CHILLáN AND LAS TRANCAS VALLEY
Know Chillán and Las Trancas Valley
Of great natural value and located in the Andes, Las Trancas Valley is the refugee of a marvelous native vegetation that includes oak, lenga and coigüe forest, fertile cultives, rocky mountains, waterfalls and cliffs. The Chillan Volcano is the major mountain in the area; while Las Trancas Valley has a fantastic tourist equipment to enjoy the region´s nature. The Chillan Spring is another place to visit in the zone. Located 1800 meters above sea level, it features medicinal water and a spa. This area is ideal for adventure tourism. Also, this destination holds an important historical patrimony, like Los Pincheira cave and Chillan where both Bernardo O´Higgins and Arturo Prat were born.
Attractions: Flora and fauna. Historical and cultural interest zone. Medicinal baths and marvelous mountains.
Activities: Trekking, snow trekking, horseback ridings, bicycle ridings, mountainbike, high mountain tours, ski or randonne, birds watch, climbing, picnic, birds watch, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Land route, by Route 152 from Concepción. Then take Route 5 South to Chillan. Take Route N-55 to Pinto and Recinto.
Another option is take Route 148 from Concepcion.
When to go: All year long.
Weather: Moderate weather. In the shore and in altitude there is a humid moderate weather with rain between the 1200 and 2000 milimeters per year, meanwhile, in the interior the rain reaches the 1300 milimeters per year.
Services: Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, roads, camping.
Surroundings: Chillán, Los Pincheira Cave, Termas de Chillan Ski Center, Hacienda de San Agustín de Puñual, Avendaño Lagoon, Los Nevados de Chillán (mountains), Buchupureo beach, Iglesia de Piedra beach, Cobquecura town, Ñuble National Reserve, Diguillín River, La Lobería Nature Sanctuary, Las Trancas Valley.