Description

With just a few guests we will bike to Maipo Canyon, a mountain valley in the heart of the Andes and less than an hour drive from Santiago.

We will ride on a paved road along the narrow valley of Río Volcán, surrounded by high mountains and native Andean vegetation. We will climb 700m (2.300feet) on a very safe and beautiful mountain road to reach Baños Morales, a quaint little town where we will rest and enjoy a picnic lunch. On our way, we will get to know the traditional life of goat shepherds and cheese making.

  • Biker level: avid
  • Departure time: 9am

Trip Length

  • 8 hours.

Highlights

    • Small groups, usually 4 people and no bigger than 10
    • Remote route in the Andes near Santiago
    • If you like hard biking and have little time for a longer trip, this is the tour for you
    • Abundant picnic lunch
    • Snacks
    • Fluent English speaking guides

Departure Location

  • We pick you up from your hotel at 9:00AM and drive to Cajón del Maipo, one hour southeast of Santiago. We will reach San Gabriel a little town at the entrance of the valley of Río Volcán; from there we will pedal about 10 miles on a paved and hilly road, to reach Baños Morales a quaint little town in the middle of the Andes. On our way, we will negotiate slopes of varied length that call for a good physical condition. We will take the same road going back.
  • To reach the departure point, if you are 3 or less passengers we will use our pick-up truck. For 4 or more passengers, we will use our van.

Clothing & Gear

  • We suggest bringing padded cycling shorts, bike jersey, sun glasses, bike gloves, lip protector, sunscreen (50SPF) and bandana. Depending on the weather, wind jackets, tights, cycling shoe covers, gloves and a fleece hat may be necessary.

Itinerary

  • 9:00am: We pick you up from your hotel
  • 10:30pm: Arrival at our departure point
  • 12:30pm: Arrival at Baños Morales and picnic lunch
  • 14:30pm: Descent to our departure point
  • 16:00pm: Arrival to departure point
  • 17:30: Arrival to your hotel in Santiago

Pricing

  • 2 -4 passengers:                       CHP 120.000.- per person
  • 5 or more passengers:            CHP 85.000.- per person

CHP conversor to USD

Price Includes

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Bilingual guide
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • An abundant picnic lunch
  • Transportation to and from your hotel

Price does not include

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

Meeting Point

Gallery

Reviews

Andres is a great friend and a great guide, we toke the a trip by bike up to the CAJADO DEL MAIPO and it was great and at the end we had the chance to do a private wine tour....definitely a different way to know the areas. The good think about Andres is that he always try to show the hide spots of the Santiago....those place that only locals knows and this is what's pay off for me.

Sergio Neves, Florianopolis, SC.

“Awesome biking ride around the mountains” This Bike trip was a thriller that I did enjoy all the way, a must do for any biking lover, the zig zag road and the up / down hills together with the Majestic scenery from San Roman Mountain. We had a wonderful time, thanks to Andres our tour guide who was always there to assist us, I was able to complete the 22 km long for the trip.

worldtripx5 Toronto, Canada.