GO WITH THE WIND PROGRAM 3D2N

Bike and Wine Program

SCL Airport – Hotel Colchagua Divino – Apalta Valley – Yaquil y Palmilla Valleys – Santiago hotel or airport.  

“In 2024, the prestigious Australian Magazine Lonely Planet named Chile as one of the best in travel destinations of the world and the Colchagua Valley as the best place for tastings because of the quality of its wines such as Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon and the development associated with it”.

Colchagua Valley, centered around the small city of Santa Cruz, about three hours south of Santiago is one of the most up raising wine valleys worldwide and the most developed valley focused towards tourism industry in Chile.

Colchagua Wine Lovers´s Program “Go to the windwill take you to visit some of the most authentic wineries with the vision of organic and sustainable process.

You will visit outstanding valleys like Apalta , Yaquil and Palmilla, also, you will do wine tastings in between the nature, enjoy the best wines of Colchagua Valley and taste real flavor of the culture and traditions of our region . Our experience involves a net of local providers like boutique wineries and off beaten track places with personalized service and real people, so we invite you to cycle with us, enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Colchagua with volcanos, rivers and the best wineries of Chile.

Highlights:

  • Visit top wineries in Colchagua Valley like Maturana Wines, Casa Silva,
  • MontGras, Neyen, Maquis, and Las Niñas.
  • Amazing cuisine paired with Chilean wines
  • Cycle on quiet and small roads, next to vineyards; as well rides inside wineries
  • End tour with lunch and wine tasting at the most prestigious winery in
  • Colchagua Area
  • Great Hotel next to vineyards
  • Support vehicle on rides and English speaking guides

ITINERARY:

DAY 1

SANTIAGO – COLCHAGUA VALLEY – MATURANA WINES – CASA SILVA- RELAXING AT THE HOTEL.

We will pick you up from SCL – International Airport of Santiago or hotel and will drive 144 Km , we’ll arrive to the our first winery at “Maturana Wines” a family winery funded in 2010 with a great passion for producing wines of exceptional quality. Since then, unique wines have emerged, representing a way of life and how to keep intact the conditions of where our grapes come from. You will do a personalized tour and wine tasting getting involved in the magic of the wine process and being surprised by the perfect mix of tradition and entertainment.

After this visit we will drive you to “Casa Silva” to have lunch at “Club House Restaurant” Surrounded by vineyards, with a spectacular view of the Andes Mountains and the Polo field, this Restaurant offers a unique gastronomic experience with its best wines and an attractive menu that offers a selection of fresh meats, fish and seafood, prepared with original recipes, maintaining the culinary traditions of the countryside and the sea.

Following with the program, we will dride you to Colchagua Divino´s Hotel , located in the Apalta Valley, 4 kms away from Santa Cruz town. This Hotel offers you an incredible VIEW   a unique place to stay giving you a perfect balance between gastronomy, wines environment and relax. You will have different options like a massage, hot tub or a great book to discover and enjoy a relaxing time. At night, you’ll enjoy welcome dinner at the Hotel with the taste of fresh products, local gastronomic standards and quality service.

DAY 02: PREMIUM BIKE RIDE OF APALTA VALLEY.

Neyen, Fuegos de Apalta and Las Niñas Winery

Departing at 9 am from your Hotel, we will bike 10 Kms. straight line to Neyen Winery. During the ride we´ll pass by all the wineries, observing the beautiful scenery of the Apalta Valley. Arriving at our first stop, Neyen winery you will start an exciting experience, learning about vitiviniculture, traditions and types of grapes. Then we will do a wine tasting. Afterwards we will continue our biking around 4,6 Kms. more to our next stop at “Fuegos de Apalta” located at Montes Winery to have lunch surrounded by vineyards and a unique landscape. After enjoying one of the best gastronomic proposal of our region, we will bike 1,1 Kms. to Las Niñas Winery, to discover their sustainable vineyards, iconic architecture and taste organic wine in a stunning scene of our Valley. We will ride back to the Hotel to get some rest before our culinary experience.

At night, you will have a special dinner at “Food & Wine Studio” By Pilar Rodriguez, which is a renowned Chef and culinary ambassador of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). In her open-kitchen studio at Viu Manent, Pilar Rodríguez shows and shares her passion for cooking and for wine in her famous sessions that include food and wine pairing menus and cooking classes. All in the wonderful environment where your senses can develop and really experience the alchemy and passion for food.

Cycling distance: X KMS

DAY 03: SWINGING ROADS OF YAQUIL VALLEY AND PALMILLA AREA RIDE- BACK TO SANTIAGO.

MontGras Winery –  Restaurant Lican Pal – Maquis Winery – Santiago.

We will pick you up at 8 AM from your Hotel. And we will take you to Plaza de Armas main square of Santa Cruz. After welcoming you and give you a brief speech about the tour and protocols, we will begin our bike experience along narrows and swinging roads. We will visit the main square of Isla de Yaquil, passing by the main church which was destroyed during the earthquake in 2010.  Then we will arrive to our first Winery called “MontGras”. They started their first project in 1993, they desire to do things right like state-of-the-art technology in all its process, set out from its conception to be the winery with the best premium wine from Chile. The winery is recognized for this professional work, the constant quality like handling the grapes with great care and minimal amount of movement to ensure the productions of high quality wines. Then we will continue to our next stop where the path of tradition, innovation, excellence and the distinguished style of cooking is well known in the region, at “Restaurant Lican Pal”.

Then we will continue to our last stop when you will have a straight contact with nature. Viña Maquis is sustainable winery focus in the production of fine wines being the best ones Cabernet franc and Carmenere. We will walk through its biological corridors and beautiful gardens design by Franc Adriaenssens in 2007 (Belgium designer) You will visit the green house and do the tasting of the icon wines under an avocado tree. 

Once we end the tastings, we’ll head back to Santiago and drop you off at airport or at your hotel.

Cycling distance: X/X KMS

2. – PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Professional english speaking guide
  • 2 nights lodging at Hotel Colchagua D´vino
  • Transfer Santiago / Colchagua Valley / Santiago
  • Professional driver and private transportation
  • Meals as indicated on the program
  • Basic cycle parts (cable housing, tubes, tires and spokes),
  • All activities according to the itinerary
  • Wine at dinners, 2 glasses aprox per person

3. – NOT INCLUDED

  • Bike rental on request, hybrid bikes
  • Accidents insurance
  • Other cycle parts and components (derailleur, crankset, fork, etc)
  • Laundry
  • Tips for driver, guide and restaurants.

OTHERS
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED
Road cycling, wine tours and tastings, pairings, Chilean culture and history

DIFFICULTY
Easy -Medium, designed for people who lead active lives and are comfortable participating in up to [4] hours of physical activity per day. Programs at this level generally involve some activities of higher intensity and/or a more vigorous pace.

PACKING TIPS
We advise you to bring clothing for warm and cold weather; also including helmet and cap, brightly colored cycling jerseys, arm and leg warmers, base layers, windbreaker, booties, gloves, two pairs of sneakers, a waterproof jacket and any other waterproof item, sunglasses, bathing suit and sandals. Don’t forget your camera! 

HOTELS
As indicated in the program or similar

VEHICLES
Modern vans Mercedes Benz Sprinter and 4X4 support vehicle. Air-conditioned

INSURANCE
Any policy you purchase should, at the very least, cover trip cancellation, loss of baggage, accident/life coverage, travel delays, and non-refundable airline tickets. Carriers for travel insurance include Travel Guard and Travelex. You may also consider insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation. Search the web to find the best deal that suits your needs – read the fine print.

SAFETY
Chile is by far one of the safest countries in South America in terms of public health and crime. We are proud to affirm that our police is one of the least corrupt in the world; they are always friendly and helpful.

ROAD SAFETY
Besides your own on-road safety gear (helmet, rearview mirrors, bright colored jerseys and gloves) we provide a support vehicle that drives at the rear of the group with a road-sign that alert other drivers the presence of bike riders on the road. Drivers in Chile are used to bicycles on the road, so they shouldn’t bother you while riding.

4. – OUR BIKES – KONA DEW HYBRIDS BIKES

Frameset
SizesC49, C53, C56, C59
FrameKona 7005 Aluminum Butted
ForkKona Project Two
Wheels
WheelsKenda
TiresKenda K-935 700x35C
Drivetrain
ShiftersShimano EZ Fire Integrated
Front DerailleurShimano Altus
Rear DerailleurShimano Altus SGS
CrankarmsShimano M311
CassetteShimano HG40 11-34 8 spd
PedalsWellgo LU-A9
Components
SaddleKona Comfort
Seat PostKona Thumb w/offset
HandlebarsKona Aluminum Riser
StemKona Control
HeadsetCH
BrakesetShimano EZ Fire Integrated

5. – ACTIVITIES INCLUDED
Biking, wine tours and wine tastings

6.  – DIFFICULTY
Easy – Medium, designed for people who lead active lives and are comfortable participating in up to [4] hours of physical activity per day. Programs at this level generally involve some activities of higher intensity and/or a more vigorous pace.

Price per person usd$X based on 2 people