For fans of adventure and extreme sports, the Juan Fernández Archipelago's unique geography makes it a perfect spot for a variety of activities, with trails, ravines, forests and one of the world's most beautiful coastlines.This natural landscape forms an outdoor playground during the day, and if you're interested in a more in-depth adventure, you can even camp outside and discover the island by night - reliving the experience of the Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk who made these islands famous in the 18th century after he was left stranded for four years on the island of Robinson Crusoe.
Just a few months ago, the foundation Desafío Levantemos Chile began organizing an unprecedented adventure race on the island, together with Aventura Aconcagua and the Chilean Navy. The idea behind the race is to boost tourism to the island and expand the existing infrastructure.
The race will be held between May 17 and 23 this year, relying heavily on the availability of multidisciplinary teams, logistics and local infrastructure. On Saturday, May 19, the athletes will take off from Cumberland Bay, running for two days with a break during the night.
"All these initiatives are part of our program to collaborate with the community of Juan Fernández, spreading adventure tourism throughout the archipelago, and thereby supporting local development and reconstruction here. This is a dream that we have always wanted to bring to life, and today it is a reality," said Jaime García of Desafío Levantemos Chile.
Likewise, the race's general manager, Víctor González from Aventura Aconcagua, said, "We believe this will be a great challenge, mixing exploration, adventure and discovery like never before. The response has been so enthusiastic that many athletes were left out of the running, and we're already thinking about next year due to the success so far."
The race is organized by Aventura Aconcagua with Desafío Levantemos Chile and sponsored by the Chilean Navy.
For more information, visit www.desafiorobinsoncrusoe.cl