Enjoy a day trip from Bariloche to El Bolson, a town famous for its abundant berry farms, tasty beers made from locally grown hops and a healthy lifestyle inspired by hippies who moved here in the 1960s. Admire the area’s rich farmland, and taste excellent jams and other edible goods as you browse a popular outdoor market where artisans sell handmade crafts. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains and rivers, El Bolson gives visitors a warm welcome with plenty to do and see.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tourist Information San Carlos de BarilocheAfter pickup from your Bariloche hotel, settle in to your coach for the scenic 75-mile (120-km) ride along Lake Gutierrez, Lake Mascardi and Lake Guillelmo. Stop At: El BolsonListen to commentary from your guide as you continue through spectacular Cañadon de la Mosca and Pampa del Toro until you reach the town of El Bolson. El Bolson is well-known for its mild climate and fertile soil, which make it an agricultural hotbed for products like berries, apples, pears and cherries. Hops also grow very well here, which contribute to El Bolson's booming beer-making trade. Sample the fruit and local brews while perusing the shops in town, stopping for a healthy lunch (own expense). Visit the bustling outdoor market that sells foodstuffs, woodwork, leatherwork and other crafts by local artisans. Learn about how hippies from Buenos Aires moved here in droves in the 1960s and declared it an 'ecological municipality' due to its natural foods establishments and organic farms. Board the bus to continue exploring nearby Chubut province. Visit Pitriquilton Hill, home to many splendid hiking trails, a small ski resort and Las Golondrinas Farm. Afterward, enjoy the picturesque return tip to Bariloche and drop-off at your hotel.Duration: 8 hours