Duration: 6 Days - 5 Nights
Location: Chile
Special Info: USD $3,260 per person

Join us in a thrilling bike tour through mountains, wine valleys, cities and the Central Coast of Chile, where the soft rolling hills and extensive vineyards will be our travel companions.

Bike Tour Casablanca Wine Valley Chile

Casablanca Wine Valley Bike Tour Chile

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Bike Tour Casablanca Wine Valley Chile

We will bike around the renowned wine valleys of Maipo and Casablanca. The first one famous for its red wines such as Carménère and Cabernet Sauvignon, and the second one famous for its Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, to then travel along the beautiful and little known Valley of Leyda. We will walk around Valparaíso, World Heritage Site, and we will visit Pablo Neruda’s Museum at Isla Negra in front of the storm-tossed Pacific Ocean.

*Click on Day Title to see the activity.

  • Day 1 Arrive to Santiago

    We will be waiting at the airport to take you to your hotel located in Providencia neighborhood, one of the most lively areas in Santiago. We will then walk around the nooks and crannies of Santiago to stretch our legs and explore the city and finish the day with a great welcome dinner in one of our favorite restaurants.

    Accomodation at
    : Torremayor hotel or similar

    Meals: Welcome Dinner

  • Day 2 Biking in Maipo Valley and visit Concha y Toro Winery

    Today we’ll visit the traditional country town of Pirque, located in the upper Maipo valley. We’ll start out from Santiago by van and we’ll begin cycling once we get to the rural areas, pedaling alongside old roads with views over the valley, the Andes Mountains and the extends vineyards. We’ll eat lunch at a charming local restaurant, to then continue biking towards Chile’s most famous winery: Concha y Toro. This is also one of the largest wineries in the world. Here we’ll have a well deserved wine tasting tour. Finally, we’ll jump in the van and drive to our hotel located in Casablanca valley.

    Accommodation at: Casablanca Hotel & SPA.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and wine tasting

    Total biking distance: 40 km

  • Day 3 Emiliana Organic Winery and Bike to Tunquen Beach

    After biking in the Maipo Valley, today we will bike the Casablanca valley, one of the most famous wine valleys of the country. We’ll begin our day visiting the Orgánicos Emiliana Winery, here we’ll take a wine tour. Then, we mount our bikes and start cycling throughout rolling and quiet roads towards the beach of Tunquen, one of our favorite beaches in Chile. The route is more difficult than yesterday’s, you will enjoy it even more if you are an avid rider. If that is not your case, don’t worry we have a sag van to help you!! Once we arrive at the beach, we’ll eat a homemade picnic lunch and then jump in the van to drive back to our hotel in Casablanca.

    Accommodation at: Casablanca Hotel & SPA.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and wine tasting

    Total biking distance: 60 km

  • Day 4 Bike Curacavi and Casablanca Valleys

    After biking to Tunquen, today we will bike a bit more in Casablanca valley and Curacavi Valley. We will start our bike ride loop along country roads in Curacavi Valley and we’ll finish back in Casablanca Valley. We’ll pedal some grades at the El Pangue road and from its highest point we’ll enjoy panoramic views of the wine valley. We will enjoy a deluxe picnic under the trees to then head our way to Valparaíso, World Heritage Site. In this magnificent city, we will walk around Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción, following alleys and streets with impressive views to the bay. We will spend the night in Valparaíso.

    Accommodation at: Boutique Hotel in Valparaiso.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and wine tasting

    Total biking distance: 30 km

  • Day 5 Visit Neruda’s Museum and Bike Leyda Valley

    Having rested of yesterday’s biking, today we will continue our tour driving along the undulating hills of the Coastal Range to get to Isla Negra and visit the home-museum of Pablo Neruda. After the visit, we will drive around 30 minutes to Leyda Valley, one of the biker’s best well-kept secrets and where we will ride today. Pedaling the quiet roads that meanders through the extensive vineyards of this alluring region, with a few thigh burning climbs is an experience in itself! Our pedaling will finish just a few miles from the lovely town of Pomaire, where you will delight your palate with a fantastic picnic lunch. We will then go back to Santiago and stay overnight in a centrally located hotel.

    Accomodation at: Torremayor hotel or similar

    Meals: Breakfast, and Picnic Lunch

    Total biking distance: 30 km

  • Day 6 Transfer to Santiago’s Airport

    Today we will take you from your hotel to Santiago’s Airport to catch your flight. End of our services.

  • ◦ If you are interested in this tour, please send us an email to [email protected]
    ◦ Rate per person, USD $3,260 based in double occupancy. Single Supplement USD $560
    ◦ Group rates based on 10 people, USD $1,980 per person based in double occupancy.
    ◦ We can confirm this tour with a minimum of 2 clients.
    ◦ Let us know you are interested and we will email you our booking form.
    ◦ All our programs can be modified according to your requirements or your needs.
    ◦ WE ALSO HAVE A LUXURY VERSION OF THIS TOUR, ASK FOR OUR PRIVATE DEPARTURE LUXURY TOUR AND ITS RATES.

  • ◦ Professional guide, English speaking
    ◦ 5 nights lodging at Hotels
    ◦ Private transportation
    ◦ Professional driver
    ◦ Meals as indicated on the program
    ◦ Bike and helmet
    ◦ Basic cycle parts (cable housing, tubes, tires and spokes)
    ◦ All activities according to the itinerary
    ◦ Tips at restaurants
    ◦ Wine tasting
    ◦ Entrance fees at museums and wineries
    ◦ Accidents insurance

  • ◦ International flights
    ◦ Laundry
    ◦ Meals not indicated (mostly dinners)
    ◦ Gratuities for guide and driver
    ◦ Drinks and wine at restaurants
  • ◦ Available All year round* 2017 and 2018 (*except February)
    ◦ We run this tour under a private departure request. In this case you set the dates.
    ◦ We can confirm this tour with a minimum of 2 clients.
    ◦ Let us know you are interested and we will email you our booking form.
    ◦ All our programs can be modified according to your requirements or your needs.
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    HIGHLIGHTS

    ◦ Small groups, usually 4 people and no bigger than 10.
    ◦ Professional and dedicated English speaking guides.
    ◦ Pedal alongside one of Chile’s most beautiful and scenic routes of the central valley
    ◦ Meet less touristy places located off the beaten path
    ◦ Visit by bike three of the most famous wine valleys in Chile: Maipo, Casablanca and Leyda
    ◦ Enjoy traditional Chilean food and delicious homemade picnic lunches.
    ◦ Stay overnight at comfortable hotels in Santiago, Casablanca and Valparaíso.
    ◦ Visit Pablo Neruda’s House-Museum in Isla Negra
    ◦ Bicycle in Tunquen, one of the most scenic beaches of the central valley
    ◦ Support vehicle on rides and English speaking guides with great knowledge on Chilean wines
    ◦ This is a 100% biking experience although we will have a support vehicle in case we need it.
    ◦ Customized pace: we stop as much as you want.
    ◦ Before or after the tour, you can join our wine tours in the Central Valleys or city tours in Santiago.
    ◦ Deluxe on route picnics.

    DIFFICULTY

    Easy, You’re not a fanatical rider, but you exercise regularly and enjoy a leisurely day’s spin on your bike. Expect a relaxed pace over gently rolling terrain, with some ups and downs  and vistas and valleys. Average distance per day: 25-35 miles / 40-50 km.

    PACKING TIPS

    We advise you to bring clothing for warm and cold weather; also including helmet and cap, brightly colored cycling jerseys, arm and leg warmers, base layers, windbreaker, booties, gloves, two pairs of sneakers, a waterproof jacket and any other waterproof item, sunglasses, bathing suit and sandals. Don’t forget your camera!

    HOTELS

     As indicated in the program or similar

    VEHICLES

    Modern van or minibus according to group size, air-conditioned

    ITINERARY MODIFICATIONS

    Slight itinerary modifications might occur due to weather and or road conditions, or force majeur.

    INSURANCE

    Any policy you purchase should, at the very least, cover trip cancellation, loss of baggage, accident/life coverage, travel delays, and non-refundable airline tickets. Carriers for travel insurance include Travel Guard and Travelex. You may also consider insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation. Search the web to find the best deal that suits your needs- read the fine print.

    ROAD SAFETY

    Besides your own on-road safety gear (helmet, rearview mirrors, bright colored jerseys and gloves) we provide a support vehicle that drives at the rear of the group with a road-sign that alert other drivers the presence of bike riders on the road. Drivers in Chile are used to bicycles on the road, so they shouldn’t bother you while riding. All our staff communicates by radio at all times.

    90 MINUTES RIDING WAIT POLICY

    In order to ensure that the timing and logistics of the rides and tour go more smoothly, please be informed that from the time that it takes for the first rider to complete a ride, the transportation vehicles will wait a maximum of 90 minutes for the remaining cyclists to finish riding. After this point, the riders yet to reach the finish line will have to get into the vans and be transported in the vehicles to reunite with the group.

    [icon_check]BICYCLE CHOICE

    If you bring your own bike, make sure they have tires of at least 28 cm size. Although the road surfaces are normally in fine shape, one never knows what condition they will be in after the winter. Pack your bike well in a bike box that we can easily store for its transportation during the tour. Standard size bike hard-cases are welcomed, nevertheless if they are extremely oversized they might have to be stay in Santiago.

    NON STANDAR WHEELS

    If your wheel size is different than 700, you MUST bring your own parts (tires, tubes and spokes). Likewise, if your wheels have any special features make sure you bring your own special spokes.

    BIKE FRIDAY

    If your bike is like one of the Bike Friday models, please make sure you bring enough bike parts (especially: tires, tubes and spokes), as in Chile there are no places where you can purchase any part for that kind of bike.

    CURRENCY

    In Chile, the local currency is called “Peso”.

    The current exchange rate is $1 USD = $650 Chilean Pesos (CLP).

    Travel checks are not convenient because only few places accept them and the exchange rate is 10% lower than dollar bills. Most credit cards are accepted at shops, restaurants and hotels. The most common cards are Master Card, Visa and Dinners Club. American Express is less commonly accepted that the others. There is no need to bring a large amount of cash; there are ATMs almost everywhere we go on the tour. The maximum amount of money that you can withdraw per day is equivalent to $300.000 CLP.

    For up to date information we suggest you visit the website www.xe.com/ucc/

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