Two week adventure through Chilean Patagonia, including a marathon in the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park.

Overview
The Event

The Torres del Paine National park in Chilean Patagonia is, many would argue, one of the most beautiful mountain locations on the planet. What better place to stretch your legs on one of the most southern marathons in the world.

With options to run a 10k, half marathon, full marathon or ultra (60km), all taking place on the same day, this event attracting around 1000 runners from all over the planet is one not to miss.

With ample time to explore the park itself and surrounding areas, this is a unique adventure for both the runner and supporter alike.

Chilean Highlights

To help ease you into Chilean life after the long flight, we will have a couple of days visiting Santiago and a nearby vineyard. After the event, we will also be taking in some of the highlights of the Patagonian area, including sea kayaking through icebergs, boating down the Last Hope Sound and getting up close and personal with magellanic penguin colonies!

A mind blowing adventure with a once in a lifetime race opportunity.

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Itinerary


Time Location Activities
Sunday 18th Sep Travel out to Chile Fly out to Santiago, transfer to your city centre hotel
Monday 19th Sep Santiago A full day to explore Santiago.
Tuesday 20th Sep Maipo Valley Drive out to a local vineyard and learn about the wine making process. Sleep in the vineyard
Wednesday 21st Sep Fly to Patagonia Transfer to Santiago airport for your flight down south to Punta Arenas. From here we have a 3 hour drive across the Patagonian plains to Puerto Natales
Thursday 22nd Sep Puerto Natales Prep / registration day for the race. Option to visit the nearby Milodon Caves.
Friday 23rd Sep Torres del Paine Drive into the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park and transfer to your refuge/hostel accommodation.
Saturday 24th Sep Torres del Paine RACE DAY! You will be driven to your race start point (different depending on the race length). Finish line is back at your accommodation.
Sunday 25th Sep Torres del Paine A day trek up to the base of the famous Torres themselves. Return to the base and take a boat across the Pehoe Lake to the base of Paine Grande
Monday 26th Sep Torres del Paine A day trek up to the Grey Glacier, at the foot of the 1000km long Patagonian icefields. Return to the base of Paine Grande
Tuesday 27th Sep Torres del Paine Boat back across the Pehoe Lake and drive to the south of the park. Jump onto a speedboat to take us to the base of the Serrano Glacier
Wednesday 28th Sep Serrano Glacier A full day sea kayaking up close to the Serrano Glacier.
Thursday 29th Sep Puerto Natales One final morning enjoying the glaciers, before continuing by boat to Puerto Natales.
Friday 30th Sep Punta Arenas Drive back to Punta Arenas for your flight to Santiago, but not before visiting the magellanic penguin colonies on the Magellan Straits.
Saturday 1st Oct Santiago - UK Transfer to the airport for your flight home
Dates and Costs

 

Team Name Start date End Date Quest Overseas Payment Quest4Change Contribution
Patagonia Marathon 2017 17th Sept 2017 30th September 2017 £3,250 N/A

 

Please note the dates stated below are the dates the trip will start and end in Santiago. You may need to allow additional days depending on flight timings. We will give advice and help on flight options

Included

All transport
Tours, entrances and activities as stated
Accommodation based on 2 people sharing
Meals whilst in the wilderness
Internal flights

Not included

International flights
Race registration fee (approx £80, depending on distance)
Meals whilst in cities
Travel insurance

Who is this trip for?

The Patagonian International Marathon attracts all levels of runners, from elite athletes to active amateurs. Anyone considering this event will probably be aware of the demands of such a race, and although you will be in the mountains, this race has the advantage of being close to sea level throughout the route.

The race is largely on an unpaved road with some more basic tracks in parts. No narrow trails or steep mountain routes to tackle.

If you are looking to join this trip as a spectator, you will not feel like you are missing out. There will be chance to cheer friends and family on during race day, or take a day's horse riding, trekking or relaxing while they sweat on the run!