Right in the middle of the Andes Mountains, where normally skiers are the ones who invade the slopes, lies a “bike park” in the middle of La Parva, sporting trails that extend for 20 kilometers, where you can do down hill or ride pump tracks and take advantage of the fact that the chairlift is still in operation during the summer season.
The park also has a base camp that lets mountain biking fans have an area for resting and having a snack while enjoying the views to be had of Santiago. This activity multiplies the ways in which you can explore the Andes’ most attractive places in central Chile.
The bike park was designed by Jonathan Mahec of France, who had already participated in the Whistler project in Canada, the world’s biggest and most important. La Parva’s course has trails for intermediate riders and experts, with terrain created for differing abilities that, along with the Andean sites, make it one of the best experiences for this sport in Chile.
The base camp is a meeting point and a starting point for bike excursions. The area is located at “Las Águilas” base and boasts sites for camping, picnic tables, a fire place, a cafeteria, electricity, and wireless Internet connections. For hiking lovers there’s always the trail to Laguna Piuquenes, if you go up the “Águilas” chairlift you can get to the feet of “Cerro El Plomo” Peak, one of the Andes’ highest.