Descriptions Adventure Programme
Mirador del Toro (Bull’s Viewpoint). Full Day (Including a 4 hour soft trekking). Medium Difficulty
We will start with a 2 hour tour by van towards the traditional Estancia Lazo, located just in front of Paine massif. The trail is very regular, surrounded by lenga forests which in spring and summer have a huge variety of flowers. We will pass several lakes where we can observe different species of birds. The trail finishes in El Mirador del Toro (360º panoramic view), one of the best places to appreciate the geographic diversity of the Torres del Paine National Park.
Mountain Bike to “Seno Obstruccion” Half Day - Van and Bicycle. Low and Medium Difficulty.
We will depart Remota heading south driving through great lakes and mature lenga forests. After 45 minutes the van will stop and we will start riding with Lake Pinto on our sight and Rotundo Mount on our backs. We will climb steadily to the highest point from where we will have the first views of “Seno Obstruction”. From that point we will start going down crossing great Patagonian ranches (estancias) and peat-moors to finally arrive to the shores of Obstruccion Sound.
Mountain Bike Balmaceda. Lake Half Day - Trekking. Medium Difficulty
This programme will start in the Estancia Los Rebaños. We’ll descend through a beautiful old lenga forent until we reach the shores of Lake Balmaceda. We will continue pedalling around the lake on an old cart trail, crossing streams, fences and wetlands. Towards the end we will be able to appreciate the beauty of the Patagonian Andes, and the gulf of Almirante Montt.
Viewpoint of the Lakes. Half Day - Trekking. Medium Difficulty
On the way to Rio Serrano, we find the Estancia Torres del Paine. From the base of Tenerife Mount we will start our walk though Cougue and Ñirre forests, trail with many waterfalls that flow towards Porteño Lake. From the highst point we will be able to see lakes, Toro, Maravilla, Porteño and have a birds eye view of Torres del Paine National Park.
Hoseback Ride Sierra Dorotea. Full Day - 6 Hours Ride. Medium Difficulty
It is a real pleasure to go horse riding in Patagonia. Especially when we are guided by a real Gaucho or a cowboy, with whom we to share a mate tea next to the fire. Sierra Dorotea is the perfect place to see cliffs sculptured by glaciers and numerous wind-whipped rock caves that serve as viewpoints from where we can appreciate the immensity of this landscape together with old country tales, estancias y pampas.
Horseback Ride Tres Pasos. Full Day - Ride and Patagonian Barbeque - 6 hours. Medium Difficulty
Airs of revolution mark the history of Estancia Tres Pasos. “The land I came to doesn’t have spring: it has its long night that like a mother protects me” Gabriela Mistral, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature 1945. Desolasion, Poem written at Estansia Tres Pasos , Valle de los Cuatreros (Cattle Rustlers Valley) We’ll visit Estancia Tres Pasos located near Remota, from here we will start our ride towards Lake Figueroa green meadows and forests will always be with us throughout this excursion. On our return we will finish our ride with a traditional barbeque of Magellan lamb.
Trekking and Horseback Ride through Sierra Dorotea. Full Day - 4 hours ride plus 3 hours trekking. High Difficulty
This is a mix excursion. First we will ride on horseback through small streams and forests to delve into canyons full of popular legends and mysticism. We will have a picnic lunch in Remota’s true style, followed by a walk to a viewpoint from where we will be able to see the pampa, mountains, fjords and sounds. We will return to the point where we left the horses resting to leisurely ride back to the hotel.
Mountain Bike Blue Lagoon. Full Day - Bicycle. High Difficulty
Surrounding the Blue Lagoon, we will go through one of the wildest areas of the Park via a horse trail within the PNTP heading towards Lake Onion (Laguna Cebolla). Throughout our route we will have a privileged view of Torres del Paine, and will be pedalling until we reach Laguna Cebolla, route of gauchos and pilcheros, and old crossing to Argentina.
Mountain Bike Torres del Paine. Full Day -Bicycle. High Difficulty
We will depart Remota towards Torres del Paine National Park, at Laguza Azul (Blue Lagoon) we will start pedalling towards Paine waterfall, through the |Macho canyon. At Paine Waterfall we will board our van which will take us to the entrance of Laguna Amarga (Sour Lagoon), where we will go back on to our bicycles to continue our ride through the Paine River, with magnificent views of the Paine Massif, riding always in between the fauna and flora always present in the area.
Viewpoint Las Torres. Full Day - 8 hours trekking. High Difficulty
After a 1½hrs leisurely trip by van we will arrive at Cerro Paine (Paine Mount), where we will start the trek. To reach the Valle of Ascencio we will climb to the so call Paso de los Vientos (Winds Pathway) place where there is a panoramic view of the pampa, lakes, and the Valle del Acencio. We will retrace the valley crossing an old Lenga Forest to then after three hors arrive at the foot of a glacier moraine which we will start climbing step by step until we reach the Base of Las Torres, this without a doubt represent a challenge to anyone that likes trekking.
Cerro Castillo Climb. Full Day - 6 Hours. High Difficulty
Climb to a 1000m After a 45 minute ride by van we will arrive at the castle, old estancia (Patagonian ranch) part of SEFT. From here we will start our challenge to try and conquer the summit of Cerro Castillo (Castle Mount) from where we will have a panoramic view of a great part of the province. One of the most challenging excursions but at the same time rewarding, of the Remota experience.
Del Pingo Valley. Full Day - 8 Hours. High Difficulty
It will take us the best of an hour and a half to reach the beginning of the trail. We’ll walk through old forests, meadows and shrubbery to get to the Salmon Waterfall always gaining ground through the banks of the river Pingo. The highlight of this excursion is to arrive at the impressive Pingo Waterfall, running from the glacier with the same name. Throughout the walk will spot many birds, and will try our best to find the elusive southern deer or ‘Huelmul’, native deer and sadly in the list of endangered species, that inhabits the depths of the valleys and forests of Torres del Paine National Park.
Sierra Baguales. Full Day - 6 Hours walk - no define trail. Medium Difficulty
Sierra Baguales owes its names to the wild horses that to this day run freely around the mountains and valleys of this place. This was an obligatory passageway for the native inhabitants of Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope). The walk will be done in areas without pre-define trails; only the expertise and knowledge of the area of our guides will take you to extraordinary geographical formations, marine fossils, shark teeth, petrified woods, and lots of new experiences in one of the most inhospitable areas of the region.
Benitez Full. Full Day - Climb - 5 Hours hike. Medium to High Difficulty
We will start our walk the area of the Natural monument of the Cueva del Milodon, we will go deep into this area and start climbing to the summit of Cerro Benitez (Benitez Mount). From the summit we will be able to see condors and eagles and well as have a panoramic view of Lake Sofia and of the Patagonian Andes.
Valle Frances (Frances Valley). Full Day - Van, Catamaran and hike - Climb of 400m (Only available between 01 Nov and 15 Mar).
We will board catamarans Hielos Patagonicos in Puerto Pudeto. After around 30 minutes navigation on Lake Pehoe we will arrive at Paine Grande. From here we will start our hike toward the valley , surrounding Lake Skottsberg until we get to the Italian camping. The climbing to the viewpoint is sheltered by the Glacier El Frances, El Paine Grande and Los Cuernos, imposing rocky formations and the heart of Torres del Paine.
Kayak in Los Pioneros Fjord. Full Day - 6 hours - Van and Kayak. Medium Difficulty (Not applicable for bed and breakfast or half board accommodations)
Twenty minutes by van from Remota is Puerto Prat, here the first pioneer settlement originated in the region. When we reach the shores of the fjord, our specialised guides will start to distribute all the gear needed for kayaking, this will be followed by a an introductory lesson on how to use the equipment and a talk on health and safety so that we can all have a good time on the water. Once on the kayaks, we will sail through Consuelo Fjord and get to know Villa Luisa, place where Captain Eberhard chose to settle to live with his family, among many other places.
Ice Hiking. Full Day. Van, Catamaran and Trek. High Difficulty (Not applicable for bed and
breakfast or half board accommodations)
Availability: 15 to 60 years old in good physical condition We will head west towards the Torres del Paine National Park, on route we will enjoy magnificent views of Patagonian Lakes and of the Cuernos del Paine (Horns of Paine). On arrival at Lake Grey, will board a catamaran to base camp to start the highlight of the day. We will walk over the Grey Glacier, a unique experience that will allow us to have an experience in the Southern Ice Fields over ice that is thousand of years old. Our expert guides will give an induction talk, guide through the equipment and will look after us throughout the whole excursion to make safe and enjoyable.
Kayak through the Icebergs of Grey Glacier. Full Day - Van, Catamaran and Kayak. Medium Difficulty Availability: 15 to 60 years old in good physical condition (Not applicable for bed and breakfast or half board accommodations)
We will head west towards the Torres del Paine National Park, on route we will enjoy magnificent views of Patagonian Lakes and of the Cuernos del Paine (Horns of Paine). On arrival at Lake Grey, will board a catamaran to base camp to start today activity. Specially trained guides will give a technical talk on health and safety and how to use the equipment. Emphasis will be given on how to navigate the kayaks around the icebergs and the glacier. After the end this exciting activity we will return to the catamaran to return to Remota.
Ski Randonee Sierra Baguales (Seasonal). Full Day - Van, Hike. Medium to High Difficulty
The arrival of winter brings clear days with no wind. Snow cover a great majority of mountains, slopes, hills and mounts; which allows for activities link to winter sports. For this reason Remota Patagonia Lodge will include in its winter programmes back country skiing, randonee, cross-country skiing and walks with snowshoes. All of these activities will be carried out in pristine areas specially selected for each activity.