Description

Start living the lifestyle of those who travel in the thought-provoking world of exclusive and less-well-known destinations, biking through alluring regions in Central Chile.

Exhilarating climbs through the Andes, quiet roads that meander beside the extensive vineyards of the Casablanca and Leyda Valleys, and the off-the-beaten path of the historical neighborhoods of Santiago and Valparaíso will be the perfect components for your vacation of a lifetime.

This tour is an invigorating combination of the many faces of Chile: inland charms begging to be discovered, the bustling activity of the city, quiet country roads, harrowing climbs, and sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean.

Introduce yourself to a fascinating country just waiting for you to discover it!

Biker level: avid

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to the hotel – Half day bike tour around Santiago

We will pick you up from your hotel. After lunch we will visit Old Santiago, biking through parks and on bike lanes, sidewalks, and just a bit on streets. We cycle over old streets lined with stately palm trees, visiting Plaza Brasil, Quinta Normal park and admiring the impressive architecture of the Estación Central train station. We pass La Moneda presidential headquarters, seat of the Chilean government and one of the most interesting buildings of our colonial heritage, before heading to the bohemian pleasures of Barrio Lastarria.

  • 3-4 hours easy ride
  • Picnic lunch

Day 2: Morning free – Bike to Farellones – Sunset at the Andes

Today you will have the morning to snooze and rest. In the afternoon we will pick you up from your hotel to drive to the beginning of a winding road on the way to Farellones. In winter, this village becomes a ski resort and the rest of the year is a placid mountain place to visit. Our aim is to bike our way up the steep mountain road that takes from Santiago to Farellones. This is a difficult ride, suitable only for trained bikers; along the route, we will enjoy wonderful landscapes, native flora and the sight of condors flying high above. On our way, we will stop to enjoy and abundant picnic-lunch, and at the end of our ride in the middle of The Andes, a fine repast with wine tasting. Our support vehicle will be always behind us, in case we need it.

  • 1 hour on private transfer
  • 4 hours by bike, 20km, 1.000m ascent, difficult ride
  • Breakfast, picnic lunch, deluxe repast in the evening

Day 3: Bike in Casablanca Valley – Wine Tasting – Walking in Valparaíso

After biking in the Andes, today we will head to Casablanca, one of the most famous wine valleys of the country. We will depart from your hotel in the morning in our van or pick-up truck and after 1,5 hours drive we will start our bike ride along country roads in Casablanca. We will enjoy a deluxe picnic under the trees to then head our way to Valparaíso, World Heritage Site. In this magnificent city, we will walk around Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción, following alleys and streets with impressive views to the bay. We will spend the night in Valparaíso.

  • 2.5 hour on private transfer
  • 3 hours by bike, 25km, easy ride
  • Picnic lunch, snacks

Day 4: Bike Leyda in Leyda Valley – Pomaire – Transfer to Santiago

Today we will be ready to follow our tour along the wine valleys of Chile. We will pick you up from your hotel in Valparaíso to take you to Leyda Valley where we will start pedaling again. We will bike along undulating hills, admiring extensive vineyards and the Cordillera de la Costa,  an off-the-beaten path route that surely will delight your senses. After biking, we will drive to Pomaire (a town dedicated to handcrafting earthenware) to finish our 4 day ride with a typical Chilean style barbecue to then take you to your hotel in Santiago.

  • 3 hours on private transfer in total, 30km by bike, difficult ride
  • Snacks, lunch in Pomaire

Pricing

  • 2  passengers:                CHP 808.694 per person
  • 3 to 6 passengers:         CHP 651.497 per person
  • 7 to 10 passengers:       CHP 499.988 per person
  • For more passengers, contact us for an estimation

CHP conversor to USD

Price includes

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Bilingual guide (s)
  • Water
  • Home-made picnics
  • Lunch in Pomaire (day 4)
  • Snacks
  • Support vehicle on days 2 to 4
  • Tour and tasting at Viña Orgánicos Emiliana

Price does not include

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

Meeting Point

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Reviews

Is there anything better than riding a bike?... Oh YES! Riding a bike along with Andres Garrido through the central Valley in Santiago towards the Chilean coast!

I usually don't write any type of recommendations, however this trip really worth it! I had a weekend in Santiago during a work trip through SouthAmerica and didn't wanted to go to the crowded ski resorts near Santiago so I decided to contact Andres who along with Carola prepared a very unique and promising tour around the Casablanca Valley towards Algarrobo, El Canelo Beach, Peña Blanca and then the next day coasting in rolling hills to Tunquen and finally ending at Quintay with a wonderful setup in a small family restaurant with a fire and great service waiting for us.

Needless to say that Andres and his team are very caring to us people who like the bike and not so popular places to visit. He waited for me on Friday night at the front door of my hotel with saddlebags for my gear, the next day at 9am sharp the truck was ready with MTBs well geared and ready to ride. Carola dropped us on the bus station to take a bus to Villa Alemana where we started to pedal away towards the beautiful famous valley. We passed through several famous vineyards and ended pedaling in a breathtaking road full of eucalyptus (La Dicha) where we took a delicious lunch including homemade mushroom soup, gourmet sandwiches and coffee! Andres surprised me as he was carrying all these and much more on his own saddlebag!

We kept pedaling at a great pace along the way to Algarrobo. Andres has an amazing ability of pedaling at any pace you want even with a heavy load on his bike! I did an Ironman a month ago and he was at my pace all the time... WOW!

The last day was a gift! we went to one of his best kept secrets in Tunquen with a breathtaking view of a spectacular virgin beach, then a long downhill and a stop for lunch right on the beach. The day ended in Quintay after a long climb with still beautiful roads full of pines and country roads with 115kms on our legs and almost 5000 burned calories!

If you like to indulge yourself while sharing your bike passion with a fantastic host and human being, don’t hesitate and contact Andres, he and his team will surprise you for sure and you will end with a new and very special friend! Can't wait to do the ride through the mountains to watch the Condors in the Southamerican spring! a good excuse to escape of our winter...

A trip that turned out simply ES.PEC.TA.CU.LAR!

Charlie_Perea

We traveled to Chile in early November with another couple who had never been, so we took the Santiago City Tour by bike on the first day and then did a full day bike trip to the coast the second day. My husband and I have done two previous Santiago bike tours with Andres, so we knew he would show us a good time! We had a spectacular day riding toward the coast and then down to a secluded and nearly empty beach. Andres' wife, Ines, prepared a picnic that was HUGE and so delicious. I would recommend going on this trip for the food alone! We ate along a country road with an incredible view over mountains and pastures; the area was very peaceful, and it was great to be out of the city. It was springtime in Chile, and we had wonderful weather with perfect temperatures and tons of blooming flowers along the route. Andres and his team do a fantastic job attending to all the details ensuring you have a fun and trouble-free day. They are enthusiastic about their city and country and will do all in their power to provide a first-class experience. Paseos en Bicicleta is a wonderful way to spend time in Santiago and surroundings.

trouttraveler