Get some fresh air and see Santiago and its number one attraction, San Cristobal Hill, on a mountain bike. Follow the route to spectacular panoramic viewpoints over the capital city while learning interesting facts about the city and Chilean culture.
What to Expect
Start the tour in Plaza Baquedano at 9:30 am for morning departures and 6 pm for afternoon departures. Bike through the renowned Bellavista neighborhood and arrive in the Metropolitan Park. Get a quick warm-up exercise, including instructions on the correct use of the mountain bikes. Visit the San Cristobal's Funicular, a famous UNESCO World Heritage site.
Bike uphill towards San Cristobal's hill top, starting at 520 meters and reaching to the summit at 880 meters. The Metropolitan Park, home to the San Cristobal Hill, is divided within four districts of the city: Huechuraba, Providencia, Recoleta and Vitacura. This point allows a full 360° view over Santiago. Appreciate the vegetation, parks and squares on the ride up from excellent viewpoints to every part of the city.
Upon reaching the hilltop, access the viewpoint of Mirador Terraza Bellavista. Climb up to the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, or enjoy a delicious Mote con Huesillos (traditional Chilean beverage) and empanadas (Chilean pies). Descend downhill towards Pedro de Valdivia's side of park entrance and return to the starting point (Baquedano) through the principal parks of the city.
- All equipment (bike rental, helmet, bike lights, gloves)
- 1 bottle of water
- 3-hour guided tour
Know Before You Go
• Wearing athletic clothing is recommended