This Bike Tour takes you to explore the Andes mountain range (up to 2500 m/8000 ft) to El Yeso Lagoon; the largest freshwater reserve for Santiago. Bike through the mountains on a route bordering the reservoir and enjoy a ride down the valley (+35 km/ 21 miles) starting from the reservoir until reaching 1300 m/ 4000 ft. (30% hard packed, gravel roads - 70% pavement road) The route for the bike tour is the same road we have driven up by vehicle.

 

We start the day with pick up services from your hotel and begin our scenic drive to Cajon del Maipo & Embalse el Yeso (2 hours).

 

Once in Embalse el Yeso, we hop on our Mountain Bikes and start our first biking route bordering the lagoon offering us unique views of the Andes Mountains and El Yeso Lagoon (8 km/ 5 miles). After making our way to the end of the reservoir, enjoy a nice picnic in the outdoors for recharging our energies.

 

The second part of the bike tour takes us to ride down the valley (20% hard packed/gravel - 80% pavement) for about 2 hours. On the ride down the valley, we will have stops at lookouts, and waterfalls containing water that comes from the glaciers of the area.

 

We finish our bike ride after reaching 1300 m/4000 ft. where we place our bikes back in the vehicle and start our return journey back to Santiago reinvigorated by a unique experience and a great adventure.

 

* This tour requires previous experience of Mountain biking on routes with inclination *

 

 

Mountain Bike Tour – Maipo Valley & El Yeso Reservoir
$240 USD
Difficulty Level: Intermediate- High
Distance: 200 Km
Length: 40 Km / 25 Miles
Departures: 8 am
Minimum number of participants: 2
Duration: 8 h Approx.

Downhill bike ride from 2500 m to 1300 m. Bike tour requires excellent handling of bicycle - in case you have not cycled in months or in years you won't be able to take part in this tour.

This bike tour requires:

  • Excellent handling of the bicycle, up to speeds of 30/60 km/h.
  • Know how to use and shift gears
  • Have the habit of cycling regularly

 

  • June-August: Bike Tour Length is 30 km / 18 Miles due to snow.
  • September- May: Bike Tour Length is 50 Km / 25 Miles

 

Included
  • Roundtrip Transfers
  • Guide English/Spanish
  • Breakfast & outdoor picnic
  • Mountain Bike Trek 3900 and/or Mongoose
  • Helmet and Bike Lights
  • Bike gloves
  • water bottle
  • Assisting vehicle
  • Photos
  • Emergency kit
Not Included
  • Medical Insurance
  • Optional tips
  • Additional food and beverages
Itinerary
  • Start of the tour - Hotel pick up 
  • 2 hour drive to the Andes Mountains
  • Maipo Valley
  • Start of the MTB tour (2500 m)
  • Biking Route bordering El Yeso Reservoir (~ 10 km)
  • Picnic in the outdoors
  • Bike ride down the valley (gravel roads ~ 5 km)
  • Visit to Cascades and Lookouts
  • Bike ride down the paved roads (~ 25 km)
  • End of MTB tour - San Gabriel village
  • Visit to try out the Chilean Empanadas (Optional)
  • Return Journey to Santiago - Hotel drop off

ESTIMATED ITINERARY: THE ROUTES AND/OR ACTIVITIES MAY BE MODIFIED ACCORDING TO CLIMATIC CONDITIONS


Booking
Mountain Bike Tour – Maipo Valley & El Yeso Reservoir
$240 USD
Difficulty Level: Intermediate- High
Distance: 200 Km
Length: 40 Km / 25 Miles
Departures: 8 am
Minimum number of participants: 2
Duration: 8 h Approx.

Downhill bike ride from 2500 m to 1300 m. Bike tour requires excellent handling of bicycle - in case you have not cycled in months or in years you won't be able to take part in this tour.

This bike tour requires:

  • Excellent handling of the bicycle, up to speeds of 30/60 km/h.
  • Know how to use and shift gears
  • Have the habit of cycling regularly

 

  • June-August: Bike Tour Length is 30 km / 18 Miles due to snow.
  • September- May: Bike Tour Length is 50 Km / 25 Miles

 

Included
  • Roundtrip Transfers
  • Guide English/Spanish
  • Breakfast & outdoor picnic
  • Mountain Bike Trek 3900 and/or Mongoose
  • Helmet and Bike Lights
  • Bike gloves
  • water bottle
  • Assisting vehicle
  • Photos
  • Emergency kit
Not Included
  • Medical Insurance
  • Optional tips
  • Additional food and beverages
Itinerary
  • Start of the tour - Hotel pick up 
  • 2 hour drive to the Andes Mountains
  • Maipo Valley
  • Start of the MTB tour (2500 m)
  • Biking Route bordering El Yeso Reservoir (~ 10 km)
  • Picnic in the outdoors
  • Bike ride down the valley (gravel roads ~ 5 km)
  • Visit to Cascades and Lookouts
  • Bike ride down the paved roads (~ 25 km)
  • End of MTB tour - San Gabriel village
  • Visit to try out the Chilean Empanadas (Optional)
  • Return Journey to Santiago - Hotel drop off

ESTIMATED ITINERARY: THE ROUTES AND/OR ACTIVITIES MAY BE MODIFIED ACCORDING TO CLIMATIC CONDITIONS

Booking