A Country of Opposites
Geographically narrow. Culturally robust. Welcome to Chile. Dominated by the Andes and the Pacific on a strip of land that runs up South America’s south-western coast, Chile boasts a mix of European and indigenous influences that imbue the country with an old-school, European feel. The Mediterranean-like climate in its wine valleys has helped propel the country’s oenological offerings to international acclaim, complemented by its dynamic culinary scene. Still relatively untouched by tourism, these valleys make for not only a great meal, but a perfect opportunity for exploration.
Chile Biking is a signature B&R Biking trip—expertly guided, small groups, premium hotels.
Santiago to Santiago
7 Days / 6 Nights
Price per person from: $6,795
Single supplement: $1,000
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Rendezvous in Santiago and head due west into the fertile and lush Casablanca Valley. Enjoy a brief tasting at Viñedos Orgánicos Emiliana, before heading out for a casual ride through farmland and past eucalyptus groves, then stop for a picnic at Kingston Vineyards.
Today, the Andes will provide the perfect backdrop to the stunning San Antonio Valley as we ride a classic loop from the hotel, taking in a wine tasting, a horse handling demonstration and a typical asado-style lunch.
Pass through the exclusive beach resort of Santo Domingo before biking south, away from vines and emerging onto the coast, offering spectacular views. Stop for a casual lunch in the beach town of Matanzas before rolling along to our beach-side hotel.
Meet for lunch at a local picada and ride to the edge of Marchigue and the restored hacienda that will be our home for the next two nights. Enjoy dinner in the hotel after an interactive cooking demonstration with Chef Pilar Rodriguez.
Push yourself this morning (or sleep in!) with an optional 72 km (45 mi.) ride deep into the agricultural heart of Chile. We’ll later meet at the Vik Winery, famous for its intelligent application of modern technologies and traditional winemaking values.
Head north toward the wine region of Maipo and enjoy a gourmet lunch at Fundación Origen, a non-profit organization helping improve local sustainability. Later, explore Santiago and dine at the personal home of Chef Maria Eugenia Terragno.
We’ll say our goodbyes over breakfast this morning and wish you buen viaje, be that homeward or onto another adventure.
La Casona de Matetic, Matetic
The place to stay outside of Santiago, this small and intimate retreat of seven rooms is a restored former colonial farm. The attached award-winning winery and beautiful location make it a favourite. View hotel website »
A simple yet chic surf lodge, Surazo lies on a remote black-sand beach on the central coast, hours from civilization. Its wooden features and trees growing through the middle of the restaurant and most terraces provide guests with a relaxing and natural atmosphere to unwind. The hotel also offers a beachfront patio and an alpine-style wood hot tub, perfect for watching the stars. View hotel website »
Residencia Historica, Marchigüe
A restored farmhouse dating from the 18th century and nestled amongst fruit orchards, the Residencia is a bastion of colonial sensibilities and a great place to sit back and unwind. View hotel website »
The W Hotel, Santiago
This hotel collection is famous for its contemporary and youthful approach to luxury accommodation. Not quite as boisterous as some of its immediate family, the Santiago location boasts impeccable service and stunning views of the snow-capped Andes. View hotel website »
This trip is rated Moderate. The daily bike rides will average roughly 35 km (22 mi.) on good quality, paved roads with shorter options available for each ride.
You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.
- All accommodation
- All breakfasts, six lunches and six dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicle
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Choice of a dropped bar road bike or a lightweight hybrid, and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters, hotel service and local support
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We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
Notes from the Road
- Matetic Estate: An Unlikely Journey“More of the same,” the scant neighbours must have thought when the first truckloads of sheep arrived. Little did they know. It is doubtful that even great-great-grandfather Matetic could have imagined his family’s future success. A Balkan immigrant …