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 Maipo Valley
A Half-Day Escape By Bike Amongst Chile’s Finest Wines
Taste Delicious Wine
Ride Through the Vineyards
Pedal by Andean foothills, deep into Chilean countryside, savoring the wine culture found throughout the Maipo Valley, a hidden oasis on the outskirts of Santiago. We offer tours both in the morning and afternoon, on the edge of the world’s largest vineyard, ending our 9km outing at a quaint, boutique winery, William Fevre; famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc.
Our exclusive, daily wine experience starts at Las Majadas de Pirque, just outside of Santiago’s urbanisation, making the bike ride peaceful but accessible at the same time. On this 90 minute gentle downhill ride, you will see several vineyards from a hundred years ago, such as Concha y Toro, and more than 10 boutique wineries that make this valley so memorable.
Your guide will provide a lot of information about the three factors that affect the sugar content of grapes: sunlight, humidity, and the soil. Our tour promises not to indulge in wine snobbery! The tour will focus on the development of the vineyards and the stories of the wine-makers that have made this region famous. Imagine yourself on vacation, riding a green bike in the middle of a vineyard with the Andes towering in the background. This unique experience is enough to make anyone envious!
Want to explore downtown Santiago before your wine tasting? Check our 2-day package HERE for a full introduction of Chile’s capital.
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. Although small, our vineyard of choice, William Fevre, originates from Burgundy, France and it produces more than 6 grape varieties, bottling 14 individual blends with different barrel maturation. 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 are the ONLY bike tour visiting Maipo Valley 7 days a week, twice a day. We choose to lead a tour here because of its central location, just 20 minutes from the metro station, 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 8km 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.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00am or 1:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00am or 2:00pm
$65 USD/40.000 CLP
50% off for children 11 and under!
The vineyard is open from Monday – Friday for visits of the interior winery
(Saturday and Sunday, only tasting without the bodega visits)
Approx. 8-9 km by bicycle
Relaxed, but be confident on your bike
Available for children ages 2 and up – please request with prior notice
AVERAGE GROUP SIZE:
Average 6 people
Max 15 – insuring you a boutique experience
WHAT TO BRING:
Cash for a taxi (around $5,000 clp each way), comfy clothes, sunscreen, maybe a backpack if you think you might buy some wine
Water, helmet, a bilingual guide, your green machine (bike) and 4 wine tastings
Insurance, tip for the guide
Meet Your Guide at Las Majadas de Pirque
Meet your green T-shirted guide at the impressive 19th century mansion, Las Majadas 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 making your way to the family owned vineyard, William Fevre.
After the first hour of cycling our way alongside the 100 year old vines, we will stop to talk about the birth of the valley and the grapes, focusing also on this unique terrain. During the ride, you have the opportunity to photograph the impressive panoramic views of the mountains.
William Fevre Vineyard
Our final destination is the William Fevre vineyard for the tasting of Chilean wine! Your Guru will explain the wine-making process, as we walk through the modern production rooms, containing equipment used to make wine of all varieties. A super relaxing morning/afternoon will include 4 wine tastings of William’s Fevre famous wine. 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!
After a tour
After your tour is finished, ask our team for the best way to get back to the metro station. They will happily help you organize transportation back to the city center.
GOOD TO KNOW
Get ready to visit the world's largest vineyard: Concha y Toro
Ride through the vineyard, learn the history and enjoy wine tasting: what are you waiting for? Come join us!
$65 USD or 40000 CLP for unforgettable memories!
Our green bikes are waiting for you in Las Majadas 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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