Welcome to Termas de Chillán & Valle Las Trancas
A winding road leads from Chillán 80km up into the mountains to Valle Las Trancas and the Termas de Chillán. Chilean powder fiends flock to these slopes in winter, when bumper-to-bumper traffic is common at the top. The pace is less manic the rest of the year, when the valleys turn a luscious green and are perfect for hiking, climbing and horseback riding, or just lazing around and drinking in the views. Despite the hikers and mountain bikers who come out on summer weekends, the place is almost dead on a weekday in summer. Note that there aren't any ATMs around most of these accommodations; you'll want to bring cash from Chillán.