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Cerro Bella Vista

A very steep trek to a 1750m peak with excellent 360 degree views.


If arriving at 'Tambo' by taxi it will probably drop you off at the gate on the dirt track. Continue up this track for about 100m to large clearing/car parking area, this is the start of the trail (a fee is sometimes charged for leaving your car here). Continue along the trail, after a few hundred meter there is a signpost (pointing to Cerro Bella Vista to the right), follow this traila as is climbs through the forest on a steep trail before getting steeper as you reach the treeline and arrive at the ridge. Continue along the ridge to Cerro Bella Vista. From the summit it is possible to continue along the ridge for about another 2kms to a summit thats 10m higher than Cerro Bella Vista. Return by the same route.

Water: Take with you all the water you need for the day.

Is the stream water safe to drink? As with any mountain region where lots of people trek, there will be pollution of water sources. The refuges provide safe drinking water; whilst out on the trails I would recommend treating water from streams found in the more popular areas and taking other water sources on a case by case basis depending on the stream source.

Camping / Mountain Huts

One day trek, no camping or refugio options.


The best option that I personally use is to take the local bus to KM 12,5 on Bustillio then take a remis to the trail head. 'Remises Bustillo' (0294) 4463003. A Remis is just like a taxi, but it has to be reserved by phone or at their office.

If finishing your trek at 'Tambo' it's about 6kms along a gravel road to the nearest bus! If you have a cell phone you can call 'Remises Bustillo' (see above). SECURITY NOTE: There have been a number of robberies over the last few years of people walking along this gravel road from the trail head back to the main road.

If arriving by car you can park in grassy clearing at the trail head. Sometimes a small fee is charged.

Unfortunately security is becoming more of an issue each year. Never leave anything in view in your car not even a jacket on the back seat, and never leave your equipment or any valuables in the car if you can help it....this also includes downtown Bariloche where break-ins have even been taking place in the busy main street.

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