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The Spanish adventure travel magazine Oxígeno has awarded O Camiño dos Faros and Kayak Agua Fresca as best national and international adventure trips for 2018. The awards were given during FITUR, the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid.
The winner in the international category was a sea kayak expedition in Chilean Patagonia organized by Kayak Agua Fresca. This paddling adventure goes through the Magellan’s Strait, Francisco Coloane Marine Park, and the fjords and glaciers of southern Tierra del Fuego. The trip combines paddling with the comforts of the Ms Forrest used as a transport and accommodation ship. “This trip combines sport, nature, geography, history, and enormous possibilities of watching fauna like seals, sea lions, or whales. It’s really unique,” said Francisco Javier González, Oxígeno magazine chief editor. “We want to thank the ATTA for letting our team experience such an interesting and beautiful destination during the last AdventureWeek Tierra del Fuego.”
“We are very proud of this award. It is a recognition to the daily labor of an enthusiastic team, working together in the development of new and sustainable projects,” said Roy Ortiz, Kayak Agua Fresca commercial manager. “There’s not many wild, raw places in the planet like Tierra del Fuego, where you can feel like a real adventurer. This award enhances our idea that we are moving in the right direction.”
The winner in the national (Spanish) category was O Camiño dos Faros, a 200-kilometer hiking route linking the lighthouses along the coastline between Malpica and Finisterre in Galicia, northwest Spain. The itinerary is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the beaches, forests, rivers, and towns of a Spanish region known for its spectacular seafood gastronomy.
NATIONAL: Hiking Galicia | O Camiño dos Faros
INTERNATIONAL: Tierra del Fuego kayak expedition | Kayak Agua Fresca
NATIONAL: Packrafting Cabriel River | Muntania
INTERNATIONAL: Rafting Pacuare | Costa Rica Tourism Board
NATIONAL: Climbing Picu Urriellu | Guias del Picu
INTERNATIONAL: Timber raft tour on Klarälven | Vildmark i Värmland
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