Altos de Lircay national reserve.
With 12,163 hectares, "Altos de Lircay national reserve" is located in the Andean mountain skirts of San Clemente (Vilches Alto), offers an attractive setting that borders the north bank of the River Lircay.
Vilches is the ideal place for nature lovers and outdoor activities, hiking, horseback riding, and connect with nature.
This place is one of the cheapest for this kind of activities, locals also offer stays very cheap and very good quality, internet access, tourism guide, horseback riding and relaxation areas.
Created in 1996 has a rich flora and fauna, consisting of a vegetation hualas, raulíes, laurel, cypress and huillipataguas range and an animal population that includes species such as parrots tricahue, black woodpeckers, eagles, thrushes, quail, pumas, doves and condors.
During walking, you can see remnants of a culture extinct: The Indians Pehuenches. You may appreciate "the stones of the cups, bigs rocks where the Pehuenches used the stones´s holes for food preparation.
For more information about natural resources, is entitled Environmental Interpretation Center of the CONAF located in the town of Vilches Altos.
Moreover, since the reservation can access the "Sendero de Chile", a route that allows a walking tour or horse to enjoy areas of natural beauty as "Deer Valley", "The Brickwork" and "Volcano Big Headed".
Temperate Mediterranean. On the coast the temperatures are moderate and there is a six-month dry season in the north and four months in the south. In summer, maximum temperatures are 19 °C and 30 °C, while in winter the minimum is 7 °C.
There is an entrance fee of CLP$2000 (CLP$4000 for foreigners) to be paid on entry.
There are four daily buses running from Talca, at 07:15, 08:15, 12:00, and 13:00 - CLP$1600 per person.
Flora and fauna. Attractive landscape.
Trekking, horse riding, mountain biking, mountaineering, climbing, river kayak, picnic, contemplation of the flora and fauna, photography.