Laurence Wattrus – United States

It was my first time in Santiago and I knew that I had to ride some of those beautiful mountains. I was unsure where to rent a good quality mountain bike and find a good crew to ride with. Jean-Claude and the Biketur crew were the perfect guys to ride with. They set me up with an amazing bike and helped me plan out a solid half-day ride. I was impressed from the start. It was far less like a tour and more like a great local ride with friends. Jean-Claude picked me up super early and we rode out into a beautiful part of the mountains above Santiago. We rode hard and the challenge was perfect. Later in the afternoon we stopped at a beautiful house up in the mountains. An artist friend of his had views over the whole city, we hung out in Hammocks and had some snacks. We descended into a valley and swam in a glacial river before heading back to the cars. The whole experience made me want to go on so many more rides above Santiago. The trails are top notch and having friends to ride with made all the difference. Jean Claude was professional, his bikes well-tuned and he knows the trails like the back of his hand.
Overall, if you are serious about mountain biking or simply want a unique day out this is the place to go.