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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.
Pure sophistication in South America’s secret
A land of dusty colonial towns and sparkling beach resorts, of rough-and-ready gauchos, subtle artists and, festive plazas—this is the Uruguay we know and love. We begin in the country’s capital, Montevideo, before working our way east to cycle the peaceful countryside, stroll white-sand beaches and sip wine with local producers. Venture through the undulating green of the “Uruguayan Tuscany,” with its vineyards blanketing verdant hills, to Punta del Este, a shining, glass beacon of South American summer. Our journey wraps up in Jose Ignacio, a refined hamlet on the Atlantic coast, whose serene and sandy streets make this former fishing village the stuff dreams are made of.
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Day by Day
Start your morning with a coastal ride through culturally rich neighbourhoods. Stop along the way to meet our local friend who's well respected in the community as a drum luthier and percussionist.
Hike your way into the countryside to find a landscape that exudes Tuscan charm. From a boutique olive grove to a vineyard perched in the hills, sample the robust flavours of this region.
Drift along a calm stream by kayak to explore the wetlands. Revel in the serenity and observe the wildlife as you paddle on to reach a beachside lunch. Stretch out with yoga facing onto the water.
Wander through a private marble sculpture park and discover the story of artist Pablo Atchugarry, a prominent Uruguayan sculptor. By bike, pedal on to the chic surf town of José Ignacio.
Take the local's path through pastoral landscapes to reach a village that appears to be frozen in time. Today is full of culinary delights, from a traditional cooking class to dinner at a cherished locale.
Pedal straight from the hotel along rural trails to reach a lagoon reserve where wildlife thrives, a surprise awaits in the midst of the forest. Celebrate your final night with a spectacular evening at the Bahia Vik.
Get a final glimpse of the Uruguayan coast and shake the sand out of your shoes. We'll escort you back to Montevideo airport for your onward travel.
Sip through Uruguay’s emerging wine scene.
Bahia Vik Jose Ignacio, Jose Ignacio
Perched on the dunes of the Atlantic, this property is the essence of unpretentious sophistication. The 11 beach-side bungalows and 18 suites look over Mansa Beach, a secluded paradise, each one designed and decorated differently, with vibrant colours and unique bathrooms, but all with the utmost attention to using local materials like wood, steel and zinc. An open courtyard and infinity pool just a few steps from the sand make this a must in Jose Ignacio.
Hotel Fasano Punta Del Este, Punta del Este
Located in the La Barra district at one of the country’s highest points, Hotel Fasano Punta del Este highlights the rustic elegance of the Uruguayan countryside in thirty-two bungalows, each with a private terrace offering panoramic views. The first Fasano restaurant outside of Brazil is also located here, offering spectacular views of the property to complement the family’s sophisticated culinary offerings.
Sofitel Montevideo Carrasco Hotel & Spa, Montevideo
The Sofitel Hotel & Spa in Montevideo is an enchanting hotel overlooking the Ramblas and a pedestrian and bike path that hugs the shore of the immense Rio de la Plata. Boasting neoclassical design reminiscent of colonial times in this coveted location, discover a world where antique traditions mingle with sophisticated style and modern life.
Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio, Jose Ignacio
Merging exceptional design, flawless personalized service, environmentally minded practices and an unparalleled collection of contemporary Uruguayan and international art—Estancia Vik is a remarkable property set in a magical backdrop where Marlboro country meets virgin San Tropez. Each suite has been imagined by an individual Uruguayan artist who has created works of art from these spaces.
B&R travel is seamless. The guides were awesome, the food was delicious and the wine was flowing. We loved our experience and would definitely return to ride skinny tires with your company again.— Julianne
Our guide was very enthusiastic. It almost seemed like he was a part of the family!— Nathan
This trip is appropriate for people looking for quality not quantity. Affectionately known as "false flat", the Uruguayan terrain is a friendly collection of rolling hills, not overly steep but often continuous. Daily biking distances are usually between 25 and 40 km (15 mi), on both asphalt and dirt roads. Some rides are only in the morning so you can relax afterwards in the impressive settings around you. Light hiking and kayaking is also a part of this experience. For the days with rides in the afternoon, you can always opt to hop in the van.
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 hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated
- Services of B&R guide(s)
- Support vehicles during activities
- Use of a customized bicycle and helmet
- Detailed maps and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
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 the perfect fit for your size and weight.
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.
Spend more time in Uruguay
Your trip begins and ends in Montevideo—Uruguay's beautiful oceanside capital. We recommend spending some time either before or after your adventure at the stunning Playa Vik resort in Jose Ignacio. Alternatively, you can take the ferry to Buenos Aires for a few days of exploration or use Montevideo as a base from which to visit other prominent South American cities like Rio or Santiago.
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