In their various types, adventure travel and extreme sports are tending to increase the amount of fans worldwide.
Chile is one of the sceneries chosen by lovers of adventure to experience new challenges. This choice is not made by chance as the geographical diversity of the country offers spectacular natural environments for the practice of these exciting sports.
Landscapes are multiple and varied, with singular characteristics that invite visitors to take risks and enjoy unique moments. The desert with its whimsical shapes, the undulated valleys, the Pacific Ocean bathing its entire coast, the islands and the Andes Mountain Range with its volcanoes and snow-capped mountains are waiting there for the most intrepid adventurers, because adventure travel means getting into close contact with nature, a special invitation to reach the most unexplored places.
This section provides all the necessary information for those who are interested in these activities, whether beginners of experts. According to each discipline, you may learn about the sites and seasons when these sports and activities are practiced, the degrees of difficulty and the safety measures to be taken.
Make a choice amongst the various options and circuits, from the most extreme to the ones you can share with the family and get ready. The amazing geography of Chile is waiting to thrill you.
Adventure travel includes activities through which people change from being spectators to becoming protagonists of the landscape.
Hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, horse-riding, rafting, rapelling, canopy, etc., are the activities that require physical effort, which may be moderate or high, depending on the itinerary choice or the physical condition of the person involved.
The good thing is that in Chile, and especially in Patagonia, we have a menu for everybody. From hiking on the high country, over 4,000 m.a.s.l., during several days, through rides across ancient forests, kayaking in white waters rivers or in quiet lakes, to rock or ice climbing at the huge glaciers in the South.
What must be clear is that, as we make contact with nature, we have to comply with certain rules that nature itself sets for us to respect.
We must be respectful and conscious of the preservation of the environment and that our pace must not leave permanent traces in the various habitats. Especially, we should not leave any waste behind and this way we will be able to continue enjoying for good the beauty our world offers us.
“The drops of my sweat falling on the ground are a tribute to Nature."
Jorge “Gurí” Aznarez
Director of the Desafío de los Volcanes (The Volcanoes Challenge).