Bariloche & the Lake District
The Lake District is a beautiful region ideal for nature lovers who can walk, cycle, horse ride, kayak and even ski to enjoy it to the full.
The Lake District is a large outdoor playground, perfect for anyone wanting to escape city life and get back to nature in the most idyllic surroundings. Whether you prefer a leisurely approach or challenging exploration there’s something for everyone: boat trips, rafting, kayaking, horse riding, mountain biking and hiking plus skiing and snowboarding in winter. Whatever you choose, you have the chance to relish the wonderful scenery.
Bariloche is the largest town, with an airport, choice of hotels and lakeside location, it’s an excellent place to stay to enjoy the area. There are walking routes and cycling trails from the town and the Seven Lakes Circuit is a popular and photogenic drive. Closer to town take a cable car for fine vistas and for well-earned indulgence treat yourself to some delicious chocolate, a local speciality.
- Nahuel Huapi National Park: Visit Argentina’s oldest national park for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and rafting and as much adventure as you want. Discover waterfalls, perfect blue lakes, colourful spring flowers and snow-topped mountain peaks.
- Circuito Chico: Following the undulating cycling route from Bariloche is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon, taking in the lakeshore and forests with the chance to stop to enjoy the views and maybe take a refreshing dip in the lake.
- Route of the Seven Lakes: One of the favourite day trips in the region, this scenic drive enables you to get an overview of the Lake District in all its natural beauty from the comfort of your own vehicle.
- Chocolate Museum: Learn about the history of chocolate production and how it has developed in Bariloche, the chocolate capital of Argentina, and witness chocolatiers at work before sampling their wares.
- Playa Bonita: Just a few kilometres from Bariloche, Playa Bonita is a pretty beach where you can sunbathe, swim and enjoy watersports. It’s a favourite haunt of locals and visitors alike seeking to unwind.