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Route

Technical Characteristics:

Route Profile:  Medium, designed for people who lead active lives and are comfortable participating in up to [4] hours of physical activity per day. Programs at this level generally involve some activities of higher intensity and/or a more vigorous pace.

Distance:  210 km

Travel Season: Any date on request from October 1 to April 30,  2022

Accommodation:

Variety of 3* and 4* hotels all with private facilities

Colchagua Valley is one of the most popular wine valleys worldwide and the most developed valley focused towards the tourism industry in Chile. Our bike tour will take you to ride the Apalta area, the area towards Peralillo, Lolol, Pichilemu and Bucalemu towns on the Pacific coast. On some days, we’ll cycle towards different wineries, touring on them, doing wine tastings and being able to ride inside wineries.  Our tour is limited and exclusive, so we invite you to contact us for private departures and cycle the Colchagua Wine Valley.

Itineraries

Day 1

Santiago – Colchagua Valley Bike Fit – Hotel Viña La Playa – short warm up ride

We’ll leave from your hotel in Santiago by van towards the southern region of Chile. After a 180 km drive, we’ll arrive to the heart of Colchagua Valley and check in for the next two nights, in the magnificent Hotel Viña La Playa. Our welcome to the Colchagua Valley will be with a delicious lunch at our hotel, accompanied by great local wines. Then, you’ll have time to walk next to the vineyards, relax by the pool or rest at your room. In the afternoon, you’ll be able to check your bike and experience cycling next to the vineyards owned by Hotel Viña La Playa. Dinner will be served at the hotel and we’ll discuss tomorrow’s first ride towards Pichilemu town, famous known as the surfer’s paradise.

Day 2

Peralillo - Marcihue – Puchilemu 60 km

After breakfast, we’ll drive to the town of Peralillo and start cycling towards Marcihue, continuing on a beautiful rollercoaster road that will take us to Pichilemu town, famous known as a paradise for surfers. It means little forest in Mapudungun language and back in the days it was a place where aborigines lived by fishing and recollecting. There we’ll enjoy an amazing lunch with fresh seafood from the Pacific Ocean, accompanied by fruity white wines. After lunch, you’ll have time to cycle around town and relax by the beach and in the early afternoon we’ll depart by van back to the hotel, where you’ll have time to relax in the swimming pool, drink some more wine and enjoy dinner at hotel.

Day 3

Peralillo to Santa Cruz 30 km

Today we’ll depart from our hotel towards Santa Cruz town, passing by many beautiful vineyards, until arriving to MontGrass winery, where you’ll be able to add some extra cycling next to the vines, while people work on their daily activities. You’ll be able to learn about the history of its wines, then experience making your own wine, up to three red varieties, bottled, corked, labelled and ready to enjoy back home. After ending our activity, we’ll continue cycling along a narrow and swinging road, passing by Yaquil square for an extra 14 km ride, until arriving at Hotel Terraviña, our base for the next three nights. Hotel Terraviña is located next to an old family winery, surrounded by its own vineyards and with the Andes Mountains as a lovely background. We’ll check in at the hotel and you’ll be able to take a refreshing shower and then walk from the hotel, towards a great Italian restaurant. The afternoon will be free to relax by the pool and in the evening we’ll enjoy a private wine tasting, followed by dinner.

Day 4

Towards Lolol Town and Bucalemu 75 km

Today we’ll depart from our hotel towards the main square of San Cruz and continuing towards Lolol town. After riding five kilometers, we’ll start with a two kilometer climb, admiring one of the best views of Colchagua Valley. Our ride will continue until arriving to Lolol village, a declared typical Chilean zone and National Heritage protected area, where you’ll be able to connect with old traditions of our history and visit the National Handicraft Museum. Next to town, we’ll go to a local winery, where we’ll enjoy local lunch, rest and share with a local family. After lunch, we’ll ride 25 kilometers until arriving to Bucalemu, a fisherman town, where you’ll be able to relax by the beach and admire the Pacific Ocean. Once we rest from today’s ride, we’ll drive back to our Hotel in Santa Cruz (one hour drive). Tonight, you are free for dinner and our guides will recommend some great options in town.

Day 5

Apalta Valley 45 km

After breakfast, we’ll cycle one of the best red wines valleys of Chile, The Apalta Valley. Its microclimate and terroir makes it to be one of the best wines of the world. We’ll bike from hotel on a small road for six kilometers, then turn right and continue toward the Tinguiririca River. On kilometer 14, we make a left turn toward the Apalta valley and bike along beautiful scenery for a total of 27 kilometers, until arriving to our first winery, where the oldest vines of Colchagua Valley are located, Neyen winery. We’ll tour and do a wine tasting here, then continue next door to our next winery, where the modern way of making wine mixes with the passion of the winemaker, Montes winery. We will tour their facilities, then bike back the same path until we arrive at our next winery, Viu Manent, where we’ll revive the past and learn about many old traditions. Here our biking will end and we’ll enjoy a tour with wine tasting and enjoy an a la carte lunch paired with their wines. After touring in Viu Manent, we’ll get back to your hotel where you can rest and be prepared for farewell dinner.

Day 6

De Luxe Wine Tour and Lunch at Casa La Apostolle – Back To Santiago

After breakfast you’ll have time to relax by the pool or walk in town on your final day at Colchagua Valley. Then, we’ll depart at noon to a spectacular well known winery called Casa Lapostolle, where you’ll enjoy a tour and wine tasting of their best wines, followed by an amazing elite lunch. Once we end lunch, we’ll head back to Santiago and leave you at airport or at your hotel. If you want to continue the cycling adventure in Chile’s wine country, let us know and we can add some rides while you are in Santiago. End of services.

Prices

    Included:

    • Professional guide
    • 5 nights lodging at hotels
    • Transfer Santiago / Colchagua Valley / Santiago
    • Professional driver
    • Private transportation
    • Meals as indicated on the program ( 4 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners)
    • Basic cycle parts (cable housing, tubes, tires and spokes)
    • All activities according to the itinerary
    • Tips at restaurants
    • Wine at dinner, 2 glasses approximately per person
    • Entrance fees
    • Accident insurance

    Not Included:

    • International flights
    • Other cycle parts and components (derailleur, crankset, fork, etc)
    • Laundry and SPA services
    • Gratuity to tour conductor/crew about $120.00 USD per person

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