Located along South America’s western edge, Chile is the perfect country for outdoor activities fans. Throughout the south of Chile there are many options for adventure seekers. The incredible natural landscape of the country made it perfect for unique outdoor experiences like volcano-climbing, surfing, skiing, horse-riding, fly fishing, white water rifting, sea kayaking and many others. If you plan to take part in adventurous outdoor activities in Chile but don’t know where to start, we made a list of our favorite activities and the best way to enjoy them.
Volcano Climbing In Chile
This once in a lifetime opportunity shouldn’t be missed! In Chile you can climb several volcanoes over 6000m. Although prior climbing experience is not required, we recommend volcano climbing only to those with trekking experience or those who are in an extremely good physical condition due to the high elevation and the hard climb.
Horse Riding In Chile
Horses are part of Chile’s history and if you want to discover the country in an authentic way a horseback tour is what you should consider. Besides the benefits of exploring trails that cannot be reached by vehicles, horse riding will also give you the opportunity to learn about the importance of horses to Chile’s cultural identity.
Another obvious advantage is that the landscapes are truly spectacular and during a horseback tour you can also do some bird watching. Condos and other birds of prey can be admired in their true splendor.
Kayaking In Chile
When you’re close to an ocean you have to go out on the water to explore the coastline, especially if you can see unique crystalline fjords, beautiful snow-capped mountains, jaw-dropping glaciers or even impressive icebergs.
Skiing And Snowboarding In Chile
If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the Alps be ready to fall in love with skiing and snowboarding in the Andes! Since Chile is almost 80% mountains the ski resorts are more than amazing. The scenery is definitely unique – mountain peaks and volcano peaks in a single view.
Mountain Biking In Chile
The Chilean Patagonia is perfect for mountain biking tours. The temperate rainforest’s roads are great for cycling lovers. Since you will be close to the boarder, you can also visit Argentina’s Patagonia. The scenery is quite different than the Chilean one but as beautiful and great for mountain biking.
Surfing In Chile
The north region of Chile is better for surf enthusiasts that visit Chile and want to enjoy some water fun. The most popular location for surf is Pichilemu. Only three hours from Santiago, this small community was home to famous surfers and it is a great surfing spot for both professionals and novices. Since we mentioned water fun earlier, note that Pichilemu is great for other watersports too. Waterskiing, boating and swimming are other favorite activities in the region.
Fishing In Chile
For those who prefer more relaxing activities, Chile is a great place for fishing and fly fishing. Lakes are scattered all around the country so all you have to do is pick your favorite one and then enjoy a relaxing experience with beautiful landscapes.