When the cold weather sets in and you’re begging to escape to warm, sandy beaches, tropical climates, and a world of adventure, consider planning one of these bike tours in Latin America. Not far from home, Latin America offers a world of innumerable pleasures, natural and man-made alike, waiting to be explored. Now, I have cycled all over the world, but these Latin America tours amaze me most with their multisport activity options, wildlife sightings, and unique local identities. If you are starting to plan your winter travel, these exotic offerings are your best bet.
Chilean Lakes and Volcanoes
One thing I love about southern Chile is the sprawling scenery. I can ride for hours here, whether cycling along the coast of Lake Panguipulli or climbing the ascent to the Villarrica volcano. This region is a feast for the eyes from its deep freshwater lakes that dot the landscape to the snowcapped volcanoes that dominate the horizon. You also can’t beat the view from above the rainforest as you fly over on a canopy tour. Plus, I always look forward to a satisfying meal at Rancho Espantapajaros.
Unlike the Lakes and Volcanoes region, the culture of this central Chilean destination is all about the history and traditions of Chilean wine. Get your blood pumping with a ride through Apalta Valley and visit one of my favorites, Los Vascos Winery. Your stomach will be happy when you pair delicious wines with unforgettable meals. You can even blend and bottle your very own wine in the Yaquil region, the ultimate souvenir.