On the northern side of the Nahuel Huapi lake, 95km's from Bariloche (1 hour 15 minutes by public transport: ViaBariloche), Villa la Angosutra is known as “el jardín de la Patagonia” the garden of Patagonia. There isn't a hut/refuge system like in Bariloche and the trails are less well documented but the are numerous options (good map reading skills needed). To get an idea of the trails, have a look at the recent 'La Mision' Race route map that covered about 160km on mountain trails: http://lamisionrace.com.ar/lm/recorridos/
Getting to Villa La Angostura from Bariloche:
All buses to Villa la Angostura leave from Bariloches main bus terminal - take bus no. 20 from downtown bariloche to get to the bus terminal. For timetables head to: http://viabariloche.com.ar/, they list the following companies with services: ViaBariloche & Albus. Tickets for any of these services can be purchased either from the bus station or from the ViaBariloche office on the main street in downtown Bariloche: Mitre 321. Remember in peak season try and purchase your ticket at least a day in advance or a few days ahead over peak weekends and bank holidays.
The trail on the Península de Quetrihue can be walked in a day. It's a round trip of about 6 to 8 hours. There's also the possability to take a boat to the end of the Peninsular to the Bosque Arrayanes and walk back. You can also do this in reverse but make sure you have purchased tickets in advance and be sure to leave enough time to walk the trail!
Entrance to the Park - Fees
The Peninsular is also the 'Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes' and there is a fee of AR$65 charged for foreigners to enter the park. This can be paid in the information cabin at the start of the trail.
|Duration:||6 - 8 hours leisurely round trip|
|Distance:||24km's round trip|
|Ascent:||A few short sharp ascents some with steps|
|Start / Finish||Bahia Quintupuray - 3km from center of Villa la Angostura|
|Park Entrance:||AR$ 65, Los Arrayanes National Park|
You can download a spanish version of the Nahuel Huapi National Parks info brochures:
Sendero Y Miradores Parque Nacional Arrayanes
For the more adventerous the Aoneker map (scale: 1:60,000) for Villa la Angostura shows some of the trekking trails not described below.
The Villa La Angostura Tourist Information office (Tel: 0294 4495941) in the main street (30 meters from the bus terminal) should be able to provide an information pamphlet with some short trails. A digital copy can bee seen by clicking on the images below:
The information contained on this website is no substitute for a qualified Mountain Guide and the site author accepts no responsibility for inaccurate or outdated information (nor omission of information), nor any accident or injury sustained while carrying out the treks described here. This website has no affiliation with any of the refuges or businesses mentioned within it and does not receive commission or operate in any way for commercial gain.