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Cycle through the verdant vineyards of the Maipo Valley on a 5-hour bike and wine tasting tour from Santiago. Escape the crowds of the city for some revitalizing relaxation among stunning scenery on this enriching excursion; ride on unpaved paths while admiring the dramatic perimeter of the Andes mountains; gain insight into complex production processes at the Carmen winery; and pleasure your palate with the refined taste of four locally grown wines. Convenient round-trip hotel transportation is included in the tour.

Highlights

  • 5-hour bike and wine tasting tour of Maipo Valley from Santiago
  • Explore vineyards and vistas of the Andes with an expert guide
  • Stop by Carmen winery and learn about carmenere, Chile’s trademark grape
  • Enjoy a wine tasting and panoramic views of Maipo Valley from a hilltop patio
  • Stroll the lush grounds of Santa Rita winery and sample three more types of wine
  • Bicycle, helmet, pickup and drop-off from centrally located Santiago hotels included

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What You Can Expect

Santa Rita Winery Bike and Wine Tour

Santa Rita Winery Bike and Wine Tour

Depart from your Santiago hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and relax during the scenic 45-minute journey south of the city. Arrive at the stunning Santa Rita winery and listen to a short safety briefing before donning your helmet and setting off to cycle. 

Pedal through charming roads surrounded by fruitful orchards, sprawling vineyards and traditional farms, stopping intermittently for a brief rest and some historical insight into the area. Arrive at the beautiful Carmen vineyard to begin your enriching exploration of the well-established winery. 

Admire the deep-purple color of the distinctive carmenere grape as your guide offers a fascinating narration of the winery’s history; engross yourself in a captivating tale before venturing to Nativa, an enclave in which the production processes occur. Learn about the manufacturing methods of cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay before treating your senses to a tasting session upon a picturesque hilltop. 

Inhale the fragrant mountain air and absorb spectacular views of the valley before climbing back onto your bike for the final part of the bike ride. Ride over vivid red clay roads to Santa Rita winery, an establishment hailed as one of Chile’s oldest. Explore fermentations cellars and bottling plants; visit the legendary Dona Paula Restaurant to hear about how battle-weary soldiers sought refuge there; and stand before the significant colonial building of Bodega 1. 

Toast your tour by tasting three delicious wine varieties in the elegant bar. Enjoy some relaxed free time for the remainder of your tour, exploring the culturally vibrant grounds of the winery; discover more than 3,000 pre-Colombian artifacts in the onsite Andean Museum; stroll serenely through beautifully landscaped gardens; or browse the wine shop for special souvenirs. Return to Santiago in your comfortable vehicle at the tour’s conclusion.

Customer Reviews

gregg p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great experience! Well organized. We were picked up at our hotel on time. Biking was great and tour guide was outstanding with a surprise in the middle of the tour! We saw two wineries, learned quite a bit, scenery was nice and final tasting was in a beautiful setting. For the price and ease, I would highly recommend this tour!

Laura D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great day! Beautiful vineyard, fun guides and great wine. What's not to like? I also have to commend our guide Daniel who went beyond the call of duty to track my daughter and I down in a busy market because my daughter had left her phone and wallet on the tour bus. Thanks so much Daniel!

Munir T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was a great trip. The guide was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Munir Talib - Toronto, Canada

PETER W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Well organized and delivered what was promised. Excellent value and lots of fun

klf

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Caroline was an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable. I had a very good trip and tour of Santa Rita. Thank you.

Douglas R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was fantastic. Our tour guides were wonderful. I highly recommend the bike ride because you get to see the beautiful scenery and vineyards

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a fun way to see the winery and the beautiful landscape.

ashleyl56

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Brian L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour through a spacious vineyard full of history and beautiful landscapes. Highly recommend to anyone that wants a unique experience. Guides picked me up and dropped me off at my hotel and kept within the time commitment so that I could make another tour later that day. While I went during the autumn season, it was not the best time to see the vines themselves although we did manage to taste most of the different varieties but offered breath-taking views as far as you could see.

michael p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had a great time. The guide was very good (in English and Spanish for us) and a winery person explained the tasting. The cycling was all flat, on reasonable roads, around 4km.
The hotel pickup was on time, and everyone went on a coach. We then split into cyclists and non-cyclists, so you don't want a trip solely about tasting, the cycling breaks it up, and lets you get close to the grapes.

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