ALTOS DE LIRCAY NATIONAL RESERVE
Know Altos de Lircay National Reserve
With 12163 hectares and located in the precordillera of San Clemente, this reserve offers beautiful panoramics of the north shore of Lircay River. Created in 1996, it has rich flora and fauna, like hualos, raulies, laureles, cordillera cipreses, huillipataguas, tricahues birds, Black woodpeckers, eagles, zorzales, codornices, turtledoves and condors. There is CONAF Ambiental Center to know more about its natural resources in Vilches Alto. From the reserve you can get to the “Chilean path”, on foot or horseback, where you can enjoy natural beauties like “Venado Valley”, “Enladrillado” and “Descabezado Grande Volcano”.
Attractions: Flora and fauna. Amazing Landscape.
Activities: Trekking, horseback ridings, mountainbike, high mountain tours, climbing, river kayak, picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Land route, by Internacional Route CH-115 from Talca. Then take Route K-725.
When to go: All year long.
Weather: Moderate mediterraneo weather. In the shore, the temperatures are moderate, with a dry season of 6 months by the north and 4 months in the south. During summer time, the high temperature goes from 19ºC to 30ºC, meanwhile, during winter the minimun temperature goes to 7ºC.
Services: Housing, food, outdoor activities, roads, camping, information center.
Surroundings: Pelluhue Bay and bathing resort, Curanipe bathing resort. Medano Springs, Azul Hill, La Virgen Hill, Putu, Enladrillado, Maule Lagoon, Paso Nevado, La Trinchera beach, Altos de Lircay National Reserve, Cauquenes, Chovellen River, Talca, Vilches Alto, Vilches Bajo, Descabezado Grande Volcano.