Chile lake Dostrict Puerto Varas
Chile Lake District Osorno Volcano and Lake L Lanquihue
Chile Lake District Osorno Volcano

Known for its conical volcanoes and its shimmering lakes, this region of central Chile and Argentina offers accessible and easy-going hiking with spectacular views, quiet villages and a laid back pace of life. The region was the former home to the Mapuche people, who managed to fight off both the Incas and Spanish colonialists for 350 years before finally falling to the Chilean Army in the 1880s. Over the following century, Swiss, Austrian and German settlers transformed the area, influencing the architecture and cuisine of towns like Argentina’s Bariloche and Chile’s Puerto Varas, where tourists can visit quaint Swiss-style chocolate shops before enjoying a day of hiking or kayaking on a nearby lake.

Hiking in Chile

The best treks and hikes in Chile

A country to which superlatives can do no justice, Chile is probably my favourite place on earth for hiking and trekking. With virtually all the world's landscapes packed into one slender stretch of land, the scenery oscillates between arid desert, tropical islands, and piercing mountains, volcanoes and glacial lakes; of which a whopping 21% is protected by law. And, with much of Chile’s natural areas unspoiled by roads or heavy infrastructure, the best way to explore – the only way, in my view – is by more

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