Hiking Bariloche

The view from atop Cerro Llao Llao
There's no better way to get to the heart of Argentina's famous Lake District than on a mountain hike around Llao Llao Municipal Park. Located just a few kilometers northwest of Bariloche, this protected area is situated on the lakeshore of Nahuel Huapi and takes up a relatively small area (just 3,000 acres). In this park exists some stunning scenery as well as a network of well-maintained hiking paths. 

This day's excursion is a moderate 3.5-hour hike that follows old trails through Patagonian-Andean forest and covers many of the area's natural highlights. One of these, Cerro Llao Llao, is the largest mountain within the park, standing 1,025-meters (3,363-feet) high. It's possible to hike to the top for a reward of postcard-worthy views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Other points of interest include the sandy beaches of Villa Tacúl, the ancient Puente Romano (Roman Bridge), and the little-visited Hidden Lake. Along the way, there are stops at other vantage points that offer panoramic views of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Lake Moreno, Puerto Blest, the Brazo Tristeza fjord, Mount López and Mount Capilla.

Itineraries with Hiking Bariloche

Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza, & Salta - 14 Days

Immerse yourself in Argentina's rich city and country life. Begin by exploring the culture and culinary arts of Buenos Aires. Next, head to the Lake District, where you'll embark on nature excursions in the wild and beautiful Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Then, venture to Medoza, and indulge your senses while enjoying wine and vineyard tours. Finally, visit the stunning landscapes surrounding Salta, including rugged gorges, salt flats, and painted deserts. Top it all off with a visit to San Antonio de Areco, a traditional cowboy town where you'll stay on a working estancia.