Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country

Guided Bike Tours in Chile - Cycling Chile's Wine Country
  • Length 8 days
  • From USD$0
  • Style/Level Classic 2.0
  • 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 that 8 days is just not enough, consider our 11-day tour, Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country Plus! the Pacific Coast bicycle tour.

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


  • Santiago de Chile, Chile’s Central Wine Valley, Santa Cruz, Pacific Coast Beaches, winery visits


  • 8 days, 7 nights, meals as noted in itinerary, wine tastings. Shuttle back to Santiago on the last day of the tour

  • 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.

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  • Total distance 350 km (217 miles)
  • Average daily distance 58 km (36 miles)
  • Tour style Classic
  • Tour level 2.0

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: Shuttle to Santiago

If you are in beach mode we recommend sticking around this area. If not, we’ll shuttle you back to Santiago today for your flight home or more adventures in South America. Whatever you decide Buen Viaje!

Meals : Breakfast

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  • The best bike tour I””ve ever had! The guides were so knowledgeable, helpful and entertaining; food was amazing and the wineries excellent! The culture and countryside spectacular too. The route was planned perfectly and appropriately for our groups bike experience, there were options on long trip days which were appreciated.

    Callie R., Mercer Island, WA – March 2018
  • Meals were great. Above expectation,,,loved the fresh veggies and fruit, Lodging was upscale and most comfortable. Bike worked perfectly problems. Loved meeting the Chileans! We like ExperiencePlus! tours, easy going but carefully done and caring guides with safety built in. Love the chalk arrows.

    Jane O., Leawood, KS
  • Awesome ride, roads, food, and wine.

    Charlene R., Cheyenne, WY