Bariloche Multisport Tour
We are suggesting a 4 day tour to include hiking, kayaking and mountain biking, but you can substitute or add a day or more of horseback riding or rafting or hiking or kayaking
Day 1 - arrive Bariloche where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Days 2-3 - choose 2 full day tours from these options:
Hiking in the National Park
Easy to demanding. Private service only.
Operates: Daily from October to May. Pick up time is normally 9am and we should be back at our hotel around 4pm.
Bariloche is an excellent base for the massive selection of adventure activities the region offers. Rather than a fixed program with rigid itineraries, we can instead tailor the programs to the individual depending on their interests, as there is something for everyone in the Lake District: from the forests and high alpine terrain hikes, to the stunning glaciers, lakes and biking trails. When putting together these excursions we will take into account the changeable weather, mountain conditions and client preferences, with enough flexibility to create the perfect itinerary for each of our guests on the day. Whether it’s a leisurely walk in incredible scenery, or something a bit more strenuous, the guides are highly knowledgeable and well-travelled.
One of the most popular hikes is a walk up to Cerro Llao Llao lookout, a fantastic place to enjoy fabulous, and well-earned views of the Nahuel Huapi Lake and surrounding mountains, including the glaciers which sit atop the distant Mount Tronador. From the lookout, we trek back to the trail head, and take a short drive to Bahia Lopez, the starting point for the Brazo Tristeza Trail, which reaches its summit on a giant natural granite dome at the base of Cerro Lopez, providing spectacular views of Tristeza Bay and Cerro Capilla. This hike is relatively easy, though takes in some of the most wonderful scenery of the region.
Operates: Daily, year-round with restrictions in July & August (ski season). Pick up time is normally 9am and we should be back at our hotel around 4pm.
Easy to demanding . Private service only.
Kayaking the peaceful waters of Lake Moreno is suitable for people of all levels of fitness and ability. After a safety briefing, jump aboard our two-man kayaks and enjoy a couple of hours gently paddling around the Llao Llao Peninsula. This is a fantastic way to explore the many lakes, inlets and waterways of the area. Much of the day will be in very remote stretches of water, giving an unforgettable feeling of venturing into the pristine wilderness at leisure, with no-one around to spoil the party.
Weather permitting; it is possible to complete a full circumnavigation of the peninsula which will afford an untold number of memorable views, wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Alternatively, if you prefer, we can return to our launching site sooner and trek one of the surrounding trails. We will be using fiberglass double sea kayaks which are very stable. Single kayaks can be provided for experienced kayakers.
Hike and Kayak
Operation: From October through April. Pick up time is normally 9am and we should be back at our hotel around 4pm.
Total hiking distance: 5 miles (8 km) mostly flat / Total hiking time: 1.5 hours / Elevation gain/drop: 200 feet.
Private departures only.
Today, we will drive to Lopez Bay for a health and safety briefing, before hopping into our boats, spending around 2-hours paddling the waters of Moreno Lake, during which we will moor up on a small island for a picnic lunch. This break provides the ultimate opportunity to not only re-fuel, but also sit and take in the fantastic scenery, before jumping back into the kayaks and further exploration of this beautiful shoreline. In the afternoon, we hike to the Tristeza inlet lookout point. The trail is easy and well-travelled, leading us to an ideally located granite dome, known for the incredible vistas over the neighbouring glaciated Tronador peak, and a 12-mile-long narrow inlet while standing atop it. Due to the diverse topography of the area, we can tailor the day to all ages and levels of fitness.
Includes: Kayaks (double kayaks- safe and stable) – certified guide – support vehicle – meals as per the description (special diets can be accommodated if known in advance).
Day 4 - breakfast, then transfer to the airport
Sample 2021 Season Rate per person in US : (may change during holidays):
Other Active Options
Full day rafting the Manso River
Full Day - October to April – 10:00am to 7:00pm.
Level of difficulty: Easy. Class II- III. Shared departures.
Depart Bariloche towards Lake Steffen passing by lakes Gutierrez, Mascardi and Guillermo. Once at Lake Steffen, at around midday, we change into our rafting gear. After a safety briefing brief, we are ready to go down the Río Manso.
Surrounded by high peaks and exuberant forests, our raft drifts downstream while we watch the rich flora of the National Park: coihue, ciprés, arrayán, maitén, radal, colihue cane, chilco, etc. We can also enjoy birdwatching, will probably see King Fischer, Black-Faced Ibis, Southern Lapwing. The crystal-clear waters of the Manso will allow us to watch different kinds of trout as well.
After approximately an hour and a half, we stop in a beautiful sandy beach, where our guides will prepare lunch. A long table with a variety of fresh food: bread, dressings, cold meat, cheese, vegetables, fruit, something sweet and juice, all set in such a way that our guests can freely prepare an original sandwich or pick the food of their choice.
Around 3:00pm we are all set to resume the trip. From here on, the Manso becomes more and more thrilling. In the summertime, sun invites us to enjoy a plunge in the lukewarm backwaters. After merging with Río Villegas, we run the most exciting rapids. Once we arrive the Lower Manso valley, the trip concludes.
The van will be waiting for us at Puerto Manso. We change into some dry clothes and enjoy an exquisite snack at the cozy quincho (shed). We then start our trip back to Bariloche, arriving around 7pm.
Includes: Round trip transportation to/ from Bariloche, expert guides, rafting equipment (with waterproof pants and jackets), safety kayak, lunch and snack .
Important: Participants must have their passports or ID cards as the National Park authority may ask to see them. Minimum age required: 6 years old.
Full day Rafting to the Border
Full Day – October to April – 9:00am to 7:00pm.
Moderate difficulty- (Class III – IV). Shared departures.
Setting off from Bariloche after breakfast, we head down the famous Route 40 to the south edge of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, driving along the path of the Rio Manso and ultimately reaching ‘John’s Ranch’ base camp. Here we will take a cup of coffee, will have a safety briefing with a qualified local guide, get kitted out in wet suits, and prepare for the thrill of this section of the Manso River. The early stages of this rafting adventure are relatively calm, but the exciting rapids soon become more challenging and engaging, with verdant greenery marking the way for much of the paddle. Careering through narrow canyons, lush vegetation and grand gorges, we will eventually cruise toward the frontier, and Chilean border, full of adrenaline!
Our trip ends when we get to the Chilean border. We load our equipment and we start our way back to John’s ranch along the road that goes along an old muleteers’ path. On our way, we will border streams and cross creeks.
When we arrive at John’s ranch, we will be surprised not only by the warm hospitality of the family, but also by the unequalled beauty of this typical Patagonian ranch. We will have time to enjoy a delightful Patagonian asado (grilled meat – not included, at an additional cost). Then, we return to Bariloche, arriving at the hotel at around 7 p.m.
Includes: Round trip transportation to/from Bariloche, expert guides, rafting equipment, safety kayak, river clothes (neoprene suit and waterproof jacket) and morning coffee.
Conditions: Rafters must have a reasonable level of fitness (enough for a two-hour trek) and be able to swim. Previous rafting experience recommended.
Important: Participants must have their passports or ID cards as the National Park authority may ask for an entrance fee (subject to confirmation). Minimum age: 14 years old.