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Chile Vineyards Bike Tour

Andean Flavors of the Casablanca Valley

6 days / 5 nights Level: 1Price from: $4,895Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Tour the Casablanca, Apalta, and Colchagua Valleys, home to Chile’s oldest vines and some of the most premium red wines in Latin America
  • Create your personal blend at MontGras Winery, discovering the myriad flavors and aromas of Chilean varietals
  • At the celebrated Casa Lapostolle winery, be treated to a spectacular lunch and private visit
  • Stay at Viña Vik, the exclusive, avant-garde retreat and wine spa situated in the Millahue Valley

Eat

Just-caught seafood, ceviche, sweetcorn pastel de choclo, heirloom quinoa, and pan amasado (Chilean country bread)

Drink

Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from local bodegas; powerful red wines like Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to Chile

    Your guides will meet you either at your hotel or the Santiago Airport. We’ll head out to the Casablanca Valley, stopping at the biodynamic Emiliana Winery for a tour and tasting. After a bike fitting, safety talk, and map review we’ll cycle along the quiet roads of this new Chilean wine valley to El Cuadro Winery. Enjoy lunch with a wine tasting amongst the beautiful Chilean countryside. Pedal through the surrounding vineyards before a transfer to the famous boutique winery and century-old estancia, La Casona at Matetic. Tonight we’ll enjoy our introduction to Chilean’s renowned cuisine with a dinner at the hotel’s excellent restaurant, Equilibrio.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Casablanca Valley, Rosario Abajo
    Accomplished: 19 miles / 30 km, elevation gain: 170 meters
    Accommodations: La Casona at Matetic Vineyards

  • Day 2

    Valle de Rosario

    Start the day pedaling through the enclosed valley of the Rosario Abajo, observing the vibrant red soil found in the hillsides. Take in the surroundings of the vineyard’s well-manicured landscape as we approach the beautifully designed Matetic Wine Cellar. Enjoy a private lunch overlooking the panoramic views of the Chilean campo or countryside. After lunch we’ll hop back on our bikes and start cycling along the foothills of the Rosario Arriba, making our way back to the Casona. Tonight’s dinner is focused on local and fresh ingredients paired with Matetic wines.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Rosario Abajo, Rosario Arriba
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 286 meters
    Accommodations: La Casona at Matetic Vineyards

  • Day 3

    Colchagua: Blending Wine

    After a delightful breakfast, we’ll transfer to the Colchagua Valley, Chile’s top wine producing region. We’ll enjoy a light lunch at Viña la Playa Winery before beginning our tour of the valley. Enjoy some gentle cycling past notable bodegas: Estampa, Los Vascos, Viña Siegel, and more. Our next stop is MontGras winery where we’ll create our own wine. Blend, bottle, cork, and voila! We’ll continue cycling along the Estero Guirivilo before reaching our next boutique accommodations at the rustic-chic Noi Blend hotel. Enjoy the evening on your own, choose to dine at the hotels excellent restaurant or take a ride into Santa Cruz for a meal in town.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Colchagua Valley, Palmilla
    Accomplished: 26 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 209 meters
    Longer Option: 42 miles / 63 km
    Accommodations: Noi Blend

  • Day 4

    Apalta Valley Ride

    Today we’ll transfer to the small lush valley of Apalta, home to some of the best red wines in Chile. The microclimate and terroir in this region produce world-class grapes for world-class wine. Bike from the start of the valley on a small road toward the Tinguiririca River and up into the beautiful Apalta Valley where the oldest vines of the Colchagua region are located. Here we’ll do a short visit to the Neyen de Apalta winery and continue to the spectacular Lapostolle Vineyard where lunch awaits, paired with the vineyard’s impeccable wines. Tonight we’ll take you out for a dinner at one of our favorites: Vino Bello.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Apalta Valley, Colchagua Valley
    Accomplished: 14 miles / 21 km, elevation gain: 109 meters
    Accommodations: Noi Blend

  • Day 5

    The ‘Place of Gold’, Millahue Valley

    After a scrumptious breakfast, we’ll cycle out of the Colchagua Valley, stopping at the beautiful Chilean history and culture museum, El Huique. Then ride along quite roads and under the Arboleda Almahue, a long stretch of road decorated by a canopy of trees. We’ll pass sleepy farm villages flanked by the Estero Zamorano dotted with wooden water mills. After lunch, opt for a visit of the grand Viña Vik property or choose to relax and enjoy the hotel’s spa. We’ll regroup in the evening for a tasting of Vik’s premium blended Bordeaux-style wines followed by an exquisite final dinner at the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Huique, Almahue, Millahue Valley
    Accomplished: 48 miles / 72 km, elevation gain: 304 meters
    Accommodations: Viña Vik

  • Day 6

    Adios Chile

    This morning, enjoy breakfast and your final moments in the Colchagua Valley. Then we’re off to Santiago where your guides will bid farewell and drop you at your hotel or transfer you to the airport where you can embark on your next adventure.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Santa Cruz

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Santiago, Chile
Pick-Up Location: 10:00am at Santiago at the Le Reve Hotel

Depart

Airport City: Santiago, Chile
Drop-Off Location: Mid-day at the Santiago Airport

Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

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Manufacturer: Kona

Type: Hybrid