Description

We will meet at Café Literario at Parque Balmaceda where this bike and culture tour starts.

Especially relevant in the route are Fuente Alemana, Parque Forestal, GAM Cultural Center, Central Market, Santiago´s Historical Quarter and the former Mapocho Train Station.

Another important point is Parque de los Reyes and Barrio Yungay, some of Santiago’s most characteristic and picturesque neighborhoods, full of culture and architecture gems.

We will also discover the outdoor cafes in Plaza Brasil, where the remains of the high classes’ residence buildings stand out by its beautiful architecture of the 19th century.

Especially relevant are the oblique and curved streets of the Concha y Toro neighborhood that converge in a central small square: the area was declared a typical zone in 1989 and is one of Santiago´s best well-kept secrets.

Finally, we will continue through Lucrecia Valdés, Adriana Cousiño and Hurtado Rodriguez alleys that will lead us to Museo de la Memoria where we will have lunch.

After lunch we will pedal back to our departure point, passing by La Moneda, seat of the Chilean Government.

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Biker level: leisure
  • Departure time: 10am – 13pm

Highlights

    • High-end FUJI hybrid bikes
    • Small groups, usually 4 people and no bigger than 10
    • Bike route around off-the-beaten path neighborhoods: you will find few tourists in our routes
    • Safe route: we bike around parks, bike lanes, sidewalks and quiet streets
    • Customized pace and route: we stop as much as you want or change our design if you have already visited some places
    • If you let us know your interests, we will design a special route for you
    • Abundant picnic lunch
    • If you have special dietary needs we can prepare special food for you: vegetarian, kosher, vegan, gluten free, etc
    • Fluent English speaking guides who will unveil the city for you.

Pricing

  • 2 – 6 passengers: CHP 50.000 per person
  • more than 7 passengers: CHP 35.000 per person

CHP conversor to USD

Price Includes

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Bilingual guide
  • Snacks
  • Picnic lunch
  • A bottle of water (should you want to buy an extra one, please inform our guides)

Price does not include

  • Insurance
  • Gratuities for guide (s)
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any item not mentioned on the program

Meeting Point

Gallery

Reviews

“One of my best experiences in Santiago”

Our excellent english speaking guide Andrés started the tour with very interesting, non schoolbook, facts and visits to various locations in the heart of Santiago.

Everything from personal experiences of the dictatorship to why Chile is the only country in South America that uses the word "Ja" for "Yes" and to some nerdy facts about how the entire dome of the Bellas Artes Museum was shipped rivet by rivet from Belgium, because that construction technology was not available in Chile at the time.

After this we climbed (by bike) the hill of San Cristobal to an absolutely speachless view of Santiago. Truly a must see. We where offered a homecooked meal with a delicious soup, sandwiches and some treats.

What I liked about this tour is that it was so personal and passionate. I felt more like being guided around the city by close friends than being on a tour.

Discovering Santiago by bike in this fashion with authentic home cooked meal makes me highly recommend Bike Tours. Will definetely come again for other adventures.

“Excellent, stress free way to tour Santiago”

Emma and Javi guided us through Santiago on well maintained bikes, with safety always in mind.

We found the tour to be very well thought out, and they took us to areas where we would have never wondered on our own. We already thought Santiago was a wonderful city, but now got to see areas well off the beaten path that were not in any travel books we had read. Both Emma and Javi shared the rich history and meaning of all the areas we visited.

Lunch was hand made, locally sourced, and was excellent. We would do this tour again in a heartbeat!