Chilewheels is a Chilean company founded by specialists with a broad experience in the adventure tourism business. We offer a modern fleet of vehicles that allow you to drive through the main roadways and all secondary roads that connect to the main places of interest. You will enjoy your journey in direct contact with the nature and a dependable backup support from us.
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Chile is a long, thin country that stretches on the mainland from north to south for about 3,900 kilometers. This distance is the equivalent to that from the German-Danish border in north Europe down to the
southern region of the Sahara Desert in
central Africa. This huge length of Chile explains the country's different climate zones. Starting in the north with a desertic region, moving down to a semi-arid climate, at whose end a Mediterranean climate in the center follows. From here
gets a bit chillier heading south, showing a temperate oceanic climate around Valdivia ending with a subpolar oceanic climate in the extreme south of the country. You can image there are plenty of places to visit in Chile.
Chile is safe to undertake a journey and to get to see the great variety of places of interest it offers. The Panamerican Highway ("Ruta 5") is the backbone of the country, which allows a fast road travel towards north and south of the land. Hundreds of roads are connected to it. They lead to a broad range of different spots between the mountains of Los Andes and the Pacific Ocean.
Chilewheels is a family business founded in 2011 by the two brothers Andrés and Daniel Longueira. Manolo, Andrés' son, joined the team in 2016. While Andrés arranges the trips and Daniel takes care of management,
Manolo drops off and picks up the
campervans all over the country.
The project evolved from an idea regarding offering tour services to places of the country that are not on the menu of mainstream travel agencies. They are thought for people who love traveling in order to sightsee the nature, but at the same time independently deciding what to see and where to go. The perfect solution, they clearly saw, was renting vehicles equipped with all what a long touring trip demanded, providing at the same time solid and competent backup support whenever needed.
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A Drawer, a painter, a kayaker, a photographer, an art director, a carpenter, a son, a brother, a lover, a father, and lots, really lots of motorbike, bike, car, truck, and van journeys.
Always sleeping in a tent or right out al fresco, inside the car or the van so most of my budget could be spent on having a good time for as long as possible. Hiking, drawing, swimming, kayaking, running and riding a bike: By oneself or in company are ideal activities to stay relaxed, healthy and happy. Nothing surpasses the power of nature, her colors, textures, scents, and tastes are the best. All you need to do is stay with her, respect and enjoy her: It will give you the greatest joy.
Bachelor of Arts, UC
General Manager of Piragua Expediciones
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Most of my money I spend in buying painting materials and most of my time in traveling, visiting places I have not been to before. Computers, cameras and creating and editing videos are my thing, too. It is essential to capture fleeting moments out there in the open. The real world always outstrips fiction.
Real effort means everything to me, even though it is not easy get fully organized. But I try hard to achieve all I need to do. I mean to get up early in the morning, clean up the dishes, things like that.
Sometimes, when I lay down on the grass watching the tops of the trees, watching them swing and the falling of some leaves (and sometimes even of some insects), I ask myself what the nature would have been like, say, some 10,000 years ago, I mean being as impressive and robust as it is today, despite the way we have treated her. For example, what must the ocean have been like, free of all those plastic residuals.
Video Editor (sports and adventure)
Grabiela Mistral University
Safety Team Kayaker at Piragua Expediciones