Bariloche For Mountain Biking

The MOST popular mountain bike trail in Argentina.

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The region surrounding San Carlos de Bariloche has become a local mountain bike mecca. Some of the favorite areas include: Arroyo Chacay, Arrayanes Forest, the small circuit and the great circuit.

Old Road to Colonia Suiza is an easy 11km route. This is a little-used road that links Puerto Moreno with Colonia Suiza, skirting Lake Moreno.

Catedral - Frey Trail - Lake Gutierrez is an easy to advanced 5 to 20km route. It includes trails and paths in the Catedral area with good scenic views.

Catedral, Circuito Chico and Mt Otto is a route on the west side of Bariloche. There are a wide range of trails offering various mileages and levels of difficulty.

Mt Otto is an intermediate riding area with routes from 15 to 35km. It has woodland tracks and paths.

Circuito Chico is an easy 25km route. It is a traditional trail through the Llao Llao Municipal Reserve and other points of interest.

Challhuaco Valley is an intermediate 40km route. Wide valley with lenga woods. There are many trails here, as well as the chance to cross to Ñirihuau.

Llum Lagoon is an advanced 18km route. A trail through a beautiful coihue forest to Playa del León, on Mascardi, followed by a climb to the lake.

Quetrihue Peninsula is an intermediate 24km route. A trail following the peninsula to its tip, where you will find a venerable forest of Arrayanes.

San Pedro Peninsula is an easy 14km route. A quiet road that crosses the peninsula. There is a lookout point and a couple of beaches.

Old Road to El Trébol is an easy 6km route with little traffic. This road joins the El Trébol and Barrio Casa de Piedra districts.

Challhuaco - Ñirihuau is an advanced 34km route. Crossing from one valley to the other along a bicycle path going through a beautiful lenga and ñirantal wood.

Jakob Refuge is an advanced 25km route. This is a ravine track that is fairly steep, following the Casa de Piedra Stream up to the refuge.

Meiling Refuge is an advanced 30km route. This is a zigzagging upward path that goes on through a ravine up to the Tronador refuge. It offers an excellent scenic view.

López Refuge is an intermediate 22km route. The track climbs almost up to the refuge. There is a very good view.

Villa Llanquín - Pichileufu River is a route that crosses the steppes and offers excellent scenery.

Paraje El Manso is a 45km route that follows the Manso River and crosses swing bridges on the way up to the Chilean border.

Gutierrez Lake is a 20km route. It starts on the shores of Gutierrez Lake and heads up to Villa Catedral. Then the route heads through the forest to Casa de Piedra stream and then onto Moreno Lake.


Local Contact(s):  Argentina Tourism (212) 603-0443; Andes Cross guide service 54-9-2944-633581; Dirty Bikes 54 (2944) 425-616.

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Article Source:   Best Bariloche Mountain Biking Review

Date Published:  5/21/2016

Date Updated:  8/12/2016

ID:  20932

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