Valle de Colchagua - Paisaje
The scenery in the valley varies from the mountains to the coast.
In winter, the snow is awesome, especially on a clear day after a snowstorm ... or the beautiful pink hue at sunset taking.
In the Valley are major cities, the most typical and ancient towns, homes and parks of the old farms and the highest expression of modern agriculture that characterizes this area. Large plantations of vines, citrus, plums, etc.. and planting of traditional crops dominate the landscape.
Consequence of irrigation ditches, fields are divided into defined areas and surrounded by rows of trees. Most of them (poplar, willow, eucalyptus, acacia trees) are of foreign origin and respond to the taste of a time (second half of the nineteenth century) that were covered in both our fields and trees the squares and streets of cities and towns.
Two ranges of hills, bordering the Tinguiririca river valley, which runs to the west, towards the sea. In South facing slope of these hills still remain beautiful forests with huge specimens of native species. On its slopes are observed newly planted vineyards that climb the slopes and where you get some of the most interesting wines Valley.
The "huaso" (Chilean field man) wearing his typical attire in all its activities and you can check that it is well on the square of any of our cities and towns, in the bank, on the streets and countryside.
The use of the horse is very common ... and the bike is now the quintessential means of locomotion. Getting closer to the coast the landscape changes again. Run out of fertile irrigated land and dry land begins, with its typical low prairie landscape and thorns, especially dedicated to livestock. can also be seen vineyards planted under irrigation technified and groundwater use.
Once across the Cordillera de la Costa, low deck height and pine plantations, the ocean can be seen in its entirety, the wheat fields, and the quaint old resort of Pichilemu, with several beautiful beaches waves, which can be seen in full force in the industry Punta de Lobos.
A little further south is the town of Cahuil, with its saltwater lagoon and the rustic pools where sea salt is removed, giving it a striking look to the landscape.