Join us as we head out into the hustle and bustle of Santiago at sundown. This tour is for those who want to see Santiago in a different light… street light! We go from the outside in of town. Discover Santiago when people have finished work for the day, sporting a smile on their face and a sopaipilla in their hand! City life starts late in our capital but we like to dive in early to discover the up and coming hip neighborhoods. Tonight, you will not only see side streets and stunning parks, but also what it’s like to be a true Chileno.
Why take THIS tour, Why THIS tour with La Bicicleta Verde? Santiago struggles with pollution, so biking STGO is a greener and more efficient way to enjoy the city. Tonight you are the engine to your bicycle, leaving only green wheel prints behind. Our goal is to see sites unreachable by bus and share our personal experience of Chile’s culture and history. Our guides are bilingual, love STGO, and do not deliver generic, scripted tours! We refuse to be that ‘Same Tour, Different City’ tour company. We tell guide applicants to explain why they LOVE Santiago… if they can’t, we won’t interview them! Our aim is to inspire you to opt for bike tours and option wherever you go. If you’re still not convinced by this tour that’s ok, we got maaaad references. Check us out on TripAdvisor.
Who should NOT take this tour? We made a list of 7 people who are not welcome. #5 says: “people who do not like dogs, tattoos, the color green, or gay people because you will definitely hate what we do.” This tour tends to have 1-2 friendly stray dogs that follow the route. We talk about politics, social movements, and we can’t change the color of our bikes for this evening delight.
- Start Time6:30pm (Subject to Availability)
- Price$105 USD (Ask for a discount with groups over 5)
- Duration3 hours
- AvailabilityPrivate Tours are subject to availability. Check the online schedule or email us with specific date requests 72 hours in advance
- Start/FinishIn front of the Ritz Carlton Hotel - Metro El Golf (L1 Red line)
- Distance6-8 km
- DifficultyRelaxed. Be confident on the streets with your bike
- ChildrenAvailable for children ages 2 and up
- Group sizeMinimum of 4 people
- What to BringOnly yourself and comfy clothes, something a little warmer but no spandex required!
- InclusionsWater, helmet, sunscreen, bilingual guide and your green machine (bike)
- Not includedPick ups, Insurance
Ever since 2009 when Rolling Stone Magazine wrote about our city tours we have been working hard to impress you as much! Our green team guru is a local with all the Santiago downlow. For the night tour we meet near the metro El Golf outside the Ritz Carlton 15 minutes before we leave. Once everyone is kitted out, it’s GO TIME. This tour provides insider access to Santiago with an entertaining guide to experience the must-see landmarks.
6:30pm: We start by exploring El Golf neighbourhood that borders uptown upclass Vitacura. We take on a relaxing route through the centre of what locals call ‘Sanhattan’ due to the high skyscrapers here. You can gawk at the beautiful architecture and high-end designer stores. Just try not to get too distracted by your own gorgeous reflexion on the shiny windows of modern buildings.
7:30pm Next up, as the sun begins to set we see the beautiful light fall on the trees of Parque Bicentanario. This is the park that runs between Vespucio Norte and Vespucio Sur, which defines Santiago’s outer limits all the way around the city. We will take plenty of pit stops to admire areas of the park we have ridden through. You’ll also discover the cultural idiosyncrasies that define “Santaguinos”.
8:30pm Together we will go-go-go exploring the spectacular Bicentennial Park (finished in 2010) and its bike paths. We will have a pink flamin'good time when we see that instead of ducks, there are flamingos in the ponds! We’ll go check out the famous 20 meters-high sculpture “La Busqueda” that gives us our dose of bikespiration! Follow bike tracks seeing more sculptures and admire black swans in the lakes. Instead of children's laughter you hear the frantic wagging of dogs tails, because the play park here is for dogs, not kids!
8:30: Next up we follow the Mapocho River all the way into town. Here you will see some amazing street art pieces along the river. The bike path weaves between the river and parks of Santiago. You’ll get a look at Santiago’s finest fountain that is alight with colors come sundown.
Pisco Sour Time
9pm: All the park cycling will have you itching for a refreshment. Good thing we finish in our favourite hole-in-the-wall bars! Serving up some of Latin America’s finest Pisco Sours (a long standing fight between Peru over who has the best one). It’s also the perfect time for dinner (Chile time), we highly recommend the delicious tapas served here! Your guru will hang out if you have any questions, comments or compliments for them! Not 100% sure you want to take a tour with us, see what other people are saying about us on tripadvisor!
- olgs08: Our whole group got along so well we went out for drinks after! Really had a great day. Highly recommend to all!
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- VagagondLala: Our guide has been AWESOME! I highly recommend this tour and this company. Everything was extremely organized...