San Carlos de Bariloche Off The Beaten Path

  • Lago Espejo, from RN234
    Lago Espejo, from RN234
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  • Waterfall in the way to S Martin
    Waterfall in the way to S Martin
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  • Paso de Cordoba
    Paso de Cordoba
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    Cerro Catedral

    by bylaunch Written Dec 18, 2006

    Take a tour to the Catedral Mountain to have a beautiful view of the landscape. In this place you may find renting shops to do snowboarding if you like.
    Attached picture of the Nahuel Huapi Lake wich you will be seing on the way to Cerro Catedral

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    Refugio Neumayer

    by ahoerner Written May 28, 2004
    Me and Perla on a stop heading to Refugio Neumeyer

    This is a nice place outside the town (about 13km) where you can practice cross-country ski.

    You can reach the place during winter only on 4x4 SUV's, which is also part of the adventure...

    It was a great surprise to us, since the day was fine for skiing and if not wanting to ski, you could hike in woods nearby.

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    Village people...

    by luzmaria Written Jan 17, 2004

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    riocorrentoso villa la angostura neuquen argentina

    I strongly recommend visitting Villa la Angostura even though it s not in Bariloche... but its located nearby, in the South of Neuquen province, by the NorthEastern shore of the Nahuel Huapi lake, 780 mts above sea level.

    Some activities to do there are: Sailing, rafting, horseriding, mountain bike cycling, trekking, rappel, climbing, fishing, skiing, all in contact with nature, rivers, thousand year old woods, and lakes.

    must see: bosque de arrayanes and rio correntoso -the shortest in the world-.

    Secretaria d Turismo Av. Siete Lagos 93
    Bus station Siete Lagos 26
    Parques Nacionales: tel 494152

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    El Chaiful, "el desprotegido"

    by luzmaria Written Jan 15, 2004

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    Patagonia is so vast!

    Not far from Bariloche, just a bus or a train away, near Ing. Jacobacci lies El Chaiful, a Mapuche land...

    In El Chaiful there are about 20 families, and each house is about 2 or more hours (horse riding distance) from each other. There´s one rural school and no roads or electricity. these people farm sheep and grow their own vegetables. They re lovely, honest shepards...

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    More on Paso de Cordoba

    by perfectly_zen Written Dec 24, 2003

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    Paso de Cordoba

    Just one more pic...this one i got from the bus...

    Anyway, that´s what you will see going to San Martin.....all those places in one day.....i think it´s worth it!
    For those renting a car, I think RN234 is okay, in nice conditions.... but if you pass through Paso de Cordoba you must be prepared for dust, unpaved road....and no gas station or whatever, for two hours or more I guess..... You get more accurate informations in the Tourist bureau at Centro Civico...

    This daily excursions are available in many tourist agencies.... but the one we found was called LS travel, located in Mitre...and I have no complaints about it...the price was okay....they pick you up at the hotel, there´s a guide.....yes it´s good to be lazy sometimes hehehehe

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    And in the way back from San Martin.....

    by perfectly_zen Written Dec 24, 2003

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    Paso de Cordoba

    When you get back, a good idea is to pass through Paso de Cordoba.... that trip really proves what is said about the odd weather in patagonia! You come from a place full of forests and lakes, to get into a desertic, dry land.....the rocks have been sculpted by nature along the years, originating various forms...and the most interesting part: absolutely no one around hehehe....no houses.....just you and the rocks!

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    San Martin de los Andes - Siete Lagos

    by perfectly_zen Updated Dec 23, 2003

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    Lago Espejo, from RN234

    From Bariloche you can get a transportation to San martin and spend some time there. But if you don´t have much time available, one idea is to choose an excursion for San Martin that the tourist agencies usually offer and that lasts a day. In this excursion, you´ll be able to visit Villa la Angostura, a nice little city where you´ll have the chance for some coffee or chocolates; then you´ll go through the RN 234, see mountains, forests, rivers, waterfalls, and the seven lakes (the seven are wonderful!). Those are: the huge Nahuel Huapi, Espejo, which means "mirror" (oh, let´s wonder why hehehe), Correntoso, Villarino, Falkner, Machonico and the last, Lacar;

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    San Martin de los Andes

    by perfectly_zen Written Dec 23, 2003

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    A house in San Martin

    I wanted to devote a special tip section for San Martin so I decided to put the tips in "off the beaten path"....
    San Martin is a small, "cute" town =D... full of gardens, wood cottages, surrounded by mountains and close to a transparent lake, the lake Lacar.
    The reason for visiting this town is not only the charm of the city, otherwise you could stay in Bariloche (since it´s cheaper and has more things to offer)....but it´s the nature....In the way to San martin you´ll get the chance to see the region of Seven Lakes (Siete Lagos)...a place with mountains, forests and, of course, lakes...

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    • Skiing and Boarding
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    Cascada de los Cántaros

    by andal13 Updated Jul 24, 2003

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    Cascada de los C��ntaros

    Cascada de los Cántaros is a beautiful waterfall; to visit it, you have two options: to sail from Puerto Blest to Puerto Cántaros, and climb a 740 steps stairway from the port, or to walk from Puerto Blest (through valdivian forest) until you meet the stairway and climb the 740 steps. I did this second option and survived!!!

    La Cascada de los Cántaros es una hermosa cascada; para visitarla, hay dos opciones: navegar desde Pueto Blest hasta Puerto Cántaros, y trepar una escalera de 740 escalones desde el puerto, o caminar desde Puerto Blest (a través de la selva valdiviana) hasta que se enuentra la escalera y se suben los 740 escalones. Elegí la segunda opción y sobreviví!!!

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    Brazo Blest

    by andal13 Updated Jul 24, 2003

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    Brazo Blest

    Lake Nahuel Huapi has many branchs; the deepest one is Brazo Blest (maximum depth: 464 m). It can be sailed from Puerto Pañuelo to Puerto Blest (a very little port); from there, you can visit Lago Frías (this lake has green waters, as green as a peas soup), or walk throug valdivian forest (amazing!), or visit Cascada de los Cántaros (a beautiful waterfall).

    El lago Nahuel Huapi tiene varios brazos; el más profundo es el Brazo Blest (profundidad máxima: 464 m). se puede navegar desde Puerto Pañuelo hasta Puerto Blest (un puertito muy pequeño); desde allí se puede visitar el lago Frías (este lago tiene las aguas verdes como sopa de arvejas), o caminar a través de la selva valdiviana (¡impresionante!), o visitar la hermosa Cascada de los Cántaros.

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    Valdivian Forest

    by andal13 Updated Jul 24, 2003

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    R��o C��ntaros

    A 40 minutes walk between Puerto Blest and Puerto Cántaros, across the valdivian forest; it is the dampest place of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, so the vegetation is really exuberant. At the end of the road you will find a 740 steps path, that leads you to a beautiful waterfall (Cascada de los Cántaros) and a hidden lake (Lago de los Cántaros).

    Una caminata de 40 minutos entre Puerto Blest y Puerto Cántaros, a través de la selva valdiviana; es el lugar más húmedo del Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, por lo que la vegetación es realmente exuberante. Al final del camino se encuentra una escalera de 740 escalones que lleva hasta la hermosa Cascada de los Cántaros y un lago escondido, el Lago Cántaros.

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    Paso de Cordoba

    by perfectly_zen Written Dec 24, 2003

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    Paso de Cordoba

    Getting back from San Martin to Bariloche through Cordoba, that´s the kind of scenery you´ll get...
    There are many rocky walls like those....and some are very very high....

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    San Martin de los Andes

    by perfectly_zen Written Dec 23, 2003

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    Waterfall in the way to S Martin

    The route RN234 has really an amaaaaazing landscape...
    This picture is just an example of what you´ll see in the way....

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    Lago Cántaros

    by andal13 Updated Jul 24, 2003

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    Me at Lago C��ntaros

    The proof that I survived the 740 steps!!!
    Believe me, the landscape deserves the lung I lost...

    La prueba de que sobreviví a los 740 escalones!!! Créeme, el paisaje vale el pulmón que perdí...

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    Try to go to Chile

    by jcots Written Feb 25, 2003
    Argentina - Chile

    If the weather is good you can go to Chile and get to Osorno.
    Rent a car and go away.
    You surely find spectacular views while you are croosing Los Andes.

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