Active Things To Do in Santiago

Active visitors to Santiago are often surprised by just how many sports-and-activity related activities there are near the city. In the winter, skiing reigns supreme, with ski areas including Portillo, Valle Nevado, Lagunillas and Farellones. When the snow's gone, many of these same areas turn into great hiking spots, with easy access to towering peaks. There are also several hiking start-off points that are relatively accessible all year round from the city, often by public bus, or an easily-arranged tour, or you can even rent a bike and go out to them, though by the time you get there, you might not feel much like hiking! For those who are fans of cycling, there are a couple of biking tours within the city, and several routes that are easily followed, including cycling up to the top of Cerro San Cristobal. On weekends you'll find many locals doing the same. Rafting options as well as more hiking can be found in Cajón de Maipo, and while you're there, you can try out some of the local foods, including humitas (Chile's answer to tamales, as well as some local kuchen (fruit strudel/pie).

Valle Nevado Ski Resort Day Trip from Santiago

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Private Tour: Portillo Ski Resort Day Trip from Santiago

164 km from Santiago, on Route 57, en route to Mendoza

Private day trips to wineries and the high mountains... read more

La Bicicleta Verde City Tour

Loreto 6

Take a beach cruiser around town with La Bicicleta Verde and check out Santiago from the ground level... 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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Reserva Nacional Rio Clarillo


A short hour-busride from Santiago brings you to Río Clarillo, a national reserve with a beautiful river that runs all year long... read more

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Parque Nacional La Campana

Parque Olmue, Olmue

A lovely park nestled into the coastal range, a short drive from Santiago, Chile... read more

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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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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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Cascada de las Animas

Camino Al Volcan 31087

A great place to hike, camp, eat and generally hang out in the canyon area of Cajon de Maipo near Santiago, Chile... read more

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Maipo River Rafting with Cascada Expediciones

Camino al Volan 17710, Casilla 211
(San Jose de Maipo)

Rafting on the Maipo River with experienced guides... read more
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