- 7 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
See the best parts of Santiago by bike on this tour. Visit the highlights of the city and see local life. You will pass vegetable, fruit, and seafood markets and explore the parks of the capital and its cultural hubs. Chile's local life and political history are the focus of this tour as you spend a day learning all you can about this buzzing country in a group of no more than 7.
- Local guide
- Use of bicycle
- Use of helmet
- Bottled water
- Juice and a snack in the morning, ice cream in the afternoon
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
La Bicicleta Verde Green Bike Office
Returns to original departure point
Begin your bike tour by meeting your guide and getting your bike and helmet at about 9:15am. All guides can speak English and Spanish. Depart to the Bellavista neighborhood, a center for street art and nightlife with many restaurants, discotheques, and bars. You will be introduced to the work of controversial poet Pablo Neruda, and then learn about the world's fourth largest metropolitan park. Continue through the bustling commercial neighborhood of Patronato and enter the noisy, colorful markets.
Take a 1.5-hour break from your tour to enjoy lunch (own expense). Next, ride through three of the dozens of Satiago parks. You will see the way Santiaguinos relate with parks and to how young people make use of them. After this green ride, visit a magnificent Cultural Centre, that once was the symbol of socialism in Chile and later turned into symbol of the Pinochet dictatorship.
After learning about the facts and events that led to the military coup, you'll ride downtown to the Government Palace for all the details on how the military took over the government, what happened during the dictatorship, and the repercussions for contemporary Chilean society. Afterwards, you'll return to the departure point using one of the numerous bike trails in the city. Your tour will end at about 5:30pm.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Difficulty: Moderate; about 9 miles (15km) of biking; Be confident on the streets with your bike
- Please bring comfortable clothes and shoes
- Not suitable for people with vision impairment or disabilities
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Thanks for a great day out.
Our guides were awesome.
Highly recommend to take this tour with this operator !
NOTE: Due to a schedule change for another day trip I signed up for, I changed to do just the morning Life and Markets tour, so this review is for that experience:
Fantastic tour from start to finish. Very energetic and positive tour guides Thank you Kayla and Stephano!, clear explanations of what we were seeing, felt safer than I expected as they were very experienced and had two guides with our small group to ensure traffic was stopped as our group passed. Appreciated the friendliness and willingness to chat in depth about life in Chile in addition to what we were seeing. Definitely worth doing--nice, low key activity to start the day.
Great tour guide Diana! Thank you for being patient and helping my girlfriend learn to ride a bike again! We loved it!
Our guide, Hector, did a great job taking us to interesting places. He made things interesting. Also repaired a flat tire on the fly for one of my kids. Full service! Bikes were very good. Friendly staff.