San Carlos de Bariloche

Cerro Tronador
Cordillera Andes

Visit the black glacier ventisquero negro, see the cerro tronador and a waterfall over an overhanging cliff named saltillo de las nalcas, near the village of pampa linda. the busride takes about two hours, and costs ar$ 90 return or ar$ 45 one-way transitando, 20 de febrero 300, bariloche. there is an additional entrance fee to the national park of ar$ 50 foreigners. with this bus, you have to hike the last 7 km to the glacier, which is a beautiful experience as there is a hiking trail and the road shows amazing landscape. some tourist buses take you right to the sights. near the lookout there is confiteria which sells overpriced food although location is remote and the place astonishing.

Cerro Otto

(http://www.telefericobari...) - viewpoint over the area of bariloche. transport there includes in the price of the cable car which cost 70 peso both ways bus+cable car or less one way while the other way you can hike or take a mountain bike9 km from the city, about 2.5 hours when hiking down. the rotating restaurant at the top has some impressive vistas of the region average meal costs about $25 pesos and there are some nice hiking trails behind the restaurant.

Cerro López

Take the #10 bus to get there and back. in late spring/summer/early autumn there's a trekking trail to the mountain shelter not as easy as otto's. it takes about 3 hours to get there and can be quite tiring, but the views from the shelter are impressive. be sure to bring along water and some fruit to keep your energy. colonia suiza, a swiss-like borough, is nearby.

Kayak
Camping Lago Gurierrz

Pura vida half day tours in gutierrez lake

Cerro Catedral
Km. 11

(http://catedralaltapatago...) - it has the biggest ski centre in south america, with a skiable area of 2 kmâ² 0.77 sq mi, over 100 km 62 miles of ski runs, and a lift capacity of 22,200 skiers per hour. it is located 12 miles from bariloche. if you enjoy hiking, there is trail to the frey refugio which takes about 6.5 hours 4 up, 2.5 down. look for the trailhead in the far corner of the parking lot.

Rafting

Several agents offers rafting on the grade i rio limay or the grade iii/iv rio manso. there are several outfitters that organize full day tours with lunch included.

Hiking with Local Mountain Guide

(http://www.patagoniatrave...) - guided bilingual hikes with mountain guide maxi schoffel in nahuel huapi national park. trek bariloche (http://www.trekbariloche.com) provides a comprehensive guide to the trekking routes in the national park.

Los Siete Lagos

the seven lakes - all-day tour by bus to see the seven picturesque lakes between bariloche and san martin de los andes, with lunch at smdla, followed by a return trip through the arid pampas where you can see much of the local fauna along the way.

Paragliding

Ernesto gutierrez, 02944-462234 / 02944-15413037 parapente@bariloche.com.ar offers 30 minute tandem flights for ar$250 and an additional ar$20 to ar$30 transportation cost, depending on the location cerro otto or cerro cathedral.

Horseriding

(http://www.dinmapatagonia...) horseriding tours to the nahuel huapi national park from bariloche in english/spanish/german. also try tom wesley cabalgatas (http://www.cabalgatastomw...), their 3 hour lake ride is amazing.

Historical Steam Train

(http://www.trenhistoricoa...). a full-day journey into the steppe, riding a 1912's railway, which has been rebuilt keeping its original features. more info at the website (http://www.trenhistoricoa...)

Brittania School of English and Spanish

(http://www.coined.com.ar). housed in a swiss/bavarian style store front, the school is part of argentina's coined spanish school system.

ABC Spanish School

(http://www.abcspanish.com.ar). right in the city center.

Patagonia School

(http://www.patagoniaschool.com). spanish courses

Bariloche School

(http://www.barilocheschoo...). study spanish in bariloche-

La Montaña Spanish School

(http://www.lamontana.com). spanish courses and more in bariloche