From Puerto Natales: Full-Day French Valley Hike

11 Reviews
Tours Day trips Day Trips From Reseller exclusions Day Trips To Nature & adventure Outdoor activities Outdoor sports Sightseeing Tours Trekking National Parks Nature & Panorama High-risk activities Viewing points Photography Tours Glacier Exploration Medium-risk activities Hiking & trekking Hiking Mountaineering

Take a hike along one of the most beautiful paths in Torres del Paine National Park. Set in an area of natural and outstanding beauty, the French Valley has incredible landscapes, dominated by giant granite formations that ensure stunning views.


  • Be amazed by views of Paine Horns
  • See the peaks of Hoja, Espada, and Fortaleza mountains
  • Surround yourself with stunning views
  • Hike in Torres del Paine National Park


Begin your morning with an early morning pickup from your accommodation and head towards Torres del Paine National Park. After an approximately 2-hour drive, arrive at Pudeto sector to embark on a 30-minute catamaran ride towards the Paine Grande camping site. Upon arrival, your hike towards the French Valley begins. Walk along Pehoe Lake while enjoying the view of Paine Horns. Once reaching the “Italiano Campsite”, continue on until the spectacular French Valley lookout. At this point you will also be able to observe the magnificent granite formations of the Paine Massif. Take a path part of the W-trail, and in 1.5-hours arrive at the French Valley lookout where it's possible to see the three peaks of Hoja, Espada, and Fortaleza. Take a break at the lookout to rest and have lunch. Return by the same route you came to embark again on the catamaran by Paine Grande Refugio towards Pudeto. After your 20-kilometer hike relax during your drive back to Puerto Natales with an arrival time of about 8:00 PM.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Certified, English and Spanish-speaking guide Hiking poles First aid kit

Important Information

  • Wear warm and comfortable clothes (layered clothing if possible)
  • Wearing waterproof shoes is recommended
  • You should be in good physical condition for the hikes
  • Bring sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Carry necessary medication

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


My Guide Book Now! From Puerto Natales: Full-Day French Valley Hike

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Chile.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Recommended Experiences in Chile

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to Chile with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


Mini Guides

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Chile is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Chile

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Chile