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I am visiting Chile late 2020/early 2021. My wife will be working and I'm planning on cycling for 7-10 days.

Can anyone share there experiences, offer advice or recommend reasonably priced tours?

Thanks

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  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,521
    Info835 said:

    I am visiting Chile late 2020/early 2021. My wife will be working and I'm planning on cycling for 7-10 days.

    Can anyone share there experiences, offer advice or recommend reasonably priced tours?

    Thanks

    Erm... Probably best to pay more attention to the news than ask about cycling...
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • assuming it's Santiago... you'll be there in mid summer then; you're interested in day rides or touring? There's a good road scene in Santiago, and the ride from the east of the city (where you're likely to be based) to the ski area is wonderful. Opportunities abound - I lived in Santiago for three years and had a brilliant time road cycling. For longer rides there's the incredible Cuesta la Dormida col that sits above a small town called Olmue on the way to Viña del Mar.

    With just over a week in Santiago you're likely to find yourself riding the same roads but once on the road to Farellones/ La Parva it'll feel you're in the wilderness. The Pie Andino to Chicureo is great for a ride as well - don't be put off by what looks like a busy road; it had a wide shoulder and will only be busy with commuters. https://www.intercycles.cl this shop would be a good place to start - and a good place to ride from as well.

    For official tours - don't know but a search ought to yield something, there's a well developed tourism scene of locals and foreigners.

    Chile is a wonderful country - don't be put off by the current situation.

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