At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
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.
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.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
A country of opposites
Want sumptuous meals, world-class wines, old-world charm and zero jet lag? Bienvenido a Chile. Here, quiet roads through the countryside open up into epic ocean views along the spectacular coast. Picnics, barrel tastings and a cooking demo form one of the country’s top chefs reveal a culinary culture worth savouring. And the futuristic Vina Vik inspires all kinds of awe.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Steph GulledgeView Steph’s Profile
Converted from USD based on the latest exchange rate. Final amount and payment will be in USD. Final conversion rate is determined by your bank.
Santiago to Santiago Share This Trip request a
Ready for Adventure?
Simply fill out this form to view the itinerary. We’ll also email you a copy so you can refer back to it later.
Select Your Trip Dates
Go with the right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
This departure is either sold out or almost fully booked. With a deposit, we will request additional rooms from our hotels where possible.
Adult Family Trips
These are departures we have designated as appropriate for families with kids in their late teens and 20s.
Have a custom trip designed exactly to your interests. Like a tailor making a bespoke suit, it will fit you perfectly.
Our Bespoke trip designers are a talented bunch who can craft unforgettable experiences for your specific group—and working within your needs and budget.
Get in touch with a Trip Designer to begin planning your perfect vacation.REQUEST A QUOTE
Day by Day
Rendezvous in Santiago and head due west into Casablanca Valley. Enjoy a tasting at Viñedos Orgánicos Emiliana before setting out on a pleasant ride through vast farmland and eucalyptus groves.
Take a loop ride through the stunning San Antonio Valley today with the Andes towering in the background. Pause for a wine tasting and horse handling demonstration then, enjoy a walking tour through the UNESCO city of Valparaíso before dinner.
Spend the day pedalling away from vines and emerging onto the coast, waves crashing on your right and mountain views on your left. Stop to sample homemade empanadas at lunch before rolling along to our oceanside hotel.
From the coast to the countryside ride to your secret picnic lunch destination with views of the Andes. This evening, we'll be hosted by our friend for a magical night at their food and wine studio.
Ride past Santa Cruz into the Apalta Valley—the country's premium winemaking region. Stop in at one of our favourite wineries for a tasting along with lunch before continuing to your luxurious stay.
Set out on a loop ride through the Millahue landscape dominated by estancias. This afternoon, discover Vina Vik's estate by foot, bike, or horse after sampling the wine. Later you'll find a special final night celebration here at the Vik.
We'll say goodbye over breakfast, then wish you buen viaje!
Deep within the Andes.
Hotel La Casona de Matetic, Lagunillas
One of the best places 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.
Noi Blend Colchagua, Palmilla
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.
Hotel Vina 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. A property surrounded by 11,000 acres of valleys, lakes and majestic mountains, combined with an impeccable design make for an unforgettable experience.
Hotel Surazo, Matanzas
A simple yet chic surf lodge, Surazo lies on a remote black-sand beach on the central coast. Surrounded by flora, the terraces provide a relaxing atmosphere to unwind. The hotel also offers a beachfront patio and an alpine-style wood hot tub, perfect for watching the stars.
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 showcases this culturally robust country’s mix of European and indigenous influences with a Mediterranean-like climate perfect for cycling.The Art of Travel
The daily bike rides will average roughly 45 km (28 mi.) on good quality, paved roads with shorter options available for each ride.
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, including a stay at the world-class Viña Vik hotel
- 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
The Local Bikes
On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit for your size and weight. As an alternative, you can ride a local e-bike that provides electric assistance whenever you want it. We also equip you with a handlebar bag, helmet, and water bottle.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
More Trip Inspiration
And your mind? Totally and utterly blown.
We craft extraordinary experiences, tailor made to meet
your every need, with every stitch of every day crafted
just the way you want it. Learn more about Bespoke
Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
The Viña Vik: Finding Heaven in Chilean Wine Country
In Deep: Santiago’s Barrio Lastarria
In Chile, a New Perspective on a (Very) Old Place
Cuisine 101: 7 Delicious Chilean Dishes
The Art of Travel
In Pictures: Chile
Vines 101: Chilean Wine
Bike Tours That Wine and Dine You
Matetic Estate: An Unlikely Journey
B&R Fund: Scholarship Fund with Kuska School
A Taste of South America at Home: Argentinian Beef Empanadas
Bespoke Stories: An “Off-the-Grid” Adventure for a Father & Son in Peru
Spectacular Stays: The Singular Patagonia
7 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Panama City
Beyond Buenos Aires: Exploring Northern Argentina
South America’s Best-Kept Secret: Uruguay
© 2021 Butterfield & Robinson Inc. All Rights Reserved