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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
Upon arrival in Montevideo, meet with your guide for a walking tour of the Old Town. After a barbecue lunch, hop on your bike for an ocean-side cycle along the Ramblas.
Learn about the process of olive oil making and enjoy a tasting, paired with a splendid view of the hillside below. Pedal to the Viña Eden winery for lunch and a tasting of the Eden Wines.
Mount your two-wheel steed and head out on a ride through the fields behind La Barra to the Atchugarry Foundation, a sculpture park concieved by a fascinating Uruguayan sculptor.
Cycle to the heart of Punta del Este and out along the peninsula to chic Jose Ignacio for a cocktail at Playa Vik. Be sure to pack your suit for a dip in the infinity pool perched above Playa Mansa.
Visit the Bodega Garzon, one of Uruguay’s fastest-growing wine producers. Bike along wide, scenic roads to the sleepy town of Garzón for lunch at a relaxed restaurant on the beach.
Cruise rural trails and quiet roads in the Natural Reserve of the Lagoon, on the lookout for native wildlife like armadillo, capybara, fox and deer that live in the region’s forests.
Enjoy the morning on Playa Mansa before heading to Montevideo for your onward travels. Consider adding on a few days at Bahía Vik to thoroughly soak in the gentle pace in Uruguay.
Probe 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 Major
Our guide was very enthusiastic. It almost seemed like he was a part of the family!— Nathan Welter
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. 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 bike rides
- 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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