Tour Guide

Chris Kaimmer

Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English, Spanish

Hometown: Seattle, Washington, USA

Guide since: 2016

Bike

Circumnavigating Lopez Island, one of Washington state's San Juan Islands

Eat

Fresh ceviche in the Miraflores neighborhood of Lima, Peru

Drink

Glass of local Pinotage while in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Sleep

Swinging in a hammock on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast

Chris Kaimmer has been an avid cyclist since his childhood in Seattle, where he grew up bicycling around the Pacific Northwest’s famed San Juan Islands. As he grew older, Chris’ cycling trips grew longer and took place farther and farther from home. After graduating from Yale University with a History degree, Chris set out on tours of Nova Scotia and the California coast, and finally a multi-month cycling adventure across the entire United States. Chris has been fortunate enough to live and travel in many countries, including Tanzania, South Africa, and Peru.

In addition to his work with DuVine, Chris directs a nonprofit organization that organizes international service trips for American soccer players to connect with others through the beautiful sport. Chris spent many summers visiting his professional blues-musician uncle in Northern California, and now returns to the region as a DuVine guide. He enjoys sharing his favorite local spots, cycling routes, and wineries with guests.