The Local Life Bike Tour
Climb on your two-wheeled transportation and get ready to explore the bustling Bellavista, Patronado, and downtown neighborhoods. This Santiago bike tour offers the flexibility and convenience of a small group guided adventure to experience the cultural highlights of this amazing city.
Meet your friendly bilingual guide and strap on your helmet. Your adventure begins in the bohemian Bellavista area, where you will receive water and a snack of local fare. Enjoy a leisurely ride to San Cristobal Hill, the area's second highest point which was named by the Spanish conquistadors. The views from the top are breathtaking, and it's a great picture taking area. Next, you will pedal out to the Metropolitan Park, known for its immense size and therefore ranking as one of Chile's largest parks. In the park you'll encounter a zoo, botanical gardens, a chapel, swimming pools, and scenic picnic areas. The last stop in the area is Pablo Neruda's house. This Nobel Prize winning poet wrote in many different styles. His signature trademark was his use of green ink, which he used because he believed it was the color of hope.
In the Patronado area, you will make a stop at the La Vega fruit and vegetable market. This market has been around for decades, surviving the government takeover. There you can find a variety of local fresh foods, from carrots to fish to chickens. In this area you will also stop in the Korean and Middle Eastern districts for a look at the multicultural diversity of this bustling city.
Continue your Santiago bike tour with a ride to Mapocho Train Terminal, which is intricately designed with Chilean styles. It was once used as a busy travel hub but is now predominantly a place to see art exhibits, music concerts, and conventions. Head over to the Central Seafood Market and look at the expansive variety of fish. Trek to the Plaza de Armas Square, where you will be in the heart of many historical buildings, such as the Central Post Office and Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago. The last stop, the Museum of Fine Arts, is a beautifully sculptured building that radiates Spanish architecture.
You will be provided with a bike, helmet, a bottle of water, and a local snack for your trip. This is an unforgettable experience for any traveler in Santiago. Tour the city from the unique vantage of your bicycle seat for an enjoyable morning of fresh air and fantastic sights.