Mossel Bay is a beautiful coast, located in between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, at 400 km/248 mi of distance both ways. It is surrounded by the sunbathed peninsula and the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean. It offers a mild climate all year round making it a perfect winter break destination.The weather is influenced by the Aghulas current of the Indian Ocean and by the presence of the Outeniqua mountains.
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Horseback Riding in Rio Serrano Ride, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile
Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic sub-polar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia. Horse back riding is a fantastic way to discover the national park area and the Chilean Horses are quick and courageous with extraordinary endurance.
The Rio Serrano ride, is a two days ride through remote areas of wild beauty and a great way to arrive at the Torres del Paine National Park where you can plan for more new adventures. The first day, the trail leads you through the valley between glacier Chacabucco from one side and glacier Balmaceda to the other. Once you reach the Lago Brush shore, you can set up a tent and spend the night on this lakeside paradise.
The next day the trail leads you to a different landscape with low scrubs and lenga forests, offering spectacular scenery across this wild and unspoiled valley. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land take your breath away. You can ride this trail all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February. Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is changeable and unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you can think of. Wind proof layers are the key.