El Bolsón & Lago Puelo
Located at appr. 120 km south from Bariloche, the El Bolsón & Lago Puelo area is amazing!
El Bolsón is a bohemian village with a unique atmosphere cherished by nature lovers and artisans. They locally produce delicious artisan beers (+30 breweries!) and grow berries. The handicraft market in town is famous for its quality and is opened on Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun & public holidays.
The Cerro Amigo viewpoint in El Bolsón is a short little outing, close to town and very relaxed. The whole area is a real nature paradise! A 15km drive from el Bolsón will get you to the Piltri’s “plataforma”. This is the starting point of a 40min walk to Bosque Tallado, a beautiful forest with wooden sculptures or hike 2,5hr steep up to the top of the impressive Cerro Piltriquitrón (2284m).
Hikers are gonna love El Bolsón & Lago Puelo with its big quantity of trails and 14 refuges, perfect for day trips or multi-day treks! Crystal clear rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, mountain peaks, hidden lagoons and thousand year old trees are the rewards for tiring yourself out!
The popular & magnificent Lago Puelo National Park is located 18 km south from El Bolsón and has beaches to swim, boat tours, high cliffs, impressive views and trekking trails such as the one to Los Hitos. It is very easy to reach by bus (every hour from El Bolsón & Lago Puelo village) or (rental) bike, a gorgeous ride!
A nice half day activity is the trail bordering the Río Azul in the Doña Rosa area with El Paraíso as the destination! Sounds great no? Or maybe you’d like to go horseback riding, paragliding, rafting or kayaking. One thing is for sure: El Bolsón & Lago Puelo will keep you busy for several days.
Hiking fanatic? Also inform about hiking to the Cochamó area in Chile!