It is 19 km from the city. Its cathedral name has been imposed on it by the similarity of the towers that crown the summit with a Gothic cathedral. During the winter, at its winter sports center antonio m. Lynch, skiing is practiced nationally and internationally and other disciplines that relate to snow.
The road starts by the av. E. Bustillo at the height of km 8 (crossroad - cathedral). When arriving at the virgin of the snows you take the road on the right hand and you get to the cathedral town, located at the foot of the homonymous hill, at 1000 meters above sea level.
The hill has a height of 2388 meters above sea level and has about 2,000 hectares. Ski slope with more than 70 tracks for all levels. It also has excellent natural conditions, all the necessary infrastructure, which places it in the same conditions with the most famous ski slopes in Europe.
From the base depart various means of elevation that lead to different platforms, which have confectioneries and restaurants for all requirements. It also has a pharmacy, restrooms, first aid room, parking and bus services every 10 minutes.
Access by the cable car in km. 5 (av. From the pioneers) to the summit, at 1.405 meters high, where you will find the rotating confectionery (unique in the country), and the art gallery that displays the tracings of the works of Miguel Angel: the david, the stone and the moises, made by the gallery pietro bazzanti of florence, italy.
The surroundings of the same are ideal for a walk in the forest; with snow in winter, with a mantle of flowers in spring and summer or with the magical colors of autumn. In the complex white stones are the sledding tracks and in winter park the ski slopes recommended for people who start in the activity. there are also cross-country trails and the refuge (and museum) berkoff.
The beauty of the landscape is present throughout the journey. Different points of the road and some natural viewpoints, such as lopez bay and panoramic point, are ideal to contemplate this marvel. The chairlift of the bell tower, located in the "center of the landscape" (km 17), elevates it "to the right height of amazement" so that you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the area. As part of the landscape, several tea houses and restaurants add flavor to the walk with delicacies that will delight your palate. In front of the port of Pañuelo, the San Eduardo chapel is a unique attraction for the visitor; just like the traditional Swiss colony.
Closing the circuit you will visit the hidden lake and the panoramic point, unparalleled view of the region of the Andean lakes.
The tour of this excursion starts from Bariloche on National Route 237. After crossing the Limay River, the provincial limit of Río Negro and Neuquén, the narrowness will lead to the village where they will make a tour of the place visiting isolated elements of interest.
Continuing towards the north by the route of the seven lakes they will arrive at the Correntoso lake. A few more kilometers, they will leave this route to begin ascending the pass, passing 960 masl. On this stretch of the road one of the many attractions offered is the tree cemetery. We arrived at Pto. Arrayán located on the southern arm of Lake Traful, a place suitable for lunch and enjoy its beaches of volcanic sand. Already closing the circuit seen to villa traful, the viewpoint and the majestic enchanted valley. Returning to the city you will pass through the enchanted valley and make a stop at the amphitheater, a natural monument of the ice age.
THE BAG AND LAKE PUELO
Going south along route 258 and skirting lakes Gutierrez, Mascardi and Guillermo, you will arrive at the Verapaña and Pampa del Toro, at this point on the road to the left you can see the mountain ranges of the ñirihuau and rough. Crossing the canyon of the moscao they will later observe the villegas farmhouse. After crossing the river foyel and the bridge over the quemquemtreu river, you will reach the pocket, nestled in a very picturesque mountainous area. There are farms there that produce fine and sweet fruits.
At 6 km, head of Indian and the viewpoint of the blue river offer some of the most beautiful landscapes of the place, then view the puelo lake national park, famous for its forests of pataguas and arrayanes. For lunch you will have the option of eating an exquisite Patagonian lamb on the grill, you will go through the traditional brewery and one of the fish farming centers where you can learn the different stages of salmon farming.
CERRO TRONADOR AND CASCADA LOS ALERCES
Prepare for something amazing. In addition to the stunning landscapes, you will see two very rare phenomena. You will visit the black glacier (one of the 4 glaciers of the thundering hill) whose origin is the immaculate white of the summit of the tronador. Here the gentle river rises (with its rapids) that descends from the tronador towards the Atlantic, but decides to return to the mountain range, and in the imposing cascade the larches repents separating again from the mountain range; there it meets the river villegas and returns to the mountains, crosses the mountain range and pours its waters into the Pacific. That is why the entire area you will visit is part of the Pacific and not the Atlantic basin. This is the reason for the poster. “divisorias de aguas” that is between the lakes gutiérrez and mascardi. Not only will you be visiting an area of forests, lakes, beaches, mountains and waterfalls, with incredible landscapes; You will also be witnessing two curiosities of nature. They are special facts of a place where magic is always present.
SAN MARTÍN DE LOS ANDES BY 7 LAGOS
The route of this beautiful circuit includes the whole range of landscapes that can be enjoyed in this privileged region. The journey to San Martin, on a wooded road that crosses rivers and streams and continues along the famous path of the 7 lakes: (nahuel huapi - Correntoso - mirror - hidden - villarino - falkner and machónico) on whose banks, some beaches and various points panoramic allow you to enjoy the wonderful scenery. Bordering lacar lake, you arrive at san martín de los andes to have lunch and get to know the city. The return by step córdoba offers a different show. After skirting the lake meliquina, the forest disappears to give rise to recosas formations so strange as beautiful. When arriving to confluence, to this magical landscape the meandering blue of the Limay river is added forming the. “valle encantado” with its capricious rock shapes and “el anfiteatro”.
Vistoria Island and Arrayanes Forest
Sailing from Puerto Bandana and after an hour of navigation, appreciating the magnificence of the landscape, we arrived at the Quetrihue peninsula where we visited the “The world's only myrtle forest”. Walking a path entablonado you can see these centennial specimens. It is a botanically cataloged plant like a shrub that only takes the place of a tree in that place, it has an intense cinnamon color with a very thin crust which, when detached, leaves it with white spots that give it unique characteristics.
After getting to know the arrayanes forest, we sail towards Victoria Island and after 40 minutes we enter one of the most wonderful bays in the region: puerto aarón de anchorena, where by different paths and natural viewpoints you can see native and exotic specimens making this ride something unforgettable.
Port blest and waterfall of los cantaros
It leaves from port bandana. You navigate through the blest arm and arrive at blest port, where you can have lunch and walk to the beautiful waterfall of the pitchers. Incredible landscapes with the exuberance of the Valdivian jungle. Optional: from there, a trip to the cold lake. The blest arm is the most important of the seven that Nahuel Huapi Lake owns.
The entrance of this arm is framed by two hills: chapel and milequeo and is the sentinel island, where rest, from 1944, the rest of the creator of the national parks: francisco pascasio moreno. During the navigation, we will see important topographical accidents: hill lopez (2076m), hill chapel (1967 msnm) or hill milequeo (1801m). Twin or Twin Islands.
This sporting activity is carried out in the rapids of the mountain rivers using inflatable rafts. In Argentina we use an international scale that qualifies the navigational difficulty of rivers, increasingly, from i to vi.
When descending the rivers of the Nahuel Huapi national park, we enter into places of incomparable beauty such as endless forests of Valdivian jungle, deep canyons of basaltic lava, huge glacial valleys that run through the heart of the Andes mountain range, being able to observe many of the species of flora and fauna that inhabit the extensive and exciting patagonia.
Lower gentle river
The route begins towards the south of the national park, about 60 km. Approximately along national route 258. In the depression called Pampa del Toro, we headed west to travel the last 10 km. Towards Lake Steffen. There is a safety talk given by the guides, later equipment and the journey begins on the rafts downstream. On a beach on the banks of the same lunch, then returns to the river in its most active part. The rapids that cross in this section of the manso are of. ”clase ii”. In summer, the clear waters allow swimming in them. After the snack, he returns to the city.
Manso to the border
To the south of the national park, about 70 km. By national route 258, until arriving at the villegas river the deviation 30 km is taken. By gravel road west to reach the campsite the catwalk. There is a safety talk given by the guides, later equipment and the raft starts down the river. The. “cañón de terciopelo” it is the last peaceful place, once crossed, it is “el first rapid” giving us the presentation of the beginning to the adrenaline of this excursion. With brief breaks they begin to chain the rapids ranging from entertaining class II to violent class III like. “intestino del diablo” or “rélax”. He “internacional” Fast class II tells us the arrival to the border landmark and the end of our rafting. Return to the campsite. “la pasarela”,to make room for lunch. Return to the city. The anecdotes are endless, the group had its share of adrenaline.
An activity that brings the possibility of accessing places stopped in time, where nature is preserved intact. Know its inhabitants and their secrets. Walking trails surrounded by the unique mountain charm, or the immensity of the steppe.
The company estancias patagónicas, specializes in horseback riding, the excursions last ½ day or full day, providing them with a complete service so that they can enjoy this Patagonian adventure, as well as the variety of landscapes of the Andean forest and the steppe, its flora and the sighting of the autochthonous fauna, (deer, condors, black eagle, hares, etc.).
The cavalcades are held in the chacabuco fortress, it is located 27 km. From Bariloche and 23 km. From s. C. From Bariloche. The 10,000-hectare estancia is located on the border between the immensity of the Patagonian steppe and the transition of the Andean mountain range, with the possibility of contemplating the changes in relief and their differences in flora and fauna. In the western zone, belonging to the Andean mountain range, the snow is maintained until the summer, the thaws give rise to springs and streams that feed valleys, mallines, and flow into rivers and lakes, there are approximately 800 mm annual rainfall , reason for the profusion of vegetation in this area, cold Andean Patagonian forest. In the eastern area, where the steppe begins to dominate, entering the Patagonian, the visitor has the unique opportunity to observe the transition of the forest in the desert, this wild and rugged landscape with very little vegetation, but for the same reason allows the most incredible views of the city of bariloche, the thundering hill, the limay river, in contrast to the cordilleran forest. The cavalcades are made in excellent horses suitable for all types of terrain and are guided by bilingual guides, experts in the area, the tours will take them to places never imagined. The horses are mestizo and Creole, tame and very docile that will make you enjoy the adventure both expert riders and inexperienced. The mounts are Chilean-type or Chilean moguls and English mounts. The guides are permanently communicated by radio and trained in first aid.
½ day with roast (full roast, includes drinks and dessert)
Full day-day with roast and snack
Horseback riding with full moon in summer (full roast with drinks and dessert)
In Patagonia, the fishing season opens at the beginning of November and closes at the end of April. During November and December, when the rivers have high levels, you will find many large trout, rainbow and brown, returning to the lakes, therefore the chances of getting a good trophy are really great.
The long days of summer are times of dry fly, caddis and mayfly hatches that keep the trout active all the time.
March and April, the end of the season, is the most peaceful and picturesque moment of the year, the low water levels invite you to use a light fishing equipment to take out those big rainbow and brown trout that go from the lake to the river. spawn. During this time of year you can usually fish in the most popular rivers without seeing another fisherman for several days.
The Limay River is a river of great flow that has a large number of islands and channels. Its name derives from the aboriginal language and means crystalline waters, and it is exactly that, fast waters of great volume and a lot of clarity. This important watercourse is famous for its giants. “marrones y arco iris” difficult to fish, but definitely worth the effort.
There are several options to try your luck, and depending on the season and the level of the waters, the places where you can get the best catch are changing. To access these sites we can organize an outing with fly cast guides with a long history in the rivers of Patagonia, and all the necessary equipment for the activity.
Float on rafts on the river, accessing places where no other fisherman will be seen, to find incredibly feisty wild trout ...
Bariloche and Cerro López are ideal places for adventure activities, this new discipline, a journey through the treetops, sliding with harnesses by steel lingas that go through the forest from platform to platform, which are built at 30 meters of height, has been cataloged as the boom of this summer.
They are 1500 meters. Canopy, the route is made from one platform to another, 11 in total, with sections that take from 40 meters. Of length to 250 mts. In the most exciting and long section of the entire route.
The start of the excursion is at the base of Cerro Lopez, begins with an instruction, and the equipment, then come in 4 x 4, at the base of the hill. Up to the 1st platform, where the descent begins, during all the time you are on the trees, on the platforms or on the descent itself, you are assured and accompanied by trained personnel.
When you arrive at the shelter, you will be waiting for them to give them the certificate of courage.
TREKKING Y SNOWSHOES ( trekking with rackets)
It is an activity that is characterized by developing in full nature. The walkers go into the forest, walk through valleys and edges of mountains, thus discovering paradisiacal places. Its basic objective is to find hidden landscapes, panoramic points and other places inaccessible in vehicles, to be able to enjoy the full nature. Among these possibilities are: cerro llao llao, foundation trail, hidden lake trail, hiking on the otto hill, etc. Snow can also be enjoyed to the fullest, with several circuits we take you to walk on the snowshoes or rackets, medium that gives us more footprint and makes us float ... Almost imperceptibly.
In araleuquen you will find a spectacular 18-hole golf course, totally redesigned and built according to the latest and best techniques of construction of courts, with an automated irrigation system, seeking the excellence of golf in all its aspects. A golf course complemented by a perfect Patagonian landscape.
Ruta 82, frente al lago gutierrez
On the golf course of llao llao you will find 18 unique holes, with landscapes of 360°. In the middle of an imposing frame of mountains, with summits of eternal snow and crystal clear lakes, it generates a charming contrast with the depth of the surrounding centennial forest and invites the golfer to enjoy an unforgettable experience.
Av. Bustillo km. 25