On this exciting mountain bike adventure explore the Andes Mountains from Santiago by visiting the stunning Cajon del Maipo and Embalse el Yeso.
Visit Cajon del Maipo Embalse el Yeso by mountain bike and explore the beautiful Andes Mountains!
This mountain bike tour takes you to explore the Andes Mountains (up to 2500 meters) to El Yeso Reservoir, the largest freshwater reserve for Santiago. We will ride our mountain bikes along the route bordering this reserve, and after enjoy a downhill ride of more than 30 kms, starting from 2500 meters and riding down to 1300 meters.
We begin this tour at your hotel from where we will head towards the Andes and the Cajon del Maipo area located 50 km from Santiago. The road skirts the Maipo River, which accompanies us with a great view over the Andes foothills. After proceeding for one hour, the tour continues by driving up to El Yeso area, situated 100 km from Santiago and at 2500 m.
In El Yeso Reservoir, the largest freshwater reservoir of the Metropolitan region, we will start our first bike ride (8 km round trip – 1 hour approx.) bordering the reservoir that offers unique views of the Andes, with the possibility to arrive until the end of the reservoir. After finishing our ride, we will have a breakfast/outdoor picnic, enjoying the fresh air and the mountains surrounded.
Next, we will start the second part of our mtb tour and ride down (2 h approx.) on a route that consist of hard packed dirt, gravel and pavement road. We will make stops at viewpoints, rivers and waterfalls containing natural, crystal clear water originated from the Andeas and glaciers. We will end our downhill ride at approximately 1500 m, where we pack our bikes back to the vehicle, and start the return journey back to Santiago, recharged by fresh air and a great adventure.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.