Circuito Chico Excursion in Bariloche (Short Circuit)

Summary

The Shorter Trail tour begins in downtown Bariloche. Driving along the edge of the southern banks of Nahuel Huapi lake, as you follow Bustillo avenue, you'll find the Regatta Club, at milestone 20. The San Pedro peninsula and Puerto Bueno are beautiful spots where you can enjoy the amazing scenery and discover a small cave. After going around the peninsula, you'll reach Villa Llao Llao at milestone 23. You'll find a stunning viewpoint and other attractions in the area including the Llao Llao hotel, with its magnificent natural environment, the Llao Llao municipal park, where you can take quiet walks through the woods and Saint Edward's chapel, whose architecture blends with the surrounding environment. You'll see Puerto Pañuelo, the starting point of the lake tours and Victoria Island, the Myrtle Woods and Puerto Blest. The trail continues deep into the Llao Llao peninsula. At milestone 30, a road opens that takes you to Villa Tacul, overlooking the Llao Llao bay. The circuit then takes you to Escondido Lake, where you can visit the Tourist Information office. Once you leave the peninsula, at milestone 33, the road crosses the Angostura stream. From here you can take a detour that leads to the Bahía López area, where you’ll find the rocky walls of mounts López and Capilla. Following the Shorter Trail, when you get to milestone 40 you'll find another panoramic viewpoint - 945 meters (3,100 feet) above sea level - with an excellent view of the Moreno lake and the Llao Llao peninsula. Traveling along the banks of Moreno lake, at milestone 42, you'll see the bridge that connects the east and west sides of the lake. There you can take a detour to the left to discover Colonia Suiza, where you can visit the small farms and campsites and have a delicious cup of tea. Resuming the circuit route, 17 kilometers (10 miles) from the city you'll find Mount Campanario: From the viewpoint and cafeteria located at the top you can enjoy the most incredible panoramic views. Finally, at milestone 45, you begin heading back toward Bariloche.

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Duration
3 hours
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Why take this tour?

This is the most traditional tour in Bariloche. It's a beautiful excursion where the city, woods, the lakes and mountains come together.

What’s included?

  • Guided tour

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  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Tour the Curcuito Chico to get a taste of Bariloche's gorgeous natural attractions during this half-day excursion. In downtown Bariloche, see the houses of pioneers who settled the area, the Nautical Club and the Melipal neighborhood. Skirt Lake Nahuel Huapi on the journey to attractions like San Eduardo Chapel, Puerto Pañuelo and the Llao Llao Hotel. Stand in the shadow of the impressive Mt Campanario, looming 3,444 feet (1,050 meters) tall. In the short, 37-mile (60-km) journey, view the regions mountains, lakes and verdant forests. Round-trip transportation from Bariloche hotels is included.

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