Tour Guide

Ernesto Araneda

Languages spoken: English, Italian, Spanish

Hometown: Temuco, Chile

Guide since: 2012

Bike

Tackling the mighty Gavia Pass in spring, from Ponte di Legno after the Mortirolo

Eat

Asado (grilled meat)

Drink

Nothing like a good maté to reflect or while chatting with friends

Sleep

Camping in the Southern Andes, surrounded by forest, lakes, and volcanoes

Born in the south of Chile in the Lakes and Volcanoes district, Ernesto began biking competitively at age 14 and became a National Mountain Biking Champion, bronze medalist in the Pan-American Games, and silver medalist in the Mountain Bike Master A1 World Cup. With degrees in Agronomy and Adventure Tourism, Ernesto offers a breadth of knowledge—from wines in Chile’s Casablanca and Colchagua valleys to pro-level cycling tips—as he chases the sun guiding DuVine tours year-round in Europe and South America.