Head south by car this morning to wine country. Your first stop is the village of Alto Jahuel in the famous Maipo valley, where you will switch to bicycles and start riding. You will pass by local communities and farms where you have the chance to observe local people living and working in agricultural Chile before heading to the vineyards.
You will visit three wineries today, varying in history and in the wine they produce. The first stop is one of the oldest wineries in Chile at Viña Santa Rita, where you discover the vineyard's rich tradition in winemaking and find out about the important role it played during Chile's struggle for independence.
Then continue toward Viña Carmen. Your ride will take you past the very spot that the Carmenere grape of Bordeaux was rediscovered, long after it was thought to be extinct. The grape was reintroduced by Viña Carmen, which still produces some of the finest Chilean wines to this day. On reaching the winery, tour its state-of-the-art production facilities.
The third winery you will visit is the 100% organic Viña Nativa, where you will learn all about the delicate relationship between grapevines and flowers and stroll through the picturesque gardens full of swans, ducks, chickens, deer, and even llamas. Enjoy a tasting of two of the best wines that Viña Carmen and Viña Nativa have to offer. Finally ride back to the shop at Viña Santa Rita where you can try your third wine of the day and have time to browse and buy wine to take home. After the final winery, drive to a countryside restaurant for lunch.
End the day with a big dose of adventure. Challenge yourself to try the zip line tour that runs over the rolling landscape of the wine country, giving you an aerial vie of the terrain. Satisfied by your adrenaline fix, return to your hotel in Santiago for the night.
- Breakfast, Lunch
- Hotel La Reve or Similar