"Alerce Catedral" Millenary
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This is one of our best trails for
horse rides. Going across "Poicas" valley,
through forests of "luma", "coigües"
and "muermo" trees, crossing several water
streams, suitable for swimming, we will arrive to
a place ideal for resting and enjoying a nice climate
unique of this spot. These conditions improve our
adventure to know one of the most majestic wild native
tree forests which are still preserved in our country.
We will witness millenary Alerce trees of huge dimensions,
being of course the most outstanding the impressive
"Alerce Catedral" (Cathedral Alerce). This
beautiful and really ancient Fitzroya Cupressiodes
specimen has about 5 meters diameter and is 5.000
years old. It's undoubtedly something almost unique
Our service includes s
local guide with broad experience and know-how
First Aid Kit
Double fastening saddles.
Equipment: Trekking sticks, water containers and
camping equipment, binoculars for bird watching.
Journey duration and equipment needed
Journey: 3 days
48 hrs. in advance.
Capacity: 5 people maximum.
Transportation: From Puerto Varas (optional)
Departure: From "Río Puelo"
Starting: 09.00 A.M.
Required level: Average experience.
Personal equipment needed: Sun glasses, a hat,
waterproof shoes, sun
screen, warm and light wash and wear clothing.
In summer please bring a swimming suit.
Euros "€", are estimations and referential
only, the values must be paid in chilean pesos (CLP).
You can get to "Río Puelo" from
"Puerto Montt" or "Puerto Varas".
Through "Puerto Montt" route. By "Carretera
Austral" highway, arriving to "Caleta Arena"
and crossing "Estuario del Reloncaví"
estuary by ferry, you can get by car or the vans that
departure daily from the "terra-puerto"
station of "Puerto Montt" at 16:45 hrs.
going directly to "Río Puelo".
Through "Puerto Varas" route. The way is
a little longer, you take the road to "Ensenada",
and then arriving to "Ralún" and
"Cochamó" "Río Puelo"
is just 43 Km. far. Departures from "Terra- Puerto"
bus station in "Puerto Montt" are at 8:00
A.M., 12 A.M., 16:00 hrs. and they leave you right
at the door of "Camping Cabalgatas Río