country’s namesake: the equator. We move south through Peru, between the Pacific Coast and the Andes; and for the next three weeks one highlight follows another on a daily basis.

It starts with the best ceviche of South America in Lima. Past the dunes of Ica, we reach Nazca, where the mysterious geoglyphical lines of the same name are waiting to be admired. We continue on one of the best motorcycle routes in the world across the Andes to Machu Picchu.

The following day we arrive at the old Inca capital of Cuzco; and then to Los Uros, the floating islands in Lake Titicaca. Here we reach Bolivia, the Altiplano Plateau and La Paz, the highest capital in the world. In this fascinating country we are thrilled by the incredible Ruta de la Muerte; a MUST for every motorcyclist in good weather. And we ride our motorcycles on Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt lake in the world.

In the Atacama Desert we head across the Andes to Argentina. Here we roam the southern Gran Chaco and via the spectacular Los Caracoles we reach the vibrant capital of Chile, Santiago.

After enjoying a well earned rest, we point our bikes towards the South, scratch the Pacific coast near Conceptión and find our way to the magnificent Carretera Austral. Endless twisties take us into the Chilean rainforest and back into the Andes, which will cross multiple times over the next few weeks.

Here in Patagonia spectacular landscapes and pristine nature form our daily backdrop. This sparsely populated area - less than one inhabitant per square kilometer - fascinates us and leaves a lasting impression; with fabulous natural spectacles such as the Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine, one of the most beautiful national parks on the planet.

From here it is only a few days ride to the end of the world: in Ushuaia there is literally no way to go any further! Faced with the magnificence of our earth, we take a deep breath and turn north towards Punta Arenas; the final destination of this remarkable motorcycle tour.


Special Challenges

  • Often chaotic traffic in the larger cities.
  • Extremely high mountain passes in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru.
  • Very twisty and partially unpaved mountain roads in the Andes.
  • Extremely long riding days (up to 650 km).
  • Strong side winds along the gravel Ruta 40 in Argentina.
  • Long periods at high altitude.

Your expedition vehicle

To participate in the Edelweiss World Tour sections you will need to bring your own bike. If you prefer to join with a rental motorcycle we can send you an offer on request!


Sarah and Gerhard from the World Tour Management will be available for you for any questions or concerns at expedition@edelweissbike.com!



Start/Finish: Cartagena / Punta Arenas
Nearest airport: Cartagena / Punta Arenas
Duration: 70 days vacation, 68 riding days
Route: Total distance: 15547-16752 km, 9660-10409 miles
Daily distances: 30-447 km, 19-278 miles
Accommodations: The quality, facilities and service of hotels will vary considerably depending on regional and national differences. Our goal is to book all stays in comfortable 3-5 star hotels. However, this is not always possible. Certain facilities might not be available, especially in regions with poorly developed infrastructure.
Rest day: Cartagena
Quito
Trujillo
Nazca
Ollantaytambo
Cusco
La Paz
Colchani
Santiago de Chile
Pucón
El Calafate
Puerto Natales
Ushuaia
Punta Arenas
Highlights: Cartagena, Nazca Lines, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Puno, La Paz, Salar de Uyuni, San Pedro de Atacama, Cerro Cristo Redentor, Santiago de Chile, Carretera Austral, Mount Fitz Roy, Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine National Park, Strait of Magellan, Ushuaia, Death Road (Yungas Road), El Tatio, Valle de la Luna, Cathedral of Salta, Nationalpark Villarica, Tierra del Fuego
Minimum number of participants: 8
Please note paragraph 4.2. a) of our terms and conditions of travel to find out more about the cancellation of tour through Edelweiss Bike Travel when the minimum number of participants is not reached - Terms and Conditions

Prices start at $ 28.980,-

per person

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Tour prices & motorcycles 2022

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 28.980,-
Price for passenger in double room$ 18.480,-
Single room supplement$ 5.720,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2023

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 29.820,-
Price for passenger in double room$ 19.070,-
Single room supplement$ 5.880,-

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15.02. - 25.04.2022
14.02. - 24.04.2023

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Expedition van
Remote areas
High altitude
Hygiene / Health care system
Off-road 2
One-way trip
3 to 4 star hotel
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