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.