Torres Del Paine Offers A View To A Thrill For Motorcyclists

Striking panoramas are the calling card for this remote area of the world.

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Some say Torres Del Paine National Park offers the most visually inspiring motorcycle riding on the planet.

“Ruta Y-150” is the main road into the park, which is located in Chilean Patagonia near the southern tip of South America. Stunning vistas are the hallmark of this remote, rugged region. The gigantic granite peaks seen here stretching skyward are known as “Cuernos del Paine,” or horns of blue, and—like the “towers” for which the park is named—are visible on a clear day from the road that skirts crystal-clear Lake Pehoe.

The park attracts many visitors annually, despite harsh weather that can include extremely high winds. A word of caution: Nearest gas is in Puerto Natales, a couple of hours from the park entrance.