Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country Plus! the Pacific Coast

  • Length 11 days
  • From USD$0
  • Style/Level Classic 3.0
  • Countries Chile
  • Begin/End Santiago de Chile, Chile/Santiago de Chile, Chile
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One of the most prestigious “new world” wine producing regions, Chile’s central valley has produced award winning wines in recent years. Join us on our bicycle tour of the Chilean wine country where we pedal through vineyards of the Central Valley before turning south and bicycling along the stunning beaches of the scenic Pacific Coast. We stay in historic colonial cities such as Santa Cruz and Constitucion and visit secluded villages and beach resorts. This is an excellent trip for both wine and food lover and photographer!

If you are thinking this tour is just perfect but wish it were shorter – then visit our Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country bicycle tour.

Is cycling in South America for you? Check out our What to Expect: Cycling in South America page.

Highlights

  • Visit Historic Vineyards, Chilean wine, Colonial Chilean cities, Santiago de Chile, Bicycle the Pacific Coast of Chile

Includes

  • 11 days, 10 nights accommodation, meals as noted in itinerary, van support, bilingual tour leaders, wine tastings and visit to wineries. Shuttle back to Santiago

  • All Classic tour inclusions

Keep in mind

We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

Our bikes in South America are aluminum frames and the road bikes come with a carbon fork.


Date Price Private room fee Note
Mar 8-18, 2025 TBA TBA Minor itinerary changes coming for 2025. Book now and save $200 per person! Customers equal to or shorter than 150 cm/59 in and want an ebike, please contact us.
Sep 27-Oct 7, 2025 TBA TBA Minor itinerary changes coming for 2025. Book now and save $200 per person!
DateMar 8-18, 2025
PriceUSD$6050
Private room feeUSD$900
NoteMinor itinerary changes coming for 2025. Book now and save $200 per person! Customers equal to or shorter than 150 cm/59 in and want an ebike, please contact us.
DateSep 27-Oct 7, 2025
PriceUSD$6050
Private room feeUSD$900
NoteMinor itinerary changes coming for 2025. Book now and save $200 per person!

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  • Total distance 614 km (382 miles)
  • Average daily distance 68 km (42 miles)
  • Tour style Classic
  • Tour level 3.0

Highlights: Santiago, capital of Chile

We gather today in Santiago de Chile, the capital of Chile. Santiago is a delightful, metropolitan city. We suggest arriving at least a couple of days early so you can explore the covered market and San Cristóbal Hill, a major city landmark. We’ll have introductions and a welcome dinner tonight.

Meals : Dinner
Lodging : Eco Boutique Hotel Bidasoa

Highlights: Casa Silva winery + Viña VIK winery. Beginning of Chile central Valley or “zona huasa”

We’ll shuttle south into the Central Valley this morning and stop at our first winery for a tour followed by lunch. After lunch we’ll have our bike fitting before we begin cycling . The stunning Andes will be our backdrop today as we pedal through vineyards to our hotel, which is one of Chile’s most stunning wineries and hotels. Inspired by the Andes Mountains and the work of Frank Gehry, the Vina Vik hotel is nestled in the foothills of the Andes in the Millahue Valley, named “Lugar de Oro” or “Golden Place” by the native Mapuche. We’ll have dinner and a wine tasting in this stunning winery and hotel built by one of Chile’s award winning architects.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging : Vik Chile Hotel

Highlights: Watermills of Larmahue

On our bicycle ride to today we’ll pass several distinct towns in the central agricultural area of Chile as we pedal towards Santa Cruz, the capital city of this region. We’ll see watermills that were once used to irrigate the fertile farmlands of Chile’s most famous wine region. These important watermills are protected by UNESCO in the small town of Larmahue.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging : Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza

Highlights: Apalta Valley

Today we will do a loop ride out of Santa Cruz to the Valle de Apalta, home to several of Chile’s most important wines such as Montes, Casa Lapostolle, Ventisquero, and the up-and-coming wine of Neyen. Along the way we’ll learn about the culture and process of Chilean wine making. Many wineries along the our ride invite visitors to stop in for a visit. Feel free to stop and explore these wineries along today’s loop ride. We highly recommend taking time this afternoon to visit the Santa Cruz Museum, one of the best museums of Chile’s natural history.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza

Highlights: Lolol village & it local craft with mane

Ride from Santa Cruz to Colchagua valley passing through small villages along the oldest agricultural area of Chile with a colonial past still present in part of the architecture and quiet lifestyle.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging : Hacienda Histórica Marchigüe

Highlights: Ride from Marchugüe to Pichilemu beach

We pedal west today as we cross the coastal range to end up on the seaside in one of Chile’s most famous windsurfing beaches. You’ll notice the stark difference between the dry hills on the eastern side of the range and the green forests on the western/seaward side. Between the Andes and the Coastal Range, Chile has some of the most diverse climates in such a narrow stretch of land and today you will see that in person.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging : Lodge del Mar

Highlights: Salt flats at “Lo Valdivia”, Pacific coastline, Vichuquén lake

We ride south today and criss-cross the coastal hills again until we reach the Salt Flats of Lo Valdivia. As we pedal through forests and hills you’ll catch glimpses of the pacific before we finish in a small fishing village to gather before shuttling to our hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging : Hotel Marina de Vichuquen

Highlights: Pedaling the Pacific coast and massive rock formation at Constitución

We have a long day today, but don’t worry, if you want you can shorten the ride you will have the option to catch a ride over our first big hill. After we reach the coast we’ll continue south to Constitución. Pedal through pine forests and past sand dunes and rock formations to our beachside hotel. We’ll have a picnic lunch in Putu near the sand dunes. If you reach our hotel in time you can venture into the water or just enjoy the calm seaside hotel and relax before dinner together.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging : Cabanas Playa El Cable

Highlights: Rolling hills, Pacific Coast

We’ll be surrounded by cool pine forests for most of our ride to Chanco. Our hotel tonight is in the beach town of Pelluhue. You might enjoy exploring the nearby beach and active sand dunes which once buried Chanco over the last century before pine woods were planted to protect it.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging : Cabañas Campo Mar

Highlights: Hacienda Los Lingues, Balduzzi winery

We head inland today after shuttling to Cauquenes and a great ride along the Ruta de los conquistadores from Cauquenes to San Javier. After finishing up at the famous Vina Balduzzi we’ll shuttle to our hotel, a beautiful historic house nestled in the foothills of the Andes.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging : Hacienda Los Lingues

Highlights: Shuttle back to Santiago and wine tasting

We head back to Santiago today, but not without stopping at one last winery, one that was founded in 1880. We’ll be back in Santiago this afternoon between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. in time for you to catch flights home!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

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Pre-trip planning checklist



  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? Hard to pick one thing…this may have been our favorite of 7 ExperiencePlus! trips. The organization, guides, scenery, and people all combined to make for a wonderful vacation.

    Mary B., Newport Beach, CA
  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? Casa Silva Winery, Museum in Santa Cruz, riding along the ocean with the sanddunes, farm house for lunch, youth dancers — LOTS!

    Pat & Monte P. Ft Collins, CO
  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? Seeing the beautiful country, meeting wonderful Chileans and, of course, tasting fine wines.

    John S., Burke, VA