Jan 30, 2019|
Last updated on October 20th, 2020 at 03:51 am
Ruta de Los Parques, Route of the Parks, de la Patagonia
Chile’s new hike is massive!
Upon this mighty trail lies pristine landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and rich cultures. More than 60 communities rest along the way which visitors can explore. The entire trail comprises a total of 11.5 million hectares of land. Known for Patagonia, this route was created to put Chile on the map as a country abundant with natural attractions and a world-class thru-hike.
The trail includes 24 ecosystems where people can spot 140+ different bird species, many endangered animals, and 46 different varieties of mammal species. Torres del Paine National Park, San Rafael Lagoon National Park, and many other iconic parks are included on this trail. You can find the list of all parks here.
One can find detailed information about this trail on the Ruta del los Parques website, including amenities such as picnic areas, accommodations, bathrooms and restaurants details. You can also find information on transportation advice and 50 GPS mapped paths.
Don’t worry, if you don’t have the time to hike the entire 1,740 miles, there are shorter itineraries that are five to six day-long treks through the glaciers and lakes even shorter three to four days in the fjords of northern Patagonia. Many who hike the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian, and the CDT often do it in chunks or sections. Sometimes taking years to compete. Having stepped foot upon it at all to do even a mile makes you not only one of the worlds first — but one of the few to strike first boot upon this amazing new connrected trail.
Sometimes a big adventure like this calls for a comfy hotel along the way or a big meal at the end. So, when you are ready for an adventure on one of the worlds most incredible thru-hikes, we’re waiting for you! Give us a call and we’ll help with the logistics.