What’s the Big Deal About Bariloche?

April 1, 2019 - 1 minute read

Located at the eastern end of the Cruce Andino route through the Chilean Lake District and the southern Andes, Bariloche has a well-deserved reputation as Argentina’s “capital of adventure tourism.”

Set beside a huge lake at the foot of the Andes, the city offers all kinds of summer excursions: trekking and canopy walks, rafting and hiking, climbing and rappelling, horseback riding and mountain biking, lake sailing and river kayaking, fishing and freshwater scuba diving, or just lazing on the beach.

As summer fades, Bariloche pulls on its winter coat to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and other cold-weather favorites.

Each season exposes unique aspects of the Patagonian landscape and a variety of sights and adventures to satisfy just about any traveler.

Located in the Nahuel Huapi National Park and bordering the large glacial lake with the same name, San Carlos de Bariloche (to use the city’s full name) is surrounded by snow-capped peaks towering well over 6,500 feet, offering picture-postcard views in nearly every direction.

Bariloche is also renowned for its Alpine-style architecture and Argentina’s best chocolate and craft beer.

In other words, a pretty cool place to hang for a couple of days before or after your Cruce Andino journey.

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