Chilean Bike & Wine Adventure
Chile is known for its long, slim figure and staggering biodiversity, so it comes as no surprise that the wine produced here should be so complex in flavor and body. Even within the central agricultural corridor, topographical factors including two mountain ranges and the Pacific Ocean mean grapes are influenced by a unique combination of sun, wind, and weather patterns. What better way to get to know Chilean wine than to taste each bottle in its own terroir, traveling from one point to the next on two wheels and enjoying the finest food and board along the way?
Please note: Price valid through September 30, 2017.
Begin your biking adventure in beautiful farm country near the coast, passing by old ranches and open pastures on the winding road. Dig into your first Chilean lunch before checking into your hotel and resting up for the week to come.
Get a taste for the cool-climate wines produced in the Casablanca Valley at Kingston Family Vineyards, a small producer of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Then, pedal the backroads of San Antonio to your hotel.
Start the morning off with a tour and tasting at Matetic whose state-of-the-art winemaking facility is designed to complement its beautiful natural surroundings. After a lunch that will make you swoon, cycle a loop around the breathtaking San Antonio Valley – some of the best biking terrain in Chile’s Central Valley.
Set off down the “Ruta de Fruta” (Fruit Highway), named for its bountiful sweet produce and watch as the landscape slowly changes from lush agriculture paradise to dramatic Pacific coastline. Settle in for the night at Surazo and fall asleep to the sound of the waves.
Greet the day with a brisk morning ride inland. Stop for a taste of authentic Chilean home cooking before continuing on to our next place of lodging, the charming Residencia Historica.
This morning head west toward one of the region’s top wineries, Estampa. Sit down to a leisurely lunch at Viu Manent before cyclying on to Neyen winery and then on to the final destination of the day: Noi Blend Colchagua, a hotel surrounded in all directions by the Chilean countryside.
On the closing day of this bike and wine adventure, visit two Colchagua Valley staples, MontGras and VIK. Indulge in one last delicious, wine-paired lunch on the grounds of the latter before catching your transfer back to Santiago.