Two of us had a lovely afternoon being shown round the vineyard by Antonia, who explained everything about the growing of vines and different types of wine, which we were shown how to taste and appreciate. A great guide, genuinely interested and interesting, many thanks.
Bike and Wine Haras de Pirque
A HALF-DAY ESCAPE BY BIKE DISCOVERING CHILE’S FINEST WINES AT A UNIQUE VINEYARD
Taste delicious Chilean wine
Ride amongst the vines
Discover this exclusive wine-making process
Join us for a ride through the beautiful Haras de Pirque vineyard, where we’ll cruise through the vines, discovering how these conditions make this area so unique. The organic process ensures the best quality and healthiest grapes are used to produce the wine. Hopefully, we will also find some local birds and animals who share this natural territory!
We are surrounded by the hills of the central valley, as we learn about the origin and the history behind the grapes. We are on the edge of the valley, far from mass productions and instead nestled in a microclimate; who knows which of the four seasons we’ll enjoy today!
We will make our way back up to the impressive horseshoe-shaped winery where we’ll leave the bikes. After taking in the breathtaking view, we will have the pleasure of exploring the natural wine-making process but be prepared for a few stairs, because gravity is the main force that keeps everything natural. We’ll end with a paired tasting of 4 wines in the cool and quiet cellar.
If you’re hungry (or still thirsty!), head up to enjoy the view with some lunch and more wine.
Why take THIS tour, Why THIS tour with La Bicicleta Verde?
We offer the only half-day tour on a bike that includes a boutique vineyard. Our vineyard of choice, Haras de Pirque, produces more than 6 grape varieties with unique and truly individual blends for a novel taste. In contrast to a large group bus tour, you can be more green, local, and have a lot more fun with La Bicicleta Verde! There’s no better way to escape the city for a few hours than gently cycling in the fresh mountainous air.
Why cycle with us?
We chose to lead a tour here because of the natural beauty of the Maipo Valley and wine, but also due to our vineyard partners, who believe that bikes should be part of our local sustainability. The Green Gurus (aka your guides) are wine experts, but not wine snobs, and will make you feel comfortable during the experience.
Who should NOT take this tour?
If our 5km gentle route is not considered exhausting enough for any hard-core or enthusiastic cyclists, our bike and wine tour is not for you. Anyone wearing bike shorts or spandex will be disappointed! We offer an interactive experience, so please feel free to stop us and ask questions at any time. This isn’t a pretentious wine experience; it’s for those who enjoy wine, but are not necessarily experts! We are not the cheapest, but we offer a small group tailored bike and wine tour.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am
$78 USD/48.000 CLP
50% off for children 11 and under!
Only Saturday and Sunday. Please reserve online
Start: Haras de Pirque Vineyard
(Transportation is provided to Haras de Pirque Vineyard from Las Mercedes metro station)
Finish: Haras de Pirque Vineyard
(Transportation is provided back to Las Mercedes metro station)
Approx. 2.5 hours
Approx. 5 km by bicycle
AVERAGE GROUP SIZE:
Average of 6 people
Max 15 – insuring you a boutique experience
WHAT TO BRING:
Comfy clothes, sunscreen, maybe a backpack and cash if you think you might buy some wine or enjoy a delicious lunch
Water, helmet, a bilingual guide, your green machine (bike) and 4 wine tastings
Insurance, tip for the guide, pick up, lunch
Meet your guide at Haras de Pirque
Meet your green T-shirted guide at the impressive horseshoe-shaped winery, Haras de Pirque, located just outside Santiago’s city limits. Upon arrival, you will be provided with bikes and helmets for a beautiful 1 to 1.5-hour ride through Maipo Valley, before enjoying wine tastings at the unique vineyard, Haras de Pirque.
Pedal through the vines while taking in the gorgeous view of the valley. We will stop to talk about the region and why it is perfect for growing the highest quality grapes due to the terrior and the sun. Also, discover and learn about the people that work at the vineyard, producing such unique wine.
Haras de Pirque Vineyard
For the next hour, we’ll explore the unique processing facilities, as we climb amongst all the equipment used to make wine such as tanks and barrels. Discover how gravity helps the fermentation and aging to occur smoothly and naturally.
Finally – time to try some Chilean wine! We’ll enjoy 4 delicious wines in the cellar, enjoying the flavors and aromas of the whole process we witnessed. There will be an opportunity to visit the wine shop at the end of the tour to purchase some affordable vino to take home… or just to drink!
GOOD TO KNOW
Get ready to visit a unique vineyard, Haras de Pirque
Ride through the vineyard, learn the history and enjoy wine tasting: what are you waiting for?
$78 USD or 48000 CLP for unforgettable memories!
Our green bikes are waiting for you in Haras de Pirque
Easy bike ride through a beautiful vineyard with the Andes in the background. After the bike ride an in depth wine tasting. I would highly recommend this tour!
I had a great time on my bike tour of the vineyard. Our guide Mari was cool and was very knowledgeable about wine and the history of wine in Chile. Definitely a great way to spend half a day in Santiago.
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