This is the most traditional tour in Bariloche. It's a beautiful excursion where the city, woods, the lakes and mountains come together. We also visit Cerro Catedral, the most important ski centre in Argentina, and South America.
CIRCUITO CHICOThe Shorter Trail tour begins in downtown Bariloche. Driving along the edge of the southern banks of Nahuel Huapi lake, as you follow Bustillo avenue, you'll find the Regatta Club, at milestone 20. The San Pedro peninsula and Puerto Bueno are beautiful spots where you can enjoy the amazing scenery and discover a small cave.After going around the peninsula, you'll reach Villa Llao Llao at milestone 23. You'll find a stunning viewpoint and other attractions in the area including the Llao Llao hotel, with its magnificent natural environment, the Llao Llao municipal park, where you can take quiet walks through the woods and Saint Edward's chapel, whose architecture blends with the surrounding environment. You'll see Puerto Pañuelo, the starting point of the lake tours and Victoria Island, the Myrtle Woods and Puerto Blest.The trail continues deep into the Llao Llao peninsula. At milestone 30, a road opens that takes you to Villa Tacul, overlooking the Llao Llao bay. The circuit then takes you to Escondido Lake, where you can visit the Tourist Information office. Once you leave the peninsula, at milestone 33, the road crosses the Angostura stream. From here you can take a detour that leads to the Bahía López area, where you’ll find the rocky walls of mounts López and Capilla.Following the Shorter Trail, when you get to milestone 40 you'll find another panoramic viewpoint - 945 meters (3,100 feet) above sea level - with an excellent view of the Moreno lake and the Llao Llao peninsula. Traveling along the banks of Moreno lake, at milestone 42, you'll see the bridge that connects the east and west sides of the lake. There you can take a detour to the left to discover Colonia Suiza, where you can visit the small farms and campsites and have a delicious cup of tea.Resuming the circuit route, 17 kilometers (10 miles) from the city you'll find Mount Campanario: From the viewpoint and cafeteria located at the top you can enjoy the most incredible panoramic views. Finally, at milestone 45, you begin heading back toward Bariloche.CERRO CATEDRALOnce you reach the top, you can enjoy the amazing centers located on the mountain's stunning slopes, with outstanding views of Nahuel Huapi and Gutiérrez lakes, the Andes, Mount Tronador and all other nearby mountains.There's all kinds of accommodation available, a wide range of food options to choose from and several shops. In winter, you'll find everything you need to ski and snowboard, from rental equipment to schools that teach all levels.During the summer months there are lots of adventure activities available for the entire family. From climbing to hiking, mountain biking, rappelling and much more. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, the finest cuisine and an area where cars and motorbikes are forbidden. Visit the Bike Park where inexperienced and expert riders can descend eight different trails marked on the southern side and center of the mountain.