Elki Magic
Distillery ToursBike ToursBeer Tastings & ToursSightseeing Tours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
We are a Chilean-French couple and we offer various activities in and around Vicuña in the Elqui Valley:- Bike rental- Downhill Mountain Biking- Tours to the Elqui Valley - Tours to the Andes (Paso Agua Negra and La Laguna) - Tours to the Hot Springs - Horseback riding English spoken – On parle français
Vicuna, Chile

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Kippur
Calstock, UK433 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our day of downhill cycling from Pisco Elqui. You pick up the bikes and transport from the centre of Vicuña. You are given a thorough and friendly briefing at Elki Magics office. You are also provided with helmets, gloves, lock, pump and repair kit. As you are taken up the valley on the way to Pisco Elqui key points on your route back are pointed out eg key turning points and places to stop. We did regular stops on our way back down including Monte Grande, a stop at a roadside cafe to drink cactus juice( well worth a try, it’s fruity and refreshing). We had a picnic lunch by the river with further stops at the Guayacan craft beer brewery and beer garden and the ABA Pisco Distillery. The route is largely downhill with a couple of short up hill slopes. The route takes you along the main highway but is largely on minor roads and a lovely length of off road terrain. The Elki Magic team are fab. Very friendly, helpful and passionate about what they offer. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Written January 5, 2020
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ged n
Totnes, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We spent a day visiting the lovely town of vicuna and we're fortunate to come across elki magic.
This great company specialises in cycling and other adventure pursuits in the beautiful elqui valley.
Sadly we only had a day but we're fixed up with very good mountain bikes a carefully planned circuit map of the valley with various points of interest and places to stop, pump and repair kit all for a very reasonable 6000 peso each.
The extremely friendly and multilingual Adeline talked us through the route and shared information about this beautiful and interesting area.
We had an incredibly enjoyable day visiting pisco distillery and solar kitchen en route.
Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to spend in vicuna.
If in the area do yourself a favor and pop in to elki magic and see what they can do to maximize your stay.
Written January 10, 2020
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Shani Meloni
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
We booked a tour to see places around Vicuña and had a Pisco/Beer tasting. We were a small group of 4 people so it was very private and individualized. Adeline and Lincoln are very nice people and their gave us very helpful tips what to do, where to eat and where to go - apart from their tours. We found them at almost the end of our trip, so we hadn't much time, but we would always book tours with them again!! Thank you Elki MAGIC!
Saludos, Afshan y Jorge ✨😊❤️
Written January 22, 2021
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freestyle77
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
Probably the best tour agency I came across during over two months in Chile. Adeline and Lincoln are incredibly helpful and patient, there's no pressure to sign up, and the tours and bicycle hire are very reasonably priced. I opted for the beautiful full day descent from Alcohuaz, stopping off at a pisquera, river pool and craft beer brewery to keep cool and energised! The tour was very clearly explained, with detailed annotated maps provided to guide us. Thank you guys :)
Written April 8, 2022
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Peter H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
We happened to stumble upon Elki Magic in Vicuña having made the journey from La Serena for the day having googled ‘bike hire’ nearby.

Adeline (the owner) was really welcoming and friendly and provided us with a map for a great 18km route (as well as clear directions). Her route included a pisco distillery and a brewery and was perfect for the time we had in Vicuña.

The bikes were in great condition and at 6,000 $ for four hours we’re very reasonably priced, Adeline also gave us spare tubes and a pump in case of punctures.

Wish we’d been there longer so that we could have been on one of Elki Magic’s cycle tours. Would definitely recommend Elki Magic to anyone in Vicuña with a day or afternoon to fill.
Written September 29, 2022
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Steffibubs
Arequipa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Thank you very much Adeleine y Lincoln for the "tour astronomico" and the amazing 2 fotos of that night! We went outside of Vicuna where they have their own teleskop. We had a spanish speaking guide who was very knowledgeable and Lincoln translated everything in French and English for the group. Meanwhile we could enjoy our glas of pisco sour!
The next day I rented a bike of Elki Magic and did a 18km circuit around Vicuna. With a well designed map and the explanation of Adeleine it was easy to find the pisco distilleries and a restaurant. The circuit 1 is very nice and mostly flat. The mountain bikes a quite new and therefore absolutely worth the money. You can rent the bikes for half day or full day! I can definitely recommend Elki Magic for their tours and bikes.
Written March 18, 2023
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Tamara M
London, England, United Kingdom17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
I would give Elki Magic 6 out of 5 if I could!!! They are outstanding- from the minute you walk into the office you are met with such warmth and care, both Adeline and Lincoln are so attentive and helpful to make sure you have the best time in Elqui valley. We booked the downhill biking with them which was such a great way of seeing everything in such a short amount of time and this was made so easy with the self guided map provided with all the recommendations of places to stop. Can’t recommend Elki Magic enough, they are one of a kind!
Written December 30, 2022
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Anna H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We took the 54 km downhill bike ride with Elki Magic which was fabulous - really well organised, beautiful views, very good bikes and good stops suggested for Pisco distilleries, swimming and Gabriela Mistral's home village. We then booked a stargazing evening as well and were very impressed by the experience, and would highly recommend it. Adeline and Lincoln are dedicated and untiring in their efforts to ensure you have a good time, they are very responsive and provide great back up support to the trips.
Written March 23, 2024
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Dalton R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Not that Elki Magic needs another gushing review, but it’s true. They are amazing! We signed up for a self guided bike tour through the Elqui valley to see the sights, and enjoy the pisco distilleries. Such a great time. And the owners are what made it happen. Adeline was super responsive when we signed up and walked us through the whole trip with a map and showed us highlights and how to go about the day, with lots of options. Her husband Lincoln drove us to the start and was really good about showing us the areas we would need to remember and also gave us a lot of background of the valley as he is a native of the area. And the trip itself was brilliant. Amazing views, everything right off the road. I just wish we had more time. It flew by. And after all this when we couldn’t buy a bus ticket with our foreign card they helped us figure it out. Just above and beyond. Can not recommend doing a tour with Elki Magic enough. Thanks so much Adeline and Lincoln.
Written July 13, 2022
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Sarah W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
I rarely bother to write reviews, but want to strongly recommend Elki Magic to anyone who is travelling to the Elqui Valley. The valley is stunning, with mountains as far as you can see after every turn, and the best way to really see it all in your own time is to go to Elki Magic and let them help you. You can rent decent mountain bikes of them and take off with their detailed maps of where to stop and visit.

You can spend half or a whole day exploring and taking in all the pisco distilleries or breweries and little town squares. The dip in the river is especially needed as it can be intensely hot and you'll be cycling against the very strong winds. You will be tired at the end of the day, but its such a rewarding experience.

Elki Magic is run by Adeline and Lincoln who can speak French, Spanish, English and German between them. They are the nicest and kindest couple you'll meet, and clearly love helping people to explore the valley. You’ll be given all the riding gear you need for your adventure, and they are at the end of a phone call if you need help. Thank you!
Written February 18, 2022
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