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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.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
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.”
Old world charm meets new world cool
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.
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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 lunch at Casa del Bosque
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 opt (or not) to stretch your legs with a century ride today. Enjoy dinner at the hotel after some down time by the pool.
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.
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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 »
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 »
Noi Blend, Santa Cruz
An exciting and contemporary styled hotel in the heart of old world wine country, the Noi Blend is the perfect place to unwind and relax amidst the gardens outdoor spaces. View hotel website »
I don’t know how B&R does it – the quality of their trips is so consistently high! Just when we think they couldn’t do anything as good as our last trip, they do! Another fantastic experience with B&R.Carolyn Zaslaw
Butterfield & Robinson’s Chile Biking tour starting and ending in Santiago showcases this culturally robust country’s mix of European and indigenous influences with a Mediterranean-like climate perfect for cycling.The Art of Travel
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— George Butterfield
The daily bike rides will average roughly 45 km (28 mi.) on good quality, paved roads with shorter options available for each ride.
“I bike about once a week at home.”
Gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- 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
- Use of a bicycle 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
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.
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