Soft Trekking in Reserva Magallanes
This half-day excursion allows you to visit the Magallanes National Reserve, a wooded protected area with a variety of trails for trekking and mountain biking. The reserve is located only 8 kilometers to the west of the city of Punta Arenas and has an area of 20,878 hectares. At the beginning of the excursion we will cross different neighborhoods to the south of the city, to soon take a paved road that leads us to the reserve. Once there, we must take a 4 kilometers road surrounded by the Patagonian forest that takes us to the beginning of the path, where we will walk for about half an hour. During the walk, we can see different species of flora such as romerillo, zarzaparrilla, devil strawberry, calafate, murtilla, notro, leñadura, michay and forests of coigüe and lenga. Among the bird species, it is possible to spot chunchos, rayaditos, chercanes, cachañas, chincoles, cometocinos, thrushes and tiuques. From the trail we will also have a panoramic view of the valley of the Río De las Minas on its way to the Strait of Magellan. The return to Punta Arenas is by the same route.