How to get to the Maipo Valley from Santiago
Step by Step Guide to the Bike and Wine Tour in Pirque
This is our Step-by-Step Guide to help you find our Pirque office and starting point for the tour: Las Majadas de Pirque. This 1905 palace is located in the Maipo Wine Valley, otherwise known as the Concha y Toro Sector. The address is: Jose Julio Nieto s/n, Loteo Parque Las Majadas, Pirque, Región Metropolitana.
When you see this gorgeous gateway welcoming you inside, you arrived to Las Majadas de Pirque.
There are 2 primary options for arriving at Las Majadas de Pirque. We have listed them in what we believe to be easiest, budget friendly manner.
Metro + Uber/Taxi
The whole trip takes about 50-75 min. To use the metro you need a Bip card, which is the Metro Card used in Santiago. You can buy it in any Metro Station ($1550 CLP) and charge it there as well. If you only want to use it for the journey to the vineyard, charge the card with $1600 CLP per person, that will be enough to get you the metro ride there and back.
Anyone starting the trip in downtown Santiago or Providencia, start with step #1.
Anyone starting the trip in Las Condes or Vitacura area, start with step # 3.
- Take the Metro Line 5 (Green Line) in the southern direction of Vicente Valdes.
- You get off at the last stop: Vicente Valdes.
- Change to Metro Line 4 (Blue Line).
If you are traveling during peak hours, be sure to choose a red train, which will stop at your desired final stop, Las Mercedes station.
If you take a green train, you will need to change at a common station to move to a red train in order to stop at Las Mercedes, which is a red stop in peak hours.
You can recognise the train’s route looking at the lights over every door. Las Mercedes is a red stop, so make sure to take one of the trains with red lights.
Why red? Santiago has an express service that works during peak hours and allows trains to stop at alternate stations, reducing the number of stops and the duration of journeys. The stations on the line are divided into “green route” stations, “red route” stations and “common” stations (Spanish: estación común), where all trains stop and allow passengers to switch between red and green routes. The express service works from Monday to Friday, between 6am – 9am, 12 noon and 3pm, and 6pm – 9pm.)
- Travel in the southern direction of Plaza de Puente Alto.
- Get off at the Las Mercedes station.
(Las Mercedes is the 2nd to last stop. Do not go past and end up at Puente Alto).
- Disembark the metro and walk up the stairs, turn RIGHT to the eastern exit, “Salida Oriente” in Spanish. If you go out the Salida Poniente, you will see this and lots of taxis.
7. Order your Uber or hail a taxi. 99% of the taxis are located out the western exit, “Salida Oriente” in Spanish, of the Metro station Las Mercedes. An Uber will cost you about 5,000 – 6,000 CLP from the metro the Las Majadas de Pirque.
A taxi will cost you about 7,000-8,000 CLP for the same route. It is highly recommended that you negotiate your rate before entering into the taxi, as drivers are notorious for surprising tourists with touristy non-budget friendly rates if you wait to negotiate once you are already in the taxi. Tell the driver to go to Las Majadas de Pirque .The address is: G-405 3350, Pirque, Región Metropolitana if you want to open it on google maps or Waze.
Taxi or Uber from your Hotel in Santiago
You can also jump in an Uber or Taxi directly from your hotel or hostel in Santiago. In this case, you want to go directly to Las Majadas de Pirque, skip the subway… meet us at the bike and wine tour starting point. It’s an about 50 min ride by car.
It will cost a bit more, but if you want comfort, easy and a faster trip, it might be worth it depending on your budget. An Uber trip from downtown Santiago, Las Condes or Providencia will cost you about 17,000 CLP to 21,000 CLP one way. Of course, if you divide this between 4 people, this might be an obvious best option.
A taxi ride will probably cost you about 27,000 to 35,000 CLP. It is highly recommended that you negotiate your rate before entering into the taxi, as drivers are notorious for surprising tourists with touristy non-budget friendly rates if you wait to negotiate once you are already in the taxi. Tell the driver to go to Las Majadas de Pirque in Pirque. The address is: G-405 3350, Pirque, Región Metropolitana if you want to open it on google maps or Waze.
Choose one option – and enjoy your time at the Vineyard!
After your tour is finished, ask our team for the best way to get back to the metro station. They will happily help you to organize a transportation back to the city center for you!