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French Valley Hike in Torres del Paine

French Valley Hike with professional guide

  • group resting at french valley viewpoint
  • torres del paine national park entrance
  • group trekking in torres del paine
  • french valley snowy mountain
  • paine grande lodge
  • cuernos del paine mountain
  • boat tour in lake pehoe
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Puerto Natales
1 day
English and Spanish
Starts: At 6:00 a.m. in Puerto Natales.
Ends: Approximately at 9:00 p.m. at the same point of departure.
Free cancellation!

Hiking, adventure and catamaran trips await you in the French Valley Hike in Torres del Paine. We will cross rivers, mountains and hanging bridges of the famous W circuit in Patagonia, and you will be able to experience all of this in just one day. If adventure is your thing, and you want to visit those places that appear on postcards, we invite you to keep reading.

Tour details


  • Local Guide
  • Transport
  • Hiking poles

Not included

  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park ($34 USD)
  • Pudeto catamaran ticket ($50 USD)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Food and drinks

Important information

Catamaran ticket and entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park are not included and must be paid in cash at the destination.

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

French Valley Hike in Torres del Paine

Duration: 15 hours

Distance: 20 kilometers

Difficulty: Medium - High

6:00 am

Pickup and trip to Torres del Paine

We start our adventure in Puerto Natales, where we board a van to Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile. In order to cross the river that separates us from the park, we board a catamaran that will take us upriver to our destination at the Paine Grande lodge.

lake pehoe torres del paine

Torres del Paine French Valley Trek

It is time to grab the trekking poles and start walking along the north shore of Lake Pehoé. Under the mountains of the Cuernos del Paine, we will walk the central part of the W circuit for 3 hours until we finally arrive at the French Valley viewpoint.

group at the french valley lookout

Return and catamaran to Pudeto

Sit back and enjoy the views, take pictures, have lunch and above all rest. After the one hour break, we continue our trekking through the French Valley in Torres del Paine, but this time on the way back. We will return to the Paine Grande lodge and set sail back by catamaran to Pudeto. After completing our 20 km crossing, the van takes us back to Puerto Natales where our French Valley Trek will have come to an end.

group hiking in torres del paine

What to bring to French Valley Hike in Torres del Paine

  • Trekking clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection
  • Hiking boots
  • Cash USD
  • Food & drinks

Where does the tour French Valley Hike in Torres del Paine start

Our tour starts in Puerto Natales. If you are traveling from Santiago de Chile, the best option is to take a flight to Punta Arenas. From Punta Arenas, you can take a bus that in only 3:15 hours will take you to the bus station in Puerto Natales.

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