Chile Bike Tours
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, and nowhere is this more evident than our final night hotel, the Vina Vik, recently named one of the world's best new hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
7 Days / 6 Nights
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Day by Day
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.
Enjoy an easy ride through the colonial town of Santa Cruz and into the Apalta Valley, considered by many to be the countries premium wine making region.
Push inland to the Vik Hotel, arriving in time for a sumptuous lunch and wine tasting. The afternoon is yours to enjoy with the spa and infinity pool at your disposal – or head into the mountains by bike, foot or horse! This afternoon we will celebrate together in the hotels dining room.
After breakfast we’ll transfer back to Santiago arriving around noon.
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
Surrounded by hills and located just outside of Santa Cruz, Residencia Historica is a restored country house dating back to the 18thC. Nestled among an oasis of eucalyptus trees, fruit orchard and rose gardens, and offering 23 elegant rooms, this residence is the ideal place to enjoy peace and serenity. View hotel website »
Viña Vik, Millahue
Recently named one of the world's best new hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine, the latest offering from the Vik group lives up to the hype that surrounds anything this name is on. A gorgeous setting in 11,000 acres of valleys, lakes, vines, hills forests and majestic mountains, and impeccable style combine to make this an unforgettable experience. View hotel website »
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.
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