The Latin American
of a lifetime
Discover Chile By Bicycle
14 DAYS 6 CITIES 590 KM
Ride some of Chile’s most picturesque landscapes from the beautiful Bio Bio region to the world famous Andes.
Explore some of Chile’s oldest cities and towns with deep historical and cultural significance.
Taste true Chilean cuisine from small town local favourites to fine dining.
How It Works
A tailored, all-inclusive Latin-American cycling experience. Cycling is a sport, hobby, lifestyle, and love. For 14 days in 2022 we will offer a small group of guests the opportunity to experience a South American country rich with beauty, culture and history from the seat of their bike.
Enjoy the luxury of quality hotels and picturesque cabins as we travel from town to town.
All breakfasts and evening meals are provided. We can also cater to specific dietary requirements.
Full professional quality race-kits provided including; gloves, shorts and jerseys.
First-class bus transport allows you to recover from the days ride while appreciating the views of Chile.
Join free and paid activities that will entertain and educate. We have something for everyone.
How It Works
In addition to cycling, we've organised excursions and activities that will create lifelong memories unavailable to the average tourist. Absorb local culture away from the hustle-and-bustle of major metropolitan cities. Create friendships with likeminded individuals. And taste local delicacies unavailable anywhere else.
A professional masseuse will be available on request throughout the tour.
A bike mechanic will be available throughout the tour to keep your bike in tip-top shape for each ride.
A photographer/videographer will join us on our journey capturing all the best moments.
“Tour de Amigos had thought of absolutely everything. It was the most incredible experience I’ve ever had travelling and cycling.”
All you need to enjoy our cycling trips is the ability to ride a bicycle and a passion for seeing a destination on two wheels. That’s about it.
While there are occasionally longer days on some itineraries, the vast majority of our cycling days have two options, 30kms and 90kms approximate and are done at a leisurely pace with plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the scenery/just take a break. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness will get by with no troubles.
Leading up to our tour we recommend you work on doing a minimum of 200km a week, ideally more if you have the time.
All our cycling trip will be done on sealed roads.
We encourage non-biking partners or individuals to join our trip, we have lots of activities for non-cycling partners to keep busy by mixing with the locals, visiting the markets or enjoying some typical Chilean cuisine with a glass of wine near the beach at the local towns we visit.
The cost for non-riders is exactly the same.
Helmets, cycling shoes and your bike.
We will provide you with a uniform to use during the rides.
On our cycling tour your accommodation is pre-booked and your luggage is transferred from one point to the next.
All you have to carry is water, and any snacks for the ride. We will provide you with water and fruit each day.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for everyone in our tour, you can organise your own or speak to our official travel agent.
Bienvenidos a Chile! We will meet riders in Santiago. If you are flying from NZ, you will arrive around 1.30pm. From there we will catch a short flight to Concepcion for the start of the tour. On arrival at Concepcion in Chile’s Bio Bio region we will transfer all riders to the hotel in the city. Once we’ve arrived we will put bikes together followed by our first team dinner and run-through of the plan for the next 12 days.
After a good breakfast the bus will take us to San Pedro. Here we’ll set off on our first ride, traveling alongside the famous Bio Bio river via an almost flat valley for around 43 km before entering the valley. From here the road is rolling with a couple of short hills before we get to Nacimiento.
Today is your first “Queen stage” of the tour, we’ll ride from Los Angeles to the bottom of Vulcan Antuco, a ride of almost 83km long climbing from 140 meters above sea level to 1098 meters above sea level, a fantastic ride with beautiful scenery into the Andes, for most of the false flat ride all you see in front of you in the beautiful Vulcan Antuco.
The ride is a combination of rolling hills with several short climbs during the second half of the ride, along the way we will ride alongside the Bio Bio river once again, this is beautiful country side full of Chilean native trees. We will stay in Ralco for two nights to explore Ralco and have the chance to meet the Pehuenches, hear their story and sample their typical meal.
The Bio Bio
After three days of hard cycling it's time for rest. Today you have the option to go yachting on a lake. The trip includes free service (beer, piscola, coffee, cake etc.), walks through the native forest with visit to private natural hot springs. Among the natural attractions of appreciate: hidden waterfalls, basalt quarries, river fed by snowmelt, ancient forests, etc.
On the way to Chillan we will make a stop to see the tourist site of Salto Del Laja, a famous waterfall near Los Angeles. After cycling and back at the hotel you will have the evening free to sample some of the local restaurants. Make sure you visit the market!
Today we will cycle to the ski resort Termas de Chillan, this is located 1,650 meters above sea level. This beautiful ski center, one of the most complete in the country, its 82 kilometres away from Chillán and it is surrounded by an environment of native forests, with nice mountain style hotels, spa services, hot spring pools and restaurants.
After breakfast we will ride into the flattest countryside of the Chillan region, heading towards Coihueco, a small country town near Chillan. After the ride you will have more time to explore the city, the market and restaurants.
Today we travel to the wine region of Guarilihue, this is a beautiful flat ride to yet another typical Chilean country town. We will stay at this accommodation for two days.
No Ride Day
Today is a special day, after breakfasts we will head on the bus to a small vineyard near Guarilihue where we will have a typical Chilean almuerzo (lunch), taste the local wine and explore the vineyard. We will head back to the Hotel around 4.00pm
Today a short, hard ride of approximate 67km from Ñipas, Coelemu and to the beautiful beach of Tome, this small town of approximate 52.000 people is visited by more than 300.000 people during the summer months.
The Last Ride
Today we have our last ride of the tour, a short ride to Rafael and back to Tome for lunch, the afternoon we explore the town, go to the beach and pack up for our flight to Santiago tomorrow morning.
After twelve days cycling the Bio Bio region, we will catch a flight to Santiago. But not before traveling by bus to the fishing village of Dichato – 30 minutes’ drive from Tome. This little town is famous for their seafood restaurants, lunch will be in Dichato.
It was the most incredible trip I’ve ever been on. Dan and Jorge had thought of every single detail. I can’t recommend this tour enough. It was the most . It was the most incredible trip I’ve ever been on. Dan and Jorge had thought of every single detail. I can’t recommend this tour enough. It was the most .