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Half day walks in Bariloche

If you don't have much time or just prefer a shorter stoll here are a selection of some short outings. These are generally accessible year round.

Cerro Llao Llao (2 to 3+ hours) cerro llao llao (see map at bottom of page)

A small hill with great views. If catching to bus to Llao Llao alight at Puerto Panuelo (the last but one stop - or just stay on the bus until the Hotel Llao Llao (ggod photo opportunities of lago Moreno) then walk the 300m back down the hill. Head along the circuito chico road for 10 - 15 minute past the 'Green Christ' on the left and after a further 5 minute you come to the start of the trail. This trail starts off flat for before a gentle incline and after about 30 - 40 minutes there is a turning on the left with a sign marking it as the route to Cerro Llao Llao. The trail to the top takes about 25 - 30 minutes and offer spectacular view over the Nahuel Haupi Lake. One at the top you have to return via the same route then can either go back the way you came to Llao Llao or turn left and follow the trail to Villa Tacul head onto the 'Sendero de los Arrayanes'.

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Sendero de los Arrayanes (1- 1.5 hour round trip) sendero de loa arrayanes (see map at bottom of page)

A short but beautiful forest walk. A ten to fifteen minute walk from Llao Llao bus stop (or park at the start of the trail) by the 'Green Christ' The trail undulates as it follows the shoreline of Lago Moreno, passes a small cluset of Arrayan trees, Moreno Beach and the Moreno viewpoint with spectacular view out over Cerro Lopez.

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Cerro Campanario (30 - 40 minutes one way) sendero de loa arrayanes (see map at bottom of page)

From the base of the Carro Campanario chair lift (KM 17,5 on the Bustillo Road) look for the start of the trail on the right hand side of the lift. A great workout and saves you the chairlift fee. Cerro Campanario web page:


Colonia Suiza (1.5+ hours) sendero de loa arrayanes (see map at bottom of page)

For beautiful forest and a pristine clear river, head out on the trail to Refugio Laguna Negra and stop when you find a nice spot by the river.

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'Los Duendes' waterfall, Mirador Lago Gutierrez & 'Muñoz' beach (Lago Guiterrez) cascada de los duendes (see map at bottom of page)

Forest walks, panoramic viewpoint and beaches. Take the bus no. 50 to Los Coihues. The bus will drop you in Los Coihues - then it's a 2km walk down the gravel road to the start of the trail. The trail to the waterfall is easy (10 minutes); the trail that continues to the view point is quite steep (30 minutes). There is a nice beach by the start of the trail.

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Other Walks

Bosque Arrayanes (In Villa la Angostura)

A bit further a field but a worthwhile option if you don't take the boat trip there. From Bahia de la Flecha in Villa la Angostura there is a visitors centre with info about the trail. A Park Entrance fee is payable to walk the trail. 24 KM's round trip - maybe able to take the boat one way (expensive).

Playa Leones (Lago Mascardi)

From the north side of Lago Mascardi there is a campsite where you can park your car, then follow the trail down the west shoreline of the lake to the secluded beach of 'Playa Leones'


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