Outdoor Activities in Santiago

Santiago is a city that has incredible access to mountains, rivers and beaches, making any of them feasible as a day trip. Particularly, there are several access points into the Andes that make them easy to get to by public transportation, including the Sendero de Chile, El Naranjo, Cajón de Maipo and other nearby access points. Non-hikers may enjoy mountainboarding, while winter sport lovers will choose skiing in the winter months, from June to September. Picnicking and barbecues are popular among Chileans as are pick-up soccer games in the parks. Both road and mountain biking (with a focus on downhilling) are also quite popular, and there are several trails on easily-accessible Cerro San Cristobal. Beach lovers need only head to the coast, with a variety of spots to choose from, at about an hour and ten minutes to a couple of hours away all making decent day or overnight trips, though of course these areas have plenty more to offer visitors who give them more time. However, unless you're very used to cold water, you probably won't want to get in more than about knee-deep. For warmer water head to the north of Chile.

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Cerro San Cristóbal

A large pointed hill with the Virgin Mary on top, that serves as Santiago's backyard... read more

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La Bicicleta Verde Wine Tours- Maipo Alto

Av Santa Maria, 227

Join a knowledgeable guide to pedal around several vineyards, learning about wine production and tasting wines straight from the barrels... read more

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Parque Mahuida de La Reina

Avda Larrain, 11095

Spectacular pre-cordillera access just minutes from downtown Santiago... read more

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Parque Intercomunal de La Reina (Padre Hurtado)

Avenida Francisco Bilbao 7865
La Reina

Large, peaceful park that joins several outlying comunas in Santiago... read more

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Santuario de La Naturaleza Yerba Loca

Camino a Farellones km 26 curva 15

Nature reserve that gives great hiking and camping access to the pre-cordillera... read more

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Antiyal Winery

Alto Jahuel

One of very few biodynamic wineries in Chile, this Maipo Alto winery uses traditional techniques to produce grapes from which their wines are made... read more

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Vina La Montana

Fundo El Peumo, Camino Santa Luisa s/n

A hike, ziplining, and a fabulous cut of meat (and salads, and dessert) combine to make a day at La Montaña truly spectacular... read more

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Valle Nevado

14 km past curve 40 en route to Farellones

Ski resort close to Santiago... read more

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Cementerio General

Avenida La Paz

Large, pleasant cemetery, and the largest in Chile... read more

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Critical Mass Ride

Plaza Italia

First Tuesday of the month Critical Mass Ride to promote biking and bike visibility in the city... read more
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