Discover the French Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Torres del Paine National Park
The Trekking French Valley is part of the W Circuit, one of the main attractions of the Torres del Paine National Park, for lovers of trekking and nature.
This deep valley is dominated by a magnificent hanging glacier, the French Glacier, beech forests and the French river.
Arrival at Torres del Paine Park with catamaran navigation from Pudeto to Paine Grande
Our excursion begins with the pick-up of the passenger at the hotel to go to the Torres de Paine National Park. Once in the Torres del Paine National Park, we will continue towards the Pudeto sector, where we will board the catamaran that will cross Pehoé Lake to reach the Paine Grande sector.
We will begin our Trekking French Valley in the Paine Grande sector, in the Torres del Paine National Park. We will walk in the direction of the Italian camp. After an hour and a half, we will cross lenga forests, waterfalls and open spaces, along a path that rises in some sections. Then, we will finally arrive at the main point of our walk, the French Lookout.
After enjoying the great experience, which is doing the Trekking French Valley in Torres del Paine, we start the return trip. Along the same path, we will return to the Paine Grande sector. Then, we will board the catamaran to cross Pehoé Lake again, to the Pudeto sector. Then, we will board the vehicle that will be waiting for us, to take us back to the hotel.
The Red Patagonia – Generating a simply stunning landscape
Although it is wonderful at any time of the year, in autumn between the months of March to June, it is when it reaches its maximum splendor. This is due to the Nothofagus forests, which populate the valley and are dyed red and orange, contrasting with the gray of the granite and the turquoise of the lakes that can be seen.
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Is the French Valley trekking suitable for everyone?
This activity is not suitable for everyone. The participation of pregnant women is not allowed and it is not recommended for people with knee and/or spinal problems and people with respiratory and/or heart problems. In addition, the minimum age required is 14 years.
What is the distance covered in the French Valley trek?
The total distance to be covered is 18 km.
What to bring in the Trekking French Valley?
Waterproof mountain shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, hat for the sun, hat and gloves for the cold, short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts, fleece-type warm clothing and waterproof jacket and pants.
What is the price of the Torres del Paine National Park ticket?
You can check the updated ticket price directly on the Torres del Paine Park ticket.
What is the price of the crossing in Catamaran?
You can check the updated price directly on the Hielos Patagónicos website.
Important observation: we inform you that the times are strictly subject to the catamaran itineraries.
Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance.
Check the contracting terms of the Trekking French Valley.
Full day or half day tour in regular service.
The places to be visited are subject to change the same day of the tour in case of adverse weather conditions.
The end time of this activity could be modified due to weather conditions, so we recommend that you do not buy tickets to leave Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales until three hours after the scheduled time for return, or leave your trip for the day following after the end of the tour.
For the days of December 25 and January 1, the tour will not be carried out.
Cancellation with a minimum of 48 hours before, 100% refund depending on the payment method. Check the particular conditions of each product in case you have to cancel within a period of less than 48 hours.
If the passenger does not show up at the times defined for the tour, there will be no refund.
Suspension due to weather conditions: Full refund will be made when the company cancels before starting the service.
During the development of the activity, no refund of money is contemplated, in this case because they are factors external to the company.
If there is compensation for a special situation, it will be agreed with the people, and will be defined by the development of the travel program.
Important: No tour includes accident insurance.
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