One path, a thousand views

You can hike along numerous trails in Bariloche. It doesn't require any previous experience when accompanied by a mountain guide but it does require physical fitness and a willingness to cope with any unexpected hurdles that may come up during the expedition.

Hiking
Hiking

The duration of the hike can last one day but there are also shorter trails that are more suitable for families with young children. 

Before setting off it is essential that you obtain accurate information on the condition of the trails and the varrying difficulty levels. If the tour is within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, the trekking tour needs to be registered in advance.

Hiking

Mount Llao Llao and Villa Tacul

A beautiful hike through the woods with incredible scenery from Mount Llao Llao's viewpoint. From there, you can continue to Villa Tacul and enjoy its beaches, ideal for diving and spending a beautiful afternoon.

Address
Starting Point
Short Circuit, 1300 m (4265 ft.) from Puerto Pañuelo and the Llao Llao Hotel.
Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level
Low (although some slopes may be difficult for older people)
Walking Time
Walking Time
50 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes.*
(*) From the starting point to Mount Llao Llao: 1 hour and 20 minutes. To Villa Tacul: 50 minutes from the Llao Llao viewpoint, or 1 hour and 20 minutes.

López Bay

A simple and pleasant hike, ideal for those new to trekking. The most outstanding are the spectacular views of Brazo de la Tristeza, López Bay and the East slope of Mount Capilla.

Address
Starting Point
Parking lot of the Alun-Nehuen Hotel, in Bahía López.
Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level
Low
Walking Time
Walking Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Escondido Lake

A beautiful tour consisting of two trails that can be combined: Escondido Lake and Romano Bridge. During the first hike, you will cross right through the Coihues Woods with its characteristic formations of natural tunnels. You will reach the lake which is known for it's warm water in the summer. You can then continue on to Troncos Bay, where there's an incredible view of Mount López, Mount Capilla, Mount Bahía López and the origin of Brazo Tristeza.

Also, the Romano Bridge offers a nice short walk leading to an old stone bridge built by the National Parks Administration back in 1937.

Address
Starting Point
Parking lot located next to the Park Ranger's House
Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level
Low
Walking Time
Walking Time
20 minutes (one way to Escondido Lake)

Four Lodge Tour

The Andean hike tour which visits the Frey, Jakob, Laguna Negra and López lodges. A trail for the adventurous among us who want a physically and technically demanding experience. Hikers spend the night at the lodges, that serve dinner and breakfast. The hiking tour may be taken in full or in parts. 

Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level
High
Duration
Duration
4 to 5 days.
Walking Time
Walking Time per day
From 4 to 9 hours.

Mount Tronador - Pico Argentino

Situated 3,554 meters (11,660 ft.) above sea level, Mount Tronador is the highest peak in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. The view from its summit is unrivaled. It provides an excellent opportunity to practice mountain hiking. Don't forget to take crampons and pikes. 

Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level
Medium/High
Duration
Duration
3 days.
Walking Time
Walking Time per day
Between 6 and 12 hours.

Double Andes Crossing

A tour that covers the history and culture of an entire community. South of Mount Tronador, you can visit the legendary Vuriloche Crossing, tracing the steps of the Jesuits along their mythical route, once used to reach the Nahuel Huapi lake. During the tour you can visit self-sustainable villages, as well as hot springs and sites reserved only to a handful of visitors.

Once you've crossed over to Chile, you will arrive at a picturesque village called Cochamó. Coming back along the Andes to El León crossing you will reach the Manso River,it has so many rapids and falls that its name seems inaccurate ("Manso" means "placid" in Spanish.)

Huella Andina

The Huella Andina project is the first long trail in Argentina and was started in 2010 as a joint initiative by the Federal Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) and the Directorate of Offer Development.

Huella Andina's main trail varies between low to medium in difficulty and covers approximately 540 km (335 miles) from Villa Pehuenia, in the Province of Neuquén, to Baguilt Lake in Trevelin, Chubut Province. It passes through the outskirts of different towns and villages, including Junín de los Andes, San Martín de los Andes, Villa La Angostura, San Carlos de Bariloche, El Bolsón, Lago Puelo, Cholila and Esquel. It also tours the Lanín, Nahuel Huapi, Arrayanes, Lago Puelo and Los Alerces national parks, in addition to certain provincial reserves and public and private land.

It runs in parallel with the biological corridor of the North-Patagonian Andean Biosphere Reserve.

For more information, see Huella Andina

Please note

For more information, go to www.clubandino.org

Online Hiking Register: register here