Those with a penchant for breathtaking scenery, skiing, hiking and photography will love the gateway city of Bariloche, situated in the northern Patagonia region of Argentina, in the Lago Nahuel Huapi National Park. It is from here that lovers of the snow, launch their expeditions to the country’s renowned snow-capped Cerro Catedral and Lopez Mountains (during the months of July to September) and for adventurers to embark on the famous Chilean lake crossing of the Andes.
Bariloche boasts beautiful Swiss-style chalets accentuated by carpentry and stone masonry from Patagonia. This is mixed with world-class boutique hotels and dotted with stores dedicated to all things chocolate.
Adventures in the area include skiing, snowboarding and photography in the winter whilst summer (November to March) is ideal for nature walks and hikes, fishing and mountain biking.
Bariloche is a year-round destination, perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.
Skiing and snowboard enthusiasts will revel in delight during June and September when the mountains offer the perfect conditions for the sports. Be sure to visit the ski resort of Cerro Catedral, just outside Bariloche.
Summertime showcases the breathtaking landscapes in all of their glory, providing opportunities for adventures such as hiking, climbing and mountain biking, fishing trips and the more adventurous paragliding and rafting excursions.
While away the more tranquil hours by exploring the plentiful selection of chocolate-filled shops (this is the Chocolate Capital of Argentina after all) and quaint eateries.
For a more lively evening, head to one of the many discerning nightclubs and mingle with the locals.
Bariloche is the gateway for the famous Chilean lake crossing of the Andes.
Summer (December to March)
Average daily high temperature above 19°C.
Winter (May to September)
Average daily high temperature below 9°C.