There are many reasons to visit Bariloche located on the shores of Lake Nahuel Haupi in the Patagonia region of Argentina.This alpine village offers visitors a wide range of outdoor activities on a year around basis. In the winter, there’s skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing from April to September at Cerro Catedral, South America’s most popular ski resort.. During the summer months outdoor activities include white water rafting, mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, fishing, camping and horseback riding.
In close proximity to Bariloche there are quite a few other sightseeing and recreational opportunities to enjoy. By far the most popular day trip from Bariloche is the 7 lakes tour to San Martin de los Andes approximately 100 kilometers away. This trip includes many stops giving passengers plenty of time to stretch, walk around,enjoy the vista’s, take pictures or grab a bite to eat. Like Bariloche, San Martin is a small alpine village located on the scenic shores of Lake Lacar where there are lots of nautical and recreational activities, beaches and restaurants In the winter months San Martin is also home to the Chapeleco ski resort.that attracts visitors from around the globe.
Another one of the most popular tours around Bariloche is called the small circuit tour or circuito chico. This is a half day trip with highlights that include a chair lift ride to the top of Mt.Campanerio with spectacular views of the landscapes and lakes surrounding Bariloche, to Puerto Paneulo on the Rio Negro which is the first point of departure by ferry for the Andes crossing from Argentina to Chile as well as to Llao Llao Hotel and Golf spa the most exclusive resort in Patagonia, Argentina.