I'm having the time of my life! The riding has been out of this world, and we had a blast surfing. Thanks for an outstanding trip! Thomas Seidel, CAN
 

Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

A match made in adventure heaven. We've taken the best land sport on the planet and combined it with the best water sport, all in the best country in the world to do it in (where else do you find the world's 2nd-biggest mountain range within hours of one of the world's longest coastlines?).

Feeling in a rut?  Spend a day mountain biking on the coast mountains, in the shadow of giant peaks like Mt. Aconcagua (the Americas' highest), followed by an afternoon of surfing in the Pacific Ocean and you'll feel like an adventure rockstar! On this Ride we add 3 afternoons of surfing to an itinerary full of incredible mountain bike rides. No surfing experience is necessary - we'll provide the lessons, boards and wetsuits.

And did we mention you can get a top-notch bottle of wine for about $5/bottle... Surf, singletrack, and syrah... does it get any better?

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

You can ride up to 5 hours a day at a moderate pace (with plenty of stops to enjoy some incredible views) You can handle moderately technical terrain: roots, rocks, moderately steep terrain, and obstacles up to 6" high (e.g. logs) You know how to swim and are game to try out something new (surfing) in a safe environment with qualified instructors (or you're experienced and want to head to the bigger breaks) You like fine wine at a fraction of the regular cost in Europe or North America

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    7/9

    Level 7/Advanced

    • You are confident in all aspects of mountain biking.
    • You can handle most technical terrain, include rocky and root trails, along with features such as switchbacks, medium logs (5-6" high), and low-level obstacles.
    • You're comfortable with most advanced level trails (although you may walk a few sections).

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 7/Advanced

    • You are confident in all aspects of mountain biking.
    • You can handle most technical terrain, include rocky and root trails, along with features such as switchbacks, medium logs (5-6" high), and low-level obstacles.
    • You're comfortable with most advanced level trails (although you may walk a few sections).

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $2,595 USDABOUT CURRENCIES

    About Currencies

    The default currency of the Ride, as displayed, is the same as the currency that we pay our local guides and suppliers in. This helps mitigate our risk of currency fluctuation. However, although the price of the Ride is set in this currency, our payment processing system processes in Canadian dollars (we're a Canadian company, eh).

  • FITNESS RATING

    7/9

    Level 7

    • You can ride 5 hours a day at a moderately fast pace with a few breaks, over several days.
    • You can handle moderate climbs up to 750 vertical metres (2,450 ft) total in a day.
    • You exercise on average 6-7 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 7

    • You can ride 5 hours a day at a moderately fast pace with a few breaks, over several days.
    • You can handle moderate climbs up to 750 vertical metres (2,450 ft) total in a day.
    • You exercise on average 6-7 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DEPOSIT CAD | USD | EUR

    $519 USDLIFETIME DEPOSITS

    Our Lifetime Deposit policy protects you from unexpected events that may cause your trip to be cancelled or delayed.

    If you need to cancel for any reason, your initial deposit is good forever and will remain on file with us until you’re ready to use it. You can even pass it on to a friend.

  • RIDE TYPE

    Singletrack

    RIDE TYPES

    • SINGLETRACK:for experienced mountain bikers
    • EXPLORER:for beginner mountain bikers
    • BRING-YOUR-PARTNER:for experienced mountain bikers and their non-MTB-ing partners
    • WOMEN'S:skills camps and Rides for women only
  • DURATION

    9 days
  • DATES

    Dec. - AprilSEE ALL DATES
  • CULTURE LEVEL

    Adventurous

    Level Adventurous

    • On our Adventurous Rides, you'll step out of your comfort zone a little bit, perhaps with foreign languages, semi-remote areas, new cultures and cultural experiences, and/or other experiences that are a little bit unfamiliar to 'Western'-country Riders.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Out There' Rides, or if you prefer the familiar, check out our 'Familiar' Rides.

    Level Adventurous

    • On our Adventurous Rides, you'll step out of your comfort zone a little bit, perhaps with foreign languages, semi-remote areas, new cultures and cultural experiences, and/or other experiences that are a little bit unfamiliar to 'Western'-country Riders.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Out There' Rides, or if you prefer the familiar, check out our 'Familiar' Rides.

WHY RIDE WITH US?

  • Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • Lifetime Deposits
  • Risk-Free Booking Window
  • Travel Concierge

Check out our Peace of Mind Policies

Day 1. Arrive in Santiago

On your first day in Chile, you'll be checking in to your hotel in the upper region of Santiago and getting ready for your Ride. From your hotel you'll have great views of the Andes, and will be within walking distance of great local restaurants and shops. Take the day to rest and explore Santiago, or join us on our optional Cerro San Cristobal ride, where you'll have spectacular views of the city and the mountains. Tonight, we'll meet for our first group dinner, and sample some of the local wines and drinks, including Pisco Sour, a national favourite.

Day 2. Santiago area riding

You'll start the day off with a delicious, hearty breakfast at the hotel, then meet with your guides for a pre-tour meet-and-greet and safety talk. Then it's time to ride! We'll hop in the van and head across town to the base of Huinginal mountain. This local playground features a moderately challenging 2-hour climb along singletrack trails. Once we reach the top, we'll pause to soak in the amazing views before heading back down on beautiful, smooth and fast singletrack. We'll have lunch back near the hotel (a 15-minute drive), then ride the nearby El Molino trail in the afternoon. We'll head back to our hotel in the evening where another round of delicious Chilean wine awaits.

Day 3. Cerro El Roble

After breakfast, we'll hop in the van for a 1-hour drive high into the mountains. We'll ascend part of the way in the van, then climb the last hour to the summit of the El Roble trail on our bikes. At the top of the climb, we'll have breathtaking views of Mt. Aconcagua - the continent's highest mountain - and the Pacific coastline. The winding, technical descent on the amazing Las Palmas trail takes us through pine forest, ending up in the charming town of Olmue where the van will wait to take us to a delicious local lunch. After lunch, it's off to Valparaiso, where we'll find the oceanside home of famed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, fascinating architecture and winding streets.

Day 4. Valparaiso urban riding and Pacific surf.

Valparaiso is built onto the side of a mountain, with narrow winding streets and colourful houses throughout. The alleys and back streets make for some incredible urban riding - we'll climb to the very top of town and enjoy the view before dropping in on this fun and unique urban descent along the same streets used for the Cerro Abajo Red Bull race every year. After lunch at one of our local favourites, we'll head up the coast to Maitencillo. After checking into our beachside villa, we'll grab the surfboards and meet our instructor for an afternoon of surf instruction. When the sun sets, we'll bring in our boards and enjoy a BBQ dinner in town.

Days 5+6. Jungle mountain biking and surfing in the Pacific Ocean.

You'll spend 2 more days enjoying some thrilling riding in the Chilean coastal jungle in the mornings, and surfing in the afternoons. We'll ride on the fast and smooth Quebrada Del Tigre trail, with some great climbs and views of the ocean. Maitencillo is a perfect place to practice your surfing, with breaks ranging from 2 to 10 feet. If you're feeling really keen, join us for a sunrise surf - totally magical! n.b. no surf experience is required to partake in the surfing.

Day 7. Punchucavi Trail, San Esteban wine tasting

After a sunrise surf session, breakfast, and one more ride in the jungle on the Puchuncavi trail, we'll return to Maitencillo for lunch.  We'll then hop in the van and head to San Esteban. This charming and picturesque town is surrounded by mountains, vineyards and singletrack. In the afternoon, we'll be treated to a wine tasting tour along the beautiful countryside. We'll check in at the elegant Inca Hotel Los Andes, before enjoying a tasty dinner.

Day 8. Putaendo riding

We'll load the van after breakfast and drive to Putaendo, where exciting mountain bike thrills await. We'll have a leisurely lunch, sample more of the exciting local singletrack, then head back to our abode in Los Andes to relax.

Day 9. Santiago riding

We finish our last day of the trip with another spectacular ride, the amazing Las Varas cross-country singletrack trail. After returning to the lodge, we'll pack up the bikes, enjoy a few glasses of local wine to celebrate a magical week, and hop in the van for the return drive to Santiago, stopping for one last meal along the way. If your flight home departs that evening, we'll take you to the airport. Otherwise, you can stay a few more nights in Santiago and explore one of South America's most beautiful cities - the shuttle will stop at our hotel after going to the airport (please note, this night being optional is not included in the trip price).

  • Spectacular Andes mountain biking and Pacific Ocean surfing
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Breakfasts and lunches
  • All transportation during the trip
  • Surfboard rentals, wetsuit and lesson
  • Winery tour
  • 2 local, English-speaking guides

Below you will find a comprehensive list of information about this Ride and destination, including Frequently Asked Questions by site visitors and our Riders at the bottom. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for below, click the ‘Ask a Question’ button below.

We’ve Got You Covered +

GETTING THERE AND BACK +

Getting The Most Out of Your Trip +

BIKE AND GEAR INFO AND PACKING LIST +

Destination information +

Important Stuff +

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS+

  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
  • Chile Surf and Singletrack mountain bike photos with Sacred Rides
Below you will find some of the videos for this Ride. Please keep in mind that some of these videos may have been recorded by our guides and the speeds they are riding at aren't necessarily indicative of the speeds you'll be riding at!
Las Varas Trail
Chile Jungle Ride
El Molina Trail, Chile
Parvaflow Trail, Chile
RIDE ADD-ONS
Ride enhancements (MTB rentals, single rooms, etc...)
ADD-ON PRICE
Single Room Upgrade$730.00 USD
Full-suspension Mountain Bike Rental$640.00 USD
1-hour post-ride massage$100.00 USD
Trip Extensions
ADD-ON PRICE
Add an extra day of riding, pre-trip$240.00 USD
Add an extra day of riding, post-trip$240.00 USD
Extra Hotel Nights
ADD-ON PRICE
Extra post-Ride hotel nights (single)$150.00 USD
Extra pre-Ride hotel nights (double)$170.00 USD
Extra pre-Ride hotel nights (single)$150.00 USD
Extra post-Ride hotel nights (double)$170.00 USD
Other
ADD-ON PRICE
Donation to Bikes Without Borders$20.00 CAD

Book Your Spot!

To book your spot on this Ride, click on one of the Booking links below to put down your deposit. The deposit is fully refundable for 14 days after booking, giving you 2 weeks to sort out flights, vacation time, etc... and not have someone else take your spot(s)!


All departures are guaranteed to run - we'll never cancel a trip due to low numbers!

And we're so certain that you'll have the experience of a lifetime on this Ride that we back it with our Ride Guarantee!

Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?

2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

2015
Start Date Pickup Location & Time End Date Dropoff Location & Time Price Deposit Currency Booking Private? Availability
Friday, November 27, 2015 Santiago airport, anytime Friday, December 4, 2015 Santiago airport, 7 pm 2,595.00 519.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Saturday, December 26, 2015 Santiago airport, anytime Sunday, January 3, 2016 Santiago airport, 7 pm 2,595.00 519.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
2016
Start Date Pickup Location & Time End Date Dropoff Location & Time Price Deposit Currency Booking Private? Availability
Saturday, February 20, 2016 Santiago airport, anytime Sunday, February 28, 2016 Santiago airport, 7 pm 2,595.00 519.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Saturday, April 2, 2016 Santiago airport, anytime Sunday, April 10, 2016 Santiago airport, 7 pm 2,595.00 519.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
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