Bariloche, one of the most important cities in Patagonia, is a place that can be enjoyed all year round. This pleasant town lies on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake, in the Andes. Snow-capped mountains, glaciers, dense woods and crystalline lakes have turned this spectacular natural environment into one of Argentina’s major outdoor recreational areas. You can practice all kinds of sports here such as trekking, rafting and diving. In winter this place is a must for skiers coming from all over the world. Besides, Bariloche is also a gorgeous city with a European style architecture, an idyllic scenery with leafy trails to walk around. The city offers incredible activities and sightseeing such as Nahuel Huapi National park with glacial lakes and rushing rivers that flow into the ocean; Circuito Chico, a great option with breathtaking views and multiple activities to do like walking along the woods, horse riding, climbing, among many others.
Nahuel Huapi National Park: Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi boasts views of mountain peaks, glaciers, rushing rivers, verdant forests, wildlife, the spectacular lake itself and all-year recreational activities.
Sports and Recreational Activities: Ride a horse, bike, walk, trek, hike, or parasail through and over the forested hills for rest and relaxation and many scenic views. Trekking options are Refugio Frey, Cerro Leones and Cerro Lopez. Cyclists enjoy the Circuito Chico.
Chocolate: The plentiful shops in town offer enough variety to please the chocoholic. "Frantom" will whet your appetite for more and you'll find plenty to savor at "Mamushka", "Estrella Alpina", "Rapa Nui", "Abuela Goye", "Fenoglio" and "Tante Frida".
Circuito Chico: Bike the beautiful half-day 60km route around the lakes. Riding clockwise is the easiest way, but if cycling isn't for you, take a bus and enjoy the views.
Museums: Museo de la Patagonia, in the Centro Cívico has a sections for Natural Science, Anthropology and regional history and a room for exhibitions. Other good choices are the Museo del Lago Gutierrez, in Villa Los Coihues and Museo Paleontológico on Costanera Avenue.
Nightlife and Restaurants: Plenty of choice! Restaurants, bars, apres ski and nightclubs offer a variety of choices and entertainment for all budgets.