Pedal through a world-class family-owned vineyard with spectacular views over the Casablanca Valley. Located between Santiago and Valparaiso, Casablanca is Chile’s newly discovered cool climate valley and was named one of the 10 Great Wine Capitals of the World. This tour enables you to pedal through vines that are famous for producing Chile’s finest pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and syrah.
Meet us at Plaza Sotomayor at 10am to travel from our Valparaiso office with your guide to the winery, where your bikes and grapes await you. Look out for the Guide in a green t shirt!
If you are based in Santiago, the Cousiño Macul Bike and Wine Tour is a must do wine outing.
Why take THIS tour, Why THIS tour with La Bicicleta Verde? Casablanca is perfect because (1) It is only a short cab ride away making this tour not only affordable but stress free, (2) the Kingston Family purchased the terroir there nearly 100 years ago by the industrious John Kingston, making the vineyard as rich in history as it is in wine. An American prospecting for gold, Kingston never hit pay-dirt in the once dry and uninviting valley. However in the 1990’s Courtney Kingston thought the family land might be the perfect place to grow Pinot Noir, so cherished in Northern California where she studied and lived. With the first plantations of Pinot in the valley you could say the Kingston’s finally struck gold and today produce some of the most sought after wine in all of Chile.
Being family-owned is important to them, and to us!
Just a short cab ride from Chile’s Cultural Capital Valparaíso, Casablanca Valley started Chile’s terroir driven wine revolution with the first vines planted just some 40 years ago. Why would you come to Chile and miss it?
The tour includes 4 wine tastings, the 1st glass of wine being in among the vines in the vineyard, and the final three in the beautiful tasting areas.
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Meeting Point10.00am at Plaza Sotomayor to take transport to the vineyard together
Duration2-2.5 hours of tour, plus transportation
AvailabilityTuesday, Thursday, Saturday
DifficultyModerate, must be confident on your bike
Group sizeAverage 5, Max of 12 - insuring you a boutique experience
What to BringComfy clothes, camera, sunscreen, credit card or cash for wine
IncludedTransport to and from Valparaiso to the vineyard, bilingual guide, 4 tastings, gourmet sandwich, water, helmet, your mountain bike
Not includedInsurance, tips
Meet your guide
Our tour meets in Plaza Sotomayor in Valparaiso at 10am for the 30 minute ride out to the vineyard.
Your green guru will be there to transport you to the Kingston Family Vineyard. We will spend some time getting to know each other and the bikes. Once you are kitted out with helmets and water we begin our pedalling through Casablanca.
Pedal among the vines
11AM: Weave between the vines and take in the views with us. Thirsty already? Our guide sneaks a bottle of crisp Sauvignon Blanc wine out for a pause in the ride. We will enjoy it in a shaded cove amongst the native vegetation of the valley. We will learn how to smell, taste, and enjoy the wine!
Discover the cellars
12:30pm: It is time to dismount our bikes to discover the other side of the winemaking process. We are invited into the Kingston Family’s modern and innovative cellars to learn about their unique wine making process.
Enjoy the best wines
For the grand finale we head out to the courtyard together for… yes you guessed it MORE WINE! Taste the vineyards red wines while overlooking the vineyard and the valley as a whole. Take the chance to ask your guide any last wine questions as you enjoy a delicious sandwich.
Jfiddler: This is a very professional group that made the day fun and safe! On the wine tour you get to check out 2 different wineries
meldelsantos: The cycling was not too difficult and Chris was always considerate of everyone's cycling and fitness abilities...
techknogirl: We met the owner – Peter who is brilliant and fun - and he invited us to our last tour to Kingston Winery in Casablanca...