Pedal your way through the colorful, bohemian Bellavista neighborhood and local markets, taking in an abundance of fruits, vegetables, native seafood and local characters. By the end of the tour you’ll have a brand new understanding of Chilean culture and history in the capital city – and know a great place to find your next meal!
Only here for the afternoon? More interested in political history? Try the afternoon tour.
Why take THIS tour, Why THIS tour with La Bicicleta Verde? Getting off the beaten path to explore Santiago’s hidden gems is best done by bike, where you can see, smell and touch the wealth of the markets and interact with the locals.
Who should NOT take this tour? We made a list of 7 people who are not welcome. #1 says: “People who want everything organised perfectly from day one to the final departure.” This tour visit markets and other public places, which means it can be chaotic. Expect the unexpected.
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Price41 USD/25000 CLP (Prefer private?)
Duration3 hours (Prefer Full Day Tour?)
AvailabilityEvery SINGLE day! - (Solo travelers welcome!)
Start/FinishLa Bicicleta Verde Base, Loreto 6
Distance & Difficulty7 km
Relaxed. But be confident on the streets with your bike.
ChildrenAvailable for children ages 2 and up
Average Group Size6 travelers, an extra guide will come if there are more.
What to BringOnly yourself and comfy clothes, no spandex required!
IncludesWater, helmet, sunscreen, bilingual guide and your green machine (bike)
Not includedPick-up, insurance
Ever since 2009, Lonely Planet recommends this “two-wheel town tour with a cultural bend,“ and our local guru guide (the person with the knowledge, cycle skill sets and handsome looks) will get you informed, fitted and kitted upon arrival.
9:30am: We head to bohemian and graffiti-filled Barrio Bellavista, weaving between cobbled streets and colourful murals to learn about how the neighbourhood's past influences your beautiful surroundings.
10am: Next stop La Chascona, house of the famous Chilean poet and cultural icon, Pablo Neruda.
10:30am: Weave your way to La Vega Central, Santiago’s largest fruit, vegetable and everything in-between market. The over the Mapocho river to 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…
12:00: Hop back on your bikes to head through the picturesque Parque Forestal, one of our favourite pieces of the 14 kilometre long riverside park that runs through our capital city.
gmeschmidt: La Bicicleta Verde was one of the best experiences we had in Santiago and certainly is the best way to get to know the city
MarkW74: What a great way to tour Santiago! This was a great way to get your bearings and compare the guidebook "must see" sights...
Kiana V.: You could tell their guides aren't doing this for the money but because they truly love the culture they're representing...