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 Tour of the Maipo Valley
Every week day, morning & afternoon
Taste delicious wine
Ride through the vineyards
A Half-Day Escape By Bike Amongst Chile’s Finest Wines
The Maipo Valley, a hidden oasis on the outskirts of Santiago, is the perfect place to savor the best of Chile’s wine culture. Pedal by the Andean foothills deep into Chilean countryside on either our morning or afternoon tour. We travel along on the edge of the world’s largest vineyard, ending our 9-km outing at a quaint, boutique winery, William Fevre. 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!
With a La Bicicleta Verde wine and bike tour, you can be more green, support local businesses, and have a lot more fun! There’s no better way to escape the city for a few hours than gently cycling in the fresh mountainous air. The natural beauty and high quality wines originally brought us to the Maipo Valley, but is our vineyard partners, who believe that bikes should be part of our local sustainability, that have convinced us to stay (not that we needed much push!). The Green Gurus (your guides) are wine experts and will make you feel comfortable during the experience.
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Adults: 40.000 CLP (about $65 USD) each
Children (2-11 years): 20.000 CLP (about $33 USD) each
Please note: Our tours are not suited for children under the age of 2.
Monday-Friday at 9:00AM or 2:00PM
Monday-Friday at 2:00PM
Note: Saturday and Sunday are also available, but these tours will include only tasting since the vineyard bodegas are closed. Please get in touch if you want to reserve a Saturday or a Sunday.
MEETING & ENDING POINT:
Meet at Las Majadas de Pirque
End at William Fevre Winery
Relaxed, but be confident on a bike
Total distance: approximately 8-9 km
Minimum 1, maximum 15
Average group size is usually 6 travelers!
WHAT TO BRING:
Cash for a taxi (around 8.000 CLP each way), comfy clothes, sunscreen, a backpack (if you plan to purchase any wine)
- Your green machine (the bike)
- 4 wine tastings
- A bilingual guide
Note: tips and insurance are not included.
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, making the bike ride peaceful but accessible at the same time. Upon arrival, you will be provided with bikes and helmets for a beautiful 1 to 1.5-hour ride through Maipo Valley. Along the way, 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.
MAKE YOUR WAY TO 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.
Your guide will provide a lot of information about the three factors that affect the sugar content of grapes: sunlight, humidity, and soil. Our tour promises not to indulge in wine snobbery! Here, we will focus on the development of the vineyards and the stories of the wine-makers that have made this region famous.
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!
HEAD BACK TO THE CITY
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 a boutique vineyard, William Fevre
Just $65 USD or 40.000 CLP for unforgettable memories!
Our green bikes are waiting for you in Las Majadas de Pirque
Ride through the vineyard, learn the history, and enjoy wine tasting: what are you waiting for? Come join us!
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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