Austral Road & Aysen, patagonia

Get ready for an epic journey through Aysen and Chilean Patagonia's Austral Road, where nature, culture, and adventure come together in a fantastic blend.

Patagonia, Chile


7 days, 6 nights

Activity level: Nature’s Rhythms (Intermediate)

Running experience


From $3,749 USD

Ranging daily from 10 to 20km

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We look for new perspectives within cultures and communities in remote places that exist outside of modern societal structures which are focused only in progress and gains.

Your Adventure Itinerary

Upon arrival at Balmaceda Airport, we will convene for a 1-hour journey along the Austral road, followed by a welcoming 8 km trail run through the Patagonian Steppe, offering vistas of the majestic mountain range. In the evening, we will share a traditional Chilean barbecue dinner to celebrate the start of our adventure. Afterward, we will check in and spend the night at Cerro Castillo. 

 

Accomodation: Comfortable lodge with cabins that can accommodate up to 4 people. 

Lunch & Dinner: Included.

We kick off the day with an early rise for a meditation session, taking in the stunning mountain range views. After that, get ready for an exciting run down the steep national park trails that lead us to the refreshing turquoise waters of Mirador del Castillo Lagoon.

As the day winds down, we’ll enjoy a relaxing sunset yoga practice at the beautiful lodge, offering fantastic views of the mountain range and the lake. We’ll spend the night at Cerro Castillo.

 

Accommodation: Comfortable lodge with cabins that can accommodate up to 4 people.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included.

Our journey on day 3 takes us 120 kilometers south to Rio Tranquilo, an area encompassing Chile’s largest river. Here, we’ll embark on a 14 km run amidst the majestic vistas of the Northern Ice Field area, and there’s a chance to explore the captivating Marble Caverns afterward. We’ll spend the night in Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

 

Accomodation: Rustic hostel offering comfortable rooms with a capacity of four people. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included.

We kick off early as we head to Puerto Guadal, where an awesome trail network awaits us for an 8.5 km run. Get ready for breathtaking views of Mount San Valentin, the highest peak in Patagonia. As the day winds down, it’s time for a revitalizing off-grid yoga session at a permaculture farm. We’ll spend the night at the Eco Camp Permacultura.

 

Accommodation: Ecolodge featuring cozy rooms for two, boasting views of Lake Carrera.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included.

In the early morning, we set off for Chile Chico. Our route takes us along the Jeinimeni river directly to the captivating Valley of the Moon, known for its reddish rock formations. This run will be one of the most extensive and awe-inspiring on our journey. Later in the afternoon, we’ll engage in a movement practice that reconnects us with the earth. We’ll spend the night in Chile Chico.

 

Accommodation: Shared cabins with rustic yet luxurious charm, offering stunning views.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included.

We’re headed north, reaching the town of Coyhaique via an amazing ferry ride across the Chelenko river. From there, we’ll venture into the Coyhaique Natural Reserve, treating ourselves to a run filled with picturesque views of the town. To wrap up the day, we’ll share a farewell dinner in the city before retiring for the night in Coyhaique.

Accommodation: Ecolodge offering cozy rooms with a capacity for 2-4 people with views to a quiet garden.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included.

Enjoy the morning with leisure time to explore the charming town of Coyhaique at your own pace. After noon, we will provide a direct shuttle from Coyhaique to Balmaceda Airport, arriving at 14:00 hrs.


Breakfast: Included.

Departure: Shuttles, provided by Aire Libre, will depart for Balmaceda Airport at 13:00 hrs.

Our team

Who to follow

Our Host

Patricio Goycoolea, an innate lover of the mountains, an explorer, and a climber, Patricio is constantly motivated by new experiences in nature. His passion lies in travelling and exploring as many places as possible. With a lifetime dedicated to outdoor sports, Patricio possesses extensive experience in various parts of the world. 

 

To connect with Patricio, you can find him on Instagram as @patogoycoolea

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Embark on an immersive journey through Aysen and Chilean Patagonia’s Austral Road, a breathtaking blend of nature, culture and adventure. From the Patagonian steppe’s mountain vistas to the turquoise haven of Mirador del Castillo Lagoon, delve into the majesty of the Norther Ice Field and Marble Caverns. Traverse unique trails with Mount San Valentin’s backdrop, experience the lunar-life Valley of the Moon, and glide along Chelenko River’s enchanting waters. 

 

Discover Coyhaique Natural Reserve’s tranquility, and connect with meditation and yoga sessions set against breathtaking natural views. 

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Austral Road & Aysen, Patagonia

Get ready for an unforgettable and epic journey that will lead you through the heart of Aysen and the mesmerizing landscapes of Chilean Patagonia’s Austral Road. Here, a perfect blend of nature, culture, and adventure awaits, ensuring an experience like no other!

Indulge in accommodations at the top-rated local villas and eco-lodges located in every town on our itinerary. These lodgings are characterized by their local authenticity, comfort, and coziness, ensuring a truly immersive experience. They feature shared rooms with the option of double occupancy (whenever possible), and each room is equipped with a private bathroom for your convenience.

 

Please refer to the itinerary for detailed information about the capacity available for accommodations on each night of the trip. 

In the captivating Aysen Region during April, which marks the enchanting autumn season in Chile, the weather tends to exhibit a charming spectrum of temperatures. The days sway between a comfortable range of 9º to 18ºC / 48º to 64ºF, offering a pleasant atmosphere for exploration and discovery. Rarely do the temperatures dip below 6ºC/42ºF or escalate beyond 23ºC/73ºF, creating a moderate and inviting climate for your journey. It’s worth nothing that the weather in Patagonia holds a significant influence on your experience. Brace yourself for the whims of nature, as strong winds, occasional rain, and even the possibility of snowflakes weaving a delicate tapestry of atmospheric surprises that characterizes this region. 

INCLUDED:

  • Transportation throughout the whole experience.
  • Specially designed trails along the magical landscapes of Aysen Region.
  • Carefully curated culinary experiences.
    *We can accommodate all dietary preferences.
  • Exclusively designed yoga and meditation sessions.
  • All meals and accommodations for the duration of the experience.
  • Entrance tickets to all national parks and attractions included in the experience.
  • Knowledgeable and professional local guides.
  • Aire Libre & partner brands merchandise.
  • La Familia Global Community Membership ($ 25 USD value)
  • Dedicated sports and action photographer to capture your moments.


NOT INCLUDED:

  • Inbound and outbound flights to Chile and Balmaceda.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend securing personal travel insurance, for your peace of mind.
  • Alcoholic beverages and any additional meals beyond the provided ones.
  • Currently, Chile’s International Borders remain open
  • No tourist visa required
  • A valid passport is required for entry
  • Foreigners might be required to present a return ticket.
  • Complete the Mandatory SAG entry form for Chile 

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