Chile: Coastal Vistas & Vineyards

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This unique Chile cycling vacation includes a region most bike tours miss—the coast! As you spin along sunny Chilean shores, you’ll discover a wealth of South American marine life during a boating excursion with a local fisherman. Your local VBT trip leaders will introduce you to the colorful coastal city of Valparaiso—with its brightly-painted buildings and ...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Marvel at Humboldt penguins and sea lions as they lounge on islands just offshore.
    • Join a captain in his small boat and help him bring in the catch of the day.
    • Admire the pride of Viña del Mar, the Reloj de Flores—a large clock made of flowers.
    • Stroll the cobbled, winding streets of hillside Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a local guide.
    • Blend your own wine with a sommelier, then have it bottled and labeled to go.

What's this trip about?

    This unique Chile cycling vacation includes a region most bike tours miss—the coast! As you spin along sunny Chilean shores, you’ll discover a wealth of South American marine life during a boating excursion with a local fisherman. Your local VBT trip leaders will introduce you to the colorful coastal city of Valparaiso—with its brightly-painted buildings and vibrant street art. Turning inland, you’ll spin through the Valle de Casablanca, famous for its fine white wines, and enjoy a tasting at the innovative Kingston Family Winery. Cycle through the Valle dei Maipo—then receive a royal welcome from our friends at the sumptuous Santa Rita Vineyards. As you enjoy the amenities of this opulent estate, you’ll experience a unique wine-tasting workshop, in which an experienced Chilean sommelier helps you uncover the secrets of your own palate.

Details

Itinerary focusActive and Outdoor Sports
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 20 people
Age range13 to 80 years
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityZapallar
End CitySantiago

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Cycling & Biking
  • Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Photography

Destinations

  • South America
  • Chile

Attractions

  • Casablanca Valley
  • Champa
  • Concon
  • Puerto Natales
  • Santa Rita Vineyards
  • Santiago
  • Zapallar

Activities

  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • Nature
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Wine Tasting
  • Guided Group

Trip includes

    • Custom VBT Bike and Helmet
    • Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders
    • Support Vehicle
    • Luggage Transportation
    • Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes
    • Welcome Reception
    • Facilitated Cultural Experiences
    • Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Travel Map
DAY 1: VBT Bicycling Vacation begins / Warm-up ride / Travel to Pacific Coast / Welcome reception and dinner in Zapallar

Meet one of your VBT trip leaders at The Singular Santiago Hotel at 8:45 a.m. Please be dressed in your cycling attire for your warm-up ride. You shuttle (approximately 1.5 hours) to the starting point of your ride, where you meet your second trip leader.

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DAY 2: Playas Salinas de Pullally / Papudo

Following breakfast set out on a morning ride along Chile’s scenic Ruta del Mar, or Route of the Sea. Enjoy marvelous vistas as you pedal along Chile’s central coast. Later, turn off the Ruta del Mar and follow a narrow, paved road past small farms to Playas Salinas d...

DAY 3: Zapallar and Cachagua by bike / Humboldt Penguins / Fisherman’s Catch / Travel to Concón

This morning, you set off on your bicycle to explore Zapallar, a quaint seaside town of historic mansions. The village was settled more than 100 years ago by an affluent Chilean who wanted to develop a modest South American version of the French Riviera. He offered la...

DAY 4: Viña del Mar / Valparaíso walking tour

Take a leisurely morning ride from your hotel this morning. Enjoy the sound of the crashing waves as you cycle along a lovely coastal route to a site where sea lions—fed and protected by the Marine Biology University of Valparaíso—sunbathe on offshore rocks. Don’t for...

DAY 5: Casablanca Wine Valley / Kingston Family Winery picnic lunch and wine tastings

This morning, you leave the cool coastal climate and travel inland for approximately 1 hour to the Casablanca Wine Region. The valley is relatively new to wine growing; its grapes were planted as recently as the 1980s. This scenic area is widely known for its white wi...

DAY 6: Andean foothills / Santa Rita Vineyards / Wine making / Chilean barbecue farewell dinner

After breakfast, begin your ride through the Santa Rita Vineyards. Your scenic morning follows country roads flanked by magnificent ancient trees. Pass local farmers in their ponchos, many still using horses as their means of transportation. Feel free to stop and samp...

DAY 7: Travel to Santiago / Historical city center walking tour / VBT Bicycling Vacation ends or begin Post-Trip Extension Travel to Santiago / Historical city center walking tour / VBT Bicycling Vacation ends or begin Post-Trip Extension

After an included breakfast this morning, travel approximately 45 minutes to Santiago for an included walking tour of Santiago’s historical city center. After the tour and lunch on your own, travel to the Santiago airport, where your tour concludes at 3:00 p.m. Depart...

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Dates & Availability

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Price per day$528
Last Updated: 4/19/2024
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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

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VBT Bicycling Vacations

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Since 1971, VBT has crafted immersive and authentic biking vacations for active travelers. When you travel with VBT, you’re not just another tourist—you’re a traveler. With us, you’ll experience your destination with the help of a local, bilingual trip leader with a passion for sharing their home with you. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that have been family-owned for generations and cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages. 


With VBT, you won’t just visit a place—you’ll immerse yourself in it. You might follow a centuries-old pasta recipe while taking a cooking class in Rome—or learn a folk dance in Croatia, followed by sharing a bottle of locally-produced Grk wine with your new friends. Exploring the world on two wheels lets you experience your surroundings on a deeper level.

 

VBT offers exceptional value without compromising on quality. Simply put, no other US-based active travel company offers an experience this rich for such a reasonable price. On our tours, you can see more sights, have more local experiences, and enjoy more delicious, authentic meals—all while staying in high-quality, boutique hotels and charming, family-run inns.

 

All you have to do is show up at the airport—we’ll handle the rest! From tour consultants who help you find the perfect vacation to expert local trip leaders who show you the best place for gelato, we take care of all the little details that make your trip memorable. We book your flights, arrange all your transportation and accommodations, and move your luggage between hotels. Our support vans are available to give you a lift up a hill or quickly fix a flat tire. VBT takes care of your travel details and creates unique itineraries so you can relax and enjoy your small-group vacation from start to finish.

 

Friendly camaraderie, cultural immersion, and casual comforts are the hallmarks of our vacations. Discover delightful people, beautiful hotels, foreign cultures, and fascinating lifestyles that will enrich your life and provide memories for years to come.

Why we love this operator
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
What they’re known for
VBT Cycling are renowned for offering exceptional guided and self-guided bicycle tours worldwide.

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Accommodation

,6 nights in fine hotels and inns
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Meals Included

13 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Age Requirements
13 to 80 years
Additional Information

This tour offers easy terrain and short-mileage rides throughout and is ideal for beginning cyclists. Longer mileage options with easy-to-moderate terrain offer fun for more avid bikers with rides in the afternoons. Many of the scenic coastal rides are on primary roads with traffic. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance with hills or do not feel comfortable with some of the more heavily trafficked roads. In order to provide a variety of scenery and rides, there is considerable travel time required on this tour. Drives can range from 1.5 to 2.5 hours, and some of the rides require a shuttle time of 30-45 minutes to the ride’s starting and ending points.

Daily Mileage: 11 - 34 miles| Group Size: 20

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