maule Archives

solar PV – Wincayaren Hostal

We worked in collaboration with Jorge, from Parque Educativo Solar, to provide Wincayaren Hostal with a solution for their electricity generation. Jorge installed two solar panels on their roof, along with an inverter to provide AC electricity for the whole building. The two panels mean that that hostel’s electricity bills are zero due to surplus […]

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Parque Educativo Solar Energy

Based nearby in Linares is Parque Educativo Solar, established by Jorge. What started as a backyard project has morphed into a full on Sustainability Education Centre, providing solar energy workshops and products for both local people and international visitors. The Centre showcases a variety of low-tech uses of the endless sun’s rays, as well as […]

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wonder hikes

We recently did the one day hike, Cascada del Arcoiris, offered by Frank of Costa y Cumbre Tours. It was a wonderful day following a cowboy trail through the vast landscape of the Andes, the trail is a hidden gem with not a soul in sight and multiple huge waterfalls, one of which we swam […]

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The Cordillera

Rising before dawn has its merits. In under two hours we had parked not far from the Argentine border and were high up in the Andes beginning our trek along the Maule River in the cool of morning. Above the tree line in a barren basalt landscape, the unusual spikey rock outcroppings have names likening […]

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Radal Siete Tazas

Famous for its seven chained waterfalls, Siete Tazas National Park is located on the aptly named Rio Claro in the Maule Region. Just two hours from Fundo Meza, it is easy to reach the waterfalls if you walk an hour or two from the car – and they are magnificent, well worth the hike! A […]

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Altos de Lircay National Reserve

The Altos de Lircay national reserve is one of the finest in central Chile, and is just a 2 hour drive from Fundo Meza. The reserve boasts 12,163 hectares with multiple trekking routes,  exhilarating mountain scenery, and a strong Conaf infrastructure for camping sites, route details, and registration. The 2 treks below are just a […]

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Maule

Loncomilla Valley is located in the Maule Region, Region 7, in central Chile.  

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