A South American country, Chile has more than 17 million inhabitants, and borders Bolivia, Peru and Argentina. Bookended by the Andes and the Pacific, the country averages just 175km wide.
Chile is nature on a colossal scale. Here, adventure is what happens on the way to having an adventure. Pedal the chunky gravel of the Carretera Austral and end up sharing ferries with SUVs and oxcarts, taking a wrong turn and finding heaven in an anonymous orchard. Serendipity takes over...
Chile stretches from the driest desert on earth to vast southern glacial fields. The landscapes are diverse: parched dunes, fertile valleys, volcanoes, ancient forests, massive glaciers and fjords... Nature in perfect harmony. And all of that has stayed intact.
Chile is one of the major wine producers in the world, and it produces very good wine! Before delighting ever more sophisticated palates, it already had its place on every Chilean table, even the humblest ones. Grandparents tended backyard orchards. Chileans embrace the concept of la buena mesa. It’s not about fancy. Beyond a good meal, it’s great company, the leisure of overlapping conversations with uncorkings, and the gaze that's met at the clink of two glasses.