We can get to the Big Island of Chiloé in different ways:
If by car from Chile, you must follow the carretera Panamericana Sur to Puerto Montt and take a transshipping to cross Canal de Chacao from the continent to the island, where you can visit the island from north to south starting in Ancud, Castro, Chonchi, and finally Quellón at the south end of the island.
From Bariloche, in Argentina, you can cross the Andes by car to Osorno or Puerto Montt and then continue to the island where you can visit such places as Dalcahue, Achao, Chonchi, Ancud, Castro, Quellón and others.
From Mendoza (Argentina) you can cross the Andes by car to Santiago and from there to the south along the carretera Panamericana Sur up to Puerto Montt and then travel for approximately 20 minutes to get to the Big Island of Chiloé.
There are daily flights from Santiago to Puerto Montt of approximately two hours, and from there you may take a bus or rent a car to access to the island by transshipping for some 20 minutes.
Distances from Ancud to:
Aysen 719 km
Chaiten 292 km
Castro 85 km
Coihaique 724 km
Cochrane 1050 km
Frutillar 130 km
Osorno 199 km
Panguipulli 335 km
Paso Icalma 544 km
Paso Mamuil Malal 591 km
Paso Pino Hachado 618 km
Puerto Natales 2389 km
Pucón 430 km
Puerto Ibañez 815 km
Puerto Porvenir 288 km
Puerto Varas 110 km
Puerto Montt 90 km
Puerto Octay 153 km
Punta Arenas 2427 km
Quellon 163 km
Temuco 429 km
Valdivia 306 km
Villarrica 450 km
|Buses Chiloé||Libertad y Dieciocho 62-2289|
|Buses Cruz del Sur||Chacabuco 672 62-2265|
|Buses Transchiloé||Terminal Municipal of.3 62 2876|
|Buses Turibus Ltda.||Chacabuco 672 62-2289 / 2265|
|Queilen Bus Ltda.||Anibal Pinto s/n 62-1140|
Those who wish to experiment something new may choose a horseback ride over mountains, amidst forests, along beaches or across streams with the whole family enjoying beautiful moments.
It is ideal to go on these excursions guided by the local experts and on docile Creole horses.
If you are going on a short excursion, it is not necessary that you can ride. A quick theoretical chat with the guide will be enough for you to get used to the reins.
Hiking or walking is an activity practiced in all kinds of terrains and is not restricted to age, gender or physical fitness.
As in every task, there are various levels of difficulty, which can be surpassed gradually as experience is gained. The routes are divided into four types of difficulty: relaxed, medium, steady and difficult.