Chile’s New ‘Route of Parks’

Chile is to launch new ‘Route of Parks’ linking 17 national parks following largest private donation of land to a government in Latin America A portion of the Carretera Austral, considered one of Chile’s most ambitious infrastructure projects of the 20th century, is to be rebranded and extended as the new ‘Ruta de los Parques’ (‘Route of parks’) destined to become one of the most iconic routes for adventure travel in the world. As a crucial first step towards uniting Chilean national parks, the route of parks will be 1,500 miles long and travel through a new network of 17 national parks which stretches from Hornopirén to the Beagle Channel. The new route will wind through some of the most spectacular natural sceneries on earth and follows the gifting of Parque Pumalín, a million-acre collection of untrammelled vistas and valleys, to the Chilean government by Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, former CEO...

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