It was an awesome way to see so many highlights of the city and learnt a lot about its history. Karla, my guide, was very friendly and full of energy and information and also very funny!
Santiago Full Day City Bike Tour
Every day @ 9:30AM
See the whole city by bike
Visit Santiago's famous open-air markets
A Full-Day Tour Giving You The Complete Overview Of Our Beloved Santiago... BY BIKE!
This adventure will show you the culture behind the exotic streets of Bellavista and the taste and colors of all three of Santiago’s renowned food markets. Learn more about Chile’s recent history as well as the Pinochet regime outside La Moneda and cruise through the numerous green parks in the capital. Lonely Planet has recommended this “two-wheel town tour with a cultural bend” ever since 2009.
The La Bicicleta Verde team knows that the best way to get around the capital is by bike. Our passionate green gurus will take you to where culture, politics, and fun collide. We can guarantee that you’ll have an amazing time with our team — our 9+ years of experience and thousands of happy travelers can vouch for that.
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Adults: 45.000 CLP (about $74 USD) each
Children (2-11 years): 22.500 CLP (about $37 USD) each
Please note: Our tours are not suited for children under the age of 2.
Departs at 9:30AM
Finishes at 6PM
Relaxed, but be confident cycling on roads
Total distance: approximately 15 km
Maximum 6 travelers per guide
If you have a group larger than 6, please let us know upon booking and we will arrange for another guide to accompany you.
WHAT TO BRING:
Comfy clothes (no spandex required) and a smile!
- Your green machine (the bike)
- A bilingual guide
Note: pick-up, tips, and insurance are not included.
Free cancellation within 48 hours! Just get in touch with us.
Our local guru guide (the person with the knowledge, cycle skill sets, and handsome looks of course) will get you informed, fitted, and kitted upon arrival. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your ride.
9:30AM: We head to the Bohemian, graffiti-filled Barrio Bellavista, weaving between cobbled streets and colorful murals to learn how the neighborhood’s past has influenced such beautiful surroundings.
10AM: Next stop is La Chascona, the Santiago house of the famous nobel-prize winning Chilean poet and cultural icon, Pablo Neruda. Discover that he actually has three separate houses, and why this one resembles a boat!
10:30AM: Weave your way to La Vega Central, Santiago’s largest fruit, vegetable, and everything in between market. Then, it’s over the Mapocho River to the Mercado Central seafood market, a necessary stop when in a country with over 6,000 km of coastline. All the beautiful food will get your appetite up, but don’t worry, we won’t let you go hungry!
12:45PM: It’s time for lunch so we return to our office. Now, you have some spare time to discover Chilean cuisine on your own. Your guides will recommend their favorite eating spots around the city so you can enjoy some well-earned Chilean cuisine before beginning the afternoon portion of the tour.
2:30PM: It’s time to ride! Starting from our office, we’ll pedal through Forestal and Bustamante parks on a mellow cruise to get oriented and learn some crucial Chilean slang about the locals making out on the grass.
GABRIELA MISTRAL CULTURAL CENTER
3:30PM: We leave the parks and hit the streets, making our way to the historical GAM cultural center to start our history chapter. While riding through the hip Lastarria/Santa Lucia neighborhood, why not ring your bell and turn the heads of the skinny jean and moustache-wearing Chileans sipping coffee as you ride towards downtown?
4:30pm: The final stop is La Moneda, the Presidential Palace, where we’ll get into Chile’s political history with from Salvador Allende to the Pinochet regime to how it has shaped the Chilean society today.
BACK TO HOME BASE
5:15pm: Taking advantage of some of Santiago’s growing network of bike lanes, we’ll zigzag back up to our bike base camp and make sure you are equipped to enjoy the rest of your time in our beloved country.
Good to Know
We meet at Loreto 6 - you can recognize our office from afar by its colorful walls.
The best introduction to Santiago on two wheels: worth 1,200+ 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor!
Free cancellation within 48 hour and get a 100% refund, no questions asked!
Will it rain on your bike tour? Well, it rains less than 15 times a year, but yes, we operate rain or shine.
Find out why Santiago is the most bike-friendly city in South America.
It was a great day and a fantastic way to see some of the great parts of Santiago whilst learning some of the history along the way. Great day and I’d recommend to anyone visiting Santiago. Thanks for the ice-cream!
A memorable experience…highly recommended way to see the city, and get some fresh air and exercise
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