If you are looking to spend your winter holiday road cycling, mountain biking, or hiking in the wilderness, Chile should be your number #1 choice.
The perfect holiday destination for those who are looking for an action packed adventure, it has much to offer sporty travellers, and whether you prefer to get down and dirty on MTB trails, climb volcanoes on your road bike, or go trekking in national parks, Chile has more than enough to keep you entertained with the Atacama Desert, the Lake District, and of course, Patagonia.
Cycling holidays Chile are hugely popular, and while most tours are still aimed at mountain bikers, there are a great selection of cycling trips for roadies who, let’s face it, don’t like to get dirty! If wheels are not your thing, there are hiking holidays galore in Chile, including tours on Easter Islands (Rapa Nui) for more active travellers.
November to March are the best months to visit Chile, particularly if you are heading south to Patagonia, and you can easily combine your stay here with neighbouring Argentina, Peru, or Bolivia. If you are looking for some inspiration for your 2019 activity holiday, here are just some of the cycling and hiking tours that are waiting for you…
- Road Cycling Chile’s Lakes & Volcanoes
An 8-day trip for experienced cyclists, it will take you to the heart of Chile’s Lake District with its soaring volcanoes and inspiring landscapes. You’ll cover around 70km each day with full guide and vehicle support, and you’ll overnight in beautiful boutique hotels along the way. This road cycling tour is available from 1st November 2019 – so why not book your place today!
- Mountain Biking the Atacama Desert
If mountain trails are more you thing, a MTB cycling holiday in the Atacama Desert could be the perfect choice for your next sporting break. You’ll head off the beaten path and into areas rarely accessed by international travellers as you navigate desert valleys, altiplano lagoons, and Andean mountain landscapes. 6 and 7 day tours are available from August to March.
- Hiking Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia
There are several options available when it comes to trekking in Torres Del Paine National Park. You could take a guided tour, a self-guided tour, or a tour that includes the iconic EcoCamp Patagonia. Tours run weekly from October to April, and winter treks are available from July to September.
- Hiking Holidays Easter Island
If you dream of discovering Rapa Nui (who doesn’t?), a hiking holiday in Easter Island is the trip for you! During your adventure, you’ll visit sacred beaches, caves, and villages, and learn all about Rapa Nui culture as you hike through the unspoilt landscapes with your knowledgeable guide. October to April is the best time to visit.
It may be narrow, but there’s much to see and do in Chile, and you could spend several months or even years exploring what this South American gem has to offer. By hiking or biking your way around this magnificent country, you can do your little bit for the environment, and so it’s a win-win for everyone!