Things to do in Bariloche

During the summer months (November-March), you might spend a week or so in Bariloche; enjoying trekking, cycling, and kayaking in the nearby Nahuel Huapi National Park (15 miles away in the north-eastern corner of the lake). You can also make the most of the white water rafting opportunities on the fast-flowing Rio Manso in Nahuel Huapi National Park. 

If you find yourself with just a day or half day to spare in Bariloche itself in between treks or other activities, take a look at our blog post about Things to do in Bariloche, from cycling around the stunning shoreline of the Nahuel Huapi Lake to sampling some of the finest beer, lager and stout in South America at a number of microbreweries.


Trekking: Day Hikes

Mount Bella Vista

Be rewarded with spectacular views of the Argentinian Lake District from the summit of Mount Bella Vista on this off-the-beaten-track day hike. You'll begin climbing through transition forest, which gives way to bamboo-like trees and then to lengas. Whenever the cover of these trees breaks, you can enjoy far-reaching vistas. The latter part of the ascent is quite steep and on the way back down, you follow the same path.


Summiting Cerro Bellavista, Nahuel Huapi NP

Tronador Valley

After a short drive from Bariloche along the shore of the Mascardi Lake, hike the valley under the shadow of the mighty Mount Tronador with its cracking glaciers and cascading waterfalls. This is an easy day hike to allow yourself to be absorbed in the verdant landscapes of this region of Argentina.


Lago Frías

Cycling: Day Rides

Manso River Valley

Mountain bike along the best single track in the Argentinian Lake District on this day ride near Bariloche. Cross hanging bridges over Rio Manso, ride along the river's bank and ford streams as you appreciate the clear green-blue water, spectacular waterfalls and plentiful flora of this valley.


Biking on bridges in Bariloche


The lakes around Bariloche make for fantastic kayaking opportunities, whatever your experience and appetite for adventure. Spend a day on the clear blue waters to get a taste for the Lake District's verdant landscapes, or embark on a longer trip to fully explore this beautiful region.


Kayaking on the crystal clear waters in the Nahuel Huapi NP

Horse Riding

Exploring the Argentinian Lake District on horseback is a great way to enjoy the region's wide open spaces and discover the many lakes and mountains. Set out from Bariloche on a day's ride, base yourself at a working estancia for an authentic gaucho experience or ride across the Andes into Chile.


Explore from a Luxury Lodge in Bariloche

Just 25 mins from downtown Bariloche, stay at a lovely lake-side lodge in the heart of the Argentinean Lake District. This is our favourite full-board property in the region, offering a multi-activity holiday against a backdrop of relaxing lakes and forested mountainsides.

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Where to Stay in the Argentine Lakes?

Accommodation options in the Argentinian lakes range from luxury lodges and working estancias set in beautiful scenery, to hotels and hostels in the regions towns.

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Main landmarks around Bariloche

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