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San Carlos de Bariloche: What to do when you get there?

The smashing landscapes of San Carlos de Bariloche, the entrance to the Patagonia, seem painted by hand; the long blue waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi, surrounded by green, get lost in the horizon with the mystical Andes and their white summits.

San Carlos de Bariloche is one of the most visited sites in Argentina, not only by foreigners but also by the locals. The touristic development has kept in mind the natural landscape of the region, yet travelers reaching the Patagonical Andes will find perfect comfort.

Located between Lake Gutierrez and Lake Nahuel Huapi and surrounded by the Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche is home to many adventure sports regardless of the season. Cerro Catedral is the most important ski resort in Argentina with over 1,200 hectares of on and off piste slopes. Though not as big as the ski resorts in Europe, Cerro Catedral does offer an exhilarating glide. Just imagine it; you’re skiing on the mythical Andes!

During summer, Cerro Catedral becomes one of the most beautiful trekking spots in the Andes. A 3 to 5 hour trek will take you up to the summit to discover the mirror-like Tonchek Lagoon next to Refugio Frey. During the hike you will discover the reasons why people around the globe come to discover the Patagonia. Be aware of your timing, if you wish to descend on the operating ski lifts or else you will have to double back!

The huge amount of rivers and lakes around the biggest city in Patagonia make it an unmatchable rafting spot in Argentina. Rio Manso and its many ramifications offers splashes and bumps that will surely make your heart jump! Kayaking and SUP can be done more peacefully on bigger water bodies like the uncountable lakes in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, Lake Gutierrez, for example.

Also in Cerro Catedral, when the southern winter leaves, mountain bikers arrive to experience the mountain in a downward fashion. More than 700 metres of vertical drop and trails for all levels allow different styles of riding. Experienced bikers call the conditions here “Anti Grip” since it’s quite dry during summer; they say it’s hard to ride but gratifying.

With also great mountain bike and hiking trails, Cerro Campanario and Cerro Otto complement the summer adventure sports offer. It’s important to mention Cerro Tronador which is a little more challenging. 80 kilometers from Bariloche’s town hall, you will reach the base of the mountain where you’ll need to rent a horse to continue your ascent, and then a 3 hour trek up the mountain will take you to Refugio Otto Mailing just aside Castaño Overo Glacier.

Since San Carlos de Bariloche is surrounded by mountains and rocks, it’s an excellent site for climbing. Piedra Blanca offers amazing spots with a panoramic view of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Also, Valle Encantado, 60 km away is incredible, filled with strange rock formations that hang resembling. Again, Cerro Catedral stands out with level 4 to 7 walls.

The weather in Bariloche is high-mountain with normal winter temperatures of a minimum of -13°C, during summer a maximum of 30°C can be expected. The humid winds coming from the Pacific Ocean lose the humidity on the Andes, but not their power.

Considered by many as the main winter touristic spot of South America, San Carlos de Bariloche is the entrance to the Argentian side of the mystical Patagonia!

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San Carlos de Bariloche: What to do when you get there?

The smashing landscapes of San Carlos de Bariloche, the entrance to the Patagonia, seem painted by hand; the long blue waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi, surrounded by green, get lost in the horizon with the mystical Andes and their white summits.

San Carlos de Bariloche is one of the most visited sites in Argentina, not only by foreigners but also by the locals. The touristic development has kept in mind the natural landscape of the region, yet travelers reaching the Patagonical Andes will find perfect comfort.

Located between Lake Gutierrez and Lake Nahuel Huapi and surrounded by the Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche is home to many adventure sports regardless of the season. Cerro Catedral is the most important ski resort in Argentina with over 1,200 hectares of on and off piste slopes. Though not as big as the ski resorts in Europe, Cerro Catedral does offer an exhilarating glide. Just imagine it; you’re skiing on the mythical Andes!

During summer, Cerro Catedral becomes one of the most beautiful trekking spots in the Andes. A 3 to 5 hour trek will take you up to the summit to discover the mirror-like Tonchek Lagoon next to Refugio Frey. During the hike you will discover the reasons why people around the globe come to discover the Patagonia. Be aware of your timing, if you wish to descend on the operating ski lifts or else you will have to double back!

The huge amount of rivers and lakes around the biggest city in Patagonia make it an unmatchable rafting spot in Argentina. Rio Manso and its many ramifications offers splashes and bumps that will surely make your heart jump! Kayaking and SUP can be done more peacefully on bigger water bodies like the uncountable lakes in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, Lake Gutierrez, for example.

Also in Cerro Catedral, when the southern winter leaves, mountain bikers arrive to experience the mountain in a downward fashion. More than 700 metres of vertical drop and trails for all levels allow different styles of riding. Experienced bikers call the conditions here “Anti Grip” since it’s quite dry during summer; they say it’s hard to ride but gratifying.

With also great mountain bike and hiking trails, Cerro Campanario and Cerro Otto complement the summer adventure sports offer. It’s important to mention Cerro Tronador which is a little more challenging. 80 kilometers from Bariloche’s town hall, you will reach the base of the mountain where you’ll need to rent a horse to continue your ascent, and then a 3 hour trek up the mountain will take you to Refugio Otto Mailing just aside Castaño Overo Glacier.

Since San Carlos de Bariloche is surrounded by mountains and rocks, it’s an excellent site for climbing. Piedra Blanca offers amazing spots with a panoramic view of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Also, Valle Encantado, 60 km away is incredible, filled with strange rock formations that hang resembling. Again, Cerro Catedral stands out with level 4 to 7 walls.

The weather in Bariloche is high-mountain with normal winter temperatures of a minimum of -13°C, during summer a maximum of 30°C can be expected. The humid winds coming from the Pacific Ocean lose the humidity on the Andes, but not their power.

Considered by many as the main winter touristic spot of South America, San Carlos de Bariloche is the entrance to the Argentian side of the mystical Patagonia!

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