Patagonia road is a small inbound operator specializing in individual and tailor-made tours throughout Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, by designing a truly unique option to the traditional pre-packaged itineraries.
We have a long acquaintance with this fascinating part oft he globe, having in fact spent a great part of our lives here. Above all we seek always to satisfy our clients’ travel expectations, guaranteeing quality, professionalism and the warmest of welcomes.
We cross the seemingly endless tracts of these countries mostly by four-wheel drive, in a self drive-circuit or accompanied by a bilingual driver, who in addition to doubling as on-the-spot mechanic when the need arises is first and foremost a guide par excellence with firsthand unequalled knowledge of the country. Despite a tight organizational framework – essential in these regions – our aim is to remain as flexible as possible so as to be able to accommodate our visitors’ wishes. The tours offered on this brochure are intended as suggestions to spark your ideas for your own travel program. We welcome your proposals.
In general we try to keep daily travel times under four hours, and only rarely will it be necessary to undertake a full day’s travel. Between times there is always opportunity to rest, to enjoy nature, to take a trek - on foot or horseback - to visit special sites, or to take further excursions.
We are dedicated to preserving the culture, environment and wild nature of these areas through our policy of low impact tourism.
Overnight Stops and Catering:
In this respect we like to keep our travel offer flexible. In most areas it is possible to overnight on “estancias” (large sheep farms or ranches) with excellent guest facilities but we also frequent hotels, vineyards and “hosterias”. In general we pre-book overnight stays with breakfast. In “estancias” or hotels these consist of a double room with private bath, whereas in refuges such as those in the Torres del Paine National Park frequently there may be only dormitories and shared bathrooms available. A midday picnic or packed lunch as well as restaurant dinner may be included if desired.
Road Patagonia Team:
in 1958 in Patagonia, I spent my childhood and youth partly
in Argentina and partly in Germany. I began studying Business Administration
in Munich, which I then continued it in Argentina and graduated
with a degree in Marketing. Sports, however, always represented
the most important activity to me, being a national ski and windsurf
instructor in Europe and Argentina. In Punta del Este, an exclusive
beach in Uruguay, I owned a successful windsurfing school for ten
years. Then, along with my business partner from Hamburg, I founded
a private language institute for teaching in multinational companies.
During that time we offered Europeans language trips to Argentina
and Chile and to interested parties from here, trips to England,
USA and Germany. During those years I went on long trips throughout
the Patagonia, getting to know the remotest of places, multiple
hiking routes and tourist-appealing farms. Today, I live in
Bariloche again, planning, organizing and guiding tours for small
groups or individuals throughout Argentina and Chile. Given my deep
knowledge of the country and its people, and on the basis of the
experience I have gained, I can satisfy all of my clients' travel
expectations, guaranteeing quality, warmth and professionalism.
Silvia was born in Buenos Aires, after finishing her studies as a graduated Physical Education teacher. But later she began to travel to Bariloche and worked as a coordinator in the ski travel agency T+D. After spending several seasons in this place, she decided to take the instructor course and got her degree 15 years ago.
She worked as the head of the children ski school in Alta Patagonia for about 7 years and also went on with winter season in Europe in Andorra and Italy. Finally she had own children and together with her husband they both decided to stay in Bariloche to do the same: offering trips in Argentina specially in Patagonia and showing the scene of this wonderful place. Actually she is one of the members of the Patagonia-Road staff, and responsible for making you comfortable, safe and at home.
Born in Buenos Aires, he moved with his parents
and 7 brothers and sisters to Patagonia, firstly to Rio Gallegos,
than Ushuaia, San Martin de los Andes, and finally to Bariloche,
where he lives today. He learned to love the mountains in his very
early childhood. He graduated as a national ski and snowboard instructor,
which allowed him travelling around the world. He always enraptured
people he met with his stories about Argentina and Patagonia. Today
he owns a snowboard school at Catedral ski area near to Bariloche.
As a qualified rafting guide he is often enabled to show his clients
the beauty of Patagonia
Born on November 3rd, 1955 in San Juan, his parents (Northern Italian immigrants) soon moved to Bariloche, were he was raised. As a child he began to ski, which allowed him to get in touch with the mountains very early, as an member of the local alpine club.
In 1975 he became a National ski instructor in Argentina, and two years later same in Italy, where he emigrated in 1977.
During those years he worked as a ski instructor in Argentina (Bariloche) and Italy (Corvara and Livigno) as well, finally moving to Stuttgart in 1986, where he lived for the next 15 years. He studied at the Siemens school for informatics in Munich and Essen. Today he has a profound knowledge of the German, European and Argentine idiosyncrasy, speaking perfectly German and Italian, and very well English.