BIKES

Do I have to wear a helmet?

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As it stands, Chilean law does indeed require it, apart from the fact it is a basic safety measure.

Can I bike on the sidewalk?

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Unfortunately, no — you can only walk next to your bike on the sidewalk. However, on many streets, there are bike lanes that you can ride safely in. When biking on the road, stay to the right side and signal with your hands when making a turn or stopping.

Do you have bikes for children?

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Yes! We also have trailers available for children 3 years old & younger.

Should I be really physically fit to do a tour with La Bicicleta Verde? I haven’t ridden a bike since I was 12 years old!

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No, not at all. Anyone who knows how to ride a bike will enjoy our tours. Both children and elderly folk have joined us over the past months with no problems as all. All of our tours have a number of short stops while in route to share information, ask questions, laugh and rest when needed. We have put together a ride that is suitable for all skill levels and ages, from those who haven’t ridden for years to those who ride regularly. La Bicicleta Verde is a great option for the whole family. It’s all as easy as …well, riding a bike! No, you will not be the first grandmother or grandfather riding the tours. Our afternoon tour, Parks and Politics, is a gentle ride through the parks and downtown Santiago, pedaling and coasting right about 6.8 miles or 11 kilometers. Our morning tour, Local Life, is a gentle ride through the northern part of Santiago, including Bella Vista, Patronato, and into the main square. This easy-going outing is just over 4.1 miles long or 6.6 kilometers long. Santiago is an ideal city for bike riding or bike tourism, due to its level landscape, spacious park space, and relatively uncluttered side streets. All of this makes for a simple route for almost all types of individuals. If you feel comfortable riding a bike through a park at a slow speed, you will feel comfortable on our tours.

Are there any age or height requirements?

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At this moment, all passengers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. While there is no height requirement, our bikes are best suited for individuals over 1.60 meters or 5’3″ tall. As for our tallest customers, we have had visitors measuring in at nearly 6’8″ (nearly 2 meters!) tall. Considering our bike tours are designed to be relaxing rather than a racing competition, our beach bikes fit visitors of all sizes.

TOURS

Where do the Santiago bike tours start?

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At the La Bicicleta Verde office, located on the corner of Loreto and Santa Maria.

Can I take a tour without a reservation?

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Reservations are always recommended, as we have a limited amount of bikes. If you want to come on a tour but don’t have a reservation, please give us a call at +56 2 2570 9939 or email us at info@labicicletaverde.com to see what’s available.

Should I bring my own bike to the tour?

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No need! All of our tours include a green, 1970s beach cruiser bike. We also provide a helmet and bottle of mineral water for every rider. And of course, a bilingual guide (English and Spanish) will lead you throughout the route.

Is it safe to take a bike tour in Santiago?

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Santiago is a very safe city. Chileans are very respectful of us throughout our tour, slowing down to give us the right-of-way at turns and stopping when we must cross at the different side streets throughout the route.

Santiago is an ideal city for bike riding or bike tourism due to its level landscape, spacious park space, and relatively uncluttered side streets. All of this makes for a simple route for almost all types of individuals. If you feel comfortable riding a bike through a park at a slow speed, you will feel comfortable on our tours. Safety and comfort are La Bicicleta Verde’s number 1 priorities.

Can I change the schedule of departure for my tour?

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Of course! All of our tours can be made private for a minimal charge. When you make your reservation, just let us know what time you want to schedule your tour.

How big are the groups on the bike tours?

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Most groups average from 6-8 people with a maximum of 15 passengers. Any groups over 5 passengers go with two guides just to make the tour more personalized.

Will you organize outings for large groups?

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Without a doubt. We have organized tours for groups of 100!

I had a great time on the tour. What can I do to support you or where can I send a testimonial myself?

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We’re so happy to hear that! Please send your comments and any appropriate photos to info@labicicletaverde.com. Of course, we also always appreciate a review on TripAdvisor or your recommendation to other travelers or your hotel.

RENTALS

Can I rent a bike without a reservation?

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Although reservations are not required for bike rentals, those who have made reservations are given first priority. If you want to rent a bike but don’t have a reservation, please give us a call at +56 2 2570 9939 or email us at info@labicicletaverde.com to see what’s available.

Do you rent bikes?

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Yes, every day of the week. We have hourly rates, half-day, and full-day rates. We have several types of mountain bikes, all of which are Trek. We have green beach cruiser bikes for rent. We also have a tandem, two-person single-speed bike for rent. Pick-up is at our office, but if you would prefer that we pick up and drop off the bikes at a different location, just let us know upon making your reservation.

Check out our rental details!

Where can I bike to during my bike rental?

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Anywhere you want! We have a whole bunch of places to recommend, so just ask us when you come to pick up your green machine. One place we highly recommend going with a mountain bike is San Cristobal Hill — beautiful views of Santiago await you at the top!

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